Maui Film Festival

Maui Film Festival (photo via the internet)

The Maui Film Festival will start this Wednesday June 21st and run through Sunday June 25th. The official launch will include a cocktail reception, dinner, and live entertainment.

On Wednesday the 21st, the Celestial Cinema night will include a double feature.  Showings will include Beatriz at Dinner, and Grand Unified Theory.  Connie Britton, four time Emmy nominee will be awarded the Navigator Award.

Thursday the 22nd, starting at 8:00 pm enjoy a viewing of The Big Wave Project A Band of Brothers and Charged The Eduardo Garcia Documentary.  Freida Pinto will be honored with the Shining Star Award.

On Friday the 23rd the Maui chocolate lovers event Taste of Chocolate will proceed the movie showings of Kuleana at 8:00 pm, Poisoning Paradise at 10:00 pm and Given at 11:00 pm.  Pierce Brosnan will receive the Pathfinder Award.

Saturday the 24th the ‘Crown Jewel’ of the festival celebrates the best of Wailea’s Chefs with the Taste of Wailea. Karen Gillan will receive the Rising Star Award, and movies for the evening include A Comedy About Tragedy DEAN, and Class Rank at the Celestial Cinema.  At the Castle Theatre starting at 3:00 pm showings include A Family Man, The Trip To Spain, Mantra, and Fits & Starts.

The Maui Film Festival concludes on Sunday the 25th. At the Celestial Cinema showings starting at 8:00 pm include Proximity, Take Every Wave, and Fish People. At the Castle Theatre starting at 3:00 pm showings include Ram Dass Going Home, Holy (un) Holy River, Heal, and Hare Krishna! Various dining options will also be available throughout the festival.

Be sure to view the entire schedule, including the Short Film Showcase showings via the Maui Film Festival website here. We hope you enjoy all the films available for viewing!

Makena Development Project

If you are interested in Makena’s Discovery Land Developments, need additional information or wish to view the project, contact us at Hansens@MauiRealEstate.net.

Project construction has begun on the new Makena Golf & Beach Club.  This private beachfront community is will house 50 condominium units, a brand new restaurant, pool, spa, and common area. The estimated cost of the project is $240 million.

The project, headed by Discovery Land and Good Fellow Bros., is expected to generate 270 construction jobs.  The project should take approximately 3 years to complete.  First occupants are expected in late 2018.

To read the entire article, visit the  Maui News website here.

Waiehu Golf Course Saved

Maui County Council Budget and Finance Committee finalized the budget for 2018. The budget includes saving Waiehu Golf Course, and funds to resurface roads. The budget for 2018 fiscal year will take effect on July 1.

The proposed budget is $45.3 million more than the current fiscal years budget. $5.2 million is allocated for road resurfacing, and $2.5 million on environmental protection. Saving the golf course was a priority for the committee.  Other Budget highlights include $4.3 Million for the revitalization of Wailuku town, $25 million for a new county service center at the Maui Business Park in Kahului, $1.2 Million for the expansion of Kula Agricultural Park, just to name a few.

To read this article in its entirety list Maui News here.

Budget For Kaiser Agreed On

A budget for the Maui County hospitals to be run by Kaiser Permanente was agreed upon by legislative officials on Monday.  The $33.4 million budget would include improvement and expansion plans as well.

The final total figure has not been agreed upon, but the two-year budget is expect to run from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019. Lawmakers could go to vote as early as tomorrow on budget bills.

Other budget items that may be voted on include $3.7 million for the Paia bypass design, $103 million for Kahului Airport improvements, $9.3 million for Kaanapali Beach restoration, $2 million to replace the gym floor and make band room expansions at Maui High School, and many others! All budget worksheet details are available in the Office of Executive Judiciary and Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

To view this article in it’s entirety visit Maui News here.

Maui Seasons For Peace

Bob and Donna Hansen were one of four groups of recipients of the 2017 Maui Seasons for Peace Award for their Community contributions to those in need.  The other awardees were Stacy Moniz, Uncle George Kahumoko Jr., and Elaine Arakaki Reneau.