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Mayor Arakawa greets new Council Chair Gladys Baisa

REMEMBERING Sen. Daniel Inouye

south maui

4th Friday Town Party

Maui Council Under New Leadership

KUPAIANAHA Blessings of Life


of County Events

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Journal PUBLISHER Herman Andaya, Jr. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Lois Whitney EDITORIAL COORDINATORS Tiffany Iida Kit Zulueta Michelle Makii PHOTO COORDINATOR Ryan Piros

From the Publisher’s Desk Aloha! Welcome to this inaugural edition of the newly-redesigned High Street Journal. We are continuing to work on updating the look and content, and you will see more exciting changes in coming months. I’d like to personally invite you to share your story ideas, photos and editorial contributions from County employees- this is your Journal. Please send your submissions to the Editor at, or call 270-8238 for more information. Your feedback is valuable as we continue to revamp this official publication of the County of Maui. Please feel free to send comments to me at herman.andaya@ Mahalo for all that you do, and for making Maui County a great place to work, and a very special place to call home! Herman Andaya, Jr.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Michelle Esteban CONTRIBUTORS Rob Parsons John Buck Jock Yamaguchi Zeke Kalua Randy Piltz Mike Molina SeaRay Beltran Charnan Carroll Anna Foust Robynne Fukunaga Kyle Ginoza Nadine Gomes Ruth Grith Agnes Hayashi Guy Hironaka Wayne Ibarra Tracy A. Jones Sue Kiang Tanya Lopes Geri Onaga Sarah Freistat Pajimola Karin Phaneuf Teena Rasmussen Keith Regan Jan Roberson David Sakoda Sarah Shim Dianne Shimizu Wendy Stebbins Ron Steben Cheryl Sterling Jacky Takakura Jo-Anne Tanaka Jamie Wakamatsu Sharon Zalsos

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Cover photo: Lois Whitney

Message from the Mayor

Mayor Arakawa joined Governor Abercrombie and the other County Mayors for interviews by news media in Honolulu after the Mayors’ presentation at the joint meeting of the Senate and House Ways and Means committees. Happy New Year! January has been an exciting and busy start to 2013, with many changes both on the State and County levels. We have already been working hard to establish a unified stance with our neighboring Counties before the opening of the Legislature this past week. There are many important decisions to be made as we prepare for our own Budget session, while monitoring closely the happenings at the State that impact the County’s financial picture such as the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) and funding for State agencies that perform vital functions in our county. Our ability to work together, even as we approach some issues from opposing viewpoints, will be a vital step forward as we continue to grapple with the challenges of economic recovery. I Iook forward to seeing you throughout the year, and sharing the many new and important things that all of us are doing to serve the people of the County of Maui. Kung hee fat choy! Mayor Alan Arakawa



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remembering senator inouye


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Managing Director’s Minute Aloha kakou~ One of my favorite things about each new year is taking the opportunity to reflect on the many experiences we’ve had in the past 12 months, and looking ahead to the plans and expectations we have for the coming months. It’s also a chance to ponder the significance of what we do, and the way we can use our time and talents to benefit others.


Calendar of County events


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Interestingly, one of the basic tenets of Scouting is similar to the charge we have as County employees: serving others. To this end, our work here at the County is deeply rooted in the concept of “doing for others.” As we grow in our ability to look beyond our own needs, we become skilled in recognizing the needs of others and taking action accordingly. It’s a simple yet powerful tool we have that, in the long run, benefits us all. Managing Director Keith Regan and his wife, Lynn, enjoy a recent Scouting outing with son Riley.

Malama pono, Keith Regan

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Inauguration Held for 2013-2015 Council Term

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Councilmember Bob Carroll is accompanied by his wife Geraldine into the Council chambers.

Councilmembers Elle Cochran, Don Couch and Riki Hokama on the Council floor.

Award-winning vocalist Raiatea Helm performs during the inauguration.

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New Councilmembers Stacy Crivello and Don Guzman were draped in lei after the Council’s inauguration.

Mayor Arakawa greets new Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui, who gave remarks during the inauguration.

Mayor Arakawa preside over the Council’s first meeting until the Council voted in its new Chair, Gladys Baisa.

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Maui County Council Prepares for the New Term


By Lois Whitney he Maui County Council began its 2013-2015 term with a memorable inauguration ceremony on January 2, 2013 in the Council Chambers. Outgoing Council Chair Danny Mateo and Council Vice Chair Joe Pontanilla were recognized for their many years of dedicated service on the Council, and new members Don Guzman (Kahului) and Stacy Crivello (Molokai) were welcomed. Ikaika Blackburn and Kamakoa Lindsey Asing welcomed guests to the Council Chambers with Hawaiian music, and the scent of fragrant lei filled the room. Kumu Hula Cody Pu‘eo Pata offered a captivating oli, which told of a traveler embarking upon an important journey. In reference to the Councilmembers beginning their new term, Kumu Pata chanted in ‘olelo Hawai‘i : May there

officer for Governor Neil Abercrombie, presided as emcee for the program, which included the presentation of colors by the Department of Fire & Public Safety’s Honor Guard, the singing of the national anthem by Fire personnel, Hawai‘i Pono‘i by Kumu Pata, the administration of oaths by Judge Richard Bissen, and the presentation of Council certificates by County Clerk Jeff Kuwada. Kumu Pata also performed a pikai ceremony, in which the Councilmembers were blessed with a sprinkling of seawater in recognition of their commitment to moving forward in balance and unity. Other highlights included performances by awardwinning vocalist Raiatea Helm and Hawai‘i’s Poet Laureate, Kealoha, as well as remarks by newly appointed Lieutenant Governor and former Senate President,

As government officials, we serve as an example of how by working together, we can get many things done. --Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui be no obstacle which proves insurmountable, or no footstep that is placed without confidence. page 6

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Maui boy Shan Tsutsui. “Why do we do what we do?” Tsutsui asked. “I’ve often pondered the question of ‘Why are we in public

service,’ and the answer has taken many different shapes and forms,” he noted. “We want to serve our community in the best way possible… to make life

In fact, the future of some currently existing government services- either at the County or State level – may depend upon it. “Developing collaborative

Never before has there been such a dire need or desire to better engage the State and Counties in collaboration. --State Budget and Finance Director Kalbert Young better for the residents and visitors of our community. These Councilmembers are ready to step up to the plate and make a difference. Led by Council Chair Baisa, they are capable and prepared to make tough decisions that impact all of our lives. As government officials, we serve as an example of how by working together, we can get many things done.” The keynote address was delivered by Kalbert Young, former Maui County Finance director who is now the director of the State’s Department of Budget & Finance. “Each year, government partnerships and public-private partnerships become more and more critical… Never before has there been such a dire need or desire to better engage the State and Counties in collaboration.

and coordinated approaches to implement government projects is efficient and makes the most sense for taxpayers,” Young continued. “Let us seize opportunities to build relationships and engage collaboration between levels of government and foster improved communication wherever it can best occur. These are critical factors to the future success of our state.” Later in the day, Mayor Alan Arakawa presided briefly over the Council’s first meeting of the term until new Council Chair Gladys Baisa was welcomed to the dais. The Council also approved the appointment of Council Services Director David Raatz, and thanked retiring director Ken Fukuoka for his decades of public service.

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Kihei Kicks Off Its 4th Friday Town Party By Teena Rasmussen


fter three months of planning, the inaugural Kihei Friday Town Party held on Dec. 28th was a tremendous success! The lively block party was the result of the efforts of a dedicated group of Kihei merchants and volunteers, in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce. The Maui Police Department estimated the crowd to be at 5,000 to 6,000 people, partying safely in a “street” atmosphere that was achieved by closing Piikea St. below the round-about and the entire Azeka

Mauka parking lot. Adding to the excitement were 15 food trucks and food booths, 42 vendors, live musical entertainment and a keiki fun zone. “The event was a Councilmember Don Couch gestures while being big success, thanks interviewed by Akaku at the Kihei 4th Friday. to the collaboration the Kihei Town Party place to be,” Tumpap said. of the enthusiastic Committee and the Kihei business people who The Maui Friday Town community for a job well volunteered their time Party is an initiative of done!” to plan and execute this the Mayor’s Office of event,” Councilmember Economic Development Don Couch said. “With the As the fiscal agent and sponsor, the Maui (OED) designed to promote committee’s hard work Chamber Of Commerce’s Maui’s unique towns and and the cooperation/ President Pam Tumpap their small businesses. assistance of the Office of said that Kihei Town’s OED Director Teena Economic Development, very first 4th Friday Rasmussen said that the a challenging task event demonstrated “Kihei merchants’ group was made easier. “the tremendous is a spirited, creative and Congratulations to positive impacts that action-oriented group that come from public/ has tremendous vision private partnerships and talent. There is pentand community up demand for the Kihei building.” She offered community to coalesce her congratulations and around an event like mahalo to the dedicated this. The community and Kihei Town Party planning business support for this committee, the volunteers first event was amazing!” and vendors, and the County of Maui. “Together The next Kihei 4th Friday Town Party will be held you have made Maui and Kihei Town an even better Jan. 25th.

Large crowds were in attendance at Kihei’s first Town Party.

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The Los Presdient Clinton awards the Congressional Medal of Honor to Senator Inouye.


any exciting things happened during 2012, yet there were also some sad times that will have a significant impact on Hawaii in 2013 and years to come. The most notable event was the passing of our senior senator, Daniel K. Inouye.

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His passing has created a whirlwind of activity in Hawaii’s political arena, with the appointment of former Lt. Governor Brian Schatz as

U.S. Senator Daniel Ino

Hawaii’s new senior Senator in Washington D.C.; Maui’s own Shan S. Tsutsui appointed as Hawaii’s new Lieutenant Governor and House Member Gil Keith-Agaran appointed to fill Shan Tsutsui’s Senate seat. It was also recently announced that Kahului resident Justin Woodson was appointed to fill Gil KeithAgaran’s seat. It would be interesting to know if Kame and Hyotaro Inouye,

at the birth of their son Daniel Ken “Dan” Inouye on September 7, 1924, ever imagined the accomplishments of their oldest son Dan and the legacy he would leave behind. Dan grew up in Moiliili and attended public schools, graduating from McKinley High School in 1942. Dan earned pocket money by parking cars at the old Honolulu Stadium and by giving haircuts to fellow

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of a first-aid litter team. He saw lots of blood and did not go home for a week. He decided he wanted to be a doctor so he enrolled in premedical studies at the University of Hawaii. In March 1943, still a freshman, 18-year-old Dan Inouye enlisted in the U.S. Army’s 442nd Regimental Combat Team, known as the famed “Go For Broke” regiment.

ss of a Hero

ouye, 1924 - 2013 By John Buck

students. Most of his earnings were spent on a flock of homing pigeons, a postage stamp collection, parts for crystal radio sets and chemistry sets. On December 7, 1941, the fateful day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 17-year-old Dan Inouye was one of the first Americans to handle civilian casualties in the Pacific war. He had taken medical aid training and was pressed into service as head

Dan was promoted to the rank of sergeant within his first year of service and was given the role of platoon leader, then was promoted to the rank of second lieutenant. At one point while he was leading an attack, a shot struck him in the chest directly above his heart, but the bullet was stopped by two silver dollars he happened to have stacked in his shirt pocket. He continued to carry the coins throughout the war in his shirt pocket as good luck charms until he lost them shortly before the battle in which he lost his arm. It was on April 21, 1945, when Dan Inouye was seriously wounded while leading an assault in Italy. He continued to fight the enemy despite his injuries. As a result of his injuries, his right arm had to be amputated. Although he had lost his arm, he remained in the military until 1947 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain with a Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star, Purple Heart with cluster and 12 other medals and citations. In June of 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Senator Daniel K. Inouye and 21

Inouye with President John F. Kennedy

Inouye during the Watergate Proceedings

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other Asian-American veterans of World War II the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor, for their actions during the war. While recovering at Percy Jones Army Hospital from his war wounds and from the amputation of his right forearm from the grenade wound, Dan met future Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole, then a fellow patient. While at the same hospital, Inouye also met future fellow Democrat and Senator Philip Hart, who had been injured on D-Day. Dole mentioned to Inouye that after the war he planned to go to Congress. Dan Inouye had beat Bob Dole to Congress by a few years. Senator Dole and Senator Inouye remained lifelong friends. In 2003, the hospital where they

met was renamed the Hart-DoleInouye Federal Center in honor of the three World War II veterans. Since he had lost his right arm in the war, Dan Inouye had to abandon his plans to become a surgeon. With financial assistance from the G.I. Bill, Inouye graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. He earned his law degree in 1953 from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He returned to Hawaii and served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor for the city of Honolulu. He broke into politics in 1954 with his election to the Territorial House of Representatives. He was later elected to the Territorial Senate. When Hawaii became a state in

August 21, 1959, Daniel Inouye won the election to the United States House of Representatives as the new state’s first Congressman. Mr. Inouye was reelected to a full term in 1960. He was then elected to the United States Senate in 1962 and continued to serve the people of Hawai’i for an unprecedented 50 years, a feat which probably will never again be achieved. Senator Inouye holds the distinct honor of being the first Japanese American to serve in both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. During his career he had distinguished himself as a natural leader. It was in 1968 when Senator Inouye made history when he was invited to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention,

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where he was also under consideration to be Hubert Humphrey’s running mate in the presidential contest. Senator Inouye gained national notoriety when he served on the Watergate Committee in 1973. In 1976, Senator Inouye became the first Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. At the time of his death, Senator Inouye was the most senior member of the United States Senate and the second longest serving Senator in history. He was sworn in as President Pro-tempore of the U. S. Senate on June 28, 2010. Senator Inouye was third in line to the Presidency after the Vice-President and the Speaker of the House. While serving in the U.S. Senate, Senator Inouye championed the interests of Hawaii’s people throughout his career. In 1993, he was instrumental in engineering the restoration and return of Kahoolawe to the State of Hawaii. He always fought for improved education and health care for all children, additional jobs for Hawaii’s economy, health and human services in rural communities, affordable housing, and the protection of Hawaii’s natural resources. Senator Inouye has been referred to as a Protector, Provider and Patriot for all who live in and visit Hawaii, especially Maui County. All of us will benefit from the legacy he leaves behind.

Veterans honor Senator Inouye at a memorial held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

As the Protector, Senator Inouye had the foresight and the driving force to bring monies and programs to improve Maui County’s infrastructure; improvements to Maui Memorial Medical Center and our health care system. He felt it was necessary to protect our fragile ecosystem and natural resources by funding improvements to Kealia Pond Natural Preserve and the Marine Humpback Whale Sanctuary; and through the acquisition of additional lands to be preserved for generations to come. As the Provider, he was instrumental in funding infrastructure and programs that could increase job training and employment opportunities; programs to diversify agriculture on Maui; improvements to University of Hawaii – Maui, to ensure the students have the latest skills to compete in the ever-changing world. Senator Inouye’s efforts have benefited the Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. and the programs they provide. He was

a major proponent of the Maui Research and Technology Park in Kihei and was instrumental in the development of Maui’s supercomputer. He was an advocate for the implementation of alternative energy and the creation of new jobs to make Maui County more self-sustaining. As a Patriot, not only did Senator Inouye understand what it meant to be one, but he had first-hand experience of the sacrifices our servicemen and women have made to protect our rights as citizens of our state and country. His patriotism and dedication to service personnel and veterans were reflected in his actions to make sure that the best was provided to help keep them safe. Throughout Maui County, there are countless reminders of Senator Inouye’s dedication and commitment to the people of Hawaii and Maui County. Thank you Senator Dan, for all you have done.

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Kupaianaha “Blessings of Life” We are each so fortunate to have such wonderful people in our lives, friends, co-workers, loved ones that play a significant part and are important to us. Our lives would certainly not be the same without them. The High Street Journal wishes to share our employees’ good news, be able to get to know each other better and spread these small, but precious joys that add spark to our lives. This section of our newsletter is your place….to share special moments – whether big or small – and give those well-deserved “ho’omaika’i” to these people in your life. It’s your stories to share your own special moment or that of someone special to you, to express gratitude, praise and/or share the simple but abundant joy it has brought to your life, that which is truly the blessings of life! Please enjoy the following submissions as written and provided by your fellow employees of the County.

Sharon Zalsos of the Dept. of the Environmental Management was recently installed as President, on her 2nd term, of the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce during the last meeting of the chamber on Dec. 5, 2012. Kit Zulueta from the Mayor’s Office will also serve as Secretary to the Chamber. The Maui Filipino Chamber aims to inspire Filipino and non-Filipino professionals on Maui to network and advocate the interests of the business community. The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce and its foundation conduct an annual Scholarship Golf Tournament and recognition event dubbed ‘Gintong Pamana,’ as well as an annual Filipino Heritage Festival. To learn more about the Chamber, visit www.

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John Buck, Executive Assistant to the Mayor was recently elected to serve on the board of the Hawaii Recreation and Park Society as

levels, and is an affiliate of the National Recreation and Park Association.

ZALSOS Member at Large. The Hawaii Recreation and Park Society membership includes professionals, interested citizens, students, and organizations in recreation and park field at all levels and areas of service. HRPS members are concerned with elevating standards and promoting high criteria of ZULUETA professionalism in recreation and park activities. The Society acts as an independent voice for the recreation, park and leisure movement at federal, state, and local

Sylvia Valdez of the Dept. of Housing and Human Concerns, Kaunoa-Meals on Wheels, and Sarah Shim of Kaunoa-Assisted Transportation were honored to be participate in the Memorial Service for Senator Daniel Inouye. They are members of the community choir- Na Leo Lani O Maui directed by Gale Wisehart and Uluwehi Guerrero. The choir sang “Amazing Grace” at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Editha Pendleton was recently transferred to the position of Clerk III in the Dept. of Environmental Mngmt., Solid Waste Division. Editha reported that she is enjoying her transfer and that she has been blessed with wonderful co-workers. Her

BUCK co-workers have already “baptized” her with a new nickname, “Edye.” Congratulations Edye! Aunty Sharon Zalsos of the Dept. of Environmental Management would like to send a shout out and congratulations to her favorite little Brewer, Adam Yat Sen Fukunaga (son of Robynne S. Y. Fukunaga of the Dept. of Environmental Management). Adam is a team member of the Waikapu Brewers Little League and they recently participated in the Baseball in Paradise Tournament at the Les Murakami Stadium from Nov. 10 - 12, 2012.

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Division Clerk II (temporary position) resigned from the County of Maui on Nov. 24, 2012 to return to the private sector.

Family/life changes/etc.

Shirley Falcon, Water Dept. Fiscal Division Customer Service Representative II transferred to the Planning Dept. effective Dec. 1, 2012.

Congratulations to Bruce Rollins, Water Treatment Plant Operator IV. On Feb. 3, 2012 he was blessed with his first granddaughter, Tehya Marie.

Vernon Ikeda, Water Dept. Field Operations Division Pipefitter I resigned from the County of Maui to work in the private sector on Dec. 7, 2012.

Keala Waiau, Field Operations Water Service Supervisor II was blessed on May 18, 2012 with his second grandson, Ezekiel. Congratulation Keala!

New Hires:


Deepest sympathies to Gregory Sano, Water Treatment Plant Worker. On Oct. 13, 2012 his mother, Evelyn passed away. Congratulations to Jason Wakamatsu, Water Dept. Field Operations Laborer II who was married on Oct. 20, 2012. Prudel Ramones, Water Meter mechanic I retired on Oct. 31, 2012 after 22 years of service. Congratulations Prudel on your retirement. Paula Arakawa, Water Dept. Engineering

Water Dept. - Engineering Division: On Sept. 24, 2012, Craig Sarsfield, began working as a Civil Engineer II. On Dec. 1, 2012, Wayne Kitamura, began working as a Waterworks Inspector II. Wayne formally was employed with the Dept. of Public Works. Water Dept. - Field Operations: Charles “Kale” Kanno, was hired as a Waterworks Maintenance Helper on Oct. 1, 2012. Jason Wakamatsu, was hired as a Laborer II on Oct. 1, 2012. He was formally employed with the Dept. of Parks and

Recreation. Water Dept. - Fiscal/ Customer Service: Sophia Arakawa, began working as a Pre-Audit Clerk I on Sept. 4, 2012. Sophia transferred to the Dept. of Water from the Planning Dept.

Chad Otake was reallocated from Water Treatment Plant Operator (WTPO) II to WTPO IV effective July 23, 2012.

Maui County Office on Aging recently welcomed a new employee, David K. Bacalso, who fill the role of Outreach Information Aide I. Originally from Water Dept. Promotions: Ewa Beach, David came Rochelle to Maui in Amadeo in 1985 after the Fiscal an honorable Division was discharge reallocated from the US from Buyer II Air Force to Purchasing to work for Technician the next 15 effective years at the March 16, Maui Space 2012. Surveillance BACALSO Center atop Chris Otsuka Haleakala as in the Plant a Computer Operations Operations Water Technician. His Quality Laboratory educational background reallocated from Water includes a Bachelor of Microbiologist I to Arts in Human Services Water Microbiologist II from the University of effective July 1, 2012. Phoenix (2005). Prior to the Office on Aging, Kevin Arakaki was David worked as a case promoted to Water Plant manager at MEO, and Ka Maintenance Mechanic Hale A Ke Ola Homeless I from Water Plant Resource Center in the Maintenance Mechanic chemical dependency Helper on Nov. 1, 2012. program, where he Water Treatment Plant worked his way up to (WTP) Division’s Tony supervisor of educational Linder was reallocated programs and statistics. from Assistant He is looking forward to WTP Operations/ continuing to serve his Maintenance Supervisor community at the Office to WTP Operations/ on Aging where he will Maintenance Supervisor assess frail older adults effective August 16, and link them to services 2012. Tony was later that will allow them to promoted to WTP live independently in the Division Chief effective comfort of their homes. Dec. 1, 2012.

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Kūlia i ka nu‘u Strive to reach the summit Please help congratulate these dedicated employees as they continue to serve our community and in doing so, “strive to reach the summit.”

Fire Chief Jeffrey A. Murray announced the promotions of five FFI’s and 1 FFII to the rank of FFIII; Fire Apparatus Operator. The following have been promoted: FFI Spencer Rodrigues - A 10.5 year veteran from the Kula Fire Station will be assigned to the Tanker at the Kahului Fire Station, Third Watch. FFI Jason Gamiao - A 9.5 year veteran from Molokai will be assigned to the Hoolehua fire Station, First Watch. FFI Ryan Otsubo - A 10.5 year veteran from the Wailea Fire Station will be assigned to Fire Prevention Bureau. FFI Nathan Nishiki - A 10.5 year veteran, having spent time at the Wailea and Lanai Fire Station will be assigned to the Health & Safety Bureau. FFI Matthew Mann - A 9.5 year veteran from the Lahaina Fire Station will also be assigned to the Health & Safety Bureau. FFII Timothy Herrick - A 10.5 year veteran as a FFI and FFII HazMat tech will be assigned to the Wailea Fire Station, First Watch. Each of these individuals are extremely deserving of these promotions, said Chief Murray. All promotions were effective January 1, 2013. page 14









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February (continued)

January 25

Kihei Town Party

Friday, January 25, 2013 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Azeka Mauka shopping center and Piikea Street Don’t miss all the action at Kihei’s new 4th Friday Town Party. Food trucks and food booths, vendors, live musical entertainment and a keiki fun zone are all part of the evening’s festivities.


Save our Slippers Project

Ongoing through January 30, 2013 In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, bring NEW slippers or sandals to Kaunoa Senior Centers in Spreckelsville or West Maui, or the UH-Maui College CTAHR Office, Bldg. 214. The slippers and sandals will be provided to local agencies for distribution. Sponsored by Kaunoa’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and the State Dept. of Human Services’ Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs. For more info: Dana Acosta, RSVP director, ph. 270-7323.


Chinese New Year Lion Dance Performance

February 15, 2013 9:00 a.m. on the front lawn of the County Building Start off the new lunar year with good luck! Bring your red li-shi envelopes to this keikifriendly event to feed the lions.


State of the County Address

February 20, 2013 5:00 p.m. at Baldwin High School Auditorium The public is invited to attend the Mayor’s annual update on the plans, challenges and successes of the County of Maui. Families welcome; pupus will be served. The Mayor’s address will be telecast live on Akaku.

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Mayor’s Small Business Awards

February 2, 2013 10:00 a.m. - Noon, Location TBA

February 21, 2013 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at King Kamehameha Club

Mayor Arakawa and his department directors will visit a community near you to talk story and answer County-related questions. Stay tuned for details.

Every year, the Mayor presents awards to deserving small businesses in Maui County. Nomination forms are currently available at For more information call the Maui County Business Resource Center at (808) 873-8247.

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KAUNOA Civic Adventures Update: Lo’iloa & Clearing the Olowalu Trail A group of enthusiastic volunteers tackled the wetland lo’i at the Lo’iloa Project in ‘Iao Valley, cleaning the faces & walls, weeding and clearing debris in and around the taro patches. The project is led by Kawewehi Pundyke, in partnership with Hawai’i Nature Center and provides opportunities to learn about restoration efforts, history and culture in a place significant to Hawaiians. A few weeks later, another team of industrious volunteers hiked into the Olowalu Cultural Reserve, clearing portions of the mountainous trail. While working, volunteers learned from OCR Specialist Rose Marie Duey about the historic area known as Ahupua’a Lihau

Olowalu, rich in archaeological and cultural sites, including ancient burial walls. Attack on Pearl Harbor President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 “a day that will live in infamy.” Former DOE principal and Paia resident, Bill Tavares, recalled it as the day when “all hell broke loose.” Kaunoa hosted a panel of presenters who shared their personal experiences and memories to a standingroom-only crowd on the 71st anniversary of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. Mr. Tavares, who was then a student at the University of Hawaii, was joined by George Kahanu, who was working at Pearl Harbor as a welder at the time of the attack; Hiroshi Arisumi, a veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal; and Brian Moto, son of Kaoru Moto, 100th Battalion veteran and recipient

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UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES AT KAUNOA: An Evening of Slack Key with Ola Hou

County Kitchen

Enjoy an evening of Kiho’alu (kahako over the i) (slack key guitar) music with Ola Hou, masters of Hawaiian music, Sheldon Brown, Kevin Brown, Gerry Valdriz, and Kevin Kanemoto. Friday, February 1, Pre-show 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m., Concert 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Snake on Friday, February 22, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Highlights include: Chinese cooking demonstration, a variety of dances by Phoenix Dance, hands-on activities, Chinese calligraphy, cultural displays, and much more! Civic Adventures takes you on a journey to Moku’ula island and Mokuhinia ponds in Lahaina for a rare opportunity to learn about the historical royal residences and the large spring-fed natural wetland containing taro patches and fishponds of years past. Work involves weeding, raking and cleaning debris in the area around the monument. Tuesday, February 5, 9 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Pre-registration required for all of the above: call Kaunoa Spreckelsville office @ 270-7308. Power Hour Pau Hana fitness classes at the West Maui Senior Center include: Hula Now! Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. - A full core workout; be ready to feel the rhythm and sweat. Zumba on Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. - Latin and International music combines for a fun and effective workout. Cardio Party, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. - Intense workout with simple, repetitive, choreographed moves to fun music. Pre-registration required: call Kaunoa West Maui office @ 661-9432. Kaunoa’s classes and activities are open to everyone 55 and better. For a full listing of events and opportunities, call the Kaunoa offices at 270-7308 or 661-9432 to receive the monthly newsletter.

Spicy Eggplant with Ground Pork Ingredients: 1 lb. ground pork 4 large, long eggplant sliced diagonally in 1” pieces and soaked in water 1/2 C. Aloha barbeque sauce (or other prepared teriyaki sauce) 1/2 C. Srirachi chili sauce (use more if spicier flavor desired) 2 cloves garlic, smashed 1 piece ginger root (size of your big toe) Preparation: Heat oil with a dash of salt, then add garlic and ginger. Brown the ground pork until it is cooked through (pink coloring gone). Add BBQ/teriyaki sauce and cook for 5 minutes, then add Srirachi chili sauce and cook for another 10 minutes. Drain the eggplant and add to pork/sauce mixture; cook until the eggplant is nice and soft. I usually prepare this dish the day before, to let the sauce “miko” into the eggplant. Submitted by Gloria Manzano, Office of the Mayor. page 17

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Mayor Arakawa participated in the opening ceremony of Red Bull Jaws on Dec. 8th, shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the world’s best big-wave surfers like Kelly Slater and Mauians Ian Walsh, Albee Layer and Shaun Walsh. The official waiting period for the event runs from December 7, 2012 to March 15, 2013; organizers will be looking for a swell that challenges the upper limits of paddle-in surfing: a strong northwest swell from 330 degrees with wave face heights from 30-50 feet with smooth surface conditions. The access roads and private land overlooking Pe’ahi/Jaws will be closed to the public for safety reasons, but all the action can be viewed online at

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