Archive for November, 2014

november • 2014 keiki cover models

FINAL COVER_1833Sending a big aloha to the Yun family and this month’s cover girls Jacelyn and Jasmyn.

Dad is Jasper Yun, Group Sales Manager at The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, and mom is Joann Yun, Administrative Assistant at Four Seasons Resort Maui.

Jacelyn is eight years old (turning nine this month!), and attends third grade at Pomaikai Elementary School in Kahului. Jasmyn just turned six, and is in first grade at Pomaikai.

Mom shared, “Both girls are a joy to our family. Weekends are very busy with kids activities and classes. Their love of dancing and just having fun reminds me to take each day as it comes and enjoy the little things that one can take for granted.”

maui ocean center: the hawaiian aquarium offers something for everyone

MOC_Dive_Open Ocean_credit Glenn FuentesQuestion: Where can you enjoy close-up encounters with coral reefs and other aquatic forms of life without getting wet? Answer: Maui Ocean Center—The Hawaiian Aquarium. Pssssssst…the aquarium isn’t just for keiki. On a recent visit, I discovered it’s possible to happily while away an entire afternoon at this three-acre marine park that faithfully replicates the natural ocean ecosystem.

Maui Ocean Center (MOC) was established in 1998 by Coral World International, which also owns three other marine parks around the globe: The Underwater Observatory in Eliat Israel; Palma Aquarium in Palma de Mallorca, Spain; and AQWA in Perth, Australia. MOC’s piece de resistance is the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit, which features one of the longest underwater acrylic tunnels in the world. Continue reading ‘maui ocean center: the hawaiian aquarium offers something for everyone’

food truck fever hits maui: giving new meaning to ‘meals on wheels’

THREES_FTruckIn 1866, a rancher named Charles Goodnight figured out how to cook well while on cattle drives by outfitting a U.S. Army surplus wagon with kitchen amenities, creating the first kitchen on wheels. He mounted a wooden box to the back and stocked it with shelves and drawers where he could store pots and pans, tableware, utensils, and spices. A hinged lid opened up that became the cook’s workstation and a table to serve food. In the bed of the wagon, he stored dried beans, coffee, cornmeal, salted meat, biscuits, and other food items that were easy to preserve. To cowboys, “chuck” was slang for good, hearty food, so these wagons came to be known as “chuck wagons” (source: Continue reading ‘food truck fever hits maui: giving new meaning to ‘meals on wheels’’

first-ever made in maui county festival will focus on growing islands’ local businesses

MADE MAUI_Kenneth_Hiraoka_(Hawaiian Carvings)This month’s 2014 Made in Maui County Festival is considered the largest product vendor show in Maui County. The inaugural event will offer a wide variety of made in Maui County products – including foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, gifts, collectibles and more – plus demonstrations and food trucks ALL in one location.

Held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, the event will kick-off on Friday, November 7, with an invitation-only event for retailers and wholesalers. On Saturday, November 8, the event will be open to the public from 8am to 4:30pm. Public admission is $3, children 12 and under are free. Continue reading ‘first-ever made in maui county festival will focus on growing islands’ local businesses’