Molokai Youth Takes First in Paddleboard Race

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Molokai Youth Takes First in Paddleboard Race

Community Contributed

By Clare Mawae

Molokai’s 12-year-old Alex Mawae took the short course by storm with phenomenal finish amongst 300 plus paddlers in the short course of the Hui O He’e Nalu Independence Day Paddleboard and Stand Up paddle race. Alex took first place in his 13 and under divisionand 23rd overall in a virtual no wind race among many solid paddlers. His sister Josie also put in a credible finish to the short course while their mom Clare Mawae finished second in her division with a solid and respectable time in the long course.

The short course was from Sunset beach to Waimea, a four-mile course and the seven-mile long course started from Turtle Bay.…

Lunch With David Ige

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Molokai Friends of Davis Ige News Release

The Molokai Friends of David Ige Campaign for Governor invite you to The David Ige Chili-Bowl Lunch on Wednesday, July 16 at 12 p.m. at Lanikeha in Ho`olehua.

A tireless public servant at a youthful 57years of age, David Ige states, “I have a track record of achieving results by bringing people together to reach solutions collaboratively and in a respectful, transparent manner. I know what it’s like to work as a team, and how that spirit of mutual understanding is needed to restore public trust and confidence in our government. My approach to leadership for the past three decades has been guided by three principles: be open and honest, respect others and listen to their views, and do the right thing the right way.”

Come meet and greet David Ige, Hawaii born-and-raised, 29 years in the Hawaii Senate, a leader who can be trusted as Governor for the 21st century.…

Krazy for Kolea Kontest

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Krazy for Kolea Kontest

Nene O Molokai News Release

The kolea, Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva), is revered in Hawaiian mythology as Koleamoku, a messenger of high chiefs, and was considered to be the embodiment of the god of healing. On their northern migration, Kolea may have aided ancient navigators with the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. Within a few weeks, the kolea will make a transoceanic southbound migration between breeding grounds in Alaska to wintering locales as far away as Madagascar. Recent research using light level dataloggers have tracked kolea at speeds from 36 to118 miles per hour, and with an average flight between Hawaii and Alaska taking 40 hours.…

College Admission Assistance

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

EOC News Release

Interested in college? Don’t know where to start? The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) can help!

The EOC can help make navigating the world of college easy. EOC’s goal is to increase the number of Maui County residents who enroll in college, especially those who face economic barriers, educational challenges, and those with military connections. We can help you with  college search, admissions advising including filling out admissions applications and finding out entrance requirements, financial aid services including assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), filling out scholarships and student loan requirements, registering for courses and much more for programs anywhere in the country.…

Molokai Resident New Crop Assc. President

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

HCIA News Release

Recent Molokai resident Kirby Kester is the new president of the Hawaii Crop Improvement Association (HCIA), as well as Dow AgroSciences’ Hawaii R&D Leader.

With nearly 20 years’ experience in the seed industry on Kauai, Kester now resides on Molokai and serves as site Leader for Dow AgroSciences’ R&D Station on Molokai, as well as provides oversight for Kauai’s Seeds and Traits R&D program.

Kirby holds a M.S. of Agriculture degree from Iowa State University and a B.S. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  He has been a member of HCIA since 1995, and will serve a two-year term as president.…

Long Range Development Plan for College Campus

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Long Range Development Plan for College Campus

UHMCM News Release

After years of effort, UH Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) has completed its Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) 2013, which was approved and received in June 2014.  The purpose of the LRDP is to guide the development of the Molokai Education Center to the year 2027, beginning with the transition from the existing two-acre campus and expanding to a five-acre campus utilizing the land to the west along the main road to Duke Maliu Regional Park.

The LRDP includes engaging visual aids on accordion style fold-outs to provide the reader with a clear idea of how the future campus might look. …

Ice Challenge Warms Hearts

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Ice Challenge Warms Hearts

The ice challenge took Molokai by frozen storm in the last two weeks, joining a national movement to raise money for cancer. Across the U.S., participants of the ice challenge are calling out friends to dump buckets of freezing water on themselves and donate to charity. In Hawaii, the ice challenge is primarily raising money for cancer, and many on Molokai are using the opportunity to contribute to the Molokai Cancer Fund through the upcoming Relay for Life.

If you’re a Facebook user, you’ve probably had your newsfeed flooded with videos of your friends gasping, shrieking and shivering under a stream of ice water.…

Lei in Remembrance

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Lei in Remembrance

With colorful lei draped carefully over each arm, volunteers set out across the gently sloping Papaloa cemetery in Kalaupapa last week with the goal of honoring and remembering each and every kupuna buried on the peninsula.

Pausing briefly at each marker to lay a hand or say a quiet prayer, the group quietly made their way through the acres of headstones, lovingly leaving a lei at each one.

The Makanalua peninsula, commonly known as Kalaupapa, serves as the final resting place for thousands of Hansen’s disease patients who were once banished there.

After more than a century of being exiled to the peninsula, patients were given the freedom to leave Kalaupapa on June 30, 1969, when Hawaii Revised Statute 326 lifted the ban on their isolation.…

Molokai General Store Going Out of Business

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Molokai General Store News Release

Businessman David Mikami has announced the closing of Molokai General Store (301 Ala Malama Street) in Kaunakakai. The last day of business will be Saturday, August 30.

The clearance sale began Wednesday, July 9 at 9 a.m. with the entire inventory at 20 percent off as well as select items at higher discounts. Everything must go!

“We thank the Molokai community for their support of our business,” said Mikami. Molokai General Store is Molokai’s version of the old-style plantation store. The store currently sells a variety of items, including office supplies, linens, containers, fishing supplies, sporting goods, party supplies, appliances, jewelry, snacks, cleaning supplies, tools, books, clothing and toys.…

4-H Ranchers Put Skills to the Test

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

4-H Ranchers Put Skills to the Test

Judged on their stance, temperament, muscle mass and ability to follow direction, pigs and steer competed with their owners for top ribbon last weekend. The animals were gathered under white tents at the Kaunakakai Ball Park as eager fans filled the stands ready to cheer on keiki as they showed off their prized animals.

For months, youth in the Molokai 4-H Livestock Club, have been raising, grooming, keeping records and showing their animals in preparation for the annual Molokai 4-H Livestock Expo last weekend. The program promotes agriculture and teaches children responsibility and the business aspect of life, said Event Director Rex Kamakana.…