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Levi Horner-Villa Lives His Baseball Dream

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Levi Horner-Villa Lives His Baseball Dream


Levi Horner-Villa, center. Photo courtesy of Levi Horner-Villa

Molokai’s Levi Horner-Villa is returning to Linfield College in Oregon for his sophomore year and continues his collegiate baseball career with the Wildcats. Horner-Villa had a very successful freshman season and batted 286 with four home runs and 13 runs batted in. Linfield had a 30-15 overall record and they were 19-5 in the Northwest Conference and made the playoffs.

Over the summer, Horner-Villa had the opportunity to travel to Japan to play with Hawaii’s Island Movers baseball team and he said it was the trip of a lifetime.

“Traveling to Japan was very fascinating and I would like to say thank you to all whom supported me especially the ones who donated money towards my trip,” he said.…

Molokai Resident Assists with Harvey Storm Recovery

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Molokai Resident Assists with Harvey Storm Recovery


Lester Keanini. Photo courtesy of Hawaii Red Cross

Molokai resident and Red Cross volunteer Lester Keanini is among 16 Hawaii Red Cross members deplayed to the mainland to assist with those devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey. Keanini is currently in Texas assisting with sheltering of the thousands of people who had to leave their homes during flooding.

Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers from all over the country are deployed to Texas and Louisiana. From Hawaii, Keanini joins  five volunteers from Hawaii Island, four from Maui, and six from Oahu who are assisting in relief efforts ranging from damage assessment, bulk distribution, sheltering, community partnerships, feeding and disaster mental health, according to the Hawaii Red Cross.…

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Molokai Sea Level Rise Meeting

Friday, September 8th, 2017

DLNR News Release

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is holding its sixth public information meeting on sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation on Tuesday, Sept. 12 on Molokai.  The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mitchell Pau`ole Community Center.

This meeting is one of a series of public information meetings being held statewide to educate people about the impacts of sea level rise and to gather comments and input about key issues and concerns regarding preparedness and adaptation.  The first meeting was held on Oahu last June, a second one in January on Kauai, a third one in March on Maui, and a four and fifth one on Hawaii Island in August.…

Making Ma`a (Hawaiian Slingshot)

Friday, September 8th, 2017

MAC News Release

The Hawaiian Arts Program at Molokai Arts Center (MAC) will be hosting a series of workshops this month on the making and skills of ma’a, or the “Hawaiian slingshot.”  The ma`a was the long range weapon of choice in ancient Hawaii, being easily portable and renewable, as well as accurate and effective. While relatively simple in concept, the ma`a requires some special skills to make and much practice to master. Hawaiian weapons maker Kini Burke will be the instructor.

All Hawaiian Arts Classes are free of charge, but space is very limited, so register early. To register, contact molokainuiahina@gmail.com.…

Voice Your Opinion on County Budget

Friday, September 8th, 2017

County of Maui News Release

Mayor Alan Arakawa and his administration will host a series of community meetings in September and October to receive comments and suggestions from the public regarding the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The Molokai meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m.at the Mitchell Pauole Center.

Citizens with an interest in the County budget are encouraged to attend the meeting, either as individuals or on behalf of an organization. Both written and verbal comments will be accepted.

“This is a valuable opportunity for our citizens to have a say in how their taxpayer dollars are spent by the County,” said Mayor Arakawa.…

Fridge Trade-In Program Underway

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Hawaii Energy News Release

Molokai’s Hui Up! program is now in full swing as families last week began trading in their older, energy-eating refrigerator units for new, low-cost ENERGY STAR®-certified models. Hawaii Energy supported the nonprofit organization Sust`aina ble Molokai in implementing the transformation and educational refrigerator exchange program, with generous help from Makoa Trucking Service, Servco Home and Appliance Distribution, and General Electric.

Dozens of families began dropping off their aging refrigerators at “Duke” Maliu Regional Park in Kaunakakai, and received brand new General Electric units which will help them significantly lower their electric utility bills. A total of 177 refrigerators will be delivered during this current trade-in opportunity.…

Girls Volleyball Remains Unbeaten

Friday, September 8th, 2017


The Lady Farmers Volleyball team traveled to Lanai last weekend and picked up two more wins over the Pine Lasses to improve their league record to 4-0. On Friday, Molokai won in three sets 25-15, 25-15 and 25-18. Shae McCutcheon led the team with 11 kills and 4 aces and Taye Mowat added seven kills. Grace Ringor had 27 assists and four aces also.

On Saturday, the Lady Farmers continued their good play beating the Pine Lasses in three sets again 25-14, 25-10 and 25-21. McCutcheon and Mowat added nine kills each and Ringor had 19 assists.

Molokai will now travel to Seabury for two big matches at Olinda this weekend.…

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