Kanahele to speak on Hawaiian roll
Dennis "Bumpy" Kanahele will speak at an event to discuss the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission, Kana'iolowalu, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday in Lahaina.
The discussion is organized by Na Kupuna O Maui and will be held at Na Aikane O Maui, 562 Front St., across the street from the Lahaina Tennis Courts.
Anyone 18 years and older, Native and non-native Hawaiian, may sign the petition, the news release said. Kana'i-olowalu is a campaign to reunify Native Hawaiians in self-recognition of sovereignty.
For more information, contact Patty Nishiyama at 281-5470. Information also may be found at kanaiolowalu.com.
Water department to meet Paia public
The county Department of Water Supply and its contractor, Alpha Inc., will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. March 27 at the Paia Community Center to discuss a proposed noise variance for a project to replace a waterline in Paia from Kupono Street to Kuau, according to an announcement.
Plans for the waterline replacement call for transferring water service from a 6-inch to a 12-inch line. "The smaller line is old and subject to frequent breaks and will no longer be used," the announcement explains.
The state Department of Health requires the noise variance because work will be done at night when traffic is lighter. Area residents and business owners are encouraged to attend the meeting.
Money released for health center
Gov. Neil Abercrombie released $500,000 for improvements to the Molokai Community Health Center, including money to make the facility compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and to complete the second phase of the project.
The money will be used to renovate structures, add a central deck, repave the parking lot, install ADA compliant walkways, and to put in irrigation and landscaping at the Oceanside Center in Kaunakakai.
"The Molokai Community Health Center serves approximately 3,000 of the island's 7,200 total residents, which is more than 40 percent of its population." Abercrombie said. "This project will expand and improve access to quality health care on the Friendly Isle."
The nonprofit Molokai Community Health Center is the only federally qualified health center on the island. The center's primary clientele are the indigent, uninsured and underinsured residents of Molokai, of which two-thirds are Native Hawaiian, the news release said.
Summer Fun Guide coming out April 13
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.