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COMMUNITY NEWS for August 17 issue

August 17, 2017
Lahaina News

Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program returns

WAILUKU - Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. (MEO) last week announced the return of the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). SFMNP provides low-income seniors with eligible fresh produce with the goal of improving their health and nutritional status.

Qualified seniors will receive coupons worth $50 to exchange for fresh, nutritious and unprocessed locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from the Upcountry Farmers' Market. The SFMNP coupons must be used by Sept. 30, 2017.

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The Maui Humane Society is seeking immediate short-term foster homes for dogs due to crowded conditions at the organization’s kennel. With dogs coming in almost daily, the kennels are starting to get uncomfortably crowded. The Maui Humane Society will provide all supplies and information needed to become a foster home to a shelter dog. For more information, e-mail aloha@; call (808) 877-3680, extension 3; or visit the shelter anytime between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Applications for the program are available online at or from Zilpah Kaimiola at Zilpah.Kaimiola@

For more information, visit MEO's website at or call Kaimiola at 243-4360.


Kenpo classes offered

LAHAINA - Kenpo classes will be re-established in Lahaina after 13 years of hibernation.

Master Dr. Georg Woodman, 8th Dan Kenpo and KempoRyuAikiJutsu, has returned to Maui. After 13 years of absence working and living in Taiwan, he is back.

The new classes will be conducted at 808 Jiu Jitsu at 11 Ulupono St. in the Lahaina Industrial Area Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Contact Master Woodman at


Water Department conducting customer satisfaction survey

WAILUKU - The Department of Water Supply (DWS) announced the release of a Customer Satisfaction Survey that will be sent to all of its customers along with the August water bills.

The survey is also available online at and at payment locations on the second and fifth floors of Kalana O Maui at 200 South High St. in Wailuku.

DWS reported that it is committed to providing its customers with exceptional service and high-quality water, and is, therefore, striving for continuous improvements.

The department encourages customers to take a few minutes to complete the survey, as it will provide important information to help the department better serve its customers.


Volunteer training set at Hospice Maui

WAILUKU - Hospice Maui will offer its annual volunteer training Sept. 25 to Oct. 7. Volunteers have been the cornerstone of compassionate care for over 35 years.

Hospice Maui volunteers report the training to not only be incredibly beneficial to the individuals they have the privilege of serving, but deeply rewarding and transformational for the self.

For more information, contact Hospice Maui Volunteer Coordinator Sara Sparling at 446-8236, e-mail, or apply online at volunteer/hospice-training-application-form.



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