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COMMUNITY NEWS for May 14 issue

By Staff | May 14, 2015

Fourteen-year-old junior pro surfer Summer Macedo and longtime accomplished guitarist Shawn McLaughlin will play at Pacific’O in Lahaina from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Friday in May. They bring playful (yet soulful) cover songs of popular and alternative hit music. Come down to enjoy the music, food and the views right on the beach at 505 Front Street.

Lahaina Intermediate to hold Parent Information Night

LAHAINA – The community is invited to attend Parent Information Night for incoming sixth grade families on Thursday, May 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Lahaina Intermediate School Cafeteria.

The LIS staff looks forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about the start of middle school. For information, call the school office at 662-3965. Refreshments will be served.


Church to host prayer retreat

The Napili Kai Foundation teaches local children the history, arts, crafts, language and dances of Polynesia. Every Tuesday evening at Napili Kai Beach Resort, 5900 Lower Honoapiilani Road, foundation students present a delightful program of Polynesian song and dance from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for children five and under. Call 669-6271.

LAHAINA – Holy Innocents Church will hold an introduction, instruction and experience of a meditative form of Christ-centered prayer on Saturday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 561 Front St. church.

This short prayer retreat will be directed by Rev. Austin Murray, pastor of Trinity Church in Kihei. Bring a brown bag lunch. There will be a calabash offering. For more information, and to register, call (808) 264-9283.


West Maui AYSO holding registration

LAHAINA – The West Maui AYSO soccer league will hold its first registration event on Saturday, May 16, in the Lahaina Intermediate School Cafeteria from 9 a.m. to noon.

Letter of Intent Signing Day for Lahainaluna High School athletes in the Class of 2015 was held on April 30 in the Samuel Kamakau Library. Pictured, from left, are: front — Ariana Badua (softball), Southwestern Oregon Community College; Rhyn Lendio (softball), Pacific University; Tobi Bonifacio (softball), Western Texas College; Breanna Dudoit-Vasquez (wrestling), Wayland Baptist University; Diamond Freitas (wrestling), Menlo College; and Matafolau Hafoka (basketball), McEwan University, Canada. Pictured (from left) in the back row are: Danniel Sulunga-Kahaialii (football), Mount San Antonio College in California; Penisimani Taufa (football), Snow College; Marvin Sidon (basketball), Pennsylvania State Fayette; Thomas Rosen-St. John (wrestling), Wayland Baptist University; Connor Mowat (football), Western New Mexico University; and Makoa Filikitonga-Lukela (football), Western New Mexico University.

As an incentive for early registration, all players and volunteers who bring completed application forms to this event will receive a gift.

Registration will also be held on June 20 and 27 from 9 a.m. to noon, and the AYSO Soccer Camp is scheduled for July 20-24.

For more information, e-mail lahaina “mailto:ayso@msn.com”>ayso@msn.com or visit www.westmauiayso.com.

Jessica Blank joins


The Lahainaluna High School Foundation was chosen as one of six beneficiaries of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January. The foundation helps provide volunteers who assist with many of the set-up, tournament and breakdown tasks associated with the competition. Lahainaluna HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) helped out at the 2015 tournament.

Doctors On Call

HONOKOWAI – Doctors On Call recently welcomed Jessica Blank to its staff.

Blank is a certified physician assistant who received her undergraduate degree from Colorado College. She recently completed her training at the University of Washington Medical School.

She has lived on Maui since 2000 and served the communities of Maui County as an emergency medical technician and paramedic since 2001.

Her background in emergency medicine combined with her educational focus in rural family practice and global health makes her a welcome member of the DOC team.

Doctors On Call has four locations at the Times Market Plaza, Hyatt Regency Maui, Westin Maui and Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. For information, call 667-7676.


Event to support Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project

KAHANA – Join the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project for a pint night benefit at Maui Brewing Company on Friday, May 22, from 6 to 10 p.m.

Half 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.

Maui Brewing Company is located in Kahana Gateway Shopping Center. Call Laura at 573-0280 or go to www.mauiforestbirds.org for details.


Maui Humane Society to hold vaccine clinic

PUUNENE – In response to cases of feline panleukopenia recently diagnosed in Kahului and Upcountry, the Maui Humane Society (MHS) will hold a vaccine clinic for the general public.

The vaccines administered will be a standard feline core vaccine that includes protection against the panleukopenia virus and also includes the herpes and calici viruses that cause upper respiratory disease in cats.

All cats without permanent forms of identification will also receive microchips. Microchips provide a permanent means of identification and help MHS reunite pets with their families if they should ever be found as strays.

Vaccines and microchips are available by donation at the clinic on Saturday, May 16, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The intent is to accommodate everyone who checks in by noon. The clinic will be held in the MHS modular building behind the main shelter. Parking will be available next to the building or along the roadway.

These clinics are for all friendly, tame cats. Cats and kittens should be at least six weeks old, and all cats should be transported in secure carriers. For everyone’s safety, cats in improper carriers will not be accepted. Carriers are available for rent from MHS, and cardboard carriers can be purchased at the shelter ahead of time for $10. Call MHS for vaccination options for feral cats.

For the latest updates, visit www.MauiHumaneSociety.org or call MHS at 877-3680, option 3.