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COMMUNITY NEWS for February 21 issue

February 21, 2013
Lahaina News

Lahaina Canoe Club to meet

LAHAINA - Lahaina Canoe Club will hold a preregistration/general meeting for its makua (adult) members from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the LCC hale at Canoe Beach.

The club will discuss plans for the upcoming season, announce the new board of directors and take nominations for the coaching staff. All members interested in participating in the 2013 regatta season are encouraged to attend this season kickoff meeting. For more information, visit or e-mail

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To kick off its sponsorship of the 15th annual Maui Heart Walk & Health Fair, Maui Soda & Ice Works/Roselani Ice Cream President Michael Nobriga (center) presented a $1,500 check to Kauwela Bisquera (left), the Western States Affiliate, Maui Region representative of the American Heart Association, and Alvin Imada (right), senior vice president and neighbor island regional manager of Central Pacific Bank. The two were special guest speakers at Maui Soda’s monthly safety meeting on Feb. 8, where the topic was heart health. This year’s 5K walk takes place on Saturday, March 23, at Keopuolani Park in Central Maui; for information, visit “We encourage everyone on Maui to participate, sponsor a walker, or better yet, form a company team of your own,” said Nobriga.


Mahana Ridge Trail temporarily closed

KAPALUA - The Kapalua Resort Association announced that the Mahana Ridge Trail will be closed for 6-8 weeks effective Feb. 18.

Construction of the Mahana Estates has made the area unsafe to hikers, the association noted.

The Maunalei Arboretum Trail will remain open. Hikers may call the Kapalua Shuttle at 665-9110 to make reservations for rides to and from the trail head.


Japanese Cultural Society to award scholarship

WAILUKU - The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui is accepting applications for its annual scholarship to be awarded to a graduating high school senior who promotes and perpetuates the Japanese culture through education and/or the arts.

Those interested in applying for the scholarship may contact Tiffany Iida at or 276-5444, or visit The scholarship application deadline is April 15.


Women Helping Women offers services

LAHAINA - If you are a victim of domestic violence, Women Helping Women is there for you.

Whether you need emergency shelter, a temporary restraining order, court advocacy, or just someone to talk to, call WHW's 24-hour hotline at 579-9581. In Lahaina, call 661-7111.


Engledow to speak

MAALAEA - The Story of Hawaii Museum in the Maalaea Harbor Shops will host a Hawaiian History Evening with Maui author Jill Engledow on Friday, Feb. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. A $10 admission donation is requested.

Engledow's presentation, "The Park in Our Backyard," is a short history of Haleakala National Park, the people and events that led to its establishment, and of its growth and impact on the island today. The talk includes a PowerPoint presentation of vintage photos. Call Bryant Neal at 283-3576 or visit


Lawmakers to host town meeting

LAHAINA - West and South Maui Sen. Roz Baker and Rep. Angus McKelvey will hold a mid-session town meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Open to the public, the meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Maui Senior Center.

The state lawmakers will update the public on issues important to West Maui and get input from residents.



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