First photo: Emmanuel Lutheran School 1st-grader Rylee Ortogero, 6, adds some special touches while making a Valentine’s Day card for her mom Thursday morning in Maile Sjostrand’s classroom. She and her classmates put a lot of effort and concentration into making the cards for their parents.
Second photo: Leland Espina, 7, colors designs on his card Thursday.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Na Pueo’s Bennett Bluh positions for a rebound in the first quarter.
Maui Preparatory Academy’s Drew Triplett lofts a shot over Lanai’s Jamahl Adams in the second quarter of Na Pueo’s 61-58 win in an MIL D-II tournament semifinal Thursday night at Erdman Athletic Center. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos
Maui Prep’s James Falk puts back a rebound for a layup during the second quarter Thursday.
Lanai’s Jesse Sigrah drives against Maui Prep’s Harrison Cramond in the first quarter.
Avocado lace bug (Pseudacysta perseae) adults and nymphs are shown in this photo. The bug, which attacks the leaves of the avocado tree, has been found in Hawaii, including on Maui. State Department of Agriculture photos
An infestation of the avocado lace bug is shown on the bottom of this leaf. People who suspect their tree may be infested with the lace bug are urged to contact the Department of Agriculture’s Plant Pest Control Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graffiti can be seen on ramps at the Lahaina Skate Park in this photo taken this week. County of Maui photo
The Molokai Community Health Center received a $4 million federal grant amid recent complaints for its handling of physician shortages, treatment of medical professionals and staff, and its lack of timely responses to patient appointments
Lahaina resident Rona Landrigan is the concertmaster of the Maui Pops Orchestra. The 50-plus-member orchestra will perform with Keola and Moanalani Beamer at the annual Winter Pops concert in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on Feb. 23. Photo courtesy Rona Landrigan