Happening now through Saturday May 28th Restaurant Week Wailea! Join in the celebration of Wailea’s finest cuisine! Participating restaurants offer pre-set three course menus, no passes needed! Restaurant Week Wailea benefits the Maui Food Bank by donating a portion of the proceeds from every ordered meal. The Wailea Resort Association page has more information on participating restaurants as well as menus available.
On Friday May 27th, the annual lei making “Blossoms For The Brave” in honor of veterans will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Maui County Building in Wailuku. Donations of blossoms are welcome and may be dropped off starting at 8:30 am on Friday. The lei’s will be placed on veterans’ graves on Memorial Day at Maui Veterans cemetery. The goal is to make 2,700 lei’s! For more on this event visit the Maui County website here.
On Saturday May 28th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Star Noodle in Lahaina will be hosting a rummage sale and craft fair. This event will benefit 10 local non-profit organizations. Limited addition items will be available for purchase. Jewelry, clothing, plants and artwork will all be available for purchase. No cost to attend. More information available via the Star Noodle Facebook page here.
Have a wonderful week and a safe Memorial Weekend!
Thursday May 19th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm the Monk Seal Count will be taking place at the Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary. Location is at 726 South Kihei Rd. Maui. No experience is necessary, however you must attend a pre-count meeting to learn what you will need to know. Your help and support are greatly appreciated.
Saturday May 21st from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm the Maui Horse Show Association will be sponsoring the Hunter Jump Show at Haku Baldwin Center. Refreshments will be available to purchase from the Gypsy Maui Food Truck. More information available via the Maui Horse Show facebook events page here.
From 9:30 am to 2:00 pm this Sunday May 22nd, enjoy brunch at the King Kamehameha Golf Club with Uncle Wille K & Friends. Some Hawaiian favorites will be available at the buffet including Kalua Pork Hash, Hawaiian sweet bread French Toast, loco moco station, and a Bloody Mary station crafted by Pau Vodka. Kieki welcome! The Kamehameha Golf Club website has more information on this event as well as upcoming events.
The appeal of the Islands just increased! According to Corelogic, Hawaii is the lowest paying property tax state at .31 percent.
The national average is reported at 1.31 percent. 16 states currently have a property tax rate below 1 percent, 28 states have a property tax rate between 1 and 2 percent, and 7 states have a property tax rate above 2 percent. Corelogic took into account all the unique factors each state has in levels of tax collection.
Higher rates are most noted in the northeastern states with Texas being an exception. Other then Illinois, the higher rate states have multiple levels of tax collection. The lower rate states have single level collection. Where does your state rank?
Courtesy of Corelogic States Ranked by Median Property Tax Rates
You can read this article in it’s entirety via Corelogic here.
Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with events happening at the Queen Kaahumanu Center. Friday May 6th a free concert opening with Tflatz & The Highlights and headliner Princess IIona starting at 6:30 pm. Princess IIona is best known for her hit Island Boy. Come Friday and receive coupons for Saturday and Sunday. More information available at the Queen Kaahumanu Center website here.
Valley Isle Road Runners, the non-profit organization, will be having its 37th annual Women’s 5K Run “Na Holo Wahine” and 1 Mile Walk. All proceeds to benefit Hale Kau Kau. Race goers can sign up as individuals or as a mother-daughter team. Race will begin at 8:00 am at Keopuolani Park in Wailuku. View the Valley Isle Road Runners website for registration information.
Also on Saturday May 7th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm the Seabury Hall Craft Fair will be taking place. This is one of Upcountry’s most popular spring events! All proceeds go to the Financial Aid Program at Seabury Hall Food, live entertainment, silent auction and activities will be featured. $5 admission, children under 12 are free! Seabury Hall is located in Makawao at 480 Olinda Road. More information available here.
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