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COMMUNITY NEWS for November 30 issue

November 30, 2017
Lahaina News

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.

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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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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

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.


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.

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 or visit


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."



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