Fire forces evacuation of two from home
A woman and her daughter were evacuated after a fire was reported late Thursday in the bottom unit of a house in Kihei, a fire official said.
The fire was reported at 11:20 p.m. at 282 Kaipii Place, with the first engine company arriving on the scene within eight minutes, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
He said crews found the bottom unit of the two-story house engulfed in flames, which were extending to the top floor. The mother and daughter, who were the occupants, were evacuated along with occupants of neighboring homes exposed to the fire, Mainaga said.
The fire was extinguished at 2 a.m. Friday. About 50 percent of the 3,000-square-foot home was destroyed. Damages were estimated at $400,000 to the structure and $50,000 to its contents.
Based on preliminary investigation, police said that the cause of the fire appeared to be electrical.
The American Red Cross also responded to the fire to help the family with immediate needs.
Baker, McKelvey to host town hall event
South and West Maui Sen. Roz Baker and West Maui Rep. Angus McKelvey will host a legislative town hall meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Waiola Church Hall in Lahaina.
"This meeting will be an opportunity for us to talk with our constituents and provide information and gather feedback about the important issues that are moving forward at the Legislature," Baker said in an announcement.
The church is at 535 Wainee St. Those attending the event should park in the asphalt parking lot.
For more information, contact Baker's office at 984-2400, ext. 66070, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact McKelvey's office at 984-2400, ext. 66760.
Man, 41, held in theft from Lahaina store
A 41-year-old man was arrested for theft of items from a glass showcase at a Lahaina store, police said.
Damion Emeson, who gave no local address, was charged with second-degree theft.
He was arrested Thursday night, after being identified as a suspect in the theft that occurred this month, police said.
Emeson's bail was set at $1,000 on the theft charge. He also was arrested on three contempt-of-court warrants with bail totaling $2,500.
Haleakala park updates topic of meeting
Haleakala National Park will be holding a public meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Hana Community Center, Building D, Rooms D15 and D16 - PALS.
The meeting will be an opportunity to meet the new Kipahulu District ranger, James Herbaugh, to obtain updates on park happenings and to raise issues.
The meeting will adjourn at 6:30 p.m.
Fundraising development to be discussed
Professionals interested in fundraising, nonprofit fund development and management and fundraising consulting are invited to attend a "Lunch & Laugh" networking event hosted on Maui by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter on Tuesday.
The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Maui, located at 100 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului.
The event will start with a networking brown-bag lunch followed by a discussion about specific, low-cost marketing and fundraising techniques that may help drive more online traffic and attract donors, event attendees and other supporters of an organization.
A recorded webinar titled "Inbound Marketing: The latest techniques to attract more donors, volunteers and others" will be screened during the event.
Cost to attend is $25 for AFP Aloha Chapter members and $35 for nonmembers. For membership inquiries, send email to email@example.com.
Woman seeks info after vehicle damaged
A woman whose car sustained thousands of dollars in damage when it was hit by a box that flew off another vehicle last week in Kihei is seeking help in locating the other vehicle involved.
The incident occurred around 1:15 p.m. Feb. 6. Holly Tolosko said she had loaned her 2004 pearly white Lexus GS300 sedan to her insurance agent, who was driving the car north on Piilani Highway near Kanani Street when the box from an oncoming vehicle hit the driver's side of the car.
The box hit the Lexus so hard that the driver's side mirror was torn off and the driver's side of the car sustained thousands of dollars in damages, Tolosko said.
The car had been in mint condition, she said. Someone called police to report what happened.
Tolosko asks that anyone who saw the incident or who has information on the other vehicle, possibly a truck, to call her at 879-6935.
Submissions sought for guide
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 April 2.
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.