Archive for November, 2010

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Princeville’s Murphy Is Isle’s Top Pro

I have to admit, golfing nearly 27 holes in a day at the Princeville Golf Course a few years back was by far the best experience I’ve ever had on the green stuff. The trek out to the North Shore was well worth it, especially since the weather cooperated. It’s a day Steve Murphy would […]

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Red Raiders Rope Mustangs

By MidWeek Kaua’i Staff Kaua’i High was movin’ on up in the state high school football playoffs after an exciting 17-14 quarterfinal win over Oahu’s Kalaheo High at Vidinha Stadium. The Mustangs from Kailua jumped to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, putting together a 16-play, 71-yard drive on the game’s first possession. Fifty-one […]

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Remembering Andy

By MidWeek Kaua’i Staff The words used to describe that Sunday, Nov. 14, at Hanalei Bay just begin to tell the story: Awesome, amazing, emotional, unforgettable, chick-enskin. So too do the handmade signs on the highway, such as the one below. As the surfing world in general, and the island of Kaua’i in particular, looked […]

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The Loss Of A Hero In Andy Irons

Growing up in the 1970s and early ’80s, wae all idolized several big names on the professional surfing tour. There was the unforgettable style of Australia’s Mark Richards and Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew and the smoothness of South Africa’s Shaun Tomson. But for many local boys back then, it was all about Dane Kealoha. I was […]

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WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … The Player’s Edge! MORE HAWAIIAN ties for Mirage headliner Terry Fator … Last week the guy who can sing without moving his lips tied the knot with fiancée Taylor Makakoa in the Lily of the Valley Chapel in Las Vegas. The couple got engaged on the beach at Haleiwa when […]

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A Holiday Gift Of Island Music CDs

‘Tis the season to be putting out CDs. We’ve got three albums sealed and delivered, and the artists are, in no particular order: Paul Shimomoto, Kumz (Karl Veto Baker and Michael Lanakila Casupang) and Willie K. Paul Shimomoto’s local boy charm and smooth, vocal stylings have led the way to his third solo release, All […]

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Exciting Times At The Capitol

Things are really getting exciting in the square building on South Beretania Street. A change of administration is on the horizon. It’s always exciting to see who ends up where when a change like this occurs, especially on the fifth floor. Gov. Linda Lingle has been in office for eight years. That’s a long time. […]

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What’s Ahead For Island Politicians

In my exalted position as a political columnist, political analyst and certifiable media maven, I am occasionally asked to speak to groups small and large (but mostly small to smaller after the membership has heard that I will be the speaker). I usually give my rapt audiences 20 minutes of warmed over “Mostly Politics” columns. […]

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The Ideal Printer For Busy Moms

Printers have come a long way the past few years, especially with the all-in-ones. With your busy lifestyle, having a small, good-quality allin-one printer to preserve your memories can be a life-saver, especially if you have kids. In an episode of The Talk, CBS’s new daytime show, the recently released Epson Artisan 725 was featured […]

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Local Fruits And Italian Ice

Marck and Lauren Shipley Owners, Papalani Gelato Tell us about your business. We’re the only frozen dessert company on the island that uses Kaua’i-grown fruits and other ingredients in most of what we make. We’ve made sorbet and gelato flavors out of maybe as many as 15 to 20 different fruits on the island, anything […]