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Lahaina teens launch new nonprofit to help people and society

LAHAINA — It is a tribute to the parents and families of West Side youngsters as the spirit of malama pono — to nurture in a motherly way that which is good and righteous — is manifested in growing accounts of positive action in the community. Most recently, two Lahaina grown ...

‘Walk 2&4 Napili Beach’ benefit to support beach restoration projects

NAPILI — It’s not too late to enter the “first-ever” Napili Bay and Beach Foundation (NBBF) virtual fundraiser planned for Oct. 25. The “Walk 2&4 Napili Beach” will benefit the NBBF beach restoration projects. The goal is to raise $25,000 through individual donations, ...

Maui County travel testing program starts Thursday, Oct. 15

WAILUKU — Mayor Michael Victorino announced additional details on the pre-departure and post-arrival COVID-19 testing program for travelers seeking exemption from Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine, while staying in Maui County. All transpacific and inter-county travelers arriving into Maui ...

Firefighters battle wildfires amid very dry conditions in West Maui

WEST MAUI — We’re well into dry season, West Maui. Our mauka lands are kindling-brown from the Pali to Kapalua, and two brush fires have ravaged our hillsides since the end of September. As we don’t have water in our reservoirs, it looks like we’re going to have to hold our ...

Graham Center open at Maui Prep

NAPILI — Maui Preparatory Academy is excited to announce the opening of its Graham Center for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship on its Napili campus. The center was built in 2019 and is now eagerly being utilized by students, faculty and staff. The 992-square-foot ...

Governor Ige details COVID-19 emergency period through November

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige yesterday signed a 14th supplementary emergency proclamation that extends the COVID-19 emergency period through Nov. 30. As previously announced, the emergency proclamation leaves in place the 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers. ...

New Art Night exhibit features photos of Lahaina from the 1920s to ’40s

LAHAINA — Stunning black and white photos from the collection of Loli Nakamoto and Naoki Kutsunai will be featured at the weekly Art Night historic exhibit on the front lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum during the month of October. The exhibit will be on display from 5 to 8 p.m. every ...