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Youth swim meets set to restart at county pools

WAILUKU — Maui Age Group Swimming Association youth swim meets will be returning to Maui County pool facilities on a gradual, staggered schedule. As a result, the following pool facilities will be unavailable for general public use on the following dates: Kihei Aquatic ...

Lahaina karate students earn black belts

LAHAINA — Three young Lahaina martial artists achieved a milestone in their lives as they took the Japan Karate Shotokai Shodan (first degree black belt) exam two weeks ago at the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission grounds. Michella Cabingas, Caehlaen Wyatt Balmores and Hanan Oleiwan have ...

Harbor Date: 5/31/89

LAHAINA — For my 38th birthday, I decided to take myself fishing and partying with some friends. I had an offer to charter the Finest Kind, so I put together my birthday fishing team: Capt. Randy “RO” Orkisch, Co-capt. Roy “Roy Boy” Dickey and Deckman Kevin “Kevlar” McLaughlin, ...

Deep 7 bottomfish stock assessments

Seven popular bottomfish are grouped and managed by the State of Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources (state waters 0-3 nautical miles from shore), the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (federal waters 3-200 ...

Lahaina Canoe Club presents inugural $1,000 scholarship to Sydney Snyder

LAHAINA — In celebrating its 50th year anniversary, Lahaina Canoe Club presented an inaugural $1,000 scholarship to Maui Preparatory Academy senior Sydney Snyder in recognition of her outstanding academic, athletic and community service achievements. She will attend Boston College in ...

Student-athletes competing in 7-on-7 football games

LAHAINA — Despite the loss of high school football for the 2020 season, several Maui community organizations — including the Maui County Police Department — have come together to promote 7-on-7 programs for student-athletes across the island. The NXT Level organization in ...

Yellowfin or bigeye?

Some people will try to tell you that juvenile bigeye and yellowfin tuna are difficult to tell apart. This statement is completely false and is usually perpetuated by fishery scientists and fishermen who have not seen enough of both species to qualify them to make any statements on fish ...

Bicycling League to hold Maui Memorial Ride

KAHULUI — Maui Bicycling League will once again be participating in the global Ride of Silence movement, which takes place in hundreds of locations each year to honor cyclists who have been hit or killed while riding on public roadways. The Ride of Silence movement, held during ...

Ko‘a were key fishing grounds for ancient Hawaiians

The word ko‘a is about fishing grounds. The word often refers to a fishing shrine erected along the shorelines of the islands for offerings to ‘aumakua (personal gods) or to Kul‘ulakai, the god of fishermen. However, ko‘a are also fishing grounds that were known to hold an ...