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Kalaupapa Raises Money for Storm Victims

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

By Rick Schonely and Richard Miller

The legacy of Kalaupapa, the very soul of Kalaupapa, is love and compassion.  In this community founded on adversity, offering a helping hand to one another to get through the tough times has always been a way of life that still continues today.  So it was only natural that in the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes which struck the people in Texas and Florida, the folks in Kalaupapa looked for a way to help.

Noting that few things bring people together better than music and food, Richard Miller, pastor of Kana`ana Hou/Siloama Church in Kalaupapa, spearheaded a community effort to support those in need with donations garnered through a benefit show and pot luck. …

Hawaiian Airlines Gets Community Feedback

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

Last week, Hawaiian Airlines representatives heard from Molokai residents on their service to the island and flight schedule reductions that began on Sept. 15. For the next 90 days, while one of their planes receives regular mandatory maintenance on the mainland, the midday flight to between Molokai and Oahu will be discontinued, said Alanna James, senior director of `Ohana by Hawaiian. In addition, the direct flight between Molokai and Maui will also be eliminated — a change that may be permanent.

“I realize during this 90 days, our schedule is not going to be great for you guys,” acknowledged James.…

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Festival to Honor Local Doctor

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Molokai Canoe Festivals Committee News Release

This year’s theme for the Kulaia festival on Sept. 22 is “Ha`awe ma ke kua, laulau ma ke alo” meaning “Carrying a load on the back, while carrying a baby at the front.” This phrase honors both our island resources and community leaders for upholding our social, political, and economic well being, which include our island traditions, cultural heritage, and most importantly the physical, mental and spiritual health of our `ohana.

This year we honor Dr. Noa Emmett Aluli, who has contributed to the health and well being of the statewide Hawaii community all the while caring and providing for our beloved Molokai `ohana. …

Hana Bests Molokai in Girls Volleyball

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Hana Bests Molokai in Girls Volleyball

Photo by Rick Schonely

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Lady Farmer Girls’ Volleyball team lost two matches lastt weekend to the Hana Dragons and evened their record at 4-4 in regular season play. The Dragons are 3-1 and Seabury leads the league at 6-0. Friday night, Hana won in three sets 25-17, 25-23 and 25-22. Saturday, the Dragons won in four sets 25-13, 17-25, 25-19 and 25-22. Head Coach Mahea Rawlins and her team will have a bye this week before hosting Maui Prep on Sept. 29 and 30 at The Barn and they will finish the regular season at home against St.…

Planning Committee to Review Community Plan

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

County Councilmember Kelly T. King News Release

The Maui County Council’s Planning Committee will hold its Sept. 26 meeting on Molokai to continue review of the Molokai Community Plan and receive community input, Committee Chair Kelly King announced. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center.

The Maui County Code requires community plans be updated every 10 years, as practicable, and include input from State and County agencies as well as the general public. The current Molokai Community Plan was adopted in 2001.

“Community input is of the utmost importance when it comes to developing the plan”, said King.…

Football Beats Lanai for First in League

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Football Beats Lanai for First in League

Photo by Rick Schonely

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai Farmers eight-man football team defeated the Lanai Pine Lads 72-38 last Saturday at the MHS field. The Farmers, 2-0, are now alone in first place in the four-team league. In front of a large crowd for senior day, Molokai got the important win that puts them in the driver’s seat to host the MIL Eight-Man Championship on Molokai Sept. 30. Seniors honored were Shraedon Naeole-Starkey, Hauoli Caparida, Pups Tilini, Braiden Asuncion and Pale Pale and team manager Sherie Kaili.

Head Coach Mike Kahale was happy with his team’s performance.

“I thought we played well on both sides of the ball, taking advantage of some opportunities and putting points on the boar,” he said.…

Homestead Association Membership Drive

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Ahupua`a o Molokai News Release

The Ahupua`a o Molokai (AoM) Hawaiian Homesteaders Organization was established in 1987 and is a unified group that encompasses all of Molokai’s homestead areas and associations. On Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., the Ahupua`a o Molokai will be hosting their Annual Membership Drive at Kulana `Oiwi Halau. Dinner will be served. We encourage all homesteaders to attend to get more information about each Homestead Association and hopefully sign up to become a member. There will be lucky number drawings for those who sign up to be members of any of the Homestead Associations.…

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