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The Coconut Chronicles

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Volume 6 » page 2 ...

Coconut Community Spotlight: Pukalani

Pukalani, which means hole in the Sky, is a small community of roughly 7,500 people that offers a lot to families as well as retirees. Much of this can be attributed to its affordability, location and climate.

Pukalani Climate and Location

Pukalani is nestled on the West flank of Haleakala at elevations ranging between 1,100 and 1,700 feet. This elevation results in a cooler climate and spectacular views for many of the area's homes. Pukalani's location on Haleakala shields it from much of the prevailing weather that comes to the island from the Northeast. This leaves the area more sun kissed than other parts of the Upcountry and cooler than the nearby Central Valley. The area offers a lot of convenience. It is a short commute to the airport and medical, legal and professional services of Central Maui. The beaches of the North Shore are 15 minutes away and the charming town of Makawao and its good dining, boutiques and galleries is a mere 5 minute drive. The Pukalani Town Center offers groceries, coffee shops, restaurants, banking and a hardware store giving Pukalani easier access to these necessities than any of the other Upcountry communities. As mentioned in the golf and golf course home articles, it is also the only Upcountry community with its own golf course. The Upcountry Pool and Hannibal Tavares Community Center is centrally located for swimming laps or a refreshing dip in the pool.

New Development in Pukalani

The community of Pukalani is in the midst of a major expansion of commercial space. The new Kulamalu Shopping Center is going to be situated in the upper elevations of Pukalani across the street from the Kula 200 development. The town center is being designed with an eye towards pedestrian oriented shopping. Big storefront windows are made for window shopping while broad sidewalks and park benches add to the pedestrian amenities. Restaurants of different varieties will be interspersed with shops ranging from grocery store to gift shops.

In addition to the shops, Kulamalu will be a learning center for the Upcountry. The new Kamehameha school is located just below the town center. The school will eventually accommodate over 1,100 students. In addition the the Kamehameha School, the Maui Astronomy Center will also be a focal point for the community. The Astronomy Center will support the observatories currently located on top of Haleakala Crater. The 15,000 square foot center will also help Maui attract future astronomy projects.

In addition to the commercial aspects of the development, 12 custom homes are planned for Kulamalu hilltop. The small and exclusive subdivision will have views of the central isthmus of Maui and both the North and South Shores.

Pukalani Homes for Sale

Pukalani has a more suburban feel than the rest of the Maui Upcountry communities. Homes tend to be on 7,500 square foot to ½ acres lots with family friendly streets and neighborhoods abundant. Homes vary in shape, size and style from 60's and 70's ranch style homes, Polynesian style pole homes, Hawaii Plantation style to new construction featuring the latest and greatest amenities. A number of homes and residential condos are located around the Pukalani Golf Course and country club. For those who enjoy being on the golf course for its open space and/ or a passion for the sport, Pukalani offers the most affordable golf course living on Maui. Typically, golf course homes on Maui run from $900,000 up to some of the most expensive homes on the island. In Pukalani, residential condos on the golf course in communities like Liholani Golf Villas run from the upper 400's to low 500's. Homes in Pukalani Terrace and Pukalani Fairway Estates start in the 600's and run up into the 800's. More upscale recent developments in Pukalani include Kulamalu located on the South End of the Golf Course. Homes in this area are currently running in the 700's. If you want luxury and a little more room to roam, Kula 200 might be the development for you. Located at the highest elevation in Pukalani on the border of Kula, homes in this area are on 2 to 4 acre lots with prices running from the 900's to well over a million dollars.

Note: This article was originally published in March of 2005. Prices have changed since this time. Contact us directly for a Pukalani Real Estate Market update or you can use our site to view all of the Pukalani Homes for Sale active on the Maui MLS.

 

 

Taste of the Tropics

Not Your Average Honey Mustard Chicken

This is a good one for people on the go from Carla courtesy of Jeanne Jones (www.jeannejones.com).

11/2 cups herb seasoned dry stuffing
½ Cup of hot water
¼ Cup of raisins
1 Tablespoon Corn oil margarine, melted
4 Boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/3 Cup fat free mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons Honey
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 13" x 9" baking dish with non-stick vegetable cooking spray.

2. In a medium bowl, mix the stuffing, water, raisins and margarine. Let stand for two minutes. Spoon 4 mounds of the mixture in the prepared baking dish and top each mound with a chicken breast

3. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, honey and mustard. Spoon over the top of the chicken.

4. Cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 5 minutes. To serve, spoon the sauce in the pan over the chicken and stuffing mixture.

Makes 4 servings.

Coconut Cultural Calendar

The following calendar highlights some of the cultural events on Maui at places like the Maui Arts and Cultural center and the Hui No'Eau Arts Center.

ExhibitsEXHIBITS

March 13 - April 10
ART MAUI 2005
27th Annual Juried Exhibition
Maui's community of artists is featured in this 27th annual juried exhibit, which includes drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, video installation and craft. The exhibit has become a favorite annual event!
Schaefer International Gallery open every day, (except Mar 26-27) 11:00 am – 5:00 pm for Art Maui.
Also open before Castle Theater shows and during intermissions. FREE Admission.
At right: Beginners' Minds - Kirk Kurokawa, Art Maui 2005 poster selection)

SHOWS

Wednesday, March 2
Maui Film Festival – THE SEA INSIDE
5:00 & 7:30 pm, Castle Theater
Tickets: $10 single, $8 w/MFF passport
Candlelight Café 4:30 - 7:30 pm, Yokouchi Founders Court

St. Petersburg String QuartetThursday, March 3
ST. PETERSBURG STRING QUARTET
with PAUL GALBRAITH, guitar
MACC's Tune In Series
7:30 pm, Castle Theater
Tickets: $28, $10, ½ price kids 12 & under (donor discount available)
Food & beverages available starting at 5:30 pm, Yokouchi Founders Court by The Catering Co.

Fri, March 4
Little FeatLITTLE FEAT
7:30 pm, Castle Theater
Food & beverages available before the show starting at 5:30 pm, Yokouchi Founders Court. Dinner selections by Fish & Game Brewing Co.

Monday, March 7
KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL BAND CONCERT
7:00 pm, Castle Theater
All are welcome! FREE Admission.

Tuesday, March 8
LAHAINALUNA HIGH SCHOOL BAND CONCERT
7:00 pm, Castle Theater
All are welcome! FREE Admission.
Wednesday, March 9
Maui Film Festival – PRIMER
5:00 & 7:30 pm, Castle Theater
Candlelight Café 4:30 - 7:30 pm, Yokouchi Founders Court

Saturday, March 12
HAPA
Ho‘onanea Hawaiian Series
7:30 pm, Castle Theater
Tickets: $35, $25, $10, ½ price kids 12 & under (donor discount available)
Ho‘onanea pre-show festivities start at 5:30 pm, including entertainment and local vendors with fresh flower lei, Hawaiian arts & crafts, and local food selections by Hana Hou Cafe.

Sunday, March 13
Hawaii Youth SymphonyHAWAII YOUTH SYMPHONY I
In Celebration of Hawaii's Youth Symphony, 40th Anniversary Season
7:30 pm, Castle Theater
FREE Admission!

Monday, March 14
BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL BAND CONCERT
7:00 pm, Castle Theater
All are welcome! FREE Admission.

Tuesday, March 15
MAUI HIGH SCHOOL BAND CONCERT
7:00 pm, Castle Theater
All are welcome! FREE Admission.

Wednesday, March 16
Maui Film Festival – CALLAS FOREVER
5:00 & 7:30 pm, Castle Theater
Tickets: $10 single, $8 w/MFF passport
Candlelight Café 4:30 - 7:30 pm, Yokouchi Founders Court

Thursday, March 17
EBB & FLOW ARTS Robert Pollack, director
MACC's Tune In Series
7:30 pm, McCoy Studio Theater
Tickets: $25, ½ price kids 12 & under (donor discount available)
Ticketholders for this event will receive free admission to all subsequent events of the Ebb & Flow Arts Festival! (retain ticket stub )
Food & beverages available starting at 5:30 pm, McCoy Courtyard. Food by The Catering Co.

Friday, March 18
BROADWAY: ALIVE & WELL!
7:30 pm, Castle Theater
Tickets $25, $20
Food & beverages available starting at 5:30 pm, Founders Court

Saturday, March 19
VINCE ESQUIRE & CHRIS DUARTE
"Texas Meets Hawaii"
7:30 pm, McCoy Studio Theater Tickets $18 advance, $23 day of show
Food & beverages available before the show starting at 5:30 pm. Dinner selections by Consuelo's Catering.

Sunday, March 20
MARGARET CHO
7:30 pm, Castle Theater
(Program = mature content.) Presented by Bill Silva. Tickets: $25, $35, $45

Wednesday, March 23
Maui Film Festival – MERCHANT OF VENICE
5:00 & 7:30 pm, Castle Theater
Tickets: $10 single, $8 w/MFF passport
Candlelight Café 4:30 - 7:30 pm, Yokouchi Founders Court

Saturday, March 26
BOMBDIGGITTY
4:00 pm, A&B Amphitheater
Gates open at 3:00 pm.
Food & beverages available on site: Maui Kazowie Kettlecorn; Bentos & Banquests by Bernard and more.

Wednesday, March 30
Maui Film Festival – A LOVE SONG FOR BOBBY LONG
5:00 & 7:30 pm, Castle Theater
Tickets: $10 single, $8 w/MFF passport
Candlelight Café 4:30 - 7:30 pm, Yokouchi Founders Court

CLASSES AT HUI NO'EAU

Make and Bake: Hand Building with Clay
Sarah Metz
Spring Session: Thursday, 6 weeks
March 31 – May 5
3:30 – 5:30 pm
Age: 6 – 8

SPRING ART CAMP
March 21 – 25
Come and join us at the Hui for a week of creative arts and tons of fun. Spring Art Camp for youth is designed to provide useful skills and to give young people a way to explore the fun of expressing ideas through new materials. Young people will have the opportunity to take classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, woodworking, digital media, drama, and more. Full day and half-day sessions are available. Space is limited, so register early!

ART CAMP
Full Days: Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

CERAMIC CAMP
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 noon

ADULT CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Family Watercolor, Metallics – all ages welcome
Connie Adams
Saturday, March 5
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Introduction to B&W Photography and Developing in the Dark Room
Brian Miller
Saturdays, 3 weeks
Spring: March 5 - 19
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Glass Fusing & Slumping
Joshua Cox
Wednesday, March 9
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Drawing the Figure
Caleb O'Connor
Saturdays, 8 weeks
March 12 - May 7
(no class April 2)
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Photoshop I
Rick Allred
Spring Session: March 17, 18, 19 & 20
Thursday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Friday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

VISITING ARTIST
Art by Accident: Working with Found Objects
J. Fred Woell
Friday, March 11
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, March 12 & 13
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

VISITING ARTIST
Bead Making with PMC
J. Fred Woell
Tuesday – Thursday
March 15, 16 & 17
6:00 – 9:00 pm

VISITING ARTIST
PMC Certificate Course
J. Fred Woell
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
March 18, 19 & 20
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

VISITING ARTIST
FREE SLIDE LECTURE:
Robert Kushner
Thursday, March 24, 7:00 pm

VISITING ARTIST
Patterns in Nature
Robert Kushner
Saturday & Sunday
March 26 & 27
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Watercolor II
Connie Adams
Mondays, 8 weeks
March 28 – May 23, 2004
(No class May 9)
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Teapot Class
Jennifer Owen
Tuesdays, 8 weeks
March 29 - May 17
9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Oil Painting: I See Color
Ruth Jatib
Tuesdays, 6 weeks
March 29 – May 3
6:00 – 9:00 pm

 

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