Kokua Fair Walking Tour of Historic Wailuku

This historic walking tour will be led by Wallette Pellegrino. Sign-ups will be at the Maui County Kokua Fair, and highlights of the tour will include: Wailuku Union Church, Wailuku Public Library, Territorial Building, Kaahumanu Church, Alexander House, Bailey House, Hawaiian Cemetery, Good Shepherd Church, Walk down Main St. to Market St., and Old Wailuku […]

Maui County Kokua Fair

The event will highlight what truly makes Maui the best community in the world by creating awareness about all of the many services and resources available on Maui. In addition to dozens of non-profit booths, there will be food trucks, local top entertainment (like Elvis impersonator Darren Lee), door prizes, a historical walking tour of […]

Maui Redevelopment Agency talks ‘Parking Pricing’ this week

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Early this year, I wrote about the distinct possibility that parking meters might be coming to Wailuku Town in the near future (click here for that story). It’s something planning consultants have been talking about for some years now. “[B]ecause there is currently a high level of dedicated parking enforcement, we believe the meter collection […]

Maui Historical Society presents ‘PUKOKO: A Hawaiian in an American Civil War’ author Wayne Moniz

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The Maui Historical Society presents Wayne Moniz, author of PUKOKO: A Hawaiian in an American Civil War, this Sunday, Aug. 30. Honoring the memory of those from Hawaii who fought in the American Civil War, the novel follows Mo`keha’s journey from childhood to manhood as he finds himself caught up in the war. There will also be live music […]

Pu`u Kukui Elementary School Garden Installation Day

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Pu`u Kukui Elementary School‘s Garden Installation Day takes place this Saturday, Aug. 29. Volunteers are invited to roll up their sleeves and kokua with planting beds, irrigation systems installation, paths, mulch, composting/soil building and tilling. The garden will offer students an opportunity to learn about the living garden, as well as offer fresh produce. Closed-toed shoes and sun […]

20th Annual Maui Wedding Expo at the King Kamehameha Golf Club

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The 20th annual Maui Wedding Expo returns this Saturday, Aug. 29 to the King Kamehameha Golf Club. Featuring the island’s premiere vendors, the one-stop shop will host coordinators, photographer, videographers, caterers, florist, wedding publications, specialty products and services, travel and more. It’s complete with cakes to taste and a bridal fashion show, door prizes and live entertainment. Register […]

Folk/rock star Roger McGuinn plays the Iao Theater

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Buffalo Music presents folk/rock musician Roger McGuinn for two nights at the Iao Theater this Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 25 and 26. With more than four decades in the music industry, McGuinn’s solo career has produced 10 albums, a Grammy nomination and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. He was a founding member and leader of The Byrds, and he’s famous […]

Give ’til it hurts (just kidding) at Blood Bank Hawaii

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Running from Monday, Aug. 24 through Friday, Aug. 28, the Blood Bank of Hawaii will be posted at The Walter Cameron Center for their end of summer blood drive. Donors must be at least 18, in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and possess a valid ID. Those who donate will be entered to win a four-night/five-day Disneyland getaway for a […]

Seed to Cup Festival at Maui Tropical Plantation

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The Maui Coffee Association is presenting the eighth annual Seed to Cup Coffee Festival this Saturday, Aug. 15. Coffee enthusiasts are invited to explore the art of growing, roasting and brewing a carefully crafted cup of joe. Talk story with the island’s coffee producers and explore alternative brewing methods. Enjoy live music from Paula Fuga, Benny Uyetake and the Kalama School Ukulele […]

Eh Angels Who Helped Me In Wailuku!

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Eh brah: a big shout-out to the Maui angels who helped me when my truck overflowed on Lower Main in Wailuku. I made the turn at Waihee Beach Road and many food items spilled onto the road. First a young girl stopped, helped clean up some items and left me with a roll of paper […]

The Green at the Maui Tropical Plantation

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Kona Brewing Company turns 21 this and you’re invited to celebrate this Saturday, Aug. 8 at The Maui Tropical Plantation. The evening will feature The Green, Piilani Arias with Danni Girl and Gomega. Enjoy KBC’s Makana Series Beer, the Kai Golden Ale. A portion of beer proceeds will benefit the Surfrider Foundation. 21+. Doors 5:15pm. Show 6pm. […]

Wailuku First Friday Town Party

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Pau hana your week and first Friday of the month with the Wailuku First Friday town party. Shop local merchants, enjoy live music at every corner and pick up dinner for the ohana from the town’s favorite eateries. With much to explore, kama’aina and tourists alike mingle with Wailuku’s rich history as a backdrop. Gather with friends in […]

New Restaurant Kokopele adds their Caribbean flair to the Wailuku Banyan Tree

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There’s a transformation afoot at the corner of Vineyard and Market in Wailuku. It centers around the cute Caribbean-inspired food truck known as Kokopele, a co-op created by Jotham Hall, Kelli Love, Cory and Dana Foht and Mike Flint. The group has dedicated themselves to generating an oasis under the banyan tree, forming a collective location […]

Ikaika Nui Extreme Obstacle Challenge

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The Ikaika Nui Extreme Obstacle Challenge ups the ante this Sunday, Aug. 2 at Mendes Ranch. Featuring a 2.4 mile course lined with 14-18 obstacles, this challenge will surely test your mental and physical stamina. Be ready to crawl, slip, slide and fall for what’s promising to be a muddy yet colorful course. Entertainment and food […]

Bay to Hawaii Blue Moon Festival at the Wailuku Banyan Tree

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Kokopele Maui presents the Blue Moon Festival this Friday, July 31 under Wailuku’s Banyan tree. The evening’s lineup includes Kreayshawn, The Grouch, The Free Radicals Projekt and more. The event is open to all ages and various vendors will be on hand with food available for purchase. Be sure to check out Kokopele’s famous jerk […]

The Day The Fire Hydrant Broke In Wailuku Town

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In case you were wondering why images of water cascading 80-plus feet into the Wailuku sky were filling your social media timelines this morning, it’s sadly not because the county just installed a Vegas-like water fountain on Market Street. Apparently, this morning a car drove over a fire hydrant in front of the Market Street […]