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COMMUNITY NEWS for May 5 issue

By Staff | May 5, 2016

The Lahainaluna High School Lady Lunas on Friday won their third straight Maui Interscholastic League water polo championship with a 9-3 win over Baldwin. The LHS boys volleyball team also earned a ticket to the state tournament as the second seed, losing to MIL champion King Kekaulike on Friday. PHOTO BY GLEN PASCUAL.

Ige, Schatz to speak at Democratic Party convention

WAILUKU – Gov. David Ige and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz will keynote the Maui County Democratic Party’s Annual Convention on Saturday, May 7, at Maui Waena Intermediate School in Kahului. State Sen. Gil Keith-Agaran will serve as convention chairman.

Registration will begin at noon with business commencing at 1 p.m. The cost is $15 until Thursday, May 5, and $20 at the door. Business includes voting on the party’s platform, considering resolutions, electing State Central Committee members, receiving legislative updates and planning for the state and national Democratic conventions.

County Councilmembers Gladys Baisa and Michael Victorino, who are retiring at the end of the year, will be honored for their service.

All Democrats or those interested in joining the party are encouraged to attend. Online registration and information are available at “http://www.MauiDemocrats.org”>www.MauiDemocrats.org.

As part of its Mother’s Day festivities, the Outlets of Maui will host the exciting and dynamic stylings of the Burman University Acronaires on Sunday, May 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Ohana Plaza (in between Carter’s, Gap and Brooks Brothers). The Acronaires are a performance-based acrobatics team committed to the advancement and progress of gymnastic skills and community development.  The center invites the community to bring families and friends to enjoy the acrobatic excellence of the Acronaires. Visit www.TheOutletsofMaui.com for a complete listing of daily live entertainment at the center. Two hours of merchant parking validation or four hours of Dine and Shop parking validation are available at The Outlets of Maui’s restaurants. The center is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Diana Bowman joins Doctors on Call

WEST MAUI – Certified Physician Assistant Diana Bowman recently joined the team of providers at Doctors on Call.

Bowman earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, where she is originally from. She completed her Master’s of Medical Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2006 at Midwestern University in Arizona and has completed a one-year postgraduate training program in emergency medicine.

Bowman logged ten years of experience in women’s health, surgery and emergency medicine prior to moving to Maui and joining Doctors On Call.

Lahaina Arts Society is featuring photography by John O’Leary in the Banyan Tree Gallery and multimedia paintings by Pamela Neswald in the Old Jail Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse from May 2 through June 5. Both galleries are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a reception to meet the artists on Friday, May 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. For information on when the artists will be demonstrating, phone 661-0111. Come “Meet the Artists” at Lahaina Arts Society. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local artists will be demonstrating in the Banyan Tree Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse. Next week, you can talk story with feather artist Ellen Lewinsky (whose art is pictured at left) on Tuesday, May 10; photographer O’Leary on Wednesday, May 11; and jeweler Jerry Sullivan (whose jewelry is pictured at right) on Thursday, May 12. Bring your friends and family to see how the magic is created by these local artists. For more information, call Lahaina Arts Society at 661-0111 or visit www.lahainaarts.com.

Doctors On Call offers friendly, expert care, whether you’re a kama’aina or visitor. With a full medical team, they have been providing fast, convenient care for injuries and illnesses for 30 years, since 1985.

Doctors On Call also offers a variety of medical and preventative care services. Convenient locations at the Times Market Urgent Care Center and Hyatt Regency Maui are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (no appointment needed).

Mother’s Day cruises set

Show the mom in your life an ocean of love with a special two-hour Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation on Sunday, May 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Mom will be greeted with a fresh rose as she boards the vessel. The cruise will also feature live entertainment and a delicious assortment of food and drinks. Call (808) 249-8811, extension 1, or book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10 percent. The cost is $95.95 per adult, $65.95 for keiki ages 3-12, and free for kids under three (per paying adult).

Kaanapali Surf Club recently launched new kayak and snorkel eco-tours that depart from The Westin Maui Resort & Spa. These professionally guided, two-hour Eco Adventures include a premier snorkel site, all equipment, life jackets and rash guards. Tours are available weekly from 8 to 10 a.m. (7:30 a.m. check-in) for private, semi-private and group tours. For information, call (808) 270-0044 or visit www.kaanapalisurfclub.com.

A Mother’s Day Dinner Sail will be held on May 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate and honor what makes your mother special with this two-hour, exclusive Mother’s Day Dinner Sail hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation aboard the luxury sailing catamaran Ocean Spirit. Seating will be limited to 26 passengers for this special event.

The cost is $139 per adult, $89 for keiki ages 3-12, and free for kids under three (per paying adult). Call (808) 249-8811, extension 1, or book online at www.pacificwhale.org and save 10 percent.

For both cruises, there are additional savings for PWF members (20 percent), kama’aina (40 percent) and kama’aina members (45 percent).


“Twain Meets Tita: The Sesquicentennial Sandwich Isles Tour” is coming to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater on Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. Some 150 years ago, Mark Twain arrived in Hawaii and began penning “Letters from the Sandwich Islands.” Imagine how his writings might have been enhanced by a modern-day tita! Enjoy the wit and wisdom of premier Twain impressionist McAvoy Layne and local actress Kathy Collins in the show. Reunited 40 years after their Maui radio days, Layne and Collins sparkle with comic chemistry, tickling your fancy and touching your heart. Tickets are $25 or $35; call 242-SHOW.

About Boating Safely course set

KIHEI – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering an introductory, two-day About Boating Safely (ABS) course on Friday, May 6, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary building at 726 S. Kihei Road.

This introductory course includes general information about choosing and maintaining a boat, operating a boat or PWC safely, navigation rules and aids to navigation, handling boating emergencies and much more. Completion of both Friday and Saturday are required for a boat operator license.

The cost of the class is $40, payable the first night by cash or check. Books are provided by the Department of Land & Natural Resources. Boat insurance may be discounted with completion of this course (check with your carrier). The instructors are all trained by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and volunteer their time in order to promote safe boating.

This course fulfills the new Hawaii requirements for the licensing of boat operators. Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive a card with a DLNR endorsement, which is proof of completion of the boat operator education requirements.

Pre-registration for this class is recommended. To register for the class online, go to www.mauiboatclass.com. For more information, e-mail Denise Ankrum at mauiboatclass@gmail.com or call her at (808) 986-0023, extension 9.