Archive for July, 2011

Paddleboarding’s top athletes compete for 15th annual Molokai-2-Oahu World Championship

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
Paddleboarding’s top athletes compete for 15th annual Molokai-2-Oahu World Championship

Jamie Mitchell and Kanesa Duncan lead men’s and women’s prone paddleboard division en route to record wins; Dave Kalama and Andrea Moller return to defend titles in growing stand-up paddleboard (SUP) division. In its 15th year, the Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard World Championship (M2O), presented by Kona Brewing Co., will host its largest field of international competitors, […]

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Molokai Humane Society names new Executive Director

| July 28, 2011 | 0 Comments
Molokai Humane Society names new Executive Director

Molokai Humane Society News Release Jennifer Whitted, Molokai Humane Society past president, has stepped into the new Executive Director role. “We are excited to find a person with the experience and knowledge from within our organization,” said Carol Gartland, board secretary. “Jenn has been performing most of the duties of this position for the past […]

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Refrigerators in Hui Up Program to save Molokai over $31,000 annually in electricity costs

| July 27, 2011 | 2 Comments
Refrigerators in Hui Up Program to save Molokai over $31,000 annually in electricity costs

The 56 local participants in the Blue Planet Foundation’s Hui Up Program have been picking up new Energy Star refrigerators today and yesterday at the Kaunakakai Ballfield in an effort that will save them more than $31,000 a year on electricity. The local nonprofit Sust’ainable Molokai has coordinated the program on Molokai by collecting community […]

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Molokai General Store reopens on Ala Malama Street

| July 26, 2011 | 6 Comments
Molokai General Store reopens on Ala Malama Street

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East End forest restoration project now under review

| July 25, 2011 | 1 Comment
East End forest restoration project now under review

The 30-day comment period has begun for the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Kainalu Mesic Forest Restoration Project on Molokai’s East End. The public has until Aug. 21 to comment on Lance “Kip” Dunbar’s project to protect and restore about 15 acres of land bordering two riparian streams at about 1,700-feet elevation at Kainalu. Historically, […]

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Hui Up Program brings Molokai energy efficient refrigerators

| July 22, 2011 | 0 Comments
Hui Up Program brings Molokai energy efficient refrigerators

Blue Planet Foundation News Release Replacing an old refrigerator with an energy-efficient model can reduce electricity bills by as much as $500 a year. Molokai residents will discover this on Tuesday, July 26, as the first participants in the Hui Up Program, orchestrated by Blue Planet Foundation and Sust‘AINAble Molokai, pick up their brand new […]

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OHA supports state recognition for Native Hawaiians

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
OHA supports state recognition for Native Hawaiians

OHA News Release HONOLULU – Molokai native and Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees Chairperson Colette Machado was one of the five featured speakers at a ceremony Gov. Neil Abercrombie hosted July 6 at Washington Place to sign into law a bill that recognizes Native Hawaiians as the only indigenous people of Hawaii. Speaking […]

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Meaning of Civil Rights Movement comes full circle for fifth grade teacher

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
Meaning of Civil Rights Movement comes full circle for fifth grade teacher

Kualapu’u Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Pualani Akaka took a trip to the mainland for her summer break that not only held special personal meaning but will help her students expand their understanding of aloha and the Civil Rights Movement. The story really begins in 1959, the year Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Hawaii […]

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Kilohana Elementary receives upgraded status for 2010-11 Adequate Yearly Progress

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
Kilohana Elementary receives upgraded status for 2010-11 Adequate Yearly Progress

Molokai has two of the six schools that met Adequate Yearly Progress in Maui County for the 2010-2011 school year under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Less than half the number of schools as last year met AYP in the Maui Complex. Many attribute this decrease to the higher benchmarks set in the […]

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Baxter wins Maui Jim Triple Crown of Stand-Up Paddle title

| July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments
Baxter wins Maui Jim Triple Crown of Stand-Up Paddle title

Connor Baxter, a 16-year-old towheaded Maui native, dominated all three legs of the Maui Jim Triple Crown of Stand-Up Paddle to win the coveted Koa trophy this weekend. The inaugural year for the race series culminated Saturday afternoon in Kaunakakai Harbor with the Mormali World Cup, a grueling 27-mile downwind run across the Pai’lolo Channel […]

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