Well, another year’s in the books. On the whole, 2015 wasn’t any more disastrous or violent than any other recent year, I suppose (we did get a new Star Wars film out of it), though at times it certainly seemed otherwise. Murder rates have risen in many large American cities, and a series of horrific mass shootings put everyone on edge. The great movie actors Maureen O’Hara, … [Read more...] about 2015 MauiTime Year In Review
The Maui Tomorrow Foundation has chosen Albert Perez to take over the environmental non-profit organization from Irene Bowie, who announced her retirement a couple months ago. “I look forward to returning to Maui Tomorrow to build upon the impressive accomplishments of Irene Bowie and our Board of Directors,” Perez said in a May 28 news release. “The quality of our … [Read more...] about Albert Perez to take over as new Maui Tomorrow executive director
In a way it’s fitting that Irene Bowie has decided to step down as executive director of Maui Tomorrow and return to the West Coast. When she took on the job as the Maui County’s most preeminent slow growth activist, the biggest issue facing the state was the proposed Hawaii Superferry. Maui Tomorrow under Bowie’s leadership played a critical role in the legal challenges that … [Read more...] about What awaits Maui Tomorrow when executive director Irene Bowie leaves next month?
The Maui Film Festival is presenting 2hours. 2create. 2morrow, a “think tank” geared to spur conversation about humanity. The first hour (Castle Theater) of the event will introduce eight social, cultural and environmental activists who will share their personal messages of peace and justice. The crowd will then be released to screen their choice of three films being shown. … [Read more...] about This Sunday, Jan. 5: 2hours. 2create. 2morrow
The ongoing war between Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa and the bulk of the Maui County Council really got heated today over a huge stretch of West Maui coast. At issue is the Arakawa Administration's proposed purchase of 186 acres of oceanfront property stretching from the Pali to Puamana that's currently owned by the Makila Land Company (that would be Peter Martin, James … [Read more...] about War Between Maui Mayor and County Council Flares Up Over ProposedLauniupoko Land Buy