To the lady at Target with the tiny dog. You were checking out yogurts. I asked if I could say hi to your dog and without skipping a beat, you picked him up in his little bow-tied shirt and put him in my arms. "Say hi to Auntie," you said. "He's a kisser." I just had a really crappy day, and that's the kind of stuff we need to feel better. Thank you! I was almost in tears … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! Thanks for the kisser!
The saga of Maui's only Barnes & Noble–the only purveyor of new books left on the island–and its hunt for a new, permanent home continues with the company's announcement this afternoon that the company will move its operation from Lahaina to Kahului in March. Here's a statement from Jim Lampassi, Barnes & Noble's Vice President of Real Estate Development, on the … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble in Lahaina to move to Maui Marketplace in Kahului in March
Sunscreen has turned into a daily-use product in households across Hawaii. With rising concerns about skin cancer, it's become a product you apply before you go outdoors, not just to the beach. The problem is the substance in sunscreen that blocks UV rays on humans isn't so good for our ocean’s coral reefs. In fact, the issue is so pronounced the Hawaii bill SB 1150 aims to ban … [Read more...] about 2017 MauiTime Green Issue: What is reef-safe sunscreen and how to find it
BEST NEW BUSINESS ON MAUI Target Target is the trendy corporate department store-of-choice for America, and Maui has caught the fever. After being gone from the island for six months, the first thing my father asked upon my arrival was if I wanted to go to Target. The red and white retail chain has swooned the hearts of Maui. It’s kind of a big deal here; even the official … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2015: Best New Business on Maui: Target
This was a year of great storms, both political and climatic. It’s the year we got the new governor that apparently everyone wanted, and the year some of Maui’s most powerful and infamous police officers decided to hang up their badges (some more willing than others). This was the year Kimo Apana attempted to make a big comeback, while voters made Governor Neil Abercrombie take … [Read more...] about 2014 Maui Year In Review