First photo: Country music stars Miranda Lambert (left) and Maren Morris perform “Way Too Pretty For Prison” on Saturday night at the fifth annual Maui Songwriters Festival presented by BMI in the A&B Amphitheater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Lambert is among writers of the song, which is on her “Wildcard” album released last month. She returned for a second year to headline the festival, which also included Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Lukas Nelson, Kevin Griffin, Kassi Ashton, Lily Meola and Tavana. Storme Warren of Sirius XM’s The Highway hosted the event. The Maui News / LILA FUJIMOTO photo
Second photo: Willie Nelson (from right) took the stage with son Lukas Nelson and Lily Meola at the Maui Songwriters Festival on Saturday. They sang Willie Nelson’s hit song “On The Road Again.” BRYAN BERKOWITZ photo
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Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino shoots hoops with Lokelani Intermediate School students after Monday’s blessing of the South Maui Community Park Gymnasium. Executing the layup is Velaine Joraur, an 8th-grader at the neighboring school. The Maui News / MELISSA TANJI photos
A blessing and grand opening of the South Maui Community Park Gymnasium was held Monday. More than 100 county officials, workers, students, construction workers and guests gathered for the event.
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Boy Scouts carry nene geese in cardboard boxes as part of their reintroduction to Haleakala Crater in 1962. Nene disappeared from Maui prior to 1890; Haleakala National Park was chosen as the reintroduction site because of its large area of habitat suitable to nene.
A group of nene surround a pond in a pen behind Haleakala National Park headquarters in 1972. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE photos