Maui Electric News Release
Shortly after 8 a.m. this morning, approximately 1200 Molokai customers in the East End and Kaluakoi lost power when two electrical lines came down in the Kaluakoi area. Electrical service was restored to East End by 8:40 a.m.
As of this time, about 60 customers in Kaluakoi remain without power as crews work to access and repair the lines which are located in difficult terrain. We estimate that power will be restored at about 2 p.m.
Maui Electric is looking into what caused the lines to come down. We sincerely appreciate the public’s understanding and patience as we work to restore power.…
Overall high point roper and winner of the ATV: Brendan Balthazar
#11 Team Roping: Rex Kamakana and Travis Gomes
#9 Team Roping: Cole Prettyman and Kelly Mederios
Team Branding: Brendan Balthazar, Rory Souza and Micheal Mendes
Mixed Team Roping: Brendan Balthazar and Kathleen Souza
Keiki Dummy Roping: Meleana Tancayo
JR Dummy Roping 7-9: Brit Bradford
Dummy Roping 10-17: Meleana Pa-Kala
Keiki and Jr. Barrel Racing was canceled due to weather.…
The Molokai Middle School Wizards of Bots robotics team competed in the Maui Regional First Lego League tournament two weeks ago and were awarded first alternate team to the state competition. Team members are Kaitlin DeRouin, Lana Domingo, Marianna Campos and Taye Mowat (pictured here), coached by Jennifer Whitted. The competition was held at Seabury Hall, and the district champion was Carden Academy Mindreapers, which will be one of four Maui County teams represented at the state championship. This year’s theme was “nature’s fury” or preparation and response to natural disasters, which guided teams’ projects and presentations. Photo by Arlene DeRouin.…
Bennett Pottery News Release
One of the first human technologies was the creation of fire-hardened clay. In pre-industrial societies artisan/craft people and their families, and then craft guilds created items of daily use. Goods were produced locally and the household had direct contact with the creator. In some cultures, due to the reverence for the marriage of earth and nature, ceramics is esteemed as the highest form of art. The trade of valued items such as ceramics influenced early geo-politics.
Today, archaeologists trace the development of cultures through the remnant pieces of ceramic ware. The introduction of the English and Japanese folk art movement into the universities of the 1950s rekindled ceramics as an art form in the U.S.…
UH Maui College Molokai News Release
The Agriculture and Natural Resource program at University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai provides instruction for those in need of training, retraining, or skills upgrading in the field of agriculture. The credits earned also benefit those wishing to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Diverse learning activities are provided right here on Molokai! The Molokai farm includes a 5,000 square foot greenhouse, orchards, and vegetable field on 28 acres of land. Projections point to a continued need for well-trained people in all aspects of the green industry. Farms and agriculturally related businesses need informed individuals to implement new technologies and sustainable agriculture techniques.…
By Jamie Ronzello, MOM Hui
It has been estimated that Hawaii currently imports 85 percent of their food. However, if we were to look at the history of the Hawaiian Islands, it was not that long ago that the Hawaiian people produced enough food to support a population of one million. Yet today, with the rising costs of shipping foods and the resurgence in the community to return to land, is there hope that Hawaii can feed itself once again?
Come see the acclaimed documentary “Na Kupu Mana`olana — Seeds of Hope” that chronicles the history and current challenges of agriculture in Hawaii today.…
Red Cross Hawaii News Release
The Red Cross is growing their cadre of disaster volunteers on Molokai. Free disaster training was provided on Molokai at the end of October and new volunteers were trained. Currently, the Molokai Red Cross disaster team consists of 23 individuals, ready to respond on island to disasters that may occur. All disaster response and training of disaster volunteers are free of charge.
Halona Kaopuiki is one of the newly trained Red Cross volunteers. “I was very impressed on the Red Cross orientation classes on Molokai,” he said. “When I saw Lester Keanini helping victims on the news in Louisiana, it made me feel proud to see a Molokai boy volunteering his services away from home.…
Maui County Office on Aging News Release
Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging invite you to a free caregiver workshop, “Understanding the Older Adult.” The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Home Pumehana Hall.
Gain awareness and understanding for the emotions an aging loved one goes through as you take over their care. Learn also about factors that contribute to negative/positive behavior changes, caregiver tips to help you provide care with compassion and tips for surviving the holidays.
The event will be taught by Kathleen Couch, Caregiver and Program Coordinator at the Maui Adult Day Care Centers.…
Na Pu`uwai Fitness Center News Release
Na Pu’uwai has brought its latest eight-week challenge to a close on Oct. 31, and results are in! This challenge produced 83 participants, including both men and women. We had a grand prize winner as well as first through fifth place winners for men and women, ranging from $25 to $100 in gift certificates, a month free membership at the fitness center, and cotton fitness center T-shirts. The grand prize was a custom long board with Na Pu`uwai’s logo made by Bouvey Bradley from Makaha, Oahu.
Harley Tancayo sneaked in from the sidelines and took it home for the win. …
Maui Dolphins Swim Club Molokai News Release
The season of eating is upon us! Keep your waist slim with regular swimming; stay or get in shape through the holiday season with the Maui Dolphins Swim Club on Molokai. Practices are offered at the Cooke Memorial Pool, Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The 2014 registration period is open for both age group (18 and under) and Masters (19 and over) swimmers. Monthly dues include family pricing. For athletes who are interested in competitive swimming, USA Swimming-sanctioned meets are held on Maui throughout the winter. Registration information and discounts on swim gear are available through the Maui Dolphins website, mauidolphins.org.…