100 Years Ago
1912 - The Puunene Festival has always been the great event of the year on Maui, and this year promises to surpass anything heretofore attempted. Many new features have been added to the water carnival, one of which - the ladies swimming race - is sure to prove highly entertaining.
75 Years Ago
1937 - The Olympic Market offers specials on Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Miracle Whip Salad Dressing, 36 cents for a qt jar; 2 lb jar of peanut butter, 38 cents; and S&W coffee, 1 lb tin, 31 cents.
50 Years Ago
1962 - Thirty-three nene are now occupying a 1-acre release pen near Paliku Cabin in Haleakala Crater. The birds were transported by a "Nene Expedition" of 25 men and scouts into the Crater. The birds were sent to Maui to "reinforce the wild stock."
25 Years Ago
1987 - Tom Naddy Jr., who saw a "dream come true" on Saturday holds the batch of keys to the Central Maui Youth Center handed to him by Floyd Miyazono at the dedication ceremony. An official opening is planned in September.
10 Years Ago
2002 - Busaba Paratacharya, docent for the Wo Hing Museum and Temple, offers incense as part of the 90th-anniversary celebration of the museum's buildings, which include a temple and cookhouse that were dedicated July 31, 1912. The facility was restored in 1984 by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.