100 Years Ago
1914 - At the annual meeting of the Kaupakalua Wine and Liquor Co., the following officers were elected: J.V. Marciel, president; W.T. Robinson, vice-president; J. Garcia, secretary; H. Howell, treasurer. D.L. Meyer was made managing director.
75 Years Ago
1939 - Maui took a holiday Monday to honor the memory of Hawaii's greatest monarch, Kamehameha the First. Central figures in the annual parade and program, held at the Wailuku ballpark, were members of the Order of Kamehameha and of the Kaahumanu Society. Dressed in orange caps and sashes, the men were in striking contrast to the women, who were garbed in more somber hues of black and orange.
50 Years Ago
1964 - Permanent traffic lights will be installed at the intersection of Kaahumanu and Puunene avenues in Kahului. Traffic lights at this intersection were recommended several years ago by the Maui Police Department, but the need was not immediate because the traffic was not heavy.
25 Years Ago
1989 - It wasn't Luciano Pavarotti you heard at the airport the other day. It was chef Oreste Nardini fresh in from Il Pomadoro, the trendy Beverly Hills restaurant and now to be the main man at Casanova's Restaurant due to open in July. Nardini was so excited to be in paradise, he jumped on the baggage carousel and started to sing an Italian aria.
10 Years Ago
2004 - A growing family of rare Hawaiian monk seals has chosen the Kalaupapa peninsula as its springtime home. A recent baby boom brings to 15 the number of pups born at Kalaupapa in the past seven years nearly a third of the recorded 47 births in the main Hawaiian islands since 1997.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.