Community Music Concerts

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Community Choir News Release

Free Christmas concerts will be presented Dec. 14 through Dec. 18.  Voices from our Molokai community have joined together to bring the spirit of the birth of Christ through music.  The choir is comprised of singers from various inter-faith churches on Molokai as well as the youthful voices from Aka`ula School.   Joining the choir will be various instrumentalists as well as the kupuna from ALU LIKE, Inc at the performance to be held at St Damien’s Church.

Performance days and times are:

Wednesday, Dec. 14, Waialua Congregational Church, 6 pm

Thursday, Dec. 15, St. Damien of Molokai Catholic Church, 6 pm

Saturday, Dec.…

Chaminade Offers Nonprofit Seminar

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Molokai Island Foundation News Release

Chaminade University has offered to do another nonprofit seminar on Molokai, similar to the ones they offer annually in Honolulu at a cost of $185 per person.  However, through a partnership with Chaminade University and other nonprofits, the Molokai Island Foundation is able to bring the seminar to Molokai free of charge to participants.  We will be welcoming again Chaminade Professors Richard Kido and Wayne Tanna, and Aaron Williamson who is a CPA and also teaches at Chaminade.  Handouts will be provided by Chaminade.

The seminar is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17 at the OHA Conference Room from 9 a.m.…

Waialua Christmas Sale

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

By Pat Kikukawa

Vendors are invited to participate in the Christmas Craft Boutique, rummage sale and Farmer’s Market at Waialua, on the second Saturday, Dec. 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Waialua Pavilion.

We are looking for all types of good things; handcrafted items, fresh produce & plants, fish, baked goods, hand crafted items, apparel, household items, etc.

If you are interested in selling your special items, contact Pat Kikukawa at 553-5643 or at pkikukawa@yahoo.com ASAP.  Reasonably priced spaces are still available at $10 per six foot space. Please make your checks payable to Waialua Congregational Church and bring your own table and chair(s).…

Swimming, Paddling Splash into Season

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

With Molokai High School athletes gearing up for the winter season of competition, the swimming and paddling teams are training to make a splash this year.

The Boys and Girls Swim teams are preparing for the upcoming season with a new head coach, Amanda Labriola. Labriola comes to Molokai from Westerly, Rhode Island where she has coached numerous swim teams and also coached at Westfield State University. She has also been coaching the Molokai Dolphins Swim Team.

She said she is excited for the high school season.

“I have about 16 swimmers this year which is an awesome turnout,” said Labriola.…

Snow Goose Treated for Gunshot Wound

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Community Contributed

By Arleone Dibben-Young

An endangered Snow Goose that has been visiting Molokai was shot last week. On Sunday morning, Nov. 27, the Snow Goose was determined to have received a through-and-through gunshot wound to the head. It survived the shot.

Federal law enforcement officers were alerted of the incident, and fliers were posted on the bulletin boards in town asking assistance from Molokai residents. Rudy DelaCruz with security at Hotel Molokai captured the injured bird Thursday evening so that it could receive medical care. The following morning, it was examined by Molokai Humane Society veterinarian Dr. Eric Jayne and Kathy Coelho, treated and placed on a recovery regime, and placed with Nene O Molokai for rehabilitation.…

College Student Spotlight

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

College Student Spotlight

UHMCM News Release

On Nov. 21, Molokai student Kuulei Alameida was awarded for her outstanding performance as the top female graduate with a Certificate of Competence in Cybersecurity in the 2015-2016 school year.  According to her award letter, “the award was created to recognize the most exceptional male and female students in the University of Hawaii system in cybersecurity related programs.”

Kuulei started her academic journey at UH Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) in 2009.  She was raised in Maunaloa and graduated from Molokai High School.  Kuulei has earned two associate degrees: one in Liberal Arts, and the second in Business Careers. …

Farmers on the Mat

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Farmers on the Mat

Photo by Kabbie Bicoy-Juario

Last Thursday evening, members of the boys and girls high school wrestling team battle each other in friendly competition at a Green and White Inter-Squad Match at The Barn. With no home matches this year, the event offered Farmer fans a chance to see the team in action and raise support for off-island travel. Concessions were sold to help support the team’s expenses this year.…

Aerial Electric Line Inspections

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Maui Electric News Release

Maui Electric Company will be using a helicopter to perform routine power line inspections throughout Maui County on Wednesday, Dec. 14 and Thursday, Dec. 15 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting. Molokai will be included in the inspections.

Routine aerial inspections of Maui Electric’s equipment, including electrical lines, poles and substations, are necessary to maintain stable and reliable electrical service for the Maui County community.

For questions or concerns, the public can contact Maui Electric at 871-8461 or toll-free 1-877-871-8461 for Molokai.…

Art Reception Awards Local Artists

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Art Reception Awards Local Artists

MAC News Release

The fifth annual Molokai Arts Center Membership Art Reception was well attended on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Molokai Public Library. For the first time ever, awards were awarded by jurors, and recipients were given recognition during the reception. The audience was also able to vote for their favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award which was tallied and announced at the conclusion of the reception.

In the Keiki Awards category, Kayzen Keoho was the Scariest, Laule’a Ledesma was awarded for Excellence in Composition, Kailiah Gonzalez Chong received Excellence in Technique, Waihala’i Purdy Avelino was Most Unique and Waile’a Ward was named Most Creative.…

Boys Basketball Begins Preseason

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Boys Basketball Begins Preseason

Photo by Renee Morey-Kester

The Molokai High School Boys Basketball team shot their first hoops of the preseason last weekend at Maui High School. First year Head Coach Bob Danner and his team played the host Sabers in their first game and lost 54-37. The following night, the Farmers lost to last year’s DII champions, University High School 67-30. In their last game of the tournament, the Farmers faced league rival Seabury and came up short 61-41.
The Farmers start their regular season on the road at Hana Dec. 27-28. Their first home games of the season will be at The Barn Jan.…