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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 ...

Tight-knit Olowalu community hopes to build new church

OLOWALU — On the West Side, we are all connected from the Pali to Honokohau, the mountains to the ocean, by blood, ohana, Honoapiilani Highway and fire. Fueled by dried grasses, drought-stricken soil, deadwood and gale force winds, wildland blazes are a hostile threat to the ...

Marty Dread: Hawaii’s Reggae Ambassador from Lahaina to the world

LAHAINA — Marty Dread, Hawaii’s Reggae Ambassador, singer, songwriter, guitar player and humanitarian, has produced numerous CDs and has performed at a variety of venues throughout the Hawaiian Islands and around the world. This year, 2021, marks 26 years since the release of Dread’s ...