Skin testing for TB slated to resume
Beginning Monday, the state Department of Health will resume providing tuberculin skin testing at its clinics statewide after issuing a suspension of TB clearance requirements following a nationwide shortage of the test solution, a news release said Thursday.
Availability of the TB test solution is returning to normal in Hawaii, and the Health Department encourages medical providers, clinics and health care facilities to resume providing the test to their clients.
The temporary suspension of requirements for TB clearance expires Aug. 9. A full listing of Health Department TB testing locations and hours as well as TB clearance requirements may be found on the Health Department's TB Control Branch website at www.hawaii.gov/health/tb or by calling (808) 832-5731.
Serino's grand opening to aid United Way
Serino's Kihei will host its grand opening today through Sunday with 40 percent of all net food purchase proceeds benefiting the Maui United Way and its partner agencies.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on all three days. Customers will be able to designate which agency they would like to see benefit from their participation.
"We are excited to be partnering with Maui United Way for the grand opening of Serino's Kihei. We believe in supporting the needs of our community and hope to encourage others to do so too," said owners Christian and Dana Serino in a news release.
The restaurant's menu items include gourmet pizzas and hamburgers, sandwiches and a bar menu. It is located at 1280 S. Kihei Road in the Azeka Makai Center.
Maui United Way's Dine & Donate event helps raise funding and awareness for its 40 health and human services partner agencies. For more information, call 244-8787 or see www.mauiunitedway.org.
Ocean safety operators course scheduled
An ocean safety educational/thrillcraft operators course will be held July 20 and 21 at the University of Hawaii Maui College, Hale 218.
The course, put on by Windward Community College, Career and Community Education, will run from 8:30 a.m .to 3:30 p.m. both days. Approved by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, the courses provide licensing for thrillcraft operations and an endorsement that allows tow-in surfing in Hawaii.
The course will cover legal and regulatory requirements, risk management, local ocean safety principles and practices, rules and laws pertaining to protected species in ocean waters in Hawaii, boating skills as they apply to the sport of tow-in surfing, and the historical, cultural and customary practices of Hawaii's ocean users.
The cost of the class is $139.
For more information or to register, call (808) 235-7433.
Kihei man arrested in Walmart theft case
A 21-year-old Kihei man was arrested Wednesday for stealing more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from Walmart over the past two months, police said.
Arthur Delima was charged with two counts of second-degree theft; his bail was set at $2,000. On June 10, he and another man stole six 14-carat-gold earrings valued at $538 from the Kahului store, police said. Delima returned about a month later and stole 40 Blu-ray movies valued at $761.
On Wednesday, store guards detained Delima until police arrived at 11:30 a.m. after he was identified by security cameras in connection with the previous thefts, police said.
Store officials found all of the movies at a Kihei pawnshop. The jewelry was not recovered. The man who allegedly stole the jewelry with Delima has not been identified, police said.