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Maui Ukulele Festival Celebrates 5th Anniversary at the MACC

October 8, 2010

For more than 130 years, the ukulele has been celebrated by the people of Hawaii as the instrument of the alii (royalty) as well as makaainana (commoners). In 1879, Portuguese immigrants arrived in Honolulu to work in the cane fields and brought with them a braguinha, a four-stringed instrument. As soon as they jumped off the boat, they started playing sweet strains and Hawaiians who came down to the dock were impressed with the speed of the musicians’ fingers as they danced across the fingerboard. They called the new instrument ?ukulele or “jumping flea.”...

A Message From Maui Nui - October 2010

October 1, 2010

News from the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

Named “Best Island” year after year by national travel publications, Maui, and her sister islands Molokai and Lanai, continue to offer memorable experiences for first-time visitors and seasoned travelers alike. World-class resorts, award winning cuisine, championship golf, staggering natural beauty and the islands’ host Hawaiian culture have propelled Maui Nui into the limelight. Here are just a few reasons why “The Magic Isles” are among the most desirable destinations in the world...

Hot Spices and Hot Sports: Makena & Xterra

October 1, 2010

Its almost time for the Xterra Championships at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort. Spicy Mahi mahi and Makena will make a great sporting pair during the XTERRA events in October at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort in Maui.  It all starts at beautiful south side ocean front resort pictured from above. The exciting sporting weekend kicks off with the Makena Beach Trail ...

88th Maui County Fair Rolls In to Town; Nearly 100,000 Expected to Attend

September 22, 2010

The Fall season officially began yesterday which tells me my favorite event of the year is right around the corner. E kipa mai…welcome to the 88th Maui County Fair! Themed “Celebrating Community,” the Fair will be held Thursday, September 30 through Sunday, October 3. The highly anticipated event brings the entire community together to enjoy an alcohol-free, smoke-free and drug-free family-oriented educational extravaganza with plenty of entertainment, ono local grinds, and loads of fun for the entire ohana...

“Tour Da Food Maui” – Revel in the Foods Locals Love While Learning About Maui’s Many Cultures

September 8, 2010

... We all know that food truly brings people together, instilling a sense of security, happiness and cultural pride. We live it daily here on Maui and throughout Hawaii with what I like to call our “plate lunch and pot luck” culture. This tour led me to think, “why not a food tour here on Maui?” ...

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