A Day in the Life

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

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.
Maui Lifeguard Tamara Paltin

Risky Business

There's no such thing as a typical workday for an ocean safety officer.
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.
rescuing whales

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."
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.”
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Abundance Circle

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

Shelf Life: Maui Bookmobile

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

Character Study: Comic Artist

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

One Good (Re)turn

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

A Whale of a Tale: Whale Encounters

A whale photographer on capturing the big picture.
maui family farmers

Family, Farm

At Kahanu ʻAina Greens, it's not just about growing food; it's about creating 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.
Kumu Farms Manu

True to Her Roots

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

Beware of Bulls

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

Lady Lei

Lauren Shearer puts a new twist on an ancient art.
Kamaka Kukona

Mover and Shaker

Triple threat: He can dance. He can chant. And he can sing.
Ukulule master Edmond Tavares

The ‘Ukulele Master

Edmond Tavares is just as humble and dynamic as the instrument he makes.
Scott Miles

Service with SMiles

Meet the first-ever "photo ambassador" for the Four Seasons Resort in Maui.
maui truck driver

Wheel Genius

The best truck driver in the State of Hawaii comes from Haiku, Maui. Melvin Andrade Jr. won the straight truck competition in 2008.
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.
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.”

The Pie That Binds

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

Renaissance Man

Farmer. Foodie. Poet. Professor.

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