UHMC News Release
The Business Careers program at University of Hawaii Maui College (UHMC) Molokai offers various levels of opportunity. Certificates of Competence are designed for students and community members who wish to quickly acquire or upgrade their skills and knowledge. Earn a certificate in as little as one semester!
A one-year Certificate of Achievement in Business Careers provides essential skills and knowledge in business, communications, writing, and mathematics. A two-year Associate in Applied Science in Business Careers prepares students for the four-year business programs at UH West Oahu, UH Manoa, UH Hilo, and other institutions in conjunction with the Associate in Arts degree program.…
Hospice Hawaii Molokai News Release
Once again during this holiday season, Hospice Hawaii Molokai is partnering with Bank of Hawaii to host a special Dove Memory Tree. You may honor the memory of a departed friend or loved one by writing their name on a paper dove, and hanging it from the tree. Donations to Hospice Hawaii in support of our organization’s services for patients and their ohana on Molokai will also be accepted at that time.
Hospice Hawaii Molokai staff and volunteers will greet all visitors in front of the bank on the afternoons of Friday, Dec. 13 and Friday, Dec.…
Kuha`o Business Center News Release
The County of Maui Office of Economic Development (OED) is coming to Molokai on Thursday, Dec. 12 to talk story about the programs they offer, but more importantly to talk story with Molokai to see how we can better serve the island.
Each session will be approximately an hour and will be held in the QLCC Family Room at Kulana Oiwi. We will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 6:30 p.m. Topics include what is OED, how to be successful with county grants, county product enrichment program, workforce development, agriculture, business development/made in Maui County opportunity, opportunities through the Maui Film Office, and Ikehu Molokai Renewable Energy Project.…
MHMC Molokai News Release
The Human Services program at University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai is designed to prepare students to work with people of all ages. The curriculum is organized around a core of courses that provide skills and knowledge needed by human service workers. In addition to the General Human Services degree, there is an Associate in Science (AS) degree specialization in Substance Abuse Counseling, and multiple certificates. s
Come to the college for full details or call us at (808) 553-4490 option 5.…
News release by Yamashita Ohana
Grateful for, awed and encouraged by Molokai’s tremendous response to her first children’s picture book, Marie Yamashita has published a second children’s book, “Tonbo’s Amazing Adventure.”
Tonbo, the little airplane at the Honolulu International Airport, sees huge jets thunder and roar off to faraway places in the world and wishes that he, too, could be a big jet like them. He gets his wish and goes off in search of a place no one has seen or heard of.
Amazing adventures follow. He lands in a magical place and is befriended by “wishers” like himself. A time comes when he longs to return home.…
Mobi PCS News Release
Mobi PCS has completed a 3G network upgrade on Molokai, significantly boosting performance of the company’s voice-and-data network.
Data download and browsing speeds are now more than 10 times faster. Voice-calling capacity during times of high usage has been doubled.
“I am proud to say that the Mobi PCS network is the most advanced on the entire island of Molokai,” said Phil Risken, vice president of engineering and chief technology officer. “As a local company that is only focused on Hawaii, we know that it’s important to provide our Molokai customers with exemplary product and services.”
The network enhancements allow Mobi customers to use their unlimited voice and data services with faster data downloads, fewer dropped calls and clearer in-building and outdoor reception.…
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.…
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.…
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.…