Chamber Music Hawaii News Release
Molokai will get a musical treat on March 30. The Spring Wind Quintet, recognized as one of the country’s leading wind quintets, will be playing a concert at Kaunakakai Elementary School Cafeteria at 6 p.m.
The Spring Wind Quintet has been a major force in the development of chamber music in Hawaii, and many new works have been composed and arranged especially for the group. The quintet has an extensive and varied repertoire earning several national grants and offers educational programs for all ages.
Please join us for an exciting program featuring a variety of music including Hawaiian Songs, Songs from the World War 1 era, and late romantic/early 20th century music for the Wind quintet. …
Jane Yuen Chang, the last surviving member of Y.K. Yuen’s family, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2015 in Maunaloa, Molokai. She was fondly known as “Aunty Jane” throughout the Friendly Isle. Jane endeared everyone with her kind, gracious and gentle spirit. She was 91.
She was born in Honolulu on Jan. 24, 1924 to Lin Tai and Y.K. Yuen. Her father opened the first pineapple plantation store on Molokai in the early 1920s, and eventually operated four grocery stores on the island. Jane survived her sisters, Lilyan and Marybeth, and brother, Sonny.
Educated in Honolulu, Jane attended Hanahau`oli School and graduated from Punahou in 1941.…
MAC News Release
There will be an eight week creative writing course from March 24 to May 12 taught by internationally bestselling author and Molokai resident Brandon W. Jones, sponsored by the Molokai Arts Center (MAC). This class will meet once a week at Kaunakakai School to learn and discuss the mechanics of effective story writing, with the goal of producing one short story by the end of eight weeks.
Brandon will be available to give individual guidance and feedback, and there will be optional group critique sessions. While the course is designed as an eight-part whole, each class will focus on a fundamental element of the craft and can be taken on a drop-in basis. …
By Maya Lima and Gaby Miguel, Kilohana sixth graders
Did you know that you can save a lot of energy and money by simply flicking off a light? On Feb. 18, Kilohana School held an Energy Expo for their school community. At the expo, Kilohana’s fifth and sixth graders gave presentations on how to save energy and money at home. Parents and students walked from station to station to learn about energy conservation.
One of the student presenters, Gabrielle Miguel told audience members, “One cool way to save energy is to wash your clothes with cold water and buy Energy Star appliances.” According to Miguel, washing clothes in cold water can save a family more than $63 a year.…
Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela News Release
Celebrating the fourth year of Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela on Molokai, the program will once again be held this summer at Kualapu`u Public Charter School for students entering grades K-9 in the fall. Teachers have been selected: Nahulu Maioho — grades six to eight, Kailana Ritte-Camara — grades four and five, Lokelani Han — grades two and three, and Uluhani Waialeale — grades Kindergarten and first grade. Manuwai Peters will be the site coordinator.
The dates for the 20-day program will be from June 9 through July 7 daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Hawaiian language based curricula is designed to engage and excite students in land and ocean activities that emphasize the caring of Molokai resources.…