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Old Lahaina Courthouse to reopen April 24

LAHAINA — Lahaina Restoration Foundation announced the re-opening of the Old Lahaina Courthouse on Saturday, April 24, which coincides with the birthday of the Lahaina Banyan Tree. Closed for a year due to pandemic regulations, the Old Lahaina Courthouse reopening will include ...

Historic Lahaina church invites community to help them clear their mortgage

LAHAINA — Waiola Church, formerly Waine‘e Church, founded in 1823 by Sacred High Chiefess Keōpūolani has been a community cornerstone for nearly 200 years. Nestled on the grounds is the impressive hall building, host of many community meetings, birthday parties, weddings, fundraisers, and ...

Planning the future: The Pioneer Mill Company Office Building

LAHAINA — Maui’s rich and diverse history influences our present generation as well as future generations. A current example is the Pioneer Mill Company Office Building, which is listed on the Hawaii Register of Historic Places. The mainstay of West Maui’s economy for many years, the mill ...

Dr. Norman Estin: Get vaccinated as soon as you can

WEST MAUI — According to the Department of Health on Maui, 23.6 percent (37,089) of the population have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; 10.6 percent (16,118) have completed two doses; and an additional 1,522 doses of single-dose Johnson & Johnson have been completed. In ...

Work on new concrete ferry pier at Lahaina Harbor set to begin April 5

LAHAINA — Construction is slated to begin April 5 on a new concrete ferry pier at the state Department of Land & Natural Resources’ Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation’s (DOBOR) Lahaina Small Boat Harbor. The new concrete ferry pier — 20 feet wide by 115 feet long — ...

Lahainaluna senior aspires to attend U.S. Naval Academy

LAHAINA — The stars are aligning brightly for Lahainaluna High School senior Julian Armstrong, as the 17-year-old paves his future pathway. As an honor student with a 4.0 grade point average in advanced placement and honors courses, and a multi-sport athlete at Lahainaluna, Armstrong ...

Rainy weather helping to ease drought in West Maui

Although current weather conditions are not conducive to spring break campouts or sunny days at the beach, there is a positive to all of this wet, West Maui. The National Weather Service (NWS) captured the good news with this six-word headline in their March 11 Drought Information ...

Maui provides a beautiful life for Gina Parola and her family

WEST MAUI — The iconic surfing documentary of the late 1960s, “The Endless Summer” by Bruce Brown, told the story of two surfers following their California dream of riding waves around the world. Their adventures took them to Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa and, of course, to the South ...

The Nature Conservancy publishes first coral reef atlas for West Maui

HONOLULU — The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has released the Atlas of the Reefs of West Maui, a comprehensive report compiling 20 years of data detailing changes in the abundance and diversity of marine life in West Maui. The first- of-its-kind atlas includes data collected by public and private ...