Holiday craft fair canceled for lack of vendor interest
The Kaiwi Ohana Holiday Craft Fair, set for Saturday in Waiohuli Hawaiian Homes, has been canceled due to lack of vendor interest, organizers said.
The event had been listed in The Maui News 2012 Holiday Craft Fair Guide that appeared Thanksgiving Day on Page D4.
Maui woman reported missing
Hawaii County police are searching for a 19-year-old Maui woman who was reported missing from Lakewood, Wash., where she attends college, Big Island police said.
Nhi Nguyen Tuyet Pham may be on the island of Hawaii, possibly in Puna.
Those with any information on her whereabouts should call the Hawaii Police Department's nonemergency line at (808) 935-3311 or officer Daniel Murray at (808) 965-2716.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers on the Big Island at (808) 961-8300 in Hilo or (808) 329-8181 in Kona.
High-surf advisory extended; Kahoolawe wind heads-up too
The National Weather Service extended a high-surf advisory for the east-facing shores of Maui and Molokai until 6 p.m. Friday while forecasters posted a wind advisory for Kahoolawe until 6 p.m. today.
A high-pressure system far north of the Hawaiian Islands was continuing to strengthen trade winds and swells on the ocean surface, forecasters said. Surf was expected to reach 7 to 9 feet, peaking today, and gradually lowering Friday to 6 to 8 feet.
A high tide of 3.2 feet is expected between 2:56 and 4:14 a.m. today, with a 1.6-foot high tide forecast for 1:45 to 3:03 p.m. today.
Winds at Kahoolawe were predicted to blow out of the northeast from 20 to 35 mph, with gusts of more than 45 mph.
For more information, call (866) 944-5025 or go online to www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.