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Up Front Lahaina

February 24, 2011
Lahaina News
... Well, the Sweetheart Affair was well-attended. The event is the ROTARY CLUB OF LAHAINA’S major push to fund scholarships for Lahainaluna and Molokai High School students. GEORGE KAHUMOKU was his usual great in performing, but I wonder with so many talented band musicians looking for work, why do we settle on canned music? But the crowd didn’t seem to mind — they just danced their little feet off...

... and remember the huge potholes in the street between the PIONEER INN and LAHAINA PUBLIC LIBRARY that the menehunes came out in the middle of the night and fixed? Well, they’re back again — the potholes, not the menehunes. But we need the little folk to come help us again before someone breaks their neck in the dark. God bless those menehunes — if they don’t fix the street, who will?...

... and CAPTAIN JACK’S is the newest restaurant in town, upstairs at THE WHARF CINEMA CENTER, taken over by STEVE AND SEAN CORPUEL, who own the adjacent COOL CAT CAFE with the ono hamburgers. Should be another winner for them!...

... and over the pond, the successful revolution in Egypt is beginning to look a little iffy as to who is in charge. My bet would be with the army holding the fort until the elections in September. Let’s hope it doesn’t just run amok. And then there’s the other Arab countries following suit. My advice to all them there dictators is have your bags packed. Libya’s the one I’m watching — who will take him in?...

... but back at home base, the new County Council seems to be settling in, and the word is: bring back the plastic bags. All that paper not only costs us the trees, but it must be costing the supermarkets their bottom line. You can only put a few things in each paper bag because of the weight and no handles. There has to be a biodegradable plastic bag out there!!...

... Senate Bill 232 passed and the governor will sign it. What seems to be lost in the maze here is that this bill is not just for same-sex couples — it is also for heterosexual couples, which is huge for couples living together but not ready to tie the knot...

... business is creeping back — and I mean creeping. Every retailer I talk with says it’s a little better but still a long way to go — same for the realtors. But the word is positive...

Up Front Lahaina is a twice monthly feature. To protect his innocence, the writer chooses to remain anonymous. The views expressed in this column belong to the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Lahaina News staff and owners.
 
 

 

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