Category: Kaua’i Poll

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Which summertime fruit do you look forward to?

Tori Pagador Culinary Student, Lawai “Any kind of mango!”             Timothy Gallardo Culinary Student, Wailua “Mango, for sure. Maybe the No. 9’s … I like those.”             Rosemarie Bumanglag Culinary Student, Hanamaulu “I love lychee, and they’re starting to come now!”         […]

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How do you feel about Kauai’s feral chicken population?

Ann Yamamoto HR, Deja Vu Surf, Kapaa “I think they are fun for conversation with tourists, but they tend to make quite a mess.”             Alexandra Gutierrez Artist, Kapaa “I think they give an authentic feel to the island. They are a part of the story of Kauai now.”   […]

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What book have you read lately that made an impact on your life?

Helen Raine Writer, Kalaheo “The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson. Just a fascinating book on life in North Korea.”             Eva Havlik Body Worker, Wailua “The Arcturian Anthology by Tom Kenyon and Judi Sion. It’s super interesting. It’s one of those books I love that challenge the common themes […]

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Where is your go-to spot for a quick bite to eat?

KAHEA NIAU Mother and Lei Maker, Kekaha “L&L Barbecue. If I have no time to cook, I can just stop in there. It’s quick and easy.”             JORDAN GARCIA Tour Guide, Lihue “Koloa Fish Market. I get the kalua plate, of course!”             DIANE GAWARAN […]

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What is your favorite thing to grow?

Sandy Nishek Nursery Assistant, Wailua “I love to grow spicy peppers! Ghost peppers, Trinidad scorpion peppers — anything hot. And, of course, Hawaiian peppers for everyday use, too.”             Rob Dorman Travel Agent and Farmer At Heart, Kapahi “I would have to say olena. I love it because it is […]

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My mother taught me …

Kishyla Kua-Saladaga Student, Puhi “She taught me to love Jesus and to share his word with everyone. And she inspires me to do my best.”             Ferdinand Lagundino Landscape and Maintenance, Ele‘ele “She taught me to do the laundry, the cooking and all of the housework. She taught me how […]

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What do you like best about the Eastside?

Wayne Nelson Lihue, Engraver “I love walking along all of the beaches. Rarely is anyone else out there, and I always see something new.”             Shawn Gallagher Kapaa, Maintenance “It’s convenient. It’s got that total small-town thing, but it’s still got all of the conveniences of a larger town like […]

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April 15, tax day, is right around the corner. Are you ready for it?

Dr. Fran Miyake Veterinarian, Kapaa “I think so. Everything was sent over to the accountant a while ago, so I’m guessing it should be ready to file soon.”             Shantell Wong Vet Tech, Kapaa “All done already.”             Dr. Patrick Ahana Maintenance Engineer aka Veterinarian, […]

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Do you have a home computer? Mac or PC?

Courtney Eiler Waitstaff/Event Coordination, Tortilla Republic, Koloa “I use a Mac. It’s what we used in college.”             Garrett Scherf Banker, Lihue “I use both because some things are better on one than the other.”             Luis Munoz Sales, Radio Shack, Lihue “Yes, we use […]

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What foreign language would you like to know and why?

Gregory Tornier Owner, Mineral Amorphia, Wailua “German. It would be really helpful when talking to my in-laws.”               Carie Daniels Sales, Orchid Alley, Kapaa “Spanish. I know very little, but it’s such a well-known language elsewhere. I think it would help to know when traveling.”         […]