Category: Kaua’i Kine

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Seeking Some Traffic Solutions

Is it just me, or does anyone else wonder why there is a car full of trash permanently parked in Lihue? I have seen this trashmobile, jam-packed with stuff and likely hundreds of creepy crawly things, for an insanely long period of time in the parking lot across from McDonald’s. I am baffled by this. […]

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Taking The Cancer Fight Personally

Hoedown for Hope, American Cancer Society‘s (ACS) annual fundraiser, is set for this weekend at Kilohana Plantation. Cancer affects many people, and chances are you either know someone who has suffered from the disease or personally have been afflicted with it. My mother, Mary Zickos-Cole, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last year. The experience has […]

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Musical Changes At St. Regis

We are starving for more good music on Kauai, and I’m always disheartened when a group I enjoy is not at its regular venue. I recently received news from Trey Thompson of the jazz group Treysara that it no longer will be playing at St. Regis Princeville Resort because the hotel will shift its musical […]

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The Success Of After-school Clubs

One of the things I love about Hawaii is the kindness and compassion that exude from people who live here, even in Honolulu where I grew up. Rarely do I face unkind moments between fellow human beings, so it takes me completely by surprise when I do. The most important thing I aspire to is […]

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Getting All Choked Up In Puhi

Is anyone else in Puhi choking on the massive amounts of smoke billowing into their homes from some unknown source recently on a regular basis? I’m not talking about your backyard barbecue, which doesn’t bother me one bit. I’m talking full-on clouds of smoke. As the sun was rising a few weeks ago, you could […]

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Changes, Check For Humane Society

Julie Werner joined Kauai Humane Society staff last month as volunteer coordinator. Werner, a volunteer for the nonprofit for more than two years, has been involved in activities such as Critter Camp and the development and implementation of the pet food bank. The volunteer and humane education departments at KHS have been combined into one […]

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Celebrating Our Young Scientists

I think it’s great that people in our community are dedicated to inspiring keiki to get excited about science by motivating them to participate in events such as Science Olympiad (see Page 8). Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are fields that continue to grow, and the younger that kids are when they start learning […]

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Such A Beautiful Place To Live

I haven’t traveled enough of the world to be able to say with confidence what some of the most beautiful places are. But I suspect the Garden Isle is one of them. When National Geographic touts Kauai’s beauty, then it’s pretty safe to say they must be on to something, given the sheer number of […]

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Ways To Keep Resolutions Going

More often than not, by the end of January people tend to lose track of their New Year’s resolutions. Or you may be more like me: I’m a create-goals-as-yougo kind of gal, rather than a make-it-or-break-it at the beginning of the year deal. But the idea that a new year gives you a fresh start […]

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Kauai Is The Busy Isle This Week

The possibilities for entertainment and activities abound this week, so I’m just going to roll right into it … Mokihana Club has begun the application process for its annual music scholarship competition. Graduating high school music students who play piano, woodwinds or brass instruments, or who sing and plan to attend college or study with […]