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COMMUNITY NEWS for November 28 issue

By Staff | Nov 28, 2013

In a Napili Bay and Beach Foundation program, volunteers and Maui Preparatory Academy students are monitoring the health of the reef, marine life and water at Napili Bay.

Lahaina Girls Softball to hold registration

LAHAINA – Lahaina Girls Softball registration for the upcoming season is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 3, and Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Lahaina Cannery Mall.

The league is open to girls 5-14 years of age. Divisions are T-Ball, Coach Pitch and Fast-Pitch.

New players must bring a copy of their birth certificate, health and emergency information. Registration fees will be collected at time of registration; checks are to be made payable to Lahaina Girls Softball.

Players must be present, because photos will be taken at registration.

Kraft Foods in Hawaii and Times Supermarkets recently presented Maui high schools with their share of $250,000 in Adidas uniforms and equipment earned through the 13th Shop and Score program. Lahainaluna High School was a top points-earning school, coming in seventh place statewide and earning over $12,500 in uniforms and equipment. Pictured, from left, are Chris Borden of Times Supermarket, Scott Soldwisch of LHS, Nerio Romero of Times Supermarket, Byron Chong of Love’s Bakery, and Gerald Shintaku of Kraft Foods in Hawaii. PHOTO BY KRAFT FOODS IN HAWAII.

Volunteers are still needed for coaching the 6U and 8U teams. The formation of these teams will be dependent upon coaches volunteering.

For more information, contact Rose at 281-8311 or “mailto:khodgins@clearwire.net”>khodgins@clearwire.net.


Holiday Fair set

KAHULUI – Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans will hold Holiday Fair 2013 on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maui High School gymnasium in Kahului.

The Friends of Haleakala National Park seeks volunteers for a service project in Haleakala Crater on Dec. 7-9. Participants will hike into and out of the crater, stay free in Kapalaoa Cabin and work on protection of native plants in the crater wilderness. In addition to helping the environment and enjoying the fellowship of the volunteer group, participants will also have some time for hiking, stargazing, photography or just relaxation. Participants must be able to hike in and out of the crater carrying their sleeping bag and a share of the food. To register, visit www.fhnp.org, then e-mail beth@fhnp.org. Here, a volunteer plants silverswords at Kalahaku.

Admission is free. The event will include Christmas ornaments, shell and glass jewelry, candles, soaps, baked goods, Jeff’s Jellies, plants and a farmers’ market.

The Holiday Fair is a fundraiser for Maui’s Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans, whose projects include historical programs in partnership with the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center and the annual Chrysanthemum Festival, which funds projects, including scholarships.

“Nisei veterans” refers to the Americans of Japanese ancestry who served during World War II with the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service.

For information, call Janice Toyama at 281-7916.


West Maui Cheer to hold fundraiser

LAHAINA – 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 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. 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.


Soroptimists seek applicants for award

WEST MAUI – Soroptimist International of West Maui currently seeks applicants for its annual Women of Opportunity Award.

This award program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

Recipients may use the cash award to offset any costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation.

In addition to being their family’s primary financial support, eligible women must be enrolled in or accepted to a vocational/skills training or undergraduate degree program.

Financial need is another important factor.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 15, 2013. For applications and additional information, contact Lisa Nelson at 667-2786 or Lisa.nelson@pleasant.net, or Mihaela Stoops at 357-4000 or mihaela_stoops@hotmail.com .

Each year, about $1.6 million is disbursed through this award-winning program.


Chef’s Tasting Menu to support Lahaina 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. “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.


Center now accepts water, refuse bill payments

WAILUKU – The Maui County Business Resource Center in Maui Mall now accepts payments for water and refuse bills.

Only payments for current accounts will be accepted and must be accompanied by original invoices. Monthly and daily bus passes are also sold there.

The center is open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on county holidays. For information, call 873-8247.


Lahaina Swim Club to hold silent auction

LAHAINA – Lahaina Swim Club is holding a silent auction to help keiki swimmers attend “states” on the Big Island.

The event is set for Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lahaina Cannery Mall.

Items up for bid include luau tickets, hotel stays, dinners, activities, jewelry, boat trips, massages, coffee, portrait session and art classes. For more information, call Kari at (808) 280-3551.


Committee to receive input on Home Business Bill

LAHAINA – The County Council’s Planning Committee will hold a public meeting in West Maui on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to receive input on the pending Home Business Bill.

The council is considering legislation to permit and regulate home-based businesses in certain zoning districts. The panel will review and discuss allowable types of home businesses and develop appropriate regulations for particular operations.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at Lahaina Civic Center. The public is encouraged to attend.

The bill is posted on the committee website at www.mauicounty.gov/committees.pc. For more information, call Councilwoman Elle Cochran’s office at 270-5504.


Tropic Water to hold benefit for typhoon victims

LAHAINA – With so many lives affected and the potential long-term fallout from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Tropic Water wants to support victims of the disaster.

The company will donate 100 percent of all proceeds from water sales and emergency preparedness bottle sales at its 717 Luakini St. retail water store on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“As a small business owner in Maui, I realize how devastating this disaster is for these victims’ long-term livelihood, not to mention the emotional toll of such an event. We look forward to helping by donating to the American Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Fund however we can,” said Tropic Water owner Brandon Arnds.

Call 661-0007 for information.