Hawaii Ocean Project raises research funds with Whale Tales

Whale Trust Maui’s celebration of its mammalian friends, Whale Tales 2015, wrapped up on Feb. 16 with 75 whale watchers aboard the Maui Princess, the flagship of the Hawaii Ocean Project fleet. Noted speaker and marine mammal photographer Flip Nicklin hosted the whale watch. Nicklin is part of the Whale Trust organization, headed by Dr. Meagan […]

Suzanne Kayian

About Suzanne Kayian

Suzanne Kayian is a Maui-based writer, public relations specialist and social media zealot. With more than 20 years experience, Suzanne has contributed to a variety of publications ranging from local independent magazines to corporate international websites. She also designs and implements PR and promotional campaigns for an assortment of clients including musicians, filmmakers and art galleries. Twitter: https://twitter.com/MauiZan

Drew Toonz: Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa plays political tennis with Monsanto exec Carol Reimann

Illustration by Andrew Miller About Andrew MillerMail | Web | More Posts (11)

NOTW: Unhoneymoons, spider sex and the worst cockroach infestation ever

NOTW_web

THE UNHONEYMOON A Saratoga Springs, New York, resort has begun accepting totally defeated husbands and wives for a relaxed weekend that includes divorce, bringing to America a concept already successful in six European cities. The Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa charges $5,000 for a couple to check in on a Friday, married, but leave Sunday […]

Quizunderstood: How well do you know Maui ag exports?

1. There’s a new Maui Police Officer doing parking enforcement in Wailuku Town. What is the officer’s name? A. Nick Krau B. Peter Delima C. David Wikoli D. John D. Jakubczak E. Keith Taguma 2. On Feb. 22, The Maui News reported that though agricultural export shipments from Hawaii ports rose 5.2 percent in 2014, […]

Anthony Pignataro

About Anthony Pignataro

Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He started work as MauiTime's Editor in 2003, took a couple years off starting in 2008, then returned to the staff in 2011. He's the author of "Stealing Cars With The Pros," a 2013 collection of his journalism and the Maui novels "Small Island" (2011) and "The Dead Season" (2012)–all of which were published by Event Horizon Press. In 2014, his one-act play "War Stories" won second place in the Maui Fringe Festival.

IFC’s Portlandia does hilarious tiny house skit

The tiny house movement is getting big on Maui. Most notably is the blog and Facebook page Tiny House Hawaii, which recently passed 5,000 Likes on Facebook. The blog is ran by Erik Blair, a local social media entrepreneur who builds websites, advocates for coworking and advocates the downsizing of domociles. Tiny houses are actual houses, just, well, tiny–often 300 square feet […]

Tommy Russo

About Tommy Russo

For the past 17 years I've been an old/new media guy working on life, health, and family. I co-founded and publish a weekly newspaper on Maui called Mauitime.

County of Maui makes changes to Upcountry bus service

Starting Saturday, Feb. 28, there will be some changes to the Maui Bus Upcountry Islander and Kula Villager routes, according to a County of Maui news release that went out yesterday: The bus connection between the Upcountry Islander and the Kula Villager will be relocated to the Kulamalu Town Center, near Longs Drug Store. Kulamalu Town Center has been […]

Anthony Pignataro

About Anthony Pignataro

Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He started work as MauiTime's Editor in 2003, took a couple years off starting in 2008, then returned to the staff in 2011. He's the author of "Stealing Cars With The Pros," a 2013 collection of his journalism and the Maui novels "Small Island" (2011) and "The Dead Season" (2012)–all of which were published by Event Horizon Press. In 2014, his one-act play "War Stories" won second place in the Maui Fringe Festival.

As cannabis co-op owner Brian Murphy languishes in prison, the Hawaii Legislature may finally legalize medical marijuana dispensaries

The modern American drug war is now deep into its 43rd year. Every year, the federal government spends between $20 billion and $25 billion on measures designed to combat the sale of illegal drugs like cocaine, heroin and marijuana. The results of these expenditures are a monument to failure: despite the fact that one in […]

Anthony Pignataro

About Anthony Pignataro

Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He started work as MauiTime's Editor in 2003, took a couple years off starting in 2008, then returned to the staff in 2011. He's the author of "Stealing Cars With The Pros," a 2013 collection of his journalism and the Maui novels "Small Island" (2011) and "The Dead Season" (2012)–all of which were published by Event Horizon Press. In 2014, his one-act play "War Stories" won second place in the Maui Fringe Festival.

UPDATED: Haleakala National Park Visitor Center Closed Until Further Notice

[Note: this post originally went up with a stock shot of a Haleakala Visitor Center building, but not the one that sustained damage. Since then the park sent us actual shots of the building in question, and the post’s photos have been updated accordingly.] The Haleakala National Park Visitor Center has been closed until further […]

Anthony Pignataro

About Anthony Pignataro

Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He started work as MauiTime's Editor in 2003, took a couple years off starting in 2008, then returned to the staff in 2011. He's the author of "Stealing Cars With The Pros," a 2013 collection of his journalism and the Maui novels "Small Island" (2011) and "The Dead Season" (2012)–all of which were published by Event Horizon Press. In 2014, his one-act play "War Stories" won second place in the Maui Fringe Festival.

This Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3-4: Free Zeuterin Training & Clinic

The Maui Humane Society, in association with Animal Balance, invites veterinarians and vet techs to free Zeuterin training this Wednesday. This chemical sterilization process (as opposed to the traditional surgical sterilization) is recommended for male dogs at least three months of age and under 75 pounds. Following the training, Animal Balance will host a mass Zeuterin sterilization clinic […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

The Snorkel Store opens third Kihei location

The Snorkel Store has opened a new, third location in Kihei. Co-owners Kevin Lewis, Micah Wolf and Daniel Sykes created The Snorkel Store to provide an alternative to the high resort prices, and gimmicky time-share techniques in the Maui market. In 2012, the local friends opened their first store in The Lahaina Square Shopping Center. […]

Suzanne Kayian

About Suzanne Kayian

Suzanne Kayian is a Maui-based writer, public relations specialist and social media zealot. With more than 20 years experience, Suzanne has contributed to a variety of publications ranging from local independent magazines to corporate international websites. She also designs and implements PR and promotional campaigns for an assortment of clients including musicians, filmmakers and art galleries. Twitter: https://twitter.com/MauiZan