Shark Attacks: How worried should we be about recent bites and fatalities on Maui?

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By Jacob Shafer They come out of nowhere. Every shark bite story is unique but that’s the thread that connects them all, like a trail of blood in the water. One second you’re surfing, swimming, paddling, whatever, and the next you’re staring down the wrong end of one of nature’s most voracious killers. Some get lucky, escaping with a few gnarly scars and the mother of all fish stories. Like Evonne Cashman, a 56-year-old retired teacher from … [Read more...]

2013 MauiTime Gift Guide

By Jen Russo and Sarah Gerlach By now, we’re all much too familiar with the horror stories of Christmas shopping. Big Box retailers here and on the Mainland are cramped, frantic places even with the holiday pressure. Why do we put up with endless lines in parking lots and checkstands, to say nothing of aisles and aisles filled with junk made largely by poor people thousands of miles away working for giant multinational corporations that are only … [Read more...]

Olfactory Finds: Give the Gift of Maui Scents

The sensation of smell is very strong, and can evoke especially vivid memories and emotions. Go intimate by gifting a vial of delicious vanilla and tropical Bootzie Oil in a charming pink satin bag. The oil has a luxurious smell developed by Maui Girl Bootzie. Or if the gift of aromatherapy is more what you’re looking for, a bottle of Gemelixir is a special blend of essential oils and gemstones that creates a spray to initiate transformations in … [Read more...]

Blown Away: Makai Glass Art Gifts

Stop by the Makai Glass Creations workshop and get blown away by the mystic performance of hot glass in action. The Maui-inspired sculpture captures big ocean wave curls and tiny pineapple bottle stops to life-sized conch shells. No matter what these artisans create, all the work demonstrates the intricacies of their colored fragile medium. Makai Glass Creations, 903 Hal‘iimaile Rd.; 808-269-8255; makaiglass.com Fine Artists Craft Fair–The … [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...]

Community Raises Nearly $100K for Maui Culinary Academy

This year's annual Noble Chef benefit for the Maui Culinary Academy at the University of Hawaii Maui College exceeded its goals with nearly $100,000 in funds raised. The 17th annual fundraiser, held Oct. 26 in Wailea, amassed the money to help support program development and growth of the award-winning Culinary Academy. The money also will be earmarked to support the Noble Chef Scholarship Endowment fund. The Noble Chef event–which features a … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Mokulele Aircraft That Landed In Wailea Had 2009 Accident On Molokai

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At about 7pm this evening a Cessna 208B commuter aircraft operated by Mokulele Airlines made an emergency landing on Pi'ilani Highway in Wailea near the Kilohana intersection. According to this Maui News story, the plane's eight passengers and two pilots were all safe and accounted for. Most of the photos published of the plane (including the one I took) showed emergency personnel standing in front of the plane's tail or "N" number. But this … [Read more...]

Eh Jerk Driver!

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This goes out to the inconsiderate jerk in the black Honda. If you’re on a suicide mission, please don’t involve innocent people. Earlier this month, I driving on Kailai Waa Street in Wailea, heading to work, and came to a STOP sign. After stopping, I turned on my blinker to turn left so I could continue on my journey. But you decided to RAGE and overtake me on my left side as I was about to turn. You beeped your horn as if I was the one in the … [Read more...]

What Will UH Professor Richard Zeebe’s Evidence That Climate Change Will Be More Severe Than Scientists Thought Mean For Hawaii And Society?

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You should go to the beach today. It doesn’t have to be Ka'anapali or Wailea Beach either–Ho'okipa, Baldwin or Ukumehame will do. It doesn’t need to be a long trip, requiring you to bake for eight hours under the sun’s UV radiation. A quick trip will be fine–just for enough time to appreciate the wonders of the shoreline. Take off your slippers and stand in the sand a few minutes. Walk into the shallows and let the ocean water lap around your … [Read more...]

Special Eh Brah Issue: Our Readers STILL Hate Traffic!

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Illustrations by Ron Pitts This paper has been running the Eh Brah! column for about a decade now, and I don’t think it’ll surprise any of our readers to learn that it’s the most popular feature in the paper. Each week, our loyal, angry readers write in with anonymous rants against some fool, liar, thief or parasite who has inflicted injustice upon their persons. Through the years, our readers have told us a variety of stories, some … [Read more...]