News Releases

Releases that pertain to the Molokai and Hawaiian communities.

MMS Robotics Team 434 at Worlds

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

MMS STEM Robotics News Release

Team 434M Menehune Farmers from Molokai Middle School’s STEM Robotics program came away with third place Teamwork Ranking honors in the Engineering Division of the Middle School VEX IQ Championships at the 2017 VEX World Championships. The event was held at the Kentucky Exposition Center on April 23-25.

Team 434M Menehune Farmers featured returning veteran and Team Captain Kamalu Ka`awa-Richardson along with team driver Kaiakea Dudoit, and team STEM Presenters Maya Lima and Reese Raguindin.

This has been the third year that Team 434 has qualified for the VEX World Championships. Team 434 is made up of three individual teams: Team 434K Kalo Farmers, Team 434M Menehune Farmers, and Team 434N Naiwa Warriors.…

Climate Change Documentary

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

MEPO News Release

MHS Molokai Earth Preservation Organization (MEPO) club is hosting a film showing about climate education for Earth Day. “Before the Flood” starring Leonardo DiCaprio (2016) is a full-length film documentary about climate science and climate legislation. All are welcome to view the film in the MHS Library on Wednesday, April 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. Popcorn will be provided by the MEPO club. Call 808-354-2221 with any questions.

In addition, MEPO will be hosting a four part video series during school hours for MHS students on April 17, 18, 19, and 20 called “Our Climate Our Future,” put together by the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) to go along with the Molokai Earth Day theme of Climate Change.…

Join Us for Our Family Fair

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

21 st CCLC Molokai LIVE News Release

Don’t miss the Family Fair on Thursday, April 20 at the Molokai High School cafeteria from 5 to 7:30 p.m. It will be a celebration of learning and fun for the whole family with food concessions and prize giveaways!

Molokai High and Middle School students will offer interactive learning activities that include creating Digital Art, Planting in Color, Act the Part, Ozobots and Snap Circuits, with games that challenge you by playing Movie Madness, Typing, and Wordsmithing. The school library is also offering a Scholastic Book service offering of a “buy one, get one free” book sale to help promote reading.…

County Agriculture Sponsors Robotics to Worlds

Thursday, April 20th, 2017


MMS STEM Robotics News Release

The Maui County agricultural community is the latest proud sponsor of the Molokai VEX IQ League and the Molokai Robotics League in their vie for national and international competitions.

The Maui County Farm Bureau, Maui County Ag Festival, and Maui Family and Friends of Agriculture awarded grants of $5,000 and $1,250 respectively to Molokai Middle School’s 434M Team Menehune, and to Kualapu`u School’s Teams 1037A and 1037B. All three teams are headed to the 2017 VEX World Championships on April 21-26, and these funds will help support travel costs to Kentucky. A grant of $1,250 was also awarded by the Maui agricultural alliance to Molokai High School’s Team 1037C to also support their travels to Iowa for the 2017 Create U.S.…

Community Input on Energy Plan

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Maui Electric News Release

Maui Electric invites Molokai residents to participate in an upcoming community discussion, titled 100 percent Renewable Energy for Molokai, to share input on the island’s clean energy future. Three meetings will take place: Wednesday, April 26 at Maunaloa Community Center, Thursday, April 27 at Kilohana Community Center, and Tuesday, May 9 at Mitchell Pauole Center. Sessions start at 5 p.m. with light refreshments, followed by the discussion from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Each session will feature a brief overview of Molokai’s current energy system and provide the opportunity for attendees to give feedback and ask questions of Maui Electric representatives.…

Molokai Earth Day Celebration

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

TNC Molokai News Release

The 2017 Molokai Earth Day Celebration, the 25th annual event, focuses on climate change. The 2017 theme is, “Huliau Ka Honua I Ka Ma`ino Kanaka, Mankind is the cause of climate change that leads to destruction,” clearly states that we (mankind) are the cause of climate change. The event will be held on Friday, April 21 at the Mitchell Pauole Center from 5 to 9 p.m.

All the event exhibitors will provide information, awareness and examples of how we (mankind) can slow down and decrease the effects of climate change. We will even have a panel of Scientists who will be able to answer question about climate change, which is happening as we speak.…

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.…

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.…

Hospice Hawaii Molokai Expands Staff

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Hospice Hawaii Molokai Expands Staff

Front row (left to right): Barbara Helm, Bereavement/Volunteer; Patty McCartney, Social Worker; Tiffany Garcia, RN; Maile Silva, CNA; Avette Ponce, Storyteller; Irene Graham, Volunteer. Back row (left to right): Dan Reed, Volunteer; Emilio de Guia, RN; Mark Pedri, DO; John Lunn, Chaplain. Not photographed: Julie Schonely, Massage Therapist; Carla DeAngelo, Chloe Royer, Georgia Welch, and Ehulani Kani, Volunteers; and Boki Chung, D.D.S., Hospice Hawaii Board Member (Molokai).

Hospice Hawaii News Release

Hospice Hawaii recently strengthened its Molokai team with several new hires and volunteers. These positions include nurses, a medical director, a chaplain, a massage therapist and numerous volunteers.

“We are so excited to introduce our new team members to the Molokai community,” said Kenneth L.…