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COMMUNITY NEWS for April 18, 2013

By Staff | Apr 18, 2013

Many volunteers help Habitat for Humanity-Maui at its construction sites, ReStore, events and on committees. From left, Sherry Racadio, Chanell Paoa and Malu Mattos take time out to enjoy lunch from Aloha Mixed Plate in Lahaina. Paoa received a pair of gloves after her name was pulled from a container filled with all 28 volunteer names with the highest hours for January through March. Call 242-1140 to schedule a volunteer time or make a donation. For information on the group, visit www.habitat-maui.org.

DMVL Lahaina satellite office to remain open during construction

WAILUKU – The Lahaina satellite office of the Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing (DMVL) will remain open for business for the next couple of weeks despite ongoing construction in the area.

The office will stay open until May 3 at its current location at Lahaina Center off Front Street. After May 3, the office will relocate to the Lahaina Gateway Center.

Maui County Communications Director Rod Antone said, “Although the office will be moving in early May, we would like to assure the public that despite the construction, the office will remain open until May 3rd. DMVL customers may have to detour around certain construction areas to get to the office, but it is open for business until May 3rd.”

A number of DMVL forms are also available online; visit www.mauicounty.gov/DMVL and select “Electronic Forms.”

Nan Inc., TJ Gomes Trucking Co. Inc. and Hawaiian Cement recently helped Maui Preparatory Academy complete part of its County of Maui-required improvements for the subdivision where Maui Prep is located. Nan donated workers and heavy equipment to complete the work and negotiated with TJ Gomes and Hawaiian Cement to get reduced pricing for the materials.

A news release will go out later this month to announce the opening date of the new DMVL satellite office at Lahaina Gateway.


Navy League to meet

LAHAINA – The Navy League of the United States/Maui Council will meet in Lahaina at 2 p.m. on April 21. Members and prospective members are welcome.

For information and the Lahaina meeting location, contact Susan Nealy at (503) 936-4092.

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s free Starry Night Cinema series in the Pavilion/Amphitheater continues on Sunday, April 21, tonight at 7 p.m. with “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.” This animated adventure is an adaptation of the classic tale of a grumpy, yet charming, forest creature (voiced by Danny DeVito) who shares the enduring power of hope and a message for the environment. Enjoy casual dining, art activities in honor of Earth Day and live music at this family friendly event.

The Navy League of the United States is the foremost citizens’ organization to serve, support and stand with all the sea services – the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine.

The Navy League has three missions: to enhance the morale of active duty personnel and their families; to inform Congress and the American public on the importance of strong sea services; and to support youth through programs that expose young people to the values of sea services.


Recycling event slated in Lahaina

LAHAINA – In partnership with Hammerhead Metals Recycling, Community Work Day Program will coordinate an event in the Lahaina Cannery Mall front parking lot to promote recycling and reuse of many household items.

Leilani’s on the Beach recently recognized Maui Police Officer Justin Mauliola as the Outstanding Police Officer for the fourth quarter of 2012. He received a hand-carved wooden trophy and a $100 gift certificate to Leilani’s on the Beach. A member of the Maui Police Department for the last three years, Officer Mauliola was recognized for his outstanding police work and dedication to the job. “Officer Mauliola is a valuable member of the Maui Police Department, and we’re so pleased we could recognize his efforts as our Outstanding Police Officer of the Quarter,” said Leilani’s General Manager Jason Donez.

On Saturday, April 20, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., recycling agencies will be on-hand to accept scrap metal; bicycles; appliances; computers; TVs and electronic waste; beverage containers; cooking oil; cellular phones; household, vehicle and laptop batteries; printer cartridges; newspaper; cardboard; telephone books; magazines; used eye glasses; hearing aids; books; reusable paint; clothing; and household items.

The event will NOT accept tires, motor oil or hazardous fluids.

The event is being held in partnership with Hammerhead Metals, Maui Disposal, Maui Friends of the Library, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Maui, The Lions Club, Pacific Biodiesel and the County of Maui. Participants are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food donation. Call 877-2524.


‘Exploring the Brain’ workshop slated

KAHULUI – Grandparents and their grandchildren are invited to spend a morning of fun and learning with the University of Hawaii at Manoa Cooperative Extension on Saturday, April 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the “Exploring the Brain” workshop.

Participants will explore and participate in games and activities that are healthy for brains of all ages. This workshop is most ideal for elementary age students and their grandparents. Space is limited, so preregistration is required.

The workshop will be held in the University of Hawaii Maui College Community Services Building. The cost is $5 per family payable at the door

To register, contact Heather Greenwood at heather8@hawaii.edu or 244-3242, extension 226.


Women Helping Women offers support at Lahaina office

LAHAINA – If you are a victim of domestic violence, Women Helping Women is there for you.

Whether you need emergency shelter, a temporary restraining order, court advocacy or just someone to talk to, call the 24-hour hotline at (808) 579-9581.

In Lahaina, call 661-7111.