Olivia Busch, 4, of Wailuku flies her hand-decorated kite during Saturday’s Kite Festival hosted by the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui at Keopuolani Park in Kahului. Japanese Cultural Society of Maui President Deron Furukawa said the fourth annual event drew the largest crowd and also benefited from the strongest winds in its history.
Second photo: Ava Busch, 7, poses with her prize-winning kite Saturday. She won for best decorated.
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In this Friday photo, musician Paul Simon joins in a prayer lead by Aimee Sato (second from right) prior to the planting of a lama tree at Auwahi Forest Reserve on Maui. The tree planting is a part of a growing forest restoration effort. Honolulu Star-Advertiser / Anna Kim photos via AP
Musician Paul Simon sits after planting a lama tree Friday at Auwahi Forest Reserve on Maui. Simon performed two concerts and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center last week with proceeds going to three nonprofits including the Auwahi Forest Restoration Project. Simon is a part-time Maui resident.
Kamehameha Maui quarterback Alec Tolentino threw for 224 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score in a 39-0 win over Molokai on Aug. 10. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo
Kamehameha Maui’s CJ Hamasaki runs for a first-quarter touchdown against Molokai on Aug. 10.
The Warriors’ Ezekiel Weber is brought down just short of the goal line by Molokai’s Kolee Pedro Tabilangan.
Central East Maui pitcher Isaac Imamura delivers during the top of the sixth inning of a 6-0 victory over Elizabeth, N.J., at the Little League World Series on Monday. AP photo
Central East Maui’s Nicholas Nashiwa fields a grounder in the sixth inning Monday. BRETT R. CROSSLEY photo
Kanaha Beach Park was not very busy Monday morning. Mayor Michael Victorino would like to eliminate commercial activity on Sundays and holidays. This includes those holding county Commercial Ocean Recreational Activities permits. There are 17 designated sites around Maui where the permit holders may operate, such as Kanaha Beach Park. The Maui News / MELISSA TANJI photo