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Tucked away beneath the foothills of the Waianae Mountain range stands the quaint town of Waialua and its iconic sugar mill. For nearly a century, this historic mill was responsible for producing a hefty bulk of the state’s sugar export. In fact, at one point, the mill produced almost 10 percent of the state’s sugar and was home to hundreds of plantation workers.
However, as the plantation days of old came to a close in the late 19th century and sugar production gradually moved away from the state, the plantation ceased operations in the mid 1990s. But in the wake of the plant’s shutdown, a new opportunity arose as more than 30 small businesses and manufacturers opened up shop, breathing new life into the mill and attracting leagues of customers searching for locally made products.
ROY'S BEACH HOUSE OPENS AUGUST THIRD!
Located right on the breathtaking Bay View Beach, the restaurant will be a casual yet upscale alternative for resort guests, residents and visitors.
The concept and design for the new 140-seat open-air restaurant are a reflection of Roy’s love for white sandy beaches and the ocean. He has fond memories of potluck gatherings on the beach with a variety of his family’s favorite dishes- a memory he hopes to create for you at the Beach House.
Under a perfect spring day, the fifth annual North Shore Ocean Fest kicked off at Turtle Bay on June 4, drawing hundreds of families to the resort’s grounds and coastline for the free daylong event. As a means to celebrate and educate the people—and especially keiki of Hawaii—on the importance of protecting our seas, this year’s gathering was a huge success. Complete with live music, student art and poetry presentations, food booths, art and crafts vendors, more than 30 informational booths, and a keiki hula show, Ocean Fest helped strengthen our community while simultaneously educating the public about the plights facing our oceans.