County of Maui News Release
If you have a locally-made product you would like to showcase in the “Made in Hawaii” festival but do not have the funds to pay for an exhibit, assistance is available. Funding is being offered for locally-made product companies in Maui, Molokai and Lanai to exhibit at the Made in Hawaii Festival, announced the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and INNOVATE Hawaii. The festival will be held August 16-18 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall & Arena on Oahu.
The festival is a three-day showcase of “Made in Hawaii” products including food, books, art, gifts, fashions, plants, crafts, produce and more.…
Ko Molokai Keiki O Ke Kai News Release
The Ko Molokai Keiki O Ke Kai summer surf series celebrate its 24th anniversary this year thanks to the generosity of donors like you. This event is more than just a fun activity. It provides a way for families to spend quality time with their children and promotes a safe, drug- and alcohol-free activity for youth during the summer break. A total of 75 children, age 12 years and younger, participate on a yearly basis.
This year, the surf meet series will be held on Saturdays, June 15 and 29, wrapping up with an awards luncheon on Saturday, July 13.…
HECO news relese
Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light Company have scheduled meetings to seek public comment on draft five-year action plans. Molokai’s meeting will be Wednesday, June 19 at the Mitchell Pauole Center from 6 to 8 p.m.
The action plans are part of the Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) process, which looks at how the utilities will meet future energy needs. The Hawaiian Electric Companies intend to file an action plan for each company with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) by June 28.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies will consider all comments in developing plans that will guide the utilities in coming years.…
Maui County News Release
Free health, dental and vision care will be offered to residents of Molokai over the next four days. The program will be held on Molokai at Kaunakakai Elementary School from June 7-10. June 7, the clinic will be open from noon to 5 p.m., June 8-9 open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and June 10 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Performing the health care services will be approximately 400 uniformed personnel including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, ophthalmologists, dentists and others from active and reserved ranks of the armed forces around the U.S. The military personnel will be participating in a rapid deployment exercise named Tropic Care 2013.…
Aka`ula School’s first high school graduate claimed her diploma May 30, marking an important milestone for both the young scholar and for the school.
It was an afternoon of joy and tears for Aaliya Chyna Ku`uipo Ka`ai, who as Aka`ula’s lone upperclassman served as a mentor for younger students and a helper for the teachers. She took deep breaths on stage before addressing the crowd and reflecting on her years at the school.
“While the diploma I receive today will be an important thing I carry with me wherever I go,” said Ka`ai in her graduation speech, “I want you to know that the diploma is just one piece of the puzzle.”
Teachers spoke of their confidence that Ka`ai will be very successful.…
By Roberta Cross and Zelie Duvauchelle
Zelie Kuliakaikanu`u Duvauchelle invites all those interested to a learning series called “Na Mea Pono” (Pono Things) starting June 2. Duvauchelle and the group will explore Hawaiian ways and cultural concepts.
In keeping with the oral tradition, Duvauchelle will encourage the group to try a new/old approach – a Hawaiian way of learning, listening and sharing.
“I’m really excited about this series,” said Duvauchelle. “What I see as part of my kuleana is being a bridge between people and cultures. I do this through music, facilitating groups, and consultations with individuals.”
The first session is on kuleana — responsibility to yourself, your family and community.…
Ke Kukui Mohala News Release
In our opio lies Molokai’s greatest potential. By providing pathways to helping them realize their vision of success, we are investing in their individual future and in our community.
With this vision at heart, UH Maui College, Molokai, the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center, the Educational Opportunity Center and the Interval House of Molokai partnered to initiate a program called Ke Kukui Mohala.
The main goal of the program is to support families in the process of preparing Molokai High School seniors to successfully achieve their post-secondary goals and objectives.
The first cohort started in October 2012 with student and parent participants attending a series of workshops focused on preparing for and transitioning to higher education. The group met once a month and covered a variety of topics including college admissions, financial aid, scholarships, housing, budgeting, academic planning and more.…
Kuha`o Business Center News Release
Risk Management Hawaii is bringing back Michael Holl to give an updated lesson for farmers and ranchers about business taxes. This workshop is specifically designed to enable Hawaii farmers to lower their tax liabilities through a better understanding of business deductions. The workshop also covers tax preparation and recordkeeping to minimize taxes and chances of an audit, business entities for your farm, how employment laws and independent contractor requirements affect your business, how to obtain relief from certain federal penalties, and special provisions in the tax code regarding farm income.
President of Tax Services of Hawaii and Michael Holl and Associates, Michael is a renowned speaker who has presented numerous tax workshops on taxes on behalf of the IRS, for the SBA Women’s Business Center, the National Association of Tax Preparers, UH, KCC, and various non-profits and foundations.…
Molokai Relay for Life News Release
It’s time to rally for the relay! Molokai Relay for Life will be held this year on Friday, August 9 at the Baseball Park from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please come out and help support Molokai’s relay, proceeds from which help support research to find a cure and assist so many of Molokai’s cancer patients in the fight.
If you are a club, sports team, business, organization, group of friends/ colleagues or family who would like to participate and put a team together, register now to get the best spot at the event.…
By Jean Brokish, Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council
The public is invited to attend a workshop exploring strategies and financial incentives to preserve and care for Hawaii’s agricultural lands on Thursday May 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the OHA conference room in Kaunakakai.
The Molokai Land Trust has been working with partners from around the state to bring this workshop to Molokai.
“This workshop will be of interest to landowners and people dedicated to caring for Molokai’s agricultural lands,” said Butch Haase, executive director for the land trust.
The morning session includes an overview of land preservation tools, including conservation easements and Important Ag Lands designation, and information on a variety of available funding sources. The afternoon session includes round table discussions with our expert presenters, including representatives from federal, state and county agencies, local land trusts and conservation organizations, and landowners who have decided to preserve their land.…