It looks like summer is finally here after a long wet spring. This year it seemed like winter did not want to end and it has been a very intense spring in the Aloha State. Starting with record rainfall on the North Shore of Kauai and continuing on to the present and very active lava flow on Hawaii island.
April saw a crazy amount of rain in the North Shore communities of the Garden Isle. A whopping 50" fell in 24 hours causing major flooding and property damage. Kauai is on the slow recovery road for a resilient community.
The lava flow on Hawaii Island is a mix of awe and heartbreak. Many homes have been destroyed with many more threatened. One of the island treasures, Kapoho Pond was obliterated yesterday with the lava filling in the bay completely. The air in the immediate area is not healthy and sometimes the vog extends around to the Kona side of the island.
Our tradewinds have kept Maui fresh with clean air and we are so happy and grateful for our prevailing weather pattern. #WELOVEOURTRADEWINDS is why I moved from the Big Island many years ago after the Kilauea Volcano started erupting in the mid 1980's. Our skies are blue and the winds keep us cool and breathing easy.
Hale Ho'okipa Inn Makawao is offering our Start O' Summer Special. A nifty $10 off per night if you mention this special for new bookings in the summer months. $10 may not seem like much, but it will certainly get you a fresh juice at the Farmer's Market. So, book now and enjoy these immense savings. :)
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Maui Market Minute
Here is an updated snap shot of our Maui County Property Taxes. Principal Residence Homeowners have a $200K exemption.