County / In Brief

Planning scheduled for IMAGINE project

Another IMAGINE meeting for planning of the Lahaina harbor-front area is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Na ‘Aikane o Maui Cultural Center.

The IMAGINE project is a community planning project that focuses on the harbor-front area bordered by Market Street to the north, Canal Street to the south and Front Street mauka. The major areas of concern in the project area , as identified by community members, are congestion, lack of respect for historical and cultural sites and lack of management.

The IMAGINE project is coordinated by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation with support from the county Planning Department.

The cultural center is located at 562A Mokuhinia Place, next to the Front Street tennis courts in the former Malu’ulu’olele Cultural Center building in Lahaina.

For more information, call Lahaina Restoration Foundation at 661-3262.


Rotary set to honor teachers, students

Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui will be honoring Teachers of the Year and Students of the Month for May from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at Casanova Italian Restaurant & Deli in Makawao.

This year’s Student of the Month winners choose one teacher each from King Kekaulike and Kamehameha Schools Maui high schools for the teacher awards.

The public is invited.

For more information, email


TEA Party Maui will host Simon Russell

Former Republican House candidate Simon Russell will be speaking at the TEA Party Maui monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be held at Kalama Heights Garden Room in Kihei.


Whales, entanglements to be discussed

The marine mammal response manager at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary will speak from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday.

NOAA resource protection manager Ed Lyman will discuss humpback whales and the effort to reduce entanglement threats.

The free gathering organized by AARP Kihei will be held at Kalama Heights in the Lower Level Garden Room in Kihei. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Marv Paularena at 264-0300.


Defibrillator training to be on Tuesday

As part of its mission to assist the community, the Maui Scottish Rite has purchased and donated an automated external defibrillator for installation in the Lodge Maui Masonic Temple, 190 W. Kamehameha Ave. in Kahului.

The device delivers electric pulses to revive those suffering from cardiac arrest.

The Scottish Rite has a certified instructor who has volunteered to conduct a free class in the device’s use. The training will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday at the temple.

For more information or to sign up for the class, contact Loren Holmberg at 269-2993.