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COMMUNITY NEWS for June 15 issue

By Staff | Jun 15, 2017

Enthusiastic and fit hikers are sought for a service trip with the Friends of Haleakala National Park in Haleakala Crater on Independence Day weekend. Volunteers will stay at Paliku Cabin Sunday and Monday nights and perform tasks related to native species protection. They will hike out Tuesday up the Switchback Trail. Learn more and register at www.fhnp.org, then contact the trip leader listed on the website. PHOTO BY MATT WORDEMAN.

LHS School Community Council seeks members

LAHAINA – The Lahainaluna High School Community Council seeks new members.

School Community Councils are forums for exchanging ideas in order to improve student achievement among the school’s stakeholders: principals, teachers, school staff, parents, students and community members.

Anyone interested in serving on the Lahainaluna High School SCC Board as a community representative should submit his or her name via e-mail to “mailto:Ashley_Olson@notes.k12.hi.us”>Ashley_Olson@notes.k12.hi.us or Shannon_Eustace@notes.k12.hi.us.

Members must commit to attend a monthly meeting, currently scheduled on the first Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the LHS Library.

Blake Hill is the featured artist for the month of June at Lahaina Arts Society’s Old Jail Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse. “WALL OF LAVA” shows his photography developed on metal, with all artwork featuring the beautiful and magical flow of lava from the Big Island. Call 661-0111 for information.

Meetings are open to the public. If you would like to present at a meeting, contact Shannon Eustace or

Ashley Olson to be added to the agenda.


Maui Humane Society seeks immediate short-term foster homes for dogs

PUUNENE – Maui Humane Society (MHS) has an urgent need for short-term foster homes for dogs.

Award-winning screenwriter, author and TV host Maryann Ridini Spencer will discuss and sign her new novel, “Lady in the Window,” at Barnes & Noble in Lahaina on Saturday, June 17, at 2 p.m. In the book, the main character, Kate, comes to Hawaii for spiritual healing and learns about living the way of aloha. The host of “Simply Delicious Living” on PBS-TV, Spencer is noted for co-producing/writing a classic Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, “The Lost Valentine” starring Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt. She will also discuss writing for film, TV and print at the event. Visit MaryannRidiniSpencer.com for information.

With dogs coming in almost daily, the kennels are starting to get uncomfortably crowded.

Maui Humane Society will provide all supplies and information needed to become a foster. Please consider opening up your heart and home to a shelter dog.

For more information, contact aloha@mauihumanesociety.org, call (808) 877-3680, extension 3, or visit the shelter anytime between 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information about Maui Humane Society, visit www.mauihumanesociety.org.


Marisela Bracho is the featured artist in Lahaina Arts Society’s Banyan Tree Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse this month. The show, called “Water Kiss,” features acrylic paintings, digital collage prints and the poetry book “Water Kiss,” which was written, designed and illustrated by Bracho. The acrylic paintings depict the vitality and emotion ingrained in nature — the drama moving through the elements, plants or animals. The digital collages (“I Remember” is pictured) merge her drawings, photography and watercolors into unique pieces of art, and they are the source images that illustrate the pages of the book. For more information, call 661-0111.

MECO Rummage Sale to support Maui United Way

KAHULUI – Maui Electric is hosting its annual Rummage Sale benefitting Maui United Way on Saturday, June 17, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at its Kahului auditorium located at 210 W. Kamehameha Avenue.

The public is also welcome to donate any new or gently used household items for the sale starting on Thursday, June 15, to Friday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public can call 872-3216 to coordinate drop-offs during this time.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit Maui United Way, a nonprofit organization that raises and invests corporate and individual donations in 33 health and human services partner agencies and 34 programs to benefit our Maui County community.


Fashionista Maui by Divine Fashions will hold a charity fashion show to support Women Helping Women at Fleetwoods on Front St. on Friday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. The benefit will feature a deejay, silent auction and the chance to win designer clothes and gift certificates from Fashionista, Fleetwoods gift cards, designer hats from Eat Pray Maui and much more. Food and drinks are not included. Additional contributions to Women Helping Women (womenhelpingwomenmaui.org) may be made at the door.

Ewing receives degree from University of the Sciences

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Nicole Ewing of Lahaina was among the graduates recognized during University of the Sciences’ 196th commencement celebration on May 24 in Philadelphia.

Ewing graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science.

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.