Archive for November, 2010

20th annual hula o na keiki

2009 Kane Division Overall Winner—Wade “Junior” Ku ‘umomimakamae Choda-Kowalski, Jr.

2009 Kane Division Overall Winner—Wade “Junior” Ku ‘umomimakamae Choda-Kowalski, Jr.

Now in its 20th year, this is Maui’s renowned children’s hula competition.  The weekend program, November 12-14 at Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel, will commemorate one of Hawai‘i’s richest traditions, open to hula students from around the world.

Children aged five to seventeen compete as soloists and as boy & girl pairs. The competition includes a judge’s interview as well as the hula performances in both kahiko (ancient) and auana (modern) dance categories. The students are judged on their proficiency in Hawaiian language, and the appropriateness of their costume. Over $10,000 in cash and prizes are awarded each year.
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rediscover the hui

A towering Norfolk pine tree stands guard over Kaluanui, which houses the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center. The Hui (as it’s often referred to) exudes a quiet elegance as it sits on 25 acres of history and natural beauty surrounded by dreamy vistas of the ocean, Haleakala and west Maui mountains.

Nearly a century old, the upcountry Maui estate was home to Ethel and Harry Baldwin and designed by famed Hawaiian architect, Charles William “C.W.” Dickey. Dickey would eventually help define quintessential Hawaiian architecture with key functional elements—a roof with extended eaves, wall spaces for free-flowing trade winds, and spacious lanais—all of which are evident at Kaluanui. more on the Hui…>

november 2010 • keiki cover models

Meet our November cover boys, Noah Kainalu Reuss and Grayson Keikea Reuss. Noah is three years old and Grayson has just turned one! Mom is Gael Reuss, concierge for Expedia at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa and dad is Nick Reuss, Maui County Firefighter stationed at the Wailea Fire Station.

The family lives in Wailuku and Noah attends St. Anthony Preschool where he enjoys playing outdoors and arts & crafts. Noah really loves swimming and has been in the water since he was two months old. He is also a great big brother to Grayson. The boys’ grandmother, Katherine Wood works at The Westin Maui in accounting.

Mom shares, “I love Noah’s imagination, he loves to make up games for us to play. Just last night, we had to pretend that the stairs were covered in mud and the only way down was to ride a skateboard!”

“It is hard to leave your little ones behind when you head out the door to work, but it helps that I love my job and what I do.”

duke’s honors great teachers

Duke’s Beach House is proud to honor Lori Kaufman and Brian Stoneburner as the August and September Faculty/Staff Members of the Month, respectively. Kaufman and Stoneburner were selected based on their outstanding contributions to Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena Elementary School.

“We started our recognition program at the end of the last school year and found that there are quite a few individuals making a difference in our local schools,” said Shaughn Helliar, General Manager of Duke’s Beach House. “Contributions like those of Ms. Kaufman and Mr. Stoneburner should not go unnoticed, which is why Duke’s Beach House is more than happy continue honoring outstanding faculty and staff this school year.” More on Duke’s Great Teachers…>

bailey house benefit concert • november 27

10th Annual E Ho‘oulu Aloha – To Grow in Love

This 10th annual fundraiser celebrates Hawaiian arts, culture, food and entertainment on the grounds of the Bailey House Museum and the historic Yokouchi Estate in Wailuku.

2010 Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner of Hawaiian Album of the Year and Favorite Entertainer of the Year, Uluwehi Guerrero volunteers his talent and organizes the stage performances every year. The concert includes well-known local entertainers Richard Ho‘opi‘i and Lei‘ohu Ryder, who will be performing from 9am-3pm. The program will also include Halau Hula Kauluokala and Na Leo Lani O Maui community choir, directed by Gale Wisehart. The concert will be emceed by Braddah Poki from Pacific Radio Group. This year features food and crafts vendors, as well as adding Hawaiian arts demonstrations and a keiki activity area.

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october 2010 | calendar of events

october 2010   |   calendar of events

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