Category: Kaua’i Kine

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Ways To Keep Resolutions Going

More often than not, by the end of January people tend to lose track of their New Year’s resolutions. Or you may be more like me: I’m a create-goals-as-yougo kind of gal, rather than a make-it-or-break-it at the beginning of the year deal. But the idea that a new year gives you a fresh start […]

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Kauai Is The Busy Isle This Week

The possibilities for entertainment and activities abound this week, so I’m just going to roll right into it … Mokihana Club has begun the application process for its annual music scholarship competition. Graduating high school music students who play piano, woodwinds or brass instruments, or who sing and plan to attend college or study with […]

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Cornell’s Albatross Cam Returns

I love animals. I especially love baby animals. That’s why I’m excited to start watching this year’s newborn Laysan albatross that Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s bird cam will follow from birth to fledge. Kauai Albatross Network volunteers will log in hours of monitoring the cameras so that the world can watch every precious moments of […]

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The Mess That Is Maluhia Road

Has anyone else seen the recent attempt at re-striping parts of Maluhia Road? All I can say is, yikes! I am a regular Lihue-to-South Shore driver, and I’ve noticed how the roads continue to degrade and how dangerous some of them can be, especially to people unfamiliar with the twists and turns. Heading toward Poipu, […]

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Hoping For The Best In 2015

Welcome to 2015. Hard to believe it’s here already. I have high hopes for what is to come this year and am excited to embark on the many new journeys that lie ahead. I wish everyone a Happy New Year! If you feel like ringing in 2015 with fireworks, visit Poipu Beach Park Wednesday (Dec. […]

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A Time For Loved Ones And Lights

Each Christmas Eve, as a child, after leaving cookies out for Santa and before going to “sleep,” I worried about how Mr. Claus would find his way into my home. This was a concern (and probably still is) for many keiki growing up in Hawaii and often a topic of debate on the playground, since […]

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Walking In An Opala Wonderland

I was appalled by the amount of trash left behind this year from the Lights on Rice Parade, an affair generously held annually by Rotary Club of Kauai. It has always created a massive litter bomb, but it seems to be getting worse. What exactly are we teaching our keiki about respecting the aina from […]

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Why Vandalize Keiki Playgrounds?

It baffles me why anyone deliberately would want to vandalize places where our keiki play. But that’s just what happened at Puhi and Anne Knudsen parks in recent months. Thieves removed sizeable portions of new synthetic turf on the playgrounds, which will cost taxpayers thousands of dollars to replace. I’m just happy there are groups […]

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Rejuvenating Reverie At McBryde

Meandering among monkeypod trees draped with colorful orchids at McBryde Garden in Lawai Valley is a cherished activity I recently was lucky enough to indulge in, thanks to Jon Letman and Janet Leopold of National Tropical Botanical Garden. I love this South Shore treasure and am grateful to know there is such a beautiful escape […]

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Thankful Especially For Health

There’s nothing like a blast of the flu to put a regularly healthy life into perspective. After a 24-hour bout of misery, I’m having a newfound appreciation for the health-filled life I normally enjoy. Funny how I take such things for granted until something like that hits me, reminding me of all I have to […]