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Help For Kauai’s Feathered Friends

Native seabird populations that once covered the entire island have plummeted tragically in recent decades. “You’re looking at only a shadow of what used to be,” explains AndrĂ© Raine, Kauai Endangered Seabird Recovery Project (KESRP) coordinator. Raine spends his days perched atop mountain ranges only accessible by helicopter studying the behaviors of the critically endangered […]

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When Disaster Strikes

Whether it’s a hurricane, fire or flood, the Red Cross is there to help when hope is gone. American Red Cross recently bid farewell to its Kauai County director, Keri Russell. Though the news came as an unfortunate surprise for some, Russell’s efforts to step up volunteerism in the community will not soon be forgotten. […]

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Reel Stories

Waianela Boiser is part of a growing number of women who are taking up ocean fishing, and she even won a recent tournament sponsored by Garden Island Trollers fishing club Fishing isn’t just for men. It’s a sport that also reels in women — like Waianela Boiser. The Kapaa High School teacher enjoys catching fish […]

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Food For Thought

More than 800 million people in the world are hungry — many are children — and the number continues to climb. It is a distressing statistic people like Bernie Tsao want to reverse. “That’s a really big part of my heart,” he says. Tsao, an aquaculture and aquaponics consultant, attributes world hunger to issues such […]

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Rolling Along

Sharron Weber just celebrated the 40th anniversary of her Tire Warehouse store in Lihue, where her staff of 15 services about 1,000 vehicles each month. Call this former surfing champion the woman who puts the rubber on the road Sharron Weber has good reason to celebrate. Not only did she just turn 67 years old, […]

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Staging History

David Penhallow Scott’s Kauai roots date to the days of the monarchy, and he brings much of his historical knowledge to life in a new play, ‘Emma’s Last Dance,’ onstage this weekend at KCC Iconic plantation family names such as Wilcox, McBryde and Rice surround David Penhallow Scott as he speaks about his childhood on […]

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Drumming Up Community Support

As Chairman of Taste of Hawaii, Rotary Club of Kapaa’s Ron Margolis raised $60,000 this year for area public schools and scholarships for students You might recognize the name Ron Margolis. The busy mover and shaker is not only an active member of the community, but he’s also well-versed in the real estate industry, and […]

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Miss Mabel’s Gift Of History

Thanks to the foresight of Mabel Wilcox, who as a headstrong young woman ignored her mother’s protests and became a nurse, two Kauai museums take visitors back to the days of sugarcane and mission houses Visiting Grove Farm Homestead Museum is like stepping back in time. Besides the many pairs of cat’s eyes peering at […]

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For Love Of The Ocean

Steve Soltysik, who has crewed aboard Hokule’a, shares his love of the sea with Kauai fourth-graders in maritime classes that emphasize working as a cohesive unit and even celestial navigation Keiki imaginations run wild during Capt. Steve Soltysik’s maritime classes. The creative educator’s lessons entail navigating a worldwide voyage and hands-on activities, such as catching […]

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Book To The Future

There is a direct correlation between illiteracy and poverty, which inspires Claudia and Dennis Dresser to volunteer with Kauai Adult Literacy and improve the lives of their students In Hawaii, one in every six adults struggles with reading and writing, including almost 5,600 on Kauai. Some 75 percent of unemployed adults have difficulties with English. […]