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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 […]

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Eating Local

Foodland’s Eat Local Tuesdays initiative encourages customers to commit to eating local one day a week. and it’s getting Hawaii’s high schoolers to help It’s a Tuesday afternoon at Foodland in Market City Shopping Center. Inside, Ha Nguyen and Marivic Baoas are setting up and preparing food samples. As they do, both interact with shoppers […]

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The Bard Of Kauai

Kauai Community Players will perform local playwright Richard Peck’s Prodigal Father — it’s humorous while also exploring ‘people’s capacity to express their love’ Prepare to be pleasantly entertained by Prodigal Father, a Kauai Community Players production that runs this weekend and next at Puhi Theatrical Warehouse. Considering playwright Richard Peck’s personality, it’s no wonder the […]

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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 […]