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A Growing Partnership With Students

An internship program for Kauai Community College students has resulted in a bountiful harvest for the South Shore resort Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa recently transformed one of its tennis courts into a hydroponic garden that is supplying its employees and restaurants with fresh produce. “It provided a great, clean, controlled environment for the […]

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New Rehabilitation Tool At Wilcox

Wilcox Memorial Hospital has a new rehabilitation tool that is the first of its kind on Kauai. LiteGait therapy system uses state-of-the-art equipment that supports patients’ body weight and helps improve their ability to walk. The patient is harnessed into the mechanical system, which lifts them, allowing them to move with greater ease on foot. […]

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Solving The Mystery Of Mambo V

By Katherine Muzik During a storm early last August, a small boat arrived at Kapaa upside down, broken and covered with barnacles. Its name, still legible on its battered side, was Mambo V, written in Japanese katakana script. I was intrigued. Having lived in Japan, studying the sea, I knew that mambo is the Japanese […]

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Keeping Kupuna In Good Company

Seeing the need, Christena Southwick organized the Kupuna Visiting Program with Princeville at Hanalei Community Association Beaming smiles abound at the new Kupuna Visiting Program in Princeville, where seniors gather monthly to enjoy each other’s company and join in fun activities like bingo, with healthy pupu and beverages to snack on. It’s a much-needed program, […]

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Shrink Satire Takes The Stage

The dinner theatre production of ‘Beyond Therapy’ opens at Hukilau Lanai Friday, with plenty of laughs in store, says director Nadya Wynd Women in Theatre (WIT) combines food and fun this weekend and next at Hukilau Lanai restaurant, where the group presents the comedy Beyond Therapy. The dinner theatre production, on stage Jan. 30 and […]

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The Amazing Story Of Kaloakulua

A North Shore author publishes a children’s book about a special bird that captivated the world North Shore resident Kaloakulua was an Internet sensation last year. In fact, she became so famous that she even had her biography written. But this celebrity doesn’t wear evening gowns and attend red carpet events. She’s beautiful enough in […]

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Get With The Programming

Yacine Merzouk has had so much success as a computer programmer that he’s giving back by offering free classes in a field that will continue to grow Computer programming is a lucrative career and an increasingly important field in this technologically savvy world. But since there aren’t many places specifically designed to teach coding, Yacine […]

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Path To Preservation

National Tropical Botanical Garden is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with the dedication of its new biodiversity trail at McBryde Garden in Lawai Valley National Tropical Botanical Garden celebrated its 50th anniversary with approximately 450 guests last month during the dedication of its new Biodiversity Trail. Located at McBryde Garden in Lawai Valley, the […]

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Learning To Be Green Professionals

Graduates of Roots of Kauai Class are ready to get to work promoting sustainability and local products The recent Roots of Kauai Class graduates of Malama Kauai’s Green Careers Certificate program are thinking globally and acting locally. With the aid of curriculum, they are preparing to launch their own businesses designed to promote sustainability and […]

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A Focus On Native Bird Species

NTBG opens an art exhibit featuring paintings by Marian Berger in the classic style of John James Audubon Visually captivating watercolors of rare, native birds are currently on display at National Tropical Botanical Garden’s headquarters in Kalaheo. The pieces were created by wildlife artist Marian Berger, who completed them in 2011 in the style of […]