Category: Kaua’i Kine

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A Ton Of Fun At The Drag Races

I had the great pleasure of joining Garden Isle Racing Association for this month’s drag race at Kauai Raceway Park in Mana. Thanks to the organization’s president, Tony Ricci, and wife Alma Koetje, as well as Walt Barnes, for making the day a joy for my guests and me. Anyone can watch the races or […]

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That’s No Way To Treat A Dog

I witnessed a horrifying and tragic incident two weeks ago, one that will haunt my mind the rest of my life. I helplessly watched a big, beautiful dog chained to the back of a pickup truck being dragged across the road. Despite urgent honks and cries, it happened, unbeknownst to the driver, until it was […]

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It’s Beginning To Feel Like Spring

Spring is a time for new beginnings. As the flowers bloom and the weather warms, I try to remind myself to enjoy the verdant Garden Isle as it blossoms with new life — a difficult task to accomplish in a culture that glorifies busy. This season, I hope I remember, if only for a moment, […]

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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 […]