Archive for May, 2013

Lions roar: Free vision screening helps 408 local keiki

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Lions roar: Free vision screening helps 408 local keiki

Molokai Lions Club News Release An event took place that quietly swept through Molokai during the first week of February with little fanfare and no media coverage! A total of 633 children and adults were affected when the Molokai Lions Club did their yearly school vision screening and operated the Retina Vision Van (Project Vision […]

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The summer slide is one ride our keikis do not want to take

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
The summer slide is one ride our keikis do not want to take

By Geneva Castro’Lichtenstein, M.Ed Is the summer slide the new ride at the playground at One Ali`i? Is it the water slide at a keiki’s birthday party? Nope. The summer slide is what happens to our keiki’s reading skills over summer break. With today, May 30, the last day of school at Kualapu’u Elementary School […]

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Kalaupapa Historical Park receives national attention at Asian American and Pacific Islander forum

| May 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kalaupapa Historical Park receives national attention at Asian American and Pacific Islander forum

The isolated two-mile square peninsula jutting off Molokai’s north shore was the focus of attention at a forum sponsored by the White House and the Department of Interior May 9 in Washington, D.C. The forum on Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage at the Yates Auditorium inside the Department of the Interior was attended by […]

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40 endangered species in Maui Nui receive protection

| May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
40 endangered species in Maui Nui receive protection

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Molokai General Hospital receives OHA grant for prenatal program

| May 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Molokai General Hospital receives OHA grant for prenatal program

Molokai General Hospital has issued a news release to announce that they have received a $133,232 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to support the hospital’s Women’s Health Center’s prenatal program. The program focuses on promoting prenatal care with an emphasis on the first trimester. Care is provided through group visits, allowing for combined […]

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Twelve coaching positions open at Molokai High School

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Twelve coaching positions open at Molokai High School

Molokai High School News Release Molokai High School Athletic Director Hoku Haliniak has announced that the school is seeking several people to fill various coaching vacancies. The athletic department has open coaching positions for boys and girls volleyball, boys and girls wrestling, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls swimming, boys and girls track, boys […]

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10-year-old local paddler hopes to inspire other youngsters after busy week of races

| May 23, 2013 | 1 Comment
10-year-old local paddler hopes to inspire other youngsters after busy week of races

By Clare Seeger Mawae Ten-year-old Molokai paddler Alex Mawae had quite the week of races in early May. In April, Alex found out just days prior to the Maui-to-Molokai race that the ruling majority would not let him race due to his age. This was a step back in accomplishing his goals, but Alex gained […]

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Two endangered monk seals from Kalaupapa receive attention

| May 22, 2013 | 1 Comment
Two endangered monk seals from Kalaupapa receive attention

Two ailing monk seals with connections to Kalaupapa have been in the news lately. One sick monk seal was found in Kalaupapa last Thursday, malnourished and dehydrated. The female yearling had previously been seen at Kaunala Beach, south of Dixie Maru. After being discovered in Kalaupapa, volunteers arrived to help airlift the monk seal by […]

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Gunshots heard at Kualapu’u Elementary School

| May 21, 2013 | 10 Comments
Gunshots heard at Kualapu’u Elementary School

Kualapu’u School News Release Blissfully unaware of the danger, a group of 5-year-olds are taking turns on the playground slide while another group of 7-year-old students dart across the schoolyard playing tag. Suddenly, gunshots ring out through the air, the playground is evacuated and the school goes into lockdown. Unfortunately this is not a scenario […]

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Robinson captures Surf Ski World Championship for third time

| May 20, 2013 | 1 Comment
Robinson captures Surf Ski World Championship for third time

Clint Robinson won the 37th annual Molokai Surf Ski World Championship race Sunday for the third time in four years, an achievement that helps seal his reputation as the greatest Aussie kayaker ever. The 40-year-old Australian crossed the 32 miles of the Kaiwi Channel in 3 hours, 55 minutes, 24 seconds. A 1992 Olympic gold […]

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