Author Archive: Norm Bezane

Enjoy tales of remarkable people

Magical Maui. Ocean..Beaches. Azure Sky. Sunsets. Activities. Yet Maui is more. My book which you can purchase here, Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui from award-winning writer Norm Bezane, tells the life stories of remarkable people of aloha past and present. Here you will read of the passion, the true meaning of aloha and the lives of some 60 truly fascinating people from the best of 200 of columns in Lahaina News. Buy at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1547110228

Get the book visitors, residents love

Here’s the book people love to read about Maui’s remarkable people, our fascinating history and the real meaning of aloha.
MAUI TIME WEEKLY  calls the author’s writing “intriguing and illuminating” and the book “an interesting primer on notable people on Maui. Anyone who has been on the island 24 hours will find this an easy, handy reference.

Buy at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1547110228

 

Voices features 400,000 Mai Tai Man

One fan calls him just about the coolest bartender on Maui. Thousands of visitors know him only as Dale—the blue-shirted, congenial, low-key, quick-to-laugh purveyor of drinks at the Tiki Bar at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel.

Dale Simonsen has  been serving up drinks at the the Kaanapali Beach Hotel for an amazing 40 years. Dale at the Tiki bar makes 40 mai tais a day?
That’s 200 mai tais a week, 10,000 maui tais a year.  For 40 years that adds up to an astounding 400,000 mai tais during a career…and still counting.)

To be a good a good bartender? you have to show up all the time and early (laughs). You have to be a people person….You have to be a psychiatrist, but I don’t give any opinions. It’s like Switzerland out here. You have to be neutral. (Except).

Surfer hostess with mostest profiled

She was the first woman in the world to win money in a surfing contest. She posed for a Playboy leaving little to the imagination. Her illustrious father, Lord James Blears advised her to “go for it.” She is Lahaina’s Laura Blears now the “hostess with the mostest” at Kimo’s on Front Street for more than 15 years. (Excerpt)

 

Get a book refreshing to read (a good change of pace).

Here’s book people love to read about Maui’s remarkable people, our fascinating history and the real meaning of aloha.MAUI TIME WEEKLY  calls the author’s writing “intriguing and illuminating” and the book “an interesting primer on notable people on Maui. Anyone who has been on the island 24 hours will find this an easy, handy reference.

 

Kea aloha loves greatest place on earth

Arriving on Maui via Hawaiian Air just three months after birth, Kea Aloha loves living in the greatest place on earth. He’s a dog. I have been praised in a book for not eating the author’s manuscript for breakfast.”

“My first stop in the morning is the Kaanapali Beach Hotel  valet stand where I say hello my friends  He is known as ‘Mr. White,’ for his namesake Mike White, general manager of the hotel. The ocean used to scare me to death, even the sound of it before I could see it.  Now it merely frightens me. “I like going on a ride to Ulupalakua Ranch I have even marched in a Whale Day parade… (Excerpt)

 

Read my whole story in the book:amazon.com/dp/1547110228

 

Best Maui photo of the day

No Selfie. No food. Just another great day on Maui. And don’t forget to check out the book from one of the best columnists on Maui (Me). Society of ProfessionaL Journalist Honolulu.

Your best introduction to Maui

Magical Maui. Ocean..Beaches. Azure Sky. Sunsets. Activities. Yet Maui is more. My book which you can purchase here, Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui from an award-winning writer Norm Bezane tells the life stories of remarkable people of aloha past and present. Here you will read of the passion, the true meaning of aloha and the lives of some 60 truly fascinating people from the best of 200 of my columns in Lahaina News.

Who shaped today’s Maui?

That would be four people’s whose stories are told in Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui.How did Polynesians, Hawaiians, missionaries and sugar barons shape Maui? How has the visitor experience evolved decade after decade? What do Hawaiians think about the loss of their kingdom and the more recent Hawaiian renaissance? Who are the colorful characters and so many others who have wonderful stories to tell? How do these remarkable people shape the visitor experience?

The queen who ended the Kapu system.

Who is 160 this week?

Hawaiian honored in U.S. Capitol is King Kamehameha, unifier of the the Hawaiian islands. Read short tales about him and other monarchs in Voices of Aloha on Magical Maui.

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