‘Legend of Mulan’ Upcoming Performances

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

Hokulani Children’s Theatre News Release 

Hokulani Children’s Theatre of Molokai proudly offers our first ever community performance!  The “Legend of Mulan” features the efforts of 22 Molokai keiki on Friday, April 14 at  6.p.m and Saturday, April 15 at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Home Pumehana Recreational Hall.  

Performances are free — we do not want any child to miss this opportunity for wholesome family entertainment.  For those who are able, donations are gladly accepted to support our scholarship program for interns and future program offerings to develop performing art skills for our island children.  There will be a drink and snack concession available for purchase.…

Hot Malasada Sale

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

St. Damien Parish News Release

St. Damien Parish is hosting a hot malasada sale on Saturday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, or while supplies last, at the Damien Church in Kaunakakai.

There are two ways to get your sweet treat! You can walk up to the front of the church, or drive in the back parking lot. Malasadas are priced at six for $10.

This will be the replacement for the Mardi Gras event back in February that was canceled due to the weather. …

Anti-Vaping Campaign Youth Contest

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

MEO News Release

The deadline for ‘Imi Pono: The Greatest Challenge, which this year calls on high school and intermediate youth to develop an anti-vaping media campaign, has been extended to April 20.

The prize money for the top three places in the high school and intermediate divisions also have increased. The first place prize in each division has grown to $1,000; second place to $750; and third place to $500.

The contest is open to youth in public, private and home school on Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

Campaigns must include three components: a slogan, a poster/brochure and a short public service announcement video.…

Prom Dress Giveaway

Wednesday, March 15th, 2023

Prom Dress Giveaway

MEO News Release

The Bella Project prom dress giveaway on Molokai is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Maui Economic Opportunity in Kaunakakai.

MEO Youth Services on Molokai worked with The Bella Project officials on Oahu to bring more than 150 new and lightly used formal wear to the island for local youth. “The Gift of Glamour” event is set for MEO at 380 Kolapa Place.

The formal wear will be given away at no charge to the youth.

Donations are being accepted to supplement the supply from March 13-17. New or lightly used dresses, sandals, accessories, tuxedos, slacks, dress shoes and shirts are being accepted.…

Special Chamber Music Performance

Wednesday, March 15th, 2023

Special Chamber Music Performance

MAC News Release

Make way! Come enjoy a performance by Chamber Music Hawaii of “Paka’a Lanakila!” in a Hawaiian language storytelling about a boy’s triumph over local fishermen. Written for wind quintet, narrator, and Ka’eke’eke, with overhead English translation, experience the excitement of Paka’a outsmarting everyone, even his doubting family.

Composed by Dr. Jon Magnussen, the event features the spring wind quintet and master storyteller Kalama Cabigon. Overhead projection including artwork by Karen Loebel-Fried and English translations will accompany the performers.

The event is on Monday, March 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Damien of Molokai Parish Church located in Kaunakakai.…

Mardi Gras at Catholic Church

Wednesday, February 15th, 2023

St. Damien Church News Release

On Friday, Feb. 17, St. Damien of Molokai will have its second annual Mardi Gras celebration.  This year the event will be in the evening from 5 to 8 pm at the church.  

Mardi Gras has become a traditional Christian holiday marked with music, food, and good times before the Lenten season. The community is invited to come and enjoy the food, live music, games, a mask contest and baked goods including malasadas.  Lucky number tickets are available for a donation and the grand prize is a $1000 voucher for Mokulele.  

For information about this community event, including how to get a mask to enter in the contest, please contact the St.…

Temporary Water Shut-Off for Hoʻolehua

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

DHHL News Release 

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), through its contractor Goodfellow Bros., will install new valves on the Hoʻolehua Water System on Molokai during the evenings of Feb. 21 and Feb. 23, weather permitting.

Water service is scheduled to be shut off from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on both dates for customers in the Hoʻolehua area, including businesses and Kualapuʻu School.

Affected customers are asked to store water and adjust schedules accordingly. In the event of technical difficulties or unforeseen conditions such as weather, potable water trucks will be placed near the Lanikeha Center and the DHHL baseyard for community use. …

MEO Head Start Applications

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

MEO News Release

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Head Start, a 100 percent subsidized preschool program for low income families, will begin accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year beginning Wednesday, Feb, 1.

Children who will be 3 or 4 years old by July 31, 2023, and whose families meet income and other requirements are eligible for the program. There are a limited number of spaces.

MEO Early Childhood Services runs programs in Kahului, Wailuku, Kihei, Lahaina, Makawao and Kaunakakai. The school year runs from mid-August to the end of May 2024.

Parents/legal guardians are required to provide the child’s birth certificate and income verification (preferably 2022 income tax returns or 2022 W-2 forms) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) printouts.  …

Temporary Water Shut Off of Hoʻolehua Water System

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

DHHL News Release 

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), through its contractor Goodfellow Brothers, will conduct improvements to a main water line of Molokai’s Hoʻolehua Water System beginning on Jan. 16.

As part of these improvements, water service is scheduled to be shut off from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Jan. 17 and 18.

Residents in Kalamʻula are advised to conserve water. Upon reactivation, customers may experience low water pressure until the system is fully pressurized. Affected customers are asked to store water and adjust schedules accordingly.

The temporary water service interruption is a portion of DHHL’s $37 million capital improvement project to upgrade Molokai’s 80-year-old Hoʻolehua Water System.…

Free Deer Meat Drive

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

Molokai Hunting Club News Release 

In honor of King Kamehameha V, Lota Kapuāiwa Kalanimakua Aliʻiōlani Kalanikupuapaʻīkalaninui, who introduced the axis deer to Molokai and who’s lā hānau (birthday) is on Dec. 11, 1830, Molokai Hunting Club will host another free deer meat drive to our Molokai families. We honor our fifth reigning Monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, as axis deer continues to be a prime food source for our Molokai community. Onipa’a Kakou!

The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Troy Tancayo’s hale (1 Likelike Ave). Kupuna only between 9 and 10 a.m., and open to community from 10 a.m.…