March 13, 2014

Pioneer Mill Exhibit- a sugar legacy

The Pioneer Mill Co. once was one of the sugar mills that dominated the Maui landscape. I was fascinated by the sugar history on this Hawaiian island. On the edge of the town of Lahaina which was once the capital city, there is the Pioneer Mill Co. Plantation Era Exhibit which offer signs and machinery […]

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The Royal Lahaina Resort, paradise!

On Maui, we at the Royal Lahaina Resort. The 27-acre Resort is set on Kaanapali Beach, which was voted “America’s Best Beach.” The hotel once served as an exclusive retreat for Maui’s royalty. The rooms were spacious with great views and every night there was entertainment if you wanted to take part. Our favorite area […]

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Beautiful Royal Hawaiian Hotel

In 1984 Keith and I traveled to Hawaii on a seed company trip. One day we took time to wonder over to the beautiful Royal Hawaiian Hotel and found ourselves charmed by the luxury, beauty and romance of this iconic place. Our hotel on Oahu was not far from the Royal Hawaiian so we walked […]

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The Legacy Theatre, new again

For an upcoming article for Senior News &Times, I recently visited with Scott Richardson the owner of the Legacy Theatre. Built in 1951, this wonderful venue was built for community theatre events and after closing in 2004 the building was in a state of decay. Scott purchased the building in 2011 and formed a non-profit […]