Maui, Molokai expected to see high surf
Surf of 5 to 8 feet is expected to affect the east-facing shores of Maui and Molokai until 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
Beachgoers also can expect strong shore break, rip currents and beach erosion. Swimming conditions in affected areas will be "difficult and dangerous," forecasters said. For more information, call (866) 944-5025 or visit www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Also, the Health Department issued a "brown water advisory" for Honokahua Bay in West Maui on Tuesday because runoff from heavy rains breached a sand berm with muddy water flowing into the bay. The runoff may have been contaminated by overflowing cesspools, pesticides and other flood debris.
MS, mayor's budget set to be discussed
Mayor Alan Arakawa will discuss multiple sclerosis and his proposed budget at 7 p.m. today on the TV show "Your County with Mayor Arakawa" on Akaku Channel 54.
The show will be moderated by Communications Director Rod Antone. Viewers may call in questions at 873-3430. The show will be rebroadcast at 7 p.m. April 9, 16, 23 and 30 on the same channel. For more information, call Antone at 270-7855.
National MS?Society plans presentation
Sessions on "Multiple Sclerosis Symptom Management: 4 Hot Topics" and "Using Positive Psychology" will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon Friday by the National MS Society.
Monique Canonico will present the MS hot topics session and Cathie Long will present the positive psychology session at the Cameron Center in Wailuku.
The event is free but registration is required.
Visit www.mshawaii.org or call (800) 344-4867 to register. The program is fully accessible.
Deadline today for fun guide submissions
The Maui News will be publishing a Summer Fun Guide of activities for children and teens on April 13.
The deadline to submit information is noon today.
Submit the following:
* Name of program and for what ages.
* Sponsoring organization or business.
* Program times and dates.
* Location of the program.
* Description of program.
* Cost of the program.
* Contact information.
Information may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 242-9087 or mailed to Summer Fun Guide, The Maui News, 100 Mahalani St., Wailuku 96793.
Photos may be submitted for use on a space-available basis. Shots of people doing things are preferable; group shots are unlikely to be used. Photos may be emailed in digital tif, jpg or eps formats with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch. Individuals in photos must by identified by first and last name.
Portions of reserve to close for shootings
The state Department of Forestry and Wildlife will be conducting aerial shooting of feral goats, deer and pigs as part of animal control activities April 14 to 16 in the Kanaio Natural Area Reserve.
For safety reasons, during the aerial shooting from helicopters, access to portions of the reserve on the leeward slopes of Haleakala will be restricted and access allowed only by permit.
Aerial animal control is needed to trim populations to protect threatened and endangered species, native ecosystems and watersheds. There may be limited opportunities for the public to salvage meat. Contact the Forestry and Wildlife Division on Maui at 873-3507. Maps illustrating the areas involved may be found at the Maui office of the Forestry and Wildlife Division at 54 S. High St., Room 101,Wailuku.