Controversial Car Service Uber Arrives On Maui

Looks like Uber, the service that lets people book auto rides through their smartphones has finally made it to Maui, going live on Thursday, Dec. 18. According to this Pacific Business News blog post that went up the same day, the service has already been running in Honolulu since 2013. At least Pacific Business News bothered […]

Quizunderstood: How well do you know U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono?

1. On Dec. 12, Google announced that it had named a town on Maui an official “2014 eCity of Hawaii,” according to a news release sent out by the winning town. The distinction shows how well local firms in that town use the Internet for business. Which town won the award? A. Wailuku B. Lahaina […]

NOTW: Death Dating, Sterilization Camps and Why China Banned Puns


DYING TO GET A DATE Like many in society’s subgroups, people who work in “death” industries or professions in the U.K. may believe it difficult to reach “like-minded” suitors. Hence, Carla Valentine established Dead Meet earlier this year and told in October that she has drawn 5,000 sign-ups among morticians, coroners, embalmers, cemetery workers, […]

How Maui Animal Shelter Volunteers Save Dogs’ Lives By Flying Them To The Mainland

“We just saved Clara’s life!” It was a Sunday morning and Laura Forsythe, who’d just spoken those words, was understandably happy. You could hear the joy in her voice, and in the voices of her fellow volunteers. Clara was most likely ecstatic, too, but she wasn’t really in a position to say so. That’s because […]

Maui Children’s Bookstore Does Book Drive For Homeless Keiki

Amanda Robson at Maui’s Children’s Bookstore has launched a Holiday Book Drive to support homeless children on Maui. The books will be donated to the Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center in Wailuku. Robson also plans to gather the children for a special holiday story-time when she delivers the books. “The more a […]

CORRECTED: Unusual Sighting Of Sperm Whale Off Maalaea

[Ed. Note: This post originally left a digit off the Maui Marine Mammal Response Program phone number at the end of the article. It’s now correct.] The Pacific Whale Foundation says one of its crews spotted a sperm whale on the morning of Thursday, Dec. 4, about a mile outside Ma’alaea Harbor. The crew aboard the […]

A&B President/COO Christopher Benjamin Becomes Nature Conservancy of Hawaii Board of Trustees Chairman

The Nature Conservancy protects about 119 million acres in 35 nations. For the natural world, this is a big deal. But at the same time, The Nature Conservancy isn’t your average environmental nonprofit organization. Consider it devoted to the practice of “eco-pragmatism”–the view that the changes wrought on nature by humanity and industrialization are here […]

More Former Employees Criticize Station Management At Akaku’s Dec. 15 Board Meeting

In addition to recently terminated Programming Director Shawn Michael, four additional former Akaku employees appeared at the Dec. 15, 2014 meeting of the public access cable channel’s board of directors to call for an independent investigation of management practices at the station. What’s more, one of the employees handed out copies of a letter signed […]

Monday, Dec. 22: Expansion at Body Alive Yoga

Release some Monday tension with Rachel G during Expansion at Body Alive Yoga. Rachel G will guide guests through an alignment-based yoga flow. Music by Kaminanda will add to the mood. Following class, refuel with Downtempo Lounge treats. $25. 6:15pm. Body Alive Yoga (1995 W. Main St. #20, Wailuku); 808-359-1060, -Marina Satoafaiga (@sandtothecity) Photo courtesy of MT