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COMMUNITY NEWS for June 30 issue

June 30, 2016
Lahaina News

Lahaina News writers win three SPJ awards

LAHAINA - Lahaina News writers won three awards in the Society of Professional Journalists-Hawaii Chapter's 2015 Excellence in Journalism Awards.

The winners were announced at an event on June 24 in the Manoa Grand Ballroom on Oahu.

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The 51st annual Makawao Parade is scheduled for Saturday, July 2. The Makawao community has come together to coordinate this Upcountry community and paniolo tradition with a Stick Horse Race at 8:30 a.m. for all ages. The Grand Paniolo Independence Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “Honoring our Heritage.”

In the Editorial Opinion category open to all media, Walter Chihara was named a finalist for "State needs to grasp importance of the LHS Boarding Department."

In the Nondaily Newspaper General News/Enterprise Reporting contest, Louise Rockett was honored as a finalist for two articles in a series: "Experts: Bold, fast action needed to save Maui's reefs," and "Researchers: Steps can be taken locally to protect Maui reefs."

Rockett was also a finalist in the Nondaily Newspaper Community Reporting contest for "Commuters surprised by state work on Highway 30 at Olowalu."


Olowalu brush fire scorches 1.5 acres

OLOWALU - On Saturday, June 25, at 9:50 a.m., firefighters responded to a brush fire at the Maui Paintball field near milepost 16 of Honoapiilani Highway in Olowalu.

At 10:07 a.m., Lahaina firefighters arrived at the Maui Paintball field and found about 1.5 acres of grass and brush burning to the rear of the facility.

An engine, ladder crew and water tanker from Lahaina brought the fire under control at 10:47 a.m. and called it extinguished at 11:17 a.m.

Crews were not able to determine the cause of the fire. The charred remnants of a drone aircraft were found near the center of the burned out area, but it's not known whether the drone was related to the fire or if it had already been there prior to the blaze.


Lahaina Arts Society featuring art by Joseph Demaree

LAHAINA - Joseph Demaree will be the featured artist in Lahaina Arts Society's Banyan Tree Gallery from July 5-31.

There will be a reception to meet him on Friday, July 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. For information on when he will be in the gallery, phone LAS at 661-0111.

Attending the San Francisco Academy of Art, Demaree was influenced by the early Dada and Surrealist artists.

Currently living in Makawao, he is a plain air enthusiast. Haleakala inspired a series of multimedia Lava paintings that are abstract and lucid.

When the time to sunset is near, the colors skirting on the edges of our field of vision spark another series Demaree calls "Sunsetting." The visions have always relayed their stories to his imagination.



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