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Boater Rescued Off Kalaupapa

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Boater Rescued Off Kalaupapa

A man in a homemade, 22-foot boat was rescued off Kalaupapa by the Coast Guard early last Friday morning, Feb. 17. The Coast Guard received a mayday call at 1:43 a.m. from the vessel’s 52-year-old occupant  — who remains unidentified by officials as of Sunday. At 3:08 a.m., the Coast Guard’s dolphin helicopter crew hoisted the mariner from his fiberglass vessel, the Harmony B.

With windy weather and 7-foot seas at the scene near the Kalaupapa lighthouse, the boat’s captain said he believed his anchor was no longer holding and was concerned that the weather conditions would push his vessel onto the nearby rocks, according to the Coast Guard.…

Search for Answers Continues in Plane Crash

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Nearly two months after a Cessna plane went missing off Molokai’s northwest coast with three people on board, the plane’s disappearance — as well as its location — remain a mystery. Along with initial Coast Guard and Fire Department searches, nearly 100 Molokai residents and family members of the victims helped scour the land and sea. A recent sonar mapping effort conducted by the University of Hawaii was among numerous off-island companies and agencies that have donated time to the search. Yet the definitive evidence has still not been found on the wreckage.  

A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board last month was inconclusive, stating that the plane disappeared and “is presumed to have crashed in the Pacific Ocean.”

After taking off from Ho`olehua Airport en route to Honolulu on the evening of Dec.…

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Share Mana`o on Mo`omomi Subsistence Fishing Area

Friday, February 24th, 2017

DLNR News Release

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will hold public scoping meetings to discuss a proposal to establish a Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA) along the north coast of Molokai. The proposed CBSFA extends from `Ilio Point in the west to Kaholaiki Bay in the east, from the shoreline out to one nautical mile. The proposal, which was submitted to DLNR by Hui Malama O Mo`omomi, seeks to ensure the abundance and availability of marine resources to support traditional subsistence fishing practices. DLNR is seeking public comments on proposed regulations, which would establish new bag limits, size limits, gear restrictions, and seasonal protections for certain fish and invertebrate species, and prohibit the commercial take of marine resources within the CBSFA.…

6 Molokai Businesses Get Revitalization Funding

Friday, February 24th, 2017

County of Maui News Release

Six Molokai businesses were recipients of the county’s Small Business Revitalization grants this year. The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED) and Lokahi Pacific announced that a total of $34,050 was awarded to companies in East Maui and Molokai.

The small business revitalization grants are designed to assist businesses with fewer than 10 employees and that do business in Maui County’s rural communities such as Hana and Molokai, which have been identified as the areas hardest hit in their ability to recover from economic downturns.

On Molokai, Lyndon R.L. Dela Cruz of Lanakila Designs received a $4,871 grant; Adolph M.…

Soup R Bowl Brings Chamber Music

Friday, February 24th, 2017

MAC News Release

The Molokai Arts Center (MAC) is bringing classical chamber music to Molokai for their largest fundraiser of the year, the Soup ‘R Bowl on March 4. Chamber Music Hawaii on Oahu is providing a wind trio for the event, which will focus on Hawaiian Mele, as well as works by Mozart, Ibert, Beethoven and Bach.

Chamber Music Hawaii was founded in 1982, and is Hawaii’s oldest presenter of local, professional chamber musicians. According to their website, “The mission of Chamber Music Hawaii is to enrich Hawaii cultural life and promote appreciation and understanding of chamber music by presenting resident professional chamber music ensembles in concerts for the public and educational outreach programs for schools and under-served communities.” Chamber Music Hawaii is no stranger to Molokai, having provided such acts as the Galliard String Quartet and the Spring Wind Quintet in years past.…

Be a Vendor at County Product Fest

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Maui County OED News Release

If you’re interested in being a vendor at this year’s fourth annual Made in Maui County Festival in November, now is the time to sign up. Product Vendor and Food Truck applications are now available, according to the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED).

Considered the largest products show in Maui County, the event will be held at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului and will be open to the public on Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4. The Festival is presented by the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce.…

New Spring Break Program

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Community Contributed

By Lyn Bonk

Good news for students and parents: a Spring Intersession Program for students in grades three through 12.  The program will focus on providing Reading, Math, S.T.E.M., Hawaiian language and culture, and enrichment activities that include the arts, sports, college and career readiness, and a field trip. The spring intercession program runs from March 20-24 from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The program is open to two age groups. One is Kaunakakai Elementary School third through sixth graders, with parents providing transportation or using the MEO bus. Joanie Tanabe is the site coordinator. The other is Molokai Middle and High school students in grades seven to 12.…

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