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Maui Prep Class of 2021 is ‘an incredibly special group’

NAPILI — The Class of ’21 at Maui Preparatory Academy is about to venture into the world with an opportunity to discover and pursue their passion. Acknowledging that the transition from high school to college represents the students’ next adventure, the West Side community sends the ...

Twenty-four Valedictorians lead Lahainaluna Class of 2021

LAHAINA — The sterling tradition of Lahainaluna High School was carried forward on May 23, as the 244 seniors of the Class of 2021 received their diplomas and walked the line in the evening ceremony held at Sue D Cooley Stadium on campus. Attendance was limited to family members due ...

Model of famous whaling ship to be installed in Old Lahaina Courthouse

LAHAINA — Bill Moorehead, a frequent visitor to Maui who has been making models since he was eight years old, recently completed a model of a famous whaling ship: the Charles W. Morgan. The intricate and finely detailed model of the only surviving wooden whaleship from the 1800s ...

Zach Bailey Jr. named new athletic director at Maui Prep

NAPILI — The quality educational experience at Maui Preparatory Academy continues to thrive as the independent learning center at the foothills above Napili expands its administrative staff to better serve its enrollment. Head of School Dr. Miguel Solis recently announced the ...

In-stream flows set for traditional kalo farming communities in West Maui

HONOLULU — With support of written and virtual testimony from cultural practitioners, lineal descendants, keiki and kupuna on the importance of stream flow to support their livelihood and the ‘aina, the Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management last week adopted in-stream flow ...

Don Rosenthal has fond memories of his 40 years in Lahaina

LAHAINA — In 1973, Red and Ione Rosenthal decided that enough was enough. The snow, ice, wind and freezing temperatures of Minnesota had taken its toll on the family of mom, dad, and their six children, so they packed their belongings and left White Bear Lake and headed west to the dreamscape ...

It’s all about coffee! From seed to cup

LAHAINA — Coffee, a daily lift and support to many, especially during the COVID-19 lockdown, has roots on the West Side. James “Kimo” Falconer, a fifth generation Lahaina resident, grower of 100% Maui Origin Coffee and president of MauiGrown Coffee Incorporated, offers a unique ...

Dr. Norm Estin: Get vaccinated, so life can return to normal

#HIGotVaccinated! is the battle cry of the newly immunized in Hawaii. Dr. Norm Estin of Doctors On Call is lead crusader battling against the global pandemic in our corner of the planet using vaccination strategy as his sword. “I’ve been working with the Hawaii ...

Alumni and volunteers restore the ‘L’ above Lahainaluna High School

LAHAINA — Through the rainbow mists or brilliant sun-drenched mountain slope panoramas of the West Maui Mountains, the “L” above the Lahainaluna High School campus serves as a beacon of light and integrity that illuminates the West Side community. Moving toward 200 years, ...