The Holiday Season is once again upon us. The Hansen Ohana is having their annual Toy Drive!
Toys and monetary donations help serve the Friends of The Children’s Justice Center. Donations go directly to children in need. With your kind donations, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center provide over 1,600 holiday gifts each season to children, many under foster care, children of Women Helping Women, etc. For many children, this will be the only gift they receive for the holidays. Your donations will make a difference.
Donations can be made at our office during normal business hours at The Town Center Suite, 161 Wailea Ike Place, Suite A-106 in Wailea next to Matteo’s Osteria Restaurant or call and we will be more than happy to pick it up.
The Hansen Ohana wishes everyone a safe and happy Holiday!
Residents and businesses can help the Maui Sugar Cane Train be up and running again in the next year. Fundrasing will be held to repair and refurbish some of the older train cars. Those who take on this task have the opportunity to get their names on the new train cars.
Craig Hill is the new owner of the train and a 30 year Maui resident. Many were disappointed when the train went out of business. Hill is committed to seeing the landmark train return to service. This is an opportunity for people to get involved and give back to the community.
For more information, you can read the Maui News article in its entirety here. We hope to see the train up and running in the near future!
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The spacious, ocean view living room with sitting room extension opens to three lanais and enjoys a gourmet kitchen adorned by Viking appliances, blue pearl granite, and exotic custom cabinets made of African Sapele wood.
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The ancient Hawaiian New Year Festival known as Makahiki covers four consecutive lunar months. The start of the festival is usually in October or November and is decided using astronomy. Known as a time for celebration, the Makahiki has three phrases.
The first phrase is for spiritual cleansing. Offerings were made to the gods in the form of agricultural goods. Each community had stone altars set up for their offerings.
The festival would move clockwise around the island. Each community caretaker would present the offerings to Lono, the fertility god that makes things grow.
The second phase was all about the celebration. Dancing, sporting, singing and feasting. Any wars happening between communities was put on hold during the 4 month celebration.
The third and final phase, tax canoes were filled with gift offerings to the god Lono and set out to sea. The ending of the festivities marked the beginning of the new farming cycle for the next year. You can learn more about the festival here.