Photo courtesy of Ashlynn Mawae, Na Pu`uwai.
Na Pu`uwai News Release
On April 11, the County of Maui Parks and Recreation, with the help of Na Pu’uwai, put together Molokai’s first youth sports clinic. This clinic was provided for the children of Molokai to teach them athletic drills and to help them get faster, stronger and more competitive. Former Olympic weightlifter Chad Ikei and former NFL defensive back Rich Miano, who run Speed and Quickness Clinics throughout the state, came to coach kids.…
Berry Company News Release
The Berry Company, LLC, proud publisher of the Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages, is partnering with schools on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Maui and Molokai to launch “Think Yellow, Go Green,” the company’s annual environmental awareness and recycling campaign. The seventh annual program kicked off on Earth Day, April 22, through the end of May, and runs concurrent to the 2015 Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages directory delivery on the neighbor islands.
Local schools on each island will compete to collect the most outdated telephone directories, which will keep the directories out of landfills through recycling. The schools have the opportunity to win cash prizes for their students’ participation in the program, and award amounts vary based on the school’s location.…
By Ayda Ersoy
First, ask yourself how old you would be right now if you didn’t know your birthday.
It’s a tricky question, but really think for a moment. We limit ourselves by our beliefs. You think “OK, after 55 or maybe 65 my time is passed and I should just be happy with whatever I can still do.”
But what if you’re wrong? What if everything you’re feeling now — low energy, not as much strength as you had 20 years ago — were symptoms you created? I know this is hard to believe, but it’s only because we live so much of our lives on autopilot, not really thinking about what we’re doing every day.…
By Jon Mikami, RPh, and Kelly Go, Rph, Molokai Drugs, Inc.
Did you know that only seven percent of people understand how to use asthma inhalers the right way? Combine that with a wide array of asthma medications, and asthma management can become more than a little confusing.
Everybody is different, so your doctor decides which type of medication and inhaler is best for you. But here’s a brief overview of what you need to know.
Inhaled medications help airways stay open without some of the side effects of those taken by mouth or injection. These medications work in different ways.…
Kualapu`u School News Release
The Kualapu`u Charter School is again this year offering classes in beginning French twice weekly, as part of the after school enrichment program. Mlle. Marine Malet from Toulouse, France, will be teaching the popular course to students grades K through six, until May 21.
Last year, Mlle. Christelle Raoul from Brittany taught French language and culture for two quarters at Kualapu’u School, where students learned songs, stories, and how to make their own French crepes.
“The French classes are an opportunity to bring an international flavor to the school,” said school principal Lydia Trinidad. “Also, the chocolate crepes are always a hit with the students and staff.”
Classes are sponsored by Dr.…
INPEACE News Release
Are you an expectant mother on Molokai? Did you know you are your keiki’s first, and best, teacher? Interaction with your keiki from the time you conceive is crucial to strengthening family bonds. The earlier you start, the better!
If you don’t know where to begin, Parents as Teachers (PAT), a program by INPEACE, can get you on the path to success. Our staff can guide you through the many stages of your child’s development, through weekly home visits, using the PAT Foundational curricula — and it’s all free!
Most new parents have many questions. And, PAT has the answers.…
Molokai Humane Society News Release
The Molokai Humane Society is happy to announce that we have a new veterinarian. Over the last month and a half, some of you may have been fortunate enough to have met Dr. Susan Baillie as she has gotten a feel for our little clinic and the island of Molokai. We are excited to add such a great asset to our team!
Dr. Baillie is originally from a small farming community in South Africa, and later moved to California with her family. She was a preschool teacher for eight years, until she discovered her passion for animals, and graduated from University of California-Davis with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2005. …
Hospice Hawaii Molokai News Release
Hospice Hawaii Molokai Mother’s Day fundraiser plant sale includes an assortment of flowering plants and herbs in varying sizes suitable for a garden and decorative pots. Plants are a loving way to remember your mother on this day.
The sidewalk sale is Friday, May 8 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Molokai Hospice office in the Kamoi Center (next to Dave’s Ice Cream). Please no pre-sale requests.
All funds raised are earmarked for Hospice Hawaii Molokai. Mahalo for your support.…
By Pat Killilea, St. Francis Church, Kalaupapa
I approached the huge log with caution and a degree of awe. There was something majestic about this massive piece of tree, something almost mysterious. How did it get here? When did it get here? Had it been floated from some other location in ancient times, destined to be shaped into a wa`a, a Hawaiian canoe? I stood there looking down at its great length and enormous girth and I thought, “God only knows.” Then I stepped around it and continued to explore the beach.
It was a beautiful sunny and windy Sunday afternoon and I had decided to leave the quiet of Kalaupapa village and explore the outer fringes of this Makanalua peninsula.…
Growing Pono Schools News Release
Are you part of a group who has done a project or activity to improve your school or community this school year? If so, consider joining the E Ola Pono Campaign by May 15 so your efforts can be acknowledged and your group becomes eligible for a monetary award.
The E Ola Pono Campaign is in its seventh year of encouraging student led initiatives in grades K-12 to proactively work to eliminate bullying and promote the concept of living pono, defined as acting with respect toward everyone and everything.
Campaign sponsors ask groups to submit documentation and a brief reflection about their activity by the mid May deadline.…