Community

Made in Maui County Marketplace launches online shopping site

This week, local businesses got a boost thanks to the official launch of a new online shopping resource called the “Made in Maui County Marketplace” or “The Marketplace” – www.MadeInMauiCounty.com. “The Marketplace serves as a one-stop, online shoppers resource for wholesale buyers and consumers seeking locally made products,” said Teena Rasmussen, Director of the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of …

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Public invited to Philippine flag raising on Monday

The public is invited to the raising of the Philippine flag at the County Building front lawn in Wailuku on Monday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced today. Act 15 (2008) designates October as Filipino-American History Month throughout the State of Hawaii “to commemorate the contributions of Filipino-Americans to the …

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Maui Bus to be Re-Routed During the Maui Fair Parade

Due to the partial closure of Kaahumanu Avenue on Thursday, October 6, 2016 to accommodate the Maui Fair Parade, Maui Bus service will be re-routed and specific bus stops will be eliminated, the County of Maui Department of Transportation announced. The changes are as follows: Lahaina Islander (Lahaina Bound) • Eliminating the 4:40 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. Wells Street and …

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Emergency CERT Disaster Response Training to be held on Lana’i

Maui Civil Defense Agency announced that it will offer a free, four-week series of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training classes on Lanai. CERT is a volunteer training program that prepares people to help themselves, their family and their neighbors in the event of a disaster. CERT training is free to Maui County residents. Taught by instructors from the Maui …

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Pools to open late due to personnel training, revised hours posted

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation, Aquatics Division, announced that some Maui County pools will have delayed opening times for public swim hours in order to provide training for pool staff. These delayed opening times, by pool, are as follows: Upcountry Pool: Friday, Sept. 30 Public swim will start at 10:30 a.m. New Wailuku Pool: Monday, Oct. …

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Fire Prevention Week & Live Demonstrations scheduled for Lahaina and Wailuku

Every Smoke Alarm Has an Expiration Date: What’s Yours? The County of Maui, Department of Fire and Public Safety urges all Maui County residents to find out how old their smoke alarms are, and to replace them every 10 years. Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: …

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Maui Electric supports Boys and Girls Club of Maui’s STEM program with $5,000 donation

Maui Electric Company presented the Boys and Girls Club of Maui with a $5,000 donation last month to help expand their “Advancing STEM” program. This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education program provides middle school Boys and Girls Club members the opportunity for hands-on robotics learning. “We are very grateful for this funding from Maui Electric and the Hawaiian Electric …

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The County of Maui to expand the Kula Villager bus service

To address requests from the Upcountry community, Mayor Arakawa and Don Medeiros, Director of the County of Maui Department of Transportation, announced that beginning Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 the Maui Bus will expand the Kula Villager route #39. The route, which is currently operating on a 1-hour cycle, will be changed to a 1.5-hour cycle to accommodate expanded service into …

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MEDB offers two workshops on Lanai for entrepreneurs

Lana`i residents interested in learning how to create a new business from the ground up in just one weekend, are encouraged to participate in “Maka Hou Lana`i: Starting a Business From Concept to Creation” on October 21-23. Presented by Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), this three-day, action-packed weekend for entrepreneurs will be held at the Lana`i Senior Center from 5 …

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Iao Valley Community Meeting Regarding Flood Concerns

Due to growing concerns about future Iao Valley flood events, the County of Maui is holding a community meeting for all affected residents. The meeting will discuss county repairs, emergency measures and future county actions. The meeting will take place at the Wailuku Gymnasium Thursday (tomorrow), September 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The following agencies will be in attendance …

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