County sponsors health workshop
A "Better Choices . . . Better Health" workshop gets under way from noon to 3 p.m. Monday at Kaiser Maui Lani Conference Room in Wailuku.
The county is sponsoring the six-session course, held Mondays through April 8 (skipping March 18).
"Better Choices . . . Better Health" is an educational health aging program designed to help people manage their chronic conditions and their overall health.
Participants receive a book, "Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions," and a relaxation compact disk, "Time for Healing."
The cost is $10 for those age 60 and older and for caregivers of any age. The cost is $35 for those younger than 60. Scholarships are available. For more information or to sign up, call Jan Roberson at 270-8221.
More high surf for Maui and Molokai
A high-surf advisory for east-facing shores of Maui and Molokai has been extended to 6 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters predict strong trade winds will continue elevated and rough surf through the weekend, with waves of 7 to 10 feet along east-facing shores.
Beachgoers are cautioned to stay well away from hazardous shore breaks and to beware of strong rip currents and beach erosion. For more information, call (866) 944-5025 or go online to www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Molokai fire crews aid in hiker's rescue
Molokai firefighters helped rescue a 59-year-old woman who suffered a broken ankle Friday while hiking on the Halawa Valley Trail.
Kaunakakai and Pukoo firefighters responded to the 12:38 p.m. alarm to assist the woman who had slipped on the trail, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. It took firefighters about an hour to reach the Calgary, Canada, woman who was with family members about two miles up the trail.
She was stabilized on a backboard and carried down the trail, Mainaga said. Then, she was taken to Molokai General Hospital where she was in stable condition.
Maui County GOP to host convention
The Maui County Republican Party will hold a public convention at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Garden Room of the Kalama Heights Retirement Residence in Kihei.
The convention will have keynote speakers as well as a continental breakfast. Delegates of the party will elect new officers for their executive committee.
For more information, call Chairwoman Cindy Sue Clark at 264-3098 or Vice Chairwoman of Communications Susan Lussier at 281-2453.
Nunokawa, Nielsen isle reps for Schatz
Kari Luna Nunokawa and Helen Nielsen are the Maui field representatives for U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz.
The two Maui women will serve as Schatz's regional liaisons to the community.
Nunokawa was born and raised on Maui and graduated from Baldwin High School. Currently, she is the director of Pai Ka Mana, Student Support Services Program at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
Nielsen is a commercial property owner and manager and is a founding member of the Maui Coastal Land Trust, which has since merged into the statewide land conservation organization Hawaiian Islands Land Trust.
The representatives may be reached at (808) 523-2061.
MHS two-time champs in science event
Defending champion Maui High School did it again Saturday, going undefeated to win the Aloha Bowl Regional Ocean Science Competition at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
The Sabers won the same competition last year and went on to finish sixth in the nation in the National Ocean Science Bowl competition.
Now, the team goes on to represent Hawaii in the national competition in April in Milwaukee, said coach Ed Ginoza.
At Saturday's competition, Maui High beat Punahou twice, including 81-33 in the finals, Ginoza said.
"They kind of dominated," he said.
Saber team members are senior Steven Okada, sophomore Christopher Kim and juniors Bryson Galapon, Riley Camp and Gabe Salazar.
On Jan. 26, the same team members captured the Hawaii Science Bowl championship, earning the right to go to the national championships in Chevy Chase, Md.