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Taking up the torch

When Margie Dela Cruz landed a job at Maui Adult Day Care Centers 27 years ago, she never imagined she’d someday lead the organization as its executive director. In 1994, Dela Cruz applied to work at the nonprofit, which provides affordable day care services to clients who are elderly, ...

Sharing Mana‘o

Live, local theater is back! After nearly a year and a half of pandemic-imposed darkness, three of Maui’s performing arts organizations are finally emerging from the void. ProArts Playhouse in Kihei was first, triumphantly returning with a sold-out, seven-show run of “Damien” earlier ...

Mayor’s veto sends mixed message

I am very disappointed in the administration’s decision to veto Bill 60, which establishes a moratorium on the issuance of building permits for new visitor accommodations and visitor accommodation expansions in South and West Maui. In doing so, the mayor is choosing to oppose the will of Maui ...

Moratorium bill didn’t address the real problem: Vacation rentals

We are all frustrated about the recent arrival of too many visitors too soon. The pandemic shut down our hospitality industry overnight and it feels like it bounced back just as suddenly. One of the best things about our community is our shared passion for keeping Maui County special, but we ...

The State of Aloha

Tokyo will finally host the 2020 summer Olympic games this year. It was supposed to be last summer, but the pandemic put off 2020 to 2021. It will be the first games featuring surfing as a sport and that has drummed up a bit of controversy. International surf competitions separate surfers ...

No Ka Oi Health

This article was originally published in January 2020, but then our focus shifted as we became overwhelmed with COVID-19. A year and a half later, many people have expressed being more sedentary, not eating well, and putting on extra “COVID” pounds. Now, people are expressing a desire to ...