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COMMUNITY NEWS for May 5 issue

May 5, 2016
Lahaina News

Ige, Schatz to speak at Democratic Party convention

WAILUKU - Gov. David Ige and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz will keynote the Maui County Democratic Party's Annual Convention on Saturday, May 7, at Maui Waena Intermediate School in Kahului. State Sen. Gil Keith-Agaran will serve as convention chairman.

Registration will begin at noon with business commencing at 1 p.m. The cost is $15 until Thursday, May 5, and $20 at the door. Business includes voting on the party's platform, considering resolutions, electing State Central Committee members, receiving legislative updates and planning for the state and national Democratic conventions.

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The Lahainaluna High School Lady Lunas on Friday won their third straight Maui Interscholastic League water polo championship with a 9-3 win over Baldwin. The LHS boys volleyball team also earned a ticket to the state tournament as the second seed, losing to MIL champion King Kekaulike on Friday. PHOTO BY GLEN PASCUAL.

County Councilmembers Gladys Baisa and Michael Victorino, who are retiring at the end of the year, will be honored for their service.

All Democrats or those interested in joining the party are encouraged to attend. Online registration and information are available at


Diana Bowman joins Doctors on Call

WEST MAUI - Certified Physician Assistant Diana Bowman recently joined the team of providers at Doctors on Call.

Bowman earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, where she is originally from. She completed her Master's of Medical Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2006 at Midwestern University in Arizona and has completed a one-year postgraduate training program in emergency medicine.

Bowman logged ten years of experience in women's health, surgery and emergency medicine prior to moving to Maui and joining Doctors On Call.

Doctors On Call offers friendly, expert care, whether you're a kama'aina or visitor. With a full medical team, they have been providing fast, convenient care for injuries and illnesses for 30 years, since 1985.

Doctors On Call also offers a variety of medical and preventative care services. Convenient locations at the Times Market Urgent Care Center and Hyatt Regency Maui are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (no appointment needed).

Mother's Day cruises set

Show the mom in your life an ocean of love with a special two-hour Mother's Day Brunch Cruise hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation on Sunday, May 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Mom will be greeted with a fresh rose as she boards the vessel. The cruise will also feature live entertainment and a delicious assortment of food and drinks. Call (808) 249-8811, extension 1, or book online at and save 10 percent. The cost is $95.95 per adult, $65.95 for keiki ages 3-12, and free for kids under three (per paying adult).

A Mother's Day Dinner Sail will be held on May 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate and honor what makes your mother special with this two-hour, exclusive Mother's Day Dinner Sail hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation aboard the luxury sailing catamaran Ocean Spirit. Seating will be limited to 26 passengers for this special event.

The cost is $139 per adult, $89 for keiki ages 3-12, and free for kids under three (per paying adult). Call (808) 249-8811, extension 1, or book online at and save 10 percent.

For both cruises, there are additional savings for PWF members (20 percent), kama'aina (40 percent) and kama'aina members (45 percent).


About Boating Safely course set

KIHEI - The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering an introductory, two-day About Boating Safely (ABS) course on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary building at 726 S. Kihei Road.

This introductory course includes general information about choosing and maintaining a boat, operating a boat or PWC safely, navigation rules and aids to navigation, handling boating emergencies and much more. Completion of both Friday and Saturday are required for a boat operator license.

The cost of the class is $40, payable the first night by cash or check. Books are provided by the Department of Land & Natural Resources. Boat insurance may be discounted with completion of this course (check with your carrier). The instructors are all trained by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and volunteer their time in order to promote safe boating.

This course fulfills the new Hawaii requirements for the licensing of boat operators. Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive a card with a DLNR endorsement, which is proof of completion of the boat operator education requirements.

Pre-registration for this class is recommended. To register for the class online, go to For more information, e-mail Denise Ankrum at or call her at (808) 986-0023, extension 9.



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