This Saturday, 80 paniolo from around the state will gather at the Jimmy Duvauchelle Arena for the first annual Molokai Ranch Heritage Rodeo, to celebrate a colorful slice of Hawaiian culture that was born to counter an environmental problem in mid-1800s Hawaii.
At that time, with newly introduced cattle threatening native crops and people, according to hawaiihistory.org, Kamehameha III realized the need to round up the rampaging livestock. He invited Mexican cowboys to the islands to instruct Hawaiians in horse riding and cattle herding, creating the paniolo and ranching lifestyle that is still a way of life for many in Hawaii.…
Shriners Hospitals News Release
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Honolulu will be holding an outreach clinic for prospective and current orthopaedic patients on Molokai. Patients will be seen by pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Pellett, who is the 2014 Healthcare Association of Hawaii Physician of the Year. The clinic will be held on Tuesday, April 21 at Molokai Public Health Nursing Office in Kaunakakai from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Shriners Hospital team conducts clinics on Molokai twice a year. Children up to the age of 18 are eligible for care at Shriners Hospitals for Children if the physician determines that a child can benefit from care at the hospital. …
Sust`ainable Molokai News Release
Sust`ainable Molokai and FoodCorps are hosting a community workday. Join us Saturday April 25 at our perma-farm at the Molokai High School (entrance directly across the Lanikeha center) from 9 a.m. till 12 noon. We will work the aina while talking story about the importance of agriculture, local food, and our keiki’s well-being.
We will be having a potluck lunch so we encourage attendees to bring their favorite healthy dish to share. Seeds and starters will also be available for volunteers. For more information please contact Harmonee Williams at email@example.com or call us at 560-5410.…
County of Maui News Release
The County of Maui Dept. of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced registration dates for the 2015 Summer Play and Learn Sessions (PALS) program.
Children should be registered in the district in which they will be attending PALS, and payments must be made on registration day. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis; if all the available spaces for a site have been filled before the allotted time is listed, staff will post signs about the site’s closure.
On Molokai, registration will be held on the first two days of the program, June 9 and 10.…
County of Maui News Release
The County of Maui Dept. of Parks and Recreation will hold a series of four community meetings later this month to discuss plans for County skateparks in Upcountry Maui and on Molokai and Lanai.
Parks staff and skatepark design consultant, California Skateparks, will be on hand at the meetings to receive community input on the conceptual designs for proposed skateparks at three sites. Two meetings will be held in Pukalani regarding the Upcountry site; one meeting each on Molokai and Lanai will be held.
The Molokai meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.…
By Ayda Ersoy
Do you struggle with your workout plan? You don’t know what you need to do, or you just get bored of doing the same every day? Do you need some inspiration?
Science shows that the best way to get motivated is to work together in a community. Let’s do workout together, and support and push each other!
Doing exercise is not always just to lose weight — it’s for feeling healthy and happy. Being healthy means that you’re not carrying extra pounds on you, you feel energized, you have no pain and you don’t need to take prescription drugs.…
IAM News Release
I Aloha Molokai (IAM) applauds and heartily supports Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa’s decision to explore the creation of an independent electric utility for the islands of Maui County.
As we understand it, the Mayor’s proposal would involve purchasing MECO and creating either public utilities or co-ops similar to KIUC on Kauai. IAM would be happy to assist with this effort in any way we can.
IAM has followed the melodramatic negotiations between the HECO companies and Florida-based energy giant NextEra with increasing concern. We share the Mayor’s skepticism as to just exactly how this buy-out would benefit Hawaii ratepayers.…
Molokai LIVE News Release
Come one, come all! Molokai LIVE is holding its grand opening Family Fair celebration to showcase educational opportunities at Molokai High, Molokai Middle, and Aka`ula Schools, grantees of the 21st Century Community Learning Center’s five-year grant. The event will highlight what the schools and Molokai LIVE, a program that stands for “Learning, Investing, Vigorously, Everyday,” have been doing to build the success of our students and community. The Molokai LIVE Family Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the high school cafeteria.
There will be performances and live entertainment from our Violin, Slam Poetry, Hawaiian Immersion, and MATS (formerly known as School of Rock) students. …
Hui Malama O Mo`omomi News Release
On Saturday, April 25, Hui Malama O Mo`omomi is hosting a meeting about the Mo`omomi Community-based Subsistence Fishing Area Designation. This is the second phase of meetings with the public sector.
In the first phase, fishermen and families from Pala`au Moku and other interested residents reviewed the CBFSA proposed rules for resource sustainability at Mo`omomi, providing feedback and adding suggestions. This next phase brings forward the mana`o given by stakeholders in rule-making, for the management of resources by the community.
The meeting will be held on April 25 at Kulana `Oiwi from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.…
Photo by Rick Schonely.
The Molokai Little League Minors division games opened on April 4. With three teams competing this year, the season will run until May 22.
The league is looking for more volunteers and kids for 11/12 Major League. Please contact Jonna “Minky” Hoopai Molokai Little League President at firstname.lastname@example.org.