Maui Land & Pineapple Co. stock gained 5 percent Friday to lead Hawaii stocks in gains on a day when the broader markets closed higher and the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 13,000.
The DJIA gained 189.09 points, or 1.47 percent, to close at 13,077.02, while the Nasdaq gained 64.84 points, or 2.24 percent, to close at 2,958.09.
Alexander & Baldwin Inc. (NYSE: ALEX) closed at $32.47, up 17 cents, or 0.53 percent;
Bank of Hawaii Corp. (NYSE: BOH) closed at $46.74, up 16 cents, or 0.34 percent;
Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE: CPF) closed at $13.47, up 39 cents, or 2.98 percent;
Cyanotech Corp. (Nasdaq: CYAN) closed at $6.67, up 7 cents, or 1.06 percent;
Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (NYSE: HE) closed at $28.71, up 34 cents, or 1.20 percent.
Hawaiian Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: HA) closed at $6.29, up 22 cents, or 3.62 percent;
Hawaiian Telcom Holdco Inc. (Nasdaq: HCOM) closed at $17.65, up 31 cents, or 1.79 percent;
Hoku Corp. (Other OTC: HOKU) closed at 5 cents, up 1 cent, or 21.95 percent;
Matson Inc. (NYSE: MATX) closed at $25.40, up 93 cents, or 3.80 percent;
Maui Land & Pineapple Co. (NYSE: MLP) closed at $3.56, up 16 cents, or 4.71 percent;
Pacific Office Properties Trust (Other OTC: PCFO) closed at 14 cents, up 2 cents, or 16.67 percent;
Territorial Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: TBNK) closed at $23.68, up 58 cents, or 2.51 percent.
Barnwell Industries Inc. (AMEX: BRN) closed at $2.95; down 6 cents, or 2.06 percent;
ML Macadamia Orchards (Other OTC: NNUT) closed at $3.34, down 1 cent, or 0.30 percent.
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The County of Maui, Volunteer Center will be holding Community Action Planning Training for Effective Volunteer Projects ”From Dream to Done” on Friday, August 10, 2012.
These community meetings are free workshops for the public. The training sessions will take place at the Cafe Ole at the Dunes from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes facilitators from Pacific Facilitation and Leadership, refreshments, giveaways and project awards.
The training is intended for teams of two to eight people who have a project idea in mind to address problems in their communities. We encourage teams to have youth leaders involved and attend the training too.
The engagement of volunteers, available resources and team building activities helps participants develop an action plan to create safer and healthier communities. Participants will develop an action plan to organize a project, activity, or program that mobilizes a change in their community. Learning objectives include:
• Learning how to engage teens in volunteering and the do’s and don’ts when working with teens.
• Putting together a “living with purpose” motivational piece.
• Sharing your completed project/activity and networking with others.
Groups that have a clear purpose and are S.M.A.R.T. – Specific, Measurable, Accountable, Realistic and Time Bound – will be evaluated for awards to help support projects.
Go to www.handsonmaui.com to learn more about the training and registration. Email Wendy Stebbins at email@example.com or call 270-7150 for registration help and more information.
In a surprise development today, The Maui County Board of Variances and Appeals today granted the county’s motion to dismiss an appeal about the issuance of permits for two planned Kihei shopping centers.
The board unanimously granted the county’s motion, citing a lack of jurisdiction to hear the appeal over grading permits the Department of Public Works granted in April to Eclipse Development Group of Irvine, Calif., the builder of the projects – commonly referred to as the Kihe “Mega-Malls.”
Eclipse is planning the development of Maui Outlets, a 300,000-square-foot shopping center, and Piilani Promenade, a planned 400,000-square-foot retail complex on 68 acres, mauka of the Piilani Highway-Kaonoulu Street intersection. The centers would be bisected by the proposed Upcountry connector road, whose terminus is set for Hali’imaile.
The nonprofit Maui Tomorrow Foundation, South Maui Citizens for Responsible Growth and Kihei resident Daniel Kanahele have appealed the two grading permits by the county to the Developer.
As the Auwahi Wind Parm energy project prepares for construction on the Southeast side of Ulupalakua Ranch, Sempra Energy workers are making alterations and improvements to the Upper Pi’ilani Highway.
The changes are needed to accomodate the largely-oversized tractor-trailer rigs needed to bring huge parts to the construction site. Today they issued an updated alert to Upcountry Maui drivers as roadwork begins.
HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union plans to open a new Maui branch inside the Times Supermarket store in Kihei next week.
The Kihei branch, which will open on Tuesday, will be HawaiiUSA FCU’s first branch in a retail store, and its 12th overall on Oahu and Maui.
HawaiiUSA FCU opened its first branch on Maui at the Queen Kaahumanu Office Building in Kahului in 2001.
An estimated 700,000 residents belong to credit unions in Hawai’i.
(Report Provided by the Pacific Business News)
At Thursday afternoon at 4:14 p.m., Lahaina’s Engine and Ladder companies were dispatched along with an Ocean Safety supervisor and rescue ski, to a report of two swimmers in distress about 100 yds off-shore of the Honua Kai Resort in Kaanapali.
A resort beach attendant witnessed the swimmers having difficulty getting back to shore and called 911. The rescue ski found two females about 75 yds off the beach attempting to swim back to shore on a raft. The rescue ski brought the 12 and 20year-old females back to shore where they did not need medical attention.
The pair, visiting from Florida, were out for a swim when the brisk trade winds hindered them from returning to the beach. They were staying at the Honua Kai Resort.
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