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Home Win for Football

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Home Win for Football

Photo by Rick Shonely

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai Farmers eight-man football team won their home opener this past weekend beating Hana 74-10 in front of a great crowd at the Molokai High School field. The Farmers are the defending Maui Interscholastic League Eight-Man Champions and they will travel for the next two weekends for games at Lanai and Seabury.

Senior quarterback Jayden Dudoit-Tabilangan led a potent Farmer offense as he was 5-6 for 137 yards with two touchdown passes, one to Decker Bicoy and the other to Kairos Torres-Umi. He also ran for another. Jayse Lalim-Rillon and Nalima Puaa-Aki both had two rushing touchdowns.…

More Rooftop Solar Coming for Molokai

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

Molokai is at the forefront of the country’s renewable energy future, and residents got a chance to talk story with their utility company, Maui Electric, ask questions and share what’s important to them last week.

With more than 100 Molokai customers waiting to install rooftop solar, photovoltaic (PV) challenges took a front seat at the discussion. Those residents had filed applications under the Net Energy Metering (NEM) program — which pays customers the retail electric rate for excess energy generated from their panels — before the program was discontinued to new applicants last October.

Jamie Cook, Maui Electric’s director of renewable energy projects, said 107 applicants are currently waiting in the queue to be approved — the same number that were waiting in March of this year.…

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Maui Fundraiser Success for Molokai Candidate

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Keani Rawlins-Fernandez Campaign News Release

On Sept. 19, Keani Rawlins-Fernandez held a fundraiser at the Kahului Community Center for her bid for the Maui County Council seat to represent Molokai. Over 100 people attended the community event, including many former Molokai residents, who have relocated for better job opportunities or for school.

The event was opened with Keani, standing with her family, performing an oli kahea (chant requesting permission to enter) and receiving an oli pane (chant to welcome) from Napua Greg-Nakasone, Maui County Council candidate, with candidates Alika Atay, Shane Sinenci, and Kelly King standing with Napua. Attendees called the event an “authentic expression of community cohesiveness” and an example of “what servant leadership is all about.”

Invoking her teal logo, Keani compared the sea of teal shirts standing in front of her to water, the most powerful element on earth.…

AmeriCorps Youth Honor Veterans

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

AmeriCorps Youth Honor Veterans

Interval House Molokai Press Release

Our Molokai High School AmeriCorps youth members chose to honor our Molokai veterans for the Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Ida Pongmulee, Sonja Angst and Journey Miguel joined other Americans to unite in service in remembrance of the remarkable way that so many came together following the attacks in 2001.

Our AmeriCorps group was warmly greeted by Commodore Sam Makaiwi, Secretary Allen Diorec, and Watch Commander Ronald Pelekai who proudly gave us an impressive tour of their Veterans Caring for Veterans Center. Thanking our veterans for all they have done for our country, Sonja presented them with a poster highlighting beloved veteran, Larry Helm, which she inscribed with, “In loving memory of Larry Helm.” Her vivid depiction brought Larry’s fight to build the Veterans Center to life.…

Philippine Consulate Coming to Molokai

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

County of Maui News Release

For those needing Philippine Passport renewal, Dual Citizenship and Authentication, the Philippine Consulate mobile outreach is coming to Molokai next week. The Consulate will provide those services on-island on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2.

Appointments are required and can be made in-person at the Maui County Immigrant Services Division offices. On Molokai, the office is located in the Moore Center on Kamoi St. in Kaunakakai. Priority will be given to expired passports or passports expiring within the next six months, disabled or aged applicants and emergency travel.

Anyone wishing to reserve an appointment should bring the following items: Completed Application, Philippine Passport, Permanent Resident Card, and $6.45 priority stamp.…

Shooters and Runners Wrap up Weekend

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Shooters and Runners Wrap up Weekend

Air Riflery Team. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Hubbard

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai Boys CC team traveled to Maui last Saturday for the Seabury Hall Invitational. Head Coach Mahina Hou Ross took six runners, with Jake Samaniego finishing in sixth place with a time of 19:02. He was followed by Kaina Adolpho in 14th (19:31), Karter Kester in 34th (20:36), Nainoa Kahale in 35th (20:37), Ikua Deponte in 40th (20:53) and Erik Svetin in 95th (24:09). One hundred twenty-two boys ran the three mile course at Olinda, Maui.  The boys will travel again to Maui on Oct. 8 for a race at King Kekaulike.…

Food Preserving

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Food Preserving

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By Ken Love

An eight-day Molokai Master Food preservers class taught canning of jams, jellies, salsas, chutney, beans, beats, venison, chicken, fish along with fermenting and pickling. Pictured here are the class’ graduates, left to right: Kilia Purdy-Avelino, Elwina “Kara” Danner, Mercy Ritte, Bev Ferguson, Jo-Ann Simms, Jessica Saienni and Zhander Fiesta. Not pictured are Kahulu Peltier-Yaw and Instructor Ken Love. The class was made possible by a grant to Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers by the Department of Labor Workforce Development Division.…

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