100 Years Ago
1913 - Two baseball games will be played on Thursday and the final game on Friday. It will be All-Maui vs. Punahou. Be on hand to root for Maui! See every game. Buy tickets anyhow, even if you don't go to games.
75 Years Ago
1938 - Attend the grand opening at noon today of the Lucky Bar in Lower Paia (on Baldwin Avenue across from Machida Drug Store). It is the ideal spot to spend New Year's Eve! J.B. Marciel is the manager, and John Andrade is the bartender.
50 Years Ago
1963 - New Year's dinner is available at Tokyo Tei by reservations only. The Japanese buffet dinner is $3 per person. There will be dancing to the music of Frank Domingo's Orchestra. The Nite Club is available to all!
25 Years Ago
1988 - On New Year's Day, Japanese families tend to keep open house, with friends dropping by with little gifts of food. Each hostess offers refreshments that include the traditional New Year's foods ozoni soup with mochi, kombu, a seaweed that stands for happiness, kazunoko or dried herring eggs, and kuromame or black beans.
10 Years Ago
2003 - One of Maui's most talked-about stories of 2003 was the bizarre cat-and-mouse game that has yet to truly end. The search for a mysterious black creature estimated to weigh at least 100 pounds was called off last month after sightings stopped almost as abruptly as they had started a year ago in Olinda.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.