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Joan McKelvey’s life centered on her family and the community

LAHAINA — On August 4th 2021, we said goodbye to a Lahaina legacy. Joan McKelvey passed away at the age of 95 with her two boys, Ian and Angus, holding her hands. Joan made countless meaningful contributions to her community, and they are remembered by all of Lahaina. From being a ...

Rotary rescue tubes project featured at Kahului Airport

KAHULUI — Hawaii Beach Safety Week was held from Aug. 22-28. Each county selected a specific topic to showcase. This year, Battalion Chief of Ocean Safety Jeffery Giesea chose to focus on rescue tube education. Two informational display tables were set up in the baggage claim area ...

Commander of Maui Civil Air Patrol to speak

LAHAINA — First Lt. Darryl Ng, commander of the Maui County Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s Zoom meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 21st. For over 50 years, the 57th Maui County Composite Squadron has been serving ...

Sugimura announces formation of Axis Deer Task Force

WAILUKU — County Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura, in partnership with Mayor Michael Victorino, announced the formation of a Maui Axis Deer Task Force to address the growing impacts of feral deer across the island. During Mayor Victorino’s news conference last week, Upcountry ...

Appointments required for September’s Go Green Recycling

LAHAINA — Go Green Recycling is a monthly, appointment-required, bulky item recycling event hosted by Malama Maui Nui for residents of West Maui. This month’s event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at 1870 Honoapiilani Highway in the parking lot behind ...

Groups to discuss environmental priorities for the 2022 legislative session

HONOLULU — Sixteen Hawaii environmental organizations are sponsoring a free online event, “Hawaii Environmental Change Agents,” that will preview environmental issues that will be priorities in the 2022 legislative session. The event features three chairs of state legislative ...

Community loses Barbara E. Sharp

On Aug. 11, 2021, Barbara E. Sharp passed away at age 89. Sharp was born May 1, 1932 and adopted by George and Grace Eastes of Bellevue, WA. She married her former spouse, Jerrold L. Sharp, in 1952 and had three children. Barbara grew up in Seattle and Bellevue, WA., ...

Surfrider cleans 1,200 pounds of trash from Awalua Beach

WEST MAUI — In just under three hours, 1,200 pounds of trash was cleaned up from West Maui’s Awalua Beach in an effort organized recently by Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter. Close in proximity to several popular surfing spots, Awalua Beach is also one of the most polluted. ...

Rotary district governor to visit three West Maui Rotary Clubs

LAHAINA — Sandy Matsui, district governor of the 52 Rotary Clubs in District 5,000 (State of Hawaii), will make a visit to the three West Maui Rotary Clubs during the week of Sept. 7-10, 2021. Matsui will visit and address the West Maui clubs on the following dates and times: Tuesday, ...