Archive for February, 2011

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West Side Glory

Waimea is the place to be this week for the Waimea Heritage Days, organized by Thomas Nizo (inset, with Sherri Patrick), followed by the Waimea Town Celebration, in which Chris Faye is again involved Celebrate the West side’s plantation legacy while having a ton of fun at two different events this week It’s all about […]

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What’s Up

Wednesday February 23 CLASSES SAT Prep Island School, 3-1875 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, 5-6:30 p.m., $120. SAT prep courses recommended for juniors who plan to take the SAT this spring and for sophomores PSAT test prep. (246-0233) THE ARTS Waimea Heritage Days Historic Waimea Theater and Waimea Plantation Cottages, Waimea, Feb. 21-24, call for event times […]

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Spam Is Key For Kapa‘a

By MidWeek Kaua’i Staff As the Kapa’a High boys basketball team made its run at the Hawai’i High School Athletic Association Division II title last week, there was little doubt that the squad relied on a steady diet of SPAM. After all, it was Spam Lindsey who helped propel the Warriors into the state tournament […]

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Our Huge But Fragile Humpbacks

Humpback whale sightings are becoming a daily occurrence across our island state as the large mammals make their way through Hawaiian waters. Canoe paddlers and others who venture out into the open ocean are often blessed to see these massive creatures in their environment. And as I’ve shared in this column, some of our encounters […]

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Brackenridge Chasing His Dream

To say the Brackenridge family excels in sports is a huge understatement. When one member of your ohana makes it to the bright lights and the big city, some may say luck had a lot to do with it. But for the former Lihu’e family, it has nothing to do with four-leaf clovers or a […]

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Heading To Hanapepe Friday Night

Why would a wildly popular restaurant be booked solid only one night a week? Simple. The Hanapepe Café & Bakery only offers dinner Friday nights. The popular eatery, located in the center of old Hanapepe town, also is open Monday through Thursday for breakfast (7-11 a.m.) and lunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.), but if you want […]

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Bahawaiian: Mixing Mexican, Local Tastes

This week in the kitchen we’re cooking up Bahawaiian cuisine with Chef Matthew Naula from RumFire at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel while RumFire mixologist Sjon Brown mixes up some Bahawaiian libations. KAHLUA PORK ENCHILADAS For Chipotle-Ancho Sauce: * 2 pounds carrots * 2 pounds celery * 2 pounds onions * 2 pounds red bell peppers […]

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Feeling Enhanced

At one of my last doctor checkups, he recommended that I start taking a daily multivitamin. Maybe because it was me, he reiterated that I needed to get adult vitamins and not Flintstones chew-ables. So I headed off to the closest GNC store. The store clerk was very helpful and rang me up for a […]

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A Massage From Your iPhone

Picture your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch giving you a massage. Yes, it can really happen with Human Touch’s AcuTouch 9500 massage chair. It has been selected as a 2011 Innovations Design and Engineering Awards honoree under the Major Home Appliances category for the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show. The AcuTouch 9500 with HT-Connect (an […]

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Roy Chang