Category Archives: KANES/WAHINES

Wahines in Shape in More Ways Than One Race at Oceanfest

K’aanapali, JUne 7–IN SUB (Stand up Paddle Race)  Wahines took a run on the beach and then launched their boards to complete a rectangular course before crossing the finish liner on the shore. VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LLC photos

OCEAN TESTS WATER PEOPLE

Kaanapali, June 7–Some of the islands best water people, more than 100 of them, vied for metals at the first annual Maui Jim Oceanfest on Ka’anapali
Beach Sunday. NEXT MUSCULAR WAHINES TEST THEIR SKILLS.
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MUSCULAR GUYS VIE FOR OCEANFEST CROWN SUNDAY

IMG_0227Ka’anapali Beach, June 7–A whole lot of muscles were on display and in use at this weekends Maui Jim Oceanfest on Kaanapali Beach today.  Here some of the top athletes in this event including some from Australia run, paddle, and run some more to gain one of four top prizes.  MORE COVERAGE TO COME FROM VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LLC and its various enterprises: Lahaina News column, Joys of Kaanapali Photo Blog and four books in the Voices of Maui series.

 

 

FINE WINE, FINE WOMEN

NAPILI, MAUI, JUNE 5–Fine wine glasses at Napili Kae Resort provide a frame foe two beautiful women at sunset when the Mainland was bathed in darkness. Lucky to live on Maui. Saturday on your blogz; a parade and festival. Voices of Maui Talk Story, LLc photowahines wine IMG_0042

UPDATED: SO WHO IS THIS BEAUTIFUL WOMAN CELEBRATED ON ON HER BIRTHDAY


When you marry a beautiful woman you never think about what she will look like in 10, 20, 30 or even 40 years.  You see her go through many hair styles and you miss her long hair.  But when you go through a selection of 3000 4×6 prints and 30,000 digital photos you find she has been beautiful every single year.  HERE IS WHO SHE IS, AND BELOW WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE OVER THE YEARS.

April 30, 2015
BY NORM BEZANE , Lahaina News

KAANAPALI – There are a lot of people who have moved here in the last 15 years who could be profiled for making contributions to our community.

Minimal research and no interview were required for this one.

Sara Foley at age three in Des Moines, Iowa was once placed in a stroller at the top of a hill. It rolled down and gathered speed since her sister had let it go – on purpose.

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Foley

Surviving that, nuns told her in high school she was “not college material.” At Iowa State University, she started and edited a campus magazine called Ethos.

Sara’s first job – aside from working once in a candy shop – was as AP wire editor for the Champaign-Urbana Courier.

Next, Sara went to work in Cicero, Illinois at the gigantic Western Electric Hawthorne Works as one of the telephone-maker’s first women in public relations.

In 1968, she met a young business reporter in nearby Chicago at a party, and after a year of resistance, they began dating. She was promoted to New York to work for the company magazine, but the fellow got her back.

She was promised a room full of flowers if she would return to Chicago and accept an engagement ring. Four months later, she got a room full of lilacs.

After the first day of summer in 1969 and a cake and champagne wedding reception at the Drake Hotel, she woke up for the first time in Hawaii on honeymoon at the Kona Inn on Hawaii Island. It is now a shopping center.

Five years later, on vacation in Ireland riding in a carriage, she announced she thought she was pregnant.

On Feb. 25, 1975, she had worked all day. Watching a Goldie Hawn movie that evening, her labor pains began, and she brought forth a girl who took her last name as her first. She was delighted more than she ever expected. Later, she gave birth to a son named after the main character in “Trinity” about the Irish revolution.

For the next two decades, working full-time, she would rise to the top of her profession, winning public relations awards (including a prestigious Golden Trumpet) and becoming the first advertising manager for Ameritech, one of the best of the spun-off “Baby Bell companies from AT&T.”

She migrated to Kaanapali after almost annual visits over 20 years.

Sara was not done. She formed a public relations firm with her husband and developed Maui County Fine and Fresh, a comprehensive program for the Mayor Alan Arakawa administration that won awards in Honolulu.

Newly elected Mayor Tavares killed the program, even though the firm agreed to continue supporting it for free. Lahaina Galleries and “A Taste of Lahaina” were other clients.

In 2011, Sara helped raised funds for the modernization of the Lahaina Public Library as a director of the Maui Friends of the Library and – for a time – member of the Rotary Club of Lahaina. She was supported by then-Rotary President Carmen Karady, who had the foresight to see that using a “Savor the Sunset” benefit to raise money for new library furniture would be a good project.

Designer Rick Cowan, who picked the furniture, asked, “Why not redo the entire library?” The facility was badly in need of refurnishing.

Sara recruited and won the support of 21 contractors, who provided $150,000 worth of free services, and played a key role in recruiting 80 community volunteers to empty the library down to the bare walls, pack books and

then re-shelve them upon completion.

Sara wrote and secured grants, won the support of the Hawaii State Public Library System, coordinated development of a beautiful design, and served as a kind of general contractor, spending 1,200 hours alone in 2012 at home and 60 days at the site. She was not done.

Last year, she worked on a plan to transform the library’s front lawn into a showplace that would incorporate more than a dozen Native Hawaiian plants, including a taro patch.

The design, which has been incorporated in the Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s harbor project, is now before the budget committee of the Maui County Council and appears to have wide support.

She has now moved on to serve as president of the condominium where she lives, launching a major recreation area modernization project.

As a volunteer who is having a big impact, Sara is not alone among people who have come to Maui later in life to make major contributions. Pat and Richard Endsley (Voices, 10/11/13) and Diane Pure (Voices, 11/12/09) and Bob Pure come to mind.

Sara after college couldn’t wait to leave Des Moines, then a smallish town. And now the big city girl is back in a small town. Lahaina continues to be all the better for it.

Columnist’s Notebook: By way of disclosure, the inside information here comes from the fact that Sara – who has preferred to keep her maiden name professionally – is the columnist’s wife of almost 45 years.

 
May, 1969

May, 1969

 

 

BEERS, SLIDERS, A GAME

The blogger on his birthday.40032

THIS WEEK IN KAANAPALI

Aug 15–From Lahaina’s Pioneer Inn o the Maui Vacation Club in Kaanapali to Honua Ka, newest most modern kid friendly condo in West Maui,  to the golf course. Mouse over pics for captions.   The dog can’t help loving women, msot of all my wife while ignoring me. By accident the interesting people doing things this week were beautiful women. My wife who is many years older than anyone here however tops them all but sorry no photo. 

Voices of Maui Talk Story, LLC photos.

Kea Aloha makes a new friend. He loves women.  Lucky dog.

Kea Aloha makes a new friend. He loves women. Lucky dog.

 

 

UPDATED EXCLUSIVE: 14 GREAT HISTORIC PHOTOS OF THE NEW KAANAPALI BEACH HOTEL LUAU

 

 

Aug 6–The Kaanapali Beach hotel launched a spectacular new luau last evening after months of planning. The hotel;s first luau since the 1980s, the event hosted hotel employees and a few special guests. The luau official opening to the public is likely to be August 19.  Norm Bezane /Voices of Maui Talk Story, LLC.   GET MY BOOK ON THE KBH at its shops and Maui Friends of LIbrary bookstores/.

THE GUESTS

Malihini, known to me as Mrs. Aloha

Malihini, known to me as Mrs. Aloha

THE PERFORMERS

THE PLANNER/ORGANIZER WITH WAHINES

 

WELCOMING MORE GUESTS

 

 

 

JOY ON SATURDAY

Just another fun day on Ka’anapali. Beach Maui with fun-loving people from Orange County California.  Norm Bezane/Voices of Maui Talk Story photos  Check out my books at the Kaananapali Beach Hotel shops and the Smokestack coffee shop in Lahaina or on amazon.com. Kindle version available.

UPDATED: 121 BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, WOMEN and GUYS ON KAANAPALI

THE JOYS OF KA’ANAPALI: Following up on last January’s popular post we feature the superior people the planet (women) plus a few guys so as not to seem chauvinistic.  

Colorful people are everywhere and are often photographed  for my books, for publicity purposes but mostly for fun.

TODAY;S UPDATE

MAHALO TO WORDPRESS AND ITS FANTASTIC SOFTWARE.  They found and listed three related posts on a similar topic  and placed them at the bottom of this post.  COPYRIGHT, VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LLC, publisher of Voices of Maui Natives and Newcomers,” Maui for Millions,”  “Voices of Aloha,” custom cover books and the forthcoming 244 book of the best of my columns, “Voices of Aloha Beyond the Beach.”

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