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RODNEY S. YAP / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Michael Arakawa, with hat, and Lanny Tihada, with sunglasses, talked to the Lahaina Big Boyz football team during halftime at a game played at Kulamalu field in 2014.
Early player development is key to Lunas’ gridiron success

The future of Maui prep football starts now, according to Lahainaluna High School’s veteran co-head coach Bobby Watson. Or, to be more precise, on Jan. 19, when the Maui Big Boyz football league kicks off its 2020 spring season. Read more

BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The owners of Maui Coffee Attic first planned to use the space as a photography studio in 2005.
Coffee shop finds success in old Hokama’s building

The gamble has paid off, and five years later the cafe has become an essential gathering spot and intimate entertainment space that’s hosted theater seminars, Bitcoin meetings, a dental association and regular ukulele and hula groups, as well as out-of-town performers. Read more

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                                An out-of- control wildfire that began along a major Central Maui highway burned July 11. Emergency officials ordered an evacuation due to the runaway brush fire.
Maui fires burned 25,000 acres in 2019

Brush fires took their toll on Maui in 2019, setting ablaze more acres of land last year than in recent years, and in the process destroyed utility poles, amassed hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs by the county and displaced hundreds of people. Read more

COURTESY PETER SWANZY
                                ProArts Playhouse’s production of “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” stars Daniel Downs, left, Nicole Overbay, Molly Oberg, Eric Strand, J. Scott McLelland and Ed Fell.
‘Curious Incident’: Now you’ve got to see a kid about a dog

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” presents itself as a murder mystery narrated by Christopher Boone, a special-needs 15-year-old who, just past midnight one night, discovers a neighbor’s poodle impaled on an upright garden fork. Read more

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Construction continues at Sensei Farms Lanai’s new hydroponics farm. This is the upper row of two greenhouses company officials prefer to call “growing structures.”
Sensei Farms Lanai’s greenhouses mix old and new technology

At Sensei Farms, on 5 acres of former pineapple fields near the Lanai airport, computers control watering and nutrient distribution programmed for specific plants that are arranged in rows on trays that rest on stands or are suspended on wires. Read more

COURTESY FOREST & KIM STARR / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS / 2008
Weekly digest of what’s happening on Maui

The Maui Veterans Cemetery has about 1,200 vases in storage that were removed in preparation for a grave site restoration project in 2014, and is giving family members of those interred there until Jan. 31 to claim them. Read more

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