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Mitch and Ann Okumura. Courtesy photo.
Mitch & Ann Okumura – Making 34 Years of Marriage Work
December 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · People
 

From a blind date to 34 years of marriage, the Okumura’s talk story about what it takes to make a marriage work.


Hiroshi Arisumi on a US Army Jeep during World War II.
Hiroshi Arisumi: One of Maui’s Surviving WWII Vets
November 15th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, People
 

After the fighting in World War II, one of Arisumi’s top priorities was to begin construction of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Kahului, a living memorial to the soldiers.


Rene Umberger underwater. Courtesy photo.
Rene Umberger – For The Fishes
November 5th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · People
 

It might be an upstream battle, but that won’t deter Rene Umberger from defending the denizens of the deep.


Juan Shot Photos Amazes Parents and Athletes
Juan Shot Photos Amazes Parents and Athletes
October 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · People
 

In a span of two football seasons, he has managed to elevate his status from ordinary to rock star.


One of Hanna's student's traditional feather lei made with Royal colors and in kamoe style took first place at the Fair.
Maui Lei Artist Teaches Hands-on History
October 14th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Arts & Entertainment, People
 

Pattie Hanna’s students took home nearly a dozen blue ribbons this year, but spreading the skill is her utmost goal. “What matters to me as a lei maker is passing it on.”


Shannan Pyland, 2012 Maui Red Cross Volunteer of the Year. Courtesy photo.
Shannan Pyland: Red Cross Maui Volunteer of the Year
October 8th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · People
 

Pyland’s experience includes opening Red Cross shelters during Hurricane Felicia, during past road closures affecting the Honoapiilani Highway, and for those affected by flooding conditions in South Maui.


Volunteer, Rhonda Barut. Courtesy Photo, County of Maui.
Rhona Barut: Volunteer Honored for Helping Heart Association
October 2nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · People
 

“Rhonda’s dedication and leadership, as the 2012 Chair of the American Heart Association’s Maui Local Chapter of the National Go Red for Women Ambassadors catapulted the Local Chapter in the Maui community.”


David Ward. Courtesy photo.
David Ward: Seabury’s Dance Director
September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · People
 

To some, performing arts is merely an extracurricular activity. But Ward disagrees. “With creative arts, kids thrive academically and stay involved.”


Jay April, CEO of Akaku. File courtesy photo.
Jay April: Akaku, Maui’s Only TV Station
September 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · People
 

“Like a public park, [Akaku] is a place where everyone can go to fully express their points of view…it is a pure First Amendment zone, the only place completely free of corporate speech.”


A performance at the Iao Theatre. Jack Grace Photography.
Michael Pulliam: Keeping Theater Alive at the (Haunted?) `Iao
August 27th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, People
 

Does Pulliam believe the theater is haunted? “Absolutely, but only because I’ve seen it firsthand.”


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