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Program can help businesses thrive during the COVID-19 crisis

There are many loan and funding programs available to help businesses try to survive the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.Training and resources on how to reopen and build business may be even more valuable in these crazy times.The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a national not-for-profit ...

Foundation and businesses working to promote historic Lahaina Town

With any meaningful level of tourism delayed until September at the earliest, what can be done to draw locals to Lahaina and improve business?Under the leadership of Lahaina Restoration Foundation, a group of businesses is creating ways to promote historic Lahaina Town.First on the list was a ...

Help equip students for the new school year

We are just days away from the scheduled opening of the 2020-21 school year in the Lahaina Complex on Aug. 4.While many facets of the upcoming year are up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two things are certain: students need school supplies, and many West Maui families are struggling ...

What will happen with fall sports?

As an integral part of the high rate of success of Lahainaluna High School sports for over two decades, Athletic Trainer and Assistant Athletic Director Jon Conrad has had an inside perspective of the complex mechanics of the programs at the historic West Side campus. So today, with educational ...

Help explain the impact of COVID-19

Chambers of Commerce across the state and the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) are partnering to conduct a survey to study the business impact of COVID-19. Businesses can go to www.surveyshare.com/s/AYA9K9C to take the survey.This is a follow-up survey that measures ...

Register and vote from home

Are you registered to vote? If you want to vote from home, the deadline to register for the Aug. 8 Primary Election is Thursday, July 9, at 4:30 p.m.Simply visit elections.hawaii.gov and click "Register to Vote." You must have a current Hawaii Driver's License or State ID to enter the online ...

Support the Computers for Kids Project

Princess Nahi'ena'ena Elementary is a Title I School, and many students do not have access to a computer in their homes.This could be a problem if there is a future shutdown due to COVID-19, or parents want their children to learn from home.The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset aims to address the ...

Learn ways to be ocean-friendly

How can we build some ocean-friendly activities into our current reality, in an unobtrusive way that respects everyone's priorities and circumstances?Two West Maui environmental heroes, Tova Callender and Liz Foote, will share ideas during a Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset Zoom meeting that ...

Campaign to help reduce cigarette litter

During the annual International Coastal Cleanup, cigarette butts and plastic pieces are among the most commonly found items along beaches and shorelines in Maui County and around the world.According to Tobacco Free Life, "The abundance of cigarette butts in the ocean and the toxic chemicals ...