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COMMUNITY NEWS for April 11 issue

By Staff | Apr 11, 2013

The Tiny Team from West Maui Cheer recently clinched first place in their division at the Aloha International Spirit Championship competition held at the Waikiki Shell on Oahu. Representing the West Side were King Kamehameha III Elementary School kindergarten students Jayla Gordon, Layla Carlos, Destiny Martinez, Stasia Morris, Marley Hooper and Chloe Simeon. Coach Sue Martin said, “The standard reached by the girls, who were all five or younger at the season cutoff date of August 31st, was impressive... The girls all know how to work hard. It was a pleasant bonus to see them rise to become accomplished performers as well.”

Montessori School open in Lahaina

LAHAINA – The first Montessori School in West Maui is open at Waiola Church at 535 Wainee St.

Registration is open to children ages 3-6. The school is bilingual (English and Spanish).

Summer and fall programs are slated. Call (808) 205-0751 or 463-9355.


“Mayjah Rayjah” 2013 starts at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Pavilion/Amphitheater, featuring Katchafire from New Zealand, Common Kings from California and Hawaii’s own Kapena (pictured). Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 on the day of the show. Call 242-SHOW for tickets.

Celebration of life set for Christopher Dampf

LAHAINA – Christopher Michael “Tohei” Dampf, 55, of Lahaina passed away on March 30, 2013 at his residence.

He was born on Jan. 10, 1958.

A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at D.T. Fleming Beach Park.

Dampf was a drummer and carpenter. A graduate of Lahainaluna High School, Dampf enjoyed surfing, motorcycle riding, hunting and fishing. He was a true Maui boy, his family noted.

He is survived by his wife, Christine; mother, Elizabeth Stuart; brothers, Jeff and Jay; sisters, Sharon and Tina; nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be made at www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.


West Maui Buddhists to celebrate Hanamatsuri

LAHAINA – West Maui’s Buddhist community will celebrate Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth as Hanamatsuri (Flower Festival) on Sunday, April 14, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, 551 Wainee St.

The celebration is sponsored by the West Maui Buddhist Council (Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, Lahaina Shingon Mission and Lahaina Jodo Mission).

Co-chairs Richard Nishihara, Jane Imai and Donald Fujii invite all to join in this celebration.

The service will be officiated by Rev. Ai Hironaka of Lahaina Hongwanji, Rev. Gensho Hara of Lahaina Jodo Mission and Rev. Takayuki Meguro of Lahaina Shingon Mission.

Dr. George Tanabe, professor emeritus of religion at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will be the keynote speaker.

The program includes the service, games and a fellowship gathering.

For more information, call 661-0640.


Position open at Boys & Girls Club

LAHAINA – A part-time youth development professional position is open at the Boys & Girls Club of Maui in Lahaina.

This position is responsible for directing and supervising youth activities and programs.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license; experience working with youth is preferred. A criminal background check and a pre-employment drug test will be conducted.

Send your resume by April 19 to minfo@bgcmaui.org, or fax it to (808) 249-0255, Attention: Director of Operations, Lahaina Club.


‘Haleakala’ author to present programs

Maui author Jill Engledow will expand on the research from her recently published book “Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain” at four Maui public libraries from April 11-19.

The free presentations will feature slide shows of vintage photos from Engledow’s book that tells the story of the mountain.

Engledow will tell “The Story Behind the Pictures” with emphasis on photos of the 1967 Kipahulu Scientific Expedition on April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Wailuku Public Library (call 243-5766) and April 19 at 2 p.m. at Hana Public & School Library (call 248-4848)/

Engledow will present “The Park in Our Backyard,” a brief history of Haleakala National Park, the people and events that led to its establishment, and its growth and impact on Maui today on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Kihei Public Library (875-6833) and April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Makawao Public Library (573-8785).

The one-hour library programs are suitable for ages 12 and older.