COMMUNITY NEWS for June 12 issue
DOT improving turn at Aholo Road
LAHAINA – The Hawaii Department of Transportation last week began working on the right hand turn at the corner of Honoapiilani Highway and Aholo Road.
The state will remove the current striping and restripe the turn with a new design with an improved focus on safety, visibility and efficiency, as well as add a new yield sign and more pavement markings.
“Mahalo nui loa to the HDOT for working with me to finally get the right turn off situation at Honoapiilani Highway and Aholo Road addressed. This is part of our ongoing effort to ensure that the improvements we successfully secure money for function as intended and are as safe and efficient as possible for the community,” said West Maui Rep. Angus McKelvey.
Soroptimists to host mayoral candidate
KAANAPALI – Soroptimist International of West Maui will host mayoral candidate Tamara Paltin at its monthly dinner meeting on Wednesday, June 18.
Paltin will discuss issues facing the county and her plans to address them.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Paradise Grill in Kaanapali. For reservations, contact Ruth McKay at (808) 283-5193.
Used book sale set
KAHULUI – Maui Friends of the Library will hold a Used Book Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Whole Foods at Maui Mall.
A large variety of donated fiction and nonfiction books will be on sale. All proceeds benefit Maui’s public libraries. Each keiki will be able to take home a free children’s book from the designated selection (while supplies last). For information, visit www.mauifriendsofthelibrary.org.
Mall to host Lawn and Garden Fair
KAHULUI – Kick-off the summer gardening season with the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals and over 20 green industry vendors and non-profits at the 19th annual Lawn & Garden Fair on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maui Mall.
This year’s theme is “Edible Landscapes.” This is a great opportunity to find plants from Maui growers and learn more about gardening and landscaping. Join the crowd for educational talks from local experts and a book sale featuring plant and gardening subjects. Experts will be on-hand to assist with horticultural diagnosis and consultation. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day.
For more information, contact Allison Wright at 268-6927 or visit www.malp.org.
WAILUKU – The nonprofit African Americans on Maui Association will celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 14, at Wailuku Banyan Park from 1 to 3 p.m.
This event is free to the public. Call 878-8434 or visit www.africanamericansonmaui.com for information.
Juneteenth is one of the oldest celebrations of the end of slavery in the United States. It started in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger rode into town to proclaim that the slaves were free.