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Sailing poet Briggs writes of land and sea

January 26, 2012 LAHAINA — “Sometimes I have come to wonder/How it came to be/That the white man brought his Christian God/on his journeys ’cross the sea/First they gave us ’aina, which we then claimed as our ow. more »»

Public welcome to comment on West Maui transit hub

January 19, 2012 LAHAINA — I would like to invite members of the public to an upcoming informal meeting to talk about the potential relocation of the West Maui transit hub from its current location at The Wharf... more »»

Revisiting 2011: Voices of the year

January 12, 2012 Kapono Gecko, the fictional character who lives in Lahaina Public Library and is excited about the coming renovation project spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Lahaina, has not been heard from for... more »»

Jennifer Jenkins joins staff at Lahaina Intermediate

January 12, 2012 LAHAINA — Happy New Year! We hope the holiday season was full of joy and warmth with family and friends. It was a productive time during the break. more »»

Lahaina’s history comes to life at Ha‘ina Hou!

January 12, 2012 LAHAINA — Ha‘ina Hou! (Let the story be told!) was launched by Lahaina Restoration Foundation in December. more »»

Uwe Schulz: Unsung Lahaina hero

December 29, 2011 KAANAPALI — When Uwe Schulz, chief onsite architect of a boutique shopping center that came to be called Whalers Village, landed in California on vacation in 1970, he spoke barely a word of English. more »»

Meet two leaders in science and engineering

December 29, 2011 NAPILI — As an educator with 45 years of experience in a wide variety of schools (parochial, public, international, pre-K-12 independent, all girls, all boys, Episcopal pre-K-12), I have had the... more »»

Holidays a time to reflect on what’s important in life

December 22, 2011 WAILUKU — The holiday season is upon us, and no matter what your beliefs are, there is one common element present for each and every one of us: ‘ohana. more »»

The sailing Coon family puts down Maui roots

December 15, 2011 KAANAPALI — When Eldon Coon and sons Jim and Randy of today’s Trilogy Excursions brought the first Trilogy — actually a trimaran with three hulls — to Maui and Lanai nearly 40 years ago, little did... more »»

Everyone pitching in to help LIS reach benchmarks

December 8, 2011 LAHAINA — Holiday Greetings, everyone! LIS is just rolling with the “punches” (assessments) these days. It feels as though assessments are taking a huge chunk out of our instructional time. more »»

Up Front Lahaina

December 1, 2011 ... Well, with the very successful Halloween pau, LAHAINATOWN ACTION COMMITTEE is gearing up for the annual LIGHTING OF THE BANYAN TREE. more »»

Trilogy: Cinnamon buns and band of brothers

December 1, 2011 LAHAINA — Once, on Maui, the cinnamon bun reigned as a prime tourist attraction. more »»

Lahaina museums to launch ‘Ha‘ina Hou — Let the Story Be Told!’

November 24, 2011 LAHAINA — “Ha‘ina Hou — Let the Story Be Told!” is the name of a 12-month program created by Lahaina Restoration Foundation for the new 2012 “Second Fridays” in Lahaina promotion. more »»

Residents’ input factors in councilwoman’s decisions

November 24, 2011 WAILUKU — October and November have flown by at the County Council. I am grateful to have this column to communicate council business, keeping the public even more in the loo. more »»

Dennis ‘3 Olive’ Winnie — a bittersweet tale

November 24, 2011 KAANAPALI — Dennis J. more »»

Up Front Lahaina

November 10, 2011 Well, what a success! Halloween in Lahaina is back — congratulations to Mayor ALAN ARAKAWA, the Office of Economic Development, Planning Department and LAHAINATOWN ACTION COMMITTEE for pulling it of... more »»

Lahaina Intermediate School encouraged by first HSA scores

November 10, 2011 LAHAINA — Wow! What a difference timing makes! In the first round of HSA testing on Oct. more »»

Hawaiian Guard sponsors festival to honor Merrie Monarch

November 3, 2011 LAHAINA — The 175th birthday of the “Merrie Monarch,” King Kalakaua, who spent the first four years of his life in Lahaina and was the first king of any nation to circle the globe, will be... more »»

Up Front Lahaina

October 27, 2011 ... Well, I’m back — like it or not! Took a break to see how it felt after 17 years of writing this column, but it felt somewhat lonely. So here I am on the warpath again... .. more »»

Hawaiian wisdom from the late Charles Ka‘upu, Part II

October 27, 2011 KAPALUA — Two months after cultural icon and noted Kumu Hula Charles Ka‘upu passed away, and 129 people presented chants and lei in his memory at a memorial service, his good friend, Clifford... more »»

 
 

 

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