Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wailuku GREEN Christmas Festival

The holidays are coming and the community is invited to a first-ever GREEN Christmas Festival in historic Wailuku Town on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Market Street. Admission is free! click here for more

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Century 21

Jason Jeff Liz

Jason Jeff Liz
Originally uploaded by luckycomehawaii
My good Old friend Jason was just on Oahu and we visited for a day, grind some shrimp from a truck; broke da mouth. Caught up on past and now to the present. Met his Gal and his son. This was a nice visit. Not many of my friends make it to Hawaii (?) and when they do it's a nice time. He was staying in this posh place right on the north shore of Oahu. I said no need go anywhere, all good, just stay right here, Hawaiian Vacation, now, brah, just relax, more bedda stay and surf, play wit da kid and grind heavy pupu's. Ono Kua'i Hale!
Ha ha ha Aloha ha ha Nice to sea Ya Bro.

The Hawaii Superferry

WAILUKU » The Hawaii Superferry has pushed back its start-up date to Dec. 6 from Saturday because of minor damage from wave surges to a barge at Kahului Harbor. Click for More


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hawaiian Electric Offers Wind Data To Renewable Developers

Hawaiian Electric Co. is making available, free of charge to any interested wind energy developer, data collected about wind conditions and bird activities in the Kahuku area of Oahu's North Shore.

"While it is unusual for a package of valuable data to be offered for free, we want to do all we can to help encourage more renewable energy in Hawaii," says Karl Stahlkopf, Hawaiian Electric's senior vice president of energy solutions and chief technology officer. "This is especially important on Oahu, where we have the most customers but lack availability of some of the renewable resources found on the Neighbor Islands - such as geothermal and run-of-the-river hydro. Hawaiian Electric has diligently pursued wind resource assessment on Oahu, and we want to share the data."

The initial package includes wind data collected at different Kahuku sites in the 1980s and in 2007, along with an avian radar study.

All information is made available on an "as is" basis without warranties. After signing a registration form and non-exclusive license, interested developers will be sent the first of two CDs. The second CD, with additional wind data, will be offered in the spring 2008.

For more information go to


Later hours considered for Maui beaches

WAILUKU, Hawaii _ With sunset still arriving earlier every evening, parks officials on Maui say they may be willing to keep some beaches open later.

Gates to beach parks have been locked up at 7 p.m., partly to cut down on drunkenness, vandalism, disorderly conduct and other crimes at public beaches and parks.

Most of the popular parks in South Maui are closed to any after-dark activity.

But Maui Parks Director Tamara Horcajo says some residents have been asking that beaches be kept open as late as 9 or 10 p.m.

County officials heard such appeals at a recent meeting in the Kihei area and are expected to make a decision soon.


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Hawaiian Hillbilly Hale

Hawaiian Hillbilly Hale
Originally uploaded by luckycomehawaii
I found this home in Waihe'e Maui Hawaii.

Iao Valley

Iao Valley
Originally uploaded by luckycomehawaii
A wonderful Hale in Iao Valley for listed at $1,395,000 and it's worth every penny. Because property's do not come up in this area very often. The lush green landscape of the historically rich Iao Valley. This is where King Kamehameha fell in battle. I always feel at peace and a deep sense of spiritual belonging when I visit the iao valley. Theres a quite hush that comes across you as you reach up to the sun and lay eyes on the jagged landscape of the mountains. The cold river water runs and cools the breath of every stressful moment. I used to drive medical vehicles and at the end of the day I would ride my bike into the Iao valley and sit in a deep cold pool of fresh water and pray. I love this land and respect this valley. Make this your respectful home.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Dog park proposal almost unleashed

WAILUKU – The Maui County Parks and Recreation Department took puppy steps Wednesday toward joining the national trend of providing dog parks in which pets can be allowed off-leash.



By Gary T. Kubota

Laau project debated

KAUNAKAKAI, Molokai » Residents were split yesterday over a luxury development in West Molokai during a 12-hour state Land Use Commission hearing drawing more than 350 people.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Why do preachers need private jets?

But he was caught taking a two-day layover in Maui, Hawaii on his way to an evangelical seminar in Australia and other stops in the Fiji Islands and Honolulu. For more on this click here.


Monday, November 12, 2007

Aloha, tranquility

On the Hawaiian island of Molokai, residents welcome tourists with open arms -- as long as they don't disturb the laid-back groove. Read more here


Friday, November 09, 2007

Celebrations to Honor Historic Wailuku Courthouse

WAILUKU, Maui (KHNL) - The historic Wailuku Courthouse is celebrating its 100 years of service.

The centennial celebration will begin November 14 at 4:45 p.m. at the courthouse on High Street. The event will feature a program, light refreshments and music by Kahala Greig.

On November 15 at 11 a.m., a lighthearted birthday commemoration will be held at the Kaahumanu Church across from the courthouse. The public is invited to enjoy complimentary cake and Hawaiian music.

The old Wailuku Courthouse was built in 1907.

A $1.8 million restoration and renovation project was completed in 1993, adding central air conditioning and an elevator.

Through the years, the building was occupied by a number of judges, including the Honorable George Fukuoka, Kase Higa and Arthur Ueoka.

The courthouse now houses the County's Department of Prosecuting Attorney.


Thursday, November 08, 2007

Multimedia concept marks final Ebb & Flow concert

Multimedia concept marks final Ebb & Flow concert
By LIZ JANES-BROWN, Staff Writer


Ebb & Flow Arts pulled out all its multimedia stops for the final concert of the North South East West Festival.

Held Friday evening at the Seabury Hall Performance Studio, the program consisted of two major original works: Emile Richards’ “The Eyes Hear, the Ears See” and Tony Walholm’s “Thief of Fire.” Richards, a noted percussionist who has performed all over the world with musicians from Igor Stravinsky to Frank Zappa, played vibraphone, heading up a musical ensemble consisting of John Zangrando on woodwinds, Bob Harrison on bass, Paul Marchetti on percussion and Ebb & Flow founder Robert Pollock on piano.

The other half of the equation was Maui artist Piero Resta. During the first three movements, Resta’s work on a large three-panel canvas was not visible to the musicians. The concept calls for the artist to be influenced by the music as the painting emerges. During the final movement, “Seeing with the Ears,” the canvas was revealed and the musicians responded to the painting while Resta continued to add to the image in a kind of visual/auditory jam.

Just as the musicians had structure in Richards’ composition (the first three parts were “Melody,” “Rhythm” and “Harmony”), Resta began with a plan for his painting. The colors and textures emerged as the work continued. The textures of the music were transformed by the imaginations of the players as they were inspired by each other and Resta’s colorful, swirling visual images.

Especially when executed by such consummate artists, the work resulted in a sensory experience that transcended music and art and became something else, something richer and more involving in the process of creation itself.

In his exploration of the parallels between the demigods Maui and Prometheus, Walholm made use of music, dance, chant, video footage, lighting, literature, narration and aerial work. The Ebb & Flow Ensemble, consisting of Walholm, Pollock, Zangrando, Harrison, Marchetti and dancer Lisa Gagnon, was joined by a group of performers who illustrated the story.

The primary color throughout was the red of fire. In the program notes, Walholm noted “fire is both creative as well as destructive. . . . As light is it the external light of flame and the inner light of the psyche and spirit.”

The blowing of the conch, the ethereal melody of the nose flute and the rhythmic slap of the ipu spoke of Maui as cosmic visions swirled in the background on a video screen.

Caleb Rhodes as Prometheus writhing on an aerial swing was particularly effective as the suffering deity, chained to a rock in the Caucasus. Rhodes’ performances created a graphic reminder of the fate of the fire-bringer, whose liver was daily torn from his body by an eagle only to grow back, creating eternal torment.

Walholm ’s comparison of the two deities showed Maui as “embodying both intellect and compassion, not in contention with the gods nor with nature but a participant with them in his role as champion of humanity’s struggle for success,” while Prometheus represents “humanity enslaved by technology and arrogance.”

Although the concept is a fascinating one, the vision needs more clarification in the performance. Combining many art forms, from modern technology to ancient chant, is exciting but can also be confusing.

That said, “Thief of Fire” was an intriguing and brave experiment providing images, sounds and ideas that resonated long after the performance was over.

Ebb & Flow Arts tried something new this year. Instead of mounting two weeks of intensive performances, the group spread the festival out over several months with events on Maui and on Oahu. It was a good idea. Performances were well-attended and audiences had the opportunity to enjoy and digest each one.

Pollock and Ebb & Flow Arts are to be commended for their vision, their willingness to experiment, their commitment to new music and their intellectual curiosity. Every Ebb & Flow concert gives the audience something brand new, something to think about and another reason to be grateful for the rich diversity in the Maui community.