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COMMUNITY NEWS for October 1 issue

October 1, 2015
Lahaina News

Learn how to save heirloom treasures at LRF workshops

LAHAINA - Lahaina Restoration Foundation (LRF) will host another round of free, hands-on artifact cleaning workshops known as "Hands On History." Museum archivist Arrianna D'Orsay will lead the workshops on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Oct. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the West Maui Senior Center at 788 Pauoa St. in Lahaina.

Open to senior members of the public, the workshops focus on preserving a part of Lahaina's past for future generations.

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The fifth annual Wiki Wiki 5K and 10K Fun Run/Walk is set for 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, with race day registration starting at 6 a.m. Both distances will start and finish at Lahaina Gateway Shopping Center and follow an off-road course up on the old sugar cane haul road in Lahaina. Runners and walkers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the 5K (runners only in the 10K). For more informartion, visit

Participants will learn how to properly clean and store various LRF treasures and artifacts like Hawaiian quilts, antique dishes and heirloom dolls using gentle, noninvasive cleaning methods.

Questions about preserving family heirlooms for the next generation are welcome.

To register for the "Hands On History" workshops, call the West Maui Senior Center at 270-4310. For more information about artifacts and heirlooms, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262 or e-mail


Luau to celebrate candidate's birthday

WAILUKU - The Friends of Keith Regan announced that a Birthday Luau to celebrate his 44th birthday will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku.

There will be ono Hawaiian food, great entertainment and door prizes. Tickets are $20 per person (free for kids 12 and under). For tickets, call 244-6042 or visit

For more information on his campaign for the Maui County Council, visit


Friends of Joe Blackburn giving away donuts

WAILUKU - Every Thursday between 8 and 10 a.m., Nathan Nunuha and the Friends of Joe Blackburn will give away free donuts at the corner of Vineyard and Market streets in Wailuku at Blackburn's Corner.

The giveaway is sponsored by the Friends of Joe Blackburn.


Entries sought for Montage Memory Makers contest

Montage Hotels & Resorts is empowering young humanitarians with scholarships to fulfill their higher education goals with the third annual Montage Memory Makers contest.

The luxury hotel company is searching for community leaders ages 13-17 who are making the world a better place.

The five winners will be judged on the following criteria: 1) Ongoing community service or volunteering efforts; 2) Achievements that have made a meaningful impact in their community or beyond; and 3) How their community service inspires others. Individuals who meet the contest requirements are encouraged to enter the contest by visiting to upload a 300-word essay (mandatory) and additional material detailing how they inspire and provide service to their communities.

Entries will be accepted from now through Nov. 9, 2015. Winners will be formally announced on Jan. 4, 2016.


County Council to meet Tuesday

WAILUKU - The first Maui County Council meeting in October will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 9 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Chair Mike White announced.

The council normally meets on the first and third Fridays of each month. The first meeting in October was rescheduled to accommodate councilmembers' travel on official business.

Agenda items may include Bill 68 to approve zoning for Kihana Nursery in Kihei, Bill 69 to grant a five-year conditional permit for He-Man Landscaping in Lahaina and Bill 70 to provide infrastructure exemptions for qualified applicants on the Upcountry water meter list.

White said the public is encouraged to check posted agendas on the council calendar at

For questions relating to the council meeting, call the Office of the County Clerk at 270-7748. For the latest council news, follow @mauicounty on Twitter.


Restaurants supporting immersion program

WEST MAUI - On Friday, Oct. 9, Mark Ellman is donating 15 percent of his food sales from his three restaurants - Mala Lahaina, Frida's Mexican Beach House and Honu - to the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program in West Maui.

For information, visit



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