By Jesse Church
Aloha my fellow veterans and residents of Molokai, old Jesse here with all the veterans news and upcoming events. The 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, is nicknamed “The Walking Dead.” Do you know why? First activated during WW II, the infantry battalion earned its macabre nickname during the Vietnam War. In a 1966 speech former Vietnamese Prime Minister Ho Chi Minh referred to the Marines as “walking dead,” dead but not buried. The unit sustained the highest casualty rate in Marine history during the Vietnam era, according to the battalion’s webpage on Marines. Military deployed for a combat tour lasting 47 months and seven days, another record.…
By Artice Swingle
The Molokai Seed Savers, a group of residents invested in saving and sharing seed varieties, meet regularly and would like to invite others to come and share ideas, seeds, fun and aloha. The Green Guerillas are seeds savers over age 65. Our upcoming meets are listed below. Green Guerillas and the public are welcome.
Monday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jade Bruhjell’s house, call 553-4243 for more info.
Monday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Joe Kennedy’s house, 336-1566.
Monday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ada De Courey’s house, 553-3308.…
By Glenn Teves, Extension Agent, UH CTAHR
Over 25 years ago, we encountered a swarm of some vicious Yellow Jackets at Forest Camp. Later, as we ate lunch of venison and rice, they started landing and feeding on the venison. I knew this wasn’t just any old Yellow Jacket; this was the notorious Western Yellow Jacket. Yellow Jackets are wasps, and have a predatory and also a scavenging habit and will feed on many insects, including plant-eating insects and nuisance flies around house and garden. However, they become a major threat when they attack humans, good insects and animals, including Hawaii’s native species.…
Sust`aina ble Molokai News Release
Sust`aina ble Molokai will host a meeting for island farmers and food producers on Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the High School Cafeteria. The primary purpose of the meeting is to determine if our farmers can (and want) to supply Maunaloa Elementary School’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) with locally grown fruits and veggies. There will also be discussion on connecting our island farmers with other consumers, including stores and restaurants.
Sust`aina ble Molokai is currently in the process of developing a Molokai Food Hub, which is meant to serve as an on-island distribution center, as well as a resource center for farmers. …
Photo courtesy of Rick Schonely.
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has supported the fight against muscle disease for more than 60 years through a yearly fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. On Molokai, local firefighters will be participating in the annual event, called Fill the Boot, on Saturday, Aug. 30 at Rawlins’ Chevron from 9 a.m. to noon. They’ll be collecting contributions from drivers and passersby.