A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

Bill Best

Best in Show

We talk story with radio personality Bill Best.
Food abundance circle maui

Abundance Circle

Vicki’s dream is for everyone on Maui to have at least one tiny garden.
maui bookmobile

Shelf Life: Maui Bookmobile

The Maui bookmobile carries a lot of volumes—about 3,000 books, periodicals and DVDs—everywhere it goes.
maui makeup artist

A Day in the Life: Ry-n Shimabuku

Whether he’s doing makeup, hairstyling, or constructing a theatrical accessory, creativity is essential.

The Pie That Binds

Each Thanksgiving, the family behind Four Sisters Bakery bake 6,000 pies to “raise dough” for local nonprofits.
Toni Rojas

Market Value

“Maui really is a melting pot and QKC events reflect that,” says Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center's Marketing Director Toni Rojas.
maui kids recycling

One Good (Re)turn

This inspiring kids’ club raises money from recycled materials to perform good deeds for the community.
kite fishing

A Fish Out on Water (VIDEO)

What Sam Reynolds does is so fringe, he’s not even sure what to call it. “It’s basically kiteboarding combined with a trolling style of fishing,” he says.
Maui Coqui Frog problem

Frog Busters (VIDEO)

Jeepers peepers: At only about the size of a quarter, coqui frogs are extremely hard to spot, but all too easy to hear.
Maui Humane Society Animal Emergency Services

Animal’s Best Friend

Thanks to a new Maui Humane Society initiative, the shelter launched its twenty-four-hour animal emergency response hotline last year. To reach the 24/7 hotline, call 808-877-3680 X211.
mermaid

A Mermaid’s Tale

Meet the mermaid on staff at the Grand Wailea Resort.
Carolee Higashino

Saying “I do”? Give her a ring.

In wedding planning, “Every day is different,” Carolee says. “One day I’m spray-painting candlesticks, and the next I’m climbing aboard a helicopter to check out a remote waterfall for nuptials in an exotic location.”
Rory Souza

Beware of Bulls

This protection bullfighter isn’t focused on the dangers to himself; he’s more concerned about riders’ safety.
pooch fit

SIT! STAY! RUN!

There are a lot of dog owners who don’t have the time or energy to run with their dogs. So what do they do? Call PoochFit.
bee keepers

Hive and Seek

“Our goal is to be bee ambassadors, and we want to let people know that you don’t need to kill them.”
find missing lost ring on maui

Ringer

“When you get in [cold] water, you lose two ring sizes. There are thousands of rings in the ocean because of that.”
Maui Christmas bell ringer

Saved by the Bell

Meet the jolly elf who has brought in the most donations of any bell ringer on Maui.
Scott Miles

Service with SMiles

Meet the first-ever "photo ambassador" for the Four Seasons Resort in Maui.
Maui Lifeguard Tamara Paltin

Risky Business

There's no such thing as a typical workday for an ocean safety officer.
maui family farmers

Family, Farm

At Kahanu ʻAina Greens, it's not just about growing food; it's about creating community.
rescuing whalesvideo

Cutting the Ties That Bind

Large Whale Entanglement Response Coordinator Ed Lyman offers this analogy to explain his work: "It's like triage, and we're like whale doctors."
maui ice sculptures

Mr. Freeze

When Darren Ho tells people what he does for a living, he's often met with puzzled stares and a few chuckles. That’s what happens when you're an ice sculptor in the tropics.
video

String Theory

Maui luthier Steve Grimes has built guitars for some of the top players in the world, including Steve Miller and Willie Nelson.
maui tugboat captain

She’s Got Pull

The only female tugboat captain in Hawaii found her calling at age 17. She has driven everything from a dinghy to a 900-foot oil tanker.
Maui Surfer Monyca Eleogramvideo

Surfer Girl

Monyca Eleogram from Hana traverses the world representing surf brand Roxy.

Mushroom Man

Mushroom hunting is an intimate relationship with the environment, knowing when the combination of moisture, soil and tree types will align.
Hanna Mounce

Bird Woman

The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project helps prevent extinction of the island's endangered bird species, including kiwikiu, who need to find a new home.

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maui sleigh

Joy Ride: Da Maui Sleigh

A father-son holiday tradition rolls on.

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