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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. […]

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Making Kauai Even More Beautiful

As president of the Kauai chapter of the oldest environmental group in Hawaii — The Outdoor Circle — Maureen Murphy seeks to preserve and create natural beauty on the island Billboards advertising anything from real estate to restaurants line every Mainland highway. Yet these flashy beacons haven’t been seen in Hawaii since the early 1900s, […]

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Healthcare Hero

Healthcare Association of Hawaii is putting 75 years of experience into transforming and assisting the state’s healthcare system As a soccer player, George Greene knows the importance of keeping his eye on the ball. This ability plays an even bigger role in his profession. As president and chief executive officer of Healthcare Association of Hawaii […]