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.