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Memorial Day Weekend on Front Street

Every Friday night is “Art Night” on Front Street in Lahaina, but this weekend the street was lined in American flags commemorating our U.S. Service Members who gave their lives while serving our country.

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“Lahaina Noon”

It’s that time of year again when the Hawaiian Islands experience the astronomical phenomenon known as “Lahaina Noon” – when the sun is directly overhead at high noon. Lahaina’s was yesterday and I happened to be at the Post Office when it happened.  For just a few moments the flagpole didn’t cast a shadow and I was able to take a photo.  Hawaii is the only state in the nation  where this occurs, twice a year at every location in the islands. Lola

"Lahaina Noon" May 24, 2011

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22nd Annual Maui Onion Festival

Everyone had a great time at the 22nd Annual Maui Onion Festival this past weekend.  The festival was hosted annually by Whalers Village in honor of the famous Maui Kula Onion – one of our largest agricultural exports.  The Maui Onion Growers Association cooked up 300 pounds of sweet Maui onion rings to what seemed to be a never ending long line of people waiting for them.

Entertainment and food/retail vendors filled the courtyards all day long.  Six of the best Chefs on Maui put on amazing food demonstrations for the crowd.  The included: James McDonald, Pacific’O and I’O Restaurants; Roy Yamaguchi, Roy’s; D.K. Kodama, Cane & Taro/Sansei; Brian Etheredge, Capische; Eric Arbogast, Cuatro, and David Paul Johnson, David Paul’s Island Grill.

Chefs also competed against each other in the Maui Onion Recipe Contest. Chef Dave “D.K.” Kodama took top honors in the Maui Onion Recipe Contest with his Kekaha Shrimp & Lobster Cake with Swiss Chard, Hamakua Aliʻi Mushrooms & Lobster Uni Sauce.  Chef D.K. Kodma owns and operates seven  restaurants on three islands, including four Sansei Seafood Restaurant  & Sushi Bars, d.k. Steak House, VINO Italian Tapas & Wine Bar  and Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas.

The festivities continued with keiki and adult Raw Maui Onion Eating contests.  Winners were Dante Gramuglia, 10 years old and a 5th grader at Princess Nahienaena Elementary School in the Keiki Division, and  Wayne Finlinson, 34, of St. George, Utah who won the coveted title for 2011, was presented with a beautiful sweet Maui onion lei, and $100 cash!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE YOUTUBE OF THE ADULT RAW MAUI ONION EATING CONTEST:

 

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Swimming With Dolphins at Honolua Bay!

Check this out – how fun would this be??!!!  Click on this link to the full Lahaina News article.  Once there, click on the photo to enlarge.  Lahaina News

 

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22nd Annual Maui Onion Festival – Saturday, May 7

The 22nd Annual Maui Onion Festival will be held on Saturday, May 7, at Whalers Village. The event begins at 9:45 a.m. and will feature celebrity chefs, free food samples, as well as the best Maui onion recipe contest.  The fun continues with the keiki and adult raw Maui onion eating contests, a Tahitian hula show, a magic show, the Air Force Band of the Pacific, and live music performances.

Participating restaurants include CJ’s Deli at The Fairway Shops, Black Rock Steak & Seafood at The Sheraton Maui, Tiki Terrace at Kaanapali Beach Hotel, Cane & Taro at Whalers Village, Pulehu at The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas,
Tropica Restaurants & Bar at The Westin Maui, ‘Umalu at The Hyatt Regency Maui, and Royal Laiana Resort’s Ocean Terrace.
(NOTE: The onion rings are AMAZING!)

To read the full story and get the complete schedule/times of events click on this link: Lahaina News

This is a really great day and we hope you all enjoy the festivities.  I’ll post lots of photos, and video of the Maui onion eating contests, on our Facebook.  http://www.facebook.com/NapiliPointResort

Come visit us on our “Live Webcam” http://www.napili.com

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Miss Aloha Hula 2011

Maui No Ka Oi (Maui is the best) ! Tori Hulali Canha of Halau Ke’alaokamaile of Wailuku, Maui took the title of Miss Aloha Hula 2011 at the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo on the Big Island last weekend.  Lahaina born/raised, Keali’i Reichel, was the kumu hula (hula teacher) and is one of Hawaii’s most popular recording artists.  Maui’s Manalani Mili Hokoana English took 2nd place in the competition.

Here is a video of Tori - this is hula at its best! We hope you enjoy!

MISS ALOHA HULA WINNER 2011 Tori Hulali Canha

 

 

Tori Hulali Canha-Miss Aloha Hula 2011

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