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COMMUNITY NEWS for October 1 issue

By Staff | Oct 1, 2015

The fifth annual Wiki Wiki 5K and 10K Fun Run/Walk is set for 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, with race day registration starting at 6 a.m. Both distances will start and finish at Lahaina Gateway Shopping Center and follow an off-road course up on the old sugar cane haul road in Lahaina. Runners and walkers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the 5K (runners only in the 10K). For more informartion, visit www.wikiwikirun.com.

Learn how to save heirloom treasures at LRF workshops

LAHAINA – Lahaina Restoration Foundation (LRF) will host another round of free, hands-on artifact cleaning workshops known as “Hands On History.” Museum archivist Arrianna D’Orsay will lead the workshops on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Oct. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the West Maui Senior Center at 788 Pauoa St. in Lahaina.

Open to senior members of the public, the workshops focus on preserving a part of Lahaina’s past for future generations.

Participants will learn how to properly clean and store various LRF treasures and artifacts like Hawaiian quilts, antique dishes and heirloom dolls using gentle, noninvasive cleaning methods.

Questions about preserving family heirlooms for the next generation are welcome.

Rotarians Uli Kirkegaard, Brandie Henderson and Amy Crowe from the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise donated dictionaries to all third-graders at King Kamehameha III Elementary School recently. Visiting Rotarian Ross Johnson also participated. This is an annual project of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise, which meets weekly at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Pioneer Inn for a breakfast meeting. Fee for the meeting, which includes breakfast, is $10. The public is welcome to attend. Here, third-grader Jayden Ragusa shows off his new dictionary.

To register for the “Hands On History” workshops, call the West Maui Senior Center at 270-4310. For more information about artifacts and heirlooms, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262 or e-mail info@lahainarestoration.org.


Luau to celebrate candidate’s birthday

WAILUKU – The Friends of Keith Regan announced that a Birthday Luau to celebrate his 44th birthday will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku.

There will be ono Hawaiian food, great entertainment and door prizes. Tickets are $20 per person (free for kids 12 and under). For tickets, call 244-6042 or visit www.eventbrite.com/e/keith-regans-birthday-luau-tickets-18372927922.

The sixth annual West Maui Health & Fitness Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Lahaina Cannery Mall around the center stage. This exciting, interactive event will feature a family-friendly day of healthy living showcases, including on-stage fitness demonstrations and challenges, health screenings, raffle giveaways and educational booths. For more information, visit www.mauifitnessexpo.com.

For more information on his campaign for the Maui County Council, visit www.Regan2016.com.


Friends of Joe Blackburn giving away donuts

WAILUKU – Every Thursday between 8 and 10 a.m., Nathan Nunuha and the Friends of Joe Blackburn will give away free donuts at the corner of Vineyard and Market streets in Wailuku at Blackburn’s Corner.

The giveaway is sponsored by the Friends of Joe Blackburn.

Presented in partnership with The Butterfly Effect and Maui Jim, the Hyatt Regency Maui’s second annual Maui Paddle for a Cure will take place starting at Hanakao‘o Beach Park (Canoe Beach) on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Maui locals and visitors 18 years and older (both male and female) are invited to an open paddle by standup paddle board, kayak or canoe along Canoe Beach. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 100 percent of donations and registration fees will support Susan G. Komen Hawaii in its efforts to fight breast cancer. The exclusive after party and silent auction at Sunset Terrace at the Hyatt will feature food and drink specials and a performance by Hawaii-based singer and musician Anuhea (above). For more information, and to register, go to https://www.crowdrise.com/mauipaddleforacure2015.


Entries sought for Montage Memory Makers contest

Montage Hotels & Resorts is empowering young humanitarians with scholarships to fulfill their higher education goals with the third annual Montage Memory Makers contest.

The luxury hotel company is searching for community leaders ages 13-17 who are making the world a better place.

The five winners will be judged on the following criteria: 1) Ongoing community service or volunteering efforts; 2) Achievements that have made a meaningful impact in their community or beyond; and 3) How their community service inspires others. Individuals who meet the contest requirements are encouraged to enter the contest by visiting www.montagehotels.com/montage-memory-makers-scholarship/ to upload a 300-word essay (mandatory) and additional material detailing how they inspire and provide service to their communities.

Some 200 family and friends recently celebrated the marriage of Kazia Lecker of Hana to George Chihara of Lahaina. The wedding was held at a Launiupoko venue and was administered by Pastor Pearl Pahukoa. The bride is the daughter of Louanne Lecker of Hana and Daniel Dryden of St. Helens, Oregon; and the groom is the son of Monica and Walter Chihara of Lahaina. They are both Lahainaluna High School graduates. Kazia recently graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, and George is a Petty Officer Third Class in the U.S. Coast Guard stationed at Alameda, California. Beautiful bride Kazia sent the couple’s sincere thanks to all who helped them celebrate their special day: “We are so grateful to all of our family and friends that helped us fulfill our engagement vow of ‘A promise made, a promise kept.’ It was a day we will remember fondly forever.”

Entries will be accepted from now through Nov. 9, 2015. Winners will be formally announced on Jan. 4, 2016.


County Council to meet Tuesday

WAILUKU – The first Maui County Council meeting in October will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 9 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Chair Mike White announced.

The council normally meets on the first and third Fridays of each month. The first meeting in October was rescheduled to accommodate councilmembers’ travel on official business.

Agenda items may include Bill 68 to approve zoning for Kihana Nursery in Kihei, Bill 69 to grant a five-year conditional permit for He-Man Landscaping in Lahaina and Bill 70 to provide infrastructure exemptions for qualified applicants on the Upcountry water meter list.

White said the public is encouraged to check posted agendas on the council calendar at MauiCounty.us/calendar.

For questions relating to the council meeting, call the Office of the County Clerk at 270-7748. For the latest council news, follow @mauicounty on Twitter.


Restaurants supporting immersion program

WEST MAUI – On Friday, Oct. 9, Mark Ellman is donating 15 percent of his food sales from his three restaurants – Mala Lahaina, Frida’s Mexican Beach House and Honu – to the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program in West Maui.

For information, visit www.honumaui.com.