Makena Resort Moves Forward

Maui Planning Commission is receiving praise for unanimously approving the SMA (special management area) for the $354.5 million Makena Resort.

The project was scaled down from 158 units to 134 units. These will include multifamily units, cottages, custom lots, and commercial space.

The project cut three multifamily buildings, two cottages, and one vacation rental unit. Lots for custom homes were moved and parking for the beach was increased.

Commissioners were won over by the attention to the community the project gave.  The resort has generated 160 jobs during the construction phase, and approximately 145 jobs will result from resort operations.

Contact the Hansen Ohana today to learn more about the Makena Resort.  You can read the entire article via the Maui News here.

Happy Canada Day!

Congratulations to all our Canadian friends and family on their 150th Anniversary.  

Happy Canada Day!

Events Coming Up!

This Saturday July 1st the annual Makawao Rodeo Parade will be taking place. The parade is scheduled to start at 9:00 am. This annual event takes place each year the Saturday before 4th of July! This year events will also include face painting, Makawao merchant window decorating contest, crafts, and the annual rummage sale.  Parking will be available at the Oskie Rice Arena with free shuttle rides from 7:00 am to 1:30 pm. Don’t forget the Chili Cookoff from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm! Attendees will be the judge for Best Chili! And burgers for the not chili people with the affordable list of backyard grills people bring.

Lahaina Town has events throughout the day to help you celebrate the 4th of July! The day will kick off with the Maui Crafters event located at Banyan Tree Park starting at 9:00 am. Banyan Tree Park will also have live music and entertainment throughout the day. Front Street will have face painters, magicians, the classic car showcase, and balloon twisters from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 8:00 pm! Don’t forget to purchase your 4th of July t-shirt for $20 at the Lahaina Visitors Center. More information via the Visit Lahaina website here.

Photo Courtesy of Visit Lahaina

 

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!

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival photos courtesy of the internet

The 36th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival will be taking place this weekend from June 8th to June 11th. This is the longest running food and wine event in the United States. Taking place at the Kapalua resort, this event was created to showcase fine wines and the culinary talents from international vendors.

Events during the 4 day festival include the Golf Tournament taking place at The Bay Course in Kapalua, cooking demonstration with Andrew Sutton of Disney’s Napa Rose restaurant, cooking demonstration with celebrity chef Cat Cora of Iron Chef, Maui’s top restaurants showcasing seafood at the Seafood Festival and various wine tasting seminars.

All information regarding this event can be found on the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival website here.

Kapalua Wine & Food Festival photos courtesy of the internet