January 8, 2014 - Volume 30, Issue 2
Molokai Dispatch M o lo k a i n e w s , M o lo k a i S t y l e - w w w. t h e m o lo k a i d i s patc h . co m
Hawaiian to Fly to Molokai This Year
Molokai varsity girls paddlers took first place in their second MIL race last month. Photo courtesy of Tania Kaholoa`a.
By Catherine Cluett | Editor-InChief
awaiian Airlines plans to begin service to Molokai and Lanai this year, and the certification process to launch its new subsidiary, Ohana by Hawaiian, has resumed. After 2013 budget sequestration caused delays in certification through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Hawaiian officials say things are back on track. In the fall of 2012, Hawaiian Airlines announced its plans to add Molokai and Lanai to their itinerary, anticipated to begin in 2013. The start date was pushed back several times, and there is still no estimated timeframe. Alison Croyle, director of external communications, confirmed that the airlines is in the third of four phases in the certification process. Phase three involves performance assessment, during which the FAA “observes and monitors many types of applicant activities to confirm that… operating systems produce the intended results,” according to the FAA. The next and final phase of the application process involves the FAA issuing an air carrier or operating certificate and operations specifications after all requirements have been completed. Neither Hawaiian nor the FAA can say at this time how long the remainder of the process will take. Allen Kenitzer, manager of communications for the FAA Northwest Mountain & Alaska Regions said the airlines “are the ones driving the timeline.” “We’re working closely with the
Girls Basketball Enjoy Undefeated Season By Jessica Ahles | Staff Writer
Senior Ilana Meyer took a shot during Friday night’s ▶ game against Hana. Photo by Jessica Ahles
ith an undefeated Maui interscholastic League (MIL)Division II record this season, the Lady Farmers took to their home court last weekend, looking to add another win under their belts against Hana. Today, they sit at a record of 8-0 after their final scores of 4611 Friday night and 37-22 on Saturday. “They are the only [Division II] team in the MILs [this year] with that record,” said Hoku Haliniak, Molokai High School (MHS) Athletic Director. Girls basketball coach Lee DeRouin said Molokai has a history of strong athletes and a good basketball program and praised the team’s defensive skill—getting turnovers, transition points and easy baskets. “We’ve just got to continue working hard on the court,” said DeRouin. “We’ve been having trouble in the half court offense, so I’m looking to work on that with them in upcoming practices.” Consistent top scorers so far this season have been junior Lehiwa Pedro and sophomore Hepuakea Falealii, earning their team 10 points respectively Friday night. “Lehiwa and Hepua are getting the rewards of our strong defense,” said DeRouin. “It’s a total team ef-
Basketball Continued pg. 2 Sophomore Kaimana Kahale moved the ball down the court during the season opener of boys basketball last Friday night against Seabury. Photo by Jessica Ahles
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Instagram Contest Results I
n celebration of launching our Instagram feed, The Molokai Dispatch asked you to post your best shots of Molokai life for our first ever Instagram contest. You showed us your shots, and we’ve picked a winner! Congratulations to @manaegurl, capturing keiki in a fun moment
at the beach -- a photo that won her a gift certificate to Kualapu`u Cookhouse. Honorable mentions are @headmine’s downtown after-rain reflections photo and @ hi_chelssss’ statue of Hina photo. Follow us at @molokaidispatch and stay tuned for future contests. #happyinstagramming!
Gift of Dictionaries Pg. 3
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Keeping the Lead
MHS girls paddle first in MIL race By Jessica Ahles | Staff Writer
he Molokai girls varsity paddlers took their first Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) victory of the season last month. The crew -- Kelsie Tanabe-Espiritu, Heather Place, Oli’i Hernandez, Waipuna Paleka, Chelsea Pua’a and Hi’ilani Kanuha -- crossed the half-mile finish line at 4 minutes, 44.25 seconds. King Kekaulike placed a close second at 4:45.79 and Seabury third at 4:50.38. “We’re standing a hair ahead everyone [in the league],” said coach Tania Kaholoa`a. “These girls have been together for a few years…now is their time.” Molokai placed second in their first race of the season earlier in December at Ka Lae Pohaku. Finishing six seconds behind Seabury—almost a boat’s length of time, according to Kaholoa`a. She said she noticed the girls were paddling hard but not smooth, causing the canoe to nod in the water. “They get so excited as the flag
goes down, they just start to throw their bodies forward, slam their paddles forward and pull with all their might,” said Kaholoa`a. “We took away all the bouncing movement and focused more on the twist of the body than throwing it forward.” Kaholoa`a said since Molokai has shown what they can do in competition, now they need to continue working hard in and out of the water to protect their standing. “We haven’t stopped practicing because once you win…[other teams] watch everything you do,” she said. “We cannot let our guard down and we need to try to stay up there.” The Farmers will compete in three more MIL races with the top three teams moving on to state championships. The next race will take place this weekend, once again at Kahului Harbor. “If we come in first or second in the next race, we’re guaranteed to go to states,” said Kaholoa`a. “But we just want to strive for a good record.”
Boys Basketball: Molokai vs. Seabury By Jessica Ahles | Staff Writer
olokai High School boys basketball opened their season last Friday night against Seabury. The Barn shook as the crowd roared and stamped with excitement during their first game of two last weekend. The Farmers came close to take to take the lead, however Seabury pulled ahead at the final buzzer with a score of 59 to 51. High scorers of the night were sophomore Jordan Boswell making 8
points and senior David Rapanot sinking 23. “We did well, but there are a lot of things we need to improve on… [like] passing,” said Molokai coach Carl Adolpho Jr. after the game. Play continued Saturday, with Seabury taking the victory 47-30. The Farmers’ next game is scheduled Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10 and 11, on Lanai. Friday’s game will begin at 7 p.m. and play will continue Saturday at noon.
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basketball Continued From pg. 1 fort of the defense and they put themselves in a good position to get some good scores,” said DeRouin. Last weekend’s game was also the girls’ senior night, as the remainder of the season will be played off island. “We’re really close, we’re all like a family” said senior Taylor Keliihoomalu, sharing her favorite part of the season so far. When asked what she will miss most about Farmer basketball after the season, she said, “the girls.” Over the next few weeks, the Molokai girls are scheduled for a second match up with Seabury as well as
hawaiian Continued From pg. 1 FAA to finalize the process but we do not have a timeframe for completion,” said Croyle, adding that the new service will begin within one month of receiving the certification. Ohana by Hawaiian will use ATR 42 twin turboprop aircraft, owned
house. Also learn about the past, present and future of a global industry that included textiles, building materials, food products, bio-plastics, auto parts and more. The film will be shown on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Kalaniana`ole Hall at 6 p.m. The documentary lasts 52 minutes. Complimentary GMO-free dinner will be served and a talk story session with Director/Producer, Linda Booker, to follow. For more information visit bringingithomemovie.com or contact Mercy Ritte at theMOMhui@gmail.com Event sponsored/supported by Hemp History Week, Sust`ainable Molokai, the MOM hui, Hawaii SEED, OLA Molokai, Barking Deer Farm and `Aina Boy Poi.
Lanai, and the MIL Championships are just around the corner on Jan. 23-25. But DeRouin said his team need not get too comfortable with their game. “Seabury is a very good team and we can’t take our record for granted,” he said. “Everything depends on the MIL championship.” DeRouin said so far this season, he’s enjoyed working with the girls and they are constantly growing as athletes. He said if they continue to work hard on the court, he’s confident they should be able to make it to the state championships. “We thank the support of the Molokai community through this stretch of home games,” said DeRouin. “Now all of our games are on the road and it’s difficult to win on the road but our mindset is to win the MIL champ and we’re going to work hard to get there.”
by a Hawaiian subsidiary company and operated by Idaho-based Empire Airlines. The company has signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with Hawaiian to maintain and fly the aircraft. Pacific Business News reported that two ATRs will be in operation, with a third on reserve. “We look forward to connecting Molokai residents with convenient daily service to Honolulu,” said Croyle.
Nominations for Mayor’s Small Business Awards Maui County News Release
The Mayor’s Small Business Awards honor outstanding small businesses in our community, and nomination forms are now available for the upcoming awards. “Small businesses are the true job generators, and owners risk a great deal to open their doors, create jobs, grow and stimulate our economy,” Mayor Alan Arakawa said. “Maui County is fortunate to have many successful small businesses that are known for their entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and ingenuity. I look forward to honoring them through this awards program.” Annual 2014 Mayor’s Small Business Awards are announced jointly by the mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED) and the Maui Chamber of Commerce. Nomination forms are available at the Kuha`o Business Center on Molokai and online at mauicounty. gov/MCBRC, at mauichamber.com, as well as via Facebook on the OED and Maui Chamber of Commerce Facebook pages. The deadline for nominations is noon on Tuesday, Feb. 11. This year, in honor of the late Annette Pau`ole-Ahakuelo of Molokai, there is also a special award being given in her name, open to Molokai businesses only. To be eligible for the awards, businesses must have 100 or fewer employees and a Hawaii General Excise Tax license for no fewer than two years. Criteria include business leadership in a changing economic environment, a quality work environment for employees,
the aloha spirit and exemplary customer service, partnerships with other sectors of the community, and other exceptional qualities or traits. This year’s event includes six award categories and one honorary award: • Exceptional Small Business of the Year (10 or fewer employees) • Exceptional Small Business of the Year (11 to 35 employees) • Exceptional Small Business of the Year (36 to 100 employees) • Outstanding Non-Profit Business (100 or fewer employees) • Young Small Business Person of the Year (under age 40 as of Feb. 26, 2014) • Lifetime Achievement Award (for any individual doing business in Maui County for more than 20 years with the same for-profit company) • The Annette Pau`ole-Ahakuelo Honorary Award (for a Molokai Business). All nominees and winners will be showcased in the media and honored at an awards dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Waikapu Ballroom of the King Kamehameha Golf Club. “Maui’s small businesses are at the heart of our community,” said Maui Chamber of Commerce President Pamela Tumpap. “We look forward to giving them well-deserved credit and honoring their tremendous accomplishments and investment in our community.” For more information about nominations, please contact the Maui County Business Resource Center at 873-8247 or the Maui Chamber of Commerce at 244-0081.
3-Yr Entrepreneurial Development Project ONABEN News Release
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The Kuha’o Business Center and ONABEN - Our Native American Business Network, will partner for the next three years to provide entrepreneurial training to the island of Molokai. Trainings are made possible by a grant provided by the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) and allows the local Office of Economic Development to partner with the Portland-based, national nonprofit to work with area citizens on business development initiatives three times per year. An orientation to the project will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Conference Room at Kulana Oiwi in Building D, across from Coconut Grove. “We are so excited to partner with the Kuha’o Business Center and to provide these services to the local business community,” said Veronica Hix, Executive Director of ONABEN. “The orientation to the project is our way of including local entrepreneurs and small business owners in the planning process of our work here.
The orientation will act as the platform from which our technical assistance program will be built around.” According to Hix, business development workshops will focus on the unique needs of the Molokai business community. The three-year program will address business development issues identified in the orientation. There is no cost to take part in the training program and all interested entrepreneurs are welcome. “The Kuha’o Business Center has seen first-hand the capacity and skill of ONABEN to administer a project like this in partnership with our community,” said Jennifer Hawkins, Small Business Specialist at the Kuha’o Business Center. “In 2013, participants in the Indianpreneurship training offered by ONABEN here on island were excited and refreshed with the positive experience offered by Veronica and her team. These workshops are motivational, high energy, and hands-on to inspire creativity and success.” If you are interested in attending or more information, contact Hawkins at 808-553-8100.
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Bonus Benefits of Exercise By Jon Mikami, RPh, and Kelly Go, RPh | Molokai Drugs You’ve been hearing about the benefits of exercise for a long time: Weight control, chronic disease management, stronger muscles and bones, to name a few. But the list of exercise benefits just keeps getting longer. If you could package these benefits in a pill, you might have a multi-million dollar product! Maybe these less-touted benefits will offer the motivation you need to make exercise a regular part of your daily routine. 1. Improve your immune system. Seem like you catch every bug in the book? Maybe exercise can help. Researchers are finding that as little as 30 to 45-minute brisk walks five times a week can greatly boost your immune system. It does this by increasing the levels of natural killer cells that fight off infections such as colds or the flu. 2. Influence aging. Early research indicates that exercise may partly reverse the aging process caused by stress. How do we know this? Shorter telomeres are a sign of aging, and researchers have found that exercise lengthens them. Telomere is a fancy name for the strands of DNA at the tips of chromosomes. 3. Enhance your mood. Exercise can improve self-confidence, distract you from negative thoughts and help you feel fitter. Increasing body temperature may have a calming effect. Exercise also releases brain chemicals that may relieve tension and ease depression and anxiety. Some studies have even shown that exercise may be as effective as an antidepressant. 4. Boost your brain. Exercise increases growth factors in the brain, which help the brain make new brain cells and new connections between them. This may enhance memory, attention, and concentration, helping with learning.
Some studies have even begun to show a link between exercise and grades on math and reading tests. But the benefits aren’t limited to kids in school. Exercise may also greatly reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia. 5. Sleep better. A recent poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation uncovered some interesting connections to exercise. Those who exercised—no matter what time of day—reported better sleep than those who didn’t, even when they slept the same length of time. Sedentary people were also about twice as likely to be sleepy during the day and were more likely to have sleep apnea, a disorder that interrupts breathing while you’re asleep. So how much exercise do you need to reap benefits like these? Experts recommend getting at least two hours and 30 minutes each week of moderately intense aerobic activity or one hour and 15 minutes weekly of vigorous aerobic exercise. It’s best to combine this with muscle strengthening two times a week. Remember, short stretches of physical activity throughout the day can bring many of the same advantages as a structured Na Pu’uwai gym workout. How easy is it to walk down Kaunakakai Wharf and back? Or, do you have time to do a few sit-ups and pushups during commercials of Hawaii News Now or your favorite sitcom? Maybe parking your car at the other end of Kaunakakai while you do your post office errands? A few minutes each day of exercise add up and will give you healthy Molokai living. From all of us at Molokai Drugs, have a healthy and productive 2014. As always, we are here to help. Please see any of our pharmacy staff or call us at 553-5790.
Gift of Dictionaries By Alison Place Rotary Clubs and other civic groups throughout the nation donate the funds to provide dictionaries to third graders in their respective cities. Aptly called The Dictionary Project, the goal of the program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary, according to the project’s website. More than 130 Molokai third graders were the recipients of this gift from the Kihei Rotary Club. On Dec. 19, Stuart Karlan, President of the Kihei Rotary Club, caught the morning Molokai Ferry from Lahaina to Molokai and personally distributed dictionaries to the students at Kaunakakai, Kilohana, Kualapu`u and Maunaloa. Karlan was enchanted by the students at each school. Shortly after passing out each dictionary, he encouraged each student to write their name in the space under the statement, “This dictionary belongs to…” ensuring they understood the dictionary was theirs to keep. “The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come,” states The Dictionary Project website. “Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn, so we en-
courage our sponsors to give dictionaries each year to children in the third grade.” The students were excited about receiving these early Christmas presents. Most of them were unaware that the dictionaries provided more than spelling and definitions. Karlan “walked” them through the dictionaries, showing them where they could find interesting facts like the longest word in the English language (1,909 letters!). Some students were intrigued by the Braille and the American Manual Alphabet (sign language) alphabets. Others were surprised to see that the dictionaries contained biographies of all 44 presidents, information about all 50 states, and the solar system, the U.S. Constitution, and maps of the world. “We can do our homework with this!” cried RJ Kaili-Kalua from Mr. O’Brien’s class at Kaunakakai School. Reina Cabanting patted her dictionary and said softly, “This is cool.”
Come Back to School! UHMC Molokai News Release Are you ready to make a change in your life? Do you want to go back to school, but aren’t sure how? The staff at University of Hawaii Maui College (UHMC) Molokai may be able to help you see how affordable and attainable a college education can be. Maui College, Molokai offers “A world of knowledge here at home.” We have certificates and degrees in the fields of Agriculture, Hawaiian Studies, Business Careers, Human Services, Nursing, Liberal Arts and pathways to four year degrees. These are two of the classes offered this coming semester:
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UH Maui College, Molokai is pleased to offer Principles of Marketing 120. This is a live class on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. in room 107. By successfully completing Marketing 120 you will have earned a Certificate in Marketing from the UH system. The first day of instruction is on MonIntroduction to Geographic day Jan. 13. Don’t delay, make the decision Information Systems to invest in yourself and register today! Our UH Maui College, Molokai will be office hours are Monday thru Friday from 8 conducting a course on Introduction to a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call (808) 553-4490.
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When he was 12 years old, he locked himself in his room for days and immersed himself in mathematical investigations. When he emerged, he had figured out on his own some of Euclid’s fundamental theorems about geometry. Eventually, he became a noted mathematician. I see the coming weeks as prime time to do something like the young Pascal did: Seal ARIES (March 21-April 19): You can blame it on the com- yourself away from other people’s opinions about who you’re ing full moon. You can blame it on the gorgeous storm or supposed to be, and explore the themes that will be crucial the epic dream or the haunting song or the suffering you’re for the person you are becoming. struggling to vanquish. All I ask is that you don’t blame it on the alcohol. OK? If you’re going to do wild and brave and un- SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In 1609, Dutch sea explorer expected things, make sure they are rooted in your vigorous Henry Hudson sailed to America and came upon what we response to primal rhythms, not in a drunken surrender to now call Coney Island. Back then it was a barren spit of sand weakness or ignorance. I’m all for you losing your oppressive whose main inhabitants were rabbits. But it was eventually turned into a dazzling resort -- an “extravagant playground,” self-control, but not the healthy kind of self-control. according to the documentary film Coney Island. By the TAURUS (April 20-May 20): When is the last time you early 20th century, there were three sprawling amusement did an experiment? I’m not talking about scientific tests and parks packed into its two square miles of land, plus “a forest trials that take place in a laboratory. I’m referring to real-life of glittering electric towers, historical displays, freak shows, a experiments, like when you try out an unfamiliar experience simulated trip to the moon, the largest herd of elephants in to see if it appeals to you . . . or when you instigate a change the world, and panoramas showing the Creation, the End of in your routine to attract unpredictable blessings into your the World, and Hell.” I mention this, Scorpio, because 2014 sphere. Now would be an excellent time to expose yourself could feature your very own Henry Hudson moment: a time to a few what-ifs like that. You’re overdue to have your eyes when you will discover virgin territory that will ultimately become an extravagant playground. opened, your limits stretched, and your mind blown. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): To help take the edge off the darkness you have been wrestling with, I offer you these lines from a poem by Kay Ryan: “The day misspent, / the love misplaced, / has inside it / the seed of redemption. / Nothing is exempt / from resurrection.” In other words, Gemini, whatever has disappeared from your life will probably return later in a new form. The wrong turns you made may lead you to a fresh possibility. Is that what you want? Or would you prefer that the lost things stay lost, the dead things stay dead? Make a decision soon.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows,” said 19th-century social reformer Henry Ward Beecher. That might be an accurate assessment for most people, but I don’t think it will be true for you Sagittarians in the foreseeable future. Your animal intelligence will be working even better than usual. Your instinctual inclinations are likely to serve as reliable guides to wise action. Trust what your body tells you! You will definitely be clever enough to be a crow.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Human beings are often unable to receive because we do not know what to ask for,” says the writer Malidoma Somé in his book Water and Spirit. “We are sometimes unable to get what we need because we do not know what we want.” With that in mind, Cancerian, hear my two pleas: first, that in the next six weeks, you will work diligently to identify the goodies you want most; and second, that you will cultivate your capacity to receive the goodies you want most by refining your skill at asking for them.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Can you guess what combination of colors makes the most vivid visual impact? Psychologists say it’s black on yellow. Together they arrest the eye. They command attention. They activate a readiness to respond. According to my reading of the astrological omens, this is the effect you can and should have in the coming weeks. It’s time for you to draw the best kind of attention to yourself. You have a right and a duty to galvanize people with the power of your presence. Whether you actually wear yellow clothes with black highlights is optional as long as you cultivate a similar potency.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Julia Morgan (1872-1957) was the first woman licensed as an architect in California. She designed over 700 buildings in the course of her brilliant career, and thrived both financially and artistically. One key to her success was her humility. “Don’t ever turn down a job because it’s beneath you,” she advised. That’s a helpful message for you to hear, Leo. It applies to the work-related opportunities you may be invited to take on, as well as the tasks that your friends, associates, and loved ones ask you to consider. You can’t possibly know ahead of time how important it might ultimately be to apply yourself conscientiously to a seemingly small assignment. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): One of Beethoven’s music teachers said, “As a composer, he is hopeless.”When Thomas Edison was a kid, a teacher told him he was “too stupid to learn anything.” Walt Disney worked at a newspaper when he was young, but his editor fired him because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” I’m sure there was a person like that in your past -- someone who disparaged and discouraged you. But I’m happy to report that 2014 will be the best year ever for neutralizing and overcoming that naysayer’s curse. If you have not yet launched your holy crusade, begin now. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): As a child, French philosopher and writer Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) loved math. But his father, who homeschooled him, forced him to forego math and concentrate on studying the humanities. Blaise rebelled.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I’m guessing that in a metaphorical sense, you’ve been swallowed by a whale. Now you’re biding your time in the beast’s belly. Here’s my prediction: You will be like the Biblical Jonah, who underwent a more literal version of your experience. The whale eventually expelled him, allowing him to return to his life safe and sound -- and your story will have the same outcome. What should you do in the meantime? Here’s the advice that Dan Albergotti gives in his poem “Things to Do in the Belly of the Whale.”“Count the ribs,” he says. “Look up for blue sky through the spout. Make small fires with the broken hulls of fishing boats. Practice smoke signals. Call old friends. Organize your calendar. Dream of the beach. Review each of your life’s ten million choices. Find the evidence of those before you. Listen for the sound of your heart. Be thankful that you are here, swallowed with all hope, where you can rest and wait.” PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): How do you like your tests? Short, intense, and dramatic? Or leisurely, drawn-out, and low-pressure? Here’s another question: Do you prefer to pick out the tests you take, making sure they’re good fits for the precise lessons you want to master? Or do you find it more exciting and adventurous to let fate determine what unpredictable tests get sent your way? Ruminate about these matters, Pisces. You’re due for a nice big test sometime soon, and it’s in your interest to help shape and define how everything unfolds.
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Holidays in Kalaupapa By Father Pat Killilea | St Francis, Kalaupapa
I heard the voices approaching. So I got to my feet and went to the front door. They were coming through the entrances onto the church lawn wearing strange red head gear and armed with torches. My heart began to race. Oh my Lord, they were coming to take me away. My goose was cooked and Christmas had not even arrived yet. I had to face the music. Then... they broke into song: “Away in a manger, no crib for a bed…” They had indeed come to take me away, as they began the annual community carol singing evening. So I grabbed my red shirt and joined the merry band. As is the tradition here in Kalaupapa, we visited the homes of our patient residents and turned our vocal cords loose to serenade them with Christmas music. Here at St. Francis, we celebrated our first Christmas Mass at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The church had been transformed spectacularly the previous weekend by our devoted members aided by some kindly visitors. Our visiting choir from St John Vianney in Kailua filled the church with heavenly hymns as we celebrated the birth of Christ the Savior. After Mass our faithful friends from St John Vianney treated us to a fabulous dinner in Damien Hall. The celebration continued through
New Year’s Eve, when the one and only Edwin Lelepali always puts on a great meal here in the shadow of those great, green-clad pali. We gathered as a community at McVeigh Hall to celebrate our life together in 2013 and to look with hope to the new year ahead. Lelepali did not disappoint us. He and Kahu Richard Matsushita with Mrs. Matsushita put on a splendid meal... and I made sure to honor them by going for seconds. Then the fun began. It has been the tradition to follow up the dinner with an amateur night showcasing all our local talent -- our version of America’s Got Talent. There was some great singing as well as musical renditions, poetry recitation, legendary storytelling, hula dancing and comedy skits. By the time I got up to do my best presentation of Eamon Kelly’s “The Looking Glass,” some of the gathering had become well acquainted with Mr. Heineken and Miss Corona, so audience participation was flowing freely. About 10 p.m. I bade farewell to those who were still having a great time and mentioned that I would be available for confession the next morning for those who might have partied a little too much. It had been a great celebration that night for all of us here in Kalaupapa. And yes, Kalaupapa has talent. We are blest and we need to go tell it on the mountain.
Fire Ants May Be Coming By Lori Buchanan | MoMISC The stinging little fire ant has been detected on hapuu ferns being sold at several garden stores and big box retail outlets on Maui and Oahu, according to the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (DOA) on Dec. 31. The ferns originated from Hawaii Island. The Molokai/Maui Invasive Species Committee (MoMISC) continues to strongly urge Molokai residents not to import plants from Hawaii Island due to the current little fire ant (LFA)and coqui frog infestations there. Also to be aware that coqui frogs and LFA will hitchhike on other goods such as household items, vehicles and on you! Originally from South America, LFA is considered among one of the world’s worst invasive species. LFA are tiny ants, measuring 1/16th inch long and are pale orange in color. LFA move slowly, unlike the Tropical Fire Ant, which is established in Hawaii and move quickly and are larger with a larger head in proportion to its body. LFA can produce painful stings and large red welts and may cause blindness in pets and livestock. They can build up very large colonies on the ground, in trees and other vegetation and completely overrun a property. They will also freely move into homes. DOA is advising those who recently purchased hapuu logs or planters to contain the logs by placing them in a plastic
or garbage bag and seal it securely. You should contact the nearest HDOA office as soon as possible. The most cost effective means of controlling invasive species is prevention. Preventing invasive pests from establishing themselves on Molokai is key. Once an invasive species becomes established it may become too cost prohibitive to control and everyone loses. To report an invasive species on Molokai, call the MoMISC office at 5535236 ext. 6585 and leave a message. You can also call the Oahu pest hotline toll free at 1-800-468-4644. In recent years, MoMISC has intercepted coqui frogs on Molokai arriving on shipments of plants, roofing material and a vehicle which originated from Hawaii Island. Molokai has no agricultural inspector to inspect arriving shipments of goods to Molokai. The hope has always been that goods arriving on Molokai are “clean” and free of pest species and that shippers of high risk goods have done all they can to eliminate potential threats before shipping. While many suppliers of goods do their best to ensure their goods are pest free when they leave their facility, goods are held at “open” ports that could unknowingly harbor pest that could reinfest (hitchhike) on goods arriving on Molokai. Please help MoMISC to keep invasive pests from establishing on Molokai.
Police Report December 2013 December 2 In Custody: Kalilikane, Clarence Jr.; 38; Kaulaaha; Pro Det I, Proh Acts Drug Arrested and Released: Kalilikane, Clarence Jr.; 38; Kaulaaha; Abuse of Family - Physical
December 9 Kaili, Kevin; 37; Kaunakakai; Assault III; Place to In Custody: Keep Firearm Loaded; Terroristic Threatening I Obrien, Michael J.; 46; Kaunakakai; Violate December 17 Conditions of Release on Bail Arrested and Released: December 10 Paleka, Jason; 40; Kaunakakai; Failure to Appear Arrested and Released: Starkey, Sadie L.; 32; Kamalo Camp; Pro/Dang/ December 18 Arrested and Released: Drugs III, Pro/Acts/Drug/Para December 4 Starkey, Sadie L.; 32; Kamalo Camp; Pro/Dang/ Joao, Lawrence; 61; Kaunakakai; Theft IV Arrested and Released: Drugs III; Pro/Acts/Drug/Para December 28 Bali, Benjamin; 73; Kaunakakai; Disorderly Arrested and Released: Conduct December 13 Pa, Kawika H.M.; 28; Kaunakakai; Pro/Dang/ December 6 Arrested and Released: Drug III, Pro/Acts/Drug/Para Arrested and Released: Colon, John; 34; Hoolehua; Place to Keep Pa, Kawika H.M.; 28; Kaunakakai; Com/Pro/ Vendiola, Nelito; 34; Hoolehua; Theft of Ammo; Pro Det III, Pro Dang III, Proh Acts Drug Mari II, Pro/Det/Drug III, Pro/Dang/Drug III, Pro/ Livestock December 14 Acts/Drug/Para Vendiola, Jolambereen; 43; Hoolehua; Theft In Custody: of Livestock December 31 Escobar, Tiare; 27; Kaunakakai; Violate December 7 In Custody: Conditions of Release on Bail Arrested and Released: Makekeau, Kalapana; 24; Kaunakakai; Burglary Mollena, Pohaiklani; 29; Hoolehua; Pro Det Makekau, Dana; 28; Maunaloa; Contempt III, PRO Dang III (2 counts), Proh Acts Drug (2 I; Theft IV of Court counts), Contempt of Court (3 counts) Arrested and Released: All information obtained via public records at the Molokai Police Department
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Kawela Stream Mud For many months we have been wondering why someone is erecting a concrete barrier in the Kawela Stream. Following the heavy downpour of Wednesday night, we see that the barrier is intended to divert mud onto the highway so that it can flow into the makai-side houses there. Very effective. The Kawela Stream would gladly dump its contents into the ocean
if only the sand-barrier on the beach were breached before the flood arrives. When the wet weather promises to come along, get a crew down there and a machine to clear a path to the sea. Do it before it rains. Much cheaper. Kevin Brown
Operation Christmas Child A big mahalo to everyone who helped with Operation Christmas Child 2013. I cannot begin to express my thanks for the overwhelming support of this program. Your generous donations and hours volunteered allowed the island of Molokai to send 503 Christmas shoeboxes filled with gifts and toys to the children of Nepal. Thank you for all the churches who participated, especially, Heart of Aloha, Kaunakakai Baptist Church, Calvary Chapel Molokai, and Molokai Baptist Church. Thank you for the many businesses and agencies that participated: Department of Health, TSA, Department of Education, Kamoi Snack n Go, Molokai Drugs, Molokai Community Health, Molokai General Hospital, Kualapuu Elemen-
tary School, Kaunakakai Elementary School, Molokai High LEO Club. Thank you so much to Makoa Trucking and Young Brothers for donating shipping of the boxes to Honolulu. Thank you to the many people who volunteered to help collect and pack the shoeboxes: Dana Kaahanui, Olu Woolsey, Minky Hoopai, Robert and Jocelyn Collier, Harley and Janelle Tancayo, Randy Manley, Dan Sterner, Nakoa Kaahanui, Liko Wallace, Kiralyn Arinoki, Anthony Lopez, Jane Woolsey, Lei, Kaleikini Kelly Go, Kim Svetin, Kathryn Inouye, Cameron and Jacque Hiro, Jr and Luana Alcon, Diane Abraham, and Debbie Spencer. Mahalo Nui Loa! Julia De George
Auwe Whoever stole the Mid Nite Inn sign in November, please return. Call 5535740. Cash reward for assistance in returning the sign. Phillip Kikukawa
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GMO - a Powerful Technology? Dr. Karpiak, I was dismayed and disappointed by the rhetoric you submitted to the Dispatch recently. For you to allege that those on the island oppose GMOs for undisclosed reasons is ludicrous and seems disingenuous. I believe there has been much specificity to the concerns and opposition raised. Have you actually listened and read the concerns? And to say that the concerns expressed are anti-science is both deceptive and absurd. Rather, it seems to me these large chemical companies – for that is their foundation rather than agriculture -- have manipulated the political and legal systems to circumvent serious scientific scrutiny and caution. Rather than debate whether GMSs are the saving grace of mankind or its bane, let me suggest a couple of ideas that seem fair and common sense. One concern raised is about the concurrent use of large amounts of pesticides in the scheme of GMO production and use. I think there is no doubt that this poses at least some degree of risk to the area in proximity of the pesticide use. I would propose that it would be
reasonable to require that there be full disclosure of all pesticides used and when and in what quantities they are to be applied. This would be consistent with regulation of controlled substances in other industries. Secondly, I also believe it would be fair and reasonable to require that foods which contain ingredients made from or containing GMOs be so labeled in the same manner that all other food ingredients and additives are. Let the consumer decide if they want to risk eating these untested “food” products. Lastly, I think that the whole idea of patenting living things is absurd and little more than another scheme by large corporations to reap increasingly larger profits at the expense of everyone else and this practice should be revoked and banned. Leave that area to God and let the higher power hold the patents to life. Let’s have an honest frank respectful conversation about this topic! You call GMO research and industry advances. I respectfully beg to differ. Levie Yamazaki-Gray
Makahiki Grant Ka Molokai Makahiki, Inc. would like to announce that we are the recipient of The Office of Hawaiian Affairs 2013 ‘Ahahui Events Grant which will support our 2014 Ka Molokai Makahiki events Jan. 23-25, 2014 in the amount of $8,200 as well as the 2014 Molok’i Keiki
Expo event on Jan. 18, in the amount of $6,000. Without grants from OHA and other stakeholders, these events on Molokai would not be possible. Mahalo! Ka Molokai Makahiki Board
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T Papa Oli (Chanting) 4:30 – 5:30 Svaroopa Yoga with Connie Clews m Home Pumehana, 7:45-9:30 a.m. T Home Pumehana, 5:15-7 p.m. Th Kualapu`u Rec Center, 5:15-7 p.m. F Home Pumehana, 7:45-9:30 a.m. Call 553-5402 for info. Yoga Class open to students, families and the community. TH Kilohana cafeteria from 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Yoga class focused on individual form, internal practice, Call Karen at 558-8225 for info Aikido Class at Soto mission behind Kanemitsu Bakery. m, W, F, 5-6 p.m. 552-2496 or visit FriendlyAikido.com Quit Smoking Na Pu’uwai Program Learn ways to quit with less cravings. mondays 11:45 a.m. Na Pu’uwai conference room. 560-3653. Individual sessions available. Aloha Wednesday - Drop by and receive your weekly dose of energy Healing in the Pu’uwai of Kaunakakai @ Kalele Bookstore - 3:30 to 4:30. Hosted by: Zelie Duvauchelle: 558-8207
► Hemp Documentary Film Premier of “Bringing it Home” at 6 p.m. at Kalaniana`ole Hall. Dinner will follow
THUrSDAY, JAN 9 ► VFW Monthly Meeting. Veterans of Foreign Wars post 3870 monthly meeting will be held from 12:30 p.m. at the home of Jesse Church. Call 553-3323 for info.
► Gathering of God’s Girls from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Palau Park in Kalae. Praise, worship and potluck. Call 646-1256 for more info.
mONDAY, JAN 13 ► First day of Instruction for University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai.
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► Native Hawaiian Scholarship Workshops will be held by UH for those interestFrIDAY, JAN 10 ed in college education and how to obtain scholarships and financial aid. Wed, Jan. 15, ► ONABEN Orientation for a 3 Year Etrepreneurial Development Project will 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kulana `Oiwi. be held from 4 - 8 p.m. at the OHA Confer- ► 2014 Goodwill Basketball Tournament ence room at Kulana Oiwi. Call Kuhao Busi- on Jan. 17-19. Registration and $200 fee per ness Center at 553-8100 for more info. team due Jan. 10. Call 553-5141 for more info.
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mOLOKAI HIGH ScHOOL
► Enrollment To enroll at Molokai High School please go call Lori Kaiama at 567-6950 ext. 228 or Julia De George at ext. 229 to set up an appointment for enrollment. Please go to the following
Na Kupuna Hotel molokai, Fridays 4-6 p.m. Na Ohana Hoaloha music & Hula, Paddlers, Sun. 3-5 p.m. Aunty Pearl’s Ukulele Class W Home Pumehana, 9-10 a.m. F Home Pumehana, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Open to all. For more info call 553-5402
Alu Like Kupuna mon & Thurs, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. OHA/DHHl. Wed, 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Lanikeha. 1st and 2nd Tues. each month at mAC Special field trips on Fridays. AA Hot bread meeting, Tues. & Fri from 9-10 p.m. Kaunakakai Baptist Church. 336-0191 Kingdom of Hawaii II monthly meetings. Third Thursday of every month, 6-8 p.m. at Kaunakakai Gym conference room. AA meeting mana`e meeting, Ka Hale Po maikai SPOrTS & recreATION Oﬃce upstairs (13.5 miles east of Kaunakakai on the recreational Paddling with Wa`akapaemua Canoe mauka side of the road), Wed. & Sat. 5:30–6:30p.m. Club. Call 553-3999 or 553-3530. All levels and abilities Al-Anon meeting mondays, Grace episcopal Church in welcome. Ho`olehua, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Th 7:30 to 8:30 am at Hale Wa`akapaemua. Alcoholics Anonymous Friendly Isle Fellowship molokai General Hospital (around to the back please), Pick-up Soccer mon. & Thurs. 7-8 p.m. W Duke maliu Regional Park., 5pm Female Sexual Abuse meetings, Seventh Day molokai Archery club Indoor Shoot Adventist Church with a group of inter-denominational TH mitchell Pauole Center, 7 p.m. Open to public. Christian women. Second and fourth Thursday of each Youth in motion SUP, sailing, windsurfing and month at 6 p.m. For more info, call 553-5428. kayaking. Tues. & Thurs 3:30-5:30 p.m., malama I Aloha molokai, alternative energy solutions for Park. Call Clare Seeger mawae at 553-4477 or clare@ molokai. First monday of every month, 6 pm at Kulana youthinmotion.org
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molokai Swim club m, T, W, Th : Cooke memorial Pool, 4:30 to 6 pm
Hawaii DOE website to see what documents will be needed for enrollment. doe.k12.hi.us/register/index.htm
East 2 Expanded Rural Shuttle Service
Oiwi. Go to IAlohamolokai.com for schedule or location changes. Living through Loss, Support group for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Third Thursday of every month at 10 -11:30 a.m. or 4:30 -6 p.m. at Hospice Oﬃce in Kamoi Center. Call Barbara Helm at 336-0261. molokai Humane Society meets the third Tuesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Kaunakakai Gym Conference Room molokai Inventors circle meets Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. at the Kuha’o Business Center. Contact John Wordin at 553-8100 for info Narcotics Anonymous (No Fear meeting) Tuesdays and Thursdays at Kaunakakai Ball Field dugout, 8 to 9 a.m.Open meeting. For more info, call Rodney at 213-4603. Plein Air molokai - Art Outdoors First Fri & Sat. Third Thursdays. Work on your art with others inspired by nature. All levels welcome! This is not an instructor led class. Contact Heather (808) 658-0124 or firstname.lastname@example.org ArtAloha! Keiki - Weds Nov 6- Dec 18 from 2-3 p.m, 3-4 p.m, 4-5 p.m. email email@example.com or call Heather 658-0124 molokai community children’s council every second Thursday. Home Pumehana, 2:30-4 p.m. 567-6308 Read to me at molokai Public Library First Wednesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call 553-1765 molokai Walk marketplace Arts and Crafts Fair down the lane between Imports Gifts and Friendly market, mon. & Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. mAc ceramics class at Coﬀees of Hawaii. 9 - 11 a.m. 24 HOUR SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE 808-213-5522
ing for individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease on Sat, Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kulana Oiwi. Call 560-3654 for more info. ► 10th Annual Keiki Expo at Mitchell Pauole on Sat, Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon. Books, door prizes, keiki ID, keiki zumba, food booths, entertainment. Call 553-3224 or 658-0104 for more information. ► Navigating Through Your Child’s Individual Educational Plan Workshop will be held Jan. 23 from 5 -7 p.m. atthe OHA Conference Room. RSVP to Shreve Naki at 553-4225 ► Hospice Hawaii Volunteer Training on Fri and Sat, Jan 24 & 25. Help families gain control of their lives. Call the oﬃce at (808) 553-4310 for more information. ► Makahiki 2014 on Jan 23-25. Lecture and lomi lomi workshop Thurs, Jan 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Every second Saturday, we can help you get rid of unwanted junk and treasures. Call us at Coffees Espresso Bar for more info, 567-9490 ext. 27.
at Kulana Oiwi. Adult Decathalon on Fri, Jan 24 at 6 p.m. at Kaunakakai Ball Park. Registration at 5:30. Ceremonies, competition and ho`olaulea on Sat, Jan 25. Ceremonies begin 7 a.m. For more information call 646-0705 ► Molokai Community Federal Credit Union 63rd Annual Meeting on Fri, Jan. 31 at Mitchell Pauole Center at 7 p.m. Registration starts at 6 p.m. Door prizes.
8:30 am with Wa`akapaemua. Donation requested. For more info call 553-3999 or 553-3530. Upon request, special events such as weddings, scattering of ashes, etc. can be arranged.
From Puko`o Fire Station to Kaunakakai
► Visitor Paddle, Hawaiian Outrigger Cultural Puko'oExperience. Fire Kalua'aha Thursdays Kilohana 7:30 St. to Joseph Kawela Hotel Mkk / MCC / MPC / ► Free Monthly Rummage Sale. Route Station Estates School Church Plantation I One Ali'I Park Midnite Inn Hey molokai! Want to see your upcoming event or activity posted here -- FOR FRee? Let us know! Drop by,1-1a email or5:20 call AM us with a5:25 who, when, andAM contact5:45 information to5:50 editor@themolokaidispatch. AMwhat, 5:30 AMwhere5:35 AM AM 5:55 AM com or call 552-2781. Calendar items are community events with fixed dates, please keep between 20-30 words; community bulletin items are ongoing or fl exible events, please keep 50-60 1-2a 6:55 AM 7:00 AM 7:05 AM 7:10 AM 7:20 AM 7:25 AMbetween7:30 AMwords. 1-3a 8:15 AM 8:20 AM 8:25 AM 8:30 AM 8:40 AM 8:45 AM 8:50 AM 1-4a 10:50 AM 10:55 AM 11:00 AM 11:05 AM 11:15 AM 11:20 AM 11:25 AM 1-5a 12:10 PM 12:15 PM 12:20 PM 12:25 PM 12:35 PM 12:40 PM 12:45 PM 1-6a 1:30 PM 1:35 PM 1:40 PM 1:45 PM 1:55 PM 2:00 PM 2:05 PM Kamo’i Moloka’i General Store 1-7a 3:05 PM 3:10 PM 3:15 PM 3:20 PM 3:30 PM 3:35 PM 3:40 PM Snack-n-Go 1-8a 4:40 PM 4:45 PM 4:50 PM 4:55 PM 5:05 PM 5:10 PM 5:15 PM New Bus Schedule as of January 3, 2012
The Molokai Dispatch • Jan 8, 2014 • B: (808) 553 - 4444 Fax: (808) 553-9075 | Cell: (808) 646-0837
F E AT U R E D L I S T I N G Molokai Cottage #4 2 bedroom/ 1.5 bath $199,000 (fs)
2 Kamo`i Street, Suite #1B | P.O. Box 159 Kaunakakai, HI 96748
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h omes ranch camp $260,000 (fs)
ranch camp $239,000 (fs)
Beautiful 3 bedroom/ 1.5 bath home 4 bedroom/2 bath home with a gated inside a manicured gated yard. Good driveway and ocean views ocean views. Honomuni: IN eSCROW Heights: $359,000 (fs) Unique 39’ Geodesic Dome Home. 4 bed/2 bath home in the Heights.Newly Privately located with fantastic views in remodeled with a 480sf garage all sitting the beautiful east end. on a 8,135 sf lot. maunaloa: $215,000 (fs) enjoy great ocean views in this 1,360 sf ranch camp: IN eSCROW home. 3 bed/2 bath home with a large 2 bed/1 bath home, located in a quiet neighborhood. Close to town, carport and lanai. shopping and hospital with custom Heights: $255,000(fs) rock wall entry. 1272 sf 3 bed/2 bath home. Good ocean views.
east end: $822,000 (fs)
Heights: $279,000 (fs)
Molokai Land & Homes Make it Molokai
ENCHANTING OLD HAWAII
CONDOMINIUMS • KEPUHI BEACH RESORT 2244 Oceanfront unit on top floor steps from beach. $229,000 1172 Newly remodeled unit Light & airy. $99,995
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2.280 sqft 4 bedroom, 3 bath 3 bedrooms / 2.5 bath, home in the heights. covered garage with a home. Jacuzzi, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops sitting spacious screened lanai on a large 2.5 acre plus lot Kawela beach: $775,000 (fs) A lovely 3 bed/ 1 bath home with Kualapuu: IN eSCROW 2 bedroom / 1 bath plantation separate 1 bed/ 1 bath suite. home. Located in a quiet manila camp: $169,000 (fs) neighborhood. 3 bed/1 bath home with great ocean views from the large lanai Ualapue: IN eSCROW 3 bedroom/2 bath home in beautiful east end. many Kaluakoi: $749,950 (fs) upgrades in quiet cul-de-sac. 2140 sf home on 30 acres with ocean views.
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ranch camp: $89,000 (fs)
Papohaku: $350,000 (fs)
Kepuhi beach resort: $139,000(fs)
ranch camp: $99,500 (fs)
Heights: $96,000 (fs)
molokai beach cottage #4: $199,000 (fs)
Lot #121, large parcel 21.184 acres of Great ocean views. Water meter installed. Close to schools, town and gentle sloping land. Across the street from Pophaku. hospital.
16,306 sq. ft., This is a prime commercial property, in the heart of Kaunakakai town. Commercially zoned with two installed water meters. Fenced with gate. Great opportunity.
Gently sloped lot on a quiet cul de sac.Wonderful ocean views
10,477 sf lot in the heights
Kawela: $155,000 (fs)
2 full acres, beautiful untouched land.
Halawa: $140,000 (fs)
Nice level lot. Great location. mountain side on Kam V Hwy.
Kaunakakai: $389,000 (fs)
Vacant m-2 Zoned. A high visibility industrial parcel 2.62 acres located in one of Kaunakakai’s busiest intersections. Water meter installed.
east end: $200,000 (fs)
2.001 acres of prime vacant land with water meter. Incredible mountain views!
Studio unit #2214 with loft. enjoy nice ocean views just steps away from the beach. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath beautifully landscaped. One of 10 homes on this property. Great ocean views, next to an ancient fishpond. Prices to sell.
Ke Nani Kai:$19,000(fs)
One-Sixth time specific ownership. Great ocean views in this 1 bed/ 1 bath. Furnished and well maintained. Call for more details
*Featured Property- Papohaku ranchlands Lot 132 ~ 20+ acre residential home site with
sweeping ocean views & amazing sunsets. Cool trade winds and quiet location. Offered at $199,000
• KE NANI KAI
• MOLOKAI SHORES
114 Beach & ocean view unit. 1131 One bedroom corner Good rental history. $160,000 unit recently remodeled. Neat 146 Completely remodeled &Clean. $249,900 & painted. Sold w/ high COTTAGE #2-B OCEANFRONT end furnishings. Unit is well 2B/2B unit with excellent maintained . Garden views & rental history. $450,000. private. $199,500.NeW LISTING
B-326 Top floor unit w/ Loft & sitting area. Lots of light & remodeled with new furniture $179,900. A-207 Nicely furnished wellmaintained unit with rental history. $115,000
COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL LOT IN KUALAPU`U, Located in desired neighborhood. 1 acre located on corner on Farrington Hwy. $250,000.
Jill McGowan Realtor ~ Broker ABR
• MAUNALOA VILLAGE LOTS D-97 Level lot ready to build. Nice views of the rolling ranchlands. $59,500 D-63 Top of the hill $29,900 D-17 Ocean view residential lot. $63,000 F-06 10,019 sf corner lot with ocean views. $99,900
• PAPOHAKU RANCHLANDS Lot 55 Ocean & mountain views. Close to beaches.$120,000 Lot 132 20 acre lot in Papohaku Ranchlands with sweeping ocean views. $199,000 Lot 237 Second tier oceanfront $294,850 Lot 199 Oceanfront private location close to Dixie maru Beach. $775,000.
Accredited Buyer Representative| Jill@molokailandandhomes.com 808-552-2233 Direct|808-552-2255 Office
• KAWELA PLANATAIONS Lot 54 SUPeRB 3 island views $199,000 Lot 225 on makanui Rd. Nice ocean views with partial sunrise & sunsets. $135,000 NeW LISTING
•KAUNAKAKAI 1527 Puili Place close to town w/ ocean views. $72,960 1531 Ocean view lot close to town. $87,910
• EAST END Honouliwai Bay with views of 3 islands. Survey & Deeded access available. $160,000
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REAL ESTATE: NEW
HEIGHTS - A Great Fixer Upper! Bank owned partial ocean view. 3 B/2 B on a large lot. Spacious covered lanai greatly increases outdoor enjoyment, while carport and utility shed provide storage. $198,000
S T O N E WA R E & P O R C E L A I N White stoneware slab jar with ash glaze, cobalt blue overglaze, 14 in tall.
KAWELA ON THE BEACH- 3 bedroom 2 bath oceanfront home 4 miles east of town on a large lot. $699,000
Time for new hands for the Cook House. After years of running it, owner’s want to sell. Call for more information. Business only $150,000
Private showings by appointment. Studio in Kalae. 567-6585
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KAWELA PLANTATION 217- Great ocean view from this 2 acre parcel. Very close to town. See Sunrise and Sunset from this affordable lot. Priced to sell at $114,000
KAWELA AREA - Over an acre of land on the water. Paddle in and out every day of the year!! $399,000
EAST END - Rare Find: One acre of land about 13 east of town. Large Kaiwe trees for shade and wild basil through out $145,000
EAST END - Just Listed: This cozy 3 bed/1.5 bath home in Kaluahaa for sale. Owners are licenced agents in HI. Priced to sell at $240,000
Steps to the Water’s edge. Located 3.5 miles east of town next to the Fishpond. $699,000 Our Meyer Building office has all the listing of our long term houses and condos available or a rental application.
FOR VACATION RENTALS: Call MVP @ 800-367-2984
Located in the Meyer Building oﬀ the Wharf Road: Mon - Fri 8 to 4:30 Visit www.molokai-vacation-rental.net or call our oﬃce at 553-8334
tuition stipends available!
Post Baccalaureate Certiﬁcate in Special Education A Statewide Program
Statewide Program Features
• Stipends, partially covering air travel and overnight accommodations, will be provided for required 2 faceto-face meetings.
Baccalaureate Certiﬁcate in Special Education (PB-SPED) program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, College of Education, leads to teacher licensure at the pre-k-3, k-6 or 7-12 level. Applicants choose between a mild/moderate disabilities or severe disabilities/autism emphasis. The PB-SPED is offered statewide to those with a Bachelor degree in any ﬁeld.
• Classes taught online via interactive web-based course delivery or during non-working hours.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2014 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa • College of Education • Department of Special Education 1776 University Avenue, Wist 120 • Honolulu, HI • 96822 • (808) 956-7956
Kualapu`u Cookhouse Molokai’s Eating Landmark Hwy 470 & Uwao St Kualapu`u, HI 96757
EARLY BIRD DINNER Country Fried Chicken with Rice & Mac $10.95 3 - 4 pm | Take out only
the way nature intended.
EARLY BIRD BREAKFAST Single pancake and bacon - $6.99 7 - 8 am | Dine in only
Daily Breakfast & Lunch Specials – Call for take-out – 808-567-9655
Dinner Schedule Monday 7 am - 2 pm, Tues - Sat 7 am - 8 pm Now open on Sundays from 9 am – 2 pm with breakfast all day
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Catering available - CALLkuPuna FOR INFO o moana at 6:30 Pm Breakfast: 7 am - 11 am | Lunch: All Day
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6 TO 8 PM PRIME RIB AND FRESH FISH DINNERS PA D D L E R S I N N B A R & R E S TA U R A N T
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