Archive for December, 2012

2012 in review: Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou to all!

| December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments
2012 in review: Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou to all!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that […]

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Fireworks permits available at County Parks Permit Office

| December 28, 2012 | 1 Comment
Fireworks permits available at County Parks Permit Office

Fireworks and firecrackers went on sale Wednesday at two locations on Molokai in preparation for New Year’s Eve. Fireworks permits are required to purchase the firecracker type of fireworks and are good for 5,000 firecrackers. Permit applicants must be 18 years or older and show proof of age at the time of permit processing. There […]

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Brian Schatz sworn in today to replace Inouye in U.S. Senate

| December 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
Brian Schatz sworn in today to replace Inouye in U.S. Senate

Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz will be sworn in today to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the passing of Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced the appointment yesterday. “I make this decision with full confidence that Brian’s appointment is in the best interest of the State of Hawaii and the nation,” […]

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Holiday wishes from Friends of Lanai

| December 26, 2012 | 1 Comment
Holiday wishes from Friends of Lanai

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Michael Kikukawa earns place at Harvard University

| December 24, 2012 | 8 Comments
Michael Kikukawa earns place at Harvard University

Molokai High School senior Michael Kikukawa recently received his acceptance into next year’s freshmen class at Harvard University. Congratulations, Michael, on being the first Molokai High grad to attend the esteemed Ivy League university in Cambridge, Mass. Having worked with both his parents — Phillip Kikukawa at Molokai Middle School and Sue Forbes at Kualapu’u […]

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Boys basketball team drops two games at Lahaina tournament

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
Boys basketball team drops two games at Lahaina tournament

The Molokai boys basketball team was treated roughly by the Pailolo Channel on the ferry ride over to the 2012 Lahainaluna Winter Classic and again by Curtis High School from Washington State on Wednesday. An aggressive Curtis defense held the Farmers to only 4 first half points at the Lahaina Civic Center. Molokai attacked more […]

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Senator Inouye receives final Capitol tribute today

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Senator Inouye receives final Capitol tribute today

Hawaii’s Senior Senator gave much to Molokai, State of Hawaii The honorable Senator Daniel Inouye lies in state today at the Capitol Rotunda where a service is being held to honor the late Senate President Pro Tempore who died Monday at the age of 88. Only 31 people have lain in the Capitol rotunda; the […]

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Three brush fires in Kalamaula extinguished quickly

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Three brush fires in Kalamaula extinguished quickly

Three separate brush fires in the Kalamaula area yesterday were extinguished in under three hours. Engines 4, 9 and 12 responded to the alarm at 11:36 a.m. Two helicopters, Wildland 4 and Air 1, participated in water drops over the multiple brush fires. Firefighters found the fires in the area of Hoomalu Drive and Likelike […]

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Gas station reopens as extension of Molokai Fish and Dive

| December 19, 2012 | 1 Comment
Gas station reopens as extension of Molokai Fish and Dive

Hayaku Gas & Go has gone. Welcome the Molokai Fish and Dive gas station! The truck from Molokai Wholesale Gas filled up the pumps this morning and the new gas station in an old location opened today at 8 a.m. Molokai once again has a second gas station to complement Rawlins Chevron. About three weeks […]

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Local author releases new novel set in Hawaii, “Saving Paradise”

| December 18, 2012 | 1 Comment
Local author releases new novel set in Hawaii, “Saving Paradise”

On Molokai, Mike Bond is perhaps best known as an outspoken opponent of the state’s proposed industrial-scale “Big Wind” project. Outside of Molokai his accomplishments are wide ranging. He has worked as an advisor to the U.S. and foreign governments, a human rights and war correspondent, an award-winning poet and an international energy expert. He […]

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