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High wave flooding in West Maui predicted through new online tool

WEST MAUI — A high-resolution, real-time wave run-up forecast tool, able to predict coastal flooding up to six days in advance, has been developed for the West Maui shoreline. The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) created the novel online tool that will help increase ...

Clifford Nae‘ole honored with Historic Preservation Award

KAPALUA — Clifford Nae‘ole, community advocate and Hawaiian cultural advisor for The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, was recently recognized with a Historic Preservation Award from the Historic Hawaii Foundation during its 47th annual Preservation Honor Awards. The awards recognize and ...

Chris Salem shines in all aspects of life

WEST MAUI — Just at the age of 14, Christopher Salem of Napili is already a bright, rising star here on the West Side. Home schooled by parents Chris and Chea Salem through the sixth grade and then studying with the Hawaii Technology Academy before enrolling at Maui Preparatory Academy this ...

Maui Prep Class of 2021 is ‘an incredibly special group’

NAPILI — The Class of ’21 at Maui Preparatory Academy is about to venture into the world with an opportunity to discover and pursue their passion. Acknowledging that the transition from high school to college represents the students’ next adventure, the West Side community sends the ...

Twenty-four Valedictorians lead Lahainaluna Class of 2021

LAHAINA — The sterling tradition of Lahainaluna High School was carried forward on May 23, as the 244 seniors of the Class of 2021 received their diplomas and walked the line in the evening ceremony held at Sue D Cooley Stadium on campus. Attendance was limited to family members due ...

Model of famous whaling ship to be installed in Old Lahaina Courthouse

LAHAINA — Bill Moorehead, a frequent visitor to Maui who has been making models since he was eight years old, recently completed a model of a famous whaling ship: the Charles W. Morgan. The intricate and finely detailed model of the only surviving wooden whaleship from the 1800s ...

Zach Bailey Jr. named new athletic director at Maui Prep

NAPILI — The quality educational experience at Maui Preparatory Academy continues to thrive as the independent learning center at the foothills above Napili expands its administrative staff to better serve its enrollment. Head of School Dr. Miguel Solis recently announced the ...

In-stream flows set for traditional kalo farming communities in West Maui

HONOLULU — With support of written and virtual testimony from cultural practitioners, lineal descendants, keiki and kupuna on the importance of stream flow to support their livelihood and the ‘aina, the Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management last week adopted in-stream flow ...

Don Rosenthal has fond memories of his 40 years in Lahaina

LAHAINA — In 1973, Red and Ione Rosenthal decided that enough was enough. The snow, ice, wind and freezing temperatures of Minnesota had taken its toll on the family of mom, dad, and their six children, so they packed their belongings and left White Bear Lake and headed west to the dreamscape ...