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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 […]

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A Play For Peace

‘Peace on Your Wings,’ a play based on a true story about a young girl, Sadako, who set out to fold 1,000 paper cranes when she contracted leukemia after the Hiroshima bombing, comes to KCC Sunday afternoon Peace is possible, folks at Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii believe, which is why they’re bringing the musical […]

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The Bright Lights Of PUHI

Kauai Community Players open a new season at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, with Erin Gaines and Kameron Fort starring in ‘The Last Five Years’ Love can be tricky, and the musical The Last Five Years has a unique way of chronicling the rise and fall of a complicated relationship between a husband and wife. Kauai […]

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Perfectly Suited

Taryn Rodighiero makes owning a business look easy. She is founder of successful swimsuit brand KaiKini Bikinis and in just a few short years has managed to grow her enterprise from a one-woman operation into a flourishing full-scale company with four full-time employees in a brand-new warehouse. Not to mention, she has added “mother” to […]

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Telling the Good News in Public Schools

Lots of good things are happening in Kauai’s public schools, and Sean Doi captures them for the cable TV show Kauai Shining Stars in Education The night sky is filled with shining stars — and so are Kauai’s public schools. To help students and staff share their positive glow with everyone else, Sean Doi, Kauai […]

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‘It boils down to seeing a need, getting a group of very skilled women together and going for it,’ is the way one member describes Mokihana Club.

The ladies of Mokihana Club extend the spirit of the holidays throughout the year. The group is known for its generous efforts in making the island a better place through actions such as raising money to provide scholarships for nursing and music students. “It boils down to seeing a need, getting a group of very […]

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Hawaii’s Falling Epidemic

Hawaii averages 85 seniors (65 and older) who die in falls every year. Another 1,960 are hospitalized after falls, and 8,700 receive medical treatment. With baby boomers aging, the risks increase. But falls can be prevented. here’s how Chances are, you know a kupuna who has been critically injured or has died from falling. Each […]

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The Benefits Of Music In Schools

Studies show students who learn music do better in other subjects. After nearly 20 years teaching music at Kapaa Middle School, Mary Lardizabal can attest to that Music programs often are the first to be cut from public school curriculum because of financial restraints, but not at Kapaa Middle School. Its program is still going […]

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Powering Up

Under the leadership of David Bissell, KIUC will produce half of Kauai’s daytime energy needs through renewable sources by next year. And there are plans for more Kauai is well on its way to harnessing half its energy needs from natural resources in the next five years. It’s an ambitious goal for Kauai Island Utility […]

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Sharing The Culture

Sean Chun uses traditional Hawaiian practices to help others heal mind, body and spirit, and he is on a mission to share this ancient knowledge with a select few so that they, too, can assist others in achieving well-being. “He’s the total package. He’s amazing,” says Kaniho Giminiz, one of Chun’s students. Chun is passing […]