Author Archives: Catherine Cluett

Talk Story with Women’s March Founder

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Women’s March-Hawaii News Release

“I will always be proud of being the first to say ‘let’s march’ and to be the mother of the movement, in solidarity with thousands of wonderful women volunteers.” These are the words of Teresa Shook, a Hana, Maui resident, who sparked the flame that grew in days to become the historic Women’s March in Washington, DC on January 21, 2017.

Women’s March-Hawaii, in partnership with Kalele Bookstore, invites Molokai residents to talk story with Teresa, on April 19  from 5 to 7pm at Kalele Bookstore and Divine Expressions. Teresa is a retired lawyer and an educator who spent 30 years working for social justice, representing underserved communities, advocating for youth, and helping victims of domestic violence.…

Town Hall with Tulsi Gabbard

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard News Release

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard will be holding a statewide Town Hall Tour in April, including a visit to Molokai.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent the people of Hawaii in Congress,” said Rep. Gabbard, who represents the people of Congressional District 2. “Our district is spread out, includes every island in the state, and is a long way from Washington, so my staff and I focus on outreach in a variety of ways to serve Hawaii’s people and keep them updated on what’s happening in our nation’s capital. At my upcoming statewide Town Hall Tour, I look forward to meeting with folks on every island, sharing a congressional update, discussing local and national issues, and answering questions.”

The Molokai Town Hall meeting will be held on Monday, April 17 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.…

Tennis Hosts Seabury

Friday, April 7th, 2017


The Molokai High School Boys and Girls Tennis teams hosted Seabury at their Ho`olehua courts last weekend. On Friday ,the girls lost 3-1 and the boys lost 5-0. On Saturday, they lost again by the same scores.

Head Coach Amanda Labriola was proud of her team’s performance.

“This weekend went awesome and our girls all played amazing and I think they are definitely proud of themselves,” she said. “Our boys also put up a good fight but Seabury has a very strong team both the boys and girls. Romelyn Ragonton and Cassandra Ragonton won their matches both days and Genevieve Kikukawa went into third set on Friday and gave it everything she had.”

The Farmers will be on the road on Maui next weekend, playing Kamehameha on Friday and against King Kekaulike on Saturday.…

Judo Brings Home Wins

Friday, April 7th, 2017


The Molokai High School Boys and Girls Judo team got their season started at Kamehameha High School on Maui last weekend. Cameryn Kahalewai won in the girl 122-pound weight class. Cameryn is the defending league champion. Maria Angst was the girl’s winner at 98 pounds. Other girls finishers were Makani Davis in third at 115 pounds and Payton Kaalekahi third at 120 pounds. For the boys, Kaohu Albino finished third at 145 pounds.

The Judo team will have competitions every weekend in the month of April before the MIL Championships on April 29 at Baldwin.

Coaches are Tilana Kawaa and Lihau Maioho.…

Baseball Earns Regular Season Title

Friday, April 7th, 2017

The Molokai High School Boys Baseball team cinched the regular season championship last weekend on Maui, winning games against both Seabury and St. Anthony. The Farmers have won 44 of their last 45 MIL league games and the team is now seeking its fifth straight league title.

Last Friday, the Farmers (8-1) beat Seabury 5-1 at Eddie Tam Field in Makawao. Nainoa Kaahanui struck out six and allowed only four hits in the victory. The next day, Molokai beat St. Anthony 16-3 at Maehara Stadium in Kahului to finish the regular season on a strong note. Aaron Rapanot had three triples and drove in four runs.…

100% Renewable Energy for Molokai by 2020

Friday, April 7th, 2017

100% Renewable Energy for Molokai by 2020

Hawaiian Electric Companies has rolled out a statewide plan that sets a goal for Molokai of 100 percent renewable energy by 2020. Over the next three years, the electric utility is proposing 1.4 megawatts (MW) of additional photovoltaic energy to be added to the island’s existing 2.3 MW of energy coming from rooftop solar panels, as well as 5 MW of wind energy. The plan also calls for a transition to biofuel for “some” of the island’s 12 MW of energy currently being generated from diesel fuel.

“Molokai will serve as a blueprint to increase the cost-effective use of renewables for the remainder of the state and help us obtain real–world experience in running an island grid with 100 percent renewable energy,” states the report, filed with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) last December and recently presented at the fourth annual Maui Energy Conference.…

Home Wins for Boys Volleyball

Friday, April 7th, 2017

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai High School Boys Volleyball team won its fourth match in a row with wins over Lanai at The Barn last weekend at Ho`olehua. On Friday the Farmers (5-1) lost the first set before defeating the Pine Lads (0-8) 14-25, 25-14, 25-17, and 25-14.  Molokai was led by junior Kaina Adolpho with nine kills, sophomore Peter Keliihoomalu added eight kills, senior Michael Sterner had 16 kills and seven aces and senior Kawena Augustiro had 24 assists.

On Saturday, the Farmers won in three sets, 25-16, 25-17, and 25-15. Keliihoomalu had 10 kills, Sterner added seven kills and three aces, junior Keison Poaha Alcon had 22 assists and three kills and senior Lekili Burrows added five kills.…

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.…

Obituary: Darryl Canady

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Obituary: Darryl Canady

Darryl Canady passed away Jan. 15, 2017. He is survived by his wife Jody Canady. He was born in Pasadina, California in 1935 and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

Darryl and Jody have been residents on Molokai for 35 years. Darryl loved Molokai and the people. He served as the Molokai representative on the Urban Design Review Board for Maui County for five years. He also served on the board for West Molokai Association and was on the board for Ke Nani Kai. In the mid-80s, he served on the legislative committee for the real estate commotion in Oahu.…

Hotel and B&B Proposed for Town

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Two upcoming projects slated for permitting represent firsts of their kind on Molokai. A two-story hotel and commercial space planned for downtown Kaunakakai would offer eight rooms for rent and retail storefront. The island’s first potentially permitted Bed and Breakfast is also seeking approval from the Molokai Planning Commission this month.

The property of the proposed hotel, located between American Saving Bank and Kalele Bookstore, is currently a 13,092 square foot empty lot owned by Stanley Wada.

The first floor would include two room units, manager’s office, laundry room, and three retail units, totaling 3,776 square foot of building coverage, according to Maui County Molokai Planner Sybil Lopez.…