Longs store grand opening on Monday
The new Longs Drugs Store at the Kehalani Village Center will open with a blessing ceremony and a grand opening celebration at 8:30 a.m. Monday, according to an announcement.
The store will be the first to open at the Kehalani Villlage shopping center below Wailuku Heights.
Construction on the $50 million, 200,000-square-foot shopping center began in late October 2011. The center is being built to serve residents of the neighboring Kehalani housing subdivision as well as residents of Wailuku and Waikapu.
UH Center staff set to answer questions
University of Hawaii Center, Maui staff will answer questions about graduate and undergraduate degree programs available on the Valley Isle from 10:30 a.m. to noon today at the Kihei Public Library.
The center's Distance Learning Program offers residents courses to get an executive master's of business administration degree, a master's degree in human resources management, a post-baccalaureate certificate in education, and bachelor's degrees in business administration, accounting, justice administration, nursing and psychology.
The center offers selected programs that are available at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, West Oahu and Hilo campuses. Nearly all courses are taught online.
Council backs fish-processing operation
The Maui County Council members gave initial approval Friday to a small fish-processing operation in Hana and a Pukalani subdivision.
Mark and Haunani Collins unanimously received approval on first reading for a change of zoning from urban reserve to service business residential district for their property at 4950 Uakea Road. The Collins propose a "neighborhood-scale commercial fish processing operation" on their nearly 1-acre property.
In the same bill, the Collins family also won support for a three-bedroom transient vacation rental, called Hana Bay Hale.
Also on first reading, the council unanimously approved a community plan amendment to change 4 acres from park to single-family district and 3.7 acres from single-family district to park to allow for the construction of 13-lot subdivision Pulelehuakea, along Aina Lani Drive in Pukalani.
Project developer KG Maui Development LLC also sought and received initial council approval for several zoning changes for its project.
The administration of Mayor Alan Arakawa submitted bills intended to save water during droughts and to address the longstanding list of people waiting for Upcountry water meters. The bills were referred to the council's Water Resources Committee.