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Lahaina Junior Golf program flourishing with 60 students

KAANAPALI — With the jewels of the West Side in the form of the Kaanapali and Kapalua Resort Golf Courses, Maui is blessed with two world-class venues for the popular sport. And as the front porch on the leeward side of the island just north of historic Lahaina Town, Kaanapali continues to ...

The unique physiology of tuna

The circulatory and respiration systems in tuna are unique among fish. The circulatory system, which consists of the heart and the network of vessels through which blood is pumped, is designed to conserve or to dissipate heat as needed. When a tuna is relatively inactive, heat ...

The long evolution of modern fishing poles

“God made poles and men made rods” is an old saying that goes back a long way, but it is still true today. The old Mississippi cane pole has evolved drastically from the days of cotton cords, whiskey bottle cork floaters and catfishing in freshwater rivers. The evolution of ...

State receives million dollar donation for trails in planned forest reserve

KAHULUI — An anonymous donor is providing more than $1 million in funding to the Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program on Maui. Most of the funding will support planning, design and construction of hiking trails in the recently acquired Kamehamenui Forest in Upcountry Maui. State ...

Wakida Courts need to be replaced

LAHAINA — The public tennis courts on Front Street in Lahaina stand in a dilapidated state today, but the soulful legacy of their legendary founder shines on despite the physical outward appearance. Some 70 years ago, Shigeto “Shigesh” Wakida led the effort to promote the ...

Ali‘i Kai, Lani lands 546.0- pound marlin

LAHAINA — The 17.5-foot Ali‘i Kai, Lani towed in a 546.0-pound blue marlin by Capt. Jonny Keiley and his dad, Capt. Deli. They had been fishing the NASA Buoy on the 1,000-fathom ledge, backside of Lanai, picking up a box of mahi mahi. They had two lures out as they left the buoy, ...

Lahaina Girls play short season

LAHAINA — It was an inspiring scene to behold last weekend as Ainakea Park once again bustled with activity, with cars lining the field’s bordering fence and families making up picnic camps beyond the outfield. It was a return to the fun-filled action as the Lahaina Girls 13 and under ...

Volunteer registration open for 2021 Sentry Tournament of Champions

KAPALUA — The Sentry Tournament of Champions announced that volunteer registration is now open for the 2021 event. Volunteering offers a variety of opportunities to get involved with the PGA Tour’s annual event on Maui when it returns to The Plantation Course at Kapalua from Jan. 6-10, ...

Hawaiian live-baiting: Why and how to use downriggers for big game

Running one bait deep and one on the surface is less trouble than having two live baits up on top. You don’t have to worry about what the two baits are doing back there to get tangled.  Downriggers also get the maximum life out of your baits. If you have a weak bait that is not swimming ...