Archive for April, 2011

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What’s Up

Wednesday April 27 THE ARTS Night of the Poem Lihue Library conference room, Lihue, 5-6:30 p.m., free. Join in this celebration of National Poetry Month by reading a poem of 100 lines or fewer. (241-3222) Friday April 29 SPECIAL EVENTS Super Secretary Celebration Kilohana Luau Pavilion, Lihue, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $35 per person, $330 for […]

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“Uncle Buddy” Peters’ Memorial

Canoe paddlers and Alii’s of Hawai’i motorcyclists celebrated the life of Samuel Lani “Uncle Buddy” Peters April 16 at Wailua River with the first-ever Buddy Peters Memorial Long Distance Canoe Race and after party. Peters, the former owner of Wailua Kayak & Canoe, passed away last August. In attendance were wife Catherine and daughters Manu […]

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Softball Tourney A Big Hit

The Waimea community enjoyed some exciting softball action while pitching in to help local keiki. Proceeds from the tournament helped fund the Waimea High School Project Graduation effort. “Project Grad” provides safe activities for seniors the night of and morning after graduation. The three-day tournament was held at the Waimea Ball Park from April 15 […]

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Getting More Youths On The Field

Growing up on Kaua’i, football wasn’t really my thing – playing it, that is. But with a grandfather who officiated through the Pop Warner and high school ranks for more years than I’ve lived my life, it was hard not to get familiar with the gridiron. Although I’ve never played a down of organized football, […]

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Jackie Robinson’s Hawaii Ties

Palama Settlement has a rich and vibrant history in the world of local athletics. Great Hawaii swimmers swam in its pool, barefoot football stars played on its fields, and youngsters from Ben Cayetano to Skippa Diaz to the Noga brothers – and many more – frolicked in and around its many buildings. But until recently […]

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When A Child Can’t Be ‘Normal’

This is an email a friend wrote to her sister. I asked if I could use it, changing the names, because many families are going through similar situations. Kathy, I would like to ask your help. As you know, Bobby has Asperger’s, which is a form of high-functioning autism. What it basically means is that […]

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A Menu For Mom On Her Special Day

This week we’re in the kitchen preparing a mother’s Day treat. mom deserves a special meal! This show aired originally in may 2005. Crab Crusted Salmon * salmon filet * salt and pepper, to taste * garlic salt, to taste * 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise * 3 cups sweet bread croutons (or toasted bread crumbs) […]

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Kimo’s Vegas

WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas… the Player’s Edge! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HUGH … head Bunny huncho Hugh Hefner celebrated his 85th birthday at the Palms. In attendance, a full month’s worth of Playmates (31) and his fianceé, December 2009 centerfold Crystal Harris, (check out the rock on her finger). At the same time he handed the […]

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Mister Fashion

The other weekend I had to go to Sears to get a battery changed in my watch. While I did that, my wife said to meet her at the women’s aloha wear department. She had to purchase some aloha apparel for May Day and wanted me to help her find something. I should have known […]

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Smart Plan To Market U.S. Abroad

Yes, we know states like California and Florida are magnets for tourists. According to the U.S. Travel Association, those states annually generate about $99 billion and $70 billion in travel spending and 858,000 and 757,000 direct jobs, respectively. But even states not known internationally as travel destinations, say Missouri or Oklahoma, enjoy the benefits of […]