A Mahi Pono crew uses a pair of a gas-powered augers to dig the holes for papaya trees being planted Thursday. The crew was expected to plant 10,000 non-GMO solo papaya trees. Mahi Pono Community Relations Director Tiare Lawrence said the next crops scheduled to be planted by the farm are onions, coffee and limes, which will go in the fields that have been prepped along Haleakala Highway. Also set to be planted soon, she said, will be ulu trees in Hamakuapoko. She said the breadfruit trees will provide shade for cattle and also help re-establish the “cultural landscape” of the area. Pranquil Arocena (left in second photo) and Miguel Villa plant a papaya tree Thursday morning.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Participants join hands during a canoe ceremony to commemorate loved ones lost to cancer. FOUR SEASONS MAUI photo
Ryan Tsang (right) and Caile Kohlbrenner lead 5K runners at the starting line of the Four Seasons Resort Maui’s 30th annual Day of Hope 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk on Saturday in Wailea. Tsang and Kohlbrenner went on to win the 5K men’s and women’s titles, respectively. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Pacific Cancer Foundation, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, and American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge — the resort donated $102,000 last year, and has set a goal of $125,000 this year. An online auction — which includes 24 luxury packages up for bid — will continue to be live through Nov. 11 at biddingforgood.com/doh2019. THOMAS BOEKER photo
Master of ceremonies Howard Dashefsky talks with a young donor to Wigs for Kids. FOUR SEASONS MAUI photo
Men’s 10K winner Matthew Holton makes his way to the finish line. THOMAS BOEKER photo
Travis Kalama-Baker wins Poo Wai U. EMY FERGUSON photo
Lea Bartlett makes her way around a barrel on her way to winning the open barrel division. Other champions included Kingston Abbey (keiki barrels) and Nanea Bonacorsi (junior barrels). EMY FERGUSON photo
Joey Maldonado and Rory Souza compete in double mugging during the Hana Rodeo, held Oct. 26 at Hana Ranch. Maldonado and Souza won the event. Maldonado also teamed with Eric Diego to win team roping. EMY FERGUSON photo
President Donald Trump hugs the Washington Nationals’ Kurt Suzuki as the catcher from Maui gives shakas during an event to honor the World Series champions at the White House on Monday. Standing at right is manager Dave Martinez. AP photos
Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman presents a jersey to President Donald Trump.
Former assistant volleyball coach Bill Dudoit (left) and former Molokai High School volleyball player Melveena Starkey carry a special lantern bearing the names of all 20 victims of Flight 1712 out into the water during the sixth annual floating lantern ceremony on Molokai on Saturday night.
Community members wade into the water carrying lanterns decorated in honor of loved ones they’ve lost. Molokai Middle School Media/Leadership Students photos
Barbara Helm speaks on Saturday during the sixth annual floating lantern ceremony that she spearheads on Molokai. Helm lost her daughter Natalie in the Flight 1712 crash.
Military veteran business owners spoke on a panel Monday during a Maui Business Brainstormers event coinciding with the national Veterans Small Business Week, which runs through Friday. Shown are Wendall Nick DeVera (from left), Fred Rickert, Anthony Alleyne, David Campbell Fletcher Jr. and Kelly D. Davison. The event was at the Private First Class Anthony T. Kahoohanohano Armory in Puunene, formerly known as the Hawaii Army National Guard Armory.
Anthony Alleyne, a U.S. Navy veteran and co-owner and director of logistics of ICEBUDDY Systems Inc., demonstrates how the portable cooling system can allow ice, water, medication and emergency supplies to keep fresh and easily be transported in an emergency. The Maui News / MELISSA TANJI photos