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Join the fight against cancer

If you're looking to make the greatest impact to save lives from cancer, the American Cancer Society said the Relay For Life Maui County is the most powerful event you can participate in.Part of the world's largest movement to end cancer, the relay will be held from 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, ...

Help prepare students for the upcoming school year

The 2019-20 school year is fast approaching, with students returning to class on Aug. 5.To help equip students, His Grace Ministries will hold a Back to School Party on Sunday, July 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wahikuli Wayside Park (Lahaina side), following a church service at 9 a.m."It's our ...

Earl ‘Chief’ Kukahiko touched many lives in West Maui

He is a man who represents the profound qualities of Christian family values, the humility of Hawaiian culture and service to community that have come to define the integrity of Lahaina. The Reverend Earl Kukahiko passed away three weeks ago to take his place alongside Our Heavenly Father, but ...

Help Lahaina Hongwanji Mission raise funds for its anniversary project

October will mark the 115th anniversary of the founding of Lahaina Hongwanji Mission.Rev. Tessan Funakura of Wailuku Hongwanji Mission in March 1904 began commuting 25 miles on horseback - over the Pali's precarious mountain trail - to start teaching Shin Buddhism in Lahaina Town.In October ...

Catugal’s spirit will live on

He will be remembered forever as a Maui grown, Lahaina Strong gentleman. Steve Catugal passed away unexpectedly last month at the age of 68, but the spirit of his enlightened personality will live on.Steve "Cat" Catugal was a loving husband, father, brother and friend who manifested the ...

Sign up for emergency alerts

Hurricane season for us began June 1, and forecasters this year predict up to eight tropical cyclones could develop from now through Nov. 30 in the Central Pacific.With weather maps looking quiet at the moment, it's the perfect time to prepare an emergency plan for you and your family.The West ...

West Maui community loses Francis Kamakawiwo‘ole Jr.

He was a giant of a man, but his presence was manifested more in the gentle kindness of his spirit than his physical being.Lahaina's Francis "Kimmie" Kamakawiwo'ole Jr. passed on to the stairway to Heaven on April 11, surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 61.He will be fondly remembered by ...

Remember the meaning of Memorial Day

Retired U.S. Air Force Soldier Frank Perry wants to renew an important Lahaina tradition.For many years, the West Maui Veterans hosted a Memorial Day Service at their hall at 198 Fleming Road in Lahaina.It was a big deal, with the hall overflowing with people and speakers like the late U.S. ...

Contribute to Lahaina’s Fourth of July fireworks

LahainaTown Action Committee needs the Maui community's help in its fundraising effort for the 2019 fireworks display celebrating the Fourth of July in Lahaina.Independence Day has become West Maui's biggest summer event and one of the largest celebrations on the island.Activities throughout ...

County takes quick action on dangerous crosswalk

A close call - nearly being hit by a car - prompted Lahaina resident Kirk Boes to act on a dangerous situation.He explained, "I was almost hit by a car as I was walking on the sidewalk near the bottom of Lahainaluna Road recently. It's not the first time. Near the Kuhua Street intersection ...