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COMMUNITY NEWS for August 29 issue

By Staff | Aug 29, 2013

Lahaina Restoration Foundation, the county Planning Department and National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration invited the public to “Celebrate Historic Lahaina” last week Friday and Saturday at Lahaina Harbor, the Lahaina Library grounds and Banyan Tree Park. Throughout the day on Saturday, residents and visitors enjoyed demonstrations of Hawaiian cultural arts and skills, like kapa beating and stamping, poi pounding, and planting kalo (pictured). PHOTO BY KAREE CARLUCCI.

School announces lunch policy

LAHAINA – For the 2013-14 school year, Sacred Hearts School has announced its policy for free milk, free and reduced price lunches for children unable to pay the full price of milk, or lunches served under the Special Milk Program, National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program and Adult Care Food Program.

A copy of the policy and applications are available in the school office.


Perrone completes U.S. Navy basic training

The West Maui Lions cleaned Mile Marker 17 through 19 along Honoapiilani Highway on Aug. 16. Members continue to keep that stretch clean by picking up trash in support of the Adopt-A-Highway program. 

LAHAINA – Navy Seaman Recruit Jordan S. Perrone, son of Inez M. Howins of Lahaina and John R. Perrone of Bremerton, Washington, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois.

During the eight-week program, Perrone completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.

“Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly “Navy” flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.


Lahainaluna High School’s Jared Rocha-Islas (23) leads Christian Whitehead (17) to a touchdown during the second quarter in a preseason game at War Memorial Stadium.  The Lunas would go on to blank the Mount Douglas Rams of Victoria, British Columbia, by a 28-0 score. Lahainaluna opens its 2013 Maui Interscholastic League season this Saturday against Kamehameha Maui at War Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. PHOTO BY DENTON JOHNSON.

Soroptimists meet at the Royal Lahaina

KAANAPALI – Soroptimist International of West Maui is a volunteer service organization for business professionals who work to improve the lives of women and girls in our local community and throughout the world.

Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays at noon at the Royal Lahaina Resort. Call Ruth McKay at 283-5193 for luncheon reservations.

Thursday, Aug. 29, is destined to be a night full of lifetime memories, when David Crosby and Graham Nash perform at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. A third Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, special guest Jackson Browne (pictured), has just been added to the show. Tickets are $45, $55, $75, $95 or $150. Tickets are available at the MACC Box Office, by phone at 242-SHOW or online at www.mauiarts.org. Proceeds from this show will be donated to “Ruth’s Ride,” to raise funds to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van for Ruth Benavides of Maui. More information about Ruth’s Ride can be found at https://www.facebook.com/RuthsRide.

Mosaic artist Sonja De Ryke created and donated this “Emerald Mosaic Tower” to Women Helping Women’s Domestic Violence Shelter. The organization noted, “It is such a beautiful piece that has already brought tears of inspiration and awe to the women survivors and staff at the shelter.” The piece was on display at WHW’s 16th annual benefit, “An Evening in the Emerald City,” where it sat on a beautiful table design created by Reflecting You Interiors’ Renee Ward.