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New tracking device launched

March 31, 2016 Kickstarter projects are inspired by entrepreneurs and backyard inventors. One that I invested in last year arrived in my mailbox the other day. more »»

Times a changin’ in Kaanapali

March 24, 2016 KAANAPALI — If you have not been to Kaanapali, our economic engine, lately, there continue to be big changes. more »»

We can eat with men, queen declares

March 10, 2016 LAHAINA — Near the King’s Road (now Front Street) on the makai (ocean) side, the first western-style dwelling in the islands went up in Lahaina in 1798. more »»

The fascinating life of Queen Ka‘ahumanu

March 3, 2016 LAHAINA — She was considered sprightly and beautiful. She loved to paddle in canoes, swim and surf, and fly kites. She loved board games, especially checkers, and once beat 20 men on a shi. more »»

Singing the same song for visitors

February 25, 2016 KAPALUA — Answer this: on any given day in winter here, which state populates Maui with more visitors than any other? You would be surprised to know it is Alaska. more »»

A little about me

February 25, 2016 Around 1986, while in dry dock, I had to sleep on board a fishing boat in Kewalo Basin — smelling the aku factory make cat food 24/7 — while my boss stayed in a luxury hotel. more »»

Big changes for West Maui?

February 18, 2016 LAHAINA — Another big change for Maui beyond the end of sugar may be in the offing. Three reliable county officials have said rumors are afloat that Kaanapali Land Management Corp. more »»

How to set up your Mac for dictation

February 18, 2016 iCloud stores all your files, photos, calendars, contacts, reminders and docs, and if you delete a photo off your iPhone or computer, it automatically deletes it from all of your devices. more »»

A day on the beach path

February 4, 2016 KAANAPALI BEACH — What job here is the toughest? Aside from plantation work and cleaning, it may well be representing resorts and trying to stop passersby to tell them about vacation ownership... more »»

Tahiti and back — It’s in the stars 

January 21, 2016 LAHAINA — Maui would not be Maui without the Tahitians who discovered this place 1,300 years ago and returned again and again with new people and their pigs, fruits and vegetables to populate and... more »»

More great tricks and useful apps

January 21, 2016 Hi everyone. I’m still alive, and starting off this year I’m going to show you some great tricks and good apps. Battery power is needed by apps that are running or updating in the background. more »»

Developers plan expansion in West Maui

January 7, 2016 LAHAINA — We begin the year with a mini report on what is crucial to the preservation of West Maui: development. more »»

A missionary, Christmas and geography lesson

December 31, 2015 LAHAINA — Mauians who go to church this Christmas season had a wide choice. In 1823, the first Hawaiian Christians could worship at only one place. more »»

CLASSIFIEDS for December 17 issue

December 17, 2015 • REAL ESTATE • LAHAINA COMMERCIAL 800 SF Dickenson $3/SF 1st flr. with water/drain 1/2 blk. from FRONT ST. John Coté – 870-0503 ------------------ PROPERTY MANAGEMENT MauiRealtorsLeasing. more »»

Gecko wins praise; Olowalu questioned

December 10, 2015 LAHAINA — Kapono Gecko, the opinionated friend of this column, got readers’ attention when he suggested, as “dictator” of Maui County, he would take 13 actions to improve government and life in the... more »»

Revisiting Ed Lindsey: Avoid ‘Disneyland’

December 3, 2015 KAANAPALI — Nine years ago at this desk, the first “Beyond the Beach” column emerged from a writer’s computer four computers ago. more »»

Avoid traffic jams with Google Maps alerts

December 3, 2015 Google Maps just got a little more helpful. It can help you avoid a gridlock by speaking out traffic warnings in navigation mod. more »»

Gecko is mad as heck

November 19, 2015 LAHAINA — Kapono Gecko, who lives in the Lahaina Library, is mad as heck (shall we say) and cannot take it anymore. He is tired of the practice that if it makes sense on Maui, we do the opposite. more »»

Let’s clear some things up

November 5, 2015 With the new iPad Pro and iPad 4 Mini, there are some unique features found only on them. If you swipe from the right to left, the screen splits about one-fourth of the way. more »»

A noise at 2 a.m., a cop and a gun

November 5, 2015 SOMEWHERE ON MAUI — This year, across the nation, actions of police officers (a title of respect) and cops (an appropriate name when they are not acting like professionals) are increasingly called... more »»

 
 

 

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