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COMMUNITY NEWS for August 17 issue

By Staff | Aug 17, 2017

The Maui Humane Society is seeking immediate short-term foster homes for dogs due to crowded conditions at the organization’s kennel. With dogs coming in almost daily, the kennels are starting to get uncomfortably crowded. The Maui Humane Society will provide all supplies and information needed to become a foster home to a shelter dog. For more information, e-mail aloha@ mauihumanesociety.org; call (808) 877-3680, extension 3; or visit the shelter anytime between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program returns

WAILUKU – Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. (MEO) last week announced the return of the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). SFMNP provides low-income seniors with eligible fresh produce with the goal of improving their health and nutritional status.

Qualified seniors will receive coupons worth $50 to exchange for fresh, nutritious and unprocessed locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from the Upcountry Farmers’ Market. The SFMNP coupons must be used by Sept. 30, 2017.

Applications for the program are available online at “http://www.meoinc.org”>www.meoinc.org or from Zilpah Kaimiola at Zilpah.Kaimiola@ meoninc.org.

For more information, visit MEO’s website at www.meoinc.org or call Kaimiola at 243-4360.

George Kahumoku Jr.’s Grammy Award-winning Slack Key Show-Masters of Hawaiian Music is performed every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Napili Kai Beach Resort’s Aloha Pavilion. Hosted by George with his Slack Key Show ‘Ohana — Peter deAquino, Sterling Seaton and dancer Wainani Kealoha — the show’s special guests include many of Hawaii’s award-winning performing artists. The guest artists are Stephen Inglis (above) on Aug. 16, Kawika Kahiapo on Aug. 23 and Mark Yamanaka on Aug. 30. Buy tickets online at www.slackkeyshow.com or call 669-3858. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. A pre-show dinner begins at 5 p.m. at the Sea House with show package available; advance purchase is required.


Kenpo classes offered

LAHAINA – Kenpo classes will be re-established in Lahaina after 13 years of hibernation.

Master Dr. Georg Woodman, 8th Dan Kenpo and KempoRyuAikiJutsu, has returned to Maui. After 13 years of absence working and living in Taiwan, he is back.

The new classes will be conducted at 808 Jiu Jitsu at 11 Ulupono St. in the Lahaina Industrial Area Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Contact Master Woodman at budosport@hotmail.com.

Award-winning artists Barry Flanagan of HAPA and Eric Gilliom (above) now perform weekly at Ron Panzo’s NALU’s South Shore Grill in Kihei every Saturday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. A pre-show three-course dinner seating is offered at 6:30 p.m., followed by the show, for $55. Admission for the show only is $25. A $5 donation from each ticket will go to a different Maui charity each month. To make reservations, visit nalusmaui.com or call 891-8650. NALU’s is located in the Azeka Makai Shopping Center at 1280 South Kihei Road.


Water Department conducting customer satisfaction survey

WAILUKU – The Department of Water Supply (DWS) announced the release of a Customer Satisfaction Survey that will be sent to all of its customers along with the August water bills.

The survey is also available online at www.mauiwater.org and at payment locations on the second and fifth floors of Kalana O Maui at 200 South High St. in Wailuku.

DWS reported that it is committed to providing its customers with exceptional service and high-quality water, and is, therefore, striving for continuous improvements.

The board members of People For Educational Equality (PFEE) recently presented a check for $25,000 to the Lahaina Complex Tutor Project. The donation was the result of fundraising efforts that culminated with the recent Aina Nalu Wine and Silent Auction Fundraiser. Pictured (from left) are PFEE Board Members Mihaela Stoops and Flo Wiger, the Lahaina Complex Tutor Project’s Pat and Richard Endsley, and PFEE Board Members Sharon Beach and Barbara Potts. The funds came just in time for the start of the 17th year of the project. The program, which was founded and is still managed by Pat and Richard Endsley, was recently honored by the Hawaii State Legislature as a Children & Youth Day (CYD) Heroes award winner for its extraordinary contributions to the community by supporting education. The biennial Aina Nalu fundraiser is a key source of funding for this unique program that makes a big difference in the lives of hundreds of students and their families in Lahaina public schools. All of the tutors are volunteers. Instructional materials, scholarships, student recognition and achievement awards, and snacks are just some of the mounting costs each year. The grade 3-9 tutoring project’s goal is to enhance students’ reading, writing and math skills for better educational success in high school and beyond. There is no guaranteed sustaining sponsor for this successful volunteer project. The annual budget has been supported through community fundraisers, some county assistance and in-kind donations. PFEE noted, “Mahalo Nui Loa to all of the individuals and businesses that volunteered, donated, attended and purchased auction items. It was truly a community effort!”

The department encourages customers to take a few minutes to complete the survey, as it will provide important information to help the department better serve its customers.


Volunteer training set at Hospice Maui

WAILUKU – Hospice Maui will offer its annual volunteer training Sept. 25 to Oct. 7. Volunteers have been the cornerstone of compassionate care for over 35 years.

Hospice Maui volunteers report the training to not only be incredibly beneficial to the individuals they have the privilege of serving, but deeply rewarding and transformational for the self.

For more information, contact Hospice Maui Volunteer Coordinator Sara Sparling at 446-8236, e-mail hospice3@maui.net, or apply online at hospicemaui.org/ volunteer/hospice-training-application-form.