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Nothing inspires Linda Briske more than making a difference in the lives of Maui’s youth. 

As recently featured in the Maui News, Briske, a broker and realtor for Island Sotheby’s International Realty, has been volunteering with Kids Hope USA for nearly a decade. The nonprofit works to pair youth with adult mentors to help them with everything from school work to simply being there to listen. 

Kids Hope USA is a nonprofit that nurtures relationships between church volunteers and schools to ensure children have a responsible adult to spend time with. For an hour a week, Briske meets with a student at Kula Elementary School to work one-on-one on things such as reading, math and writing. Briske has tutored students from kindergarten to fifth

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For many Hawaii is paradise, but for some the price of paradise means struggling to put food on the table. 

Because of this, Ka Hale A Ke Ola has provided some of the island’s homeless residents with emergency shelter and hot meals. The nonprofit also provides education, childcare and counseling services to some of the island’s most low-income residents.

Ka Hale A Ke Ola welcomes in volunteers to feed meals to their residents — something Island Sotheby’s agents have been doing for years. Just recently, several agents joined together to prepare and serve dozens of meals and lend a helping hand to those in need.

“It is a great service project and allows us the opportunity to come together as a group and prepare and serve a nutritious

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With Maui’s residential median sales price at its highest point in more than a decade, real estate experts are hopeful 2017 will be a strong year for the island’s housing market.

Maui’s median sales price for a residential properties soared to $700,000 in December 2016 — the highest since September 2006. Meanwhile, the median price for condominiums and land rose to $414,500 and $435,000, respectively.

Real estate agents and investment experts alike are hopeful that the market’s upswing will continue through 2017. Alex Cortez, an agent with the Wailea office, said in particular, he expects to see a growing market for high-end, luxury homes.

“2017 will be a very busy year for uber high-end homes,” said Cortez. “Those markets will see substantial

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Island Sotheby's International Realty (ISIR) agents participated in not one but two Golf events this past month. Each event raised money for their respective charities bringing fun and fundraising together.

 Beautiful carved wood trophies by Bill Hamilton

The 30th Annual Kapalua Clambake Pro-Am was held on June 24-26th on both the Bay and Plantation Courses. Professionals and amateurs from around the country converged at Kapalua for a fun three days of festivities and competitions. When the event was started in 1987, in part by ISIR's own Rob Shelton, the 3-year goal was to be recognized as an Aloha Section PGA event, and to be big enough to support a local charity. That goal was achieved within 2-years and now, 30 years later The Kapalua
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  1.    Upcountry Farmers Market

“lettuce entertain you with the freshest food from farmers on Maui!”

For over 40 years, Upcountry Farmers Market has been serving the local community every Saturday by supporting over 50 vendors that bring fresh and local produce to the dinner table. Along with the smiles that accompany the freshest of produce, these local farmers deliver the most delicious packed goods such as jellies, Maui coffee, fresh caught fish, and vegan ready-to-go lunches! With these many vendors it is impossible to leave empty handed, even if you're only leaving with one of the freshly grown tropical flowers or plants. Located near Long’s Drugs in Pukalani, the Upcountry Farmers Market starts off

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Here on Maui, we have an abundance of local treasures, both visual...and edible. When you’re not going to Haiku yoga or Ho’okipa, you can bask in some of the most exotic and rich locally-grown eateries, all over the island. From the Westside of Lahaina to Eastside Hana, there are many local companies that strive to bring a natural wellness and quality to one’s life. 

Lahaina: Choice Health Bar (westside favorite)

Voted best Vegetarian and Healthy Choices in 2012, 2013, and 2014, Choice Health Bar is the trendiest way get in your superfoods after a long day of surfing along the Lahaina coast. Set in a quaint, living-room style shop, Choice has all you need from their honey-drenched acai bowls, raw entrees, to personalized juice cleanses.

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More On Maui | Explore MACC Events | March 2016

A local favorite since opening in 1994, the Maui Art's & Cultural Center (MACC) has been home to some of Maui's greatest musical and artistic performances! Performing artists have ranged from across the world to our very own island backyard. So, once the sunburn of the day needs a break, lay out in front of the outside concert hall or relax into one of the indoor performing theaters. Bring the whole family, plan a cozy date, or come by yourself, to enjoy some smooth sounds and experiences under the starry night sky and warm palms of Maui.


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe

Thursday, March 3, 2016; Castle Theater; 7:30 pm

Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe

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Maui may not have been showered in white snow this holiday season, but maybe it’s because the hearts and smiles of Malama Family Recovery Center warmed the entire island of Maui.

Malama Family Recovery Center is a place where women are treated to gender-specific substance abuse treatments while being able to live with their children. A center this unique and special deserves all the love and aloha on the island, which is why Island Sotheby’s International Realty treated the clients and their ohanas to incredible holiday gifts! This is just one of the volunteer services that the company participates in but it feels is most special. The gifts provided by Island Sotheby’s International Realty allow mothers to bond with their children and see the smiles

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Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the "Lunar New Year".

What better way to celebrate Chinese New Year than at one of the world’s biggest melting pots of culture! Maui is always a good idea when celebrating holidays from all over the world.

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This Valentine’s Day pick a Champagne to celebrate with your loved one: pick one that one of our local favorite restaurateurs and wine shop will select for themselves.

Jeff Groh, Sommelier at Ka’Ana Kitchen at the Andaz Maui
$$$$ Egly-Ouriet VP Brut (a favorite grower of Jeff’s from Ambonnay) or $$ Pierre Peters NV Brut Blanc de blancs from Mesnil.

Gianna Mistura, co-owner of Matteo’s Osteria in Wailea, Maui
$$$ Palmes D’Or

Norm Schuhardt, General Manager of Capische at The Hotel Wailea
$$$$ Bollinger

Anthony Torres, Food and Beverage Director at The Grand Wailea
$$$$ Taittinger

Ed Mikesh, owner of Wailea Wine
$$$  "Hand’s down”  N.V. Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose

Aaron Placourakis, President and CEO of Nick’s Fishmarket
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