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COMMUNITY NEWS for July 14 issue

By Staff | Jul 14, 2016

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa’s Independence Day festivities included a flower drop of 80,000 fresh orchids in shades of white and purple onto guests. The all-day pool and beach lawn party featured games for all ages, such as hula hoops, pie and watermelon eating contests, and Beach Bingo, with proceeds benefiting Maui United Way.

Meet Ellen Levinsky

LAHAINA – 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, talk story with feather artist Ellen Levinsky on Tuesday, July 19. Bring your friends and family to see how the magic is created by this local artist.

For more information, call 661-0111 or visit www.lahainaarts.com.


Mondo Kane will perform his new release, “On a Sweet Lahaina Night,” at a reception on Thursday, July 21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Kingwell Island Art at 834 Front St., #103. The recording features musician Barry Flanagan and cover art by Jim Kingwell. Kingwell will be painting the work inspired by Kane’s song. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 281-2945.

Maui Electric reminds customers to call 811 before digging

KAHULUI – Maui Electric Company reminds customers to call 811 before doing any excavation work at home. This national number will connect you to the Hawaii One Call Center (also available by calling 1-866-423-7287). This free service can help to locate or mark any underground utility lines, including electric, gas, water, sewer, telecommunications, and cable.

Customers should call the Hawaii One Call Center at least five days prior to digging. The call center operates 24/7 and will alert Maui Electric, so the company can mark or indicate the underground pipeline path, provide information about the route or give clearance to dig.


All-class Trojan Reunion slated

After four weeks of auditions, rehearsals and fun, Theatre Theatre Maui 2016 Westside Youth Summer Theatre Camp participants will perform “Shrek the Musical Jr.” at the Westin Maui Resort and Spa at 7 p.m. on July 14-16 and 2 p.m. on July 17, with permission from Music Theatre International and sponsored in part by the County of Maui. For information, call 661-1168, visit www.ttmwestmaui.org or find Theatre Theatre Maui on Facebook.

WAILUKU – A group of volunteer alumni from St. Anthony School is spearheading an all-class Trojan Reunion in Las Vegas.

Festivities include an Aloha Reception on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Main Street Hotel and a banquet at the Sam Boyd California Hotel and Casino on Saturday, Oct. 1. Reservation forms are due Monday, Aug. 1, 2016.

For more information and a form, contact event Chair Charmaine Tavares at (808) 283-2818 or via e-mail at

cmtmaui@aol.com. Reservation forms are also available on the school’s website, sasmaui.org, under the Alumni link.

It will be a fun weekend filled with music, food, door prizes, a raffle, entertainment and definitely memories.


Lahaina students make Honor Roll at Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, OREGON – Lahaina students Maile E. Altier and Amanda K. Matsuda made the Scholastic Honor Roll for the spring term at Oregon State University.

Both are juniors studying kinesiology. Altier earned a straight-A average, and Matsuda’s grade point average was 3.5 or better.