Archive for August, 2011

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What’s Up

Thursday August 25 COMMUNITY Dolphins Home to the Sea Children of the Land, Safeway Shopping Center, Kapa‘a, 7 p.m., free. Kohola Leo (whale voice) presents the true story of three bottlenose dolphins and the dedicated men and women who made a dream come true. Animal rights activists, marine biologists, scientists, veterinarians,Turks ans Caicos islanders and […]

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Old Guys Still Getting Their Kicks

By MidWeek Kaua’i Staff Hundreds of soccer enthusiasts converged on Waipio Soccer Complex in West Oahu to compete for the Hawaii Classics Cup. The tournament, which ran Aug. 11-14 at the multi-field soccer facility, was hosted by the Aloha United Soccer Club and featured men competing in three age divisions: 34-and-over, 44-and-over and 50-and-over. The […]

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Kaua‘i Well-represented At States

A week before the longdistance Na Pali Challenge hit the water Aug. 13, it was preceded by the 2011 Hawaii Canoe Racing Association State Championships Aug. 6 at Lahaina, Maui. Three Kaua’i clubs sent crews over to the 60th annual sprint racing title event. Hanalei Canoe Club had a great showing, entering eight teams and […]

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Nintendo 3DS Now More Affordable

If you’ve been on the fence about purchasing a Nintendo 3DS, as of Aug. 12 the price dropped down to $169.99 (from $249.99). Good opportunity to buy it now, but bad luck if you were one of the 830,000-plus folks who already purchased it at the higher price. On top of that, Nintendo will release […]

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Work Is A Day At The Beach

Kanani and Mitchell K. Alapa Owners, Hawaiian Surfing Adventures Please tell us about your business. Kanani: Hawaiian Surfing Adventures is a familyowned, family-operated business that’s a little bit of Hawaiian and a lot of love for Hanalei. My dad Mitchell K. and I own the business with my mother Lynn, brother Mitchell P. and sister […]

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Disney Resort A Boost For Jobs

Aulani, Disney’s new resort at Ko Olina, is amazing in its attention to detail and impressive in its contributions to our economy. Aulani managing director Elliot Mills, a local boy who had been in the hotel industry for 25 years before joining Disney, recently gave me a preview of the property, as construction workers labored […]

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Tech Students Make A Mentor Proud

With the help of Collin Kobayashi of 3D Academy, three Kaua’i High students take first place in an international science competition Bridging the gap between technology, industry and education, 3D Academy president Collin Kobayashi recently helped three Kaua’i High School students earn international recognition for their science project. Prior to participating in the Intel International […]

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On A Roll With Fresh Escarole

The Kaua’i Farm Connection (formerly known as Kaua’i Farmer’s Co-op), is a beyond-organic, bio-intensive fruit and vegetable distribution network. The year-round community-supported agriculture program provides members with weekly shares of local produce. KFC accepts credit cards and SNAP EBT cards. What’s growing: Apple bananas, arugula, beets, bunching onions, carrots, choy, collard greens, curly kale, daikon, […]

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Our Modern Kaua‘i Rum Runners

The roots of Kaua’i’s sugarcane industry were planted when Koloa Sugar Co. began production in 1835. By 1907, Kaua’i had nine sugar plantations with more than 70,000 acres dedicated to sugar. In the midst of this thriving economy, plantation workers learned how to turn molasses into rum. These pioneering spirits inspired a new line of […]

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It Gets Worse At Food Bank

Last week I wrote about serious problems inside the old Kaua’i Food Bank (KFB), which was dumped-forcause by the statewide Hawaii Foodbank but continues to operate at Nawiliwili as “Kaua’i Independent Food Bank.” The volumes of documents I’ve reviewed for that piece and for this follow-up story make me wonder how KIFB continues to exist, […]