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Lindsay Ball’s contributions helped generations of Maui families

A sterling, 40-year career in education will come to an end next June, as Lindsay Ball will retire as superintendent of the canoe district Hana-Lahainaluna-Lanai-Molokai Complex Area. Ball has spent his entire adult life thus far in education as well as a dedicated wrestling coach ...

LETTERS for the Nov. 19 issue

Open the track! (The following letter was sent to county officials.) It is a beautiful sight to see community residents safely exercising in county parks and facilities — playing basketball, baseball and swimming, for instance. We now know that exercise and being outside in ...

West Maui community loses Eileen MacDonald

Her life spanned the West Maui Mountains like a vivid, springtime rainbow. It is said that she brought the unique pink torch ginger to flourish on the Valley Isle from her birthplace of Papeete, Tahiti, when she came to live in her oceanfront home in Lahaina. And it all fits so ...

College Spotlight: Saint Mary’s College of California

I had the opportunity to visit St. Mary’s this summer. Because of the pandemic, the admissions office was not open, but we were greeted by a beautiful deer at the entrance to the school, which I am guessing is a direct result of no one but the security guard at the gate being around. ...

LETTERS for the Nov. 12 issue

Mahalo for supporting Touchdowns for Tatas Our 2020 Mini-Touchdowns for Tatas event was held during every Monday Night Football game in October at Dollie’s Pub and Cafe in Kahana. We raised $2,758 for the Pacific Cancer Foundation, which was way higher than our $500 goal this year! ...

Get tested and help keep Maui County safe

It’s great to see that Maui COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations have been very low on Maui in October, even with the launch of the State Pre-Travel Testing Program three weeks ago. Regardless of daily test results, the outbreak on Lanai shows that we need to keep our guard ...

Latest iPhone update includes cool features

Well, is everyone alive after my last issue using the new iPhone upgrade and all the new features? Better lay down, because I have some really good ones to show you! Now there is a way to open and use an app by just tapping the back of your iPhone. To set this up, open up System ...

LETTERS for the Nov. 5 issue

Planet Earth is speaking through silence Since the beginning of time, Planet Earth has given us life, clean air to breathe, water to drink and so much more, and we, the human species, since our beginning, have been using this planet as a commodity — take, take, take! “Man ...

Change your lifestyle to improve migraines

Migraines manifest as persistent pain in the head and photosensitivity. Several studies suggest that lifestyle changes can reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. The following lifestyle changes can help you experience long-lasting relief from migraines. Avoid ...

Our Kupuna needs volunteers

Recognizing a need in West Maui and across the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Our Kupuna program connects sponsors with seniors. Our Kupuna is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that links Hawaii residents ages 60 and up with sponsors who are able to deliver groceries, ...