Molokai Ranch accepting orders for beef
Molokai Ranch is now taking pre-orders for its 100 percent grass-fed Angus beef, available this fall.
"Molokai Ranch Beef will be served this fall in some of our most popular restaurants in Hawaii," a news release said. "We are preparing for the launch by meeting with top local chefs and restaurants that share our values of ranch to table."
Molokai Ranch Chief Executive Officer Clay Rumbaoa said in an earlier interview that the company was revitalizing ranching operations on Molokai to create a sustainable future for the company and the island. The ranch is also in the early stages of breeding top-of-the-line Wagyu beef, which a company spokesperson said will be available for market in two to three years.
While the Angus beef is not yet available in stores, residents may place orders at molokairanchbeef.com.
Red Cross in J. Walter Cameron Center
The Hawaii Red Cross has relocated its Maui office to the J. Walter Cameron Center.
The office and mailing address is now 95 Mahalani St., Conference Room 3, Wailuku 96793.
The phone number will remain the same, 244-0051.
The Red Cross is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters.
Pool locker rooms to close for face-lifts
Repair and maintenance work at the Kihei Aquatic Center in preparation for the Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships will lead to the closure of the locker room area from Monday to Aug. 8.
The work includes shower and locker room face-lifts, painting and reinstallation of pool grates in the 50-meter and training pools and painting of the bulkhead, the county news release said.
Showers and locker rooms will be closed, but portable toilets and hand-wash stations will be available. This project will not impact programs such as PALS, junior lifeguard or water aerobics, the county said.
For more information, contact Duke Sevilla at 270-6135.
Early closure slated for Molokai Landfill
The Molokai Landfill will be closing at 1 p.m. instead of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday due to manpower shortages, the Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division said.
The landfill's regular days and hours are Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The closure is necessary to meet minimum state Department of Health operating requirements of the county's solid waste permit, the division said.
Boating safety course July 13 at UH-MC
A "Safe Boating in Hawaiian Waters" course by the University of Hawaii's Hawaii Ocean Education Academy is being offered from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13 at the University of Hawaii-Maui College, Hale 218.
The course will provide boaters with the requirements for operating a vessel in state waters. The instructor will be Sam Pa'e Jr. The cost is $99. For more information, go to www.windwardcce.org/hawaii-ocean-education-academy.