County / In Brief

Marley will not perform at concert

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley will not be performing tonight at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s A&B Amphitheater “due to unforeseen scheduling circumstances out of the control of the concert’s promoters,” the MACC said.

The concert will be held with J Boog, Eli-Mac, DJ Westafa and special guests, the MACC said. The concert begins at 6 p.m. with gates opening at 5 p.m.

Due to the lineup change, full refunds with unused/untorn tickets will be accepted at the MACC Box Office today. Refunds will not be given after the event date or after entering the venue gates, the MACC said.

General admission is $59 with $109 VIP admission. Tickets may be obtained from the MACC Box Office, by calling 242-7469 or going to

Reserved MACC lot parking is available through the MACC Box Office. Day-of-show parking in the UH-Maui College parking lot is $5 (cash only).


Warning system to be tested Monday

The monthly siren warning system and live test of the audio broadcasting system will be conducted at 11:45 a.m. Monday, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency announced.

The siren test is a steady one-minute tone on all sirens. The steady tone is used to alert the public to any emergency that may pose a threat to life and property. Besides natural hazards, the Emergency Alert System could be used for terrorist incidents or acts of war.

Contact the Maui County Emergency Management Agency at 270-7285 to report siren issues.

Tests of civil defense sirens and the Emergency Alert System are conducted, normally on the first working day of the month, in cooperation with Hawaii’s broadcasting industry.


E-Cycling program closed in October

The county-sponsored Electronics Recycling Program will be temporarily closed in October, according to an announcement from the county Department of Environmental Management.

The E-Cycling program, located at 901 Lower Main St., will close Tuesday and reopen Oct. 31.

After the closure, the program, which is overseen by Habitat for Humanity Maui, will accept all TVs and TV accessories, all computers and computer accessories, microwave ovens, phones and audio and gaming devices.

“We’ve had to rearrange our schedule in the short term because the pounds of electronics recycled in Maui County has outstripped the pounds manufacturers must pay for in accordance with the state electronics recycling law,” said Marty McMahon, E-Cycling program manager for Habitat for Humanity Maui.

Upon reopening, the E-Cycling hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The E-Cycling programs on Lanai and Molokai remain open and have no restrictions.

For up-to-date information on E-Cycling dates, hours, types of electronics accepted, call the E-Cycling information line at 280-6460 or see


Horticulture items to be accepted

Homegrown vegetables, fruits, nuts and flowers will be accepted for the 95th Maui Fair horticulture contests.

They may be brought to the War Memorial Gym from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 7 to 10 a.m. Thursday.

More information can be found at


Pools to be closed for staff training

Emergency medical response training for Maui County pool staff members will close three public pools on different dates in October, according to an announcement.

A schedule of closures shows the Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool in Wailuku closed Tuesday; the Kihei Aquatics Center shuts down Oct. 13; and the Coach Spencer Shiraishi Pool in Kahului will be closed Oct. 20.

For more information, call 270-6137.


Animal control scheduled set

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources has issued a notice of animal control activities and temporary closures of Maui forest reserves and natural area reserves on four dates.

The affected areas include Hana, Koolau and Kahikinui state forest reserves and the Hanawi and Nakula natural area reserve. The areas will be closed to public access from 5 a.m. to noon Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 17 and Dec. 22.

DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife will conduct animal control activities, specifically aerial shooting from helicopters for feral cattle, pigs, deer and goats.

Aerial shooting is required to control animal populations in the listed areas for the conservation of threatened and endangered species, native ecosystems and watersheds, according to the DLNR. The temporary closures are needed to minimize the dangers of incompatible uses in the areas and safely allow the completion of the animal control. Feral animals encountered during control missions that are deemed a threat to public health and safety may also be subject to removal.

Copies of the map illustrating the areas subject to aerial shooing on these dates are available for inspection at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife District Office at 1955 Main St., Suite 301 in Wailuku.

For more information, call the Division of Forestry and Wildlife at 984-8100.


Submissions sought for craft fair guide

The Maui News will be publishing a Holiday Craft Fair Guide on Oct. 15.

To be included in the guide, please submit the following information no later than 5 p.m. Friday:

• Name of the event.

• Sponsoring organizations or businesses.

• Date and time.

• Location.

• A general description of the kinds of items that will be available.

• Admission fee, if any.

• Whether more crafters are being accepted.

• Contact person (first and last name) and contact information (phone and/or email).

Submit the material to Leah Sherman at


Awareness event set for Oct. 14

The fourth Domestic Violence Awareness Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

The event will provide information about domestic violence and the support and resources available to the community.

Participating organizations include Women Helping Women, Parents and Children Together, Child & Family Services, the county Office of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Victim Witness Program and Maui Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit.

The event is hosted by Maui County’s Committee on the Status of Women.

For more information, call Pili Nahooikaika at 270-7855.