Local Briefs


Photo workshop set on mountain

Haleakala National Park’s 2019 Artist in Residence, astrophotographer Stan Honda, will hold a public night sky photography workshop at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Headquarters Visitor Center in the park’s Summit District (7,000-foot elevation).

The New York-based photographer and photojournalist will be working in the park during a monthlong residency through a partnership between the National Park Service and the National Parks Arts Foundation. Honda’s work features natural landscapes, usually nighttime panoramas. The workshop is appropriate for photographers of all skill levels.

The event is free to the public (park entrance fee or park pass is required to enter the park) and is sponsored in part with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Preregistration is required; call (808) 572-4425.


Shown are Michael Kalalau (top row, from left), Kahiau Vida, Keawe Mann and Landon Nitahara; (bottom row, from left) Jaimelee Felipe, Makena Nagasako and Tatiana Soon. Missing from the photo is Kobe Lilio. Kamehameha Schools Maui / LESLEY PICO-LILIO photo

Fair food booth registration open

The 97th Maui Fair Alliance has opened registration for a limited number of food booths to nonprofit groups.

The name of the organization, contact name and number, email and general excise tax number should be submitted to Vendor@MauiFair.com by March 31.

Food vendor space is reserved and assigned by the Food & Festival Village Committee.

The fair will open with the traditional parade Oct. 3 and will continue with rides, food and entertainment through Oct. 6.


Bands to perform at Kihei school

The South Maui Learning Ohana has announced that the alternative bands Merlin and Youforia will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday on the newly completed Altitude Deck at Kihei Charter School. The school is located at 650 Lipoa Parkway.

Billed as “Merlin and Youforia Live at the Altitude Deck,” tickets are $10 at the door, cash only. Parking is on the street in front of the school campus. A portion of the proceeds will go to SMLO to further its educational and cultural programs.

All music and dance lovers and artists are welcome to attend. This is a non-alcohol event. For more information, contact LucasZarro@gmaui.com.


Guitarist will perform at library

Wailuku Public Library will host a free performance by guitarist Ian O’Sullivan from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Well-versed in Hawaiian music and the ukulele, in addition to the Western classical repertoire, O’Sullivan has performed internationally as well as throughout the United States, including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. In 2013 he released his first solo album, “Born and Raised,” featuring his original compositions written for specific places and stories from the North Shore of Oahu.

This program is produced by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program and is sponsored by Maui Friends of the Library.


Terpenes subject of free presentation

There will be a free presentation about cannabis and its terpenes at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Pono Life Education and Resource Center, located at 415 Dairy Road in Kahului, next to Pono Life Maui, a licensed medical cannabis dispensary.

The presentation, titled “Terpenes and the Entourage Effect,” will explore how terpenes play a leading role in the medicinal effects of cannabis.

Elaine Slavinsky, director of the education center, will lead the presentation. The discussion will also look beyond terpenes, explaining how all of the plant’s complex components work together to generate its effects, and why you need “the whole plant” for maximum benefit.

For more information, contact info@ponolife.net.


MEO presents award to driver

Jonnie Oliveros was announced as Maui Economic Opportunity’s Driver of the Year at MEO’s annual Awards event on Feb. 28. This event recognizes team members for their years of service, as well as drivers who have been accident free. This year there were 36 drivers that were recognized for being accident free.

Oliveros is the Hana branch manager and has been an MEO employee since August of 2004. The criteria for obtaining this award in-

cludes exemplifying the company motto of “Helping People, Changing Lives,” as well as reflecting MEO’s core values of teamwork, integrity, personal excellence, empathy, creativity and flexibility. Additional driver criteria also include driving for a minimum of 1,100 hours in the calendar year, being accident free and meeting attendance standards.

Oliveros was recognized for meeting and exceeding all of these qualities with kindness and compassion while putting in 100 percent to get the job done with a positive “can do” attitude and a smile. Atlas Insurance is the annual sponsor of this award.


Retirement plans topic of discussion

Lis Arcienega, a insurance adviser and financial strategist, will discuss retirement plans, strategies and checklists during a 6 p.m. presentation Thursday at Wailuku Public Library, 251 S. High St.

For more information about this free, one-hour presentation, call 243-5766.


Home loan seminar planned for veterans

Department of Veterans Affairs home loan specialist Tony Dias will present a free VA home loan seminar from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the J. Walter Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

To register, call (808) 436-5791.


Speaker will address police suicide

Chris Wood, a supervisory investigator with the state Department of the Attorney General and a former Dallas Police Department detective, will speak at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea on Wednesday about police suicide and welfare fraud.

The meeting at Mulligan’s on the Blue is open to the pubic; lunch is $15.

For more information, email margief1202@yahoo.com.


Kula AARP Chapter announces meeting

The regular meeting of Kula AARP Chapter will be held on Monday at the Kula Community Center. The meeting begins with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 9:30.

Speaking will be Dr. Richard Navarro, a board-certified audiologist and a lifetime member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. He served in elected office in Wisconsin, was selected to serve on the Governor’s Special Committee on the Needs of the Deaf, served on the Legislative Committee on the Criminal Justice System and the Developmentally Disabled, and was a regional delegate to the White House Conference on the Disabled.

Navarro will talk about hearing loss and dementia.

The presentation is open to the public with no reservations necessary. For more information, call Diane Logsdon at 878-3448.


Fishing tournament takes place Saturday

The final BJ Kanoa Memorial Fishing Tournament for small-trailer boat owners will begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday out of Kahului Harbor. This is a mahalo event hosted by the Kanoa family and friends of the late Isaac BJ Kanoa, who passed away while fishing off Makena in 2005. BJ left behind his wife, Reyna, to care for their young daughter, Gabi, who will graduate from high school this year.

Friends and fellow fishermen are invited to get together for some fishing in his memory.

For tournament information, contact Jeremiah Hogan at 281-3877. Entry forms are also available at New Maui Fishing Supply, Valley Isle Marine, and Maui Sporting Goods.


Car rental facility topic of presentation

The completion of Kahului Airport’s new car rental facility will be the topic of a presentation at the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce’s business mixer at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tante’s Fish Market at the Maui Harbor Shops in Maalaea.

Marvin Moniz, Maui District airport manager for the Kahului Airport, will be the keynote speaker.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 per person for members and $25 per person for guests. Refreshments will be served.

To RSVP or for more information, contact mauifilipinocc@gmail.com or Sharon Zalsos Banaag at (808) 359-1616.


Medicare patrol subject for speaker

Maui’s Senior Medicare Patrol will be the subject of the American Association of University Women’s meeting Saturday at Moose McGillycuddy’s, 2511 S. Kihei Road in Kihei.

The business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the speaker, and lunch at noon.

A representative of SMP Hawaii will explain how the organization assists Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers to prevent, detect and report health care fraud, errors and abuse.

RSVP to Virginia Shaw with menu selection at aauwspeakermeeting@yahoo.com or call 357-6805. In addition to the price of the lunch, there is an additional cost of $3 for AAUW members and $5 for guests.


KSM team wins academic decathlon

Kamehameha Schools Maui High School AcaDec team took first place in the Hawaii Academic Decathlon Competition Feb. 23 at Farrington High School in Honolulu.

Keawe Mann secured the highest overall score.

KS Maui also won the Super Quiz Relay.

KSM will represent Hawaii in the Small School Division at nationals in Minnesota on April 25-27. Club adviser is Lesley Pico-Lilio, a 10th-grade U.S. history teacher.


Spring bazaar set at Kahului Hongwanji

The Kahului Hongwanji annual Spring Bazaar will take place from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday on the temple grounds at 291 S. Puunene Ave. Food items for sale will include chow fun, Al’s BBQ Pit teri chicken plate, pickled vegetables, cookies and other baked goods.

There will be plants, fresh vegetables, fruits, cut flowers, a country store and rummage items. Shoppers are asked to bring a reusable bag. For more information, call 871-4732.


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