Operation Christmas Child News Release
This month, Molokai Baptist Church will serve as a Molokai collection site for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a favorite of many Molokai residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.
“Through the simple act of filling a shoebox, someone on Molokai can make a tangible difference in the life of a child halfway around the world,” said Hawaii Operation Christmas Child director Jennifer Trevithick.…
MMS News Release
Photo courtesy of MMS.
Molokai Middle School, `O Hina I Ka Malama, Ke Kula Waena, Hawaiian Language Immersion Program received a $88,213 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for a project titled “Promoting Cultural Based Knowledge and Practices through Environmental Stewardship and Preservation.” The grant’s duration, August 2015 through August 2016, is being lead by Molokai Middle School Hawaiian Language Immersion Program Teacher and Principal Investigator, `Iolani Ku`oha.
“Our goal, through meaningful science-based outdoor experiences for students, is to instill the need for engaging in culture based knowledge that reflects community efforts on Molokai,” said Ku`oha.…
MAC News Release
Molokai Arts Center (MAC) will present its third annual member show Nov. 18 through Dec. 9. Hosted at the Molokai Public Library, there will be an opening reception from 5 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 18.
This year’s entries include art work from members, as well as volunteers, students from UHMC classes, the kupuna class and a group project from the keiki class.
Some works will be available for sale at the opening reception with a portion of the proceeds going to the Friends of the Library. Refreshments will be provided at the opening reception. The public is encouraged to come and enjoy the unique handcrafted art work created by members of the Molokai community.…
Consuelo Foundation Molokai News Release
In conjunction with the Sex Abuse Treatment Center of Kapi`olani Women and Children Hospital, the Molokai Child Abuse Prevention Pathways wants to encourage everyone to be an advocate for respect.
Respect means to show regard or consideration for the following situations.
Sexual Violence is non-discriminatory, it happens to anyone of any age, sexual preference, social/economic class, it does not care who you are. However, friends and family members can have an open discussion about the respectful ways to respond to someone who discloses sexual abuse.
Here are reminders to go by that are respectful:
Believe the victim Remind and encourage the “victim” that it is not his/her fault Encourage the victim that there is help available when they are ready
Kids, always remember if a friend or family member is in serious danger, tell a trusted adult as soon as possible.…
MMS Robotics News Release
Photo courtesy of MMS Robotics.
On Saturday, Oct. 24, STEM Robotics was proud to host the first Robotics League competition to ever take place in the State of Hawaii right here on Molokai. The Molokai VEX IQ League was hosted at Molokai Middle School with robotics teams from Molokai Middle (MMS), Akaula, Kaunakakai Elementary, and Kilohana Elementary.
Eleven on-island teams from Molokai schools attended the event. Molokai Middle had three teams that included last year’s State Champs Menehune Farmers and Kalo Farmers, with a newly added third team Na`iwa Warriors. Akaula had two teams, an elementary team Voyager 1 and a middle-school team Voyager 2.…
Realtors Association of Maui Community Foundation News Release
Students of five Molokai schools are sitting pretty and cool after a cooperative effort spearheaded by the Realtors Wishing Well program. Last month a shipping container full of resort furniture, supplies and new fans arrived at Kaunakakai Harbor thanks to the Realtors Association of Maui Community Foundation and kokua from other Maui residents.
According to Foundation’s founder and director, Sarah Sorenson, the Molokai initiative began in March when she was contacted by Randall Nelson, general contractor and site supervisor for Elements of Hospitality who was overseeing the renovation of the WorldMark Wyndham Resort in Kihei.…
Ke Ala Pono News Release
Ke Ala Pono (The Righteous Path) is a local nonprofit that is that provides film and editing experiences for community members that are interested. We would like announce a contest for the creation of our logo. The contest is open to all ages and will run through the month of November.
Ke Ala Pono is looking for a design that can be displayed on our mobile trailer, films and paperwork. All submitted logos will become the property of our organization. Our mission is “to preserve the culture, heritage and natural resources of the island of Molokai and the State of Hawaii through advocacy, outreach and education by providing programs that benefit all sectors of the community.”
We are looking for a creative, original artwork that reflects our name as well as our home, Molokai.…
Friends of Molokai Library News Release
If you checked the Butterfly Garden at the Library this summer, you may have noticed that there weren’t any Monarchs flying around. It turns out that there is a Monarch “season” in Hawaii… who knew?
According to the Butterfly Society of Hawaii, the season is approximately October to May. But we are seeing caterpillars on the crown flower, and Monarchs and Lesser Grass Blues feeding on the milkweed, rattlepod, balloon plant and sun drop plants.
In our home garden, we also have the Gulf Fritillary, Citrus Swallowtail, Large Orange Sulphur and Cabbage butterflies back. The Fritillary is about the same color at the Monarch, but the flight pattern is much different. …
By Longie Dudoit, MVCV Vice Commander
Our Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans (MVCV) have a lot of activities for our veterans and community for the month of November. On Thursday, Nov. 5, our state VA Counselor, John Condello, will be at our center from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for appointments only by calling (808) 433-0420.
On Friday, Nov. 6, at our center will be holding our general membership meeting from 10 a.m. to noon for election of board officers and directors for the next two years. Our nomination committee chairperson, Jeanette Kahalehoe, is currently accepting interested veterans for all positions. …
County Dept. of Water Supply News Release
The Maui County Department of Water (DOW) Supply initiated the “Wellhead Protection Project” in order to protect the quality of our community’s drinking water wells. The land areas that could contribute water and pollutants to our drinking water sources have been mapped as “Wellhead Protection Areas.” If pollutants are spilled or discharged in these land areas, they could filter through the soil to the groundwater and be drawn into a drinking water well. The DOW, in collaboration with the community, developed a protection strategy and drafted a Wellhead Protection Overlay District Ordinance.
The DOW will hold an informational meeting on this project and the proposed ordinance on Tuesday, Nov.…