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The Importance Of Where We’ve Been

‘By preserving the past,’ says Bill Fernandez, Kauai Historical Society board president, ‘you learn how to deal with your future.’ This is an important year for KHS as it celebrates its centennial during a public event May 10 at Kauai Historic County Building Honoring the past can create a more prosperous future. “History is a […]

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Training Body, Mind, And Spirit

Josh Mori can leap several feet into the air and carry hefty rocks while running in the sand with little effort. His athletic prowess is astounding. And just as strong as his commitment to maintaining his physical endurance is his passion for creating healthier lifestyles for Westside keiki. Pakahi Academy in Kekaha, founded by Mori […]

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Pedaling With A Purpose

Now is the time to start training for the two-day Paradise Ride Kauai, a benefit for Malama Pono, that happens in August. It’s a great way to get fit and make new friends while helping an important island organization Malama Pono’s annual signature fundraiser, Paradise Ride Kauai, is right around the corner, and now is […]

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Garden Party

Get back to the garden! The Hawaiian Legends, Hanalei Bay Trio and more of the Islands’ top musicians are set to rock the stage April 5 at the Southshore Visitors Center to celebrate National Tropical Botanical Garden’s 50th anniversary A star-studded lineup is set to rock the stage next weekend to celebrate National Tropical Botanical […]

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Let’s March! For The Keiki

Taislee Simao, 4, and her parents are this year’s Kauai ambassador family for the annual March of Dimes March for Babies April 12 Taislee Simao will melt your heart. She’s a little girl with a big personality and a zest for life. Her favorite cartoon character is Daniel Tiger, and she loves painting, especially with […]

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The New PTSA

When you think of Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) members, images of bake sale moms may come to mind. But the organization represents so much more. After-school art programs, fitness activities and guest speakers are just some of the many ways PTSA helps support public schools. “It’s about figuring out how you can bring out […]

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Billy Richards Navigating A Better Future For Hawaiian Keiki

Billy Richards, a member of the original Hokulea crew and several subsequent voyages, now is working to improve the quality of life for Hawaii children through the Partners In Development Foundation, including Tutu And Me programs on Kauai E kaupe aku no i ka hoe a ko mai (Put forward the paddle and draw it […]

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Not Just Horsing Around

Walk through the gates of Healing Horses and leave all your troubles behind. That’s what many have done since the organization’s inception more than a decade ago. Children and adults alike have benefited from the nonprofit’s services throughout the years, thanks to the therapeutic bond that develops between horses and humans. Jaden April is one […]

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Rockin’ Kaua’i

Music makes Stuart Hollinger’s world go round. “It’s the universal language,” he says. “Even if you can’t understand somebody, when you hear their music, it just speaks to you.” The Oahu native recently released an album titled Dangerous Crossing, and is excited to share his musical talents with the public once again. Hollinger devoted much […]

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Bringing Back A Beach

Old-timers recall the days when Niumalu Beach Park was a gem. Then the mangroves took over, slowly choking water and access. Today, old and young alike are working to make Niumalu a place worth visiting again Niumalu Beach Park once was a wall of weeds, but thanks to Malama Huleia, it’s finally getting a makeover. […]