A Day in the Life

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

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Character Study: Comic Artist

A familiar face at national and international comic-book conventions, James Silvani chats with fans and churns out commissions.
mermaid

A Mermaid’s Tale

Meet the mermaid on staff at the Grand Wailea Resort.
Maui Surfer Monyca Eleogram

Surfer Girl

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

Renaissance Man

Farmer. Foodie. Poet. Professor.

The Pie That Binds

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

Mushroom Man

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

Space Man

Meet James Armstrong, a scientist and teacher at Maui's Institute For Astronomy, who works with the world's largest educational telescope, Faulkes Telescope North.
Kumu Farms Manu

True to Her Roots

A Day in the Life with Emanuela “Manu” Vinciguerra, Sales & Marketing Director at Kumu Farms.
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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."

String Theory

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

Service with SMiles

Meet the first-ever "photo ambassador" for the Four Seasons Resort in Maui.
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Family, Farm

At Kahanu ʻAina Greens, it's not just about growing food; it's about creating community.
Maui Lifeguard Tamara Paltin

Risky Business

There's no such thing as a typical workday for an ocean safety officer.
Ukulule master Edmond Tavares

The ‘Ukulele Master

Edmond Tavares is just as humble and dynamic as the instrument he makes.
Hawaiian lei making

Lady Lei

Lauren Shearer puts a new twist on an ancient art.
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.
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Ringer

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

Beware of Bulls

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

Ring Master

Couples often seek out this Maui wedding officiant for his Hawaiian oli, and a bellowing blow on the conch shell.
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Abundance Circle

Vicki’s dream is for everyone on Maui to have at least one tiny garden.
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.”
Kim mosley

Working Miracles in Art Restoration

Art restorer Kim Mosley credits her classical training and eclectic experience for enabling her to restore art in all kinds of media.
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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.
maui bookmobile

Shelf Life: Maui Bookmobile

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

Best in Show

We talk story with radio personality Bill Best.

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