PWF 'stand up' event Sunday
MAALAEA - Pacific Whale Foundation has rescheduled its "Stand Up For the Whales" event to Sunday. It was to have been this past Sunday but was put off because of poor weather.
"Stand Up For the Whales" is part of PWF's Maui Whale Festival and is for paddlers, including kayakers and stand-up paddlers.
The 3.2-mile course begins at Haycraft Park and ends at Kenolio Park. The event begins at 8 a.m.
The entry fee is $50 for adults; $42 for foundation members; $40 for youths 1215; under 12 free. To sign up, call 249-8811, ext. 1, or visit www.pacificwhale.org.
Roselani set to host carolers
KAHULUI - The assisted living community Roselani Place will host carolers from 6 to 8 p.m. today while also providing cookies and cocoa for its residents at 88 S. Papa Ave.
The public is asked to come and join in the holiday spirit with Roselani's residents. It's a "community sing-a-long," according to employees. Pianist Anne Ku also will be joining in the festivities around the Christmas tree in the Roselani living room.
People of all ages are welcome to come.
Those interested also can take a self-guided tour through Roselani Place, to the model apartments. Today is an open house for Roselani as well.
Roselani provides residents an independent life with safe-guarded apartments as well as staff to assist with daily tasks, if needed, according to materials provided by the facility. To become a volunteer there or learn more about Roselani, call 871-7720, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disinfectant switch scheduled
KULA - On or about Friday, the Department of Water Supply will switch the distribution system disinfectant for the Upper Kula system from chlorine back to chloramines.
Chloramines (chlorine and ammonia bonded together) have been used in the Upper Kula water system since 1985.
The department began a temporary switch to chlorine in August due to the near-empty conditions of the Upper Kula reservoirs. The Piiholo Water Treatment Facility in Lower Kula has been the source for Upper Kula while the Olinda facility was on reduced service.
Both plants filter water from the East Maui rain forest; however, the Olinda facility uses microfiltration technology and chloramines for disinfection, and the Piiholo facility uses direct filtration and chlorine.
Chloramines provide similar protection as chlorine without the risk of creating potentially harmful disinfection byproducts.
Service disruption for website
The computer servers that maintain The Maui News Internet site were out of service for most of the day Monday, but came up again sometime around 7 p.m.
The servers, which are on the Mainland, were taken down for a scheduled upgrade. But an unspecified problem delayed the resumption of service.