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COMMUNITY NEWS for July 4 issue

By Staff | Jul 4, 2013

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jared Panlasigui, an air conditioner mechanic from Lahaina assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion (CEB), Regimental Combat Team 7, reconnects a newly replaced air conditioning unit at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan. Panlasigui is currently deployed to Afghanistan with the 3rd CEB in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO BY CPL. ALEJANDRO PENA.

Napili Community Garden to hold orientation events

NAPILI – Napili Community Garden will hold four orientations for 200-square-foot plots.

The group will meet in the garden’s parking lot mauka of Napili Plaza at 4 p.m. on July 6, 8 a.m. on July 10, 4 p.m. on July 13, or 8 a.m. on July 17.

The fee is $40 for the remainder of 2013. If unable to attend one of the sessions, e-mail “mailto:Napiligarden@gmail.com”>Napiligarden@gmail.com. For detailed directions and more information, visit www.Napiligarden.com.


Bank of Hawaii Vice President & Wealth Advisor Joan Martin and William L. Carpenter, Bank of Hawaii senior vice president and portfolio manager (right), recently presented J. Walter Cameron Center Executive Director Cesar Gaxiola with a check for $2,000 from the bank in support of the center’s “A Time of Renewal” 40th Anniversary fundraising efforts.

Home gardening classes slated

LAHAINA – Home gardening classes cosponsored by the county Department of Parks and Recreation will be held on Wednesdays at Lahaina Civic Center.

Set for 10 a.m., the schedule includes: July 3, Growing Roses Successfully; and July 10, Natural Pesticide Options.

The fee is $15 per session. To register, call Anne Gachuhi at (808) 446-2361, e-mail hgsn2011@gmail.com or visit homegardeningsupportnetwork .com.


To promote safety, management staff and the resort-appointed landscaping company at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas recently completed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-hour general industry certification course through Pacific Islands Risk Management Group International LLC.

Grace Baptist Church to hold camp

LAHAINA – Join the action at Grace Baptist Church in Lahaina for exciting Bible stories, crafts, games, puppets and snacks during “Investigation Destination.”

Bring your friends ages four through high school and join the church community each day on July 22-26 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information or a free ride, call 661-4017 or 870-1494.


Maui Ocean Center to lead beach cleanup

Maui Hands Gallery at 612 Front St. in Lahaina will present wave paintings by Alexa Caskey every Friday in July from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 667-9898 for information.

MAALAEA – Maui Ocean Center will hold a beach cleanup on Saturday, July 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Haycraft Beach Park in Maalaea.

The group will clean up Sugar Beach and surrounding areas to protect the ocean. All are welcome.

Malama Maui Nui (Community Work Day) will provide gloves, trash bags, grabbers and vests. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat; shoes are optional.


Lahaina DMVL Satellite Office open at new location

The young students of Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) will present a live theatrical production of the musical “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids” at Steppingstone Playhouse in Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. Appropriate for audiences of all ages, the show will be performed July 5 at 5 and 7 p.m. and July 6-7 at 2 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students 18 and under; go to www.mauiacademy.org or call 244-8760. The cast includes, from left, Nathan Burke as Horace, Echo Acri as Cruella De Vil and Gabriel Elftman-Hanson as Jasper. PHOTO BY JACK GRACE PHOTOGRAPHY.

LAHAINA – The Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing last week Friday held the grand opening for its newly relocated Lahaina Satellite Office.

The Lahaina Satellite Office is located at 335 Keawe St., Suite 209, in Lahaina Gateway. For information, contact the DMVL Call Center at 270-7363.


‘Better Choices Better Health’ workshop set

WAILUKU – The Maui County Office on Aging will sponsor a six-week “Better Choices Better Health” workshop.

The series begins Friday, July 12, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Kaunoa Senior Center, Room 102.

This course is designed to help people living with chronic conditions better self-manage their health. It will run on six Fridays: July 12, 19 and 26 and Aug. 2, 9 and 16.

A one-time fee of $10 includes the text book “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions” and a relaxation CD. Scholarships are available.

Contact Jan Roberson at 270-8221 or jan.roberson@mauicounty.gov for more information or to register.


Hawaii Organ Transplant Support Group to meet

WAILUKU – Abigail de la Cruz of Liberty Dialysis Maui and Dr. Carlys Higuchi of Maui Optix will be the guest speakers at a July 11 support group meeting sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii and Hawaii Organ Transplant Support Group.

Featuring an open forum to ask questions, the meeting for kidney patients and/or their caregivers is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Liberty Dialysis, 105 Maui Lani Parkway.

Call 986-1900 by July 8 to register.


Shepley awarded ‘Wings of Gold’

LAHAINA – Navy Lt. Junior Grade Dillon B. Shepley, the son of Robinette and Mitch Shepley of Lahaina, was recently designated a Naval Aviator while serving with Training Squadron 21, Naval Air Station, in Kingsville, Texas.

Shepley was presented with the coveted “Wings of Gold,” marking the culmination of months of flight training.

Shepley followed a training curriculum that included basic studies in engineering and navigation, training flights in simulators, aircraft familiarizations, basic and advanced instrument training, extended navigation flights, and landings and takeoffs aboard an aircraft carrier.

Shepley joined the Navy in April 2011.