Category: Kaua’i Kine

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Double Duty For Firefighters

Thanks to the Kauai Fire Department, whose firefighters were already busy extinguishing the blaze at Coco Palms, for putting a prompt stop to the flames behind my home sparked by firecrackers on Independence Day. I think the enthusiasm to celebrate the birth of America on Kauai is great, but when it endangers people’s lives and […]

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Help For Our Feathered Friends

The plight of Hawaii’s rare, native birds breaks my heart. Their twills and tweets as they dash among the ohia trees in Kokee enchant me, and I find the hardships they face with continued habitat destruction and the introduction of non-native plant species discouraging. But what brings me a glimmer of hope are the many […]

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Island Fever Fix; Wilcox Goes Solar

Island fever sometimes sets in for me, and I miss the culture and activities that more-populated places have to offer. Admittedly, I crave the entertainment, food and fun that Kauai doesn’t often provide. That said, I am happy places such as Kauai Beer Company are there to satisfy those cravings. These are the kinds of […]

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Going With The Flow; Pet Activities

I’m happy to say that the environmentally friendly biz FloWater has returned to the island. Young entrepreneur and Kauai native Wyatt Taubman re-installed FloWater refill stations at Ching Young Village Center in Hanalei and at North Shore General Store in Princeville Shopping Center. Island School is another soon-to-be location. The stations allow people to fill […]

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Things That Go Bump On Our Roads

Grrrrr — that’s the polite version of what I say to myself as I dodge potholes on my way to various activities across the island. I don’t mind a few bumps and bruises on the roadways every now and again, but these are the same obstacles I’ve been avoiding for several years. I know there […]

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Time To Prepare For An Emergency

There’s something about the South Shore that I find endearing. Maybe it’s that I can be driving in a downpour heading toward Koloa one moment, and approximately 10 minutes later, be greeted by Poipu’s bright-blue skies. But even though the days are almost always sunny Southside, that doesn’t mean the cactus-strewn neighborhood is immune to […]

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Shining A Light On 2014 Grads

Congratulations to this year’s graduating classes from Kapaa High School, Waimea High School, Kauai High School, Island School and Kauai Community College. Your journeys have just begun, and I wish you all the best of luck with your future endeavors. Hats off to all the teachers who poured so much of their energy, time and […]

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Getting Ready For Kauai Marathon

I’ve always wanted to run a marathon. But I’m the kind of runner who celebrates finishing three miles without stopping, let alone 26. Needless to say, it’s on my bucket list. Those more athletically inclined already are gearing up for the Kauai Marathon, set for Aug. 31. A Kauai Half Marathon training group led by […]

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Kudos To KIUC For Solar Honors

If you’re like me, you might think Kauai is not advancing much in the realm of alternative energy sources. But Kauai Island Utility Cooperative recently was honored by the Solar Electric Power Association as one of America’s Top 10 utilities as far as harnessing the sun’s energy as a power source. The co-op was voted […]

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Doggone All That Constant Barking

I love dogs. What I do not love is waking up several times a night because their repetitious barks echo throughout the otherwise peaceful night, nor do I adore attempting to concentrate on penning this column while listening to their never-ending cries. The dogs I refer to spend the entirety of their lives confined to […]