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COMMUNITY NEWS for November 21 issue

By Staff | Nov 21, 2013

In an alarmingly physical contest, Lahainaluna High School’s drive for a state football championship came to a disappointing end last Saturday night at War Memorial Stadium, as the Kaiser Cougars scored a 20-9 win in the First Hawaiian Bank Division II State Championships semifinal game. The Lunas held a 9-7 lead at halftime, but the heavy hitting and oftentimes overzealous visitors from the Oahu Interscholastic League’s White Division took command of the game in the second half and pulled away for the win. The Cougars were penalized 15 times for 163 yards, including two late hits out of bounds and two helmet-to-helmet infractions, including a fourth quarter incident that sent a Luna player to the hospital. Injuries to key players limited the Luna offense in the second half, and the Kaiser team wore down the Maui Interscholastic League champs to advance to the D-II title game this weekend at Aloha Stadium against the Kauai High Red Raiders. PHOTO BY DENTON JOHNSON.

County GOP to meet in Lahaina

LAHAINA – The Maui County Republican Party will hold a no-host, casual talk story social at Lulu’s Lahaina Surf Club and Grill in Lahaina Cannery Mall on Friday, Nov. 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Invite your family and friends to join with people who are passionate about conservative issues.

For more information, call Paige Fontaine at 269-2967.


Innovations in science and technology will be showcased on Nov. 22 at the University of Hawaii Maui College Career & Innovation Day. The public is invited to this event featuring innovative projects in science and technology, such as a biosphere (self-sustaining space habitat), smartboard application that can transform any surface into an interactive display, a banana piano and more. For information, visit www.facebook.com/IEEEUHMC.

Chef’s Tasting Menu at Hula Grill to benefit King Kamehameha III School

KAANAPALI – Hula Grill Kaanapali invites guests to dine on ono food to support Na Ali’i of King Kamehameha III Elementary School.

Through its Legacy of Aloha program, the oceanfront restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds from its nightly Chef’s Tasting Menu to the Lahaina school to support its programs.

The three-course menu is priced at $25.95 and available from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. daily.

“Open since 1913, King Kamehameha III Elementary is a significant and historic educational institution in West Maui,” said Orrin Cross, general manager of Hula Grill Kaanapali.

Discover how to manage stress and stay healthy in a toxic and challenging world on Friday, Nov. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at Body in Balance in Lahaina. Dr. Pat McLean of Ocean LightForce Chiropractic in Lahaina, an expert in the 100-Year Lifestyle, will present ideas on how to release stress and live a life of joy and vitality. Register by calling 661-1116.

“This month’s Chef’s Tasting Menu is a great opportunity for our guests to contribute to the school’s efforts to uphold its commitment to the children in our community.”

Hula Grill is located in Whalers Village in Kaanapali. Call 667-6636.


New company offers tutoring for all levels

WEST MAUI – Aloha Vacation Tutoring offers tutoring for kindergarten through 12th grade, college level coursework, some graduate material and all test preparation.

Lahaina Intermediate School held its first quarter reward day called “Wet and Wild” to honor 237 qualified students in the Renaissance Partners in Living and Learning program. The students qualified by meeting academic, citizenship and community service requirements. Once again, counselor Todd Hayase, Becky Altier, Lori Koyama, Cindy Koyama, Charmaine Ganer, Donna Seno, Daryl Munetake, Tom Norton and 24 parent volunteers organized the fun-filled luncheon and play day. Hayase thanked the staff and parents who put on the program, as well as the LIS cafeteria staff, Watanabe Farms, Kula Produce, Meadow Gold Ice Cream, Blue Lagoon Lahaina, and Panda Express for their contributions to the day.

A family run, educational company, Aloha Vacation Tutoring will work around your schedule and even come to you.

The company has licensed and certified teachers as well as industry professionals that hold master’s and doctorate degrees.

Having built rapport in the community through substitute teaching and volunteering at King Kamehameha III Elementary School, the new company is eager to help more students in Lahaina and the surrounding area.

For families that live on Maui, Aloha Vacation Tutoring can help students with any of their educational needs.

Students on vacation can receive high-quality instruction for as little as an hour a day, then return to school with homework completed and ready for any upcoming tests.

West Maui Cheer is holding a Silent Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Lahaina Cannery Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The team is raising funds to travel with 25 girls to Las Vegas in February for a national competition and the Aloha Spirit Competition on Oahu in April. There will also be a raffle every hour for fabulous prizes, poinsettias for sale, and a Santa Letter Writing Station for the keiki. The estimated cost and expenses for each girl to travel is $2,000. West Maui Cheer is “hopeful that with the support of our wonderful community, these girls will be able to travel, compete and show that Maui truly is Maui No Ka Oi!” Monetary donations and silent auction items are sought. Contact Team Mom Janice Simeon at sjsimeon@gmail.com or (808) 276-5258 to make a donation or for more information.

For more information, call Lauren Cowan at (310) 210-2070 or visit alohavacationtutoring.com.


Lahainaluna High School to hold Open House

LAHAINA – Parents of currently enrolled students at Lahainaluna High School are encouraged to participate in an Open House on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.

The informational evening will be held in Hale Pa’ina, the school cafeteria.

Attendees will have six 10-minute sessions to select at their leisure.

Representatives from curriculum departments and career pathways will be present to share information about their course offerings.

Also scheduled will be information on a number of new courses being offered next year, including Lahainaluna High School’s Academy of Network Engineering and Cybersecurity.

In partnership with the National Academy Foundation and University of Hawaii Maui College, this new academy will be offering fresh and exciting courses for students in operating systems; computer hardware, networks, electronics, math and security; and systems administration.

This new academy will also participate in national CyberPatriot competitions.

The focus of the short evening is to provide information on course offerings and expectations.

Parents who wish to discuss a child’s progress need to arrange a teacher conference through the student’s respective grade level counselor.

Copies of mid-second quarter progress reports will be distributed toward the end of the evening.

For more information, contact the Student Activities Office at 662-3976.