Environmental Management Discusses 3 Can Curbside Recycling Aired on AKAKU

On Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015 at 7 pm on Akaku Channel 55 TV Show Crossroads hosted by Lucienne de Naie live airing of community conversations regarding the controversial cancellation of the 3 can curbside recycling program by the Department of Environmental Management. Guests will try to separate Fact from Fiction regarding why this popular programmed has been canned as of February 1st by the Maui County Administration.

Please Invite Others to Watch this live Broadcast on Channel 55 or live streamed on:

Akakū Channel 55 Live Streams from Akakū Community Media 24/7 on Akakū Cable Channel 55.

View on akaku.org

Also note that this show will be broadcast several times over the next couple of weeks.

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February Board of Directors Meeting Announcement & Panda Express Fundraiser

February Board Meeting at the Cafe
java cafe

This is a courtesy announcement for all Association members and interested parties. Our next Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 10 from 5:00-6:00 pm at Java Cafe in Azeka Mauka.

BOD Meeting Followed by WDNA Fundraiser at Panda Express

Panda Bear Image

Dine in or take out. LUNCH or DINNER and Panda Express will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Waimahaihai District Neighborhood Association. Bring your friends and meet your neighbors! Order for take-in or to go. This year, Panda has generously widened the time in which you get the meal counted toward our fundraiser. Either way,  bring the 10Feb2015_Panda_Flyer to let Panda’s know you’re here to support WDNA. When they count 35 meals or more, Panda Express will donate 10% of the meal value back to WDNA! The WDNA board will be there from 6pm to 7:30pm to say “aloha” and “talk story”. Hope to see you there!

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Maui County 3-Can Recycling Program Slated to End, Information at Monday’s MMNA Meeting

recycleThe Maui Meadows Neighborhood Association (MMNA) annual meeting on Monday evening is open to all, not just Maui Meadows residents. This meeting’s line-up includes timely presentations by administration officials from the Department of Environmental Management and Council Member Elle Cochran focused on the 3 Can Plan recycling issue which is slated to end prematurely, an update from Sierra Club’s Lucienne DeNaie, the plaintiff in a lawsuit involving the Honua’ula (Wailea 670) development, and more. Hope to see you there!

Where: Kamali’i Elementary School Cafeteria

When: Monday, January 26, 2105, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
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January Board of Directors Meeting Announcement

Board-Meeting-SM_(1)In accordance with our bylaws, written notice must be delivered to all members prior to special meetings (including Board of Director’s Meetings). This is a courtesy announcement for all association members and interested parties. Seating is limited.

Our next BOD meeting will be held at:

Hawaii Inspection Group Office
South Maui Center: 93 Lipoa Street
(Offices upstairs above Fabiani’s Restaurant)
Thursday, January 8th, 2015

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98 Alena Place Prepares for Market, Gets Sprucing


by Kevin Curry

People entering and exiting the Waimahaihai District via Akai Street entrance, surely have noticed the changes taking place at 98 Alena Place. There was a time that a half-dozen trucks packed the driveway, and pieces of the fence line were missing. Stacks of old TV’s and appliances lined the curb. Shabby, indeed.

Over the past two weeks however, the residence has undergone a complete overhaul, including an interior paint job, and a major pruning of the banyan that graces the front of the property.


I took the opportunity to pay my respects as President of the association and met a friendly maintenance guy top rolling the ceiling of the “ohana” area of the garage. He informed me that the owners have decided to sell after a couple of bad experiences with tenants. Such good news for our district!

Though the property hasn’t yet hit the realtor’s Multiple Listing Service, the painter tells me that a realtor just around the corner will list the property soon. I’m in hopes the new look will attract an owner occupant who will invest the time and energy the prime corner lot deserves.

New listings in our area can enjoy the fact that as soon as September 2015, flood insurance requirements will be come optional for around 90% of the residents of the district. That gives our neighborhood an added value when comparing buys in areas that come with pricey flood insurance premiums. With each new sale, Waimahaihai property values are “trending up”, making our little “patch of paradise” in  Kihei a great place to live. But of course, we know that.


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First Time…..Waimahaihai City Lights!


2014 Christmas Lights Parade in the Waimahaihai District

This season, Waimahaihai District neighbors put on a show and graced their gardens with the old, the new, and the LED. Residents walked a little more than usual to take in the tour.

This year, the Waimahaihai District recognized the best and the brightest with seven different awards, complete with certificates and Christmas goodies delivered to their doorstep, by our “Christmas Queen”, Christmas Committee Chair, Sharon. While the pictures below don’t include all of our “winners” it does chronicle the highlights of the yards within “tinkle distance” while walking our Whippit, “the Lucky Dog.”


Dr. Johnny’s Place is a Waimahaihai Wonderland and one of our winner’s. Amazing display every year. Great job!


Chuck & Lisa Burke’s place on Hoonahea is dazzling and oh, so very Christmassy! No doubt one of our winners. Congratulations guys!


Kawai Sellers and Ohana at 186 Mehani Circle with graceful elegance with white on white.



The cottage at 109A Miha Place (across from the abandoned Jeep house) looked sugary sweet with this candy cane display nestled in their tree.


Somewhere on Miha Place, Mr. Snowman was enjoying the cool Kihei weather.


Broader view of the Burke’s on Hoonahea. Beautiful!


O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum! Artful display on the side of a doorway on Mehani Place (near Malama St.).


Another view of “Doctor Johnny’s” amazing Christmas display on Mehani Circle.


Corner of Waipahe & Hoonahea in the Waimahaihai Distrcit.


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WDNA Holiday Party and Christmas Caroling, Sunday 12/21/14, 6-9pm


Join us for our 2nd annual Christmas caroling and holiday party. Meet at Deborah and Captain Tivo’s house at 21 Kupuna Street at 6pm. We’ll pass out song books and practice there, then make our way up Kupuna Street and around the neighborhood. We’ll end the evening at Joy and Lori’s, 151 Kupuna Street (the house has a white PVC fence with garland on it) for a holiday pot luck. Bring your own drinks and pupus or a dessert to share. Family and friends are welcome! For more information, email us at info@waimahaihai.org.

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