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General news which affects the Molokai community in one way or another.

Na Wahine O Ke Kai 2014

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Na Wahine O Ke Kai 2014

Photo by Laura Pilz.

 

With flat water and a clear sky above, Waikiki Beachboys Canoe Club wahine paddlers placed first out of 61 crews at the 36th annual Na Wahine O Ke Kai race last Sunday morning. Paddling 42 miles across the Ka`iwi Channel from Molokai to Oahu with top teams from around the world, Waikiki Beachboys crossed the channel in 5 hours 29 minutes 12 seconds.

Alanna Bender, a paddler for Waikiki Beachboys, said her team trains in flat water and expected light trade winds during the race. She said these conditions are better than heavy winds and high surf that can cause the canoe to spin out or flip over.…

MHS Football Falls to Seabury

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

MHS Football Falls to Seabury

Molokai football was defeated 43-30 by Seabury Hall last Thursday on Maui. Pictured here, Molokai’s Ena Victorino rumbles for first-quarter yardage. Photo by Matthew Thayer/The Maui News.…

Food Industry Fundamentals Molokai Workshop

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Food Industry Fundamentals Molokai Workshop

Kuha`o Business Center News Release

Get the edge on the local food marketplace! Join us for two in-depth workshops on Molokai. Both Food Trends and Quality Assurance will be offered on Oct. 14 with food expert Lou Cooperhouse. All four Food Industry Fundamentals are also available online.

In the Prepared foods are a tremendous market opportunity in Hawaii, whether these are sold in local and regional markets, or to global markets via export. During the Food Trends and Food Marketplace overview workshop, learn about the various channels of distribution for prepared foods, the size and growth of these categories, the features today’s consumers are seeking, and how foods can be differentiated to stand out in the marketplace and command a premium price.…

Molokai Fitness: Nutrition Workshops

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Community Contributed

By Ayda Ersoy

I am excited to share some great news with you this week. I’m starting my new free nutrition workshops on Molokai. Finally we will have a chance to meet and talk face to face!

I’ve just been given the license for Hawaii from The Diet Doc, which will be the basis of my new business. The Diet Doc is a scientific and natural approach to permanent weight loss, founded 20 years ago, and now with more than 40 locations across the U.S. and on four continents. It has helped thousands of people around the world lose weight, and keep it off; it has actually helped people lose a total of more than 100,000 pounds!…

Tips from the Vet for Your Pet: Heartworm

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Community Contributed

By Stewart Morgan, Ph.D., D.V.M.

Heartworms are parasites that live in the arteries (blood vessels) going from the heart to the lungs. These worms can be between six inches to one foot long and can cause weakness, difficulty breathing, cough, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, and even death. Heartworm is spread by mosquitos, including the Asian tiger mosquito, and dogs with heartworm have been found in all 50 states. In short, where there are mosquitoes, there is heartworm!

When a mosquito carrying heartworm larvae bites a dog or cat, the heartworm larvae enters the animal’s bloodstream and matures.…

Children’s Theatre for Fall Break

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Molokai Arts Center News Release

Molokai Arts Center announces a new Fall School Intercession program Oct. 6-9 all about the art of theatre performance.   The Hana Keaka theatre classes, with Kumu Maile Naehu, will be for kids ages 5 to 11, held at the Molokai Arts Center studio, located at the beautiful Coffees of Hawaii location in Kualapu`u.

In four days, the Hana Keaka classes will introduce students to acting storytelling and movement, voice exercises, and end the series with a final family performance.  Children will be welcome to stay during the lunch hour to help with painting a backdrop for the final performance. …

Farmers Beat Pine Lads in Lanai Football Debut

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Farmers Beat Pine Lads in Lanai Football Debut

Photo by Pierce Myers, courtesy of Lanai Athletic Director Roderick Sumagit.

The Farmers eight-man football squad played a historic game against Lanai last weekend, winning 33-0. It was the first home game for the Pine Lads since 1953, marking the Lanai team’s eight-man debut in the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL).

Molokai’s Alden Abafo scored the two touchdowns in the first quarter, followed by 20-yard touchdown pass by Kaimana Kahale from John Michael Mokiao-Duvauchelle. Kayson Castro-Wallace caught a two-point conversion from Keoni Makekau, and in the second quarter, William Dela Cruz scored another 20-yard touchdown pass from Mokiao-Duvauchelle.

In the fourth quarter, Jaymen Baagay-Cenal (pictured here) finished the game with an 85-yard run.…

Lending a Hand to Puna

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Lending a Hand to Puna

Molokai residents send their aloha to Puna. Photos courtesy Lori-Lei Rawlins-Crivello.

Last month, Tropical Storm Iselle struck the Puna district of Hawaii Island, knocking out power to thousands. Downed trees from heavy winds and downpours blocked roads, cutting off many areas of the rural district. In a response to the devastation, Kawika Crivello and Lori-Lei Rawlins-Crivello of Rawlins’ Chevron gas station organized the Aloha Puna Chevron Gas Card Drive which resulted in the Molokai community joining together to kokua Puna.

“That could have been us,” Crivello said. “Even though the ocean separates us, we’re connected. We saw families in need of help and that’s why we decided to do this drive.”

For five days, from Aug.…

Volleyball Maintains Undefeated Season

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Volleyball Maintains Undefeated Season

The Lady Farmers Volleyball team didn’t lose a set in a pair of home games against the Lanai Pine Lasses last weekend. With a 4-0 season record, the Molokai team is currently ranked first place in the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) Division II volleyball standings, according to The Maui News. Pictured here, senior Rebecka Adolpho spikes the ball, assisted by sophomore Precious Rawlins, during last Friday night’s three-set victory, 25-20, 25-18, 25-16.

Saturday, the Lady Farmers again came out on top, 25-17, 25-21 25-21. The team will face Seabury at the Barn this Friday at 7 p.m. and noon on Saturday.…

OHA Opens Grant Process

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

OHA News Release

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced it is making $8.9 million total in grant money available to community-based organizations that can help address key priorities of improving conditions for Native Hawaiians.

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 17, community-based organizations will be able to apply for between $100,000 and $500,000 in grant money to fund any one of six specific priorities meant to help enhance OHA’s efforts.

The deadline to apply for an OHA grant is Dec. 17, 2014; the grants would fund a two-year period between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2017. For those on Molokai interested in applying, there will be an orientation meeting held on-island on Thursday, Sept.…