Fullheart Productions News Release
This coming Memorial Day weekend, May 22-26, the sounds of the happiest instrument on earth will once again fill the lodge at Pu`u O Hoku Ranch as the Ukulele Ohana Molokai workshop and its teacher Lono, return for the fourth year in a row.
The theme this year will be Mele O`o or powerful music. Participants will be coming from around the world to learn the deep roots of Old Style Hawaiian music with Lono on their ukuleles, and to experience the vibrant community of Molokai. When asked what inspires him to write and teach Lono says, “The line between the past and the present, through our ancestors, prepares us for the future.…
KBC News Release
We, as small business owners, are going to have some of “those days.” What keeps many small business people from succeeding? What are some doubts and limiting beliefs people starting out in business may face? How “smart” do we have to be to really succeed?
To answer these questions ONABEN — Our Native American Business Network — in partnership with Kuha`o Business Center and MEO Business Development Center will offer a Small Business Workshop for Molokai Business Owners and Entrepreneurs on Tuesday, April 14 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the OHA/DHHL Conference Room at Kulana `Oiwi building D. …
Kualapu`u School News Release
Ho`o Mino`aka means “to create smile,” and the Ho`o Mino`aka Program is coming to Kualapu`u Public Conversion Charter School. Through a partnership with the Molokai Community Health Center, Na Pu`uwai, UH John A Burns School of Medicine Department of Native Hawaiian Health, and the DentaQuest Foundation, all Kualapu`u School students will be able to have free preventive oral health care.
Treatment includes a dental exam, brushing education, protective sealant, fluoride varnish, and therapeutic fillings (no drillings). A dentist, dental hygienist, and dental assistant will be on campus during the week of April 13-17. Parental consent forms have been sent home with students, and are due to the school office by April 8. …
NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric News Release
The public is invited to provide input, learn more about NextEra and how the proposed merger with Hawaiian Electric Industries will advance a more affordable clean energy future for Hawaii. The companies will be hosting a series of 13 open house informational meetings across Hawaii to introduce residents to NextEra Energy and the benefits of the companies’ pending merger as well as to provide members of the public with the opportunity to provide input directly to company officials.
On Molokai, the open house will take place on April 9 at Kaunakakai School Cafeteria from 5 to 8 p.m.…
Molokai Ranch News Release
Molokai Ranch will be hosting the Molokai Ranch Heritage Rodeo on Saturday, April 25 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Molokai Ranch in Maunaloa. In addition to the wide range of rodeo festivities, there will be a special live performance by Hawaii music icons and Grammy Award-winning artists Henry Kapono, John Cruz, and Brother Noland, who together call themselves the “Rough Riders.”
Pre-sale tickets are now available from various Molokai locations. The price for advance tickets is $10. Tickets will be $12 at the door the day of the rodeo.
Pre-sale ticket locations:
Molokai Ranch Office, (808) 552-2444, Contact: Kalak Bicoy
Hikiola Cooperative, (808) 567-6774, Contact: Tina Tamanaha
Rawlins Chevron Kaunakakai, (808) 553-3214, Contact: Lori-Lei Rawlins-Crivello
Kualapu’u Market Ltd., (808) 567-6243, Contact: Leslie Yuen
Mana’e Goods & Grindz, (808) 558-8498, Contact: Pia Ward
For more information or to be a part of this year’s Molokai Ranch Heritage Rodeo as a sponsor, contestant or a spectator, visit molokairanch.com/rodeo or facebook.com/molokairanch.…
Moana’s Hula Halau News Release
Through the Young Brother’s Community Support Program, Moana’s Hula Halau has been awarded gratis shipment of one of our vehicles round trip to Hilo for the Merrie Monarch Festival.
As Molokai residents, we are all aware that traveling to the neighbor islands is very costly for us with airfare, hotel, car rental, etc. We are traveling with 54 people including dancers, Kumu, Ho`opa`a, musicians, helpers, and chaperones. After factoring in the costs of vehicle rentals for this undertaking, it was decided that shipment of our own 15 passenger vans would be more economical for us, so we are shipping three15 passenger vans to Hilo. …
Learning Disabilities Association of HI News Release
A workshop about developing your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) will be held on Molokai on Thursday, April 9. Eligibility has been determined for your child under the federal Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Now you and your IEP team will be developing a plan for your child. Understand the steps to this process from beginning to end and how your child with a disability will benefit from his/her IEP.
This event is free of charge and dinner is provided. It will be held at the Home Pumehana Multipurpose Center from 5 to 7 p.m.…
Chamber Music Hawaii News Release
Molokai will get a musical treat on March 30. The Spring Wind Quintet, recognized as one of the country’s leading wind quintets, will be playing a concert at Kaunakakai Elementary School Cafeteria at 6 p.m.
The Spring Wind Quintet has been a major force in the development of chamber music in Hawaii, and many new works have been composed and arranged especially for the group. The quintet has an extensive and varied repertoire earning several national grants and offers educational programs for all ages.
Please join us for an exciting program featuring a variety of music including Hawaiian Songs, Songs from the World War 1 era, and late romantic/early 20th century music for the Wind quintet. …
MAC News Release
There will be an eight week creative writing course from March 24 to May 12 taught by internationally bestselling author and Molokai resident Brandon W. Jones, sponsored by the Molokai Arts Center (MAC). This class will meet once a week at Kaunakakai School to learn and discuss the mechanics of effective story writing, with the goal of producing one short story by the end of eight weeks.
Brandon will be available to give individual guidance and feedback, and there will be optional group critique sessions. While the course is designed as an eight-part whole, each class will focus on a fundamental element of the craft and can be taken on a drop-in basis. …
Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela News Release
Celebrating the fourth year of Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela on Molokai, the program will once again be held this summer at Kualapu`u Public Charter School for students entering grades K-9 in the fall. Teachers have been selected: Nahulu Maioho — grades six to eight, Kailana Ritte-Camara — grades four and five, Lokelani Han — grades two and three, and Uluhani Waialeale — grades Kindergarten and first grade. Manuwai Peters will be the site coordinator.
The dates for the 20-day program will be from June 9 through July 7 daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Hawaiian language based curricula is designed to engage and excite students in land and ocean activities that emphasize the caring of Molokai resources.…