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Come Celebrate the Lahaina Banyon Tree’s 138th Birthday!

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The famous Banyan Tree of Lahaina will celebrate it’s 138th birthday on April 24th.

The tree was planted on April 24, 1873 by sheriff William Owen Smith to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Christian missionaries.  It was brought from India, and at the time of planting, was only 8-feet high. It now has a dozen main trunks, and its canopy spreads over two-thirds of an acre between the Old Courthouse and Front Street.  Today, the symmetry of the tree is maintained by volunteers. More »

Continental Adding Flight to Maui

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Starting March 7th, Continental airlines will add a daily flight between Los Angeles and Maui. More »

Maui Bus Temporary Re-Route

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Due to the partial closure of Kaahumanu Avenue on Thursday, October 1, 2009 to accommodate the County Fair Parade, Maui Bus service will be re-routing and eliminating specific stops, the County of Maui Department of Transportation announced. More »

Maui Police to Host Town Meetings

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Starting later this month, Maui police Chief Gary Yabuta and Deputy Chief Clayton Tom will be hosting town meetings throughout various communities on Maui. More »

Lahaina Library Drive

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

In order to close the gap on a $3.6 million shortfall, the state Board of Education is considering closing or reducing hours at a number of libraries across Hawaii. Included in the potential closures is the Lahaina library. More »

Lahaina Poster Contest

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Lahaina Town Action Committee will be hosting it’s 2010 poster contest. The winner of the contest gets $2500 and there are other prizes as well. The most promising artist, the people’s choice, and honorable mention honorees will all win $100. The entry fee for the contest is $25. More »

Hawaii Announces Temporary Closure to “Deep 7” Bottomfish Season

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Effective July 6th through August 31st, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announces a fishing season closure for Deep 7 bottomfish species in State marine waters. More »

Maui Activity Company to Shut its Doors

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Maui Activity desk, Lahaina Ticket Company, has shut its doors after its parent company, Consolidated Resorts Inc., filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday. More »

Liza Takes a Ride on the Maui Bus

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Liza Pierce is a regular contributor to and you can find more of her on her own blog at

A couple of weeks ago I had to take my car to the shop. I had the option of calling one of my office-mates to give me a ride, but I thought that would be a good time to give the "Maui Bus" a try. More »