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COMMUNITY NEWS for December 10 issue

By Staff | Dec 10, 2015

Fresh Island Fish, Hawaii’s largest seafood distribution company, recently named Tim Campbell (pictured) as the company’s chief executive officer. The company’s founder and former C.E.O., Bruce Johnson, will become chairman of the board, with plans to expand the business into emerging markets. Campbell, who is Johnson’s nephew, brings more than 30 years of commercial real estate and marketing experience to the company, most recently serving as the western regional managing director for GE Capital.

Community loses Irene M. Harris

LAHAINA – Irene M. Harris, 64, of Lahaina passed away on Nov. 17, 2015.

She was born in Seattle, Washington, on Oct. 23, 1951, and graduated from Inglemoor High School.

She was married to, and predeceased by, Jack Harris, the owner of the Terrace Restaurant located in Kahana.

Irene’s career was in banking and finance, and her passions were gardening; her cat, Sam; her family; and the people she loved.

Central Pacific Financial Corp., parent company of Central Pacific Bank, recently announced the appointment of Glenn K.C. Ching (pictured) to executive vice president, chief legal officer and division manager of risk management effective Jan. 1, 2016.  Ching is currently senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of the company.  In his new role, he will continue to oversee the legal, compliance, Bank Secrecy Act and operations risk mitigation functions of the bank, as well as enterprise risk management. He will continue to serve as corporate secretary.

She is survived by her longtime companion, Gary Massey; her daughters, Sarah Schudel-Boyer and Mary Vander Molen; grandchildren Patrick and Shannon Boyer and Kylie, Brooke and Candice Vander Molen; her twin sister, Ilene Stevens of Renton, Washington, and sisters Hannah Pacheco of Taos, New Mexico, and Helen Ellis of Snohomish, Washington. Her sister, Mary Brauer of Ft. Worth, Texas, predeceased her. Services were held on Nov. 30 in Lynnwood, WA.

To leave an online condolence to the family, visit “http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Irene-Harris&lc=4171&pid=176587029&mid=6683843_”>obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Irene-Harris&lc=4171&pid=176587029&mid=6683843_.


5A Rent-A-Space to host Holiday Event

HONOKOWAI – 5A Rent-A-Space will hold its Holiday Event with photos with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Princess Nahi‘ena‘ena Elementary School students came in first place in Division II, Grades 2-3, in the recent Na Mele O Maui Hawaiian song competition. They sang “Na Pua Lei ‘Ilima” and “Lei ‘Ohu.” PHOTO BY STEVE BRINKMAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

The 5A ad in the Dec. 3 Lahaina News listed the wrong time.

5A Rent-A-Space is located at 3600 Lower Honoapiilani Road. Call 669-5200 for information.


Grandfamily Game Night slated

KAHULUI – Are you a grandparent or other relative raising children? Or do you know one? Join the University of Hawaii at Manoa Cooperative Extension and the Hi`i Na Kupuna Coalition on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the UHMC campus for the monthly Grandfamily Game Night and Potluck Holiday Celebration.

Oklahoma (pictured) finished at 15-under (837), outplaying 18 other teams from across the U.S. competing in the 2015 Kaanapali Classic Collegiate Invitational held recently in Kaanapali. Georgia’s Zach Healy earned first place in the individual competition at eight-under par (205), beating out Oklahoma’s Brad Dalke by one stroke (206). The University of Hawaii secured seventh place at 17-over (869). UH sophomore and Lahainaluna High School graduate James Moran-Horton was the lead UH player, closing out the tournament tied for ninth at one-under (212).

Bring a dish to share and come ready for fun, food, and family. Contact Heather Greenwood-Junkermeier for more information; call 244-3242, extension 226, or e-mail heather8@ hawaii.edu.


Senior center to host Christmas Village

LAHAINA – Join Kaunoa West Maui for the “Biggest Little Christmas Village” at the West Maui Senior Center, 788 Pauoa St., on Thursday, Dec. 17, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The event will feature local entertainment, food booths, crafts and dancing.

Renowned for his musical versatility and super-fast and complex finger work, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. The concert will also feature special guests from the Maui Songwriters Festival. Tickets are $12, $40 or $55; call 242-SHOW.

Grandchildren are welcome at this evening of holiday enjoyment! Call 270-4310 for information.


Lahaina to celebrate town party

LAHAINA – Lahaina’s Second Friday Town Party on Dec. 11 will feature events in Campbell Park from 5 to 8 p.m.

Mano O Laulima Taiko drums will open the program, followed by Body in Balance Keiki Ballerinas. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Maui Jam will play music.

Na Kamali’i Nani O Lahaina will close the program from 7:30 to 8 p.m. with keiki hula and their Christmas program.

The party will also feature a Maui Island Photo Booth, cookie decorating sponsored by Honolulu Cookie Company, face painting and wood carving demonstrations, and food booths by area non-profits.

Campbell Park is located on Front Street across from the Pioneer Inn. For more information, call the Lahaina Visitor Center at 667-9193.

To see the full town party schedule, including art receptions, live music and merchant specials, visit www.mauifridays.com.