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Maui officials to produce tourist safety video
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Maui county film and tourism officials are planning to produce a safety video to be played at airports and in hotel rooms throughout the island. Firefighters, hospital workers and concerned residents for years have called for such a video to help educate tourists on ...

Maui moped rider dies from injuries sustained in collision
He died Thursday from injuries sustained from a collision with a truck in late November.

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Moves Up on Franchise 500 List
The popular fresh fruit smoothie and Hawaiian coffee retailer is poised for growth as the brand flourishes by adding support and additional resources to franchisees. (PRWeb December 18, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/maui-wowi-hawaiian/Franchise-500-2015/prweb12404554.htm

No. 3 Arizona beats Kansas State 72-68 in Maui
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) ? Arizona came to Maui to face adversity. There was some back in the desert through the first four games, though most of that was self-inflicted.

Maui GMO ban supporters seek to dismiss lawsuit
A group that includes moms and environmentalists wants to help defend a new Maui County law that bans the cultivation of genetically modified organisms. The coalition filed a motion Friday seeking permission ...

Spa offers new ?Beer Bath? treatment
BOCA RATON ? A Florida spa owner is calling her new treatment the fountain of youth. It?s a beer bath. Erin Guy has the details on how it works. This is the new treatment at Maui Spa in Boca Raton. Gayle Wentworth/Maui Spa Owner ?You can see results, pretty much from the first time.? It?s [?]

Missoni Spends the Holidays with Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Iconic Missoni label dresses up luxury Maui resort with world?s only Missoni Christmas tree and exclusive pop up shop (PRWeb December 18, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/12/prweb12404717.htm

Panthers knock off Wildcats 70-47 in Maui
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Pittsburgh opened the Maui Invitational by winning a game it was supposed to and lost in embarrassing fashion in the semifinals.

Maui Dept. of Water Supply warns of phone scam
The County of Maui Department of Water Supply would like to warn its customers of unauthorized phone calls for water bill payment. The DWS has received reports that someone claiming to be a DWS representative is calling customers and demanding payment for a delinquent account, stating that a representative will be collecting in two hours. Representatives of the DWS normally make collection calls ...

No. 3 Wildcats beat Tigers 72-53 in Maui
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Slow starts and strong finishes are nothing new to Arizona. The Wildcats did it in three games on the mainland and started the Maui Invitational the same way.

Monday, December 28, 2009

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.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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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