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COMMUNITY NEWS for June 1 issue

By Staff | Jun 1, 2017

Coconut Condos recently presented Habitat for Humanity Maui with a nearly $3,500 check, a percentage of last year’s profits. One of Coconut Condos’ mission tenets is to “treat our community as our kuleana,” and since beginning their relationship with Habitat for Humanity, they have donated over $7,000. Habitat for Humanity Maui Executive Director Sherri Dodson commented, “We’re a community-based organization, and the only way we succeed is when the community comes together. Much mahalo, Coconut Condos, and we look forward to next year!”

Napilihau Pavement Preservation Project to require lane closures, detours

WAILUKU – The county Department of Public Works’ Highways Division, Pavement Preservation Section, will be conducting a slurry seal and restriping project on Napilihau Street in Napili beginning Monday, June 5.

The project, which is expected to be completed by Friday, June 16, 2017, will be split into four phases and will require lane closures and detours. Motorists are asked to follow all traffic control signs and flag personnel.

During work hours (Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather-permitting), traffic will flow in one direction on Napilihau Street down (makai) toward Lower Honoapiilani Road; traffic coming from Lower Honoapiilani Road will not be allowed to turn onto Napilihau Street from either direction.

As the project moves along Napilihau Street, access to homes in the subdivision will alternate between Hanawai Street and Kohi Street. Access to Napili Plaza will also alternate between the entrances on Napilihau and Hanawai streets. Residents at Napili Villas and Napili Villages will need to use the alternate entrance and exit on Honoapiilani Highway.

On May 10, from left, Masters owners Lois and Roger Ross presented the fifth annual “The Masters at Kaanapali Hillside–Blaze Kalilikane Memorial Scholarship” for $1,000 to Iverly Navarro, a 2017 Lahainaluna High School graduate. Pictured at right is Blaze’s sister, Brittney Kalilikane. Navarro will attend Southwestern Oregon Community College. She plans to pursue a major in criminology and would like to return to Maui to be a police officer. Blaze was a dedicated employee of the Masters who perished at the young age of 20 in an auto accident on Honoapiilani Highway, a few yards south of the Olowalu Recycling & Refuse Convenience Center on the mauka side, on Dec. 19, 2012. To honor Blaze, Masters owners set up a scholarship, funded by donations from owners and Blaze’s family, to award a $1,000 scholarship to a Lahainaluna graduate. Blaze was a 2009 Lahainaluna graduate. Roger said owners intend to keep this scholarship an annual event in perpetuity.

The right-hand turn lane from Honoapiilani Highway onto Napilihau Street from the Kapalua direction is expected to be closed June 7 and 8.

The Pavement Preservation Section thanks the public for their cooperation and apologizes for the inconvenience. For more information, call Scott Matsumoto at 270-7446.


Teen singing competition set

LAHAINA – Do you have what it takes to be Maui’s next singing star?

“E Kaulele A‘e — A Ho‘ike Celebrating Halau Kamaluokaleihulu” starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Under the direction of Kumu Hula Kahulu Maluo, the halau will present its second biennial concert: “E Kaulele A?e” (to take flight). The night will be a true celebration of Hawaiian music, culture and hula. The halau will share the stage with Maui’s own Ahumanu and their beautiful harmonies, as well as multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner Kainani Kahaunaele, and a magical quartet made up of Maui’s Iwalani Ho`omanawanui Apo, Kapulankehau Tamure, Lina Robins-Tamure and Heather Kapuaokamakahala Kalua. Tickets are $35; call 242-SHOW or visit www.MauiArts.org.

Lahaina Cannery Mall is accepting entries for its first-ever SING IT! Teen Singing Competition.

The deadline for entries is Saturday, June 3, at midnight Hawaii Standard Time. Contest details are posted at “http://www.lahainacannery.com”>www.lahainacannery.com.

To register, just send an e-mail to singitmaui@gmail.com. Include your contact information and tell organizers why you love to sing.

The contest is open to Maui residents 13 to 18 years of age. The panel of judges will select 15 lucky contestants to compete in this exciting event.

The competition will be held at Lahaina Cannery Mall on Saturday, June 24, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Lahaina Arts Association offers free art classes to keiki on Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. at Lahaina Surf, Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Lahaina Boys and Girls Club, and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 at Honokowai Kauhale. Call 661-0111 for more information.

Winners will receive cash prizes: $1,000 for first place, $500 for second and $300 for third. There will also be a People’s Choice Award.

The winner will get his or her song professionally recorded by a chart-topping Billboard artist and music producer.

For more information, e-mail singitmaui@gmail.com.


Celebrate Obon

LAHAINA – The first Obon celebration of the season will be held at Lahaina Shingon Mission, 862 Luakini St., on Saturday, June 3. A service starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Bon Dance at 7:30 p.m.

Food on sale will include sushi, baked goods, pickled mango and vegetables, nishime, trail mix, teriyaki and lau-lau plates, curry chicken bowls, chow fun, chili and rice, shave ice with azuki beans and cold drinks.

Everyone is welcome. Call 661-0466 for information.


Capone-Smith of the Alzheimer’s Association to speak at Rotary meeting

LAHAINA – On Tuesday, June 6, the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset invites the public to a talk by Lynsey Capone-Smith, who will discuss ways to get help if you or someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

She will also share new research developments and how you can get involved in the fight to end the disease.

Capone-Smith has been the program specialist for the Alzheimer’s Association since 2012. Prior to joining the Alzheimer’s Association, she worked at Hale Makua Wailuku for three years as the activity director.

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

For more information about the club, visit www.rotarycluboflahainasunset.org or contact Interim President Joanne Laird at: mamalrd01@gmail .com.


Massachusetts Reunion set

KIHEI – A Massachusetts Reunion and Potluck will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, at Kamaole Beach Park III in Kihei.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a Massachusetts potluck dish; wear a Massachusetts, Red Sox, Patriots or Celtics T-shirt; and speak Bostonian. A Massachusetts trivia contest will be on the agenda. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 280-1299.


Living With Grief program to be offered

KAHULUI – Hospice Maui will present “When Grief is Complicated,” Hospice Foundation of America’s annual national Living With Grief program, on Thursday, June 8, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the University of Hawaii Maui College, Ka’aike Building Room 105.

Moderated by Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University, the program discusses the nature of Complicated Grief, a significant deviation from typical grieving patterns, and the various ways grief can be complicated.

The program addresses risk factors, assessment, danger signs and current treatments.

To attend the viewing, contact Joyce Lechuga at 244-5555 or Joyce.hospicemaui@gmail.com. The program is two-and-a-half hours, with an additional 30-minute local discussion required for Continuing Education credits.


Appointments being taken for Philippine Consulate Mobile Outreach

WAILUKU – The county Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Immigrant Services Division announced that appointments are now being taken for the Philippine Consulate mobile outreach on Maui on July 29-30.

The outreach will provide on-island services for Philippine Passport renewal, dual citizenship, authentication and other consular services. Priority will be given to expired or passports expiring within the next six months, disability or aged applicants, and emergency travel.

Appointments are required and can be made in-person at any of the Maui County Immigrant Services Division offices. To reserve an appointment for the mobile outreach, the following items will be required: completed application, Philippine Passport, Permanent Resident Card, and $6.65 priority stamp. If the current passport does not have an electronically readable chip, additional documents will be required.

The Immigrant Services Division Main Office is located at 2200 Main St., Suite 547, in Wailuku. The Lahaina Satellite Office is open at the West Maui Senior Center at 778 Pauoa Street in Lahaina; it is open Thursdays only from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 270-7791 or visit www.mauicounty.gov/immigrantservices for information.