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County requests immediate water conservation measures

WAILUKU — The County of Maui Department of Water Supply is asking customers in West Maui and Upcountry to conserve water use for the next 24 to 48 hours because of power outages and the ongoing Olowalu brush fire. Due to power outages and the fire, the Lahaina Water Treatment Plant has ...

Hawaii’s Renaissance Man makes the world a better place

KAHAKULOA —George Kahumoku Jr., known all over the islands as Uncle George, is a multi-Grammy and Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning Hawaiian slack key guitar master, songwriter, touring performer, teacher, artist, storyteller, author and entrepreneur. He is originally from South Kona Kealia on ...

Lahaina News editor receives 2020 Mahalo Award

LAHAINA — Lahaina News Editor Mark Vieth on Dec. 15 received the prestigious Mahalo Award for the year 2020, which was presented by Barbara Potts, newly elected president, and Richard Endsley, co-founder and past president of the Lahaina Complex Education Foundation. This award is ...

A Christmas reflection: I finally get it!

Although 2020 has been an unpredictable year, filled with sheltering-in-place and canceling plans, Christmas is the perfect time to reflect on what matters most, the true meaning of the season. Taryn Bernabe, West Side account executive for Island Heritage, shared her Christmas ...

Monteleone writes book on how to achieve health and happiness

LAHAINA — West Side resident Cynthia Monteleone stands tall as an advocate for physical and emotional well-being for women and men of all ages through her work as a certified Metabolic Analytics Practitioner. Her clients range from Olympians and professional athletes to patients her ...

Lahaina DMVL office closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

LAHAINA — The Department of Finance Lahaina Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing office is closed for 10 days, beginning immediately today, after an employee reported testing positive for COVID-19. The employee is asymptomatic and self-quarantining. Other Lahaina office employees ...

County Council collects toys for kids in need

WAILUKU — Maui County Councilmembers and staff have collected donations for Maui United Way’s Holiday Toy Drive, with gifts going to kids receiving services from Maui United Way and Friends of the Children’s Justice Center, Chair Alice L. Lee said. Donations will be distributed ...

Governor Ige issues 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed a 17th COVID-19 emergency proclamation, reducing the state’s mandatory self-quarantine period for travelers entering the state and traveling between counties from 14 to ten days. The new policy takes effect today, Thursday, Dec. 17 at 12:01 a.m. ...

Lahaina community helps celebrate Carolyn Kam’s 80th birthday

LAHAINA — At this time in the world, when COVID-19 weighs heavy over us all daily, who doesn’t need a warm fuzzy? This story guarantees a quiet smile, a recall of memories of Lahaina in the day it was a sleepy plantation town by the seaside. Specifically, it is about Hop Wo Store, ...