Repairs Started on South Kihei Road

Repairs are underway on South Kihei Road old culvert bridge. The hope is to stop erosion and stabilize the area. The completion deadline is set for the end of January. Read more on the project via Maui News here.

For The Love Of Coffee!

Since I am a coffee-holic the richness of a good coffee without bitterness makes the world of difference to me, especially that first morning cup! So far in my search I have found Maui Coffee Roasters to be the best. We were fortunate enough to meet Seymour when we were looking into growing our own coffee beans to enjoy. He was an incredible man.

Congratulations to Olinda Organic Farms for winning Best Overall Coffee out of 107 entries at the Maui Seed to Cup coffee festival. The festival took place at the Maui Plantation Farm. Maui coffee is a vibrant high demand industry, but with the high cost of real estate many farmers are worried.  As read in the Maui News, Act 116 will help MauiGrown Coffee expand with special bonds to help cultivate up to 1,00o acres of land.

Read more about the growth of the Maui coffee industry via the 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.

Events This 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.

Events This Weekend

This Friday December 4th, it’s First Friday in Wailuku Town!  From 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Market St. in Wailuku come enjoy live musical entertainment, crafts from local artists, and some delicious food!  Free parking will be available.  This is the last First Friday for Wailuku in 2015 so come out and enjoy!  Check the Wailuku First Friday Facebook page for more details.

On Saturday December 5th starting at 6:00 pm, Molokai Island Foundation will be hosting the “Christmas Parade of Lights”.  The Parade will begin at Fish and Dive and ends at Kaunakakai Baseball park.  Prizes will be given for lighted floats and marching units.  For more information on this event, visit the Molokai Island Foundation website here.

Our annual Hansen Ohana Toy Drive is happening NOW!  We ask that you please help the 1,600 children in need of gifts this year.  Unwrapped gifts may be dropped off at our office The Wailea Town Center, Suite A-106.  If you are unable to drop off a gift, we will be happy to make arrangements for pick up.  Your continued support of this event is greatly appreciated!  Mahalo!

We hope everyone has a wonderful week and a fabulous weekend!