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Project Reef to sweep coastline as Maui’s non-mineral sunscreen ban goes into effect

On Oct. 1, the Project Reef Team plans to visit the shorelines of Maui’s most popular beaches and offer to ‘swap’ any chemical sunscreen being used with a product of their reef-safe, mineral only products. 

Free ocean learning kits are available Saturday to students on Maui

Free ocean leraning kits will be distributed to students on Maui on Oct. 1 at sites sponsored by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.

Mā‘alaea Village Coastal Resilience and Erosion Management Plan is focus of meeting

Initiated by the Mā‘alaea Village Association, the project seeks a management plan for coastal erosion at Mā‘alaea Bay Beach by exploring the feasibility of coastal resilience strategies, including erosion mitigation options and relocation of threatened structures. The project area includes an area from Mā‘alaea Harbor to Haycraft Park.

Hilton Grand Vacations holds volunteer workday with Habitat for Humanity

Team Members from Hilton Grand Vacations partnered with Habitat for Humanity Maui to volunteer and help build a new home for a local family.

DOD’s largest telescope atop Haleakalā on Maui gets mirror recoat, preserves space domain awareness

Located on the summit of the 10,023-foot volcano Haleakalā, the telescope is part of a series of telescopes called the Maui Space Surveillance System, which the US Space Force uses for space domain awareness, or SDA, recognizing space as a priority domain for advancing national security.

Water service interruption on part of Lower Main Street, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 27

Replacement of a broken 6-inch valve on Lower Main Street will result in a water service interruption for about 75 homes and 15 businesses from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 27, the Department of Water Supply announced.

Missing spear fisherman found unresponsive at Nākālele

A 47-year-old Pukalani man was found unresponsive during a search at Nākālele Point on Sunday morning.

UH: Telescope atop Haleakalā to help track impact of intentional spacecraft, asteroid collision

The Faulkes North telescope atop Haleakalā on Maui, is among the observatories that University of Hawaiʻi astronomers will use to track the impact of a planned crash between a spacecraft and an asteroid.

Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel Renovation recognized at Build Hawaiʻi Awards

Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel in West Maui was recognized in the General Contractors Association 19th annual Build Hawaiʻi Awards.

Improvement projects to close War Memorial Stadium and Track for seven months

The War Memorial Football Stadium and Satoki Yamamoto Track and Field Facility will undergo repair projects that will close the facilities from Oct. 2, 2022, to May 4, 2023, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

Monkeypod Kitchen honored for volunteerism in South and West Maui

The popular restaurant founded by renowned Chef Peter Merriman has two locations on the island – in Wailea and Kāʻanapali – as well as two Adopt-A-Highway segments: between mile markers 3.5 to 5.5 along Piʻilani Highway, and from mile markers 16 to 18 along Honoapiʻilani Highway.

Lānaʻi photos sought for oral history project

Organizers of the project on Lānaʻi are currently inviting residents and former residents to contribute Lānaʻi photographs that will help to “ignite” further brainstorming by the artists and community about oral stories told by several residents.

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Hawai‘i Tourism Authority issues RFP for visitor education, marketing for Japan market 

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority has issued a Request for Proposals for strategic visitor education and destination brand marketing and management services for the Japan market.

Maui Farm Benefits from Ohana Fuels ‘Do Good’ campaign

Ohana Fuels’ ‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ Community Giving Program donated $6,026 to The Maui Farm that provides traditional housing and family programs.

Maui Economic Opportunity earns BBB Charity Seal

Maui Economic Opportunity had its Better Business Bureau Charity Seal Licensing renewed through August 2023.

Man who helped set up MEO business and farmworker programs visits Maui nonprofit

John Arnold, who helped Maui Economic Opportunity establish its business development and migrant farmworker programs, brought staff and board members from his Arizona-based nonprofit to Maui last week, where he met with local nonprofits, businesses and government agencies.

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Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Sept. 22-28

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for Sept. 15-21, find our comprehensive listing here.

Pandemic-postponed film screening “Proof of Loyalty” rescheduled to Nov. 13 at the MACC

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents a screening of the acclaimed documentary film “Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawai‘i” in the McCoy Studio Theater Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.

Lānaʻi photos sought for oral history project

Organizers of the project on Lānaʻi are currently inviting residents and former residents to contribute Lānaʻi photographs that will help to “ignite” further brainstorming by the artists and community about oral stories told by several residents.

Hilo man named 20th Richard Hoʻopiʻi Leo Kiʻekiʻe Falsetto Champion

Heua‘olu Sai-Dudoit of Hilo, Hawaiʻi earned the championship title at the 20th annual Richard Ho‘opi‘i Leo Kiʻekiʻe Falsetto Contest, held at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Saturday night, Sept. 24.

Plantation Days Festival features cultural mix

A Plantation Days Festival is scheduled to celebrate the plantation era with the food and the cultures of a variety of ethnic groups, many whose descendants came to work in the sugarcane fields. The celebration takes place at the Sugar Museum at 3957 Hansen Road on Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Green concert on Maui is sold out, guests should anticipate high demand for parking

Tomorrow night’s The Green concert featuring J Boog is a sold out event. The Maui Arts & Cultural Center is recommending that guests arrive early to avoid delays in parking and accessing the venue.

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Maui Hotel & Lodging Association PAC endorses candidates in 2022 General Election
Grassroots people’s movement, ʻOnipaʻa 2022 public tour launches
Maui logs 34.8% voter turnout
UPDATE: Maui council races to see U’u-Hodgins v. Boone and Kama v. Nobriga

Letters to the Editor Chevron Forward

Letters: Upcountry water woes, tourism, housing plan, loud motorcycles and more
Letters: Speed bumps, roundabout, TSA, Jones Act, beach parking fees & more
Letters: Healthcare, drought, second-home taxes, dirty restrooms, Jones Act, Smirnoff & more
Letters: Church steeple, bike lanes, beach access, drink tax, underage drinking, Russian vodka & more

Maui Real Estate Chevron Forward

Maui mayor, council move to acquire Lahaina Crossroads after tenants face eviction
Kuikahi Village’s 202 homes planned for Wailuku gets nod from council committee
Maui median home prices drop under $1 million for first time this year
Bill to lower Maui County affordable housing sales guidelines narrowly advances in council

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Registration open for Maui 5K to support local schools
After Maui woman dies from asthma, ‘Lungs for Life’ event aims to boost awareness
South Maui marks grand reopening of Kalama Skate Park in Kīhei
Cabin in Haleakalā Crater gets upgrades after 85 years

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Deadline to Apply for Real Property Tax Exemptions is Sept. 30

The County of Kaua‘i is reminding the public that the deadline to file upcoming 2023 Real Property Tax Exemptions is Sept. 30.

Hanamā‘ulu Man Arrested Following Bomb Threat to Kōloa Elementary

A Hanamā‘ulu man was arrested Monday after making a phone call to the Kōloa Elementary School administration, threatening that a bomb would go off at the end of the school day.

Whoa: Kaua‘i Kneeboarder Earns 9th World Title

Kaua‘i kneeboarder Dave Hubbard made history when he become only the second bodyboarder to earn nine world titles, earning the prestigious designation Sept. 10 at the Sintra Portugal Pro competition.

Kauaʻi Humane Society: We Need Help

“In these challenging times, we look to our community, near and far, to help KHS continue to maintain its no-kill status ... as well as a refuge to animals in need," Schafer said.

Lane Closure Scheduled For Portion of Kekaha Roadway

A part of a Kekaha roadway will be temporarily closed the first week of October.

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M 4.5 Quake Rumbles Near Kīlauea Volcano

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake rattled the southwest rift zone of Kīlauea volcano this afternoon.

Police Investigate Shooting Incident in East Hawai‘i that Left 1 Person Injured

Authorities have initiated an attempted murder investigation following a shooting incident in Puna that left one person injured on Monday night.

Man Reported Missing in 2020 Is Found and Arrested for Outstanding Warrant

Big Island police find a 47-year-old man who was reported missing in 2020; and they arrest him for an outstanding electronic traffic warrant.

Hawai‘i Fire Crews Smother Small Brush Fire Near Haena Beach

Suppression efforts continue today after Hawai‘i Fire crews spotted a brush fire near Haena Beach in Kea‘au after returning from a reported water rescue Monday afternoon.

Possible Missing Diver in Kea’au, Hawai’i Island Police Investigating

Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a possible missing diver last seen in waters near the cliffs at the end of Beach Road in Hawaiian Paradise Park in Kea‘au.