Archive for October, 2010

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The Healing Power of Prayer

Rev. Malcolm Miner, an Episcopalian priest, and his wife Imogene are poster people for nonagenarians. Regular work-outs, careful diets, a deep and passionate love for God and each other – life for them at 90 is full and fulfilling. Both born in 1920, Imogene says, “We call it a vintage year – it’s something we […]

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Eager To Join ‘The Machine’

It is de rigueur for political office seekers to decry those already holding some office are part of “the machine.” Most often it’s someone in the party on the outs pinning the label on people in the party holding the reins of power. But there can be irony. Charles Djou ran for Congress against the […]

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Capturing The Romance

By Larry and Elaine LaSota Owners, Profile Productions and Kaua‘i Wedding Videos Filming what could potentially be the happiest day of a couple’s life is one of the greatest perks about Larry and Elaine LaSota’s Profile Productions and Kaua’i Wedding Videos business. And several decades of experience working in Hollywood television – Larry as a […]

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Net Result: Cleaner Beaches, Safer Sea

Lost and discarded fishing nets can wreak havoc with sealife, but thanks to the ‘Net Patrol,’ beached nets will never return to the ocean The toll human activity and overzealous consumption have taken on Donkey Beach in Kapa’a is impossible to ignore. You cannot stick your toes in the sand without seeing hundreds of bottle […]

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Tranquil Views And Microbrews

The Grove Café in Waimea is a perfect example of how to take a good thing and make it better. Formerly Waimea Brewing Company restaurant and microbrewery, the restaurant reopened under its new name, The Grove Café, one year ago with an upscaled menu. The brewery, still named Waimea Brewing Co. and now the only […]

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Kaua‘i Teachers Honored As Pioneers

For their roles as pioneer educators, five retired teachers from Kaua’i flew to Honolulu to be acknowledged by the Hawaii chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an organization that promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. The five – Jo Duvauchelle, Bertha Kawakami, Maryanne Kusaka, Joanne Nakashima and Carol […]

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‘What do you like to do for Halloween?’

DIANE FUKUYAMA Retired, Lihue “I wait at home for trick-ortreaters to come around. And this year, I’m going to take my grandson Andrew Shen to the mall for its activites.”     COLEEN BADOYEN Travel director, Lihue “I live at Sun Village and we usually decorate our doors for Halloween.”     ALLEN TUMBAGA Landscaper, […]

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WAIPA KALO FESTIVAL

The Waipa Foundation hosted its two-day Waipa Kalo Festival earlier this month. The event — themed E Ola Na Iwi Ia Kakou or “to honor the traditions of our ancestors” — attracted more than 700 visitors the first day alone. Activities included recognition of kupuna kalo farmers, hands-on workshops, a loi tour, a competition for […]

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What’s Up

Wednesday October 27 COMMUNITY DV Poetry Contest Kauai Community College, 3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Wednesday-Friday, noon-1 p.m., free. Students will perform original works addressing ending domestic violence. (245-5959) Kauai Beekeeper’s Association Kauai Community College (Technology Bldg.), 3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, 6:30-8 p.m., Beekeepers, famers or bee enthusiasts can learn about Varroa Mite Prevention Strategies. (346-7725, […]

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Dream Season For Namolokama Old Boys

Here’s how someone at Hale O Lono Harbor on Molokai, in the hours leading up the Molokai Hoe, described the Grand Masters division team from Namolokama O Hanalei Canoe Club: “A bunch of backyard paddlers from the outer islands.” You don’t say. That someone had some words to eat after the “backyard boys” from Kaua’i, […]