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COMMUNITY NEWS for October 27 issueM

By Staff | Oct 27, 2016

Irene Nalei Knickerbocker, a sixth-grader at Lahaina Intermediate School, recently donated her beautiful long hair to Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces to patients undergoing treatment for cancer.

Maui-Molokai Ferry to cease operations

LAHAINA – Sea Link of Hawaii Inc. last week announced that the last day of Maui-Molokai Ferry service operations will be Thursday, Oct. 27.

The deadline to submit refund requests is Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. For more information, visit “http://www.molokaiferry.com”>www.molokaiferry.com, call Sea Link’s main office at (808) 661-3392 or e-mail info@ molokaiferry.com. ?

On Oct. 17, 2016, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved Sea Link’s request to voluntarily surrender its certificate of public convenience and necessity to provide water carrier services between Lahaina and Molokai.

Commissioners acknowledged Sea Link’s representation that its financial losses are no longer sustainable, and the PUC cannot compel the company to operate as a water carrier of passengers and property at a financial loss.

Attention, Lahaina Intermediate School parents and students! The Theatre Theatre Maui After-School Drama Program starts on Oct. 24 and ends on May 15, 2017. The program includes 22 after-school drama classes on select Mondays from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. in the school cafeteria from October to May. Classes taught by Kristi Scott will include acting, scene work, stage movement, improvisational games and more, concluding with a theatrical performance of a short play at the end of the program in May. Miss Kristi and Theatre Theatre Maui loved students’ suggestions from last year’s evaluation forms, and hip-hop and dance instruction have been added later in the program as part of the after-school drama instruction. Remember that this entire program is completely free. Registration forms will be available in the Lahaina Intermediate School office, or download the form at www.ttmwestmaui.org. Parents may also contact Theatre Theatre Maui’s executive director, Angie, at (808) 419-1753 (call or text) or angie@ttmwestmaui.org.

Comments addressed to the PUC may be mailed to 465 South King St., Room 103, Honolulu, HI 96813, or sent by electronic mail to Hawaii.PUC @hawaii.gov.


Dodson to speak at Rotary meeting

LAHAINA – On Tuesday, Nov. 1, Sherri Dodson of Habitat for Humanity Maui will speak at the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s evening meeting.

Dodson will discuss the work of Habitat for Humanity, where she has served as executive director since 2003. Over the last 13 years, the organization has built or renovated over 100 homes for the people of Maui.

Sephora Maui at Whalers Village in Kaanapali is celebrating its fifth anniversary on Oct. 29. To thank the community for its success, the staff invites you and a friend to come and join them from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be pupus, refreshments, free mini makeovers from the team of talented artists, and raffles for prizes, including a free Full Custom Makeover. Clients who purchase $35 worth of Sephora Collection products will receive a gift bag while supplies last.

The club’s community speaker series takes place during meetings held on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant, Royal Lahaina Resort, Kaanapali, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.


Uncle George Kahumoku Jr. to perform on Rotary sunset cruise

LAHAINA – Grammy Award-winning master slack key guitarist Uncle George Kahumoku Jr. will perform aboard the vessel Trilogy for the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s fall fundraiser cruise on Sunday, Nov. 13.

Check-in for the two-hour sunset, full moon cruise is at 4:15 p.m., with departure at 4:30 p.m. from Lahaina Harbor.

Enjoy the “Sounds of Portugal: Fado with Ramana Vieira“ at three Maui public libraries on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29. Vieira, raved as a “rising star in World Music” (San Francisco Examiner) and proclaimed as the “New Voice of Portuguese World Music” (Mundo Portugues newspaper), performs fado (melancholy Portuguese folk songs). See a live performance by Vieira on Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Kahului Public Library (873-3097), Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. at Makawao Public Library (573-8785) or Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. at Kihei Public Library (875-6833).

Tickets are $75 and include pupus and two cocktails. Proceeds benefit youth scholarships and other West Maui community projects.

“We are thrilled that Uncle George will be performing for this annual fundraiser,” said Melissa Fort, president of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset.

“Helping the local community while sailing along the coastline enjoying the music of Uncle George, Hawaii’s Renaissance man – it doesn’t get much better than that,” she said.

For 12 years, Kahumoku has hosted a weekly show on Maui called “George Kahumoku Jr.’s Slack Key Show: Masters of Hawaiian Music.” His most recent CD is “Paniolo Slack Key – Songs of the Hawaiian Cowboy.”

To purchase tickets for the sunset, full moon cruise, contact Mike Burr at gm@mauikai.com, or buy tickets online at www.universe.com/sunsetfullmooncruise. A limited number of tickets are still available. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 6.

Popular recording artist John Cruz (above) and musician Tony Cruz, paying tribute to the music of their late brothers, Guy Cruz and Ernie Cruz Jr., will be featured at Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s free monthly Hawaiian Music Series concert on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in front of the Baldwin Home Museum at the corner of Dickenson and Front streets in Lahaina. Limited seating is provided; blankets, mats and low beach chairs are welcome.

For more information on the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, visit www.rotarycluboflahainasunset.org or send an e-mail to info@rotarycluboflahainasunset.org.


Akaku to show West Maui Disaster Preparedness Expo

LAHAINA – Akaku: Maui Community Television will screen coverage of the West Maui Disaster Preparedness Expo on Channel 54.

The air dates are Nov. 1 at 6 a.m., Nov. 3 at 12:04 p.m., Nov. 5 at 6 a.m., Nov. 8 at 4 p.m., and Nov. 12 at 6 a.m.

Visit akaku.org/channel-54-program-guide/ for information.


Fall sale days and keiki trick-or-treating at Lahaina Gateway

LAHAINA – Celebrate fall at Lahaina Gateway and find a festival of savings with great shopping, keiki trick-or-treating and delicious dining during Halloween weekend from Oct. 29-31.

On Saturday, Oct. 29, Barnes & Noble Bookstore will host Children’s Story Time at 11 a.m. with the beloved “If You Give a Mouse a Brownie” series. Activities will follow the story time.

Lahaina Gateway’s Keiki Trick-or-Treat Night?will be held Saturday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. for keiki ages 12 and under at participating stores. Visit lahainagateway.com for information.