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Imagine what is once was like to bake bread and churn butter without the modern wonder of electricity.

Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Ricardo Ralha, R(S) knows exactly what that’s like. Ralha was recently part of an event held by the Portuguese Association of Maui, which sought to teach Maui’s keiki the traditional way of baking bread and churning butter without electricity. 

The event, however, was about more than just teaching the historical techniques of baking bread in a stone oven. Instead, Ralha and the other members were using the activity as a way to preserve and celebrate the history of Portuguese people in Hawai’i.

“The Portuguese Association of Maui wants to raise awareness that Portuguese culture is still

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Consider the fact that the typical food item in America travels 1,500 miles from the farm to your plate.

That means that eating local isn’t just important for your health — it’s also vital to protect the environment. But lucky for those who live on Maui, becoming a locavore is not only beneficial for the planet — it’s great for your taste buds, too.

On Maui, many chefs and restaurateurs have turned their attention to issues like climate change, public health and the support of local farmers. The farm-to-table movement may be decades old, but these are a few restaurants on Maui that are redefining what it means to celebrate and source local ingredients.

This is by no means a comprehensive list. So go out and explore the best farm-to-table

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For yet another year, Maui Realtors and Rotarians came together to help students in Hana.

Last month, the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset held a school supply drive for the second year in a row to help Hana High & Elementary School students. Island Sotheby’s International Realty agent Heidi Dollinger, R(S) is the current president of the club, which has a mission to boost quality of life in West Maui and beyond.

“We recognize there is a need in the community to help families and teachers with the cost of school supplies for education,” Dollinger told the Maui News.

Even though the Lahaina-based club is more than 50 miles from Hana, the club collected $500 and eight boxes of school supplies for students last year, the Maui News

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Ready, set, go — be sure to mark your calendars for one of Hawai’i’s most celebrated canoe races.

On Sept. 15, paddlers from across the globe will head to DT Fleming Beach in Kapalua, Maui for the Pailolo Challenge, which is known as one of the most fun canoe races in the Aloha State. The race spans from the beach in Kapalua all the way to Kaunakakai, Moloka’i.

Teams of six paddlers flock from across the world, coming as far as Australia and Canada to test themselves against challenging channel crossing conditions. The race spans 26 miles across the Pailolo Channel, notorious for being one of the windiest and roughest in the Hawaiian Islands.

But that doesn’t stop hundreds of people from participating. And despite being one of the

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Becoming a locavore is pretty simple in Hawai’i — especially if you live on Maui, where you can shop at abundant and affordable farmers’ markets all year round.

From fresh-caught fish to eggs to veggies, you can find almost everything you need to eat on island. To make it even easier on you, Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine, which works to bring communities together to learn about healthy food and sustainability, made a list of farmers’ markets on island, where you can find all your weekly staples.

Besides fresh fruits and veggies, the farmers' markets often showcase the work of local artisans, plant nurseries and delicious pre-made food from chefs. So the next time you think about hitting the supermarket, turn to this guide of farmers’

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After more than 50 people lost their homes to fires that raged through West Maui last week, the Maui ohana is coming together to help them rebuild.

As Hurricane Lane barreled toward Hawaii late last week, the island braced for rain and floods.  Fortunately, the hurricane lost strength and far less rain was realized for most areas of Maui. Unexpectedly though, the wind fanned three fires which scorched roughly 2,330 acres from Launiupoko to Ka’anapali. According to fire officials, at least 21 structures and 30 vehicles were damaged. Six of those structures are located near Lahainaluna and the other 15 are are near Launiupoko.

In the short amount of time since the fires, the community has come together to help the families in need, who must now

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Amazing food, music, cooking demonstrations and plants for sale — at Maui’s second annual La 'Ulu Day, there's fun for the whole family!

On Sept. 8, the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului is hosting La 'Ulu Day in partnership with the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Free to the public, the festival will celebrate 'ulu, or breadfruit, which has been a staple of the diet in Hawaii for hundreds of years.

Food booths, breadfruit cooking demonstrations and a sale of Pacific 'ulu varieties are among the attractions at the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be a multi-grower Hawaiian plant sale, cultural activities, live Hawaiian music and hula.

And if that isn’t alluring enough, foods and drinks planned for sale at the event

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There’s a reason why so many people want to live in South Maui.

From the miles of white-sand beaches to world-class dining, the stretch of coastline between Ma'alaea and Makena is one of the most coveted regions in Maui. Besides the warm azure waters, South Maui is also full of convenient amenities including shopping, restaurants, gyms, art studios, small businesses and family activities.

Whether you plan on making South Maui your permanent or vacation home, we’ve got you covered with homes or condominiums. And if you need just a bit more convincing, we’ve listed our favorite reasons why you should make the move to South Maui.


Want to walk on the beach every day? South Maui has got you covered. From strolling along the white

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5 Slang Phrases That Perfectly Sum Up Why Hawaii Is So Damn Happy

There's more to it than just the beaches and aloha.

 Carla Herreria by Associate Editor, HuffPost Hawaii

Hawaii is often defined by its awe-inspiring beauty, but for those lucky enough to live there, the Aloha State is much more than an idyllic paradise.

It consistently ranks as one of the happiest states in the country, and its unique mixture of cultures, spirit of aloha, and carpe diem lifestyle can all be summed up in the words -- or rather, the slang -- of the islands' kama'aina, the people who call Hawaii home.

Below, five phrases and words unique to Hawaii that can teach all of us to live happier, more fulfilling lives.

1. Chance 'em:

1. "Take a chance," 2. "Go

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Pristine, white sand. Colorful coral reefs. Clear, azure water.

These are just a few of the reasons why Kapalua Bay Beach was named the nation’s best beach, according to an annual survey by “Dr. Beach.” Last year, the beach ranked No. 2, just behind Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida.

Teeming with marine life, Kapalua Bay is a favorite for locals and visitors alike, who flock to Kapalua Bay for white sands, swimming, snorkeling and other ocean activities.

Dr. Beach says Kapalua Bay Beach is “a perfect beach for swimming and snorkeling in the clear, azure waters that are protected by two headlands formed long ago by lava flows into the sea.”

“This beautiful crescent-shaped, white sand beach is bounded by these rocky anchors where

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