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COMMUNITY NEWS for June 2 issue

By Staff | Jun 2, 2016

Before a gathering of family, Boy Scouts of America Board of Review officials, fellow Boy Scouts and friends, Brandon Kupono Sadang was recognized in a Court of Honor presentation of the rank of Eagle Scout. The ceremony took place on Saturday, May 14, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Brandon (pictured with his parents, Kenneth and Julie Sadang) has spent over ten years in scouting. He earned over 37 merit badges on his way to achieving the coveted Eagle Scout ranking. He was recognized in speeches from Unit Commissioner Gracie Dean, Troop 79 Scoutmaster Josh Johnson, Bishop Boyd Moffet and Scout Leader Mike Vierra. Brandon paid tribute to his parents, Scout leaders, fellow Eagle Scouts, and the late Paul Dean, former Troop 79 leader. “From all of these people, I have learned to be prepared. I have learned so much on this journey,” he said.

One-stop automobile center launched along the Lahaina Bypass

LAHAINA – Three Lahaina businesses have joined forces to offer West Side residents a convenient, one-stop automobile center mauka of Lahaina Gateway shopping center along the Lahaina Bypass.

Located at 1419 and 1203 Keawe St. by the entry to the bypass road, West Maui Motors specializes in used cars to buy, trade or sell; Wash It Hawaii will clean and/or detail your ride; and ‘Ohana Auto Repair can keep your car in top running condition with full-service repair, oil changes and vehicle inspections.

So whatever your automotive needs, come down to Lahaina’s first one-stop car center to see Rocco Fiori and Kalama McEwen at West Maui Motors (call 808-866-7012 or 808-463-3734); Tommy Betsill at Wash It Hawaii (210-618-6018); or Jim Wagner with ‘Ohana Auto Repair (808-250-5260).

Hours for Wash It Hawaii are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Esperanza Spalding will present Emily’s D+Evolution on Tuesday, June 7, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. For Grammy Award-winning singer-composer-bassist Spalding, this project rekindles her childhood interest in theater, poetry and movement, delving into a broader concept of performance. Originally conceived the day before her birthday during a “sleepless night of full moon inspiration,” Emily’s D+Evolution will be performing all new material that Esperanza said “unfolds as live musical vignettes.” “Emily is my middle name, and I’m using this fresh persona as my inner navigator. This project is about going back and reclaiming uncultivated curiosity and using it as a compass to move forward and expand,” said Spalding. “My hope for this group is to create a world around each song; there are a lot of juicy themes and stories in the music. We will be staging the songs as much as we play them, using characters, video and the movement of our bodies.” Tickets are $35, $45, $65 or $85; call 242-SHOW.

‘Ohana Auto Repair is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

West Maui Motors is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.


Gala to support Na Wahine Ho’omana

WAIKAPU – The Women Just Wanna Have Fun Gala, a benefit for Na Wahine Ho’omana, will be held on Friday, June 3, from 6 to 10 p.m. at King Kamehameha Golf Club.

Lahaina Restoration Foundation offers guided tours of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front streets. Friendly docents share the stories of Lahaina’s 180-year-old missionary home. Walk-ins are welcome during daytime hours for tours. On Fridays, the candlelight tours will take place on the half-hour between 6 and 8 p.m. For information, call 661-3262.

Men and women are invited. Selling for $100, tickets are available at “http://www.nawahinehoomana.org/apps/webstore/products/show/6780616″>www.nawahinehoomana.org/apps/webstore/products/show/6780616.


Join in the Relay For Life of West Maui

LAHAINA – Paint your world purple – be part of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of West Maui 2016.

Come join the team on Thursday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m. at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission Social Hall. Register today at www.relayforlife.org/westmauihi, like the event on Facebook or contact Chelsea Katzeman at 244-5554.


Celebration of Life set for Charlotte Swendseid

LAHAINA – Charlotte Swendseid passed away on March 29, 2016.

“Char” was a hairstylist and a great friend to so many on Maui.

Her friends will gather to honor her life on Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wahikuli/Canoe Beach Park for pupus and cake. Bring a chair and your treasured stories about Charlotte. For information, e-mail mbailey7@hawaii.rr.com.


Organ Transplant Maui support group to meet

WAILUKU – Free Organ Transplant Maui support group meetings are held on the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at 95 Maui Lani Parkway.

The group welcomes the public to share in their experience of their transplant and recovery process. For more information, e-mail organtransplantmaui@gmail.com.


Navy League to salute service people and veterans

LAHAINA – Our nation will celebrate Flag Day on June 14. Maui Council’s Navy League of the United States is hosting its fourth annual Salute to our Service People, an event to show appreciation and high honor to active military and all veterans of Maui County.

This year, the NLUS Maui Council is partnering with Daughters of the American Revolution. This combined effort will provide three exciting fishing charters on Maui Jim, Start Me Up and Offshore Hunter, and a sunset sail on Queen’s Treasure, Kaanapali’s beautiful sailing catamaran.

Now, as in past years, these excursions are made available by the tremendous generosity and esprit de corps of local residents and businesspeople who acknowledge the collective contribution of our military.

This year, as part of the program on Queen’s Treasure, a Vietnam War era veteran from each branch of service will be presented a lasting memento, the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin, with thanks from a grateful nation.

DAR, Haleakala Chapter serves as a proud partner with the United States of America Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration.

All veterans and active military interested in participating can contact NLUS Maui Council President Suzanne Ayers at 661-8232 during business hours for details and to register. Seating is extremely limited; space will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. No children are permitted aboard.