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Friday, April 18th, 2014

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Opinion by Noonoi Selnick

The question is not whether organic produce is safe to eat. The question is why did government waffle in 2002 and allow 245 more chemicals to be used in organic crops, mostly grown as a specialty line by agribusiness corporations.

The question is — as Barbara Kingsolver, author of “Seeing Red,” put it, why are there synthetic ingredients allow in our foods? In 2005, a federal court ruled that organic food could not be made with synthetic ingredients. But agribusiness lobbyists complained, and Congress again waffled and rewrote the law. It’s now legal to use Bisphenol A (BPA), which has been linked to developmental problems in kids, in cans of organic food!…

Name Our Program and Win

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Sust`ainable Molokai News Release

Financial literacy is all about money and the knowledge of using money wisely. However, “financial literacy” can sound pretty boring. Therefore, we are calling upon all Molokai Middle School students to put their creative thinking caps on and name the middle school financial literacy program.

We are looking for hip, cool, totally rad names that express money. The winner will receive a $50 savings account from the Molokai Community Federal Credit Union. Middle School students can submit their entries to Aunty Kelly Kaawa-Richardson on campus.

If you should have any questions, please contact Jennifer Brown at (808) 560-5410.…

2014 Molokai Earth Day

Monday, April 14th, 2014

The Nature Conservancy Molokai News Release

Celebrate the environment and malama aina at the 22nd annual Molokai Earth Day this year on April 18. Come learn from conservation exhibits that bring awareness to our natural resources and what environmental organizations, agencies and local groups are doing to preserve it. Enjoy entrainment, including Moana’s Hula Halau and MoBettah Band, and local food vendors during this grass roots, family-oriented event from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Kaunakakai Ball Field.

An annual event theme is developed by the Earth Day committee and local cultural experts.  The 2014 theme is, “He Wa`a He Moku, He Moku He Wa`a; Your canoe is like an island, an island is like your canoe.”  The theme describes how your canoe, like your island is surrounded by water, isolated and with limited resources. …

Descendants of Original Kalama`ula Homesteaders Sought

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Descendants of Original Kalama`ula Homesteaders Sought

DHHL News Release

The State of Hawaii Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is seeking descendants still residing on Molokai of the 22 native Hawaiians allocated homestead lots and the 20 who were allocated residential lots at Kalaniana`ole Settlement, Kalama`ula, from Sept. 16, 1921, through Nov. 13, 1923.
In commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Kalanana`ole Settlement at Kalama`ula and the original 42 Hawaiian homesteaders, DHHL is planning on a celebration at Kalaniana`ole Hall, Kalama`ula following the Hawaiian Homes Commission meeting at the DHHL offices at Kulana `Oiwi on April 21, where the families of the original homesteaders will be recognized.…

DRAG-ED to the 80s Show on Saturday

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

DRAG-ED to the 80s event News Release

The DRAG-ED to the 80s show will be held on Saturday, April 12 at Paddlers Inn. The time for the event has been changed. The doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the show begins at 10 p.m. In addition to the performance, there will be a raffle and prizes. Presale tickets are being sold at Paddlers Inn and Rawlins Chevron for $20. Tickets purchased at the door are $25. For more information, call 808-633-5583.…

Lives Change at your Library

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Alu Like Native Hawaiian Library News Release

All types of libraries across the nation participate in National Library Week each April; we celebrate the contributions of our libraries, librarians, and promote library use and support. The Alu Like Native Hawaiian Library would like you to join our celebration of National Library Week on Monday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 15 from 2 to 4 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to noon for several workshops offered on the influence of economics within our everyday lives.

Workshop topics surround this year’s Library Week theme “Lives Change at your Library” and will include Hawaiian Historical Culture and Economics, Money Management and Preparing for our Future.…

Lanikeha Kitchen Changes Hands

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

MCSC News Release

After providing commercial kitchen space at the Lanikeha Center for more than a dozen years, the Molokai Community Service Council (MCSC) has turned the kitchen back over to Hawaiian Homes (DHHL). On Feb. 27, DHHL advised MCSC that they plan to transfer the kitchen license to the Homestead Farmers Alliance. The Hawaiian Homes Commission will be asked to approve this transfer at their April 21 meeting here on Molokai.

The kitchen began when community members decided to include it as a project in the 1998 federal Enterprise Community (EC) competition. After Molokai won an EC award, county, state, and federal agencies provided funding to help DHHL establish a kitchen in the newly-planned Lanikeha Center.…

Friends of Molokai High and Middle Schools Walk in Charity Walk

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

FMHMSF News Release

Calling all friends and alumni of Molokai High and Molokai Middle Schools!  Put on your walking shoes and help Friends of Molokai High and Middle Schools Foundation (FMHMSF) raise money during this year’s charity walk.

The Molokai Visitor Industry Charity Walk begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 3.  If you’re interested in helping FMHMSF raise money, please contact Ron or Camie Kimball, Lori Kaiama, Kuulei Pico, Kelley Dudoit, Bobo Alcon, Robert Ribao, or Lisa Takata for an official walker registration form.

Some of the events and programs that Friends of Molokai High and Middle Schools Foundation has supported were Uplink, Molokai High School Athletics, Molokai High School Student Activities, MHS Green and White Carnival, MHS College and Career Fair, and MHS Future Fest.…

Celebrating 75 Years for Molokai High School

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

MHS 75th Anniversary Committee News Release

It’s hard to believe Molokai High School (MHS) has been educating young minds for 75 years. MHS has transformed through the years — our kupuna remember raising swine and growing crops. Today still known as the Farmers, MHS continues to perpetuate its long standing motto.

In commemorating this wonderful achievement of 75 years, MHS will be celebrating its anniversary starting May 22-26 on campus the grounds. We’re creating a family fun-filled weekend for all to enjoy.

Registration on campus will be Thursday, May 22 from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. Friday May 23 is also the commencement exercise of the graduating class of 2014, gymnasium doors to open at 4 p.m, to be followed by a ho`olaulea starting at 6 p.m.…

Three-Year Business Training Continues

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

ONABEN News Release

Our Native American Business Network returns to work with the Kuha`o Business Center and Native entrepreneurs as a part of their thee-year program to provide entrepreneurial training to the community on Molokai. Trainings are made possible by a grant provided by the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) and allows a local organization, Kuha`o Business Center, to partner with the Portland-based, national nonprofit to work with area citizens on business development initiatives three times per year. ONABEN is returning April 8 and 9, providing small business training April 9, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center.…