Call to Molokai Artists

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

The Molokai Arts Center (MAC) is gearing up for its fifth annual member art show by opening up the call for submissions. For the first time in the show’s history, cash and other prizes will be awarded in the categories of: Keiki Award, College Student Award, Board of Director’s Award, Best in Show and People’s Choice Award.

MAC studio members are invited to submit up to three pieces of art in any medium for the selection process, with a maximum of two pieces accepted into the show. The deadline for submission is Thursday, Nov. 17 by 5 p.m.—no late entries will be accepted.…

Floating Lantern Ceremony

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Join us for the third annual Floating Lantern Ceremony “In Peace and Harmony” to honor our loved ones who died with gratitude, love, peace and harmony. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. at the Molokai Community Health Center.  Free floating lanterns will be passed out one per family.  Pens will be available to write messages to loved ones.

The holidays are approaching and often we want to remember our loved ones who died.  It is important for good emotional and physical health to grieve and mourn our losses.  The event is sponsored by Hospice Hawaii and Molokai’s Guzeiji Soto Mission.…

Cross Country End Season at States

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

The Molokai HS Boys and Girls Cross Country teams were represented at this year’s State Championships at Hawaii Prep Academy on Hawaii Island. Three boys a one girl qualified to run at the event. Jake Samaniego was the top finisher for the Farmers as he came in 46th out of 200 runners with a time of 19:46. Kaina Adolpho finished in 148th place (21:17) and Karter Kester was 189th (22:11). Cameryn Kahalewai was the only girl from Molokai to run and she finished in 186th place with a time of 27:59. Keeya Bicoy-Juario traveled with the team as an alternate.

Boys Head Coach Mahina Hou Ross, in his 17th year as head coach, enjoyed this year’s team.…

Strong Performance for Volleyball at States

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

The Molokai Girls Volleyball team made its first appearance at the Division II State Volleyball Tournament since 2010. They won their first match against Kohala (23-25, 25-17, 25-23, 19-25, 15-5). Shaelyn McCutcheon had 11 kills, Precious Rawlins had 15 digs and 23 assists and Brooke Keliihoomalu and Taye Mowat had nine kills each. Sejah Pedro added eight kills and Mary-Rose Ringor had nine digs and Mary-Grace Ringor added 13 assists.

In their next match, the Lady Farmers facednumber one seed Hawaii Baptist and lost in three sets (25-8, 25-4, and 25-12). Molokai then faced Waianae in the consolation bracket and lost in two sets (25-12 and 25-8).…

Shooter Ranks 13th in State

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Molokai senior air riflery marksman Jershon Kaalekahi was the top shot from Maui County and finished in 13th place overall at last week’s Air Riflery State Championships on Oahu.  Kaalekahi, a three time state qualifier, shot his personal best with a combined score of 522, placing 13th out of 60 competitors and the top marksman from the MIL.

Head Coach Chinky Hubbard, along with his assistant coach Keith Imakyure, was proud of his marksman.

“I’m totally stoked on Jershon’s performance,” said Hubbard. “His hard work and determination paid off, putting him at the top of all MIL competitors.  His score of 522 surpassed his expectations. …

A Day at the Pumpkin Patch

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

A Day at the Pumpkin Patch

Photo by Natasha McIntosh Westhoff

This year’s fifth annual Oktoberfest held at the Arce’s Farm in Ho`olehua drew the community for some fall fun last Saturday. Keiki picked out pumpkins and posed for hay bale photos with scarecrows, while families shopped for lunch and crafts at the vendor booths. Deer on the homestead devoured all their homegrown pumpkins this year, but the Arces shipped in a replacement load on the barge so keiki could still carve out the holidays on Molokai. Photo by Natasha McIntosh Westhoff.…

Walking in Her Shoes

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Walking in Her Shoes

Photo by Charity Dudoit

By Catherine Cluett Pactol

Molokai police officers, donning pink shirts, squeezed their feet into high heels and hobbled down the wharf to downtown Kaunakakai. Though there was a lot of laughter — and groans of pain — the cause was more serious: raising awareness for breast cancer and domestic violence — both commemorated during the month of October. The march, called Walk Awhile in Her Shoes, honored the struggles of women facing a variety of hardships, and policemen were joined in the effort by community members.

The event was hosted by the Domestic Violence Task Force under Child and Family Services (CFS).…

Molokai Voters’ Guide

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

General Election Day is approaching on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Your vote is your voice and one of the most powerful forces to shape the future by electing a representative government who will make decisions which affect you, your family and your community.  On this year’s ballot, Molokai voters will choose the new U.S. President, U.S. Senator and Representatives, State Representative, Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustees and Maui County Councilmembers.

The Presidential frontrunners, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, have divided the country in a historic battle, leaving many voters disenchanted with the election process. However, even if you choose not to vote for one of those candidates, there are three other choices you can select from on the ballot.…

Farmers Repeat as MIL Champs

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Farmers Repeat as MIL Champs

Photo by Rick Schonely

By Rick Schonely

It was Thursday night under the lights of War Memorial Stadium in Kahului, Maui last Thursday. The Molokai High School eight-man football team was ready to face off with arch rival Seabury Hall for the biggest game of the season, the Maui Interscholastic League Championships.

“Seabury put together a great game plan and came at us with some new formations that took a while for us to adjust to,” said Head Coach Mike Kahale. “We found ourselves down 12-0 after an early score and turnover.  I knew that if we kept our composure and did not panic that we would be able to overcome.”

Photo by Rick Schonely

After a nail-biter first quarter, the Farmers did indeed overcome, and got back on track to take a 19-12 lead at halftime.…

T-ball Hits Off the Season

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

T-ball Hits Off the Season

By Rick Schonely, Sports Reporter

The Molokai Little League T-Ball division had its Opening Day two weeks ago at Kaunakakai Ball Park. T-ball players are ages 4 to 6 years old. According to the Little League, the T-ball season lasts 10 weeks and features one practice and one game per week to introduce youth to the fundamentals of the sport.…