Archive for August, 2017

august • 2017 keiki cover model

We want to say thank you to five-year-old Jessica Kamalulaikeha Kamaka and her family for sharing her smile with us this month for our cover.

Mom is Sandi Kamaka of Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, and dad is Travis Kamaka a Department of Public Safety officer.

The family lives in Wailuku, and Jessica dances hula for Halau Kauluokala with Kumu Uluwehi Guerrero. She also enjoys swimming with Maui Swim Club.

Mom shares, “a favorite memory of ours is when Jessica saw her sisters dancing hula at a wedding she went on stage and joined in with a big confident smile even though she didn’t know how to dance, she was about three-years-old at the time! We have enjoyed watching her grow into an independent and confident person.”


ka‘anapali’s history & legends revealed on maui nei native expeditions’ new walking tour

The kumu of Maui Nei Native Expeditions are renowned for delivering authentic cultural experiences on their acclaimed walking tours. Now visitors and locals alike have a unique opportunity to hear fascinating legends and local lore about Hawaiian myths and mysteries of Ka‘anapali on a brand-new two-hour walking tour.

Established in 2001, Maui Nei Native Expeditions is an educational program of Friends of Moku‘ula, a nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to restoring the historic island of Moku‘ula in Lahaina. As a spiritual and political center, Moku‘ula was home to great Maui chiefs since the 16th century, and served as the capital of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i between 1830 and 1845. Maui Nei keeps history and culture alive for Maui’s residents and visitors, sharing Hawai‘i’s traditions, stories, arts, skills, and a sense of place. More than 16,000 guests have experienced a guided Maui Nei walking tour. Continue reading ‘ka‘anapali’s history & legends revealed on maui nei native expeditions’ new walking tour’

american cancer society west maui relay for life 2017 saturday, august 19, 2017

This month will feature the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life for West Maui located at the park behind the Lahaina Aquatic Center on Saturday, August 19 from 3pm-midnight volunteers will walk all night to honor loved ones lost to cancer and honor our friends and family who are cancer survivors.

Relay for Life is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, and for one night, neither do we. Each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues their fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities. This money will count towards their overall team fundraising goal. Continue reading ‘american cancer society west maui relay for life 2017 saturday, august 19, 2017’