Three veteran officers with the Maui Police Department have been promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Each of the men was elevated from the rank of sergeant when their promotions took effect on February 16th.
Lt. Scott Louis began his career with the Maui Police Department in December, 1989. After joining the Department, Louis was assigned to the Wailuku, Molokai and Lahaina Patrol Divisions before transferring to the Juvenile Section as an Investigator. After being promoted to Sergeant in 2004 he was first assigned to the Wailuku Patrol Division then transferred to the Juvenile Section. Lieutenant Louis will be assigned to the Wailuku Patrol Division as a Watch Commander. Lieutenant Louis and his wife, Lisa, have two children, daughter HeatherLyn and son Patrick-Mykal. According the the MPD press release, “…Lieutenant Louis would also like to thank his entire family for their support throughout his career with the Maui Police Department…”
Lt. Jerald Perkett is a 17-year veteran with the Maui Police Department. He started in 1996 as an early hire and was assigned to Receiving Desk before attending the Police Recruit Class in 1997. After graduating Recruit Class in 1998, he was assigned to Wailuku Patrol. From January, 1999 to January, 2001, he was assigned to Molokai Patrol before returning to Maui, rejoining Wailuku Patrol. In 2002, he was assigned to the Vice Division. In September of 2008, Perkett was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Wailuku Patrol and then transferred to Molokai Patrol. In July of 2010, Perkett returned to Wailuku Patrol and was assigned to the Crime Reduction Unit. He is also a member of the Special Response Team. Lieutenant Perkett is married to Andrea and has two children, son Tristen, and daughter Triselle.
Lt. Mark M.K. Vickers began his career with the Maui Police Department in June of 1995. Since joining the Department, he has been assigned to the Molokai, Wailuku and Kihei Patrol Divisions, Special Response Team, and Criminal Investigation Division. His last assignment was in the Visitor Oriented Policing Section and the Wailuku District Community Police Officer Section, where he handled the Wailuku District Parking Enforcement Section, the Alternative Call Services Section, and the Highway Incident Traffic Team. During the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year for the County of Maui, the Community Police Officer Unit was selected as Team of the Year for the Department of Police. Lieutenant Vickers is married and has three children.
Maui TV News would like to congratulate these veteran officers and thank them for their service to our community.
HONOLULU — Four adults are safe after being rescued from a disabled boat approximately 12 miles northeast of Kaneohe Bay Monday afternoon.
At 3:14 p.m. yesterday, Coast Guard Sector Honolulu was patched in to a call from the Honolulu Fire Department notifying watchstanders that a 19-foot Boston Whaler suffered an unknown engine casualty and was adrift. An individual aboard the vessel was able to contact the fire department via cell phone.
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew was dispatched from Coast Guard Station Honolulu at 3:36 p.m.
The boat crew arrived on scene at 5:15 p.m. and took the vessel in tow. The RB-M crew towed the vessel into Kaneohe Bay where it was met by a Good Samaritan who safely moored the disabled vessel at Hee’ia Kea Pier.
The vessel was boarded and issued a warning for expired flares. The Coast Guard advises all mariners to ensure they have all necessary safety equipment aboard and that it is in working condition. This includes flares, lifejackets and a working VHF radio. Cell phones are often unreliable off-shore and only provide one-on-one communication versus one-to-many with a VHF radio.
Mariners who want to ensure their vessel is safe and compliant with current regulations can request a free safety check by visiting www.vesselsafetycheck.org. For more information on boating safety, visit www.uscgboating.org.
For more information, contact the 14th Coast Guard District public affairs office at (808) 535-3230.
The Bank of Hawaii branch in the Kihei Safeway was robbed Sunday afternoon. Maui Police say a man went to the counter shortly before 2 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money. The teller handed the offender an undisclosed amount of cash.
The man, pictured here, ran from the store in an unknown direction. Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the man. Please call Crimestoppers at 242-6966, or call MPD Detective Randy Esperanza at 244-6400.
With just a few exceptions, north Kihei electric customers have been restored to full power. Maui Electric Company confirms that a transformer blew near the intersection of South Kihei Road and Kulanihakoi Street around 4:40 p.m. today. The outage not only affected residential customers, but also traffic signals along Pi’ilani Highway, Mokulele Highway up to Uwapo Road.
Power was restored to most customers as of 6:39 p.m. Small pockets of neighborhoods may still be in the dark but, MECO says, all should be back on line shortly.
A Lahaina man was arrested Thursday morning on charges of trafficking methamphetamine. Maui Police arrested 41 year-old Paea K. Faleta at his residence. They served a search warrant at 6:10 a.m. Thursday.
As a result of their search, police found 8.42 grams of crystal methamphetamine, four glass smoking pipes, a surveillance camera and monitor and two shotgun rounds of ammunition.
Faleta was arrested and charged with methamphetamine trafficking in the first degree, three counts of promotion of a dangerous drug, four counts of prohibited acts relating to drug paraphernalia and keeping ammunition.
Bail has been set – but Maui Police have not confirmed whether or not Faleta has been released.
Watch Maui TV News for February 14, 2014 Coverage of Maui’s Top Stories.
J: IT’S BEEN A SAD AND TRAGIC WEEK ON MAUI – WITH A DISTURBING TREND POSSIBLY IN THE WORKS. AND, IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE AVERAGE. A GREAT DEAL OF RAIN MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO RAIN GAGES…AT LEAST MOST OF THEM.
(ON CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS. PLUS MEASLES: WE ALL THOUGHT IT WAS GONE – BUT AN INFECTED CHILD ON O’AHU MAY HAVE SET THE HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS ILLNESS BACK INTO MOTION.
IN CURTAIN CALL, PAUL JANES-BROWN ENJOYED HIS FORAY AROUND UPCOUNTRY MAUI AND THE AMAZING TREASURES HE FOUND IN THE MAUI OPEN STUDIOS. IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, WHALE TALES, NATALIE COLE AND MURDER – BUT JUST FOR FUN. ALL THAT AHEAD THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
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J: ALOHA EVERYONE. WELCOME TO THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, I’M JEFF KING.
J: YOU SEE IT ON TV – IN DRAMAS AND ON THE EVENING NEWS…BUT IS IT A TREND COMING TO MAUI? IF SO, IT’S A VERY DISTURBING TREND..
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J: PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINKS TO THIS WEEK’S STORIES AT MAUITVNEWS DOT COM, OR GO DIRECTLY TO THE BREAKING NEWS PAGE FOR THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE STORIES OF THESE MISSING WOMEN. AND, BE SURE TO ADD “MAUIWATCH” ON FACEBOOK TO YOUR INTERNET FAVORITES FOR THE VERY LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON THESE STORIES – AS WELL AS THE SCHEDULE OF SEARCHES AND OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP.
J: WELL, IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE…AVERAGE. MAUI COUNTY IS COMING CLOSER TO THE “GOOD OLD DAYS” WHEN THE “WET SEASON” WAS ACTUALLY…WET.
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(ON-CAM TAG) THERE IS MORE THAN A MONTH LEFT IN THE SO-CALLED WET SEASON, AND FORECASTERS SAY IT MAY CONTINUE TO BE ACTUALLY…WET.
J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THE HOUSE OF THE SUN IS A SPECTACULAR PLACE – BUT ITS MAGIC IS NOT IMMUNE TO DANGER AND DISASTER. WE HAVE TWO STORIES TO UPDATE YOU ON. AND, MEASLES: EXTINCT? NOT ANY MORE. THOSE STORIES AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS. HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO THE SUMMIT OF HALEAKALA? IF YOU’RE LIKE MOST PEOPLE, THE ANSWER IS “NOT NEARLY OFTEN ENOUGH.” ON OUR HOME PAGE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM, WE FEATURE A SPECTACULAR HIGH-DEFINITION DIGITAL SHORT BY CALIFORNIA FILMMAKER DAN DOUGLAS OF SUNRISE AT THE HOUSE OF TYHE SUN. IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT IN PERSDON – THIS IS CERTAINLY THE NEXT BEST THING. THE LURE OF THE MOUNTAIN CAN BE OVERWHELMING. AND THAT’SD WHAT HAPPENED TO A WOMAN VISITING MAUI LAST WEEK. MAUI FIRE AND RESCUE CREWS WERE CALLED TO THE SUMMIT LAST WEEKEND TO AIRLIFT A 51 YEAR-OLD WOMAN – VISITING MAUI – WHO WAS HIKING THE HALEMAU’U TRAIL INSIDE THE CRATER. SHE WAS ABOUT THREE MILES IN NEAR THE 13,000 FOOT LEVEL WHEN BREATHING COMPLICATIONS SET IN. FORTUNATELY SOMEONE WITH HER HAD A CELL PHONE. MAUI FIRE AND RESCUE CREWS SENT AIR ONE IN TO PLUCK THE WOMAN OUT. SHE WAS AIRLIFTED TO A LANDING ZONE AT HOSMER’S GRTOVE – WHERE SHE WEAS TRANSPORTED TO MAUI MEMORIAL MEDIC AL CENTER IN STABLE CONDITION.
ON MONDAY EVENING, A MAUI MAN WASN’T SO LUCKY. MAUI POLICE, FIRE AND RESCUE AND PARAMEDICS WERE CALLED TO MILE MARKER THREE ALONG CRATER ROAD ABOUT 40 MINUTES AFTER SUNSET FOR REPORTS OF A PARAGLIDER WHO HAD CRASH-LANDED AFTER BECOMING TANGLED IN HIGH-POWER WIRES. THIRTY-FOUR YEAR-OLD PAUL MACDONALD OF HAIKU COULD NOT BE REVIVED. INVESTIGATORS HAVE NOT YET RELEASED WHETHER THE MAN WAS FLYING ALONE – NOR WHY HE WAS PARAGLIDING THERE AFTER DARK. THE ROAD WAS CLOSED FOR THREE HOURS WHILE INVESTIGATORS COMBED THE SCENE. POWER WAS LOST TO MANY MAUI ELECTRIC COMPANY CUSTOMERS FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.
J: IT’S A CHILDHOOD DISEASE THAT YOU DON’T HEAR MUCH ABOUT ANY MORE – ONE THAT CAN BE DEADLY TO OLDER ADULTS AND THOSE WITH WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEMS: MEASLES. PLAIN OLD MEASLES. A FAMILY VISITING THE PHILIPPINES FROM O’AHU DIDN’T KNOW IT – BUT THEIR INFANT CHILD CONTRACTED THE DISEASE WHILE THERE, BECOMING INFECTIOUS TO PASSENGERS ON THE RETURNJ FLIGHT – NOT TO MENTION PEOPLE IN THE HONOLULU AIRPORT, DOCTORS AND OTHERS AROUND THE BABY BEFORE SYMPTOMS ERUPTED.
MEASLES IS A HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS DISEASE. IT IS SPREAD BY DIRECT CONTACT WITH MUCUS FROM THE NOSE OR BY BREATHER INFECTED AIR. AND, OF COURSE, BY AIRBORNE DISTRIBUTION AFTER AN INFECTED PERSON SNEEZES. IF YOU’RE NOT VACCINATED – YOU CAN GET PNEUMONIA, EAR INFECTIONS, ENCEPHALITIS OR DIARRHEA. IN RARE CASES, MEASLES CAN BE FATAL. THE RISK OF CATCHING MEASLES FROM AN INFECTED PERSON IS HIGHEST AMONG INFANTS LESS THAN A YEAR OLD – AS WELL AS PREGNANT WOMEN AND ANYONE WITH A WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM. DOCTORS SAY IF YOU’RE NOT VACCINATED OR IMMUNE AND YOU’RE EXPOSED, THERE’S A 90 PERCENT CHANCE OF BECOMING INFECTED.
VACCINATION IS THE BEST PREVENTION. SEE YOUR DOCTOR.
J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, IN CURTAIN CALL PAUL JANES-BROWN ENJOYS THE VARIETY AND WONDER – NOT TO MENTION THE DRIVING SCENERY – AS HE TOURS THE MAUI OPEN STUDIOS.. IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, WHALE DAY, WHALE TALES AND A TON MORE – WHEN MAUI TV NEWS COMES BACK.
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J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS. THE 4TH ANNUAL MAUI OPEN STUDIOS EVENT KICKED OFF LAST WEEK, PAUL JANES-BROWN SPENT SATURDAY VISITING SOME OF THE 47 UPCOUNTRY STUDIOS AND ARTISTS WHO PARTICIPATED. HE HAS THIS APPRECIATION.
PJB: THE IDEA FOR THE MAUI OPEN STUDIOS CAME FROM A SIMILAR PROJECT IN CALIFORNIA, FORMER MAUI ARTIST, CAROLYN QUAN THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A GREAT WAY TO INTRODUCE MAUI’S HUGE ARTIST COMMUNITY TO A LARGER AUDIENCE. THE CONCEPT WAS TO HOST VIEWERS IN THEIR STUDIOS, WHERE THE PUBLIC COULD SEE THE ARTISTS IN THEIR ELEMENT.
THAT WAS FOUR YEARS AGO AND THE CONCEPT HAS GROWN AND DEVELOPED TO INCLUDE BOTH STUDIO VISITS AND EXHIBITIONS OF SEVERAL ARTISTS IN ONE PLACE. EACH OF THE THREE WEEKENDS WILL FEATURE A DIFFERENT AREA OF THE ISLAND FOR THE STUDIO VISITS. LAST WEEK IT WAS UPCOUNTRY AND IT STARTED OUT TO BE A PERFECT DAY.
INFORMATION, INCLUDING MAPS WITH DIRECTIONS TO THE EVENT LOCATIONS WAS BOTH ON LINE AND THERE WAS A VERY WELL DONE HARD COPY GUIDEBOOK. IT SEEMED EVERYWHERE ONE DROVE LAST WEEKEND THERE WAS ANOTHER COLORFUL MAUI ART STUDIO SIGN.
WE STARTED WITH A VISIT TO MAKAI GLASS CREATIONS IN HALIIMAILE. LOCATED ACROSS FROM THE BEV GANNON’S GENERAL STORE. ONE ENTERS THROUGH THE GALLERY WHERE THE FRUITS OF THE LABORS ARE CREATED.
WHEN WE MADE OUR WAY TO THE GLASS BLOWING AREA, WE WERE TREATED WITH THE SPECTACLE OF A NEW CREATION BEING BIRTHED BY ARTIST JORDAN BRANDT. THE GLOWING GLASS TO BE CAME OUT OF THE OVEN LOOKING LIKE A MINI SUN. WATCHING THE ARTIST MANIPULATE IT GAVE ONE A NEW APPRECIATION OF A MATERIAL THAT MANY OF US TAKE FOR GRANTED.
AFTER A COMPLEMENTARY GLASS OF WINE IT WAS OFF TO THE HUI NO’EAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER WHERE THERE WERE 16 ARTISTS SHOWING THEIR WORK IN ADDITION THE CERAMIC, JEWELRY AND PRINTMAKING STUDIOS WERE OPEN AND GIVING LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS.
CAROLYN QUAN, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FOUNDING, ORGANIZING AND MANAGING THE EVENT IS ALSO AN ARTIST WHO SPECIALIZES IN HAUNTING FINE ART PHOTO COLLAGES.
JENNIFER THRONE WAS ONE OF THE MOST WHIMSICAL AND UNIQUE ARTISTS WE SAW . SHE SPECIALIZES IN GOURDS. SHE HAD GOURDS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES WITH SOME RECOGNIZABLE CREATURES AND OTHERS WHICH WERE ENTIRELY FANTASTIC.
ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT THIS EVENT IS NOT ONLY DO YOU GET TO VISIT, SHARE A DRINK AND SOME MUNCHIES WITH LONG TIME ARTIST FRIENDS, BUT ONE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER NEW ARTISTS.
WHILE AT THE HUI, I SAW EXCELLENT WORK THAT I DID NOT RECOGNIZE. THE WORK WAS SO EXCELLENT. JEANNE YOUNG, WHOSE WORK DEMONSTRATES CLASSICAL EXCELLENCE, BUT WHOSE SUBJECT MATTER IS MORE INTROSPECTIVE AND MODERN RECENTLY CAME TO MAUI FROM ALASKA. HER WORK IS OUTSTANDING AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT SHE COMES UP WITH FOR ART MAUI.
AFTER THE HUI, WE DROVE ALMOST NEXT DOOR TO TOM FAUGHT’S FOUNDRY PROPERTY. THERE TOM FAUGHT, TIM GARCIA, ALLAN PUFAHL, CLAY SIMPSON AND JANET DAVIS HAD WORK ON DISPLAY.
FAUGHT AND GARCIA ARE LONG TIME DENIZENS OF THE PREMISES, BUT DAVIS, WHO RECENTLY RELOCATED TO HAIKU HAS A LOVELY STUDIO SPACE ON THE PROPERTY WHERE SHE IS BUSILY CREATING HER ANGELIC AND UPLIFTING IMAGES.
GARCIA, WHO IS ALSO A CHEF, WON THE BEST FOOD PRIZE FOR THE OUTSTANDING TACO’S AND BEER HE PROVIDED. THE PORK, RICE AND BEANS, GREEN CHILE AND GUACAMOLE ALONG WITH THE CORN TORTILLAS WERE PERFECTION!
NEXT IT WAS OFF TO THE SACRED GARDEN A SHORT DISTANCE DOWN KALUANUI ROAD WHERE WE DISCOVERED A WONDERFUL WILDLIFE PAINTER FROM THE BIG ISLAND SARAH SOWARD, AND A PHOTOGRAPHER, WHO WASN’T LISTED ON THE OFFICIAL PROGRAM, WILL TREDO. HIS WORK WAS BEAUTIFUL SCENICS MOUNTED ON ALUMINUM, WHICH GAVE THEM THE LUSTER AND CLARITY OF CIBACHROMES.
WE DROVE AROUND THE CORNER TO VISIT ONE OF MAUI’S BEST AND MOST CELEBRATED PHOTOGRAPHERS, TONY NOVAK CLIFFORD. HIS BIG OPEN STUDIO WAS FESTOONED WITH 25 YEARS OF HIS WORK. I PARTICULARLY LIKED HIS WORK FROM
CAMBODIA. HIS PHOTO OF ANGKOR WAT WAS EXCEPTIONAL.
THEN IT WAS OFF TO KULA 200 TO SEE THE WONDERFUL WORK OF VIRGINIA PIERCE. REMINISCENT OF MONET, HER IMPRESSIONISTIC IMAGES OF FLOWERS, SUNSETS, SUNRISES, SEASCAPES AND OTHER SCENICS ARE MARVELOUS STUDIES OF LIGHT AND COLOR.
WE INTENDED TO VISIT THE WORCESTER’S GLASS GALLERY IN KULA, TO GET TO THE BERRY FARM TO SEE KATHLEEN MACDONALD’S ACRLYIC IMPRESSIONISTIC SCENICS, KEVIN OMURA’S EARTHY ORGANIC CERAMICS AND DENNIS CHAMBERLAIN’S GLASS SCULPTURES, AND THEN TO FINISH UP WITH A STOP AT GEORGE ALLAN’S AND SUE PERRY’S STUDIOS, BUT THE WEATHER DIDN’T COOPERATE AND THE SKIES OPENED UP WITH A TORRENTIAL DOWN POUR, WHICH WE DID NOT WANT TO BRAVE.
THE MAUI OPEN STUDIOS CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND WITH CENTRAL, NORTH, AND HANA AND FINISH UP NEXT WEEKEND WITH THE WEST SIDE. GO TO MAUIOPENSTUDIOS.COM FOR ALL THE INFORMATION YOU MIGHT NEED.
THAT’S CURTAIN CALL FOR THIS WEEK, I’M PAUL JANES-BROWN A HUI HOU. NEXT WEEK I’LL HAVE A REVIEW OF PRO ARTS’ NEW PRODUCTION “THE PLAY’S THE THING.” STAY TUNED TO MAUITVNEWS FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS RIGHT AFTER THESE MESSAGES.
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J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS AND COMING ATTRACTIONS – A QUICK RUNDOWN OF JUST SOME OF THE FUN, AMAZING, EDUCATIONAL, MOTIVATIONAL, CULTURAL AND OTHERWISE JUST PLAIN WONDERFUL THINGS AND EVENTS TO SEE AND DO ON MAUI.
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION’S 187TH…OR AT LEAST IT SEEMS THAT WAY – ANNUAL WHALE DAY WILL TAKE OVEDR KALAMA PARK IN KIHEI THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH. IT ALL STARTS WITH THE GREAT PARADE OF WHALES ALONG SOUTH KIHEI ROAD BETWEEN KE ALII ALANUI AND KALAMA PARK – WHICH WILL CLOSE THAT STRETCH OF ROAD TO CARS, BUT OPEN IT TO WHALES, PEDESTRIANS AND ALL WHO LOVE BOTH – STARTING AT 8-30 SATURDAY MORNING. EVENTS ALL PLANNED ALL DAY LONG – INCLUDING LIVE INCREDIBLE MUSIC, SHOPPING, FUN AND ALL THINGS HUMPBACK WHALE-ISH.
WE’ RE JUST ABOUT AT THE PEAK OF WHALE SEASON IN THESE WARM HAWAIIAN WATERS. THE GENTLE GIANTS ARE CERTAINLY TOP OF MINE ANYTIME YOU GAZE OUT ACROSS THE OCEAN – BUT THEY’RE ALSO TOP OF MIND AMONG WHALE LOVERS WHO ARE CONCERNED THAT THEY MAY BE REMOVED FROM THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST. THAT’S GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MAJOR TOPICS DISCUSSED AT THIS YEAR’S WHALE TALES 2014. NOW THROUGH THIS MONDAY, FEBRUARY THE 17TH AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT LAHAINA. WHALE TALES HAS BLOOMED INTO A MAJOR GATHERING OF RESEARCH SCIENTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS AND FOLKS JUST LIKE YOU AND ME WHO LOVE HUMPBACK WHALES AND ALL THE CREATURES AT SEA. RENOWNED NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER FLIP NICK WENT AND VIDEOGRAPHER JASON STURGIS WILL BE SHARING SOME OF THEIR AMAZING UNDERWATER FOOTAGE OF DANCING HUMPBACKS. DR. JIM DARLING AND MEGAN JONES WILL BE THERE TO DISCUSS THEIR RECENT FINDINGS REGARDING WHEN, WHERE AND WHY WHALES SING. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL WHALE WATCH CRUISES WERE YOU CAN JOIN THE EXPERTS AND GET THE REAL ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ABOUT THESE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES. WHALE TALES 2014 2014, FEBRUARY 14-17 FEBRUARY 14-17 HOSTED BY THE WHALE TRUST MAUI. MORE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE.
AS PAUL JANES-BROWN SAYS, FARCE IS THE FUNNIEST. PRO ARTS PLAYHOUSE IN KIHEI IS WORKING TO PROVE THAT THEORY WITH “THE PLAY’S THE THING “AT THE PRO ARTS PLAYHOUSE IN THE AZEKA MAKAI SHOPPING CENTER. THE SHOW RUNS THREE WEEKENDS UNTIL MARCH 2. THE PLAYHOUSE IS AIR CONDITIONED WITH 82 RESERVED SEATS. THERE IS FREE PARKING, PLENTY OF NEARBY RESTAURANTS, AND AN ART GALLERY INSIDE CURRENTLY FEATURING THE WORKS OF GERARD C GIFFORD AND CARO WALKER.
THIS MONDAY IS BIRTHINGTON’S WASHDAY…OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THE COMBINED CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTHDAYS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN – KNOWN AS PRESIDENT’S DAY – IS THIS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH. SCHOOL, BANKS AND THE POST OFFICE ARE ALL CLOSED AS ARE STATE AND COUNTY FACILITIES. TRASH PICKUP WILL BE ON REGULAR SCHEDULE.
THE 2014 PLEIN AIR PAINTING INVITATIONAL RETURNS TO MAUI FEBRUARY 15 THROUGH THE 23RD. ORGANIZERS ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS YEARS EVENT WILL SHOWCASE THE FOREMOST AUTHORITY ON CALIFORNIA IMPRESSIONISM, JEAN STERN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE IRVINE MUSEUM. ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, AT 7:00 PM, IN THE PIONEER INN COURTYARD, STERN WILL DELVE INTO A FREE LECTURE ON “MASTERPIECES OF PLEIN AIR PAINTING.” PLEIN AIR PAINTING, A FRENCH ART TERM FOR PAINTING DIRECTLY OUTSIDE, HAS BEEN PRACTICED FOR OVER 150 YEARS, EVER SINCE THE INVENTION OF THE PAINT TUBE IN THE MID-1800S. LEARN MORE ABOUT IT. CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS@MAUITVNEWS.COM.
FAT TUESDAY IS MARCH 4 THIS YEAR. BUT SINCE IT’S HARD TO PARTY HARDY ON A SCHOOL NIGHT, THE ANNUAL MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION MONSTER PARTY – CALLED MARDI GRAS MAUI IS COMING UP SATURDAY, MARCH 8. COSTUMES GALORE WILL PACK THE DANCE FLOOR AT THE KING KAMEHAMEHA GOLF CLUB! VIP TICKET HOLDERS WILL ENJOY DINNER, CHAMPAGNE, AND A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FROM DEBORAH VIAL. EVERYONE WILL BE ENTERTAINED BY KIT KAT CABARET AND GLAMITY AND DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY TO THREE OF MAUI’S TOP DJ’. VIP TICKETS ARE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN ADVANCE, HUNDRED $25 AT THE DOOR. GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE $35 – $40 AT THE DOOR SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. MARDI GRAS TO BENEFIT THE MAUI AIDS FOUNDATION SATURDAY, MARCH 8 AT THE KING KAMEHAMEHA GOLF CLUB. IF ANY OF THEIR LAST MARDI GRAS CELEBRATIONS ARE INDICATORS OF WHAT THIS NIGHT WILL BE, IT WILL BE UNFORGETTABLE.
WHICH NATURALLY LEADS TO OUR NEXT COMING ATTRACTIONS ITEM – UNFORGETTABLE…BUT FOR JUST ONE NIGHT ON MAUI. SPEND AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING WITH THE MULTI-GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING NATALIE COLE FOR ONE SHOW AT 730 ON MONDAY, MARCH 10 IN THE CASTLE THEATER AT THE MACC. NATALIE COLE BRINGS THE MUSICAL GENES OF HER FATHER, THE LEGENDARY NAT ‘KING’ COLE, AND INFUSES THE LEGACY WITH HER OWN GORGEOUS STYLE IN R&B, URBAN CONTEMPORARY AND JAZZ-BASED POP. ENJOY THE HITS: “THIS WILL BE (AN EVERLASTING LOVE),” “INSEPARABLE,” “MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY,” “I’VE GOT LOVE ON MY MIND,” “ASK A WOMAN WHO KNOWS,” AND OF COURSE “UNFORGETTABLE, WITH LOVE.” TICKET PRICES RANGE FROM $45 UP $250 FOR PREMIER SEATING. TICKETS FOR NATALIE COLE GO ON SALE TO MACC MEMBERS STARTING TODAY. TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC STARTING NEXT FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 FOR THE MARCH 10 CONCERT.
LOOKING DOWN THE ROAD A WAYS, DON’T FORGET TO LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER. SAVE THE DATE BECAUSE – ACCORDING TO THEIR PRESS RELEASE – YOU ONLY DIE ONCE. A GLAMOROUS EVENING OF INTRIGUE AND SUSPENSE – NOT TO MENTION AT LEAST ONE MURDER – BENEFITING MAUI ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMS IS COMING UP AT THE END OF MARCH AT MAPA’S THIRD ANNUAL MURDER MYSTERY PARTY. MARK YOU CALENDAR FOR MARCH 28. PREPARE TO BE SHAKEN AND STIRRED.
FOR DETAILS ON EVERYTHING WE’VE MENTIONED THIS WEEK, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND WE’LL BE BACK TO WRAP US THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THIS.
J: THANK YOU FOR TUNING INTO MAUI’S MOST-WATCHED NEWS PROGRAM – IN HIGH DEFINITION ONLINE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM, STATEWIDE ON NEWS ON DEMAND ON DIGITAL CABLE CHANNEL 953 AS WELL AS OUR WEEKLY FRIDAY REPORTS EVERY FRIDAY MORNING ON KHON-TWO’S WAKE UP TWO DAY NOW ALSO IN HIGH DEFINITION. YOU’LL ALWAYS FIND US ON TWITTER AND ON FACEBOOK. AND IF YOU LIKE US PLEASE CLICK LIKE. AND, LOOK FOR MANY OF OUR BIG STORIES ON THE HOTTEST FACEBOOK PAGE IN THE ISLANDS, MAUI WATCH.
THANK YOU FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS ONLINE OR ON TV – AND – THANKS FOR HELPING PUSH OUR WEBSITE EVER CLOSER TO OUR NEW MILESTONE OF 10 MILLION HITS A YEAR AND STILL GROWING – SO UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MAHALO NUI LOA FOR WATCHING. A HUI HOU.
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