Local Briefs

Local authors set to sign books Friday

Maui Writers Ink will host two writers Friday at its Local Authors Table at Lahaina’s Second Friday event at Campbell Park beginning at 5 p.m.

Oliver Gold will introduce the latest book in his “Moving to Hawaii” trilogy on a man’s perspective of looking for love and finding chaos dating on Maui.

Local author Elaine Gallant will sign copies of “The 5th C: A CIA Novel,” involving intrigue with the CIA, Russia and their purported stash of diamonds.

Maui Writers Ink will be signing and selling its two books, “Short Stories and Poems” and “Supernatural Tales.”

Maui Writers Ink also sells its books at the visitor center at the Old Lahaina Courthouse, and the Maui Friends of the Library bookstores at both The Wharf Cinema Center and the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

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Two from Makawao win scholarships

Ciara Welch and Leanne Dunn, both from Makawao, are among 20 recipients of the Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program, according to an announcement from Hawaii State Federal Credit Union.

Welch plans to attend University of Hawaii at Manoa and Dunn plans to attend University of Hawaii at Hilo. They each received at $2,000 scholarship.

The scholarship is named for the late Lowell Kalapa, former president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii and a former Hawaii State FCU board member.

This year marked an increase of five additional recipients.

“We are happy to be able to increase funding in 2018 to provide more students the much needed financing to help offset their educational expenses,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU.

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LHS Class of ’78 plans 40th reunion

The Lahainaluna High School Class of 1978 will celebrate its 40th class reunion the weekend of Oct. 19-21.

Activities include dinner, golf, a hike to the L, a sunset beach picnic and brunch.

For more information, contact Carol (Flores) Jackson at cmjhi1222@gmail.com or (808) 276-3498, or Julie (Tumpap) Bilbao at juliana_bilbao@yahoo.com or (916) 439-0036.

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