Take Labor Day to the next level at Ka‘anapali Resort’s dream culinary event. Friday’s sunset chicken skin ceremony, ‘Aha‘aina O Ka‘anapali, will see the Mo‘okiha o Pi‘ilani lead a flotilla of canoes to the shores of Ka‘anapali Beach with traditional chanting and gift exchange sea to land. Meet the islands farmers at the Grown on Maui Market […]

Staycation: Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa Maui Vacation Resorts


The Sheraton Maui’s claims to fame is that they were one of the first resorts in the Ka’anapali area and have put on a traditional cliff dive ceremony at sunset since 1963. Today, they’re trailblazing new menus, restaurants and nightlife scene, as well as hosting some of the best cocktail and foodie forward events this year. The resort recently added a […]

Grammy Winner John Keawe Playing Hula Grill in Kaanapali

Born in Hawi on the Big Island, John Keawe says music has been a part of his life from the very beginning. Given the 11 or so albums he’s produced and all the awards he’s won through the years (including a Grammy and multiple Na Hoku Hano Hanos), this isn’t surprising. “After a four year […]

Quizunderstood: How well do you know Food Network celebrity chefs that praise Maui restaurants?

1. According to a Jan. 8 University of Hawaii press release, the school’s Board of Regents recently agreed to form a “task group” to study something quite important. What will the task group research? A. The possibility of paying its student-athletes. B. Ending the practice of taking money for defense-related research. C. Divesting itself from […]

Big Kaanapali Beach Restoration Takes Small Step Forward


Way back in 1964, when the Ka‘anapali Resort was still in its infancy, its owner American Factors paid for a 19-minute promotional film to bring rich tourists to Maui (click here to watch it on Youtube). Titled Kaanapali, the film called the area a “Polynesian Riviera” and didn’t undersell the importance of the resort’s expansive […]

The Battle Of Kekaa: What Sydney Lehua Iaukea’s new book on the development of North Beach says about Maui land use, and ourselves


It’s hard to believe that just a decade ago, the Westside beaches that stretched from the Royal Lahaina Resort to Honokowai were largely empty. There were just grassy fields between the highway and the water. Known as Keka‘a or, more colloquially, North Beach, this was the capital of Maui. Kaka‘alaneo ruled there 500 years ago, […]

The Battle Of Kekaa: What Sydney Lehua Iaukea



This Saturday, Sept. 27: Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

This Saturday, Women Helping Women and the West Maui Domestic Violence Task Force are inviting all men to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (it’s actually just a lap around the Whalers Village Courtyard, but whatever). The third annual West Maui event helps publicize the need to end domestic violence. To help the cause, men get to walk in high heels to help support […]

Nooo! Climate Change Might Ruin Future Hawaiian Vacations!


Every few months, it seems, some University of Hawaii scientist puts out a new report giving us more bad news about climate change. In October 2012, four UH researchers published a report saying the trade winds that make life so pleasant–and possible–in Hawaii are steadily decreasing. Four months later, UH researchers published a study showing […]

Jan Shaner

Janet Shaner has an incredible ability to capture color and light.  In addition to studying oil painting, Janet has studied drawing, mixed media, portraiture, and fashion design.  This event is a unique opportunity to observe this talented artist at work.