Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sugar Mill Rainbow

Sugar Mill Rainbow
Originally uploaded by luckycomehawaii
Puunene Maui Hawaii Pioneer sugar mill
I took this photo yesterday, it's a bit dark, yet theres a mood here, the passing of time and changing of weather and era's. This is the last standing working sugar mill on the island of Maui.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


E-cycling event will be held this Saturday
WAILUKU – Computers, televisions, stereo systems, cell phones and any electronic product with a circuit board can be “e-cycled” Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the War Memorial Stadium parking lot.

Participants can also investigate a reuse site, where working electronic gear will be given away as part of the e-cycling event supported by Maui County and managed by Habitat for Humanity.

The electronics recycling project is intended to keep the gear that contains toxic but recyclable metals out of the county landfills. Equipment that can be reused will be repaired and given away or donated; obsolete or unrepairable equipment will be shipped to an electronics recycler.

An e-cycling day will be held for businesses and agencies with large loads of equipment on Friday. The Saturday event is for the general public with small loads.

For more information, call 573-4018. For information on recycling in general, go online to www.mauicounty.gov/recycle.

Chris Hart opens Donut shop in Wailuku

Dad's Donuts
A new old-fashioned donut shop opens in Wailuku Town.
MauiWeekly - http://www.mauiweekly.com/

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Ceremony set for Wednesday for Wailuku

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WAILUKU-- Ground will be broken Wednesday for the Market Street Improvements Project, Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares and the Department of Public Works announced Friday.

The $6.448 million contract was awarded to Diversified Machinery Inc., and will include constructing stamped concrete pavement, resetting basalt curbs and constructing simulated basalt curbs, installing drainage facilities, installing new roadway signs and pavement markings, landscaping, roadway lighting and streetscapes.

Notice to proceed is set for Jan. 28, 2008 with an anticipated completion date of Jan. 29, 2009.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. at the gravel parking lot adjacent to Iao Theater. The public is advised that the gravel lot will be closed from 6 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. to accommodate the ceremony. Parking will be available in the municipal parking lot across the street. To RSVP for the groundbreaking, please call 244-3139 by Monday, Jan. 21.


Friday, January 18, 2008

Lance Collins is suing his parents

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Lance Collins is suing his parents!
Politicians do the strangest things.


Friday, January 11, 2008

Maui man takes home $260,000 TV jackpot

By Gary T. Kubota
WAILUKU » Maui resident Brad Falcon, who won $260,000 on NBC's "Deal or No Deal" on Wednesday night, said he plans to use some of the money to start a nonprofit humanitarian organization and help his parents pay off their medical bills.

Falcon, 37, who works as a remodeler, said he also wants to take his wife and children on a vacation to Greece.

"She's always wanted to go to Greece," said Falcon, the father of three children.

Falcon said the money comes in time for him to also buy furnishings for his new home in Waikapu.

He said he and his family are still amazed about his good fortune.

"We're just having this dream," he said.

Falcon said his mother, Donna Swayne of Oahu, has been working to support herself and his father, Roger, who suffered a stroke.

He said he feels blessed to be able to help them out financially.

Falcon said he plans to start a nonprofit called Hawaii Matters that helps families going through tragedy.

Falcon said the road to winning was a long one and started in early March, when he made a video about himself and filled out an 11-page application to be on "Deal or No Deal."

He said he went through numerous interviews for about seven months before being selected as a contestant.

To give him moral support, the producers flew in his family, including his parents and sister, Tisha Lehfeldt, and her husband, Jason, of Oahu.

"I believe dreams can come true, but you've got to make them happen," he said.


Wednesday, January 09, 2008

transient vacations rentals.

transient vacations rentals.

A good reason Vacation Rental Condominiums are a premium purchase.

Mayor digs in heels on TVRs

WAILUKU – Mayor Charmaine Tavares can’t go to a movie, the grocery store or post office without someone asking her about what’s become an ugly debate over transient vacations rentals.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Toyota grant will help Heritage Hall in Paia

WAILUKU – Heritage Hall has received $10,000 from Maui Toyota to assist with the building of two cultural resource centers and a multipurpose hall in Paia.

Damien Farias Sr., owner of Maui Toyota, presented the donation to Dolores Bio, Heritage Hall board president, and Alfred Boteilho Jr., a Heritage Hall board member.

Heritage Hall will be developed in Paia to provide two cultural resource centers, one for the Portuguese and the other for the Puerto Ricans.

The resource center will include collections of old and historical items, accessibility to genealogy records, dual-language-learning programs and Internet access.

There also will be a multipurpose hall for community use.

Maui County has awarded nonprofit Heritage Hall a $300,000 grant for planning and design.

During its current developmental stage and capital campaign, Heritage Hall is being housed at the J. Walter Cameron Center.

The address is 95 Mahalani St., Room 12, Wailuku. The phone number is 243-0065.

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Molokai water permit denied

A Hawaiian group praises the Supreme Court ruling against a major landowner
By Gary T. Kubota

WAILUKU » The Hawaii Supreme Court has overturned a decision to grant a water permit to a major landowner in West Molokai, raising questions about future development and the impact on residents and businesses in the region.

Justices struck down a decision by the state Commission on Water Resource Management in 2001 that allowed Kukui (Molokai) Inc. to take a little more than 1 million gallons a day from a well in the island's central area.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Originally uploaded by luckycomehawaii
Aloha ha
I am so excited to start the new year off, 2008 looks bright ahead. I am gearing up a new professional profile, web site and marketing. I am going to be doing a lot of door knocking. I've written my business plan and the amount of contacts and peeps and numbers I have to accumulate to get my net profit. Working for C-21 has been a great year, I've found my niche, settled my desk, worked with and supported my coworkers, everything is dialed in for a very successful year.

I am passing my new business photo around to get second opinions. This is the final marketing piece for my 2008 real estate career. This photo is recent, actually December 24th, 2007. I'll be using it on business cards, calenders, flyer's, posters, bus stops and grocery charts. My girlfriend says its perfect, all my close friends on Maui say it's the real me, I just need to know if I am over exuberant about the 2008 real estate market. I am so damn excited. Please give me your honest and humble opinion.

Mahalo for the great year of 2007, now lets rock and roll the new year in!

Jeffery B. Griffin
Realtor® (B) ABR e-Pro eCertified®
Lucky We Live Hawaii
808-280-3442 cell
888-248-4015 toll free/information/message/fax
Century 21 All Islands
7 E. Kaahumanu Ave.
Kahului, HI 96732
"Lucky We Live Hawaii"

Photo by "Kaveh"