Lanai 10th on list by Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet has named Lanai to its "Top U.S. Destination" 2014 list and is the only Hawaiian island to make the list.
Lanai was ranked 10th. Topping the list was Grand Rapids and Lake Michigan's Gold Coast.
"Our island is truly worlds away from the crowds and hustle of everyday life," said Charity Texeira, manager of the Lanai Visitors Bureau. "We are honored to receive this designation, which truly belongs to our industry partners and nearly 3,000 residents who share their special brand of hometown hookipa (warm welcome) with each and every guest."
According to Lonely Planet, the things that stand out on Lanai include the empty beaches, snorkeling, petroglyphs, rugged hiking, candy-colored plantation style homes and "teeny" town center.
The entire list and more comments may be found at www.lonelyplanet.com/top-us-destinations-2014.
Police: 2 asleep in stolen vehicle
Police recovered a stolen vehicle Tuesday morning and arrested two men who were found sleeping inside, police said.
Daven Valoroso, 29, of Paia and Kawehi Lau, 19, of Wailuku were each charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle. Bail was set at $1,000 each.
Valoroso and Lau were arrested after a resident of Kahiapo Place in Haiku reported finding a vehicle on her property with two people sleeping inside at 10:12 a.m. Tuesday, police said. Valoroso was in the driver's seat, police said, and witnesses reported having seen Lau operating the vehicle the day before.
The 2008 gray Ford Explorer had been reported stolen at 12:15 p.m. Sunday from a residence on Paani Place in Spreckelsville after the owner returned home from a walk to find the vehicle missing.
Lau also was arrested on a $50,000 probation violation warrant.
'An Hour of Code' to happen Saturday
College for Kids/College Bound will hold a free one-hour class Saturday at the University of Hawaii Maui College as part of Computer Science Education Week.
The event runs from 9 to 10 a.m. at the UH-Maui College's Laulima Building. The gathering is for students in grades 3 to 12; parents must attend for students in grades 3 to 6.
To register, call 984-3231.
College for Kids is partnering with the Maui Food Bank and asks attendees to consider making a $5 donation or to bring two to three canned goods.