May 17, 2013 | 06:25 PM
End of construction party
May 17, 2013 | 06:23 PM
Catering a construction completion party for workers. On site with ribs etc. and beer. By airport
Dont eat here!
May 15, 2013 | 01:56 PM
DONT go to the royal island kitchen resturant next to gionottos in the food court. i ordered battered fish for my partner and bbq mix plate for myself. Both our food came out and had to return the battered fish. It came out mushy and slimy.Told the girl that helped me and she said its not mushy so I ordered fried fish. Waited about 15 mins and while im waiting i didnt touch my food because I wanted me and my partner to eat at the same time. So we waited and about 15 mins went by. She called me up to the counter. I went up and Come to find out the whole time we was waiting they ended up making another batch of battered fish instead of the fried fish. the girl said "look! not mushy" n i had to show her again dat it IS mushy and that my partner Dont want the battered fish she wants the fried fish. So she went back into the kitchen PISSSSSSSSSSED OFF! Waited 10mins and fried fish came out and by now my food is cold and my bbq mix plate had cold white fat but i didnt complain. I just ate it. 2nd to the last bite while my partner was eating her food she noticed something long and black with a white tip I looked and guess what? It was HAIR. Went up to the worker nicely and told her "I just wanted to let you know that my partner had a hair in her food". I didnt even want my money back I just wanted to let her know and just carry on with my day. I wasnt mad or upset just alil disappointed because I wanted to take my partner somewhere to eat n celebrate a accomplishment my partner had. So I went up to the chinese girl that helped me and the chinese man that was the cook and said with a smile on my face and told them I had hair in my food so they started to flip out on me..!! They went crazy and was yelling things in chinese to me. I cant imagine what they were saying to me. So she yelled and said "My food no mushy you lie! I give you money, you no come here no mo!" I said "I dont want your money, I just wanted to let you know there was hair in my food". She pounds on her register opens the drawer all frantically and throws money at me and says " Here you want money!" That got me upset. i felt disrespected and threatened. She even called me a liar so i put my foot down. I had enough and raised my voice and said " why was there hair in my food?!" In a chinese accent she yelled "You have hair in food cuz dey no clean grill!!!" n i said so your telling me theres hair in my food because you guys dont clean the grill and she said YES! n she said u no come here no mo.
I went to sit down in the food court and the crazy lady comes yelling and saying she gave me too much money give me money back!" So i gave it and left.
There were other people around eat at other resturants in the food court and I apoligized to them because there were children around when this was happening. They said "its ok dont be sorry. Thats why they dont eat at royal island drive inn.
So ever since then i have never gone back. I would see the people i got into a argument with at royals out in stores and they give me the deadliest eyes ever like they want to do something bad to me. I RECOMMEND YOU PEOPLE TO NOT! TO EAT HERE!
spread the word
May 13, 2013 | 05:46 AM
the word is you, or us.... lot's to be done, including getting the word out. keep hope alive,... and thanks for what you do.
spread the word
May 13, 2013 | 05:44 AM
Spread the word,... and the word it you. there's a lot to be done, and we all have to find a way to keep hope alive.
May 12, 2013 | 09:10 AM
Love Five Palms- fabulous for gluten free sunset - amazing all around for a special night out.
May 11, 2013 | 10:50 PM
The Great Gatsby Review
Before I saw this movie I read the reviews, specifically in the Maui Time. I should have known better than to adopt that review, I never like the lifeless movies that get 4-5 stars and completely fall in love with the movies the so called movie critics seem to turn their noses up at.
As I sit there, I look around at me at the crowd. There were few people at the 4pm showing and the ones that were in there were elderly. One woman sat about 4 seats away in the row in front of me all by herself, with her silver hair laying perfectly in a short bob with impeccable bangs. I thought to myself how adorable is she and I wonder if she longs for this time as much as I. The difference would be that she lived very close to if not in that era, where as I simply long for a time so romantically tragic.
The movie begins and I notice the editing style is one that I am in awe of. It is grey tone with shots of color so vibrant it draws you in as quickly as the previews ended. I am instantly thrown into a trance by the soundtrack playing with every scene. The background to the acting is breathtaking and I am sucked into the storyline immediately. I am sitting in my crappy movie theater seat, eating my stale popcorn yet I am oblivious to those misgivings because I am in a state of longing. Longing for another time I can only imagine. I am enthralled by the characters language and romantic tag lines as if they were in quotations and bold lettering for a simple sentence about the lunch that was being served.
Then Leo walks in the scene and somehow a girl’s heart melts from sheer surroundings…even though the surroundings are a crappy theater chair and stale popcorn. I feel as though I am right there with soft lighting around me hiding every imperfection as if I were in a black and white movie. Leo is a completely underrated actor and especially in this role. He has the uncanny ability to become any character with passion and determination. He is angry yet optimistic all in one. All the while resonating his character in your bones as if you know his character personally. His depiction of someone from this era (I can only speculate) is very memorizing. My only complaint while watching this movie was that there was too much emphasis on trying to combine that era with today’s “hip hop” era. It was too much of a stretch and either should have been left out all together or toned down tremendously. I could feel the elderly woman in front of me cringing during certain parts.. and I felt sorry for her. She is coming to this movie to remember “something” to feel “something” timeless and that made her squirm in her chair. Which was heartbreaking a little.. just let her have her moment.. it could have been done a little more tastefully. Having said that please don’t let that take away from the amazingness of this movie.
I can only hope that one day my generation or a generation below me can feel the romanticism that that era afforded people. This movie had amazing costumes and effects. It is easy to follow yet captivating at the same time, something today’s movies lack. Either I am bored or too stimulated..there is very little happy medium with movies today. At no point did I hope this movie would end. And considering all movies seem to drag on and on and on this day and age with no end in site repeating the same hum drum scenes over and over again until the view feels like they got their ‘moneys worth’, this was a far cry from that. I felt as though ‘money well spent and perfect ending at a perfect time.’ It was extremely romantic and gave me butterflies and hope while watching it, somehow diminishing the cenacle pieces inside of me one by one. It somehow makes you detest and crave for that time all in the same breathe.
In a nutshell, this movie is grotesquely underrated and you should defiantly see it if you have the chance. Do not let some critic deter you from seeing what could be the movie that gives you butterflies again. A MUST SEE.
May 10, 2013 | 03:19 PM
Before Old Man Fukushima came to town, i only would buy Nickel brand soda, cola or orange and on Sushi day, when he would have.
Then I existed on Fuku dogs, with all the relish and sliced pickle, Original Maui Chips and WAY to many Coca cola.
Since we were the store around the gulch past Mickey's Pond, and I could pick most things, I still did Fuku Dogs. even when Sue's Mart started and became Haiku Mart with Mick.
one time Haiku
May 06, 2013 | 08:30 AM
every time we visit Maui, we make an intentional visit to Aina Gourmet Market.The food is always fresh & delicious. The prices & serving size are good but the customer service is always great! Cassie, one of the employees always has an infectious smile & remembers what we like.
Maui "humane" society
May 02, 2013 | 08:08 PM
I would like to know how much the CEO of the Maui "humane" society makes, Jocalyn Bouchard. She says they have been running the "shelter" for years losing $300,000 a year, but in 2008 I think, she was making $80,000 a year, what does she make now if the shelter is at -$300,000 a year? Many Thanks for your great work! May 2013
May 02, 2013 | 08:35 AM
If Mama Bird is the Universe then that's what pushing me out of the nest or perhaps I'm pushing myself out of a nest - that I've been in for way too many years 7-1/2 to be exact - yes its become comfortable and friendly - but its also become boring - so moving on to another state and another nest!!!
May 01, 2013 | 03:17 PM
Best deli sandwiches on Maui!
April 30, 2013 | 04:44 PM
Awww, c'mon - The Pet Shop at Maui Mall right down the road is locally owned and does a great job! We keep going to big box, and Maui keeps getting more and more like Oahu every year... Maybe next year Maui Time needs to have Best Of Maui for only locally owned places?
April 30, 2013 | 07:16 AM
now located at
58 central avenue
wailuku maui hawaii
April 28, 2013 | 05:42 PM
Just waisting taxpayer money and wanting attn in press
Perfect for our Event
April 28, 2013 | 08:08 AM
We had prearranged a wedding dinner for 10, and it was like a dream . . . seriously well prepared local food, attentive but not overwhelming staff, outdoor seating with a gorgeous view on a beautiful night, and Norah Jones playing softly in the background. It was a special day, and we all give it a 10.
The VanZuuk Wedding Party
Chicago/Des Moines/Manhattan, KS/Irv
April 27, 2013 | 02:29 PM
Wendy Osher is one of the best, most authentic, Maui-based journalist we have in Hawaii. Your sactamonious commentary seems to imply she is dishonest; that she has some sort of biased agenda! What are you trying to say about Ms. Osher exactly? That she chooses to be active in her own community only enhances her reporting of the news. She puts the laid back 'Maui' spirit into local news reporting; she gets her facts straight and has a wonderful voice and speaking manner. She is sincere and real...are you?
April 26, 2013 | 02:37 PM
Would somebody please get signatures and put this on the ballot, so Hawaii can be the 3rd state to legalize pot. Let the will of the people prevail!
April 26, 2013 | 02:34 AM
I started following his column when he was syndicated in a NYC paper which is gone now. I have found him here gladly. He is a treasure especially if you follow astrology and the mumbo jumbo that gets printed other places. He make the complex real in a delightful way as an artist would do. I'm a musician and I have always learned that it doesn't matter what you play as long as you play it in a way that anyone can understand.
Legalize like wine
April 25, 2013 | 11:10 AM
There is NOTHING "science-based" about arresting 700,000 people/year for choosing a FAR safer and FAR less-addictive alternative to alcohol! We need to think about the children and get marijuana off of our streets and into our stores!!
April 21, 2013 | 01:48 AM
What is happening with chemtrails and its impact on agriculture on Maui?
April 21, 2013 | 01:46 AM
Just wondering what the situation on Maui is with chem trails and how it is impacting agriculture there.
Thanks for the tips!
April 19, 2013 | 07:24 PM
This is our first year on Maui and we've never been to the Hoolaulea celebration before. Planned on going, and after reading your article now I will be prepared when I show up. My son and I will take the bus from Makawao town as well, thanks for the tip!
April 18, 2013 | 10:51 AM
Shocking to read such ignorance and naivete in regard to North Korea - they may or may not have the ability to fire accurate, long-term ballistic missiles just yet, but what are we supposed to do in the meantime? Party like it's your last few hours on the Titanic? The N Koreans have already made significant nuclear progress and they are determined to do so in order to hold the world hostage with their nuclear arsenal. I'm thankful we have leaders like Tulsi Gabbard, along with President Obama and our military commanders, who are taking the threat of North Korea seriously - as it should be.
April 17, 2013 | 07:17 PM
I have watched Dog and his family since they have been on. Glad they are going to be on again. I love the show, but I loved the family as well. Dog I hope you and your children realize that there is nothing more important than family!!!!!! I'll be watching!!!!
I love you dog
April 15, 2013 | 08:56 AM
I am so glad to hear that Dog is finally back on. I have always loved the show and Dog and the whole group. I can't wait to watch the new show, very exciting! So what about his past, he is awesome, better than most people out there. I enjoy watching him go after the bad guys. Beth is cool too.
April 14, 2013 | 05:41 AM
He is full of shit,and a crybaby
April 13, 2013 | 06:26 PM
heard that Screaming Eagle is comparable to vintage Bordeaux
April 11, 2013 | 04:18 PM
The sale ends at 2 pm, not 3.
Duane and Beth
April 10, 2013 | 08:36 PM
Love their shows and their family life. Pity they were unable to do the UK Big Brother.
Dog and Family
April 10, 2013 | 08:27 AM
I am really glad to see you coming back. I guess I am hooked.
Well done Dog and family
April 07, 2013 | 05:29 AM
Looking forward to seeing you and the family again. Sad there are still people that judge in this world and thank God for those of you that don't ! Best odd lick with new show.
April 04, 2013 | 11:52 AM
I really suggest to Manoli to focus on the quality of food even if it is immigrant NY style italian food...and focus less on marketing..what counts it's the food..and the hygiene.
Peace and love my friend.
Sen English Loses Touch
March 28, 2013 | 10:15 PM
Sen Kalani English is so star struck, he's lost touch with his own constituents. Recently Moloka'i tried to get his attention and ended up creating this video expressing their frustration that Sen English doesn't have time for them:
After that he posted on FaceBook that responding to one of his constituents was "poho manawai" e.g. a "waste of time"
When a Senator gets so arrogant that he tells one of his constituents publicly that it is a waste of his time to answer their questions...well...maybe time for Sen English to ask Steven Tyler for a job because he's unlikely to be re-elected to represent the people he feels are a waste of his time.
March 27, 2013 | 02:48 AM
Ay police cops pigs f thrm if they chose not to obey the law they under oath sworn to enforce they need to go to hell
appearances in Maui
March 24, 2013 | 12:42 PM
will you be appearing in Maui anytime from May 1st thru July 28th
Palm Desert, Ca
Undersea Cable to Oahu stopped due to Humpback Whale sanctuary.
March 24, 2013 | 10:49 AM
Another Super Ferry scenario where junque science trumps reality?
An under sea cable can be deployed quite quickly. It sits on the bottom, not suspended in a way whales can interact with. It can be deployed at a time of year Humpback and other whales are not present. The ship dropping the cable will not be traveling more than half a knot while working. Sea bottom instability in Hawaii's open channels is a problem, but not insurmountable. Largely this will require more than one line between islands.
Points about wind power. Will it save money over current diesel generation on Maui? It appears to me since wind has been increasing its impact, and oil futures markets have been bouncing per barrel price in a range of $82 to $104, (92 ish now) residential bills have increased slightly. Obviously other factors are also at play. Is wind power requiring MECO to run its facility at considerable power to deal with variables of alternative output?
If you ask MECO you find consumption of fossil fuel is basically unchanged despite installation of wind.
There is a better way to deal with wind power, but it involves designing it to operate smoothly 24/7 over a period of at least 5 days. Otherwise MECO and others must keep enough conventional power generation capacity on line to replace it, else brownouts become too much of an issue. The same applies to solar. This alternative involves large batteries to instantly back up fluctuations of output while wind/solar closed hydro electric comes on line. In my opinion Solar should be limited to off grid homes and agricultural uses unless concentrated in a central generation facility. It is just too unstable otherwise.
Based on average 36% percent efficiency of wind, losses due to charging batteries, and closed hydro pumping energy cost, this reduces wind to 12.7% efficient overall. It means per 3 MW turbine actual 24/7 rating is only 380 KW. Cost of installation, operating, green tax on battery production, land cost due to hydro system size also factors in. Crunch these numbers:
Turbine 3 MW $5.6 million, back up battery per @ 1 Megawatt capacity $.8 million. Hydro electric infrastructure $3.2 million. Grid tie in $0.45 million. Total about $10 million for 400 kilowatts of actual output. Conventional LNG generation of this output comes to about $180,000.00 plus grid tie in. With $10 million 'generating' $150 an hour of cash flow (40¢ X 400 KWH) Assume 5 days down for maintenance that is $1.4 million annually minus costs of doing business, and loan interest (if applicable). Assuming 4% loan rate on 8 million and one man-year of employment, this means rate of return @ MECO's present residential rate is around 8.5% per annum. However cut the residential rate to 20 cents that becomes about 2 points.
This leads to a conclusion wind is viable even if it is forced to have firm backup power set up to handle up to 5 days of down time, which would be 98% effective on Maui.
Is there a better backup than battery / hydro? To an extent yes. It is the US Navy. It home ports several nuclear vessels in Hawaii. Just home porting one Wolf Class nuclear submarine at any one time for Maui could provide 140 megawatts of back up power to our grid. Naval reactors are most efficient when operated to near rated capacity minus their down times for maintenance. Just make a deal with the navy to sell MECO power at 6¢ per KWH through that cable between Islands. Similar deals can be made with HECO on the Big Island as its run of river / geothermal power builds up. I have done considerable leg time there scoping B. I. stream hydro potential, which is considerable. From Hilo to Honokaa in excess of 3,000 MW near base load potential. Geothermal even more. Cost per KWH - retail so to speak, should come under fifteen cents with these systems.
What does this lead me to conclude? That building out a lot of wind and solar on Maui is somewhat knee jerk. Instead undersea cables should be strung from Kauai to the Big Island to tie the State into a common grid. From there investment should be concentrated on Hydro. With the majority on the Big Island/ and lesser extent Maui, Oahu, and Kauai, by reason hydro potential overall on the main islands is much greater than current State electrical need, and tying in would allow other islands to make up hydro slack due to rainfall variation. Hundreds of property owners in areas of potential could get in on the game. This would drive residential rate down somewhat, but don't hold your breath for under 20¢. Big plus with Elon Musk and Tesla Motors nearing announcement of its Leaf alternative ( also with a 300 mile range) Hawaii State could get off of fossil fuel generation more or less completely - with added benefit of driving homeowner electrical bills down somewhat. In the process employment would increase, per the example of British Columbia, Canada, and its run of river hydro development, by about 3,200 positions, (direct and spin off) It isn't a panacea, not the 5¢ per KWH utopia some throw about, but a lot better than the case is now.
checking you out
March 23, 2013 | 05:23 PM
Just wondering about RHS on Maui.
March 22, 2013 | 03:20 PM
Why do people find it necessary to put others down? If you don't like the show, just simply don't watch. I've watched it for years and read his book. He's a man to be admired for finding the way to right himself and to help others too.
Cane shot by Able
March 22, 2013 | 02:37 PM
What about VOG? Stop that if you can but you cannot. Seems those without breath should can blow wind. Hold your breath, it stinks.
March 21, 2013 | 06:29 PM
Jordan the problem is that water is diverted from the streams on the wet side for these coastal areas. Putting water in pipes and bypassing the entire landscape in between just ends up rushing all of our fresh water into the ocean before it can make the land wet.
March 21, 2013 | 10:46 AM
I'm an or nurse with 30 years experience and I would like to volunteer for the spay and neuter clinic.
March 21, 2013 | 06:23 AM
this guy, and his entire family, are disgusting. he needs to grow up, long hair went out in the 70's, and keep his overly large wife and ugly feminine son off the air. this whole family is mentally ill. duane should still be in the Mexican jail. hopefully he will tangle with someone who will beat some sense in him. oh yea, tell his wife to cover up and quit wearing tight clothes. she's disgusting to look at. she is NOT sexy at all. oink oink.
I love the Dog
March 19, 2013 | 07:35 AM
So glad they are coming back. I hope they can say eat my dust A and E for canceling.
March 16, 2013 | 08:23 AM
Why doesn't anyone that's concerned about the cats take them home and care for them?
March 15, 2013 | 02:24 AM
Yaa loved their show an everyone can say what they want about beth an her speakin her mind but I she's right up there with nancy grace in my book beth love ya girl an ya keep speaking ya mind an that's sonething coming from a 64 yr. Old woman love ya an keep up the good workuw
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