Makawao man finds sticky solution to a unslightly problem

Makawao resident Steven Tanouye has developed a sticker to hide the imprint of the old, previously used vehicle safety sticker.

Tanouye said he first came up with the idea for “Stick it Solutions” in November when he took his mother’s car to get a safety check. He noticed that the new safety sticker is much smaller than the old one and that the imprint with the sticky residue left behind did not look good.

The former engineer at the old Maui Prince Hotel developed a white reflective vinyl sticker, which can be used to cover the imprint of the old sticker. A safety inspector can then place the new safety inspection sticker over Tanouye’s sticker.

The sticker is sold at various automotive retailers on Maui. Cost depends on the retailer.


Keiki drop. The Makawao Drop in Center is now accepting registration forms for its classes beginning in September.

The center offers care of children ages 2 to 4.

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New Soul. Soul Space Maui Renewal Center has reopened at a new address in Wailuku.

It is now located at 483 S. High St., in a cottage on the grounds of Unity Church of Maui.

The center offers educational classes meeting the needs of the mental and physical realms of life, according to a news release. There will be other practitioners using the center that offers treatments and sessions with acupuncture, massage and counseling.

Proprietor Rhonda Felix is a licensed massage therapist and a reflexology specialist.

For more information, call 205-8302 or send email to


Allstate all-stars. Two Maui Allstate owners were recently honored with Allstate’s Premier Agency Award.

They were Matthew Stuart Cerizo and Daniel Dennis.

These local small business owners were recognized for their customer service and involvement with their communities. Bestowed upon 48 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country, the designation was presented to each agent for commitment to exceeding customer expectations, according to a news release.