Maui author will speak at meeting

Feb 02, 2017 @ 12:00 pm. - 3:00 pm.

Maui author Jill Engledow will introduce her two new books at a noon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Maui on Thursday at Tante’s Island Cuisine at the Maui Seaside Hotel in Kahului.

“Sugarcane Days: Remembering Maui’s Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company” is a nostalgic picture book featuring images from the company’s in-house newspaper, the HC&S Breeze, from 1948 to 1968.

In addition to vintage black-and-white photos, the book shares stories about the place of the plantation in the community and the innovative spirit of plantation workers.

The second book is “The Story of Lahaina,” a short but comprehensive history of the town that has survived and thrived through every era of Hawaii history.

Engledow is an award-winning journalist and author who has lived on Maui since 1968. A former reporter and copy editor at The Maui News, she is now a freelance writer living in Kihei, with a special interest in Hawaiian history.