Conde Nast Traveler Says Maui Is NO LONGER Top Island In World

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After two consecutive decades of getting named Conde Nast Traveler's "Top Island In The World," Maui has dropped to mere third in this year's rankings. "Hawaii’s second-largest island boasts rugged terrain, volcanic beaches, and the towering Mt. Haleakala," Conde Nast Traveler said about Maui this year. "It’s the place to be for snorkelers, hikers, and food lovers alike." Does this mean the Maui County Council won't be giving the Maui … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Mutual Publishing Releases Updated ‘Maui: A History’

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One of the greatest errors a person can make when picking up a history book is thinking that it represents the only narrative of a given place or time period. In fact, stories about a given event vary widely, depending on point of view (those in power often have a very different take than those out of power, for instance). The best historians acknowledge this reality early on to the readers. One local historian who did exactly that was Cummins … [Read more...]

Here’s why Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Theo Morrison is one of Maui’s hardest working people

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When the young mother of two set sail with her husband for the South Pacific in 1979, she had no idea that one day she’d work at preserving Lahaina’s rich cultural heritage. After marrying a man from Hawaii who owned a sailboat, the family decided to sail from California to the South Pacific. But she never made it to the far reaches of the Pacific. The woman jumped ship with her children on the Big Island and has lived in Hawaii since. The woman … [Read more...]

New Book ‘Sovereign Sugar’ Documents Sugar Industry Impacts On Hawaii

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You guys still read books, right? I hope so, because University of Hawaii Press has just released one that has a great deal of importance to everyone who lives on and visits Maui. Written by anthropologist Carol A. MacLennan, Sovereign Sugar describes in fresh detail all the might sugar plantations' environmental and socio-economic impacts on Hawaii over the last century. Ah, sugar. Given the importance the industry had on the development of … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Maui Roads Turn Deadly With 6 Fatalities In Last 11 days

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[UPDATE: The item below on the April 15 hit-and-run fatality has been updated with additional details from the MPD] Normally we're content to leave highway collisions and traffic updates to the myriad other news sites and papers around Maui (and Hawaii) that cover such things, but lately I've noticed my email inbox stuffed with Maui Police press releases containing the word "Fatal"–including one about a hit-and-run collision in North Kihei … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Teri Edmonds of If The Shoe Fits

 Teri Edmonds, Owner  If The Shoe Fits, Maui 21 N. Market St, Wailuku, HI 96793 808-249-9710 [email protected]   Website: www.teriedmonds.com Facebook: If The Shoe Fits   How many years experience in the industry? 12   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and/or retail industry? When was this? Did you have any formal training? I opened ITSF in 2001.  Created Hot Biskit Hawaii, my shoe … [Read more...]

News Quiz! Test your knowledge of Maui hotel occupancy rates and job growth

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1. From Feb. 23 to Mar. 1, Maui’s hotel occupancy rate was 85.5 percent, nearly exactly what it was during the same week last year, according to a Mar. 7 Pacific Business News blog post. During that week, how did room rates compare to the same period last year? A. Nearly the same B. 7.5 percent higher C. 7.5 percent lower D. 17.5 percent higher E. 17.5 percent lower   2. On Mar. 7, the Hawaii House of Representatives … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Heather Green of On Location Styling

Heather Green, Hair & Makeup Artist, Owner On Location Styling 808-276-5750 [email protected]   Website: www.onlocationstyling.com Facebook: On Location Styling   How many years experience in the industry? I've been in the Beauty business for 15 years, specializing in Special Event Styling & Photo-ready Makeup, for weddings, TV , fashion shows, commercials, Print , & photo-shoots for any occasion. Also … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Michele Joy Thornton of Rainbow Jo

Michele Joy Thornton, Owner & Designer Rainbow Jo  808 283 5473 [email protected]   Website: www.rainbowjo.com   How many years experience in the industry? As I've been designing and wholesaling original artwork on clothing for over 27 years,  I believe I am the longest running Maui based clothing designer.   Please tell me about the textiles you use in your designs. Any specific fabrics and colors that you … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Ariana Hornkohl of ARIE Bikinis

Ariana Hornkohl, Owner & Designer ARIE BIKINIS [email protected]   Website: www.ariebikinis.com Instagram: @arie_bikinis  Facebook: ARIEbikinis  Pinterest: ARIEbikinis   How many years experience in the fashion industry? My first collection was in 2010   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and/or retail industry? When was this? Did you have any formal training? I studied business at Arizona State … [Read more...]