Maui again named 'Best U.S. Island'
Maui has been named "Best U.S. Island" for the 19th time by Conde Nast Traveler's annual readers' poll, according to an announcement.
Maui's score of 92.1 was ahead of second-place Kauai's 89.3, followed by Kiawah, S.C., with 88.8, Oahu with 87 and St. Simons, Ga., with 85.7. Lanai and the Big Island tied for sixth place with 85.1.
According to the publication, the awards are a "unique and trusted source of advice globally for its range and depth thanks to America's most discerning and demanding travelers."
The "Best U.S. Island" category was formerly called "Best Pacific Island."
In the "Top 25 Hawaii Resorts" category, Maui County dominated with 11 properties being honored. Four of the top five are Lanai and Maui resorts. Leading the way was the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele (96.2), followed by the Big Island's Four Seasons Resort Hualalai (95.2), the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay (94.7), the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea (93.9) and Wailea Beach Villas (93.7).
Ka Lima O Maui Halloween party set
Ka Lima O Maui's HUI Club will host its annual Halloween party and dance from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Kahului Community Center.
All nonprofit organizations serving clients with disabilities are invited to the free event. Costumes are encouraged.
Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish to share.
To RSVP or for more information, call Barbara Kim-Cugal at 244-5502.
Flags to be lowered for former senator
U.S. and Hawaii flags will be flown at half-staff Friday in honor of former Oahu state Sen. Anthony Chang, who died Oct. 2. He was 68.
Chang served the communities of Nuuanu, Liliha, Pauoa, Alewa Heights, Chinatown, Papakolea and Pacific Heights in the state Legislature for 12 years, beginning in 1982.