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COMMUNITY NEWS for November 30 issue

By Staff | Nov 30, 2017

Teachers MaryAnna Grimes and Christine Dunham took ten seventh and eighth grade students from Sacred Hearts School to Oahu for a two-day Student Energy Summit organized by the Blue Planet Foundation. During the Nov. 10-11 summit, the students participated in interactive educational workshops that zeroed in on Hawaii’s energy challenges and opportunities. The students left with new friendships with students from other islands and a new outlook on how to help bring Hawaii to 100 percent renewable energy sources in the near future.

Lower Honoapiilani Road resurfacing work in Napili set

WAILUKU – County Department of Public Works contractors will be resurfacing Lower Honoapiilani Road from Omaikai Place to Napilihau Street in Napili.

Work will start at 8:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for weekends and holidays.

The project began on Nov. 20 and is expected to be complete by late February 2018.

Motorists should be aware that crews will restrict traffic to one alternating lane between Nov. 27 and Dec. 1, when most of the major roadwork is scheduled, weather permitting.

Carl H. Kobayashi, DDS, and his team recently welcomed a dental associate, Dr. Deborah P. Ho. “Dr. Ho’s experience and gentle nature makes her a valuable addition to our dental team. She is dedicated to getting to know you and your family, so she can continue to provide the comfortable and compassionate care you deserve,” Dr. Kobayashi noted. New patients are welcome. The dental office is located at 154 Papalaua St., Suite 102. Call 662-3300 or visit www.wonderfulsmiles.com.

For more information, contact the Engineering Division at 270-7745.

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Commission to hold public fact-gathering meeting on West Maui water sources

LAHAINA – The staff of the Commission on Water Resource Management will hold a public fact-gathering meeting on Dec. 6 in the Lahaina Intermediate School Cafeteria from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to receive testimony and any additional information to be compiled as part of an Instream Flow Standard Assessment Report.

These reports will serve as the primary reference of best available information for subsequent amendments to the interim instream flow standards for the surface water hydrologic units of Ukumehame, Olowalu, Launiupoko and Kauaula.

Eric Church & Friends will perform as part of the third annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival?on Saturday, Dec. 2, in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater at 6 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.).?Enjoy an acoustic evening of music with country superstar Church (above) with special guests Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Randy Houser, Ed Roland of Collective Soul and Lily Meola. Tickets are $39, $69, $89 or $129; call 242-SHOW or visit www.MauiArts.org.

One report has been prepared for each surface water hydrologic unit.

The meeting is being conducted in accordance with a modified interim instream flow standard process approved by the commission at its Dec. 13, 2006 meeting.

The modified process includes an agency review/public fact-gathering component not required by statute and is consistent with Part VI (Instream Uses of Water) of the State Water Code, Chapter 174C, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and Title 13, Chapter 169 (Protection of Instream Uses of Water), Hawaii Administrative Rules.

A public review draft of each of the Instream Flow Standard Assessment Reports for Ukumehame, Olowalu, Launiupoko and Kauaula is available online on the CWRM website at http:// dInr.hawaii.Rov/cwrm/surfacewater/ifs/westmaui/.

All interested persons are urged to attend the public meeting and submit comments orally or in writing. The Commission will continue to accept written testimony until Dec. 30, 2017.

Grammy-nominated vocalist Amy Hanaiali‘i will perform shows at 7 p.m. on Fridays through Dec. 22 in the Anuenue Room at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Hanaiali‘i takes the audience on a cultural journey from the 1900s in Waikiki, to the 1920s to 1940s in New York City at Hawaiian Room, to the 1950s and 1960s in the glimmering luxury of the Las Vegas Strip and the Silver Screen in Hollywood, to the present with her sultry vocals of blues, jazz, pop and Hawaiian music. Tickets for this age 21 and over show are available online at www.lifeisaloha.com and by calling 669-6200.  

Testimony can be mailed to commission on Water Resource Management, State Department of Land and Natural Resources, P.O. Box 621, Honolulu, HI 96809; faxed to (808) 587-0219; or e-mailed to “mailto:dlnr.cwrm@hawaii.gov”>dlnr.cwrm@hawaii.gov.

Disabled individuals planning to attend the public hearing are asked to contact the commission at the above address or phone (808) 587-0214 at least three days in advance of the public hearing to indicate if they have special needs that require accommodation.

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Lahainaluna Foundation seeks board members

LAHAINA – The Lahainaluna High School Foundation’s Board of Directors is looking for motivated and passionate volunteers who would like to join the board and committees in providing opportunities and resources for the Lahainaluna community.

Some 237 Lahaina Intermediate School students were recently honored at the Renaissance Living & Learning Wet and Wild Reward Day festivities held at the campus field. The students qualified for the party with exceptional academic, citizenship and community service efforts. The students are also rewarded with gift cards and coupons to local eateries. The program is guided by LIS Counselor Todd Hayase, who is aided by staffers Lori Koyama, Cindy Koyama, Beth Fobbe-Wills, Harley Vannoord, Daryl Munetake and Jamie Donez. Hayase also had high praise for the LIS cafeteria staff and Steve Dumalao, some 20 adult volunteers, Deejay Ron/007 Productions, and Richard Watanabe of Watanabe Produce.   

Although experience is not necessary, knowledge of fundraising, social media and event organization is advantageous.

The foundation, now in its 15th year, has been able to provide the school with more than $1,270,000 in scholarships, $1,250,000 in grants to clubs, sports teams and student organizations, more than 150 books endowed annually, and the $9,000,000 Sue D. Cooley Stadium. For information, call 661-5332, e-mail lhsfoundation@hawaiiantel.net or visit www.lahainalunahighschoolfoundation.net.

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Tournament of Roses Parade float-maker to speak at Rotary meeting

LAHAINA – Barry Rosenfeld will speak on the joys of creating the Rotary float for the annual Tournament of Roses Parade at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7 a.m. at the Pioneer Inn.

The public is invited, and the $10 fee includes a hearty breakfast with menu choices.

The Rose Bowl Parade was started by members of a local hunting club in 1890 to showcase California’s mild winters. Rotary has entered a float in the parade every year since 1980. This is a floral parade, and all floats – which in the final weeks are built in air-conditioned warehouses – are covered with thousands of flowers and other organic materials.

Over 500 volunteers work on the Rotary float, which won the Princess Award in 2017 for most beautiful float under 35 feet. The theme for this year’s float is “Planting the Seeds of Service.”