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Video of 2010 Tsunami at Maui Lahaina Harbor

As we approach the 1-year anniversary of the devastating tsunami in Japan, we thought you might find this video of the tsunami at the Lahaina Harbor here on Maui.  This video was taken about 9 1/2 hours after the first wave hit.  The “all clear” had been given by the Civil Defense Department.

Tsunami Maui Lahaina Harbor

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Friday Party Tonight in Lahaina

Here’s all the info taken from the Maui County.gov site.  For info on the activities for every Friday Night, click on this link: www.mauifridays.com

Lahaina Friday Town Party
January 13, 2012, 6-9 p.m.

“Front Street – Great Street” is the theme for January’s Second Friday in Lahaina, which celebrates the selection of Front Street as one of the 10 Great Streets in America for 2011 by the American Planning Association.

The streets of Lahaina will be adorned with fresh flowers to celebrate this first-time honor for Hawaii.

ENTERTAINMENT & SPECIALS

  • The Wharf Cinema Center
    • Live entertainment at center stage with Lui Williams and I Kona Maui Lima Halau from 5-7 p.m.
    • Polynesian artisans carving at the Wharf’s Front Street entrance will offer a 10% discount
    • Seaside Henna: Buy one get one free henna tattoo service
    • Blue Lagoon Lahaina: (in the downstairs atrium) 15% Kamaʻaina discount
    • Cool Cat Café: Live Music with Bob James and the Drive with no cover charge plus 20% Kamaʻaina discount
    • Captain Jack’s Island Grill: Live Music with Dave Carroll from 7:30 – 10 p.m., no cover plus 20% Kama`aina discount
  • Hard Rock Café: Patio Party with beer garden, live music by Evan Shulman, 6-9 p.m., no cover charge plus 15% off food
  • Kimo’s Restaurant: Willie K, 9-11p.m., no-cover coupons available at the Lahaina Visitor’s Center (at the old Lahaina Courthouse)
  • Kobe Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar: 20% off teppanyaki dining (not to be combined with any other offers)
  • The Pioneer Inn: Wilmont Kahaialiʻi, 6-9 p.m., no cover charge, most of the pupu menu under $5, drink specials $2 to $5, plus 15% Kamaʻaina discount
  • Blessing and flash mob by `Ulalena performers, 6 p.m., on boardwalk outside of Hard Rock Cafe

FRIDAY NIGHT IS ART NIGHT

  • Peter Lik Gallery: Drawing for a Peter Lik signed Big Book, DJ Scotty D playing, special promotions on art and serving wine and light pupu
  • Sargents Art Gallery: Painting by Roman Czerwinski, music by Curtis Lee and serving wine
  • Images Fine Art: Hosting local artist, Julie Houck, glass blowing demonstrations and wine
  • Higgins Harte Gallery: Featuring local artist Lowell Mapes and serving wine and refreshments
  • Gallery 505: Featuring Pop artist Davo, live painting
  • Village Gallery: Hosting local artists and serving wine and pupu
  • Martin Lawrence Gallery: Serving wine and pupu
  • Lahaina Galleries: Hosting a guest artist and serving wine
  • Thomas Barbey Art Gallery: Special promotions on art, serving wine
  • Lahaina Print Sellers: Serving wine, special promotions on selected pieces

CULTURE

  • Lahaina Restoration Foundation will feature its free monthly series Haʻina Hou! (Let the Story be Told!) at the Wo Hing Museum and Baldwin Home Museum from 6 to 9 p.m.
    • Baldwin Home Museum
      • Presentation: “Healing Practices of the 1800s”, 6:30 p.m.
      • Dr. Baldwin, in addition to being a missionary, was a practicing physician on Maui in the mid 1800s. His medical tools and their uses will be discussed. A traditional Hawaiian healer will also demonstrate ancient Hawaiian healing techniques still being used today.
      • The popular, weekly Candlelit Tour of the Baldwin Home will be held from 6 – 8:30 p.m. There is a $8 charge per person for the tour which includes a tour of the Wo Hing Museum. Children, accompanied by a paying adult, are free.
    • The Wo Hing Museum
      • Presentation on Chinese New Year and Lion Dance, 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
      • Keiki crafts such as include paper lantern making, puppets and fans, and “Year of the Dragon” items and fresh produce for sale.

 

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Mele Kalikimaka & Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! (Merry Christmas & Happy New Year)

From our ohana (family) to yours – we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!  From the staff of Napili Point Resort.

 


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Friday Night Town Party in Lahaina

WE HOPE YOU CAN COME DOWN TO FRONT STREET TONIGHT AND JOIN IN THE HOLIDAY EVENTS AT MAUI’S FRIDAY TOWN PARTY!

Entertainment:

4:00-4:45 p.m. Ron Hetteen and Ikaika Brown

4:45-5:00 p.m.: Maui Cheer All Starts

5:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.: royal Hawaiian Guard

5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Kumulani Chapel

5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.: Na Kamali’i O Ke Akua

6:15-6:20 p.m.: I pop Maui

6:20 p.m. Emcee to announce the Christmas tree program and Lahaina Town Action Committee’s winning tree followed by holiday caroling.

6:30p.m. Waiola Church, Sacred Hearts, Mission Catholic Church, Holy Innocents, Hale Aloha and Hongwanji Mission will ring town church bells followed by a simultaneous lighting of all merchant trees on Front Street and in Campbell Park.

6:40 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Kumulani Chapel Carolers

7:00-715 p.m. Holiday Music

 

PLUS: Baldwin Home Museum will host Holidays With The Baldwins: Choir performances, refreshments, and hands-on ornament and wreath making!

 

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Hawaiian Air Announces Honolulu to JFK in June 2012!

Hawaiian Air has just announced its first direct flight from JFK to Honolulu! Flights begin in June of 2012. They are offering a $212 (one way) fare as part of their promotion.

There is a short window of opportunity (between now and 11/20/11) for travel dates between 6/4/12-6/30/12. Hawaiian Air was also named yesterday as the #1 most on-time airline in 2011.

Here’s a link to Honolulu’s KITV Channel 4 website: KITV.com to read details about the new flight another to the Hawaiian Air site.

 

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First Maui Humpback Whale Sighting Of The Season!

Capt. Ryan Hall on Hawaiian Ocean Rafting spotted the first humpback whale of the season off the coast of Lanai on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at around 8:35 a.m.   “We had a humpback whale surface and blow right in front of us several times”  Capt. Hall said.  The whale appeared to be a young male by the way he swam about and “trumpeted” and breached about five or six times in four-minute intervals.

Humpback whale season in Hawaii generally runs from November through May. As many as 12,000 of the whales winter each year in the waters off Hawaii, where endangered humpback whales are protected.Hall said.

Here’s a really great humpback whale photo taken off the coast of Lahaina by Kathy Kopacek of Portland, Oregon.

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The Humpback Whales Are Back!

The first confirmed sighting of a humpback whale this season was made this week by Sea Quest Captain, Tony Roensch.  Captain Roensch witnessed two tail slaps from a humpback whale yearling in Honaunau Bay (Big Island).

Photo by Joe Marquez

The North Pacific humpback whales, we affectionately refer to as our “gentle giants”, will be in Maui waters soon! The humpbacks begin their migration approximately 3,000 miles from the cold arctic waters to the warm waters of Hawaii, to mate, give birth to their calves, and rear their young.  The shallow waters surrounding Maui are known as the “cradle of the humpback” due to the significant number of humpbacks raised in this area.

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is one of only 12 marine national parks and is the only preserve in the United States dedicated to a marine mammal.  During the peak season (mid-December to mid-March), there are literally thousands of humpback whales in our islands. On Maui, we are fortunate to have had hundreds of daily humpback whale sightings well into April and May.

 

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Jake Shimabukuro

Hawaii’s Jake Shimabukuro performed with his brother Bruce, at the 41st Annual Roy Sakuma Ukulele Festival Hawaii 2011 a couple of weeks ago.  Over 800 ukulele players from all over the world came together for this festival, which is the largest in the world!  Enjoy!

 

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Polynesian Dance Flash Mob – Kaanapali Beach

Hope everyone enjoys little impromtu keiki hula dancing that happened on Kaanapali Beach a few days ago!

http://youtu.be/ozPQPO5r6fU

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Queen’s Treasure has arrived!

The “Queen’s Treasure” is West Maui’s newest high-performance sailing beach catamaran!  She is 64′ long and absolutely gorgeous.

I was at the Lahaina Harbor after her long voyage from St. Croix where the catamaran was built by Gold Coast Yachts.  It was a milestone for the yacht building company – their 100th boat!

The owners, Jan Nolan and Amy Sutherland, were of course onboard and invited me aboard and to go sailing on the boat.  What an honor that was.  Along with a full boat of relatives and friends (she holds 49 passengers plus crew), we left the Lahaina Harbor and spent another 5 hours on her!

Queen’s Treasure is solid, so smooth and fast.  We were out of the harbor in no time and the view of the West Maui mountains was incredible.

Everyone on the boat was ecstatic - mahalo to Jan and Amy, Captain Brad and crew members Linda & Greg, who provided us with the best day.  The food was awesome and it was fun to meet new people who all had one thing in common – the success of the Queen’s Treasure!

We anchored off Black Rock in Kaanapali so that passengers and crew could swim in the ocean.  The boating community is tight and it was awesome to see other captains bring their vessels around Queen’s Treasure and congratulate the owners/crew on her arrival.

Here’s a photo of kids jumping off Black Rock!

The day ended at around 5pm when we were back at the Lahaina Harbor.  Here are some more photos of the boat and West Maui for your enjoyment.

MAHALO AND CONGRATULATIONS again to Jan and Amy for an accomplishment of a lifetime.  May you have incredible success with Queen’s Treasure.  Lola

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