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The famous Banyan Tree of Lahaina will celebrate it’s 138th birthday on April 24th.
The tree was planted on April 24, 1873 by sheriff William Owen Smith to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Christian missionaries. It was brought from India, and at the time of planting, was only 8-feet high. It now has a dozen main trunks, and its canopy spreads over two-thirds of an acre between the Old Courthouse and Front Street. Today, the symmetry of the tree is maintained by volunteers. More »
The band Slightly Stoopid is returning to Maui with a show on May 21st at the Lahaina Civic Center. Describing their music as a fusion of acoustic rock and blues with reggae, hip-hop, and punk, they are one of the hottest bands around and will soon be kicking off a huge summer tour called Legalize It 2010.
Recently, Lahaina.com was able to chat with Slightly Stoopid drummer Ryan Mora, or "Rymo" to those who are keeping up.
Lahaina.com: What do you look forward to most regarding coming to Maui for the Lahaina performance?
Rymo: I’m looking forward to having a great show. It’ll be our first time playing at the civic center. I’m really stoked to eat some plate lunch and go surfing.
We are very excited for today’s events around the Fourth in Maui. Here are a complete list of details for all Maui Fourth of July, 2009, events.
The Rotary club of Lahaina Sunrise will be presenting the fireworks show in Lahaina this evening. Prior to that, a variety of bands will play on the Lahaina Library lawn.
It’s Aloha Friday!
There is nothing better than a Friday. The song, originally written and produced by Paul Natto in 1982, has memorialized the spirit of Friday’s for the world into a truly Hawaiian feel.
Looking for something to do Monday afternoon? How about checking out the new hybrid Prius that Maui county is going to put on the road for testing.
The Prius is a rechargeable Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) converted from a standard Toyota Prius that is owned by the county.
From the county Press Release:
"The PHEV is a test car that will wirelessly transmit data as part of a national advanced technology vehicle study being conducted in cooperation with the Idaho National Laboratory/U.S. Department of Energy. The project presents a unique opportunity for Maui to learn more about the latest advances in automotive technology and data automation."
The car will be unveiled on Monday, April 6th, at 2:30pm on the front lawn of the County Building in Wailuku. The county is encouraging the public to attend, so give it a shot!
Front Street is buzzing about the new opening of Betty’s Beach Cafe. The new restaurant opened in the last few weeks to the excitement of many.
Even with the economy slowing, it did not stop Betty’s from moving forward with their new opening. This is an encouraging sign for the rest of the Front Street shops who are currently analyzing their finances closely.
Betty’s offers casual cafe dining, such as burgers, salads, pupus, and other local dishes. The bar is open until midnight, while the cafe is open Tuesday through Sunday, 8am to 10pm.
Good news for Maui tourism out of the airline industry. We are not sure how the airlines are going to be able to afford the increases, but there are no complaints coming from the Maui side.
As reported by Maui News,
"US Airways, which has been flying twice daily to Maui and once daily to Kauai, will double that toward the end of the second quarter.
South Korean carriers are thinking about starting the first direct charter flights to Hawaii, and other airlines are expressing interest.
But the most exciting single marketing ploy on the table this year is the attempt to sell Hawaii as a location for episodes in a Korean drama. This is still in the talking stage, but Korean dramas are huge across Asia and HTA is eager to publicize the islands in one of them, according to HTA officials."
We are extremely excited with the new Lahaina.com look and the feedback so far from the community has been quite the same. The new design has been through several minor changes over the last week as we work out tweaks in the features. Here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to…
Raised in Lahaina, Tori Praver is no stranger to the water. So being photographed for spreads in the last three years Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue has been completely natural.
Tori was recently interviewed in the Advertiser, discussing her first love (surfing), her workout habits, and her future plans. While she loves ice cream, she misses the malassadas, poke, and poi of the islands. Now that she is an international superstar model, her travels keep her quite busy. She still manages to make it home to see her family quite often, though.