Three years ago this month Albert Perez took over as Executive Director of the Maui Tomorrow Foundation. He helped found the organization in 1989, stayed a few years, then moved to the mainland, where he spent much of his time until 2015. I chatted with Perez not long after he took over Maui Tomorrow, and since then have seen him around the county doing the grunt work of a … [Read more...] about Talking affordable housing, seawalls and sustainable ag with Albert Perez, 3 years after he took over Maui Tomorrow
1. On Apr. 1, The Maui News reported that the Maui County Democratic Party has begun calling for candidates to replace Rep. Joe Souki, D–Wailuku, who resigned recently following a scathing state Ethics report on his alleged sexual harassment. Which of these individuals is NOT mentioned in the story as having pulled nomination papers for the job? A. Lynn Araki-Regan, chief of … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Do you know who wants to take over Joe Souki’s seat?
Haiku town teems with international flair, from the Euro windsurfers to the rainbow of food trucks that have popped up through the years. Tucked inconspicuously down a side road of Haiku town, Sala Dang Thai Kitchen fits right into the eclectic mix. Located near the old Haiku Cannery and across the street from Colleen’s, there are two little signs that point the way to the … [Read more...] about The joy of dining at Sala Dang Thai Kitchen in Haiku
In the evenings I like to take the family dog for a walk. We live in Haiku in an area that would be perfect for dog walking, except I can only walk her on a short part of the road (back and forth) because of stray and vicious dogs that live on the rest of the road. Even the ones that are tethered run at us snarling and barking, making it very difficult to enjoy the walk and … [Read more...] about Eh Brah: If you can’t be a responsible pet owner, why do you have a dog?
The Greek Oven in Haiku is as close to eating in Greece as you can get. Adonis Kapsalis and his wife Santuzza moved to Maui to raise their children, but soon after decided that he could offer delicious food from his homeland. “Making great food is really easy,” said Kapsalis. “You just need two things: the best ingredients, and the good recipes.” Born in Greece, Kapsalis … [Read more...] about The Greek Oven in Haiku