University of Hawai`i News Release
A research group based in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa announced this morning that they have confirmed the existence of a previously undocumented language in Hawai‘i called Hawai‘i Sign Language (HSL). This is the first time since the 1930’s that a previously unknown language, either spoken or signed, has been documented in the U.S., and it could be the last of America’s undiscovered languages.
The announcement was made in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation at UH Mānoa.
HSL, the indigenous language of Deaf people in Hawai‘i, is one of only two known surviving sign languages in the United States.…
MCHC News Release
Moloka’i Community Health Center’s dental team is now offering free denture cleanings at annual exams. This new service was implemented to help patients keep their dentures clean and free from plaque buildup and tarter that causes oral infections and gingivitis.
When a patient schedules an annual check-up or cleaning, they will receive an oral cancer screening along with head and neck exam, and their dentures will undergo an ultrasonic cleaning. Ultrasonic cleaners are small bathtub-like devices containing a solution that controls stains and tarter. The dentures are immersed in the tub where sound waves create a motion that dislodges unwanted deposits and debris.…
MAC News Release
The Galliard String Quartet, considered Hawaii’s premier string quartet, will perform a free concert March 5 in the Kaunakakai Elementary School Cafeteria. The students from the Molokai String and Brass program, under the direction of Bob Underwood, will open for the Honolulu-based quartet. The Molokai students will also work with the quartet individually in master classes while the musicians are on Molokai.
The Galliard String Quartet performs programs that include the works of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Ravel, Schubert and Brahms. Music of the masters is the Galliard’s forte, but the group’s repertoire also includes Strauss waltzes, romantic interludes, light classics, Hawaiian music, popular music and more.…
Molokai Bowhunters Club News Release
The Molokai Bowhunters Club wishes everyone a Happy New Year. We plan to keep everyone informed of our club activities throughout the year. Our range is located in Kalae, just past Coffees of Hawaii on the left, heading up to Kalaupapa. The range consists of 10 acres of official targets, uphill & downhill challenges and practice targets.
First and foremost, we would like to acknowledge our elected officers of the Molokai Bowhunting Club:
PRESIDENT – DAMIAN PIRES
VICE PRESIDENT – GODFREY AKAKA
SECRETARYS – KALEO LENWAI / SHARIS KIKUKAWA
TREASURE – BRYAN YATSUSHIRO
SGT @ ARMS – BRIAN TACHIBANA
HUNTING COORDINATORS – NELSON RAPANOT, KIMO KAIAMA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
NFAA TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR – NELSON RAPANOT
RANGE DIRECTORS – LANCE TANCAYO, BRIAN TACHIBANA
REGISTRATION LEADERS – MARY RAPANOT, SUSAN NARTATEZ, SHERYL RAWLINS-LENWAI
HANDICAP CHAIRMAN – KALEO LENWAI
FOOD COORDINATORS- WARREN LEE, FRANKY PUPUHI
The Molokai Bowhunters Club first started back in 1988 and was founded by our late friend Joe Kailiponi, a seven-time state champion and well known member of the archery/bowhunting community.…
FoodCorps News Release
The national FoodCorps is recruiting service members throughout Hawai‘i who are passionate about healthy food, farms and kids to help connect our keiki to real food and help them grow up healthy. Sust `aina ble Molokai, the grassroots community organization that educates keiki to bring back Molokai’s legacy of `aina momona, will be a service site for two members.
FoodCorps, a national organization addressing childhood obesity and food insecurity in underserved communities, operates in 12 states and will add Hawai`i, California and New Jersey this year. The Kohala Center will be the Hawai`i host site.
FoodCorps is accepting applications for its third class of service members and is seeking to hire ten service members in Hawai‘i.…
Island Air News Release
Island Air closed the sale of the airline today to a newly formed holding company owned by Lawrence J. Ellison. The sale secures the future of Island Air and its employees.
There are no planned staff changes and Island Air will continue its operations as usual while developing plans for additional planes, routes and services. All current tickets will be honored and all Cloud9 members will retain their status and benefits.
“This is another major investment and commitment to Hawaii,” said Paul Marinelli, vice president of Lawrence Investments, LLC. “We understand the critical importance of transportation in an island state, and we will ensure that Island Air strengthens its role, capacity and service to the people of Hawaii.…
Kohala Center News Release
Value-added and specialty foods consultant Lou Cooperhouse will present his “Food Business Basics: Getting Started and Finding Your Niche in the Specialty Foods Business” workshop March 15 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Lanikeha Community Center in Ho‘olehua, Molokai.
The workshop is designed for farmers seeking to develop their raw product into a value-added product that they can bring to markets, entrepreneurs and restraunteurs interested in diversifying their revenue streams with specialty food products and established producers looking to take their food business to the next level.
Cooperhouse will deliver his three-hour “Food Business Basics” workshops, and then Nicole Milne, agriculture business specialist at the Kohala Center, will present two one-hour sessions focused on financial resources available to Hawai`i farmers as well as strategies for marketing agricultural products.…
Mai County Department of Fire and Public Safety News Release
Maui County Department of Fire and Public Safety, with assistance from and in partnership with various local agencies and businesses, has established a Smoke Alarm Installation Program. The goal of the program is to provide smoke alarms and install them in the homes of the highest risk memebers of the community in Maui County at no cost to residence.
How does the program work?
We will use an application process to determine eligibility. If applicants are eligible, they will be called to arrange an installation day for our trained teams of installers and educators to perform the in-home inspection, education and installation of the alarms.…
Molokai Middle and Kalapu`u Charter schools news release
Molokai Middle School is joining forces with Kualapu’u Charter School to host five 5K FUN-raising races this spring. Race dates are the following Saturdays: March 2, 9 and 16, and April 6 and 13. All 5K races will begin at 8 a.m. at Coffee’s of Hawaii.
The five races in the series will be used as qualifying races for each school’s team that will compete in the Honolulu 5K for Kids Sunday, April 28. School teams will be chosen based upon each runner’s best three out of five race results. Total combined time in three races will be used to determine selection.…
This year marks 20 years of coffee production on the island of Molokai. Also in 2013, the entire coffee industry in the State of Hawaii celebrates 200 years of producing the crop. Coffees of Hawaii will host a free two-day festival March 15 and 16 at the plantation in Kualapu`u.
Coffees of Hawaii, Inc. (COH) was formed in February 1984, when the first contracts were negotiated with Molokai Ranch to lease the land and base yard facilities in Kualapu`u. In 1986 the first plantings of coffee were completed in two experimental fields. The company planted 600 acres of Arabica coffee on the former pineapple lands in 1988 and conducted its first commercial harvest in 1993.…