Wailuku gasoline 2 cents higher than Hawaii average
HONOLULU - The average price
of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Wailuku for the week ending Thursday was $4.16, another 2 cents lower than the previous week, according to the AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch.
That price is 27 cents less than last month and 22 cents lower than the same period last year.
The Wailuku gas price was only 2 cents higher than the state average of $4.14 a gallon.
Honolulu's average price ticked up to $4.09 a gallon for regular unleaded - 1 cent more than last week. In Hilo, the average gas price was $4.12 a gallon, unchanged from last week.
AAA Hawaii Weekend Gas Watch is a weekly snapshot of gas prices. Prices are derived from fleet vehicle credit card transactions at more than 100,000 stations around the country and are combined averages of the last card swipe of the previous day.
Renovation project to close Lahaina library, its book drop
LAHAINA - Lahaina Public Library will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday for an interior renovation project that is expected to last until October.
The library's book drop will be locked and closed beginning 4:30 p.m. Saturday through the duration of the project.
During the closure, the Maui Bookmobile is scheduled to be at the library from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays Aug. 31, Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5.
The library's floor will be resurfaced, walls will be repainted and new bookshelves and circulation desk will be installed. The renovation work is part of a unique joint effort among the state, the Maui Friends of the Library and the Rotary Club of Lahaina.
Patrons may call the library's answering machine at 662-3950 for recorded updates on the project.
There will be another announcement when the library reopens.
Molokai credit union to help disperse federal grant money
WASHINGTON - Molokai Community Federal Credit Union is among several Hawaii community-based financial institutions that will share more than $1.6 million in federal funds to support education programs and community-based financial institutions that cater to small businesses, Native Hawaiians and low-income families, according to a news release from Hawaii's congressional delegation Tuesday.
The money comes through a series of five grants, administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Development Fund's Native Initiatives and the Native American CDFI Assistance Program.
Molokai Community FCU will receive $375,900.
Other institutions receiving grants are the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, $375,000; Prince Kuhio Federal Credit Union, $363,800; Lei Ho'ohala, $146,355; and HHOC Mortgage, $400,000.