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COMMUNITY NEWS for September 10 issue

September 10, 2015
Lahaina News

West Maui Little League to hold annual meeting

NAPILI - West Maui Little League is gearing up for the 2016 baseball season and will hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, at Napili Park at 6 p.m.

Attend if you are interested in coaching (head and assistant coaching), serving as a team mom, assisting with fundraising and concessions, or helping with field maintenance, umpiring and other tasks.

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Pamela Neswald is the featured artist at Lahaina Arts Society’s Banyan Tree Gallery through Oct. 9. By working in disparate media and themes, she has become a “wayward artist,” venturing out of the box during her career in art. Multi-media and texture enable her to explore her creativity and spirituality, sharing her vision with the world. Meet Neswald at a reception on Friday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information on her demonstrations during the month, call LAS at 661-0111.

West Maui Little League is a volunteer organization that depends on the generous donation of time, talent and energy of parents (the community) to ensure the league continues to put forward a great experience for the kids and families involved.

For more information, visit or call 269-7140.


Vendors sought for senior fair

WAILUKU - Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. last week announced that legendary performers Marlene Sai, Jimmy Borges and Brickwood Galuteria - who are part of the Honolulu-based Kupuna Power organization - will entertain at 10 a.m. at the 42nd annual Maui County Senior Fair.

These headliners - along with local talent Puu Wai, Pearl Rose, Judy's Gang's Kaunoa Seniors and friends, and the Japanese Buyo Dancers - will provide fun for the entire family.

MEO still has a few spaces available for vendors and community partners interested in participating in the annual event on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at the War Memorial gymnasium in Wailuku from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. The County of Maui Office on Aging is the sponsor of this event and MEO is the organizer.

Last year's fair attracted over 2,500 individuals. If you wish to participate in this event, e-mail Community Services Director Gerry Lum at or call him at 249-2970 to request an application. Completed applications and applicable payment must be submitted to MEO no later than Friday, Sept. 18. For more information, visit MEO's website at


Beal to speak

LAHAINA - Rick Jyozen Beal will offer a free lecture on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Lahaina Jodo Mission at 12 Ala Moana St. next to Mala Wharf.

Beal is visiting from Pasadena, California, as a guest instructor for a Kyudo (Japanese zen archery) workshop being held at the temple on Sept. 12-13.

He has trained in martial arts from a young age; through this practice, he was introduced to meditation and the internal workings of human beings. He became more interested in Japanese Buddhism and its philosophies and officially began training as a Zen priest in 2000.

He has since continued his training and has been given permission to teach meditation. He shares his practice at Jizo-an, where he resides as abbot.

All are welcome to attend the public lecture that will include sitting and walking meditation practice. Those interested in participating or finding out more about the Kyudo archery workshop should contact Bodhihanna at or 463-9656. Space is limited for the archery workshop.


Ritz-Carlton to host wellness weekend

KAPALUA - "E Malama Kou Kino Care for Your Body" will be held from Sept. 25-27 at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

Let wellness practitioners take you on a journey to a balanced mind, body and soul during Wellness Week at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

Explore all facets of total body health and wellness, from yoga and Tai Chi to nutrition and de-stressing techniques.

Morning workouts are followed by afternoon interactive sessions led by award-winning practitioners from all over the United States.

During this one-of-a-kind event, experience as many of the sessions you like, sip skinny cocktails poolside, indulge in select farm-to-table menu items featuring ingredients from the resort's onsite organic garden or simply contemplate the waves under a canopy of coconut palm trees.

Events are complimentary unless otherwise noted on the event schedule. For a full event schedule, practitioner bios and more, visit


King Kamehameha III School to conduct Tsunami Evacuation Drill

LAHAINA - King Kamehameha III School will conduct its Tsunami Evacuation Drill on Friday, Sept. 25, starting at 8 a.m. ??

During the drill, traffic will be impacted from the intersections of Prison and Front streets, Shaw and Front streets, as well as the intersection of Honoapiilani Highway and Shaw Street. ??

The drill will conclude King Kamehameha III School's "September is Safety Month" activities.


Community meeting to focus on housing shortage, homeless

LAHAINA - The West Maui Taxpayers Association (WMTA) will hold a community meeting to discuss housing shortages for the unsheltered, houseless or homeless.

The meeting will be held at Lahaina Civic Center on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., food service begins at 5 p.m., and the program starts at 5:30 p.m.

WMTA stated that the goal of the event is to create a dialog that accelerates, advances, furthers and positively impacts the current condition of the lack of accessible housing in West Maui, deepen the understanding of the housing needs for West Maui, and develop creative solutions.

Community leaders and stakeholders targeted to be selected by WMTA to serve on a panel to facilitate positive momentum on these issues are Erin Lowenthal of Ka Hale A Ke Ola; Lisa Darcy and Dean Frampton of Ho'omoana Foundation; Kaloa Robinson of Stanford Carr Development Inc.; a representative from the county Department of Housing and Human Concerns; Maude Cummings of Maui Homeless Alliance; Thelma Akita Kealoha, Catholic Charities director, Maui County; and Dr. Keli`i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.



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