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COMMUNITY NEWS for January 19 issueM

By Staff | Jan 19, 2017

LahainaTown Action Committee will hold its 28th Annual Meeting on Monday, Jan. 23. All are invited to gather at the Pioneer Inn Courtyard at 5 p.m. The guest speaker will be Teena Rasmussen (pictured), director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. Maui Jam will play live music, and light pupus will be offered with refreshments. A no-host bar will be available. LAC will elect new board members at the meeting. Come meet the LAC board members and discuss ideas for the 2017-18 calendar. For more information, call 667-9175.

Toastmasters in Kapalua to celebrate tenth anniversary

KAPALUA – Toastmasters in Kapalua will hold its Tenth Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kapalua Adventure Center meeting room at 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive.

Learn in a friendly atmosphere about how Toastmasters can help improve your leadership and speaking skills. Tasty refreshments will be served.

The event is free; all are invited and welcome. For more information, contact Holly Shantara at (808) 866-4986 or “mailto:levelup@hollyshantara.com”>levelup@hollyshantara.com.


UB40 Reunited starts at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The original members of UB40 — from left, Astro, Ali Campbell and Mickey Virtue — enjoyed huge success from 1979 until 2008 and helped define reggae music for a generation. Now, following spectacular gigs at home and abroad, the trio are facing the future with renewed confidence and vigor.?Tickets are $49, $59, $69 or $179; call 242-SHOW.

ACLU to participate in civil rights discussion

KAHULUI – The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii will be on Maui for a civil rights discussion on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

The free public program will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Ka Lama Building, Room 103.

Topics to be discussed are: safeguarding civil rights in a new administration, community control of police surveillance, and ending mass incarceration in Hawaii.

Coming to Maui to speak on these issues are ACLU-Hawaii Legal Director Mateo Caballero, Legislative Coordinator Mandy Finlay and Deputy Director Kit Grant.

The program is sponsored by the ACLU of Hawaii, UHMC Human Services Department, and Maui Peace Action. Light refreshments will be served. The room is ADA-accessible.

For more information, see mauipeace.org or contact office@acluhawaii .org or 1-877-544-5906.


Maui Mediation Services to host Basic Mediation Training

KAHULUI – Maui Mediation Services will host a four-day Basic Mediation Training session on Feb. 9-10 and Feb. 16-17 at the Realtors Association of Maui at 441 Ala Makani St. in Kahului. The training, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., includes a 30-minute lunch break.

“Disputes are inevitable from time to time – at home, at work and in the community. How they are dealt with determines whether they have a negative or beneficial effect. Those with mediation skills can help others in conflict realize a positive outcome. This training will give participants the skills to help others address disputes wherever they occur and is a prerequisite for becoming a community mediator with our agency,” said MMS Executive Director Bevanne Bowers.

This is entry-level training open to anyone 18 and older. The registration fee is $300 and includes training materials. Early bird, student and military discounts are available. To ensure a place in the class, registration is required. For more information, or to register, call Maui Mediation Services at 244-5744 or visit www.mauimediation.org.

Maui Mediation Services, a nonprofit community mediation center established in 1982, provides conflict resolution services for adults and teens, facilitations for groups and community education. MMS is one of five community mediation centers across the state and the only one located on this island. MMS is also a Maui United Way partner agency.


Maui County launches storm water webpage

WAILUKU – The County of Maui website has a new page devoted to storm water, including the county’s storm water management plan for the Kahului-Paia Urbanized Area, a form to report environmental concerns and strategies to help protect storm water and receiving waters from pollutants.

The Storm Water Management Program webpage, available at www.mauicounty.gov/stormwater, provides information on the county’s Storm Water Management Program activities, as well as information on how community members can protect storm water and minimize pollutants in surface water resources.

The webpage provides an additional reporting mechanism for environmental concerns related to storm water or the county’s storm drainage system.

The county’s goal is to work with community individuals, businesses, large landowners, and state and federal agencies to foster joint responsibility and positive action to protect Maui’s precious surface water resources.

“The county is committed to protecting water quality and to increasing public awareness about how their actions can impact storm water quality,” said Department of Public Works Director David Goode. “Many thanks to our staff across all departments for their contribution to the county’s Storm Water Program.”


Kamehameha Schools Maui summer school applications available

Applications for Kamehameha Schools Maui’s new summer school program, Halau ‘o Kapikohanaiamalama, are now available online at www.ksbe.edu/summer. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, 2017.

Halau ‘o Kapikohanaiamalama opens in the summer of 2017, giving the KS Maui campus its first summer school program since 2008. The program will run from June 14 to July 12, in two sessions, for middle school students going into grades 6-8.

Translated to mean “the life source that feeds and nourishes,” Halau ?’o Kapikohanaiamalama will empower learners through rigorous and relevant learning experiences that are culturally connected, ‘aina-based and ‘Oiwi STEAM-focused.

The full-day program, running from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., will offer courses that range from subject and interest areas such as soil ecology, horticulture and graphic design to video production, culinary arts, app design and entrepreneurship. There will also be courses that have an ‘olelo Hawai’i intensive focus as a commitment to the learning of the Hawaiian language.

Halau ‘o Kapikohanaiamalama is a program for KS and non-KS students, which includes snacks, lunch and optional bus transportation. For more information on this program, along with other summer programs, visit www.ksbe.edu/summer.


Lahaina students make Honor Roll at Oregon State University

LAHAINA – Four Lahaina students made the Scholastic Honor Roll for the fall term at Oregon State University.

Freshmen Anis Bel (studying Renewable Materials) and Calen W. Matsuda (Kinesiology) earned 4.0 grade point averages.

Junior Maile E. Altier and senior Amanda K. Matsuda, both Kinesiology majors, earned GPAs of 3.5 or better.