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.
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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.
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!
Kick your Halloween weekend off with some kid friendly activities at Whole Foods Market on Friday October 30th. Come join in the pumpkin carving festivities and cast your vote for your favorite. Kid’s Club will be decorating mini pumpkins from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This is a free event.
Halloween Night in Lahaina is probably one of the most anticipated nights of the year. Front Street closes to traffic and turns into a Halloween Party with music, activities, ghosts and more! The Keiki Halloween Costume Parade begins at 4:30 pm. The adult costume contest promises great prizes! Lahaina Town Halloween t-shirts will be available for purchase. More information on the Visit Lahaina website here.
Sunday November 1st starts the ever popular Restaurant Week Wailea. This event takes place at 20 different restaurants throughout Wailea. Each restaurant makes a contribution to the Maui Food Bank. Maui Food Bank receives thousands of dollars each year from this event. The Wailea Resort Association has a list of the various restaurants participating. No pre-purchase is necessary. Bon Appetit!
This weekend the MayJah RayJay music festival will be happening. This two-day concert event features some island reggae music from artists such as Tarrus Riley, Sons of Zion, Common Kings, Spawnbreezie, just to name a few. Pricing varies depending on ticket option. Event will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Concert starts at 6:00 pm, with doors opening at 5:00 pm. For More information, visit the Majay Rayjah event site here.
Saturday the Upcountry Farmers Market will be from 7:00 am to 11:00 am at the Kulamalu Town Center. Yummy locally grown foods for purchase including organic produce, coconuts, fresh fish, and raw and vegan foods. The Upcounty Farmers Market has over 40 local farmers supplying food and produce. To learn more about what farmers participate, and news about the Farmers Market, you can visit the Upcountry Farmers Market page.
Saturday Night at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort at Pulehu, is having the “Rum Scrum Cocktail Contest”. This contest benefits the Maui Culinary Academy. The winner of the contest will have their cocktail featured on the Westin Kaanapali’s menu. There are 4 finalists in the running. The winner will be announced on Saturday night. General admission will begin at 6:00 pm. More information including purchasing tickets available here.