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COMMUNITY NEWS for March 10 issue

By Staff | Mar 10, 2016

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset recently welcomed Kunnanon and Mike Comstock as its newest members. The husband and wife team moved to Maui in September 2015 from Orange County, California. They are the owners of Saltwater Signs and Wide Format Experts, subsidiaries of Sugar Cane Signs Inc. “We have enjoyed meeting the members of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset and want to thank the club for their warm welcome,” said Kunnanon. “Aoy and I look forward to participating in the club’s community service projects and look to help the community in a positive way,” said Mike. Carmen Karady served as their membership sponsor.

Lahaina Yacht Club Boomvangers to hold gift show

LAHAINA – The Lahaina Yacht Club Boomvangers will host their fifth annual gift show in the courtyard at the Pioneer Inn at 658 Wharf St. from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 10.

The Boomvangers are the auxiliary group of Lahaina Yacht Club. Activities benefit LYC programs and the local community. Ongoing programs raise funds for scholarships, junior sailing programs and Keiki Christmas.

The gift show event is free to the public. The Boomvangers are currently taking reservations for vendors. The cost is $25; a registration form must be completed, and 10 percent of vendor sales will go to help fund the Boomvangers’ programs.

The deadline is April 6 for registration and payment. For information, e-mail “mailto:boomvangers@lyc.us”>boomvangers@lyc.us.

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development announced that vendor applications and sponsorship forms are now available for the third annual Made in Maui County Festival. Considered the largest product show in Maui County, the event will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului and will be open to the public on Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. The festival is presented by the County of Maui, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, and the Maui Chamber of Commerce. For information, and to download a Vendor Packet and Sponsor Packet, visit the event’s official website at www.MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com, e-mail info@MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com or call (808) 270-7710. Above, more than 10,000 residents and visitors enjoyed a full day of shopping at the 2015 Made in Maui County Festival. PHOTO BY THE MAYOR’S OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Be prepared to find some great gifts while supporting West Maui keiki! For more information, e-mail boomvangers@lyc.us, visit Lahaina Yacht Club on Front Street to pick up a vendor form, or visit www.lyc.us.


Sacred Hearts Middle School to host open house

LAHAINA – On Saturday, March 12, from 10 to 11 a.m., visit Sacred Hearts School and find out about its Middle School for your child.

Sacred Hearts’ sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes offer unique learning experiences in a Christ-centered environment.?Classes are limited to the first 25 students to be registered!?Registration and financial aid information will be available.

New Zealand reggae/soul singer and songwriter Sammy Johnson (a.k.a. Sammy J) is touring America with support from Tenelle and The Late Ones. A concert is set for Saturday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 2605 Kaanapali Parkway. Purchase tickets at www.CheckersRule.com.

Learn about Learning Journeys, the Sailing Program, the garden, East Coast Trip, opportunities to earn high school credit and much more.

For more information, contact Principal Susan Hendricks at principal@shsmaui.org or Mrs. Wurst at pwurst@shsmaui.org.

The mission of the Sacred Hearts School community is to provide excellence in education, and to nurture a life of prayer, faith and service in the Catholic tradition.

Sacred Hearts is accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and WCEA (Western Catholic Education Association).


Beth Cooper’s vibrant art (pictured) will be featured in the Banyan Tree Gallery of Lahaina Arts Society through April 3. “JAIL BIRDS: Endemic, Endangered, Invasive and Extinct Birds of Hawaii,” a show with new watercolor paintings by Amy Madrin Justen, will be featured in Lahaina Arts Society’s Old Jail Gallery through April 3. Both galleries are located in the Old Lahaina Courthouse. Call LAS at 661-0111 for days when the artists will hold demonstrations.

Rotary Club to host talk on water quality in West Maui

LAHAINA – The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset invites the public to learn more about water quality in West Maui and why it matters. On Tuesday, March 15, Dana Reed, chair for the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council’s Clean Water Committee, will discuss the importance of water quality and how the community can make a difference in clean water initiatives.

Reed joined the Marine Option Program (MOP) at the University of Hawaii Maui College, and her MOP project led her to set up a biology monitoring program in Napili Bay for the Napili Bay and Beach Foundation (NBBF).

She noticed that many of the coastal water bodies around Maui were subjected to frequent sedimentation events. This led her to the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, where she is the current chair for the Clean Water Committee.

She is active in the Makai Watch program, on the board of the NBBF, and is actively working with Hui O Ka Wai Ola to establish an island-wide volunteer water quality monitoring program on Maui.

The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s community speaker series takes place on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month at the Royal Lahaina Resort from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact President Sandy Schneider at 662-2611.


Public meetings slated for Maui Island Water Use and Development Plan

WAILUKU – Public input is requested on water issues and solutions to assist in preparing the Maui Island Water Use and Development Plan (WUDP). Public meetings are scheduled throughout Maui.

The WUDP drafted several years ago is being redone to include all water users and water systems on Maui, and to focus more attention on ground, surface and alternative water resources.

These meetings will also provide an overview of the purpose of the WUDP and explain how the remainder of the public process will occur. A second round of noticed meetings will be held about six weeks after each meeting.

Meetings are slated for 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at the Velma McWayne Wailuku Community Center; Thursday, March 17, at Lahaina Civic Center; Monday, March 21, at Eddie Tam Memorial Center; and Tuesday, April 19, at Hana Community Center.

According to Hawaii state law, each county is required to prepare, periodically update, and adopt by ordinance a WUDP to serve as the long-range planning blueprint for all uses of water in each county.

In addition to these public meetings, the public will also have the opportunity to offer their input at all of the scheduled Maui County Council Water Resources Committee meetings.

The Department of Water Supply’s Water Resources and Planning Division is hosting the meetings and can be reached at 463-3110.


Church to observe day of prayer

LAHAINA – Holy Innocents Episcopal Church at 561 Front St. will host a Contemplative Outreach Day of Prayer on Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to noon.

All are welcome to attend the event, which will feature Lectio Divina, Centering Prayer, and labyrinth prayer walks.

Car pools are suggested. Contact Paula Baldwin at baldwinp808@gmail.com for more information.