Sunday, October 30, 2011

Popular Hawaiian Phrases

A hui hou kakou Until we meet again
Aloha kakahiaka Good morning
Aloha `auinala Good afternooon
Aloha ahiahi Good evening
Aloha `oe Farewell to you
A`ole pilikia No problem
Hana Hou! One more time!
Kipa hou mai Come visit again
Mahalo Thank you
Mahalo nui loa
Thank you very much
Malu No Reserved For (This is ideal for place card settings)
Me ka `oia`i`o With sincerity
Mau Loa Forever
Nau wale no Just for you
`O wai kou inoa? What is your name?
Pomaika`i Good Luck 


A local tradition the Sunday Champagne Brunch at Kaanapali Beach Hotel is a favorite of Mauians and visitors alike. Voted best brunch on Maui by the Maui News. Settle in for some serious grazing among a wide selection of traditional brunch items and Hawaiian specialties. Enjoy the free-flowing champagne and Hawaiian entertainment - and remember to save room for dessert. Click below for reservations or call (808) 667-0124. Brunch is served from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Thanksgiving Dinner - November 24, 2011
A sumptuous all-you-can-eat buffet of traditional favorites combine with Chef Muromoto’s unique island-influenced cuisine is a dining delight. The feast lasts all day! 
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel Sunday Brunch

Jake by Moonlight Pavilion/Courtyard

Jake Shimabukuro   Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 PM                                                                                                                                 visit:Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Halloween is Back

HALLOWEEN IS BACK in Lahaina that is, with the streets blocked off and a party that is not to be missed. Visit:  for all the latest info.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Innovative ideas: Environmental, Energy & Land Use

This year my hometown of Portland, Oregon hosted the National Association of Counties (NACO) Conference. Portland is a leader in recycling, sustainability, public transit and bicycling. 
To find our what our officials learned about and hope to apply here on Maui see: Lahaina News article

The view from beautiful Washington Park down to the City of Portland all the way out to Mt Hood.

Maui Resident Mick Fleetwood to Open a Restaurant

Mick Fleetwood, founder of Fleetwood Mac plans to open a restaurant on Maui early next year. He has chosen Lahaina's historic Front Street. Fleetwood plans to showcase local musicians and artists. I heard he will call the new eatery Fleetwoods.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


The Lahaina Restoration Foundation sponsors this event on the Pioneer Mill site near the smokestack on Lahainaluna Rd. As a visitor to Maui who wants to get a feel of the legacy of Lahaina this is the event for you.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Best Snorkeling with Turtles

The rocky cove next to Napili Bay is the BEST snorkeling we have done with turtles, they are always here, and it is a fairly protected area so no rough surf to contend with. Of course there are lots of beautiful fish also but the turtles are magnificent.

A friend took this photo with her under water camera, but the turtles swim all over and often come to the surface so no need for deep water diving. And if you do not want to get into the water you can view them from land either here or at the Hanakao'o Beach Park where they feed off the rocks just a few feet away.

Online Grocery Shopping with LOCAL DELIVERY TO YOUR HOME

Maui Grocery Service  Shopping Funds
Adding Funds to an Account
Maui Grocery Service Funds are great for parents of students 18 and over or those caring for a senior relative. First, your loved one must have an account set up with us. Then you can deposit funds into their account at any time. The funds you deposit will be available for withdrawal immediately. This program allows them to shop for their groceries online using funds that you deposited for them. We will deliver right to their Home or Condo.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kamaʻāina (pronounced ka-ma-EYE-na) is the Hawaiian language word for a long-term resident of the Hawaiian Islands. Literally "child of the land," it derives from the words "kama", meaning "child", and "ʻāina", meaning 'land'.[1] The word "kama'aina" describes Hawai'i residents regardless of their racial background, as opposed to "kanaka" which means a person of native Hawai'an ancestry.
A kama'aina may be considered to be someone who currently lives in Hawai'i, or someone who once lived there but has moved away. The State of Hawai'i sponsors an official "Kama'aina Come Home" event each year, intended to increase the state’s labor pool by inducing Hawaii college students and former residents who are now living in the continental United States to return to Hawaii. The program has been successful in bringing qualified kama‘ainas back to the Islands and in doing so, reuniting families.[2]
A common usage in Hawai'i is the "Kama'aina discount", an often sizable discount given to local residents. The usual requirement to obtain the discount is to show a Hawai'i driver's license, local military ID, or other local identification. The discounts are widespread throughout the islands, particularly at restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions.[3]

[edit] References

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  2. ^ State of Hawai'i Kama'aina Come Home page
  3. ^ Honolulu Magazine, June 2009

Bring or Buy and extra Suitcase

Some friends recently visited, this being their first time to Maui. Shopping was high on their list, just one down from snorkeling. Therefore they had much more to take home than they came with. Easy to solve that problem with a visit to Ross for a new, but well priced suitcase or even better Savers for a gently used, cheap suitcase. Another idea would be to use the kind of suitcases that stack into one another, bringing them over as one and returning with two. 

This VS That


Monday, September 19, 2011

Maui Ukulele Festival

On October 16th Maui will hold its annual Ukulele Festival on the lawn at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and it is FREE!!! Come and join the fun from 1:00pm to 6:pm

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Maui Grocery Service Loyalty Program

Loyalty Program                                                    
At Maui Grocery Service we value our loyal customers. To show our appreciation we give free Account Funds to customers that place repeat orders. For every 5 orders under $100, you will receive $5 dollars in free Account Funds. For every 5 orders over $100, we will add $10 dollars into your Account.     

Maui Babe

If you have not tried these made on Maui sun products you are missing out on getting a great tan.You can find all of Maui Babe sun products in just about every store here on Maui. You will smell fantastic and your skin with thank you. Visit their website to see all of their products and find out how they work!