National Park Service Report Shows How WWII Impacted Maui & Haleakala

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The above photo shows U.S. Marines and an amphibious tank at Big Beach in Makena in early 1945. It's taken from a new 501-page report from the National Park Service–Hawaii, the Military, and the National Park: World War II and Its Impacts on Culture and the Environment, written by William Chapman. Today, the Park Service posted a brief write-up on the report here. More than simply an overview of what the military did at Haleakala National Park … [Read more...]

Test Your Knowledge Of Oprah’s New Tea and What’s Next For The Giggle Hill Playground

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1. This week Starbucks, Teavana and sometime-Maui resident Oprah Winfrey announced that all three would partner on a new tea, known as Oprah Chai Tea. Which of the following ingredients is NOT in the new tea? A. Mint B. Cloves C. Cardamom D. Ginger E. Cinnamon   2. On Mar. 25, the Maui County Council voted on the First Reading of an appropriation for the Department of Parks to give to the Haiku Community Association for … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Katie Browne of BoxEleven

  Katie Browne, Owner BoxEleven boxeleven@hotmail.com   Website: www.box11designs.com Facebook: Box Eleven Pinterest: Box Eleven Instagram: @BoxEleven    How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and retail industry? When was this? Did you have any formal training? I've been sewing under the label BoxEleven for about 13 years but it wasn't until September of 2009 that I made it official and was inspired to … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Robin Brown of Robins Apparel Maui

Robin Brown, Owner & Designer Robins Apparel Maui PO Box 81496 Haiku, HI 96708 robinsapparel@gmail.com   Website:  www.robinsapparelmaui.com   How many years experience in the industry? I have been in the fashion industry for about 7 years. It all started with a basic sewing class, and I was hooked. Figuring out how different pieces all put together make a garment is fascinating to me. Constructing clothing is still my … [Read more...]

Eh Shameless Thief!

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So I left my house in Haiku to do a quick errand and when I returned, you jumped up on my deck and robbed me. I could see exactly where you looked so I know you’ve done this before. Need some ice money? Too damned lazy to get a job? You know, it’s not the monetary value of the stuff you took–it’s the memories that went with them. The most important of which was my grandfather’s wedding ring, which meant so much to me. You know, brah, it’s a small … [Read more...]

Maui Gifts: The Queen Bee Royal Scrub and Body Products

The Queen Bee products made on Maui are hand-crafted by an artisanal herbalist and esthetician team with their own bees raised in Kula. The resulting honey-based organic products are both top quality and coveted. "This is one of the best exfoliants I have used,” says Haiku Esthetician Emily Grace. “Besides that it works amazing to get rid of those crusty dry skin cells. It’s made with organic ingredients like raw honey, green papaya enzymes and … [Read more...]

On The 70th Anniversary Of One Of The Worst Air Disasters In Island History, We Look Back On Life On Maui During World War II

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The date Dec. 7 is one of those historical touchstones that instantly spurs a rush of memories and emotions for most Americans. But the date also recalls a dark event in Maui history. This year, Dec. 7 marks the 70th anniversary of one of the worst air tragedies in the island’s history. It happened in 1943, at the height of World War II. Two U.S. Navy Dauntless dive bombers collided somewhere over Haiku. Both pilots manage to bail out and … [Read more...]

Cooling Spa Treatments to Beat Tropical Heat

Though the dog days of summer may be behind us, just because Sept. 22 has passed doesn't mean Mother Nature has mercy on the tropics. If you’re fed up with the steamy temperatures, it may be time to spend some down-time at the spa. Here are some treatments that can take the heat off:   Rain Massage, Spa Grande Wailea Nothing sounds cooler than a rainy day, and Spa Grande’s Rain Massage will make a cool splash. Relax to the sound of … [Read more...]

Talking Story With Destin Cretton, The Maui-Born Filmmaker Behind ‘Short Term 12′

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By Barry Wurst II Haiku isn’t known to be the birthplace of great filmmakers, but that’s about to change, permanently. Local boy Destin Cretton grew up there and his dreams of becoming a high caliber filmmaker have come true in a profound way. His critically acclaimed comedy/drama Short Term 12 stars Brie Larson as a worker at a foster care facility and portrays her day to day experiences. It’s become one of the biggest word of mouth … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST GREEN BUSINESS: Rising Sun Solar #BOM2013

Best ‘Green’ Business Rising Sun Solar This Maui-based, locally owned solar electric company, uses only the highest quality products and workmanship to provide Maui residents with clean, reliable and affordable renewable energy. Rising Sun Solar remains committed to making going solar as easy as possible, customizing each system to meet the individual financial needs and clean energy goals of every customer. They seek to use all available … [Read more...]