Haiti water topic of meeting
Utopia Foundation members will talk about their experiences in Haiti installing water purifiers using household filters at the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise meeting, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Paul and Amy Sutherland will appear at the breakfast meeting at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort.
Firefighters Michael Gormley (from left), Lionel Montalvo, Ikaika Blackburn and Henry Davis wear pink T-shirts to support Breast Cancer Awareness month while working at the Wailuku Fire Station.
The Utopia Foundation is partnering with Rotary Clubs around the world and Pure Water for the World to bring Hydraid BioSand water filters to schools and homes in Haiti. These simple filters are lightweight, do not need electricity, have no moving parts and dramatically reduce bacteria, parasites and viruses in drinking water.
One filter can deliver 100 gallons of safe water per day for more than 10 years.
The public is invited to the meeting. The cost of the breakfast is $22.
For more information, contact club President Patty Hemmen at 280-8372 or go to the club's website at www.kiheirotary.org.
Amendments to be discussed
The proposed charter amendments on the ballot will be the topic of "Your County with Mayor Arakawa" to be televised at 7 p.m. Wednesday on Akaku, Channel 53.
With Mayor Alan Arakawa on the hourlong show will be Charter Commission Member Yuki Lei Sugimura and and Chairman Josh Stone.
Viewers may ask questions by calling 873-3430. Viewers also may submit questions during the show via Twitter at #CountyofMaui and Maui County's Facebook page.
The show will be re-televised 7 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 10 to 31 on the same channel.
Woman arrested after fighting
A woman who had been fighting with other women at the Kahului Harbor breakwater was charged with threatening police officers who arrested her after she refused to stop fighting, police said.
Shelly Kekahuna, 32, of Wailuku was charged with disorderly conduct and first-degree terroristic threatening. She was later released after posting $1,100 bail.
Officers went to the breakwater area at 2:12 a.m. Friday to investigate a report that four females were involved in a fight, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division.
He said officers arrived to find three women throwing punches at one another. Among them was Kekahuna, who refused to stop, Rego said.
He said she began kicking the officers and threatened to kill them.
Work will cut off water service
Water service will be turned off for pipeline maintenance from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in parts of Makawao.
The Department of Water Supply reported that water will be turned off along Mokuahi Street, Pokole Place, Maha Road, Aina Manu Place, North Makaleha Place, South Makaleha Place, Maohu Street, Mailuna Place, Mamalu Place, Ukiu Road, Pahala Street, Mahanani Place, Hoomahana Place and Paipala Place.
During this time, Maha Road will be limited to one-lane traffic only and Ukiu Road will be closed to all traffic from Maohu Street to Maha Road.
Residents are asked to fill containers with water adequate for their needs during this time period.
The water department said that it regrets any inconvenience this service shutdown will cause.
Customers are asked to call the 24-hour service line at 270-7633 only if a water problem occurs.
Pink is for cancer awareness
Maui County firefighters are wearing pink in October to support Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The Maui County Fire Fighters Relief Association paid for the bright pink T-shirts, with a couple of firefighters doing the silk-screening for free, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. Fire crews used personal funds to buy the pink T-shirts, which they will be using this month as part of their official uniform.
From T-shirt sales to family members and friends, firefighters already have raised more than $9,000. The proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which has a Hawaii affiliate that has supported the community for the last 17 years. For 2012-13, the organization awarded grants to 12 local organizations that specialize in cancer screening, education and treatment.
"So, when you see your local firefighter dressed in pink, think of the 226,000 women who will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year," Mainaga said. "Find out ways to support these women by donating to the various cancer research and treatment facilities that help women who have breast cancer."