Category Archives: MAUI

IT SNOWS ON MAUI FOR WHITE CHRISTMAS

Ka’ahumanu Center, Dec 15==Maui kids who have never seen snow got a taste of it as flakes flew on the islands largest shopping center. Amazingly the flakes were even a bit wet. Watch for more.santa-snow-best-1

JOY TO THE WORLD LAHANA STYLE

Lahaina, Dec 11–Angels, sheep, stars, palms, kings portray the scene of the birth of Jesus, join together afterwards.

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DO HULA AND BASKETBALL MIX

basketball-hula-6-1Fans at the Maui Invitational think so. Old Lahaina Luau stars again this year.

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5:02 pm LIVE FROM LAHAINA CIVIC CENTER

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Joy in Maui: What was red, blue but mostly white all over today?

Lahaina–The Maui Invitational where Wisconsin in red dominated and then, NC fans in blue watched white jerseys swarming all over the court.

TUESDAYS MAUI INVITATIONAL HOOPLA

LAHAINA-“I love the invitational. I love Maui.”–Basketball great, ESPN announcer Bill Walton. 

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INSIDE LOOK AT THE MAUI INVITATIONAL

Lahaina: Kids vie for hula hoops title during break in tournament. One of many posts.

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WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN 30,000 PEOPLE ON MAUI WEAR THOUSANDS OF COSTUMES ON HALLOWEEN?

We were creative: a tradition. We paraded. We gazed. We danced. We partied. And we forgot about the election for one night. Halloween in Lahaina, Maui in 2016.

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NEW FEATURE: BEST PHOTOS OF THE MONTH ON KAANAPALI

Ka-anapali–As the risk of sounding like Donald Trump, who takes the most amazing best pictures on Kaanapali Beach day after day. Your amazing blogger–and I am not running for president of anything. COMING SOON: “Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui.”

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INSIDE STORY: SELF SERVING DEVELOPERS HURTING MAU

(News and Commentary from Voices of Maui)

( Photo of the Day–see below).

After 240 columns, my Voices of Maui Beyond the Beach column in Lahaina News ends this week. Time to move on two new things including  new on-line news and commentary on things Maui and things the 2016 election.

An  excellent report in Lahaina News by Louise Rockett notes that developer Howard Kihune has tried to wrangle $800,000 in county funds to supply solar power for a small affordable housing development he hopes to build in West Maui. Kihune owns the company that would supply the solar. It could be he will make more money selling the solar than in building the affordable housing.

Council Member Elle Cochran is to be commended for noting that county affordable housing funds are for housing—not buying solar power.

The  development has also greased the skids with a committee on variances asking for a variance to provide only one entry exit point instead of two as required by fire regulations. At a hearing it was clear members of the county variance group had no clue as to the topography of the area and had already made up their minds. Yet they did not ask a single question before approving the variance.

One of our county s big problems is the cozy relationship between county officials and developers

NEXT: GUESS WHO IS RUNNING FOR MAYOR BUT HASN’T ANNOUNCED.

Jim Killett whose Lahaina Galleries has graced Front St for forty years hugs iconic artist Guy Buffett during one of his last appearances. Killett did a lot for Buffet and Buffet a lot in making the gallery a success. An article is in development.

Jim Killett whose Lahaina Galleries has graced Front St. for forty years hugs iconic artist Guy Buffett during one of his last appearances. Killett did a lot for Buffet and Buffet a lot in making the gallery a success. An article is in development.

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