Maui Land & Pineapple Back in NYSE Compliance
Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. has been informed by the New York Stock Exchange that it is now considered a ?company back in compliance? with the NYSE?s continued listing standards.
Stanford doctors think Maui father will make full recovery
A Maui father of six is making amazing progress after nearly dying from a rare condition.
Maui police host Troy Barboza Torch Run
The Maui Police Department hosted the Annual First Hawaiian Bank Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run on the Islands of Molokai and Maui. The Molokai event was held on Saturday, May 4 with participants starting at the Molokai Education Center and ending at the Kaunakakai Ball Park. Maui's event was on Saturday, May 11 starting at the First Hawaiian Bank in Kahului and ending at the Maui High ...
Maui County recognizes Outstanding Older Americans
The Maui County Office on Aging, Aging and Disability Resource Center, is pleased to announce the winners of the 45th Annual Outstanding Older Americans of Maui County . Richard Endsley was selected for his service to the West Maui community. He has served as President of Lahaina Intermediate School?s Education Foundation and its After-School Tutoring Project. He also volunteers for the Lahaina ...
Maui Wowi Coming Soon to Tanger Outlets in Locust Grove, Georgia
Local Franchisee of Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies signs lease on the new Maui Wowi site located at a premier shopping destination in Locust Grove, Georgia. (PRWeb May 18, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/maui-wowi-hawaiian/locust-grove/prweb10746621.htm
County seeks return of property in WMSA suit
WAILUKU - Maui County filed a lawsuit against Wailuku Main Street Association Inc.
Photovoltaic systems focus of solar summit
A Maui "Solar Summit" will focus this month on issues relating to the installation and use of photovoltaic systems. Presented by Maui County and the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui, the summit will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Maui police cracking down on distracted drivers
Maui police officers handed out more than 1,000 citations to drivers for using cellphones last month.
Maui County's first lady, Ann Arakawa, the wife
While Alan Arakawa is mayor of Maui County and oversees more than 2,000 employees, things are different at home. There, he stands on equal footing with his wife, Ann.
Maui Wowi?s Hawaiian Vibe Coming Soon to Odessa, Texas
Maui Wowi franchise set to open this summer in Odessa, Texas and will feature a convenient drive-thru, walk-up window, and comfortable outdoor seating for customers to enjoy fresh fruit smoothies and Hawaiian coffee. (PRWeb May 15, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Maui-Wowi-Hawaiian/texas-drive-thru/prweb10734985.htm
Maui's Weather is just about Perfect
Hawaii’s Climate is just about Perfect.
I grew up in the high desert regions of the west in Idaho, Utah, and Arizona with a four season’s lifestyle that included mild summers, beautiful fall colors, and very cold winters with lots of snow. (Because the word “cold” is subjective; let me just say that in Idaho, I remember mornings when it was 30 to 40 degrees below zero…Fahrenheit) As I grew up, it seemed that spring came later and later every year. March and April often were just sort of mud months. Things would start to warm up and bam - another snow storm would hit and send us back into winter. Luckily I did a lot of skiing and thought I could never give up my winters. I was pretty sure that I needed four seasons.
Then I got into bike and triathlon racing. In order to have a great racing season, it was necessary to have a long summer with lots of time on the bike. I started to spend my winters in Arizona so that I could train outdoors all winter. I soon realized it was pretty easy to go without snow. I didn’t miss it at all. Spending December in shorts and t-shirts was pretty nice. But let me tell you, summers in Arizona are brutal and worse than winters in Idaho. When people try to tell you that 120 degrees in the shade is okay because it’s a "dry heat" don’t listen to them. 120 degrees with or without humidity isn’t fun.
During the last 30 years or so, I’ve spend weeks and months at a time in Hawaii. Hawaii has an ideal climate year round. From the moment you step off the plane, the first thing that you notice it the moisture in the air; that and the fact that much of the airport in Honolulu is open air. Why have walls when the temperature outside is perfect?
The humidity is only a problem until you learn to dress down and relax. Ditch your shoes and socks and put on some sandals. Put on some shorts and a short sleeve Aloha shirt – after all you’re on vacation. Everybody in Hawaii is on vacation. Even if they don't know it, they're on vacation. Once you acclimatize, you’ll start to notice that your body actually likes moisture in the air. Your skin will feel better, your hair will look and feel better, and your sinuses will improve. Why wouldn't they, you’re breathing clean moist air that has just blown 3000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. When I fly home to the high desert plains of Utah, the first thing I notice is that my nose dries out and my sinuses starts to bleed, my hands and fingers develop painful cracks, and my hair gets all full of static and becomes brittle. My skin dries out and I get itchy. I long for moisture again.
Hawaii’s temperature stays nice all year round. The average temperature in Maui
ranges from highs of about 80 to 88 Fahrenheit through the year and lows down to about 65 in January. Water temperatures range from about 75 in the winter to 73 in the summer. Kauai weather
is a little cooler with temperatures averaging about 2 or 3 degrees below what you can expect on Maui.
Think of that the next time you’re out shoveling your driveway. I do.
Shortage of Rental Cars in Hawaii
By Doug Porter
An interesting thing happened this week. Hawaii car rental
companies like Avis, Budget, Thrifty and all the others actually ran out of cars. Visitors to Hawaii are up and shortages exist on all islands.
For 8 or 9 months now, rental companies have been reducing the number of cars in their inventory to cut costs. Fleets have been reduced by more than 1500 cars, but the bump in visitors from President’s weekend and Mid-winter break caught rental companies by surprise. Either things aren’t as bad as they expected, or perhaps – dare I say it – we’ve rounded a corner?
Of course it’s too early to say, but the increase in visitors to the islands is a good sign. Not just for car rental companies, but for airlines, restaurants, hotels, vacation rentals and just about everyone else in Hawaii. And, if it’s the beginning of a national trend it could start to spread to other sectors. Rental car companies will start increasing fleets and helping automakers, etc.
I may be grasping at straws here, but I’ll take any good news I can get.
Residents of Maui County Can Vote Early
Early voting began today in 15 locations around the State of Hawaii.
For Maui County Residents:
The Wailuku and Lahaina early vote sites has all ballot types. The Molokai site has ballot types for that island only.
Office of the County Clerk - 200 S. High Street, #708, Wailuku
Monday - Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lahaina Civic Center - 1840 Honoapiilani Hwy.
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(September 18 only: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
(Last Day for this location is October 31: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Molokai - Mitchell Pauole Center - 90 Ainoa Street, Kaunakakai, Conference room
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(September 18 only: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.))
(Last Day for this location is October 31: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.))
The state office of Elections is reminding Hawaii residents to bring picture identification with them. Registered voters can cast ballots in the presidential, congressional, state, and county elections. Early voting ends Nov. 1, three days before the general election.
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