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Girls Basketball Lose 2, Host Spartans

Friday, January 11th, 2019

The Lady Farmers Basketball team lost two games last weekend to Seabury Hall on Maui. Seabury (8-0) is undefeated in Maui Interscholastic League Division II league play and won Friday night 61-32 and 55-15 on Saturday. Molokai (5-3) is in second place in the standings and will host the Lady Spartans this weekend at The Barn in Ho’olehua.

Molokai Head Coach Kalei Adolpho knew this road trip was going to be challenging.

“We had a tough series this weekend and it was not the showing we wanted but we look forward to coming home to The Barn this weekend,” she said.…

Spreading Holiday Cheer

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Spreading Holiday Cheer

Photo by Stephanie Friel

Young and old shared joy and Christmas spirit with fellow residents before the holidays. Kaunanakai School students caroled around town for various businesses and groups on Dec. 21, pictured here with Home Pumehana’s oldest 101-year-old resident. Kale Marcone, who has been playing clarinet since he was a child and had just turned 84, played for Bank of Hawaii staff and customers over the holidays.…

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Paddling Starts MIL Season

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Paddling Starts MIL Season

Photo by Stefanie Hubbard

The Molokai High School Boys and Girls Paddling crews competed in their first regatta of the season last Saturday at Kahului Harbor on Maui. Molokai’s varsity girls crew cam in third place with a time of 5:03:75. The Farmers mixed crew finished in fourth place with a time of 4:49:11. Molokai will travel to Maui again this weekend for another MIL regatta at Kahului Harbor.

Head Coach Stefanie Hubbard is excited to get the paddling season started.

“We’ve got a fairly novice team this year, so this was the first time many of them have raced,” she said.…

Violin Performance and Workshop

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

MAC News Release

Molokai is in for a treat! Kauai’s young violin virtuoso Kimberly Hope will perform at Hiro’s ‘Ohana Grill on Friday, Ja. 18, at 7 p.m. Before her performance, the Molokai Instrumental Music (MIM) Program will open for her under the direction of Bob Underwood.

Earlier that afternoon, the Molokai Arts Center (MAC) will sponsor a private Violin Workshop for MIM’s Intermediate/Advance Class. Kimberly will perform on her acoustic and electric violins, demonstrate different genres/styles (including using a looper pedal), and share her experiences as a violinist. She will work with students to help them prepare for their evening performance.…

Casting Your Vote

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

What: General Election 2018

Why: There are so many reasons to vote in the election, and everyone may have a different one. Here are a few that might inspire you. Vote in the General Election for a better future for your children and grandchildren. Vote to put into action your vision for the island, county, state and country. Vote so you can complain with integrity. Vote to change Hawaii’s typically low turnout at the polls. Vote because your vote does matter.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early walk-in voting is currently open until Nov.…

Krazy For Kolea Winners

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Nene O Molokai press release

Helen VonTempsky was excited to see her two kolea on the lawn when she woke up on Aug. 9. Based on the return date and plumage, Helen’s two birds are females that have faithfully returned each fall for over a decade.  Helen’s two first place kolea win her a Kolea Research Hawaii T-shirt from the Hawaii Audubon Society and a gift certificate for one scoop of ice cream at Kamoi Snack N Go in the 21st annual Krazy for Kolea Kontest.

The kolea or Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) is a swift flying shorebird and has been recorded migrating at 118 miles per hour, although an average of 56 to 60 miles mph is more typical.…

In Memoriam

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Community Contributed

By Father Pat Killilea, St. Francis Church, Kalaupapa

The morning meeting started right on time — Kalaupapa time that is — which usually means after the participants have done hugging, kissing, talking story and visiting the cooler for some libation. This day’s libation was cold, clear, refreshing Kalaupapa water, the best water I have tasted since my childhood days in the west of Ireland. It is almost as good as Uisce Beatha (water of life), the Irish version of Jim Beam or Jack Daniel’s — not that I am a connoisseur of either. Then the fun began. Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa president and Kalaupapa resident Boogie Kahilihiwa welcomed the gathered assembly as only Boogie can.…

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