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The Legend of the White Lady and others.

Sep. 20, 2007 (7995 views)

Ghost stories are everywhere. They are in Russia, South America, Europe-all over. Hawai'i is no exception. I was talking to one of my aunties yesterday and she mentioned she got "scared like she saw the white lady". I had to giggle. I thought to myself "hey what a great tidbit for would-be tourists!".There are few variations and I'm not quite sure how this came to be (perhaps a historian could verify) but supposedly if you are driving over a gulch, a white lady (ghost...

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Posted By Surfer

Small number of people responsible for alcohol ban

Sep. 14, 2009 (7853 views)

Is anybody really seeing the big picture here? Let me try to give you the Reader's Digest version of what is going on with banning alcohol at Charley Young Beach. Ninety-eight percent of the time, the beach is being used with an unsaid cooperation and understanding for other beachgoers and everything is just another day at the beach. Now enter the other 2 percent who have not a care in the world for anybody but their own arrogant selves and who also have no respect for the residents and...

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Posted By Friends of Charley Young Beach

Sunrise at Haleakala

May. 22, 2008 (6796 views)

My husband and I will be making our 3 trip to Maui in October and are trying to decide if this time around we want to watch the sunrise from Mt. Haleakala. We would love to hear from those who loved it, and from those who didn't, and why. Also, if you have some tips that made the trip easier or more enjoyable for you, please share!...

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Posted By Lani

Maui Bus (Public Transportation)

Aug. 23, 2007 (6360 views)

When I first came here in 1994, I was surprised that there was no public buses! Coming from the busy city of Manila, I expected that there would be some type of public transportation here. But no! Guess what I had to do the next few weeks of my arrival? Yep - I had to learn how to drive. It's either I learn how to drive or I get stuck at home!Now there are Maui Busses going around. They are not a lot, and they are not bulky. They look like little tourist buses going around. However,...

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Posted By Lizas Eyeview

Spinner or Bottlenose ~ How do you tell?

Apr. 21, 2009 (6334 views)

We are often asked about porpoise and dolphins when we are out on the water during one of our marine safaris.  First, we do not have porpoise in Hawaiian waters.  Porpoise have very blunt rostrums, short, triangular dorsal fins and their teeth are spade shaped.  In the above photos, the triangular-shaped, dark dorsal fin is a spinner dolphin, whose rostrum...

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Posted By Katie Velasquez

Public School Locker Searches

Nov. 2, 2007 (6288 views)

The Board of Education voted in favor of allowing student locker searches, pending public hearings and the approval of the Governor. The intent is to help reduce the amount of drugs and weapons on campuses. The ACLU threatened a lawsuit if the Board included language which would have allowed school administrators to search with or without reason, so the BOE approved language which allows searches only if there is reasonable suspicion. Hawaii's school campuses are open, unlike the...

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Posted By boo

I'm booked for Maui

Apr. 6, 2008 (5969 views)

Hey all,This is my first trip to Maui.  What are some cool things to do with my 3 kids ( 23, 21 and 18 year olds).  We are staying in Lahania. Arriving April 30.Good places to eat????Hiking??Waterfalls??Snorkeling??Biking???Look forward to your replysBarb:-)...

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Posted By canuck

Zippy's on Maui

Aug. 20, 2008 (5648 views)

Well, Zippy's is now offically opened on Maui.  Last week when we went for dinner at 8:30pm (pre-opening week) the waiter or whomever he was said that they, the restaurant side is closed.  I asked what time you close?  He said at 8.  So I asked him are you guys closing at 8 everynight?  He said yes.  What a lie!  Rookies!  Then he told us to go to the Take Out area to see if they are opened.  While walking over, we asked a worker if they are opened,...

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Posted By TangNingRou

My 1st Trip to Maui!!

Aug. 16, 2008 (5154 views)

I just experienced my first trip to Maui in April..  It was fantastic!  I loved it so much I did not want to come home.  It was the tail end of whale season so we were able to see quite a few whales.  They would come right up beside the boat.  Even saw a full breach!We also took the road to Hana and I must say the drive was BEAUTIFUL!  Long though..  It took almost 2 hrs to go about 45 miles.  Well worth it.  Then we stopped at the day spa and...

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Posted By CoreyLovesMaui

Donuts on a Stick

Mar. 1, 2008 (4785 views)

I was looking for the Komoda T Store and Bakery listing to give a review, and it's not listed on  So I decided to dedicate this blog posting to the wonders of this upcountry bakery.First I have to say I miss Dunkin Donuts.  I mean I really, really miss Dunkin Donuts.  If there's anyone on the mainland reading this, and you're close to a Dunkin Donuts, send me an e-mail - I may be willing to do a trade if you can overnight me a few cinnamon cake donuts.My only...

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Posted By The Mountain Queen