Archive for July, 2011

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What’s Up

Wednesday July 27 HIKES & TOURS Maha‘ulepu Coastal Hike Starting point at CJM Stables, Koloa, 9:30 a.m., call for cost. A round-trip hike in south Kauai. (KoloaPlantationDays.com, Malama-Mahaulepu.org) Thursday July 28 COMMUNITY Sustainable Gardening and Farming Training Kauai Community College Farm, Puhi, 1:30-6 p.m., $350, tuition assistance available. Take part in this comprehensive 14 week […]

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When Margo Ruled World Waves

There are some things in sports that seem to go hand-in-hand, like a hot dog at a baseball game. The same is true for international competition, as certain nations are almost synonymous with a specific sport. When the United States men’s basketball team won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, it seemed order […]

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Kicking Up Fresh Ahi Poke

This week on the show we’re featuring locally made products with guest John Tsukada, president of the Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association. And what’s more local than ahi poke? This show aired originally in May 2009. SPICY TUNA POKE * 1 pound ahi, diced * 1/4 cup minced onions * 3/4 cup mayonnaise * sesame seed […]

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Kimo’s Vegas

WELCOME TO Kimo’s Vegas … the Player’s Edge! THE BIG PAPA of all poker tourneys, the 42nd annual World Series of Poker, is going on now at the Rio. This year’s main event is the third-largest field ever, with 6,865 participants with a prize pool of $64,531,000 and an $8,711,956 payday for the winner. This […]

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Shedding Some Light On New Bulbs

Here we are, back at the old light bulb story. In 2007, Congress voted a future ban on the standard, low-efficiency light bulb. Last week the GOP House launched an effort to overturn that ban, and radio blatherer Rush Limbaugh lit up the airwaves by shouting “the government ought not have a damn thing to […]

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Wax On, Wax Off

I’ve got to be the stupidest guy on the planet. Seriously, sometimes my own antics are so crazy they’re almost unbelievable even to me! If you’ve been reading my column since it began in 1997, you know that I used to own a black 1995 Dodge Ram truck. Last year, after 180,000 miles and some […]

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Google+ Challenges Facebook

Google finally made its move into social networking with its latest Google+. It’s basically what many of you want Facebook to be. Or as Google describes on its blog, “We want to make Google better by including you, your relationships and your interests.” And so begins the Google+ project. Key features are Stream, Circles, Photos […]

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An Example Of Tourism At Its Best

On any given day, there are as many as 127,000 people in Waikiki, making it a sizeable city by any account. This population includes 20,000 residents, 32,000 workers and 75,000 visitors. While the city government provides the general public services and infrastructure for this city within a city, many businesses and residents also contribute to […]

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A Passion For Luscious Lilikoi

George Mukai’s garden meanders throughout his residential property in Kapahi, where he cleverly uses natural organic material to protect his soil and eliminate pests. What’s growing now: Asparagus, apple bananas, avocado, breadfruit, flowers, Hawaiian chili pepper, honey tangerine, lilikoi, lychee, macadamia nut, mango, mulberry, noni, Okinawan spinach, oriental squash, papaya, pomelo, short yard beans, soursop, […]

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Scotty’s Serious About His BBQ

I enjoy eating at Scotty’s Beachside BBQ for two simple reasons: oceanside dining and barbecue. Just walking by the restaurant, the smell of succulent meat over glowing wood coals makes my mouth water. Owners Scotty and Korona Phelps bought a patch of land along Kapa’a’s Coconut Coast and designed the restaurant to face the ocean. […]