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Making Happy Stories Come True

As Zonta Club of Kauai bids farewell to president Darrellyn Lemke, its members say hello to new president Carla Kaser — and to another year of dedicated community service. The all-women’s club consists of business professionals, both working and retired, committed to lending a hand in the community by volunteering for various projects. Each year, […]

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Fast & Safe

Kauai Motocross Association (KMXA) is putting safety first. Since inheriting responsibility for Wailua Dirtbike Park Jan. 1, the nonprofit has helped create a safer environment, including updating the track. Brian Barretto, president of KMXA, actually would like to put the word “safety” into the organization’s name “because that’s really all we want is to make […]

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Talking Trash

Allison Fraley has been into rubbish and recycling since her college days. Now as the county’s Solid Waste Program coordinator, the woman who brought Kauai blue recycling bins is instituting a policy that comes down to ‘the more you throw away, the more you pay’ Let’s talk trash. The county’s “Pay As You Throw” program […]

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Missile Range Opens For Free Concert

Hit-makers Plain White T’s perform a free public concert at PMRF Wednesday evening, as the base plans more community events Remember the hit song Hey There Delilah?What about the more recent chart-toppers, 1, 2, 3, 4 and Rhythm of Love? These platinum tunes were produced by the band Plain White T’s, which is heading to […]

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NCIS: Hawaii

He seldom solves a crime in 60 minutes or less like his TV counterparts, but Tony Cox, Special Agent in Charge of Naval Criminal Investigative Service’s Hawaii Field Office, has plenty to keep him busy, from spy cases to bribery to murders In the past four years, TV’s NCIS has done the impossible: Dethroned the […]

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They’re Not Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

Kauai Community Players take on what is regarded as one of the best plays ever written, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, opening Friday evening and running for three weekends Kauai Community Players opens its final show of the season Friday (May 8). The drama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was written by Edward Albee, one […]

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Hula From The Heart

Jayna Shaffer of Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina‘ala Shone in the Miss Aloha Hula competition at Merrie Monarch. As her kumu hula Leina‘ala Pavao Jardin says: ‘You can teach a dancer to be physically skilled … but you can’t teach a dancer to have heart, and that’s what Jayna has.’ Jayna Shaffer dances hula […]

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Write On!

Whether you’ve already written a novel, have aspirations to craft a story, or just love putting pen to paper and want to learn more about it, Kauai Writers Conference is an opportunity not to be missed. Mingle with best-selling authors, top literary agents and other local writers next month at Courtyard Marriott in Kapaa. For […]

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Batter Up!

Coming off an All-Star year, Kurt Suzuki is looking to even better things as the new MLB season begins. Off the field, having just signed a $12-million contract with the Minnesota Twins, the Maui native has created a foundation to fight kidney disease, a cause he takes personally The low-key fundraiser and baseball clinic seemed […]

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Honoring The living And The Dead

American Cancer Society’s annual Relay For Life happens April 25, and cancer survivor Kathy Koerte once again Will Be participating KATHY KOERTE was diagnosed with colon cancer more than a decade ago. “I felt devastated,” she says. Thankfully, she has been in remission for almost 13 years, and one way she likes to celebrate is […]