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COMMUNITY NEWS for October 18 issue

By Staff | Oct 18, 2012

In what was billed as the Maui Interscholastic League game of the decade, the Lahainaluna High School football team lost its first game of the 2012 season on Saturday. The Baldwin Bears rallied to pull out a thrilling 20-17 overtime victory to spoil the Lunas’ Homecoming night led by Queen Leslie-Ann Mina and King Michael Naganuma. Before a packed War Memorial Stadium crowd of over 8,000 fans, most of them dressed in Lahainaluna red, the Bears scored the tying touchdown with two minutes left in regulation and then pushed across the winning score after the Lunas kicked a field goal to take a short-lived 17-14 lead. Lahainaluna and Baldwin thus tied for the overall MIL championship. The Lunas can clinch the MIL Division II title and a trip to the state playoffs with a victory over Maui High next week. PHOTO BY DENTON JOHNSON.

Lions to hold Halloween Fest

LAHAINA – West Maui Lions will host a Halloween Fest Fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 21, in the Lahaina Intermediate School Cafeteria, 871 Lahainaluna Road, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy ono food, apple bobbing, cookie decorating, a costume contest and more. The cost is only $10 per person, so come out and join the Lions for a night full of fun and entertainment.

For more information, or to purchase tickets in advance, call Linda Elms at 276-1191.


War Memorial Stadium was packed for Lahainaluna High School’s Homecoming game against Baldwin High School on Saturday. PHOTO BY DENTON JOHNSON.

Wharf to host Ghoulish Gala Karaoke Costume Contest

LAHAINA – The Wharf Cinema Center on Oct. 31 will present the 29th annual Ghoulish Gala Karaoke Costume Contest and eighth annual Keiki Karaoke Contest.

The Keiki Contest takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. The gala starts at 7 and ends at 10 p.m. Contestants must be in costume to qualify. Winners will be awarded prizes worth over $1,500 in Wharf Bucks, plus activities, travel, meals and gifts from The Wharf Shops & Restaurants.

Admission and registration are free. Keiki registration begins at 5 and ends at 6 p.m. Adult registration is set for 6 to 7 p.m. Lahaina’s own Toddy Lilikoi will emcee the contest.

On Halloween, face painting will be offered by Seaside Henna at the front of The Wharf Cinema Center from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the “Halloweenville” display will be open on the lower level from 9:30 a.m. until Casper says, “Goodnight.”

In celebration of Teen Read Week from Oct. 14-20, award-winning master storytellers Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Nancy Wang of Eth-Noh-Tec (pictured) will perform “Asian Treasure Bag” at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Makawao Public Library (call 573-8785). Yuki Shiroma will present “Mask Making” on Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library (call 243-5766). Visit www.librarieshawaii.org for a complete listing of Teen Read Week programs.

Following the Ghoulish Gala, entertainment continues at The Wharf’s restaurants. Cool Cat Cafe will present “Night of the Living Dread” with Marty Dread from 10 p.m. to closing, Jay’s Place will feature a live deejay from 9 p.m. to closing, Amigo’s will have the Nacho “El Mariachi” band performing from 6 to 10 p.m., and Blue Lagoon Lahaina will have “Deejay Kamakazee” of Q103FM from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

The Wharf Shops & Restaurants is located at 658 Front St. across from the historic Banyan Tree. Call 661-8748 or e-mail marketing@thewharfshops.com for more information.


Halloween Cannery Kids’ Night to feature Kupanaha

LAHAINA – Lahaina Cannery Mall will provide a safe, air-conditioned place for families to enjoy Halloween magic, trick-or-treating, face painting, crafts and its famous keiki costume contest on Oct. 31 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Bank of Hawaii recently donated $2,000 to the Pacific Cancer Foundation. The donation will be used to fund programs that assist cancer patients on Maui. Foundation Executive Director Jeff Scharnhorst said, “This gift will help us support our programs serving our Maui cancer patients, such as our Patient Navigation program and our Cancer Specialist program to bring cancer specialists that aren’t available here in Maui from Oahu to see patients here in our community.” The nonprofit foundation provides access, knowledge and support to Maui cancer patients. Its goal is to help improve the quality of life of cancer patients and to assist them in their fight against cancer. All money raised for PCF is spent on Maui County cancer patients. For information, call 242-7661 or visit www.pacificcancerfoundation.org. Pictured, from left, are Scharnhorst, Karen Frampton and Joan Martin of Bank of Hawaii, and Dr. Bobby Baker.

Spellbinding family magic from the renowned Kupanaha performers begins at 5 p.m. The keiki costume contest follows at 6 p.m. More than a dozen prizes will be given away in four age groups (0-2, 3-4, 5-8, 9-12) plus scariest, cutest and most-creative costume.

Come in costume. The event is free for the whole family. From 5 to 8:30 p.m., enjoy trick-or-treating from store to store, face painting and photos with Frankenstein by Imaging Plus Hawaii.

For information, call 661-5304, visit www.LahainaCanneryMall.com or follow @LahainaCannery on Twitter.


WMTA to host ‘Candidates Night’

A book signing event for the children’s book “Seafoam Wavefollower and the Mysterious Ghost” will be held on Oct. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Lahaina. Author John M. Briley, a Maui pediatrician, and illustrator Angel Melody Bode (pictured) will sign the books. Call 662-1300 for information.

LAHAINA – The West Maui Taxpayers Association’s “Candidates’ Night 2012” will be held at Lahaina Civic Center on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 5 p.m.

The WMTA event is the only forum of its kind in West Maui.

The tradition for WMTA’s Candidates’ Night is to invite all candidates appearing on the West Maui ballot. Each candidate may give an introductory statement, followed by pre-selected questions in a debate format from the WMTA moderator.

If only one candidate in a race is present, or the office is not contested, the candidate will have an opportunity to provide a short statement about his or her mission and goals.

The forum is free and open to the public. Complementary food service starts at 5 p.m., with dinner provided by Arturo Ortiz and Dave Mello of Kaanapali Paradise Grill and Roundtable Pizza.

The event will be aired live on AKAKU: Maui Community Television and videotaped for re-broadcasting.