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COMMUNITY NEWS for July 4 issue

July 4, 2013
Lahaina News

Napili Community Garden to hold orientation events

NAPILI - Napili Community Garden will hold four orientations for 200-square-foot plots.

The group will meet in the garden's parking lot mauka of Napili Plaza at 4 p.m. on July 6, 8 a.m. on July 10, 4 p.m. on July 13, or 8 a.m. on July 17.

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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jared Panlasigui, an air conditioner mechanic from Lahaina assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion (CEB), Regimental Combat Team 7, reconnects a newly replaced air conditioning unit at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan. Panlasigui is currently deployed to Afghanistan with the 3rd CEB in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO BY CPL. ALEJANDRO PENA.

The fee is $40 for the remainder of 2013. If unable to attend one of the sessions, e-mail For detailed directions and more information, visit


Home gardening classes slated

LAHAINA - Home gardening classes cosponsored by the county Department of Parks and Recreation will be held on Wednesdays at Lahaina Civic Center.

Set for 10 a.m., the schedule includes: July 3, Growing Roses Successfully; and July 10, Natural Pesticide Options.

The fee is $15 per session. To register, call Anne Gachuhi at (808) 446-2361, e-mail or visit homegardeningsupportnetwork .com.


Grace Baptist Church to hold camp

LAHAINA - Join the action at Grace Baptist Church in Lahaina for exciting Bible stories, crafts, games, puppets and snacks during "Investigation Destination."

Bring your friends ages four through high school and join the church community each day on July 22-26 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information or a free ride, call 661-4017 or 870-1494.


Maui Ocean Center to lead beach cleanup

MAALAEA - Maui Ocean Center will hold a beach cleanup on Saturday, July 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Haycraft Beach Park in Maalaea.

The group will clean up Sugar Beach and surrounding areas to protect the ocean. All are welcome.

Malama Maui Nui (Community Work Day) will provide gloves, trash bags, grabbers and vests. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat; shoes are optional.


Lahaina DMVL Satellite Office open at new location

LAHAINA - The Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing last week Friday held the grand opening for its newly relocated Lahaina Satellite Office.

The Lahaina Satellite Office is located at 335 Keawe St., Suite 209, in Lahaina Gateway. For information, contact the DMVL Call Center at 270-7363.


'Better Choices Better Health' workshop set

WAILUKU - The Maui County Office on Aging will sponsor a six-week "Better Choices Better Health" workshop.

The series begins Friday, July 12, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Kaunoa Senior Center, Room 102.

This course is designed to help people living with chronic conditions better self-manage their health. It will run on six Fridays: July 12, 19 and 26 and Aug. 2, 9 and 16.

A one-time fee of $10 includes the text book "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" and a relaxation CD. Scholarships are available.

Contact Jan Roberson at 270-8221 or for more information or to register.


Hawaii Organ Transplant Support Group to meet

WAILUKU - Abigail de la Cruz of Liberty Dialysis Maui and Dr. Carlys Higuchi of Maui Optix will be the guest speakers at a July 11 support group meeting sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii and Hawaii Organ Transplant Support Group.

Featuring an open forum to ask questions, the meeting for kidney patients and/or their caregivers is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Liberty Dialysis, 105 Maui Lani Parkway.

Call 986-1900 by July 8 to register.


Shepley awarded 'Wings of Gold'

LAHAINA - Navy Lt. Junior Grade Dillon B. Shepley, the son of Robinette and Mitch Shepley of Lahaina, was recently designated a Naval Aviator while serving with Training Squadron 21, Naval Air Station, in Kingsville, Texas.

Shepley was presented with the coveted "Wings of Gold," marking the culmination of months of flight training.

Shepley followed a training curriculum that included basic studies in engineering and navigation, training flights in simulators, aircraft familiarizations, basic and advanced instrument training, extended navigation flights, and landings and takeoffs aboard an aircraft carrier.

Shepley joined the Navy in April 2011.



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