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.…
By Cameron Hiro
Photo courtesy of Cameron Hiro.
In conjunction with the HallowHim Festival in the Kaunakakai Ball Park, this year Heart of Aloha Church partnered with the Maunaloa Community to have one at the Maunaloa Community Park. We envision a festive and vibrant community celebrating the love of God through his son Jesus Christ by reflecting His light on a dark night.
Free food included chili, grilled hot dogs and popcorn. Attendees were given drawing tickets for little teddy bears with “Jesus Loves you” at the prize booths, and Trinity Broadcasting Network donated Children’s DVD’s, bibles and pens.…
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.…
When it comes to government affairs, Molokai community members often say they feel overlooked. The travel challenges of having county and state headquarters on different islands create fewer chances to meet officials in person. However, residents still have the power to influence government, explained former legislative aide Keanu Young, who held a workshop on Molokai last Thursday to show the community how they can make their voices and ideas heard.
“In a democracy, power is really invested in the people, and we want to remind people that they do have power,” said Young. “Our job is to give you the tools you need to understand the process and help you use those tools to communicate with your legislators.”
Now is the best time to bring ideas to legislators, explained Young, the assistant coordinator for the Capitol Building’s Public Access Room (PAR), where people can access reference materials, watch public hearings and work with expert staff to understand issues.…
By Jesse Church
Aloha all my fellow veterans and residents of Molokai, old Jesse here with all the news and upcoming events. The date was October 1962, 53 years ago, and a part of American history unfolded between the two superpowers of the world, the U.S. led by President John F. Kennedy, and the Soviet Union led by their chairman Nikita Khrushchev. The island of Cuba was led by Fidel Castro, who took power in 1959 by overthrowing the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. But Castro’s part in the Cuban Missile Crisis was not a big one because Khrushchev kempt him in the dark throughout the crisis.…
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.…
By Ayda Ersoy
What if you can heal yourself just by changing your diet? I don’t think anyone needs to tell you that you should lose weight, or exercise, or start following a diet. You know exactly what you need to do. Am I right?
If you look around Molokai, a large amount of the population has diabetes and is overweight. In the U.S., 21 million people have diabetes, another 8 million have it but are as yet undiagnosed, and an astonishing 86 million are pre-diabetic. The numbers are increasing every year.
So what are we doing wrong? What has changed in the last 20 or 30 years to make this problem get so big?…
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.…