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COMMUNITY NEWS for March 17 issue

March 17, 2016
Lahaina News

Public meetings slated for Maui Island Water Use and Development Plan

WAILUKU - Public input is requested on water issues and solutions to assist in preparing the Maui Island Water Use and Development Plan (WUDP). Public meetings are scheduled throughout Maui.

The WUDP drafted several years ago is being redone to include all water users and water systems on Maui, and to focus more attention on ground, surface and alternative water resources.

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Come “Meet the Artists” at Lahaina Arts Society. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local artists will be demonstrating in LAS’ Banyan Tree Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse. Next week, you can talk story with copper enamel artist Jana Aspin on Tuesday, March 22; jewelry artist Jerry Sullivan on Wednesday, March 23; and acrylic painter Beth Cooper, whose art is pictured, on Thursday, March 24. Bring your friends and family to see how the magic is created by these local artists. For more information, call LAS at 661-0111 or visit www.lahainaarts.com.

These meetings will also provide an overview of the purpose of the WUDP and explain how the remainder of the public process will occur. A second round of noticed meetings will be held about six weeks after each meeting.

Meetings are slated for 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at Lahaina Civic Center; Monday, March 21, at Eddie Tam Memorial Center; and Tuesday, April 19, at Hana Community Center.

According to Hawaii state law, each county is required to prepare, periodically update, and adopt by ordinance a WUDP to serve as the long-range planning blueprint for all uses of water in each county.

In addition to these public meetings, the public will also have the opportunity to offer their input at all of the scheduled Maui County Council Water Resources Committee meetings.

The Department of Water Supply, Water Resources and Planning Division is hosting the meetings and can be reached at 463-3110.

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Lahaina Hongwanji Mission to hold Spring Bazaar

LAHAINA - Lahaina Hongwanji Mission will hold its annual Spring Bazaar on Saturday, March 19, on the church grounds at 551 Wainee St. from 8 a.m. to noon.

Craft items, lots of rummage, plants, cut fresh flowers, baked goods, assorted sushi, bentos, nishime, chow fun, ono huli chicken and other food items will be available for sale.

The bazaar is also sponsoring the American Cancer Society West Maui Relay For Life cancer awareness and fundraising effort. An informational desk will help register new relay teams and accept donations. Individual relay teams are invited to join the bazaar to fundraise toward their team goals.

Contact "Noosh" Nishihara at 870-6478 for tickets and more information.

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Maui Style Wrestling practices underway

LAHAINA - Maui Style Wrestling recently announced its training schedule for West Maui.

The Lahaina Roughnecks practice Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Lahainaluna High School Wrestling Room. For information, call Conrad Bolor at 281-0656.

The Napili Surfriders train on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Napilihau Recreation Center. Call Kim Ball at 280-1320 for information.

And the Lahaina Red Raiders practice Mondays through Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the King Kamehameha III Elementary School Cafeteria. Call Terry Shibao at 385-3149 for information.

Maui Style Wrestling trains future Maui Interscholastic League and state champions on the West Side. Keiki in grades K-8 should come to a practice and wear a T-shirt, shorts and soft-sole shoes.

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Church to observe day of prayer

LAHAINA - Holy Innocents Episcopal Church at 561 Front St. will host a Contemplative Outreach Day of Prayer on Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to noon.

All are welcome to attend the event, which will feature Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer, and labyrinth prayer walks. Car pools are suggested. Contact Paula Baldwin at baldwinp808@gmail.com for more information.

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Boomvangers to hold gift show

LAHAINA - The Lahaina Yacht Club Boomvangers will host their fifth annual gift show in the Pioneer Inn Courtyard from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 10.

The Boomvangers are the auxiliary group of Lahaina Yacht Club. Activities benefit LYC programs and the local community. Ongoing programs raise funds for scholarships, junior sailing programs and Keiki Christmas.

The gift show event is free to the public. The Boomvangers are currently taking reservations for vendors. The cost is $25; a registration form must be completed, and 10 percent of vendor sales will go to help fund the Boomvangers' programs. The deadline is April 6 for registration and payment; e-mail boomvangers@lyc.us, visit Lahaina Yacht Club on Front Street to pick up a vendor form, or visit www.lyc.us.

 
 

 

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