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COMMUNITY NEWS for November 22 issue

By Staff | Nov 22, 2012

The Red Tide of Lahainaluna High School football rolls on, as the Lunas defeated the Nanakuli Golden Hawks 28-0 last Saturday night in the First Hawaiian Bank Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II State Championship playoffs at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. As it has all year, the Lunas’ defense dominated once again to record its seventh shutout of the season, holding the Golden Hawks to 137 yards of total offense, minus seven rushing yards, and scoring two touchdowns on an interception return and a fumble recovery in the end zone. Lahainaluna (9-1) now moves on to the D-II championship game for the second time in five years to face top-seeded Iolani. The game is set for 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, at Aloha Stadium. PHOTO BY DENTON JOHNSON.

‘Black Friday’ sales set at Lahaina Gateway

LAHAINA – Start your holiday shopping on “Black Friday,” Nov. 23, at Lahaina Gateway. Many stores begin their holiday sales starting this weekend.

Lahaina Gateway wants to wish all their customers a very Happy Thanksgiving. Foodland Farms grocery will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Maui Dive & Surf will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Teddy’s Bigger Burgers will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All other merchants are closed for Thanksgiving Day.

On Friday, Barnes & Noble will host local author Janet Spurr signing “Beach Chair Diaries” at 4 p.m. Local Motion will offer 25 percent off all day on select merchandise, plus a Doorbuster special: spend $100 on Friday morning and get a free travel set. Passion 4 Fashion Boutique will offer a 25 percent discount with a two-can food donation for Maui Food Bank.

On Saturday, Nov. 24, Barnes & Noble will have a Nook Book Camp at 9:30 a.m. and Storytime at 10 a.m. Local Motion will offer specials on T-shirts. Maui Classic Cruisers Night is set for 6 to 8 p.m. by Teddy’s Bigger Burgers.

The Starwood Vacation Ownership Sales Team at The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas recently donated $2,000 to Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Maui County. Big Brothers-Big Sisters Director JD Wyatt accepted the donation.  

Lahaina Gateway is located at Honoapiilani Highway at Keawe Street. Visit www.lahainagateway.com for information.


Rotarians selling

Christmas trees to support community projects

LAHAINA – Fresh noble fir Christmas trees and wreaths will be available beginning Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lahaina Cannery Mall parking lot.

Lahaina Intermediate School’s Partners In Living and Learning program recently held its First Quarter Reward Day — “Wet and Wild” — to honor the 251 qualifiers in the program that recognizes students for academics, citizenship and community service. Program leaders include school Counselor Todd Hayase, Lori Koyama, Becky Altier, Cindy Koyama, Charmaine Ganer, Darryl Munetake, Tom Norton and Beth Wills. Lori and Altier praised the LIS cafeteria staff and Manager Reyn Tateyama for the wonderful food treats for the qualifiers, including chow fun, teri burgers, curly fries and more. The organizers also thanked Watanabe Farms, Kula Produce, Desert Snow Shave Ice, Maui Jumpies and all the parents and volunteers for helping to stage another successful Reward Day. PHOTO BY WALTER CHIHARA.

The trees, kept fresh in a refrigerated container, are being sold by the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise. Sales will continue daily thereafter with weekend hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekday hours from 3 to 6 p.m.

All funds raised will be used for community projects in Lahaina. Six-foot trees sell for $75, three- to four-foot trees are $50 and wreaths are $25.

Donations are also welcome to fund trees to be donated to needy families selected by Women Helping Women. Donations can be made for the full or partial amount of the tree. All donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law.

New this year, Rotarians will offer free delivery to homes and businesses. For free delivery and to place orders, call or text Ann Neizman at 281-1807.


The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing kicked off last week Thursday with the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Ali‘i Beach Park, Haleiwa, on Oahu’s North Shore. Billy Kemper of Maui is pictured winning his round one heat. Follow the action at www.VansTripleCrownOfSurfing.com. PHOTO © ASP/ KIRSTIN.

Nominations sought for Nihon Bunka Award

CENTRAL MAUI – The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui seeks nominations for its annual Nihon Bunka Award.

The organization recognizes individuals each year for their excellence and contributions to the arts, and for their unselfish willingness to share their talents with the community.

Nominations are due by Nov. 30 to Lynn Araki-Regan by mail to 1823 Wells St., Suite 2A, Wailuku, HI 96793, fax at 249-2872 or via e-mail at lynn@araki-regan.com.

Winners will be honored at the society’s Shinnen Enkai dinner on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Call Araki-Regan at 244-6042.

The Maui Historical Society and friends will host their 11th annual fundraiser, “E Ho‘oulu Aloha — To Grow in Love,” on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Bailey House Museum. The entertainment will feature Uluwehi Guerrero, Lei‘ohu Ryder and Richard Ho‘opi‘i (above), who volunteer their talent and organize stage performances of Hawaiian music and hula as their way of “giving back” to the museum. Bring a blanket or a low back beach chair to enjoy the entertainment. Hawaiian arts and crafts vendors, pre-holiday shopping at the museum gift shop, free museum admission, food booths and a silent auction are all part of this celebration of Hawaiian culture. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event; children under 12 are admitted free with a paid adult. Tickets can be purchased at the Bailey House Museum at 2375-A Main St. in Wailuku or by calling 244-3326.


Volunteer in Haleakala

HALEAKALA – Volunteer in Haleakala Crater on Dec. 1-3 and stay free at Kapalaoa Cabin on Saturday and Sunday night.

Help Haleakala National Park care for native vegetation and also hike, take pictures or just relax in the wilderness. Visit www.fhnp.org (Service Trips) for more information, then call 876-1673.