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Retired NPS Worker Stays On as Pastor

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Retired NPS Worker Stays On as Pastor

Photo courtesy of NPS

Richard Miller retired from Kalaupapa National Historical Park at the end of last year but his service to that special community is not ending. He will remain in Kalaupapa, serving the community as pastor of Kana`ana Hou and Siloama Church, and volunteering for the Park.

After 25 years as a stonemasonry contractor, Miller joined the National Park Service in the year 2000, taking the position of park mason at the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.  Transferring shortly thereafter to the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center, he worked with other artisans performing preservation treatment on historic structures at locations such as Castillio de San Marcos, Harper’s Ferry, the White House, and, for the last 13 years, Kalaupapa National Historical Park.…

Hale Kealoha Restaurant Closed

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Hale Kealoha, the restaurant and bar at Hotel Molokai, closed permanently on Feb. 28. Owner Tammy Smith said the closure is the result of a business decision between Hale Kealoha and Hotel Molokai and its management, Beachtree Properties. Hale Kealoha leased the bar and restaurant space, and Smith said though she had no intention to close her business, the change was initiated by the landlord.

“We came, we tried, we did our best, we impacted a lot of lives,” said Smith, who also owns a restaurant by the same name on Oahu. “We had a lot of people who liked what we did, we had some people who didn’t.…

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Beekeeping for Beginners Workshop

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Pu`u O Hoku News Release

A workshop for beekeeping for beginners will be held at Pu`u O Hoku Ranch on Tuesday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. Topics will include honey bee biology, beekeeping equipment, starting a honey bee colony, hive management and honey production.

Instructors are Laura Mijares and Tim Haarmann, who live in southwestern Colorado and have been keeping bees for almost three decades. Over the years, they have worked in most aspects of beekeeping including owning and operating a beekeeping business, teaching beekeeping courses around the globe, consulting in short- and long-term agriculture development projects, and honey bee research.…

Baseball Wins 3-Game Sweep

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The Molokai High School Boys Baseball Team improved to 6-1 on the season with three wins over visiting Lanai (1-6) last weekend at Duke Maliu Park in Kaunakakai. Saturday’s game was the Farmers’ last home game of the season so it was senior day, honoring the team’s seven seniors: Aaron Rapanot, Kairos Torres-Umi, Paul Kanemitsu-Toa, John Michael Mokiao-Duvachelle, Jayden Dudoit-Tabilangan, Nainoa Bishaw-Mokiao and Kekaiakea Maliu.

Thursday’s game had lefthander Nainoa Kaahanui on the mound for Molokai and the Farmers got the win 12-2 in six innings. Kaahanui had seven strikeouts and was 2-3 at the plate with one RBI and two runs scored.…

Hospice Hawaii Molokai Expands Staff

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Hospice Hawaii Molokai Expands Staff

Front row (left to right): Barbara Helm, Bereavement/Volunteer; Patty McCartney, Social Worker; Tiffany Garcia, RN; Maile Silva, CNA; Avette Ponce, Storyteller; Irene Graham, Volunteer. Back row (left to right): Dan Reed, Volunteer; Emilio de Guia, RN; Mark Pedri, DO; John Lunn, Chaplain. Not photographed: Julie Schonely, Massage Therapist; Carla DeAngelo, Chloe Royer, Georgia Welch, and Ehulani Kani, Volunteers; and Boki Chung, D.D.S., Hospice Hawaii Board Member (Molokai).

Hospice Hawaii News Release

Hospice Hawaii recently strengthened its Molokai team with several new hires and volunteers. These positions include nurses, a medical director, a chaplain, a massage therapist and numerous volunteers.

“We are so excited to introduce our new team members to the Molokai community,” said Kenneth L.…

Mixed Results for Tennis, Track and Field

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Track and Field

The Molokai High Track and Field team competed on Maui last weekend, with Sehja Pedro placing first in Girls Discus with a throw of 98-1. Preston Pascua-Kahookano placed second in Boys Shotput as well as Discus.

Head Coach Micah Buchanan was happy with his team’s performance.

“The athletes did great on Friday,” he said. “Our first timers did awesome and we had a lot of personal bests. Preston… made states for shot put and discus and Sehja… had the best throw for the girls for discus.”

Buchanan added that Keaolewa Davis-Mendija did great for the first time in high jump and was second in his heat of the 100 meter run.…

Monsanto Operation Changes and Opportunities

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Monsanto Molokai News Release

Winter is always one of the busiest seasons for Monsanto Molokai, and their employees have been busy both on and off the farm. Following are updates on some of their recent activities.

Recently, there was a change in some of Monsanto Molokai’s business operations. Some work that had been done on Molokai was shifted to Oahu, and some work on Oahu moved to Molokai. The move was made to help enhance the farm’s efforts to work in an efficient and prudent manner. A small number of positions were affected by this shift, and a handful of new positions have been created.…

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