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COMMUNITY NEWS for August 23 issue

August 23, 2012
Lahaina News

Maui Democrats to honor U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka

MAKENA - The Maui Democratic Party on Wednesday, Aug. 29, will host a special dinner event to honor U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka.

"For more than three decades, Senator Akaka has worked tirelessly for the people of Hawaii. His extensive contributions towards helping veterans and their families, protecting the rights of Native Hawaiians, strengthening education and supporting Social Security have made the people of Hawaii proud," noted Todd Craine, chair of the Maui Democratic Party.

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Lahaina CrossFit on Aug. 4 held a contest based on five events: maximum deadlift, tire flip, prowler push, bench press and farmers’ walk. There were 30 competitors and around 100 spectators. “We often run events like this, but this was the most diverse crowd, which included several people from all over the island. It was also a food drive for Feed My Sheep Foundation. Our gym is striving to be a positive influence in this community,” noted owner Anthony Bianucci.

"Senator Akaka's voice in Congress on the stewardship of our environment deeply reflects Hawaii's values of malama 'aina and kuleana - values that are rooted in his own heritage and embraced by the people of Maui."

The event will be held at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort with a luau dinner and show beginning at 6 p.m. The evening will feature a special presentation to Sen. Akaka.

Tickets are $100. E-mail for information.


Lahainaluna to hold Parent Information Night

LAHAINA - Information on college and career preparation will be offered for Lahainaluna High School senior level parents and families at the school library on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m.

Information on SAT and ACT tests, college applications, letters of recommendation and transcript request procedures will be covered along with other tips and strategies to prepare for college or to pursue a career.

Contact Kristy Arakawa at the LHS College and Career Center at 662-3979, extension 247, or Ilima Greig-Hong, senior grade level counselor, at extension 235 for more information.


Lahaina Gateway to host 'Classique Summer Night'

LAHAINA - Miss the international excitement of the Olympics? Come to Lahaina Gateway on Saturday, Aug. 25, for their "Classique Summer Night" - great shopping and dining, classic cars and a cool Paris outdoor movie, too.

Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Hawaii Golf and Tennis will hold summer sales throughout the store.

At 11 a.m. at Barnes and Noble, parents and children ages four and up are invited to the "Klutz Explore the Galaxy Hands-On Learning" event.

From 6 to 9 p.m., check out vintage rides by Maui Classic Cruisers; join them by Teddy's Bigger Burgers.

From 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., the Outdoor Movie Night will feature Martin Scorsese's 2011 Paris adventure film that won five Academy Awards. It's about an orphaned boy who secretly lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station. It's rated PG. Full information on the movie is listed on posters at the center and at, plus Facebook and Twitter. Movies are shown at the Hula Girl fountain patio area. Seating is provided for 100 on a first-come, first-served basis. Beach chairs are allowed; no coolers or outside food.

Enjoy the "worldwide" dining selections at Lahaina Gateway's many restaurants - 100 Wines, Genki Sushi, Italian Delight, Outback Steakhouse, Teddy's Bigger Burgers and The Melting Pot - plus food and coffee at Barnes and Noble Cafe, and grocery, deli, bakery, gelato and local produce at Foodland Farms and their R. Field Wine Company and Fine Foods.

Outback Steakhouse is opening for Saturday lunch starting Aug. 25. New main menu and a Limited Time Specials Menu start Aug. 22 with four-course dinners starting at $21.

Genki Sushi will have Movie Night specials: Tuna Salad Handrolls for $1.25 and Spicy Tuna Handrolls or California Handrolls for $2.

Call Patti Link at 661-3311 or visit


Social Media Bootcamp coming to West Maui

HONOKOWAI - High-Tech Maui's popular Social Media Bootcamp led by consultant Peter Liu of Kaiscapes LLC is coming to West Maui for the first time on Saturday, Aug. 25, Maui Economic Development Board Inc. announced.

If you're new to social media, or starting to think about an overall social media strategy for your business, this workshop is for you. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Honua Kai Resort & Spa. The fee is $65; register at


Donkin to perform on library lawn

LAHAINA - Pam Donkin, an award-winning singer and songwriter, will present two free performances at Maui public libraries next week.

Children accompanied by a parent or caregiver are invited to attend these interactive musical programs: Aug. 29, 10 a.m., "Love to Sing" at the Lahaina Public Library lawn for children ages 2-8; and Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m., "A Hop, a Skip and a Jump" at Kihei Public Library for toddlers and preschoolers.

Donkin, A Gentle Wind recording artist, will lead songs, chants, finger plays and movement activities that help with reading-readiness, bonding and musical response.


Softball organization seeks board members

LAHAINA - Lahaina Youth Fastpitch Softball Inc. seeks volunteers to serve on its 2012-13 board.

The Lahaina Girls have teams in five divisions from ages 5-14. If you are able to dedicate some of your time to providing our youth with a fun, yet competitive, softball experience, call Rose Hodgins at 281-8311, e-mail or leave at message at 760-6022. The board will meet on Thursday, Aug. 30.



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