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‘Gifting Trees for Maui’ project expanding

LAHAINA — After the successful launch of the “La‘au Ha‘awi Maui — Gifting Trees for Maui” initiative at the Ka Hale a Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center on Saturday, Nov. 28, two “Tree Gifting” events will be held for the Maui community. On Saturday, Dec. 12, the first ...

Maui County seeks bar closures to stem rising numbers of COVID-19 cases

WAILUKU — With recent double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases, Maui County is seeking approval from Gov. David Ige to temporarily close bars and bar areas within restaurants for two weeks, or until Dec. 26, 2020. “The Maui District Health Office reported that numerous positive cases ...

Bogar’s pitch recognized during Mana Up Hawaii

NAPILI — For the second time in 2020, Monica Bogar has been spotlighted in the winner’s circle. The diminutive powerhouse, Lahainaluna High School Class of ’96 graduate, is walking the talk of a successful entrepreneur. The year started well for the co-founder of Napili ...

Estrella wins gold medal at United World Wrestling Junior Nationals

LAHAINA — The true grit of Maui grown youth is manifested in the club and high school wrestling programs across the county. In particular, that powerful spirit has emerged at Lahainaluna High School through the sterling accomplishments of the Luna wrestling team. Lahainaluna has ...

Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

KIHEI — The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is seeking to fill five primary and 11 alternate seats on its advisory council. The sanctuary is accepting applications for the following seats: Business/Commerce (primary and alternate); Commercial Shipping ...

‘Gifting Trees for Maui’ Project starts Nov. 28

WEST MAUI — A strong partnership of like-minded island stewards have joined forces to launch the “La‘au Ha‘awi Maui” project — “Gifting Trees for Maui” — commencing on Saturday, Nov. 28, to help heal our planet and restore the well-being of our Mother Earth. Aloha ‘Aina. ...

KBRA shares aloha with the reopening of Kaanapali Beach Resort

KAANAPALI — Kaanapali Beach Resort Association (KBRA) opens its arms with warm aloha as the resort’s refreshed properties welcome visitors once more. Following the COVID-19 shutdowns in the spring, KBRA’s member properties were closed for more than seven months. Now, ...

Officials to discuss Red Cross Ready Rating program

WEST MAUI — Gordon Gillis, assisted by Jenny Worth, will be representing the American Red Cross and will make a presentation to the Zoom meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Their presentation will feature information about the Ready Rating ...

Comment period open for Front Street project

LAHAINA — The county Department of Public Works is proposing improvements to Front Street to protect the scenic thoroughfare; address extensive deterioration sustained by the seawall, sidewalk, railing, planters, benches and bollards from exposure to the salt environment and wave impacts; and ...