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Cases Continue to Rise, Majority Have Mild Symptoms

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

Molokai had a new single-day high COVID count record of 42 cases last week on Jan. 18. The island had 184 new cases last week alone between Friday, Jan. 14 and Friday, Jan. 21, according to Dept. of Health data last Sunday. Recent cases on island haven’t caused much increase in emergency room visits, however, according to Molokai General Hospital. 

“We have not had a significant uptick in people visiting the Emergency Dept. with COVID symptoms, thank goodness, and those we have seen, have not had symptoms serious enough to ship out,” said Janice Kalanihuia, president of Molokai General Hospital, on Friday.…

Wins for Girls Basketball

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Wins for Girls Basketball

By The Molokai Dispatch Staff

The Molokai High Girls Basketball team got their season off to a strong start with two wins in Hana last weekend. Friday’s score was 47-14, and Saturday’s was 42-16, with high scorers including Lia-Chey Meyer, Leila Hooper-Phifer, Sally Andallo-Merkel, Kailana McGuire-Guerrero, Kaia Yamashita and Kaualea Helm. 

“Overall a great weekend of competition against Hana,” said first year Head Coach Kaimana Kahale. “Girls finally had an opportunity to play amidst this tough and challenging season so that was the biggest positive. Coaching wise we can establish a good foundation and had a chance to see what else we need to improve on.…

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Science Education Grants

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Bayer Fund News Release

Applications are now being accepted for the Bayer Hawaii Science Education Fund. This Bayer Fund grant program is open to public schools serving students at the intermediate, high school and college grade levels on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Molokai.

Established in 2005, the Bayer Hawaii Science Education Fund helps provide Hawaii public schools with programs, tools, supplies and equipment to enhance science education in the schools, and encourages today’s students to consider a future career in the sciences. To date, more than $325,000 has been awarded to schools in Hawaii.

The next grant application deadline is Tuesday, March 1. To…

Meet the Artists: Arabella Ark

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Meet the Artists: Arabella Ark

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By Na Heona Molokai

Na Heona Molokai (Artists of Molokai) is a group creating an exhibition titled “No Stop Light: Molokai” for the 3,600 square foot Downtown Art Center in Honolulu, in May 2022. In the coming months, we will introduce each artist.  

What is your name and your art form?

My name is Arabella Ark, and I am a Ceramicist.  Ceramics entered my life through the backdoor after I moved to Hawai’i. Prior to that move, I had been trained, schooled, and worked in the theatre: as an actress and director.   I earned a master’s degree in dramatic art at University of California at Berkeley, acted with the Greek National Theatre and San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre, produced numerous plays in California, France and Hawaii, and wrote drama and art criticism.…

Annual Soup ‘R Bowl in March

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Annual Soup ‘R Bowl in March

MAC News Release 

The 12th annual Soup ‘R Bowl fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 5, at Lanikeha Community Center in Ho’olehua.

The unique fundraiser, featuring ceramic bowls made by Molokai artists and a hearty soup meal, benefit the Molokai Arts Center (MAC), the island’s only nonprofit arts education organization. Potters have been busy making new bowls (photo of first kiln of 2022) to choose from.

Save the date, mark your calendars, and watch for online ticket sale information coming soon.


Hawaiian Homes Molokai Meetings in April

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

HHC News Release

The Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC), the nine-person executive board that governs the Department of Hawaiian Homes Lands (DHHL), has approved and announced its 2022 meeting calendar. The Molokai community meeting will be held on April 18, and the HHC meeting will be held on April 19, at Lanikeha, both at 9:30 a.m. 

 The meetings will be held in compliance with Act 220 and comply with any existing COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the meeting. Act 220 provides state agencies the flexibility to utilize interactive conference technology for the public to view meetings online as well as provide remote oral testimony so board members and other participants can hear the testimony whether through the internet, a telephone or other means.…

Meeting Postponed

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Kaunakakai Filipino Assn News Release

The Kaunakakai Filipino Association meeting that had been scheduled for Jan. 28 is postponed until further notice.…

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