News Releases

Releases that pertain to the Molokai and Hawaiian communities.

AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary

Interval House Molokai News Release

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps with Interval House Molokai!  Join us on Saturday morning, March 8, in front of the public library to salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their service, thank AmeriCorps’ community partners, and recognize AmeriCorps’ impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve.

Stop by and pick up brochures, posters, bookmarks and stickers and learn more about AmeriCorps and how you can serve our community and earn an educational stipend for college or trade school.  Check out our First Book-Molokai literacy booth.  We will be distributing over 100 beautiful new children’s books, reading books with keiki, and offering art and other literacy activities. …

Faces of Molokai Community Health Center

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Faces of Molokai Community Health Center

MCHC News Release

There’s no doubt that 2013 has been a year of growth and renewal at the Molokai Community Health Center (MCHC).  In light of this, we would like to introduce the many new faces that you will be seeing on our campus and how they may be a resource to you.
Our new Dental Director, Benjamin Mead, DDS, is a Hilo-born University of Hawaii, Manoa graduate who finished his dentistry program at the University of Missouri Kansas City School where he completed his studies in 2008.

Dr. Mead returned home to Hawaii Island where he worked in both a private practice setting as well as at a public health clinic as a lead dentist. …

Lions Roar: Vision Screenings

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Lions Roar: Vision Screenings

Molokai Lions Club News Release

February was a big month for vision screening on Molokai. On Feb. 3-4, the Molokai Lions Club did their yearly school vision screening. Lion volunteers along with Doctors Karsten Lee and Carlys Higuchi from Maui Optix screened 395 children in four elementary schools and four preschools. Twelve children were found to have a possible problem and the school health aid will refer that finding to the parent.

This service has been going strong for many years and it’s been enhanced in the last several years with the help of the Maui doctors. Your support of the Lions Annual Walk for Sight helps the club defray the air cost for the doctors.…

Google Drive, Welcome to the Cloud

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Kuha`o Business Center News Release

Have you gone through the painful process of losing important files to a failed hard drive or lost laptop? Have you ever had to collaborate with another person or team on a presentation, financial report, or written piece only to find that trading documents back-and-forth is cumbersome and confusing? Maybe you’d like the freedom to work from any smartphone, tablet, or computer on any or all of your documents without shuffling files everywhere?

Google Drive and the cloud might be the perfect solution for streamlining your workflow, and safeguarding your files. Find out how at the free introductory workshop, Google Drive, Welcome to the Cloud.…

Historic Preservation Basics Seminar

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Historic Hawaii Foundation News Release

Historic Hawaii Foundation, in partnership with the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division, will offer a community seminar on Historic Preservation Basics on Kauai, Lanai, Molokai and Maui between March and June of 2014.

The Molokai event is on Saturday, May 17 at the Kulana `Oiwi Halau from 9 a.m. to noon.

The seminar will provide an overview of preservation essentials in the context of each island community. The three-hour class will include topics such as what is historic preservation and why does it matter, standards and framework: how does this all work, and historic preservation and the local community.…

County Funding to Expand Businesses

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

County of Maui News Release

Maui County businesses looking to expand, strengthen or diversity have an opportunity to apply for funding through the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED). The office is rolling out a program designed to support Maui, Molokai and Lanai businesses.

The Economic Development Revolving Fund (EDRF) was created by the Mayor’s Office and passed by the Maui County Council in late 2011. The fund currently has $1 million which, by ordinance, was designed to strengthen and diversify the County’s economy; to support existing County businesses; to promote job creation; to attract new business, industry, construction, and events that will foster economic development in the County; and to improve the overall economic and social well-being of the County.…

Kualapu’u 5K Results

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Kualapu`u School News Release

On a rain-splashed Saturday that coincided with the opening day of competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Kualapu`u School held its first of six fundraisers on its extended Farrington 5K course.  Eighteen participants ran, jogged, walked, and biked 3.8 miles to show their support for healthy lifestyle choices and to help raise money for this year’s Kualapu`u School 5K team.

Race results:
Elementary School Students
1. Kekai English 54:38
2. Emma Lee Duvauchelle 1:08:00
3. Sunni Han 1:08:35
4. Kaniunaku Duvauchelle 1:08:20 (bike)
5. Tenani Han 1:09:13

Open Women
1. Sue Forbes-Kikukawa 26:45
2. Katina Soares 35:51

STEM App Challenge

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Tulsi Gabbard News Release

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced the creation of the first-ever Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Academic Competition.  The “House STEM App Challenge” offers high school students in Hawaii and across the country an opportunity to compete in the creation of a software application — commonly referred to as an “app” — for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.

“Our students are equipped to become leaders in technology and innovation, and friendly competitions like the House STEM App Challenge encourage them to explore advanced industries,” said Gabbard.  “I invite all Hawaii high school students in to participate in this exciting inaugural competition.…

Molokai Business Directory

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Sust `aina ble Molokai News Release

Sust `aina ble Molokai is excited to announce the Molokai Go Local! Business Directory.  This is a Molokai Business Directory in the making, funded in part by First Nations Development Institute and the County of Maui Office of Economic Development.

The purpose of the directory is to support our local businesses and strengthen our local economy.  It will also be added to our ongoing Molokai-pedia project, which is aimed at creating a database for the island.

Sign-up is free to list your business.  You can either submit a hard copy form or go online.  Hard copies are available for pick-up and drop-off at the Sust `aina ble Molokai office (in the old Headstart Building, up the road from Lanikeha) or at the Kuha`o Business Center (2 Kamoi Street, suite 600). …

Free Energy Education Workshops for Teachers

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Hawaii Energy News Release

This spring, Hawaii Energy is offering free, one-day workshops with tools and resources for Hawaii’s teachers to learn about and teach energy efficiency in the classroom. The Molokai workshop will be held on March 1 at Molokai High School from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Teachers of all subjects from Kindergarten –through 12th grade are welcome to attend.  There are two types of workshops. One is Energy Education that teaches the concepts of force, motion, light, sound, heat, electricity, magnetism and energy transformations. The other is Building Science, aimed at helping students learn how buildings can become more energy-efficient through various measures such as lighting inspections, measuring electricity plug loads and taking temperature readings.…