News Releases

Releases that pertain to the Molokai and Hawaiian communities.

Lions Roar: Vision Van

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Molokai Lions Club News Release

Happy New Year from the Molokai Lions Club to the community on Molokai. Thank you for your continued support of our events and projects that are specifically designed to enhance and sometimes even amuse the residents of Molokai.

Sight is the main mission of the Lions Club both on Molokai, in Hawaii and internationally. We in the Molokai Lions Club try very hard to do our part in bringing sight related services to the community. The Project Vision Van’s Big Bus will be on island Feb. 5-10 to do retina eye screening for adults. This service is especially beneficial to those afflicted with diabetes.…

Teachers Union Lends a Hand with Funding

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

MHS News Release

Molokai High School (MHS) was the recipient of a $178,180 2-year grant to fund part-time teachers to work with students in support of College and Career Readiness.  So far, there have been five teachers hired to work with small groups, assist in classrooms, and tutor one on one during Hana Hou Monday through Thursday in the library!

Tutors are available to help with all academic subjects, class projects, scholarship or college applications until 3:30 Monday through Thursday.  Hana Hou is open until 5 p.m.  Students that come and work with the part-time teachers will be eligible to win a raffle prize at the end of the quarter. …

Ikehu Molokai Energy Update

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Ikehu Molokai News Release

Aloha and Happy New Year!  We want to express our gratitude to the entire community for welcoming us in the past with great warmth and hospitality, and engaging as partners in planning for the Ikehu Molokai renewable energy project.  Our vision for the project reflects those sentiments and values embraced by residents and expressed at many community meetings for a healthy, sustainable, and energy independent island. Success of the Ikehu Molokai project will only be accomplished as a long term collaboration between community groups, residents, and the Ikehu Molokai planning team.

As you know, the Ikehu Molokai project has been proposed to convert the island’s electricity to renewable energy.  …

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Interval House News Release

“Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve… You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love…”
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Please join us in celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 17 on the public library grounds, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Interval House Molokai is teaming with Aka`ula School and the Molokai Public Library to honor and celebrate a great man who devoted his life to equality, social justice, economic advancement and opportunity for all.…

DOE Substitute Teacher Class

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

DOE News Release

DOE substitute teacher classes will be held on the following dates, with a registration deadline of Jan.

Dates of the class:
Feb 3: 5 – 8 p.m.
Feb 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17: 5 – 9 p.m.
Feb 19: 5 – 8 p.m.

Classes will be taught via video conference. Participants without a bachelor’s degree are welcome to enroll. Pick up registration packets at the DOE Office (Front State Office Bldg; next to Tax Office.  Participants must attend all sessions.  If you have questions, call Carole at 553-1723.…

Free Small Business Training

Friday, January 9th, 2015

 ONABEN News Release

Our Native American Business Network (ONABEN) looks forward to returning to Molokai to work with entrepreneurs and provide free training. This small business development workshop will be provided in Kaunakakai at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs/DHHL Conference Room, across from Coconut Grove, at the Kulana Oiwi Building D, on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1 to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 14, 9 a.m. to noon.

ONABEN provides training and technical assistance to the Molokai small business community as part of a three-year grant with the Administration for Native Americans, and Veronica Hix, ONABEN’s Executive Director, is “Thrilled to return and revisit with so many amazing entrepreneurs on Molokai.…

Molokai Metric and Rainbow Ride

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Kualapu`u School News Release

Kualapu`u School invites all local cycling enthusiasts to come out and ride the Molokai Metric.  This first annual event features three course distances; 100K for the fanatical few, 60K for those who want to take on a challenge, and 25K for those who’d prefer a shorter spin.  All ride distances will begin at 7 a.m. from Hotel Molokai on Sunday, Jan. 18 (MLK weekend).  Ride courses will flow east along the Kamehameha Highway past Kamalo (the first turn around point) to Morris Point (the second turn around point) and then back to the Hotel.  From the Hotel, the 100K will make a second loop around Coffee’s of Hawaii and the Airport. …

Grand Re-Opening at Mitchell Pau`ole Center Tuesday

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

County of Maui News Release

A blessing and grand re-opening of the Mitchell Pau`ole Center will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 6 in Kaunakakai, the County Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the facility, located at 90 Ainoa Street.

The Mitchell Pau`ole Center was closed for improvements earlier this year, to bring the facility into compliance with the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible design, with changes including ADA parking and access to center, signage, restrooms, drinking fountain, door hardware, counter and accessible sidewalks and seating by bleachers.

The facility also underwent an expansion, building repairs and upgrades, including a new 2,826 sq.…

Get a Degree in Early Childhood Ed

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

UHCMC News Release

The Early Childhood Education program at University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) is designed to prepare students to work with young children from birth to age 5 and their families.  The curriculum is organized around a core of courses that provide skills and knowledge needed by early childhood educators.  Students can earn an Associate in Science (AS) degree in Early Childhood Education that articulates into the UH West Oahu’s Bachelor’s in Social Science degree, Early Childhood Education concentration.

Come to the college for full details or call us at (808) 553-4490 option 5.…

STEM for Molokai Youth

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

STEM for Molokai Youth

MEDB News Release

This year, Molokai’s students were among the thousands of youth empowered through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, thanks to the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB)’s Ke Alahele Education Fund. On Molokai, three programs received MEDB’s grant awards.

At Kaunakakai Elementary, funds went to support the school’s extracurricular robotics program, and a “weXplore” curriculum for fifth graders that promoted college and career readiness through a variety of inquiry-based STEM projects in the classroom.  At Molokai Middle School, funds were earmarked for the school’s robotics program that helped expose students to STEM opportunities and skills.

“MEDB’s grant funds are enabling local schools and organizations to create enriching STEM education programs,” said Ryan Churchill, MEDB Education Committee Chair.…