“Good morning and happy new year!” began the cheerful note from Maui County Communications Specialist Lois Whitney. And what a beginning for the Maui High Sabers Marching Band!
WAILUKU – Hurricane Ana is expected to impact Maui County as a Tropical Storm in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 18th. At this time the Maui Civil Defense Agency and Mayor Alan Arakawa would like to remind the community that they should prepare now, before the storm hits, while there is still plenty of time.
“This community did very well preparing for Iselle and we need everyone to get ready once more,” said Mayor Arakawa. “People were safe at home and off the streets back in August, which is exactly where they need to be on Saturday if the storm hits. So get your seven day supply of food, fuel your vehicles, secure your homes and make sure you have an evacuation plan ready. I have confidence that the people of Maui County know what to do and how to do it, so let’s get moving.”
“Although the winds are expected early Saturday morning, other impacts may begin earlier,” cautioned Emergency Management Officer Anna Foust. “Dangerous high surf will move in as early as Thursday night, and rainfall is also expected ahead of the winds. Remember that we are still a couple of days out and the track and impacts could change between now and then. Please continue to monitor the county website and local media for updated information.”
Maui Civil Defense Agency offers these preparation tips BEFORE the storm:
Maui Civil Defense is coordinating readiness activities with County, State, Federal and Non-government partners. The County continues to monitor the storm closely and will announce closures and shelter openings as needed.
Foust also recommends that the public subscribe to receive alerts and notifications directly from Civil Defense on the County website: http://www.mauicounty.gov/civildefense.
Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.
Dear Mayor Arakawa,
Q: Are there any plans for expansion of bike trails (not bike lanes) on Maui? One need exists between the airport bike trail and the Baldwin Beach bike trail, on the side of the Hana Highway. Another great location would be adjacent to Highway 30 on the West side between the train yard and the Maui Preparatory Academy, on the old abandoned pineapple haul roads. Riding in a bike lane alongside heavy traffic is dangerous as there are lots of trucks and distracted drivers. Thank you.
A: Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, we are actively planning for several bike path projects including the final segment of the Airport to Paia bike path, which is currently in the Environmental Assessment process. Final design and construction are expected to be completed in the next two years. It’s important to note that in general, bike paths are more difficult to implement due to the need for more land; however, some cyclists prefer them for the greater degree of separation from traffic they often provide. The State of Hawaii and the County of Maui follow the Bike Plan Hawaii, which was last updated in 2004. This plan, which was reviewed by the public, allows us to plan for bike improvements like the projects you mention. An update to the plan is needed soon, and I met recently with some bicycling advocates to address top concerns. The closure of the railroad in Lahaina certainly does present an opportunity for a rails-to-trails facility. Much of the railroad runs on private lands, as well as through some County and State-owned property. This is an excellent opportunity that an update to the Bike Plan can address, as well as the upcoming West Maui Community Plan. I anticipate an advisory group will be established soon that will advise my administration on next steps in the planning, design, construction and maintenance aspects of bike facilities. Another important aspect of the advisory group will be education – not only of bike rider, but also the drivers who need to share the road with bikes and make bike lanes safer to use.
Dear Mayor Arakawa:
Q: I was recently mailed a copy of the Maui County Refuse Collection Holiday Schedule. My question pertains to certain items listed in the mailing as banned from refuse collection, namely dead animals and animal feces. If they are banned, what are we to do with them? I just reviewed the summer edition of Talking Trash and found alternatives for most of the banned items listed, but no mention of dead animals or animal feces. Just two weeks ago I found a dead rat in my driveway. If not trash, what was I supposed to do with it? Spoiled food including meat is not banned, so what is different about a bird, mouse or rat carcass? Just today I found a large deposit of animal feces next to my mail box. What should I do about that? Thank you for your answers and please also consider publishing the information in “Talking Trash” so everyone knows.
A: Thank you for asking. Yes, our Solid Waste Division staff will add some clarification to the next edition of “Talking Trash.” In general, small animal feces and waste (including dog, cat, small indoor pets, dead rats, kitty litter, dog poop, small caged pet litter, etc.) is fine to throw in the trash. You should seal the refuse in a bag to avoid odors and pests such as flies. Larger animals over 25 pounds (i.e. larger dogs, goats, pigs, deer, carcasses, animal remains, etc.) should not be thrown in a residential trash can, but rather taken to the Maui Humane Society (per their requirements and fees for private cremation) or to the landfill. For landfill disposal, residents must call ahead to make arrangements so that staff will be prepared for immediate disposal and covering to avoid health and safety concerns. To view the Maui Humane Society requirements, visit www.mauihumanesociety.org
Q: There is a large amount of graffiti that needs to be covered up just north of Kilohana Drive at Pi‘ilani Highway on the mauka side of the highway. There are large concrete blocks that cascade up the gulch—these are covered with graffiti. Does the County take care of covering this up? Or could a citizen do it with the approved paint color? I don’t like keiki having to see graffiti. It teaches them to accept mediocrity. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
A: I asked our Public Works department to identify the specific area you described, and it appears to be the concrete drainage channel that goes under Pi‘ilani Highway just north of the Kilohana intersection. Because Pi‘ilani Highway is a State roadway, the graffiti removal would also be taken care of by State highways crews, so I have forwarded the information to the Maui office of the State Department of Transportation, Highways Division, for handling.
Want to Ask the Mayor?
Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email: AskTheMayor@mauicounty.gov, phone: 270-7855 or mail: 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.
Watch Maui TV News for September 12, 2014, Coverage of Maui’s Top Stories.
J: WHAT’S IN A NAME? WELL, IF YOU IDENTIFY YOURSELF IN FAVOR OF OF THE T-E-A PARTY, OR G-M-O, YOU COULD GET QUICKLY CATEGORIZED…BUT IS THAT FAIR? AND – TALKIN’ TRASH. AFTER LAST WEEK’S INTERVIEW WITH MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL CHAIR GLADYS BAISA – THIS WEEK THE MAYOR GIVES IN AND TRASH SHALL GO WHERE TRASH SHOULD GO ONCE AGAIN.
(ON CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS…PLUS – THIS WEEK MARKS THE 13TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAY THAT CHANGED AMERICA FOREVER. WE’LL SHOW YOU HOW SOME OF MAUI COUNTY’S FINEST HONORED THE MEMORY OF THE FALLEN. IN SPORTS – THE MAUI HIGH SABERS ARE ON FIRE – SNAPPING A 14 YEAR LOSING STREAK AGAINST CROSS-TYOWN RIVALS,M THE BALDWIN BEARS. UP NEXT – THE LUNAS THIS SATURDAY. IN CURTAIN CALL, PAUL JANES -BROWN LOOKS AHEAD AT SOME OF THE MIND-BOGGLING AND MIND-EXPANDING ENTERTAINMENT SET FOR THE TED-X MAUI EVENT THIS MONTH. IN CURTAIN CALL, KU MAI KA HULA AND MOM-O-RAMA – PLUS – GETTING READY FOR THE FAIR, AND STAPLES? YEAH WE GOT THAT…ALL THAT AND MORE – THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: TRASH, SUPER-PLANTS AND TEA…IT’S ALL IN THE WAY THAT YOU SAY IT…AND SEE IT. WELCOME TO MAUI TV NEWS – MAUI’S EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY ONLINE AND TELEVISION NEWSCAST – DEVOTING COVERAGE TO STORIES THAT MATTER TO MAUI COUNTY – AND WE’RE IN HIGH DEFINITION. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. I’M JEFF KING.
J: ECLECTIC. THAT MAY BE THE KINDEST WORD YOU COULD USE TO DESCRIBE THE OVERALL MINDSET OF A BUNCH OF CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR A MYRIAD OF PUBLIC OFFICES – FROM A WIDE VARIETY OF POLITICAL PARTIES…AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE OR HATE THEM.
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(ON-CAM-TAG) DON’T LOOK FOR A BIG REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FORUM ON MAUI BETWEEN NOW AND THE GENERAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER FOURTH. AND WHIOE THERE HASN’T BEEN A BIG REPUBLICAN PRESENCE ON MAUI -= THIS WEEKEND DEMOCRATIC LEADERS ARE OPENING UP SHOP.
(VO) DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR, OAHU SENATOR DAVID IGE AND FOR LT GOVERNOR SHAN TSUTSUI WILL OPEN THEIR MAUI HEADQUARTERS IN THE KAHULUI SHOPPING CENTER ON KA’AHUMANU AVENUE – BEHIND THE FORMER AH FOOKS LOCATION.
(ON-CAM) FESTIVITIES, SPEECHES AND A CHANCE TO TALK STORY WITH IGE AND TSUTSUI WILL HAPPEN THIS SATURDAY FROM 11 A.M. UNTIL 1 P.M.
J: LAST WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS, WE GOT THE CHANCE TO TALK STORY WITH MAUI COUNTY COUNCIL CHAIR GLADYS BAISA. MORE SPECIFICALLY, WE WERE TALKIN TRASH. THIS WEEK THE TRASH TALKIN’ GOT A LITTLE BIT PERSONAL.
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(ON-CAM) WHILE THE ATMOSPHERE MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT CHARGED FOR A WHILE…ESPECIALLY WHEN SPECIAL TALKS MIGHT HAVE TOI BEGIN AFTRER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR…REGULAR TRASH PICK-UPS AND HOLIDAY LANDFILL SCHEDULES WILL RETURN TO NORMAL EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.
J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, THIS YEAR MARKED T5HE 13TH ANNIVERSARY OF THAT VERY DARK SEQUENCE OF EVENTS ON A SUNNY DAY WE’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER SIMPLY AS 9-11. AND, IF YOU THINK THE TRASH-TALKIN GETS A LITTLE CONFUSING – TRY TO DECIPHER THE COMPLAINT THAT SUPPORTS THE T-R-O TO BANS THE PROPOSED BAN ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS ON MAUI. WE’LL TRY TO HELP. THOSE STORIES AND MORE WHEN MAUI TV NBEWS CONTINUES.
J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS. DO YOU REMEMBER WHERE YOU WERE AND WHAT YOU WERE DOING ON THAT TUESDAY MORNING 13 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK? OPENING UP MY NETWORK BROWSER – THE PICTURE AND HEADLINE SAYING THE TWIN TOWERS OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER HAD BEEN BOMBED WAS UNBELIEVABLE. SO MUCH SO I THOUGHT MY COMPUTER MEMORY WAS STUCK ON CACHE FROM A HORRIBLE APRIL FOOLS DAY. SADLY – AS WE ALL KNOW – IT WAS TOO REAL…AND THAT HORRIBLE DAY HAD JUST BEGUN.
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(ON-CAM TAG) WHILE OUR PRESIDENT STRUGGLES TO COME UP WITH A STRATEGY FOR THE LATEST WORLD TERROR THREAT – THIS TIME FROM ISIS – THANK GOD NONE OF THE RUMORED MAJOR ATTCKS TOOK PLACE ANYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF NINE-ELEVEN.
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J: IF YOU WETRN’T CONFUSED ENOUGH ABOUT THE WHOLE DEBATE OVER THE USE OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS IN FOOD AND FOOD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT – THEN YOU’RE PROBABLY COMPLETELY LOST ON THE LATEST CHAPTER IN THE FIGHT TO STOP THE FIGHT TO STOP THE USE OF G-M-O…MAYBE.
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(ON-CAM TAG) WHILE THE T-R-O TO STOP THE GMO IS ONLY TEMPORARY…SO WAS THE PROPOSED GMO BAN. BOTH SIDES HAVE UNTIL THIS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH TO PREPARE THEIR NEXT BATTLE STRATEGY. STAY TUNED.
J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, YOU MAY CALL THE 20-14 MAUI HIGH SABERS A CINDERELLA TEAM, BUT WITH THE WAY THEY’RE PLAYING…I DARE YOU TO CALL THEM THAT IN PERSON. THE FOOTBALL SABERS ARE ON FIRE – WITH THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE STILL AHEAD. IN CURTAIN CALL, IT’S P-J-B AND TED-X. PAUL JANES-BROWN PREVIEWS SOME OF THE REMARKABLY ENTERTAINING THJINGS PLANNED FOR THE TED-X-MAUI 2014 EVENT THIS MONTH AT THE MACC. IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, MOM-O-RAMA, STAPLES AND LOTS MORE. THAT’S ALL AHEAD WHEN MAUI TV NEWS COMES BACK.
J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS. CHECKING SPORTS. THIS WEEK THE UNDEFEATED MAUI HIGH SABERS TAKE THEIR GAME UP A NOTCH. AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT THEY’LL HAVE TO DO. LAST WEEK A POWERFUL LAHAINALUNA SQUAD DECLAWED PERENNIAL CHAMPIONS THE BALDWIN BEARS 42-7. THAT WIN CAME A WEEK AFTER THE SABERS SNAPPED A 14-YEAR LOSING STREAK WHEN THEY BEAT THE BALDWIN BEARS 20 TO 17. THE SABERS HAVE SINCE IMPROVED TO THREE AND 0 WITH THEIR WIN OVER KING KEKAULIKE LAST WEEK. THIS WEEK – THE MEGA-MATCH PITS THE BEST OF THE TWO M-I-L DIVISIONS WHEN THE SABERS HOST THE LUNAS FOR A 7 P.M. KICKOFF THIS SATURDAY AND WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM.
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J: THE THIRD TEDX MAUI IS COMING ON SEPTEMBER 28, TED STANDS FOR TECHNOLOGY, ENTERTAINMENT AND DESIGN, PAUL JANES-BROWN KNOWS ENTERTAINMENT SO HE IS TAKING A LOOK AT THAT PART OF TEDX MAUI FOR THIS EDITION OF CURTAIN CALL.
PJB: THE LIST OF TEDX MAUI ENTERTAINERS IS AS DIVERSE AS OUR ISLAND PARADISE. THEY INCLUDE ADAPTATIONS DANCE THEATER, MAUI’S ONLY PROFESSIONAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY, INCIDENTALLY, IN THE INTEREST OF FULL DISCLOSURE, I AM A BOARD MEMBER OF ADT, I WANTED TO REVEAL THE RELATIONSHIP, PRIOR TO MY PREVIEW OF THEIR WORK, ROBERT CAZIMERO, LEGENDARY AWARD WINNING MULTI TALENTED MUSICAL AND DANCE ARTIST, DAEDELUS, BILLED AS THE MAD SCIENTIST OF MUSIC, TAIMANE GARDNER; UKULELE VIRTUOSO, AND ROSY KULHAVY-SUTHERLAND, KING K STUDENT HUMORIST.
ADAPTATIONS WILL BE PRESENTING THE WORLD PREMIERE OF A PIECE CHOREOGRAPHED BY AMELIA NELSON AND HALLIE HUNT ARMATO WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC BY TOBY COUTURE ENTITILED HEARKEN. THE THING THAT IS MOST UNIQUE ABOUT THIS WAS THE PROCESS. THE MOVEMENT CAME BEFORE THE MUSIC.
COUTURE APPROACHED THE PROJECT LIKE SCORING FOR A MOVIE. HE VIDEOED THE MOVEMENT, WENT BACK TO HIS STUDIO AND COMPOSED MUSIC. THEY WENT BACK AND FORTH FOR SEVERAL MONTHS UNTIL THEY HAD IT DOWN AND EVERYONE WAS SATISFIED WITH THE PRODUCT.
ADT, LIKE MARK MORRIS, LIKES TO PERFORM TO LIVE MUSIC, BUT BECAUSE OF LIMITATIONS OF THE VENUE AND BUDGET THEY WILL BE PERFORMING THE PIECE TO RECORDED MUSIC. COUTURE NOT ONLY COMPOSED THE PIECE BUT HE PLAYS ALL OF THE INSTRUMENTS ON THE RECORDING THROUGH THE MIRACLE OF DIGITAL PROGRAMMING.
THE PIECE IS NOT A STORY AND OBVIOUSLY, IT’S NOT AN INTERPRETATION OF THE MUSIC. IT’S REALLY AN EXPLORATION OF PURE CHOREOGRAPHY.
INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED MUSICIAN, DANCER , KUMU HULA AND SINGER ROBERT CAZIMERO, THE YOUNGER OF THE BROTHERS, WILL PRESENT A TALK ENTITLED “THE ECHO OF MY SONG.” MR CAZIMERO HAS PERFORMED FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS IN VENUES AS VARIED AS CARNEGIE HALL TO THE DOLLY PARTON SHOW. WINNERS OF 25 NA HOKU HANO HANO AWARDS, THE BROTHERS WERE NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY IN 2005 AND INDUCTED INTO THE HAWAIIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME IN 2006. MR. CAZIMERO’S TALK WILL REACH INTO A BIT OF HISTORY (HAWAIIAN, MUSIC AND HIS OWN) AS WELL AS TODAY’S WORLD AND THE JOURNEY ON MUSICAL PATHS HE’S TAKEN. IT WILL BE ABOUT HIS MUSIC AND DANCE … THE WAY THEY INTERSECT WITH HIS LIFE ON SO MANY LEVELS.
ALFRED DEADALUS DARLINGTON WAS BORN TO AN ARTIST MOTHER AND PROFESSOR FATHER ON HALOWEEN 36 YEARS AGO, TALK ABOUT A TRICK OR TREAT. HE DEMOSTRATED AN EARLY LOVE FOR MUSIC AND EXPLORED MANY INSTRUMENTS AND STUDIED JAZZ ON THE DOUBLE BASS AT USC THORTON SCHOOL OF MUSIC. HE PLAYED IN SEVERAL BANDS, BUT FOUND THEM TO BE TOO LIMITING AND STRUCK OUT TO DEVELOP HIS OWN SOUND.
HE HAS ADOPTED THE APPEARANCE OF AN EARLY VICTORIAN DANDY AND HIS MUSIC CAN BEST BE DESCRIBED AS AN AMALAGAMATION OF BEATMAKER, SKA, AND ELECTRONIC. HE HAS A STRIKING FALSETTO VOICE THAT HE EMPLOYS SPARINGLY. IF DAVID BOWIE HAD BEEN BORN IN 1977 HE WOULD BE DEADALUS. HE HAS RECORDED 4 ALBUMS AND 9 SINGLES AND HIS FIFTH ALBUM THE LIGHT BRIGADE WILL BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 29. IT WILL BE SOUNDS THAT WE HAVEN’T HEARD BEFORE. THE ALBUM RECALLS THE 1853-56 CRIMEAN WAR. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, “THE MUSIC WAS WRITTEN AND RECORDED BEFORE THE RECENT TROUBLE IN THE REGION BROKE OUT. THE PIECE HE HAS ON HIS SOUNDCLOUD WAS VERY ELEGAIC.
TAIMANE GARDENER WAS DISCOVERED BY THE GREAT DON HO WHILE BUSKING ON THE STREETS OF WAIKIKI AT THE AGE OF 13 AND BECAME A FEATURED PERFORMER IN HIS SHOW FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. PLAYING SINCE SHE WAS 5 SHE HAS STUDIED AND MASTERED FLAMENCO, CLASSICAL, HAWAIIAN, POP AND ROCK. SHE HAS TOURED INTERNATIONALLY AND HAS BEEN RECORDING SINCE SHE WAS FIFTEEN. SHE PERFORMED FOR THE DALAI LAMA’S PILLARS OF PEACE CONFERENCE.
HER PRESENTATION INCLUDES A 5 MIN PERFORMANCE
FEATURING CLASSICAL MUSIC FROM BEETHOVEN, BIZET, JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH, SOME SPANISH INFLUENCES WRITTEN BY MS GARDNER AND A FULL ON ENERGY EXPLOSION ON STAGE..
WHAT SHE WILL PRESENT IS THE BEAUTY OF UNDERESTIMATION.
MANY PEOPLE DO NOT TAKE HER SERIOUSLY BECAUSE OF HER GENDER AND SHE PLAYS THE UKULELE.(A CUTE GIRL IN A GRASS SKIRT PLAYING HAWAIIAN TUNES IS WHAT THEY’RE EXPECTING).
ONCE THEY SEE HER PLAY, HOWEVER THEIR EXPECTATIONS ARE CHANGED DRASTICALLY. SHE WILL PRESENT THAT THE UKULELE IS JUST AS VERSATILE AS ANY OTHER INSTRUMENT AND CAN BE TAKEN TO THE FAR REACHES OF ANY GENRE.
ROSEMARY “ROSIE” KULHAVY-SUTHERLAND, IS A SENIOR AT KING KEKAULIKE H.S. AND A HUMORIST. SHE GAVE HER TALK LAST APRIL AT TEDX YOUTH AT SEABURY HALL. HER SPEECH IS TITLED “IMPERFECTION IN ALL ITS GLORY” SHE OPENS TALKING WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD AND SHE THOUGHT HER PARENTS WERE PERFECT. THEN SHE REALIZED THEY ARE, IN FACT, FLAWED AND HOW HARD IT WAS FOR HER TO GRASP. HOWEVER, SHE GOT OVER IT. UNFORTUNATELY IT TOOK HER MUCH LONGER TO ACCEPT HER IMPERFECTIONS. WHAT SHE WILL BE SHARING IS A SIMPLE TOOL SHE USES TO MAKE HERSELF FEEL BETTER WHEN SHE STARTS TO FEEL DESPONDENT ABOUT FAILING TO REACH HER PERFECT IDEAL.
THIS IS JUST THE E OF TEDX MAUI 2014, THERE’S 14 MORE PRESENTATIONS IN T AND THE D PART. FOR A FULL SCHEDULE AND TICKET INFORMATION GO TO TEDXMAUI.COM
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’ SEASON OPENER, THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB. STAY TUNED FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS ON MAUI TV NEWS RIGHT AFTER THESE MESSAGES.
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J: WELCOME BACK TO MAUI TV NEWS AND COMING ATTRACTIONS – A RUNDOWN OF SOME OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS TO SEE AND DO ON MAUI AROUND THE VALLEY ISLE.
THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDSAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH AND 13, IT’S THE NINTH ANNUAL KU MAI KA HULA COMPETITION IN THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MACC. HALAU FROM ACROSS THE STATE WILL COMPETE WITH HALAU FROM JAPAN AND FROM THE MAINLAND U.S. IN BOTH KAHIKO AND AUWANA CATEGORIES. TWO-DAY FESTIVAL TICKETS ARE JUST 37 DOLLARS…AND HALF-PRICE FOR KEIKI UNDER 12.
THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH, ISN’T – TECHNICALLY “MOTHER’S DAY” BECAUSE I THINK HALLMARK CARDS HAS THAT TRADEMARK. BUT THEY’RE CALLING IT A “MOM-O-RAMA” AND FROM ONE UNTIL 4 THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT QUEEN KA’AHUMANU CENTER IT’S A FREE CELEBRATION OF EVERYTHING MOM – INCLUDING FAMILY BUILDING, HEALTH, PLANNING AND ALL THAT STUFF THAT MOM EVENTUALLY TECH US. THEY HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE EVENT – OR JUST SHOW UPAT56 THE MALL THIS SUNDAY BETWEEN ONE AND 4 FOR MOM-O-RAMA 2014.
YOU WANT TO HEAR THE WORLD’S WORST LEON RUSSELL IMPRESSION? ME NEITHER, SO I’LL SPARE YOU. BUT ONE OF JOE COCKER’S BEST FRIENDS IS COMING BACK TO THE ISLANDS FOR ONE CONCERT NEXT WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH IN THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MAUI ARTS AND CULTURAL CENTER. ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER AND WINNER OF THE BEST HAIR/HAT COMBINATION FIVE DECADES RUNNING – LEON RUSSELL NEXT WEDNESDAY AT THE MACC. TICKET PRICES RANGE FROM 45 TO 60 DOLLARS.
GET THE DRIFT AND BAG IT IS A MONTH-LONG MARINE DEBRIS SHORELINE CLEANUP CAMPAIGN UNDER THE BANNER OF THE OCEAN CONSERVANCY’S INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP. MALAMA MAUI NUI INVITES – NAY – ENCOURAGES YOU TO TAKE PART AND YOU';LL HAVE MORE THAN ONE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP KEEP MAUI BEACHES AND REEF’S NO KA OI. THE FIRST EVENT IS NEXT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH KA’A POINT BY KANAHA BEACH PARK. THEY’LL SUPPLY CLEANUP MATERIALS LIKE GLOVES, BAGS, PICKERS AND VESTS…BUT YOU CAN CERTAINLY BRING YOUR OWN. PART OF THE COOL PART OF THIS EXT5REMELY COOL THING IS THAT ALL JUNK COLLECTED WILL BE CATALOGUED – SO YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH A PART YOU CAN PLAY IN CLEANING UP THE ENTIRE PLANET. HERE’S A HINT: IT’S MORE THAN YOU THINK! GET THE FRIFT AND BAG IT – FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK ON THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
IT’S “KOI…LIKE THE FISH.” AND IT’S COMING BACK TO MAUI. HONOLULU’S KUMU KAHUA THEATER IS STAGING AN ENCORE PRESENTATION OF THE ORIGINAL PLAY BY MAUI’S KEALI’IWAHINE HOKOANA. IT’S A MODERN DAY REAL-LIFE TALE OF FAMILIES LIVING TOGETHER AND THE SOMETIMES ENTERTAINING, ALWAYS EYE-OPENING THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN EXTENDED FAMILIES LIVE TOGETHER. THE PRODUCTION IS UNDERWRITTEN BY STATE OF HAWAII FUNDS – SO BRING YOUR WHOLE FAMILY FOR FREE. NEXT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH AND 20TH IN THE MCCOY STUDIO THEATER AT THE MACC.
IF YOU’VE NEVER BEEN TO THE MAUI ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS GARDEN PARTY…THEN – IF YOU’RE HUNGRY – TURN DOWN THE VOLUME BECAUSE TGHE LIST OF GOODIES ON THE MEN WILL GET TO YOU. FIVE KINDS OF HANDMADE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES FROM ALOHA SPICED CACAO; THAI CHICKEN WITH CEASER SALAD FROM BENTOS AND BANQUETS BY BERTNARD; INITGTI DI MARRE…SEAFOOD PASTA FROM BISTRO CASANOVA; MANOA LETTUCE WRAPS AND KALUA PORK CASEDILLA FROM CAFE O-LEI…AND THAT’S A THROUGH C! MAPA’S GARDEN PARTY IS ALSO A BLAST…AN EXCUSE TO BUY A BIG NDEW HAT, AND A WAY TO HELP FUND ONE OF MAUI’S TRUE ART TREASURES. TICKETYS FOR THE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 EVENT ARE ON SALE NOW FOR JUST 75 DOLLARS…THEY’LL BE 85 DOLLARS AT THE GATE OF THE YOKOUCHI ESTATE THAT DAY.
HEY, IS YOUR CHICKEN GETTING BIG AND NOISY? HOW BOUT THAT COW? tHE 92ND MAUI COUNTY FAIR IS NOT TOO FAR OFF AND DEADLINES FOR POULTRY AND LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS ARE APPROACHING. YOU HAVE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 20TH TO ENTER CLUCKY, FLOSSIE…AND ANY OTHER PET THAT YOU WON’T WANT TO PART WITH SINCE YOU GAVE IT A CUTE NAME. THERE ARE TWO AGE DIVISIONS…FOR YOU, NOT THE ANIMALS, AND WE HAVE THE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE. CLICK ON THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM FOR DETAILS. THE FAIR THIS YEAR RUNS FROM oCTOBER SECOND THROUGH THE FIFTH.
THEN LOOKING A BIT FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD, ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, THE CASTLE THEATER OF THE MACC WILL FEATURE THE UNFORGETTABLE SONG STYLES OF MAVIS STAPLES. HER SIX-DECADE CAREER HAS INCLUDED SUCH MONSTER HITS AS “ILL TAKE YOU THERE,” “AN UNCLOUDY DAY,” “RESPECT YOURSELF…AND TONS MORE. TICKET ARE PRICED FROM 35 TO 65 DOLLARS AND ARE ON SALE TO ALL NOW AT THE USUAL PLACES.
ONE OF THE FINEST, MOST ENTERTAINING EXPERIENCES – AND CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MOST ECONOMICAL – MEANING, USUALLY FREE, IS THE EBB AND FLOW ARTS EXPERIENCE THAT SPREADS QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT ACROSS MAUI EACH YEAR. WELL, HERE’S AN IDEA…PLEASE – IF YOU LOVE THE ARTS – SUPPORT THE ARTS – BY CONSIDERING A GIFT OF ALOHA TO EBB AND FLOW ARTS. DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, FOODLAND, SACK AND SAVE AND FOODLAND FARMS LOCATIONS ACROSS THE STATE WILL HAVE A LIST OF OH-SO-WORTHWHILE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, TO WHICH YOU CAN DONATE UP TO $249. IN RETURN, FOODLAND AND WESTERN UNION WILL MATCH INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR MAI’KA’I CARD. SOUNDS A LITTLE LIKE A COMMERCIAL…BUT IT’S NOT…FOODLAND, FOOD, FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND REALLY GOOD FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT.
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. MAUI TV NEWS, IN HIGH DEFINITION ONLINE AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM, AND STATEWIDE ON NEWS ON DEMAND ON DIGITAL CABLE CHANNEL. YOU’LL ALWAYS FIND US ON TWITTER AND ON FACEBOOK. AND IF YOU LIKE US PLEASE CLICK LIKE.
THANK YOU FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS ONLINE OR ON TV – AND – FOR PUSHING US TO OUR NEW GOAL OF 11 MILLION HITS PER YEAR AND MORE THAN 11,000 PAGE VIEWS EVERY DAY. SO, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MAHALO NUI LOA FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS. AND, UNTIL NEXT TIME, ALOHA.
WAILUKU – The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development announced today that its Kuha‘o Business Center in Kaunakakai, Molokai has secured funding to bring a mobile Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) unit to Moloka‘i on August 26-28, 2014. The mobile unit will allow more than 140 transportation workers with expired credentials to apply for renewals of their TWIC cards.
TWIC cards are issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Coast Guard; they are required for all workers who need unescorted access to secure areas of maritime facilities and vessels. All U.S. credentialed mariners are required to have a TWIC.
On Moloka‘i, many business owners send employees to pick up freight in secured areas on a regular basis. Without these cards, businesses cannot retrieve supplies, products or other items that are vital to their operation.
The mobile unit will enable Moloka‘i residents to collectively save an estimated $60,000 in airfare as the only TWIC offices available for card renewals are on Maui and O‘ahu. Without the mobile TWIC unit, a single card renewal requires two round trips off-island: one to apply for the TWIC, and one to pick up the cards. The three-day visit by the mobile unit will allow all current TWIC card holders residing on Moloka‘i to renew their credentials on-island.
“Moloka‘i receives many deliveries through freight services at the harbor, and these cards are essential for doing business there,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa. “By bringing the TWIC unit here we can get these access cards out to the community quickly so that the flow of business is not delayed. It may seem like a minor detail, but on Moloka‘i, this can make or break a local business.”
Maui County Councilmember Stacy Crivello said that “Moloka‘i appreciates the utilization of Maui County funds to bring TWIC enrollment and renewal services to our island for over 140 applicants. Support from the Office of Economic Development and the Maui County Council will provide an opportunity to assist Moloka‘i businesses and individuals to be in compliance with federal requirements. More importantly, the on-island process will help curtail exorbitant costs and delays that may be incurred from off-island travel.”
The mobile TWIC unit will be coming to Moloka‘i August 26 to 28, 2014; an appointment is required to enroll or to renew an existing TWIC card. To schedule an appointment, call the Kuha‘o Center at (808) 553-8100.
The $5,000 cost of bringing the mobile TWIC unit to Moloka‘i is being paid for through the Moloka‘i Economic Development Fund. The cost of cards and renewals is paid for by the individuals or businesses applying for them. Applicants must arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment, and must bring proper documentation with them.
Individuals who meet TWIC eligibility requirements will be issued a tamper-resistant credential containing the worker’s biometric (fingerprint template) to allow for a positive link between the card and the individual.
For more details on the costs and requirements for TWIC enrollments and renewals, visit www.tsa.gov/twic.
WAILUKU – Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui and Mayor Alan Arakawa today joined with Maui community leaders and sporting organizations to break ground for the new Central Maui Regional Sports Complex.
Located in the Wailuku-Waikapu region in Central Maui, the complex is designated in the master planned community of Waiale being developed by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. The complex will encompass up to 65 acres of land and will be completed in phases, which will ultimately include a full-size baseball field, a quad of softball fields, a little league baseball quad, and an area for soccer fields. Comfort stations, concession buildings, and new infrastructure including a parking lot and utilities are also part of the project’s scope. The project is being funded by $4.7 million in general obligation (G.O.) bond funds.
“The Central Maui Regional Sports Complex will benefit the entire Maui community to meet an overwhelming demand for active sports fields on the island,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “Today’s groundbreaking is the result of collaboration between the state and county along with the Maui community. In the truest sense, it is an investment in this community’s future.”
Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui added: “This long-awaited and much needed sports complex will be a gathering place for families and children to play and spend quality time together. Once completed, the park could serve as a venue to host local, statewide, national and international sporting events. It has the potential to be a revenue generator for Maui and the State.”
Mayor Arakawa said: “It is clear that there is a growing need for more play fields now within Central Maui. Sometimes there are as many as five sports clubs using the same field. Central Maui sports groups that receive athletic field permits include: MGSA, Bronco League, Little League, American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), Hawaii Youth Soccer Association (HYSA), HSF, as well as adult leagues for soccer, softball, baseball and softball tournament.”
The Department of Land and Natural Resources is the agency tasked with implementing this project. DLNR Chairperson William J. Aila, Jr. commented: “We understand that we must balance the positive benefits of this project with any impacts on adjacent communities. Therefore, to be good neighbors, we have conducted the necessary due diligence and believe we have provided adequate mitigation measures to address community concerns.”
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· Project Managing Agency: Department of Land & Natural Resources, State Parks Division and Engineering Division.
· Design Consultant: R.M. Towill Corporation.
· Construction Contractor: Goodfellow Bros., Inc.
· Full build-out of the complex will consists of one high school baseball field, four softball fields, four little league baseball fields, three soccer fields, comfort stations, concession stands, parking with 700+ stalls, landscaping, an irrigation well and storage tank.
· Total park acreage: Approximately 65 acres
· Project will be built out in phases
o Phase 1 of the project will construct a high school baseball field, two softball fields, two comfort stations, a concession stand, parking, landscaping, irrigation well and storage tank.
o Phase 1 construction cost is approximately $14.8 million.
o Phase 1 construction will start in August 2014 and will be completed in October 2015.
o Phase I has been awarded to Goodfellow Bros, Inc
· Future Phases
o $5 million in additional CIP funding has been appropriated in FY 2015
o This $5 million will be used toward constructing two additional softball fields, four little league baseball fields, three soccer fields, an additional concession stand, additional comfort stations, parking and landscaping.
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