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COMMUNITY NEWS for June 19 issue

By Staff | Jun 19, 2014

With Lahaina Restoration Foundation directors serving as grand marshals, the 2014 Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa’u Parade and Ho‘olaule‘a was held on Saturday in Lahaina. With the 2014 theme “Na Kahu o Na Mea Makamae-Celebrating Our Museums,” the parade showcased the art of pa’u (a visual demonstration of Hawaiian equestrian styling) and gathered Maui County organizations and the community to honor the Kamehameha lineage. PHOTO BY CHRIS TURNER/RIMFIRE PHOTOGRAPHY.

Planning Commission to take testimony on proposed Kahoma Village project

LAHAINA – The Maui Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 24, to take testimony on Stanford Carr Development LLC’s application for a Special Management Area Use Permit to build the Kahoma Village project in Lahaina.

The 21.6-acre project is proposed on a 24.3-acre tract bordered by Honoapiilani Highway to the east, Front Street to the west, Kenui Street to the south and the channelized Kahoma Stream to the north.

Plans for the $60 million project call for 203 housing units, including 69 single-family units in clusters, 32 single-family dwellings, 102 multi-family units and three parks totaling 1.75 acres.

The land is designated Urban in the State Land Use District and Project District 4 and Open Space in the West Maui Community Plan. The vacant tract is zoned A-1, Apartment by the county.

Sargent’s Fine Art, 802 Front St., will host acclaimed artist Alexei Antonov on June 19-29 from 7 to 10 p.m. Born in Russia, Antonov now lives and works in the U.S. He paints in the classic technique of the Flemish Masters of the Renaissance era. Multiple layers of subtle color reveal an amazing depth of detail in all his subjects (his “Country Rose” is pictured). His flowers are so realistic, you can almost smell their perfume. Come meet the artist while enjoying the music of Curt Lee on Friday Art Nite. For more information, call 667-4030.

Stanford Carr Development is the applicant on behalf of the landowner, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The proposing agency is the county Department of Housing and Human Concerns.

Kahoma Village is being processed in accordance with Section 20IH-38, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), promoting the delivery of affordable housing by allowing the exemption of endorsed projects from “all statutes, ordinances, charter provisions, and rules of any governmental agency relating to planning, zoning, construction standards for subdivisions, development and improvement of land and the construction of units thereon.”

The project will be initiated upon receipt of the Section 201H-38, HRS approval, SMA Use Permit and applicable construction-related permits. The project is anticipated to take 48 months to complete.


Wedding Expo to be held at the Sheraton Maui Resort

KAANAPALI – The Maui Wedding Association will present the 19th annual Maui Wedding Expo on Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa.

The expo will feature Maui’s top wedding vendors in the following categories: wedding coordinators, photographers, videographers, florists, ministers/officiants, catering/cake/restaurants, musicians/entertainment, locations/venues, limos/transportation, bridal wear/tuxedos, beauty/spa, travel/lodging, specialty products and services, rental equipment and wedding publications.

Free to the public, the event will feature entertainment, wedding fashion shows, cake tasting and door prizes throughout the day. Brides and grooms may register to enter into the door prize drawing in advance at www.weddingexpomaui.com.

The Sheraton’s parking structure will be available for parking for the event at $1 for every three hours with validation at the expo. The resort will also provide property tours throughout the event, and their restaurants will offer specials for expo attendees.

Tambara Garrick, sales manager for Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Hawaii and current president of the Maui Wedding Association, said, “From coordinators and photographers to venues and caterers, you will find everything you need to plan your dream wedding at the Maui Wedding Expo, whether you are kama’aina or planning a destination wedding.”

For more information, visit www.mauiweddingassociation.com.


Former Teen Challenge participants to reunite

KULA – House of New Life, a Kula program for teens in crisis, is hosting a dinner on Saturday, June 21, for former participants and staff of Teen Challenge Maui.

In addition, a Teen Challenge reunion with a week of activities from June 17-24 will include a visit from the founder and other former directors of Teen Challenge Maui, current directors of Big Island Teen Challenge and the former director of Oahu Teen Challenge.

Other alumni are traveling in from various Mainland and island locations. The event is free and open to all alumni and staff from Teen Challenge, which was based at Olowalu. For information, e-mail shimodoi@juno.com or call (808) 344-7308.