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LETTERS for the June 21 issue

By Staff | Jun 21, 2018

Thanks for cleaning up explicit graffiti

I am an avid swimmer at the beach park known as Wahikuli Wayside Park. I noticed some very explicit graffiti written all over the walls in the women’s changing room, so a few weeks ago, I spoke with Parks and Recreation employee Kendall about the graffiti.

He said he would put a work order in and have the changing room painted. To my surprise, the changing room was painted within a few days after my request.

Thank you, Kendall! You followed up so quickly! A big mahalo to you, Kendall, and all the other fellow employees of Parks and Recreation.



Bravo to the Lady Lunas

Bravo to the Lahainaluna girls basketball team for their car wash promotion and fundraiser.

I didn’t expect a great car wash today… boy was I wrong. I never had 14 girls washing and wiping my car, and the lawn blower was a pretty clever way to blow off the water.

Great job, girls basketball team. I hope your basketball results are as good as my car wash. Hope you have another fundraiser soon.



Trump achieving real world results

Corporate tax cuts mean companies spend money on growth. More jobs, higher wages – the U.S. now has more jobs than workers due to these tax cuts.

Small business is booming – help wanted signs everywhere. More jobs mean less crime, less homeless, less food stamps, less welfare.

When the left says tax reform, they mean tax increases for the middle class. There is your trickle down to less money in your paycheck.

The left hates Trump so much that they refuse to admit the economy is in the best shape ever.

Obama printed billions of dollars for “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects; it all went to the unions as payoff for their vote.

Trump has done more good in 500 days than Obama did in eight years.



Lahainaluna Music Department appreciates community’s support

As we close this school year, the Friends of LHS Music booster, the students and families of the Lahainaluna High School Music Department, would like to thank everyone who helped (in the numerous ways) the Marching Band in reaching their goal of participating and performing at the Holiday Bowl.

The community’s love and support made it possible for these students. We would like to thank the many donors who gave to our cause for our many different fundraisers: Krispy Kreme Sales, Jamba Juice & Beyond Beauty at the I Ka Nani o Lele festivities, Car Wash at Old Lahaina Luau, Shoyu Chicken Sale, our Silent Auction held at Lahaina Cannery Mall, Molokai Bread Sales and also the many anonymous donors. We are greatly indebted to you all. We dedicate our learning and our performances to you all!

Me ka ha’aha’a a me ke aloha pumehana – e Lahainaluna High School Music Department.

Mahalo to 14K Hawaiian Slipper, Art Ala Cart, Beauty by Leilani, Calypso AM Snorkel & Snuba, CJ’s Deli & Diner, Down the Hatch Restaurant, Gazebo Restaurant, HIC-Hawaiian Island Creations, IBS School of Cosmetology & Massage, Island Cream Co., JA Taylor Collection, Jamba Juice (Jonathan Evangelista), Kaanapali Beach Hotel-Tiki Terrace Restaurant, Anheuser & Busch (Lyn Kaleikini), Beach Bums Napili, Boss Frog’s Dive & Surf, Captain Jack’s Island Grill, Dairy Queen, Expeditions Maui-Lanai Ferry, Hawaiian Body Products, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Island Grocery Depot (Bea Shibao), Kaanapali Golf Course, Kaanapali Fine Arts Studio, Kapalua Zipline, Lahaina Hongwanji Bon Dance, Lahainaluna PTSA, Maika’i Woods, Kamaha’o a Marilyn Monroe Spa, Kimo’s Maui Restaurant, Lahaina Music, Leilani’s, Massage by Nico, Maui Jim, Maui Tacos, Merriman’s Restaurant, Old Lahaina Luau, Panda Express Lahaina, Ruth’s Chris Restaurant, Serendipity Maui, Three’s Bar & Grill, Ventimiglia Studios, West Maui Sports & Fishing Supply, Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Aunty Bea Shibao, Dan Brown, Heather Ganis, Jon Shigaki, Merly Ora-a, Ron Carlos, Serena Syn, Kanemitsu’s Bakery & Restaurant, Krispy Kreme (Geno), Lahaina Rotary, Mahina, Aloha Clean Pro Supply, Atlantis Submarine, Beyond Beauty (Aurora) Cane & Canoe Restaurant, Cool Cat Cafe, Drums of the Pacific Luau, HangLoose Hammocks Hawaii, Hula Grill Restaurant, Maui Eldorado Kaanapali by Outrigger, Maui Grill Kaanapali, Maui Oil Company Ltd., Maui Theatre, Minit Stop, Old Lahaina Luau (Antonette Palisbo), Pacific Whale Foundation, Penne Pasta, Safeway, State of Hawaii Tourism Bureau, Trilogy, Warren & Annabelle’s Magic, Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Brandy Manibog, Debbie Domogma, Jalen Baraoidan, Juenlee Brown, Myron Carlos, Samaria Carlos, Maui Surfboards, Merl’s Massage & Nails, Napili Sunset Beachfront Resort, Roy’s Restaurant Kaanapali, Sea House Restaurant, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, Tropic Water, West Maui Mopeds, Carlito Luben, Evette Green, Jayme Carlos, Kathy Bettencourt, Noe Masuda and Stephanie Asuncion.



Switch to vegan foods for better health

In addition to getting colon cancer screenings at age 45, as doctors now recommend, you can ward off colorectal cancer by eating great tasting vegan foods rather than meat, eggs and dairy-based foods.

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), which recently issued a ten-point plan to help people reduce their risk of cancer by as much as 40 percent, is urging people to stop eating bacon, hot dogs and other meats, because there’s “no level of intake” of processed meat that doesn’t raise one’s cancer risks.

Instead, the WCRF advises people to eat whole grains, vegetables, fruits, beans and lentils.

We’ve all heard that advice before. We should take it this time. People who eat vegan foods, which are generally low in fat and high in fiber, are much less likely to develop cancer.

Researchers have even found that women who eat soy instead of dairy-based foods are 44 percent less likely to suffer from colon cancer, and men who eat soy are 40 percent less likely to develop the disease.

See www.PETA.org for more information and a free vegan starter kit.