Category: Kaua’i Coverstory

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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 […]

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Yes We Kan

Kauai’s newest film star made a worldwide debut last month. But don’t worry if you missed catching a glimpse of the fuzzy native Jan. 31, when the hatchling officially broke out of its shell on a Kilauea bluff. You can watch Niaulani online courtesy of a live-streaming camera from Cornell Lab of Ornithology that is […]

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The Joys Of Harmony

Harmonized voices bring joy to Randy Leonard, so it’s no surprise that he serves as artistic director for Kauai Voices. The Vermont native’s love for music began as a child, when he started taking piano lessons. But it wasn’t until he attended Keene State College in New Hampshire to study music that he shifted his […]

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Flexing Their Brains

Intermediate and high school students from seven Kauai schools competed in the Science Olympiad. With the emphasis on math, science and technology today, their accomplishments make you feel positive about the future Students stretched their minds and flexed their brains at the seventh annual Science Olympiad last month. Ryan Girard, Kauai regional director for Science […]

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The Fastest Place On Kauai

Tony Ricci and the Garden Island Racing Association are gearing up for a new season of drag racing on the track at Mana starting March 14 The Garden Isle Racing Association is revving up to host its first official race of the new season next month. On March 14, competitors once again will hit the […]

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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 […]