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 theshoechannel@gmail.com   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 info@onlocationstyling.com   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 rainbowjomaui@gmail.com   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 ariebikinis@gmail.com   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...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Julia Forbes of Oneloa Maui

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Julia Forbes, Owner Oneloa Maui 808-298-2508 oneloamaui@gmail.com   Website: www.oneloa.com Facebook: Oneloa Hats   How many years experience in the industry? I started my first business, Mitusa Designs (coin purses, cosmetic bags, and tote bags) about 4 years ago.   How did you get your start in the Fashion Design and/or retail industry? When was this? Did you have any formal training? I spent about a year in Chicago 4 … [Read more...]

MauiTime Exclusive Fashion Interview with Lisa Agdeppa of Passion 4 Fashion Boutique

Lisa Agdeppa,  Manager  Passion 4 Fashion Boutique 335 Keawe St. #204, Lahaina, HI  96761 808-667-7432 info@passion4fashionboutique.com   Website:www.passion4fashionboutique.com Twitter:  @passion4fashbtq Facebook:   Passion 4 Fashion   How many years experience in the industry? 1 year   Did you have any formal training? No formal training.   What is your philosophy of design? “Our mission is to … [Read more...]

Mother Nature Meets The Federal Government: Exploring how the Affordable Care Act affects Naturopathic Doctors

Most people probably don’t realize that the federal Affordable Healthcare Act (HR3590) includes provisions preventing discrimination of alternative medicine. This could have a big affect on the Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) on Maui. "That will be the largest single event to impact our profession in years,” says Lorilee Schoenbeck–a board member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)–in an article published by Bastyr … [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...]