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Lahainaluna High School recruiting boarders for the 2021-22 school year

LAHAINA — Lahainaluna High School has begun recruiting for its Boarding Department and is accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year through March 15. Information on this unique and free educational opportunity is available at www.lahainalunahs.org (go to the “About” tab ...

New educational videos explain the ahupua‘a system

KAHULUI — Brilliant Minds Media Inc. has released a series of three educational videos to help raise awareness of the traditional Hawaiian culture of the ahupua‘a system. The videos are part of the Maui Nui Ahupua‘a Project, a community-based, collaborative signage program created ...

Jerry Brown exceeds goal by doing 1,005 push-ups in one set

LAHAINA — Kaanapali resident Jerry Brown celebrated his 68th birthday last month. On Wednesday, Feb. 10, he memorialized it by accomplishing a remarkable fitness feat: 1,005 push-ups in one set lasting two hours, nine minutes and 48 seconds. Blake Ramelb filmed the entire session and ...

Community collaborates to hold monthly Go Green Recycling

LAHAINA — Recycling is a community collaboration of the “nth” degree — a gathering of forces to do the right thing. It’s not an easy task to coordinate all the moving parts into a well-oiled, efficient success; it is complicated. Flexibility, education, accountability and patience are ...

Punana Leo Preschools offer safe and unique learning opportunities for keiki

LAHAINA — Since implementing strict health and safety protocols at its preschool campuses statewide last summer, ‘Aha Punana Leo (APL) keiki (children) and kumu (teachers) have been able to return to the classroom and continue to engage and thrive in safe learning honua (environments). ...

Foundation to conduct building assessment of the Baldwin Home

LAHAINA — Lahaina Restoration Foundation was recently awarded a $2,500 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. These grant funds will be used to complete a building assessment of the stone and coral block Baldwin Home built in 1835 in Lahaina. The assessment will ...

Wo Hing Museum sends Chinese New Year blessings: Kong Hee Fat Choy!

LAHAINA — The Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration has been a longstanding tradition at the Wo Hing Museum on Front Street and with the Chinese community of Lahaina. This year it falls on Friday, Feb. 12, and culminates on Feb. 26. In 1991, the LahainaTown Action Committee first ...

Paloma Banto earns scholarships to attend Concordia University

NAPILI — She is a bright light of optimism and integrity that will surely contribute to a positive future for the West Side community and the world at large. Eighteen-year-old Paloma Banto is a Maui Preparatory Academy senior who was recently awarded scholarships to attend Concordia ...