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Haute Kauai

Talented local designers abound, and Kauai Fashion Week is putting them in the spotlight this weekend. “We want to put Kauai on the map,” says Juno Ann Apalla, Kauai Fashion Weekend chairwoman. On Saturday (April 4), the third annual Kauai Fashion Weekend will grace Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club. The fashion show includes dinner […]

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All Creatures Tame And Wild

Scott Sims’ life is just one exciting adventure after another. He is Kauai’s all-encompassing veterinarian of creatures great and small — whether cherished pets or endangered wildlife; whether they have feathers or fuzz, fins or paws, he is the island’s goto animal healer. One day he might be called to aid abused goats rescued in […]

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A Hoedown To Take Down Cancer

Pull on your cowboy boots and saddle up for a good time at this year’s “Hoedown for Hope,” American Cancer Society’s annual fundraiser. “Everyone gets really into the country-western theme, and the boots and hats come out,” says event co-chair Yvette Sahut. Attendees can expect a good ol’ time this Saturday (March 21) at Kilohana […]

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You Go, Girls!

Kauai County Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) is dedicated to the empowerment and rights of women and girls. It consists of only seven women, yet it packs one powerful punch. The volunteer team works to inspire and promote education and positive growth, as well as advocate for issues related to women and girls, […]

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True Colors

Matthew Kaopio Jr.’s paintings are as bright and vibrant as his personality. Despite a tragic accident 20 years ago that left him paralyzed, adversity hasn’t stopped Kaopio from finding beauty in the world. “I could paint all day,” he admits with a smile. Learning that he still could be artistic — a hobby he loved […]

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Yes We Kan

Kauai’s newest film star made a worldwide debut last month. But don’t worry if you missed catching a glimpse of the fuzzy native Jan. 31, when the hatchling officially broke out of its shell on a Kilauea bluff. You can watch Niaulani online courtesy of a live-streaming camera from Cornell Lab of Ornithology that is […]

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The Joys Of Harmony

Harmonized voices bring joy to Randy Leonard, so it’s no surprise that he serves as artistic director for Kauai Voices. The Vermont native’s love for music began as a child, when he started taking piano lessons. But it wasn’t until he attended Keene State College in New Hampshire to study music that he shifted his […]

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Flexing Their Brains

Intermediate and high school students from seven Kauai schools competed in the Science Olympiad. With the emphasis on math, science and technology today, their accomplishments make you feel positive about the future Students stretched their minds and flexed their brains at the seventh annual Science Olympiad last month. Ryan Girard, Kauai regional director for Science […]

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The Fastest Place On Kauai

Tony Ricci and the Garden Island Racing Association are gearing up for a new season of drag racing on the track at Mana starting March 14 The Garden Isle Racing Association is revving up to host its first official race of the new season next month. On March 14, competitors once again will hit the […]

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For The Birds

Imagine no longer hearing the sweet melodies of Kauai’s native birds or missing out on their brilliant pops of red and yellow in Kokee State Park, as they bounce among ohia lehua. It would be a devastating loss, not only because of their value to the Hawaiian culture, but also their instrumental role in maintaining […]