Akaku offers local programming every Saturday

| January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Akaku Maui Community Television announced it will air exclusive Molokai programming every Saturday from noon to midnight.

The programming change began Jan. 1. Every Saturday, Channel 52 will be devoted to programs produced on Molokai by the people of Molokai.

“This is great for the people of Molokai and something the island deserves,” said Molokai Media Center Director Dan Emhoff. “And it gives people on Maui a Molokai vacation every Saturday,” he said.

In addition, a separate “Molokai” category has been added to the on-demand library on the Akaku website (www.akaku.org), making it easier for viewers to search all Molokai programs available for playback.

For more information call 871-5554.

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Deadline extended for Maui County applications

Mayor Alan Arakawa announced yesterday that applications are still being accepted for boards, councils, commissions and committees. The deadline for applications has been extended to Jan. 14.

Responsibilities include hearing public testimony, reviewing policies and standards and making recommendations.

Positions are appointed by the mayor, confirmed by the County Council and have terms lasting two to five years. Although, there is no monetary compensation associated with serving on a board or commission, your participation will provide for a better form of government. If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, applications are available online at www.mauicounty.gov.

For Molokai, applications are being accepted for the Molokai Planning Commission. This commission meets twice a month to review and approve Special Management Area permit and exemption requests. The commission also considers other land management issues and serves as the only Maui County governing body that meets on Molokai.

Applications must be mailed by Jan. 14 to: Mayor Alan Arakawa, County of Maui, 200 South High Street, Ninth Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793, or faxed to (808) 270-7870.

For more information, call the Office of the Mayor at (808) 270-7855 or visit www.mauicounty.gov.

Keep Hawaii Beautiful programs awarded

Several affiliates of the Keep Hawaii Beautiful program recently received the Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Awards.

Receiving this award were Keep Hawaii Beautiful, Hawaii Island; Community Work Day Program, Maui; and Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful, State Leadership Affiliate.

On Molokai, the certified affiliate is the Keep Kalaupapa Settlement Beautiful program.

Award recipients must conduct activities in Keep America Beautiful’s three core focus areas of litter prevention, recycling and waste reduction and beautification/community greening.

High Surf Advisory

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the high surf advisory for north facing shores of Molokai and Maui now in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday.

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