Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization

Residents have the opportunity to give input to the Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization. Visit their website before October 31 and submit your ideas.

Some topics that have been brought up previously that concern residents include safe routes for walking and bicycling plus over development without supporting infrastructure.

This is your chance to provide input on changes you would like to see made! Make sure you participate before the cut off date!

Heatwave Continues

Record high temperatures were recorded in Kahului Monday. Temperatures reached 96 degrees breaking the pervious record of 94 degrees set in 1996. Sunday, the record high temperature of 94 degrees was recorded breaking the old record of 92 degrees set in 1977. Known for it’s cooler temperatures, Hilo hit a record breaking 90 degrees Sunday from the previously held record set in 1972!

Forecast for today is 92 degrees. With humidity added, it may reach a heat index of 99 degrees. Forecasters are keeping a lookout on Hurricane Kiko. Hurricane Kiko is currently a category 1 system. By the time it reaches the Central Pacific, it should hopefully be downgraded to a tropical storm


Maytag Dependable Leader Award

The Maytag Dependable Leader Award is awarded to staff or volunteers of the Boys & Girls Club who have made a positive impact and become a supportive adult in the lives of the children.

This years recipient is Gina McLain Director of Maui Boys & Gils Club! The award of $20,000 given to the Maui Boys & Girls Club will help the Maui program develop their volunteer program Give 60. The Give 60 program was developed to motivate teens to volunteer 60 minutes a week. The goal is to inspire them to be empathetic and generous.

Congratulations Gina on your huge accomplishment and continued commitment!

Congratulations Central East Maui Players!

Congratulations to the Central East Maui players for their fourth place finish at the Little League World Series. This is the first Maui team to make it to the Little League World Series. The LLWS is held each year in Williamsport, PA..

The team made it all the way to the championship game but fell short. More than 6,500 teams compete in the Little League program trying to earn a spot in the LLWS in Williamsport. Maui Mayor Victorino was in attendance for the weekend games along with his former Major League play Shane Victorino.

Congratulations to the players, coaches, and families on their successful season!

New Ashley Homestore Opening in Kahului

Saturday, August 24th, Ashley HomeStore will be having it’s grand opening celebration from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in Kahului. The new store is located at 237 Dairy Road.

The 20,000 square foot store is brand new and will showcase furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and home office. This is the fifth Ashley store in Hawaii, but the first outside of Oahu. Festivities on Saturday will include face painting, food and refreshments.

Ashley HomeStore was established in 1945. Its considered one of the largest furniture manufacturer’s in the world. Representatives are excited to be opening the new store in Kahului and bringing the residents of Maui their best selling furniture.