Saturday, April 19, 2008

Gallerie Ha and Market street Wailuku

Work will close Wailuku block

WAILUKU — One block of North Market Street between Wells and Main streets will be closed from Sunday morning until daylight Monday for construction work on the Market Street improvement project.

The next block east, between Main and Vineyard streets, is being blocked from time to time at night, Sundays through Thursdays, until the middle of May as part of the same project.

The contractor, Diversified Machinery Inc., is asking motorists to be alert and to use detours.

From 9 a.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday, Market will be completely closed, but Wells and Main streets will remain open. Motorists should anticipate delays.

Continuing work on the block that includes Iao Theater will require occasional street closings. Motorists will have to detour to High Street or Central Avenue to go east. They can then turn onto Vineyard to pick up North Market to get to Waihee.


Friday, April 18, 2008

To Honor Mau: The Voyage Of The Hokule`a Through Micronesia.

Just a note to invite you to another public reading of the book, "To Honor Mau: The Voyage Of The Hokule`a Through Micronesia." Get out your calendar. It's 6:30 p.m. May 24 (Saturday) at the Pioneer Inn's conference room in Lahaina, during Festival of Canoes.
The reading will be again in Hawaiian and English and include Hawaiian immersion students, this time from Lahainaluna High School. Also joining us will be Princess Nahienaena Elementary teacher Liko Rogers, Hawaiian cultural expert Ed Lindsey and theatre director Kim Compoc. Books and photographs in the book will be sold after the reading. 25 percent of net proceeds go to the Polynesian Voyaging Society. If you were at the last event, thanks. We sold all the books on hand. Attached is a flyer that you can print and post.
A Hui Hou o Kakou,

Thursday, April 17, 2008

New Prison Plans in Wailuku

Correctional facility plans to be covered

WAILUKU — State Public Safety Director Clayton Tom will provide an update on his agency’s plans for a new correctional facility on Maui during a meeting of the Governor’s Maui Community Advisory Council at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Cameron Center Auditorium.

Tom will discuss a proposed construction timetable and programs that will be implemented at a new correctional center.

The meeting is open the public. Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in the meeting should call 243-5796 for assistance.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Be kind to one another

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

Paying more for Water

Maui County residents would pay more for county services — from water, to garbage collection, to golfing on the Waiehu Municipal Golf Course — under Mayor Charmaine Tavares’ budget proposal for 2008-09.

$4 a gallon for Regular

On Maui, Wailuku set a new record price Friday at $4 a gallon for Regular Unleaded.

That's up a nickel a gallon since last week.

Triple A says Maui is the first region in the nation to reach $4 a gallon for Regular Unleaded.

You'll pay $4.08 at the Shell Station and more than $4 a gallon as well at this Chevron Station.

On Oahu, Honolulu's prices for Regular Unleaded is less than a penny off its all-time record set nearly three years ago.

Triple A Hawaii says Honolulu drivers are now paying $3.59 a gallon for Regular Unleaded.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Auntie Nona

Auntie Nona

It was she who coined the phrase "Hawaiiana."

Winona Beamer, known to most as Auntie Nona, died last night in her Maui home.

Great love and appreciation goes out to her and her family


Friday, April 04, 2008

Superferry back in action

In light of ATA and Aloha airlines going down we have this announcement from the super ferry.

Hawaiian Superferry

We are pleased to announce that Hawaii Superferry's Alakai will be sailing, daily, between O‘ahu and Maui starting Monday, April 7. We welcome our valued customers on board by continuing our special fare - $39 each way - for voyages through June 5th.

Now is a great time to book your Lei Day, Memorial Day weekend, or graduation getaway. Also coming up in May is the annual International Festival of Canoes on Maui and the 50th State Fair at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

Many of our residents have already enjoyed our low fares and the convenience of packing their coolers, surfboards, kayaks, and pets in their own car and visiting ‘ohana on other islands.

Additionally, local farmers and businesses have benefited from a more convenient and cost-effective method to move their products and equipment.

We remain committed to offering Hawai‘i residents an affordable inter-island transportation alternative. Seeing our islands from the sea is a great experience that should not be missed!

We look forward to welcoming you aboard the Alakai soon, and from all of us here at Hawaii Superferry, we sincerely thank you for your continued support.


John L. Garibaldi
President & Chief Executive Officer

Hawaiian Superferry


Thursday, April 03, 2008

where are we heading?

Where are we heading these days, the islands of Hawaii, this current time of economical dismay, the war, the rich, the poor, the homeless, the needy, the ultra rich and greedy.
Just a few headlines I have scored, today this morning 8 am.
the inconvenience of a power outage this was like a drill, sort practice of things to come. The future of the numb living, back to the basics.

Just announced ATA is closing it's doors.

Aloha airlines shuts down, 1900 folks with out work. People with bills, mortgages, car payments, medical plans, health issues, Ohana's, children and grand parnets.
"When Aloha first came in, they were responding to the prejudices of the time," Forman said. "They created an airlines that a person of any ethnicity could fly on and feel equally welcome. There are many old timers who still support Aloha for this reason"

Molokai Ranch closes their gates.

Gas is at $4.17 a gallon and we see no relief, Wailuku Maui Hawaii is the highest per medium in the nation.

The federal government is afraid to use the word Recession.
Are we deaf, dumb and blind or just naive?

Time will tell for our little paradise isle that I love and adore.

I live here, love here and belong to her.
It's been a tough week for Hawaii