Tag Archives: KAANAPALI

Why are are these Hawaiian hula dancers wearing glitzy cellophane skirts?

Because they became popular in the 1940’s when tourists discovered Hawaii and arrived by boat.. Now authentic skirts are usually worn as more respect for the culture has evolved. The glitzy ones are sometimes worn in one dance in a show. To Hawaiians cellophane skirts today represent an insult to the culture.

How many hundreds of leis did it take to take care of a big crowd on Kaanapali Beach?

Kaanapali–The largest crowd this blogger has ever seen alongside the Kaanapali Beach path enjoyed the fragrances of beautiful leis.  How many. Close to 1200 people gathered at the Hyatt Residences.  What were these people doing there?  GOOGLE Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui for more provocative photos.

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5 P.M UPDATE: NOT MUCH JOY AS MAUI PREPARES FOR TROPICAL STORM

Kaanapali–We are still under a tropical storm watch with preparations being made on the beach walk. Light breezes. Occasional sun. Hawaii island being hit. Voices of Maui Talk Story, LlC photos

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WRAPUP: MAUI CELEBRATES FOURTH

A July 4-slide show best seen at http://joysofkaanapali.com. Happy Fourth .  On the Marriott and Sheraton lawns, in Lahaina, Voices of Maui Talk Story, LLC

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DUCKY FOURTH ON MAUI

KA’ANAPALI, MAUI, JULY 4–Which duck won in contest at the Sheraton Maui? The one with the red dot. See more on my blog joysof kaanapali.com throughout thee day.  WATCH FOR MORE.Marriott 4b - 1 today.

APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY PICS (Best of Month).

Ka’anapali–April showers on the Mainland may bring may flowers but there are flowers here all the time, plus.  VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LLC spring photos

 

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SHORT CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENTS

Kaanapali, May 1, The fascination of machines serves as a magnet for these little boys.The rehab of Whalers Village on Kaanapali Beach, underway since last fall, continues.

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SLIDE SHOW AS CROWDS FLOCK TO KAANAPALI BEACH TO SEE TALLEST WAVES OF YEAR

KAANAPALI, March 30–Mother nature put on a big show in Kaanapali Sunday. Could these be from global warming and rising oceans VOICES OF MAUI .COM PHOTOS

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HEY WHALES: THIS IS YOUR LIFE

Whale Quest 2014 - Courtesy Whale Trust copyKAPALUA—Humpback whales, some 10,000 who visit Maui and patrol Kaanapali Beach annually, will have their life stories told by some of the world’s leading whale researchers during four days of special events over the weekend at the 10th annual Whale Tales the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua.

Through films, unique underwater photography and lively presentations the public will be able to get better acquainted with these mammoth creatures of the deep, including their journey here from Alaska, how they birth and care for their young and how they communicate with each other along the West Maui coast.

The non-profit Whale Trust Maui will kick off the special events with an appearance by Chuck Nicklin, father of award-winning photographer and co founder of Whale Trust Maui Flip Nicklin.

Attendees will be able to talk story with NIcklin during a signing of his new book “On Camera” from 2 to 5:30 p.m Friday. Nicklin first came to Maui to shoot whales 40 years ago and has been a cinemaphotographer for many Hollywood movies.

Also on hand to talk story will be Whale Trust Co co-founder Jim Darling who made headlines recently with his discovery of mysterious whale sounds barely audible to the human ear.

Other top researchers who will be giving presentations and talking story on whale watches include Dr. Fred Sharpe, Alaska Whale Foundation; Ed Lyman, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary; Kenneth O Brian, Alaska Whale Foundation; Dr. Jonathan Stern, San Francisco State University; Olga von Ziegesar of Eye of the Whale and Merra Howe, University of Hawaii Manoa, Oceanwide Science Institute.

In addition to the prominent speakers, another highlight will be the premier and only Maui showing of a much heralded I-Max film with spectacular images of whales in Maui waters at the Ritz at 3:30 p.m. Sunday..

Visitors and residents will be able to mingle with the experts and hear about the antics of whales and learn about the their annual journey from Alaska to the Kaanapali area, how they birth and take care of thier young and how they communicate through “whale songs.”

One session will include a talk about a discovery how large number of whales come to the defense of other whales and even seals under attack by killer whales

Attendance is free but a donation to Whale Trust to support research is suggested. Whale Watches with top researchers on board will offer insights on whales will be available for a fee.

Whale Tales is hosted annually by Whale Trust Maui, a non-profit dedicated to whale research and education. Funds raised at Whale Tales support whale research efforts in the Hawaiian Islands.

Research led by Whale Trust Maui scientists has been featured in documentaries on the BBC, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic International, National Public Radio, theToday show, PBS, NHK (Japanese National Broadcasting).

Meagan Jones Gray who co-founded Whale Trust with Flip NIcklin and Jim Darling studies the birthing habits of whales and teaches a course in marine biology at UH in Kahului. She and colleagues are working on establishing a marine biology curriculum.

Contact Whale Trust Maui at info@whaletrust.org or 808-572-5700 and visit WhaleTrustMaui.org for a schedule of activities, sponsorship information, and program updates.

WESTIN MAUI FAILS GOOD TASTE TEST…SIxth Informational Photo of the Month

Ka’anapali One thing that keeps paradise paradise is that we not go in for garishness. Billboards are banned on our highways for that reason. This sign along the beach path advertising a craft fair may well violate Kaanapali Bach Assn. guidelines. Smaller and in good taste would ge the same resut.westin fair - 1
Another award for bad taste should go to the company that has added a garish japanese tourists bus to our roads. The bus may be appropriate in glitzy commercial Waikiki where it originated but it has no place.

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