This month, the Maui Ocean Center celebrates its 20th anniversary. The aquarium, one of the largest in Hawaii, opened its doors in March 1998 (click here for info on its upcoming Mar. 18 "SeaLOVEbration"). Since then it’s steadily grown, though these days it seems to be changing–and expanding–faster than ever. Tapani Vuori, originally from Finland, took over as General Manager … [Read more...] about We talk story with Tapani Vuori about the Maui Ocean Center’s 20th anniversary
Mo'okiha O Pi'ilani
Loren D. Adams has been called the greatest seascape painter of all time. His newest exhibition at the King Kamehemeha Golf Club showcases some of his finest works over the past 50 years. The exhibit is dedicated to helping the Hui O Wa`a Kaulua in raising funding for the Mo`okiha o Pi`ilani and canoe restoration. Thirty percent of the proceeds from specific paintings will go … [Read more...] about Talking story with Maui painter Loren D. Adams
Even without the election of Republican Donald Trump to be President of the United States, this was a monstrous year. We’ve had to deal with job losses, outrageous giveaways to big business and just a general slide away from democratic protections and open government assurances. We like to think of Hawaii (and Maui especially) as existing outside the world’s troubles, but it’s … [Read more...] about MauiTime 2016 Year In Review
1. On Aug. 29, Hawaii Dental Service announced that it donated $97,000 to the Lanai Community Health Center’s new dental unit. According to the company’s news release, what percentage of Lanai’s population–live at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level? A. Nearly 20 percent B. Nearly 30 percent C. Nearly 40 percent D. Nearly 50 percent E. Nearly 60 percent 2. … [Read more...] about QuizUnderstood: How well do you know the voyaging canoe Mookiha O Piilani’s recent trip?
Maui's voyaging canoe Mo`okiha O Pi`ilani has finally found a permanent mooring in Ma`alaea. "Hui o Wa`a Kaulua (The Assembly of the Double-Hull Canoes) is pleased to announce that Mo`okiha o Pi`ilani, on this historical day, has secured a new home with a permanent mooring permit at Ma`alaea Harbor," states a news release sent out by Honu Media's Katherine Smith on Apr. 8. … [Read more...] about Maui’s voyaging canoe Mookiha O Piilani finally finds permanent home in Maalaea Harbor