News Releases

Releases that pertain to the Molokai and Hawaiian communities.

HOSA Students Volunteer at Bike Race  

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Molokai HOSA News Release

Molokai High School’s Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Club helped stage Kualapu`u School’s inaugural Molokai Metric event last weekend by providing trained First Aid/CPR responders at each of the six aid stations on the 100-K course. Aid stations extended east from Hotel Molokai to Morris Point and back, then west to Kualapu`u, Airport Loop, and return — a total of 62 miles of road.

Luke Kikukawa served as the HOSA Club volunteer recruiter and trainer.  After using a GoFundMe.com account to finance his own CPR/ First Aid Trainer Certification on Oahu, Luke returned to Molokai to provide CPR/First Aid training to the following current and former HOSA club members:  Rainbow Kee, Oceana Madani, Sabrina Curtis, Kahale Ramos, Grayson Aldridge, Tanner Mosher, Geisha Nunez and Misty Parker.…

Bottles for Change Campaign

Friday, January 30th, 2015

HoloHI News Release

A Hawaii educator plans to run and bike 750 miles around Hawaii in 31 days to launch school-based conservation initiative called Bottles for Change that challenges keiki to help reduce Hawaii’s plastic footprint.

A new study estimates that there are more than 250,000 tons of plastic floating in oceans around the world, destroying marine habitat and contaminating our water and food supply. Lindy Shapiro, founder of the nonprofit Bodhi Education Project on Maui, plans to take an unprecedented, coastal expedition around the Hawaiian Islands named holoHI (the Hawaiian word “holo” means to run or ride on) – kicked off before sunrise on Jan.…

Controlled Fire Planned for Kalama`ula

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Maui Fire Department News Release

Between Feb. 2 and Feb. 7, Maui County Fire Department will employ prescribed, or controlled, fire in the Kalama`ula area. This multi-agency effort will be an exercise to satisfy national requirements to be certified as a Type 3 Incident Management Team, provide live fire training to personnel and remove hazardous levels of overgrown plant material.

During these dates, controlled fires may take place between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The live training will be conducted north of the old Kalama`ula area and west of the Kalama`ula Mauka subdivision. The burn area will consist of 60 acres total, broken down into separate blocks to be burned each day of the exercise.…

Sharing the Magic of Books

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

First Book-Molokai News Release

First Book-Molokai has awarded book grants to Maunaloa Elementary School, Kaunakakai Elementary School fourth and fifth grade classes, Aka`ula School, Molokai Middle School and Molokai High School.  First Book-Molokai provides new, high quality books to children and youth to start their own home libraries.  They also receive bookplates on which to place their names celebrating the importance of book ownership.

The $5,000 book grant we received from the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. has enabled our program to give thousands of enticing new books to the children and youth we serve on an ongoing basis.  The Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc.…

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.…