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COMMUNITY NEWS for June 8 issue

June 8, 2017
Lahaina News

Fashion show to support Women Helping Women

LAHAINA - Fashionista Maui by Divine Fashions will hold a charity fashion show to support Women Helping Women at Fleetwoods on Front St. on Friday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m.

Admission is $10 at the door. The benefit will feature a deejay, silent auction and the chance to win designer clothes and gift certificates from Fashionista, Fleetwoods gift cards, designer hats from Eat Pray Maui and much more.

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Donovan Defang (left) and Justice Tihada were recently awarded Arthur Osamu “Oscar” Chihara Memorial Scholarships. The $1,000 awards are given each year to two senior players — selected by the coaches — in recognition of their passion and poise within the Lahainaluna High School football program, and who most exemplified Oscar Chihara’s love of the game. Oscar was Lahaina News sports writer Walter Chihara’s brother.

Food and drinks are not included. Additional contributions to Women Helping Women ( may be made at the door.


Local students to graduate from Oregon State University

LAHAINA - Oregon State University will hold its 148th commencement on Saturday, June 17, at Reser Stadium on the Corvallis campus.

The commencement speaker is Husnu M. Ozyegin, who headed to Oregon State University in 1963 with only $100 in his pocket and graduated to become a highly successful business leader and philanthropist in Turkey and throughout Europe.

Lahaina students graduating from Oregon State include Amanda K. Matsuda, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, Kinesiology; and Elliott M. Smith, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering.


Maui Friends of the Library to hold Used Book Sale

KAHULUI - Maui Friends of the Library will hold a Used Book Sale on Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Whole Foods Market at Maui Mall.

Shop for pre-loved books of all kinds - fiction and non-fiction, keiki and adult - starting at just $1. All proceeds benefit Maui's public libraries.

Every child gets to choose and take home a book for free.

Every day, Maui Friends of the Library sells used books, DVDs, CDs and new Hawaiiana titles at its three bookstores around the island. All proceeds benefit Maui County's public libraries.

MFOL is a 501(c)(3), all-volunteer organization that supports the public libraries of Maui County with funding for programs, library materials and equipment.

For more information on this sale and the bookstores, visit


Lahaina Cannery Mall adds more hula shows

LAHAINA - Lahaina Cannery Mall has added more free hula shows to its weekly event schedule. Talented Maui halau now perform every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m., as well as every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m., on center stage.

Other free family entertainment this month includes Maui magician Holden Mowat with his interactive, all-ages magic-comedy performance at center stage. The magic veteran from the award-winning Kupanaha Magic Dinner Show performs every Saturday at noon.

Additional activities include free ukulele lessons at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesdays; free hula lessons at 5 p.m. on Thursdays; and Maui Toy Works' Yu-Gi-Oh Card Sessions from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information, call 661-5304, visit, or follow @LahainaCannery on Twitter or Facebook.


St. Anthony Ho'olaule'a 'Ohana Luau announced

WAILUKU - St. Anthony School announced that tickets are now available for its biggest "friendraiser" of the year: the 28th annual Ho`olaule`a `Ohana Luau. The event will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 5 to 10 p.m. at St. Anthony Sullivan Field.

The festive event features live Hawaiian music, ono food, prize drawings, and lots of camaraderie and fun.

Tickets are $30 presale (by June 19) or $45 at the door, $10 for keiki 6-12, and free for keiki five and under. Anniversary classes are welcome to block seating areas.

"St. Anthony is grateful for the tremendous support we receive year-round from our alumni and community," said Betsey Gunderson, head of school at St. Anthony.

"Our annual ho`olaule`a is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with friends and family while enjoying the wonderful festivities planned. A big mahalo goes to the event's coordinator, Hoapili Ane, and the many other volunteers who put their heart and soul into making this a memorable event."

For information and tickets, call 244-4190, extension 228, or e-mail Harvest Baisa at


Massachusetts Reunion set

KIHEI - A Massachusetts Reunion and Potluck will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, at Kamaole Beach Park III in Kihei.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a Massachusetts potluck dish; wear a Massachusetts, Red Sox, Patriots or Celtics T-shirt; and speak Bostonian. A Massachusetts trivia contest will be on the agenda. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 280-1299.


Appointments being taken for Philippine Consulate Mobile Outreach

WAILUKU - The county Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Immigrant Services Division, announced that appointments are now being taken for the Philippine Consulate mobile outreach on Maui on July 29-30.

The outreach will provide on-island services for Philippine Passport renewal, dual citizenship, authentication and other consular services. Priority will be given to expired or passports expiring within the next six months, disability or aged applicants, and emergency travel.

Appointments are required and can be made in-person at any of the Maui County Immigrant Services Division offices. To reserve an appointment for the mobile outreach, the following items will be required: completed application, Philippine Passport, Permanent Resident Card, and $6.65 priority stamp. If the current passport does not have an electronically readable chip, additional documents will be required.

The Immigrant Services Division Main Office is located at 2200 Main St., Suite 547, in Wailuku. The Lahaina Satellite Office is open at the West Maui Senior Center at 778 Pauoa St. in Lahaina; it is open Thursdays only from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 270-7791 or visit for information.


Volunteers planning West Maui Relay For Life

LAHAINA - A meeting for the West Maui Relay For Life will be held on Thursday, June 15, at 5:30 p.m. at ?Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, 551 Wainee St.

Come join the team, volunteer, help fundraise and fight back against a disease that has an impact on all of us.

Planning meetings are held every third Thursday of the month. Call Jackie at 669-6595 for information.


LHS School Community Council seeks members

LAHAINA - The Lahainaluna High School Community Council seeks new members.

School Community Councils are forums for exchanging ideas in order to improve student achievement among the school's stakeholders: principals, teachers, school staff, parents, students and community members.

Anyone interested in serving on the Lahainaluna High School SCC Board as a community representative should submit his or her name via e-mail to Ashley_Olson@ notes.k12.hi .us or Shannon_Eustace

Members must commit to attend a monthly meeting, currently scheduled to be held the first Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the LHS Library.

Meetings are open to the public. If you would like to present at a meeting, contact Shannon Eustace or Ashley Olson to be added to the agenda.



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