Molokai Lions Club News Release
The Molokai Lions Club reached out to the community on Sept. 27 and for the third year in a row, they were rewarded with a good turnout for their Walk for Sight. More than $2500 was raised. Big thanks Molokai!
The 37 walkers included club members, Leos, and community residents. The Molokai High School Leo Club, under the direction of Advisor Julia DeGeorge, came out with 24 members. Way to go Leos! One Leo in particular made 20 laps around town!
More than $2000 of this money will go towards the school vision screening programs that include bringing over the Maui eye doctors and supporting the Retina Vision Van.…
With hundreds of paddlers and supporters in town for the Molokai Hoe, the Friendly Isle showcased Hawaii’s past and present through its three-day long Festivals of Aloha. The festivities also echoed the Hawaiian tradition of Kulaia — gathering together in celebration before the annual canoe races to Oahu.
“[We] focus on what our ancestors used to do before,” said emcee Lyndon Dela Cruz, who remembers similar celebrations from his childhood. “…It’s good that they’re bringing it back. We missed it.”
Thursday night kicked off with the crowning of the Royal Court. Molokai residents Clayton and Annette English were selected as this year’s mo`i kane and mo`i wahine.…
UH CTAHR Extension Service News Release
A new, island-wide Beginning Farmer Program will begin this month. Twice-monthly classes will be held in Ho`olehua at the UH Extension Office and at UH Maui College-Molokai Farm focused on commercial crop production. A beginning farmer is defined as one who has farmed less than 10 years.
The aging of farmers is a matter of national security. In 2010, the average age of the workforce nationwide was 37, while the average age of farmers was about 58. There’s has been a 30 percent increase in farmers over the age of 75 and a 20 percent decrease in the number of farmers under the age of 25.…
Molokai Ranch News Release
Molokai Ranch introduced their new brand, Molokai Ranch Beef, a premium 100 percent grass-fed Angus beef, by hosting a private event for leaders of the Hawaii food community on Oct. 7. Held at the award-winning 12th Ave Grill, guests enjoyed special appetizers, craft cocktails, and a four-course menu of composed dishes with wine pairings sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits.
Acclaimed chefs that prepared the innovative menu included 12th Ave Grill’s Chef/Owner Kevin Hanney, Jason Schoonover, Ryan Durham, mixologist Mike Hall, and Koko Head Café’s Executive Chef Lee Anne Wong.
Molokai Ranch Beef was praised by Hawaii’s food industry experts, with favorite “Top Chef” contestant Wong mentioning she is “excited for local grass-fed beef.” Among the chefs in attendance were Eberhard Hardy Kintscher of Michel’s, Nolan West of `Ama `Ama in Aulani Resort, and Mike Suh of Morimoto Waikiki.…
By Joe Kennedy
I’d like to tell you a little story that may be of interest. About nine months ago, I tried to take a shortcut and make a vegetable garden. I used a dirt road at the edge of my farm because there was just bare dirt there, no grass or trees. I stretched a couple of irrigation tapes the length of the area I wanted (70 or 80 feet and 10 feet wide), turned it on, and let the water drip for a day and a night. Then made two ditches only three inches deep and three inches wide with a pick right at the edge of the drip tape the whole length.…
FAB News Release
Families Against Bullying (FAB) will be having their sign waving on Friday, Oct. 17 on the Molokai Public Library lawn. We like to invite our community and youth to come to support us in spreading the word about bully awareness.
We ask for all participants to make their own signs and wear blue on that day which represents bullying awareness. October is recognized as bully awareness/prevention month around the world, where communities come together and advocate about bullying. Everyone is invited to participate on that day from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Let’s make a difference as a community for our children.…
DOT News Release
Veteran designation will now be available for Hawaii driver’s licenses, state IDs, and instruction permits effective Oct. 1, 2014, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) in cooperation with the counties of Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, and Maui are pleased to announced.
Persons who served in any of the uniformed services of the U.S. and received a discharge other than dishonorable are eligible. Applicants must provide proof of qualification. Acceptable documents include:
DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty)
NGB Form 22 (National Guard Report of Separation from Active Duty)
Prior to January 1, 1950 – WD AGO 53, WD AGO 55, WD AGO, 53-55, NAVPERS 553, NAVMC 78PD, NAVCG 553
Discharge Certificate reflecting characterization of discharge
Verification letter issued by the Veterans Administration
Verification letter issued by the Office of Veteran Services
Applicants requiring a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge, or other Military Documents to verify Veteran and Military eligibility status may go to archives.gov/veterans/military-services-records/ and follow the steps outlined for either an online application request or follow procedures to print, populate, and mail out a Standard Form (SF) 180 request.…
Few residents expect to stand in long lines on Molokai, but Oct. 10 was an exception. Shoppers began forming lines at 6 a.m. in front of the Kaunakakai’s new Jeans Warehouse, and by late Friday evening, the line was still going.
“This is such an exciting day,” said Jimmy Duvauchelle, who, along with Naomi and Claude Duvauchelle, came to bless the business before its 10 a.m. opening. “…My only regret is I got three granddaughters [who are going to] cost me money!”
Nearly 70 people, from granddaughters to grandparents, stood outside when the Hawaii-based juniors fashion outlet officially opened its doors on Ala Malama Ave.…
Photo by Kristie Caparida.
Overcoming turnover issues and a late injury to their starting quarterback, the Molokai Farmers managed a 42-21 win over the Hana Dragons on Saturday, Oct. 11, in Molokai’s final regular season game at home. With the win, the Farmers guaranteed themselves second place in the league and a spot in the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) semifinals.
“We started off slow,” said head coach Mike Kahale. “…Definitely a bunch of miscues, a bunch of fumbles, but the kids put it together when they needed to.”
After a scoreless first quarter, the Farmers’ offense broke open. Receivers Kaimana Kahale and Willie Dela Cruz both hauled in touchdown passes from quarterback John Michael Mokiao-Duvauchelle.…
After nearly 10 years of permitting delays, funding shortages and the loss of more elderly members each year, the Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans (MVCV) say they are finally nearing completion of a long-awaited veterans center to call their own.
“This building has come a long way,” said Vice-Commander Longie Dudoit. “Where we are today, we’re pretty close. But now it takes more than talk… We’ve all got to pitch in and help.”
Dudoit said he plans for the building to be complete by the end of this year. The 3,000-square-foot facility includes a certified kitchen, meeting area, space for VA services and a planned museum.…