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Maui's north shore. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Surfing to Become a High School Sport in Hawai’i
October 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui News

State leaders today announced the addition of surfing as a sport in Hawaii’s public schools. The sport will allow for school sanctioned surf competitions as early as the spring of 2013.

Photo Credit: Atlantis Submarines.
Six on Maui Earn Hawaii’s First-Ever “Green” Certification
October 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

Six Maui companies were honored with the state’s first-ever Green Certification Award issued by the Hawai’i Ecotourism Association.

Ferris wheel. Photo by Madeline Ziecker.
PHOTOS: 89th Annual Maui Fair
October 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Arts & Entertainment

The 89th Annual Maui Fair has been crowded this weekend as Maui residents flooded the fairgrounds.

Winner, Kelsey Quinabo with Parents Ramona Fernandez and Kanoa Quinabo
Makawao Girl Wins Maui Healthy Baby Contest
October 2nd, 2011 · 3 Comments · Featured, Maui News

72 babies competed in the 12th Annual Meadow Gold Dairies Maui Healthy Baby Contest, held over the weekend at the 89th Maui Fair.

Patrick Wong.  Courtesy photo.
Merrill Lynch to Buy Back County’s Investment
October 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Business

Mayor Alan Arakawa announced on Friday that the County of Maui has reached a resolution regarding the purchase of $32 million in student loan auction rate securities from Merrill Lynch.

Allen "Braddah Poki" Pokipala. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Braddah Poki Passes: Entertainer, Musician, and Humble Hawaiian
October 1st, 2011 · 4 Comments · Featured, Maui News

The longtime musician, entertainer, and on-air radio personality, passed away on Friday night, September 30, 2011 at his home in Lahaina, surrounded by family.

File image by Wendy Osher.
Molokai Brush Fire Burns 20 Acres in Kaluakoi
October 1st, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

Crews from the Maui Fire Department battled brush fire in the Kaluakoi area of Molokai on Friday evening. The blaze was first reported at 6:33 p.m. near Kaluakoi Road and Hauakea Avenue.

MPD 74th Recruit Graduation. Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Six Join MPD in 74th Recruit Graduation
September 30th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

Darrell Belen, Andrew Cabral Jr., Kevin Dunn, Nephi Laga, Anthony Maldonado, and Aaron Mark were sworn in during a graduation ceremony at the Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului. The class started with 13 members, but only six remained after an eight month recruit training program.

Photo of 2011 Maui Fair parade, courtesy KPOA 93.5 FM/Alaka'i Paleka.
Maui Fair Attendance Up on Day 1
September 30th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

Managing Director, Sherri Grimes said attendance on day one of the four-day event was slightly up about 100 people over last year–not including all of the volunteers and parade participants.

Kamehameha Maui, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Weekend Preview: Big Battles in MIL Volleyball
September 30th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Sports

Molokai and Seabury Hall will match 4-0 marks tonight in a battle of D-II powers. Tomorrow, Kamehameha will put its 7-0 D-I record on the line versus Baldwin.

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