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Lahainaluna High School sports seasons to start Sept. 24

LAHAINA — After the Aug. 20 false start for interscholastic sports — read football — the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) announced last week a new schedule with Sept. 24, as the new start-up date for public school athletics. The schedule includes an 11-week regular season ...

Na Hoaloha ‘Ekolu makes key donations to Maui schools in need

LAHAINA — For over ten years, employees of Old Lahaina Lu‘au, Star Noodle and Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop have held annual school supply drives to help back-to-school efforts for families who need assistance in providing school supplies for their keiki. Collecting and ...

Maui Jam Band releases new slack key guitar mele special

LAHAINA — The Maui Jam Band is crooning and tuning with sweet melodies on their latest release, “Aloha Ku‘u Hawai‘i Aloha E.” The 12-track ki ho‘alu (slack key guitar) mele special is guaranteed to soothe the effects of Covid Stress — like slipping in a cool mountain stream on a ...

West Maui pro Joshua Riccio medals in national SUP competition

WEST MAUI — With COVID-19 protocols and restrictions easing in all aspects of daily life, the resumption of standup paddleboard (SUP) racing competition came as a welcome release for aqua athletes around the world and particularly for the U.S. enthusiasts. In the first major SUP race ...

Paddling program helps veterans dealing with PTSD

Imagine the tranquility of gliding along the aqua clear glass of the near shore leeward coastlines of Maui in an outrigger canoe. Then contrast that to the hellfire trauma experiences of the combat veterans of our country dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Over ...

Rotary Clubs join forces to collect school supplies

LAHAINA — From Sept. 3-5, three Lahaina Rotary Clubs will collect school supplies for children in need. These three days of School Supplies Drives are part of the Rotary Days of Service effort. The focus of this fall effort addresses basic education and literacy and is branded ...

Lahaina community loses Joan McKelvey

LAHAINA — Well-known Lahaina businesswoman and community leader Joan D’Arcy Howes McKelvey passed away on Aug. 4, 2021. Her family noted, "After years of love, friendship, determination and spirit for her family and the Lahaina community she loved so much, she left us. She was in her ...

Lahainaluna leaders share strong connections to the historic school

LAHAINA — Lahainaluna High School is a pathway to the future connected by tradition from one generation to the next. This year is no different; two alumni are top administrators — Principal Jeri Dean and Vice Principal Ilima Greig-Hong. Both graduated in the Class of 1988, and ...

Volunteers pick up rubbish throughout Lahaina Town

LAHAINA — Lahaina Rotary Clubs, LahainaTown Action Committee, Malama Maui Nui and Improving Every Opportunity joined forces for cleanup on Saturday Aug. 14, in Lahaina Town. “Working together made this cleanup not only impactful but also fun,” said Greg Ames, board member of ...

School year opens with two new vice principals at Lahainaluna High School

LAHAINA — From 1831 to 2021, Lahainaluna High School has undeniably been the pride of the West Side. For the past 190 years, the solidarity of our community has been defined by its values, perpetuating the torch of excellence from one generation to the next. Opening Day on Aug. 4, ...