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Cheyene Trecita Kaina personified the warmth of the West Side

Beloved Lahaina resident Cheyenne Trecita Kaina passed away with loved ones by her side on Aug. 9, 2021. Born and raised and living most of her life in Lahaina, she manifested the warm and kindly nature of the West Side. She was 65. She became a familiar fixture at Ace Hardware in ...

COVID-19 vaccination is our best hope to end the pandemic

With COVID-19 cases hitting record numbers in Hawaii, nearly a year-and-a-half into the pandemic, many are wearily asking how we will get through this? The answer is, as always, together. It’s likely you’ve heard differing views about the risks and benefits of ...

LETTERS for the Sept. 16 issue

Take care of each other There appears to be an undertone of good people vs. bad people when it comes to vaccinated vs. not vaccinated. When individuals choose to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, they are choosing to protect themselves from suffering from extreme symptoms of the virus that ...

Recognize Native Hawaiian leaders

Maui residents are encouraged to nominate Native Hawaiian leaders in our community for the Empowering ‘Oiwi Leadership Award (E OLA). The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is partnering with Kamehameha Schools to elevate and support the development of emerging leaders ...

Tricks and tips for photos

If you don’t have a yardstick handy, you can use your iPhone to measure anything. Open up the Measure App, and when you see the white circle with a dot in it, place the white dot where you want to start measuring. Hit the Plus button and continue raising your white dot to where ...

LETTERS for the Sept. 9 issue

Lahaina benefitted from Joan McKelvey’s talents This past month, the West Side lost a strong community leader. Joan D’Arcy Howes McKelvey has been both behind the scenes and up front in her activities to help Lahaina grow since the last century. Many organizations in our ...

Make donations to help end hunger

All through September, when you visit your local Safeway store on Maui, you’ll see signs announcing the annual Nourishing Neighbors fundraiser. In the campaign sponsored by the Safeway Foundation and supported by the Food Research and Action Center, donations at Valley Isle ...

A preview of iOS 15 features

iOS 15 coming out soon has a new addition in the Photos App called Memories. Actually, it existed before that, but it now has some cool enhancements. Tapping a photo of a dog, Apple collects more photos of the same dog, creates a collection of them and will launch a slide show ...

LETTERS for the Sept. 2 issue

Labor Day offers hope to animals Labor Day offers a powerful reminder of the crucial gains experienced by American workers in the past century. In 1894, when President Grover Cleveland proclaimed the first Monday in September as Labor Day, Americans worked 12-hour days and ...

Tips for College Applications

The Common Application opened for the 2022-23 school year on August 1st. That means that the college application season is under way, and it is time for high school seniors to get started! Here is what you need to do in the next few months to get your applications sent off to the colleges ...