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COMMUNITY NEWS for May 29 issue

By Staff | May 29, 2014

Lahaina residents are circulating a petition to “Block the Development of the Proposed Kahoma Village and Instead Preserve the Land for a Community Park.” An event will be held at the project site at the corner of Front and Kenui streets at 10 a.m. on May 31 to gather support for the campaign. The next hearing for the project will be held on June 24.

Event to benefit Mike Weed

LAHAINA – “Kokua for Mike Weed” will be held on Friday, May 30, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Pioneer Inn.

Weed, a bartender at the Pioneer Inn, has been diagnosed with leukemia and is currently in the hospital in Honolulu.

The benefit will feature live music, a silent auction and raffles. Donations will be greatly appreciated.


Seven Lahainaluna High School senior student athletes recently signed letters of intent to attend college and compete on the schools’ athletic teams. In front, from left, Loke Basques Rosenthal will attend Warner Pacific University and compete on the basketball team, and Lithe Pokipala-Waiohu will play softball for Trinity Valley College in Texas. In the back row, from left, are Kiko Kohler-Fonohema (Western New Mexico University, football), Bronson Kaina (Graceland University in Iowa, football), Corban Kaikkonen (San Diego Christian College, cross country), Bubba Jaramillo (University of Nebraska Kearney, wrestling), and Hercules Mata’afa (Washington State University, football). Not pictured is Derrick Becker, who will play football at Simon Fraser University.

Moose McGillycuddy’s lost its lease and closed

LAHAINA – George Watson of Moose McGillycuddy’s on Friday reported, “The Lahaina Moose lost its lease and has closed.”

He wrote, “Thirty years of food, fun and memories. We challenged you with 12-egg omelets, gigantic burgers and all-you-could-eat king crab and BBQ beef ribs a la Fred Flintstone.

“We sold you eggs so cheap that the chickens had to work overtime. Ear-numbing rock bands and frenzied dancing. Dollar Tuesdays that were a blurry memory on Wednesday…

“The ever-popular Happy Hour at your favorite sports bar. We watched you grow up; heck, we watched your kids grow up. We helped you celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and God only knows what else.

The North South East West Festival 2014 will begin with a piano recital on Saturday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. at Makawao Union Church, 1445 Baldwin Avenue. Robert Pollock (above), founder of Ebb & Flow Arts, will perform works inspired by Ebb & Flow Arts’ explorations over the years, including works by Erik Satie, Olivier Messiaen, Halim El-Dabh, Dina Koston, Alexander Scriabin, George Walker, Claude Debussy and Thomas de Hartmann. A pre-concert discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit www.ebbandflowarts.org for information. 

“The good, the bad and the ugly – we saw it all and did it with you, our loyal customers living here on Maui or visiting from the far-flung Isles of Langerham and points beyond.

“What a journey. Melancholy ap-proaches, but no; no sniveling, firm upper lip and all that… all that can be said is thanks for the memories.”

Watson asked Moose McGillycuddy’s customers to come see them in Kihei or Honolulu.


Free pancakes at Slappy Cakes on June 3

Rebelution will perform on Thursday, June 5, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Yokouchi Pavilion at 7:15 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Originally formed in 2004, Rebelution members Eric Rachmany (vocals/guitar), Rory Carey (keyboards), Wesley Finley (drums) and Marley D. Williams (bass) met in college in Santa Barbara. New Orleans saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Khris Royal recently joined the group. In the beach community of Isla Vista, the seeds to Rebelution’s future were planted: to create inspiring and engaging music that would leave their listeners with the sense that they have the power to make this world a better place. Rebelution’s last album, “Peace of Mind,” was released through their own label and topped the reggae and independent album charts. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 the day of the show ($55/$60 for VIP tickets). All ages will be admitted, but attendees under age 21 must stay in a designated area. Call 242-SHOW for tickets.

HONOKOWAI – Slappy Cakes is celebrating its first anniversary and will be giving away free “birthday cake” pancakes on Tuesday, June 3, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Slappy Cakes is also offering a 25 percent kama’aina discount all week from June 1-7. “We want to say a special thanks to all of the locals that have helped us get through our first year. The community support has been overwhelming,” said Ali Isabelle, owner.


Pau Hana Party set

WAILUKU – Healthy Skin Maui will hold a Pau Hana Party on Thursday, May 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Maui Brewing Company in Kahana Gateway Shopping Center will host a Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project benefit night on Friday, May 30, from 6 to 10 p.m. Half of the pub profits from house beers sold will go toward protecting native birds. Maui Forest Birds is dedicated to the conservation and research of rare and endangered bird species on Maui, like the Kiwikiu, a bird found nowhere else in the world. For information, call Laura at 573-0280 or go to www.mauiforestbirds.org.

Buy two treatments and get one free – a $550 value.

Healthy Skin Maui is located at 233 S. Market St. in Wailuku. Call 270-0090 or visit HealthySkinMaui.com.