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COMMUNITY NEWS for August 30 issue

By Staff | Aug 30, 2012

Dr. Norman Estin, medical director of Doctors On Call, has returned from England, where he was a physician with the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Dr. Estin was part of a team of doctors providing medical care to the staff and corporate guests of the major Olympic sponsors. He has been involved in the Olympics for the past 12 years. “It was a marvelous experience, and the positive energy and enthusiasm of all the participants and visitors was phenomenal. The NBC television coverage did a great job of showing off this great city and spectacular event.” With the host “Brits” winning so many gold medals and the U.S.A. dominating the medal counts, Dr. Estin said the summer games may well have been one of the best “feel good” Olympics ever.

Join the beach cleanup at Kahekili Beach Park

NORTH BEACH, KAANAPALI – The International Coastal Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday September 15th.

People from all over the world will participate in cleanups and document their findings.

Kaanapali Makai Watch and CORAL will be hosting a clean up at Kahekili Beach Park on the 15th commencing at 9 a.m. to cover the nearby shoreline.

It will also serve as a supply distribution site for Kaanapali area hotels and condos that would like to participate in the challenge.

Starring Eric Gilliom (shown), Willie K, Augie T and many more Hawaii entertainers, the award-winning comedy “Get A Job” will be screened at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku on Aug. 31 at 5 and 7 p.m.; Sept. 1-2 and Sept. 8 at 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m.; and Sept. 7 at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. Visit www.facebook.com/GetAJobMovie for information.

“We are really excited to be coordinating this event on a statewide basis for the first time,” Liz Foote CORAL Hawaii Field Manager said.

For more information or to join the international effort, e-mail Foote at Lfoote@coral.org.


BNI meets weekly

LAHAINA – BNI Lahaina meets Tuesdays at 8:15 a.m. at the Pioneer Inn’s Snug Harbor Parlor. BNI is a business and professional networking organization; the primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. Visitors are welcome. Call Jerry Downer at 667-2712.

Aftershocks continue following the earthshaking vote cast by five members of the Maui County Council on July 31 to remove Lipoa Point (pictured above) from preservation. The call to action from all quarters of the West Side community has been resounding, loud and clear. “We need to be fearless in our struggle to save Honolua for future generations,” Tamara Paltin, Save Honolua Coalition President, said.


Gardening classes set

LAHAINA – The Home Gardening Support Network will hold a class at Lahaina Civic Center on Sept. 5th from 5 to 7 p.m. on propagation techniques. The cost is $15. To register, contact Anne Gachuhi (808) 446-2361 or hgsn2011@gmail.com. Visit www.home-gardeningsupportnetwork.com/ for information.


Help Malama Honokowai

HONOKOWAI – Work with the nonprofit Malama Honokowai and visit the beautiful and hidden Honokowai Valley, an area closed to the public. Among Hawaiian archeological sites, you’ll learn about Hawaiian history and culture as you help to remove invasive weed plants and possibly plant native species. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The group will meet on Sept. 5th, at 9 a.m. in front of the Sugar Cane Train Station along Puukolii Road in Kaanapali. Bring water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen and bug repellent, and wear closed-toe shoes, pants and a T-shirt. Call Puanani Lindsey at 572-8085.