It’s Maui County Fair time, again! Now simply called “Maui Fair”, the fair will always be known to me as the County Fair. The fair kicked off yesterday, Oct 3, 2013 with the fair parade showcasing a wide variety of organizations on Maui, and will continue until Sunday night (Oct 6, 2013). Taking place at the War Memorial soccer complex in Wailuku, it’s generally a lot of fun for kids, families, and those wanting yummy local food cooked up by local groups doing fundraisers.
The new 24-hour Safeway opened to the public on Friday, September 20th, 2013. The new Safeway is located at the corner of Kaahumanu Avenue and Maui Lani Parkway, across from Baldwin High School and the Maui Lani Kaiser. The newly constructed store is visually beautiful and large. On Friday night, the parking lot was full, the store was packed. It’s an exciting new presence in Wailuku, and will really fill a void. Most Wailuku shoppers had to drive all the way into Kahului for groceries and the only grocery store for many years had been Sack’n Save in Paukukalo, ever since Ooka had closed. Safeway will offer a more convenient option for those living in Kehalani, Wailuku Heights, Waikapu, and many parts of Kahului. It has opened before the planned Foodland, which is expected to serve the same communities.
Tomorrow I will participate in the Pailolo Challenge tomorrow, a 25-mile race in a 6-man canoe from Maui to Molokai. I will be on a mixed (female & male) crew from the Na Kai Ewalu canoe club. Our crew will consist of a max of 12 paddlers – eight of ours will be women. Last year 68 crews finished this race. It will be my first time to do a channel crossing in a canoe. We will have an escort boat to give a chance for paddlers to trade out shifts at half hour intervals. After participating in two years of Maui canoe regatta racing (MCHCA) that normally take place in Kahului Harbor or Hanakao’o Beach at Lahaina, and then doing a few “long-distance” races along the coastline of Maui this season (Maalaea to Lahaina, Maliko to Kahului Harbor and Makena to Kihei), I am excited to step things up and cross a channel from one island to another.
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A new look is in the works for Wailea Community Assocation. Soon new logos and street signs will be seen throughout the sunny, south Maui luxury area. The rebranding effort, reported in the Pacific Business News, costs around $500,000 and includes collaboration with the County of Maui on improved landscaping on main thoroughfares in Wailea. Public restrooms will also be upgraded.
The community, with many luxury homes, townhomes and condomiums, as well as its famous hotels and resorts, shopping and golf courses, aims to create a cohesive brand identity and marketing machine.
It is a positive sign for Maui that Wailea continues to re-invent and improve, even when there are still a lot of signs of difficulty in the economy.