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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 […]

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A Force In Changing American Football

Pride and determination are often enough to get things done in a hurry. When that doesn’t work, a swift kick in the okole can prove beneficial. That’s pretty much how the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame got started. Former 49er Jesse Sapolu and Denver Bronco alumni Ma’a Tanuvasa (both founders and board members) had for […]

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Gabbard Pays A Visit To The Garden Isle

Kauai’s congresswoman helps spread holiday cheer and sits down to talk story with Kaua’i Midweek Surfing, feasting on vegetarian grinds and spending time with family are just a few of the ways U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard spent her Thanksgiving in the Islands. Prior to the holiday, she made a quick visit to Kauai, paying tribute […]

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A Coupon-clipper’s Best Friend

With the Sunday paper in hand and access to the Internet, you can save big bucks on groceries and other goods. Learn how with TLC’s ‘Extreme Couponing’ star Nov. 12 Shannon Jones knows how to save money. The TLC Extreme Couponing all-star will be teaching others how to do the same Nov. 12. Join her […]

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Stories Of Kaua’i And Its People

‘People are more fascinating than they think they are,’ which helps explain the popularity of Pamela Varma Brown’s new book and ‘talk story’ sessions When Pamela Varma Brown first conceptualized writing a book filled with personal stories of Kaua’i, she wasn’t sure how to find people whose own experiences would encapsulate the island’s warmth, diversity […]

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Extending U.S. Postal Services In Lihue

Long lines, lack of parking prompted Kevin Britt to open a contract postal unit in his Lihue warehouse Nate’s Freight Services, a 9,700-square-foot storage warehouse and distributor, opened a contract postal unit (CPU) in Lihue last June. A CPU is privately owned and operated. Under contract to the U.S. Postal Service, it provides postal services […]

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Promoting A Healthier Hawaii

Loretta Fuddy, director of the state Department of Health, works to improve the health and environment of the people of Hawaii When Loretta Fuddy toasts to your good health, she means it more earnestly than anyone else in the state. Her accountability as a public official depends on it. Fuddy, 65, is the director of […]

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Gearing Up For Kilauea Art Night 2

Through tragedy came triumph for Courtney Puig, founder and operator of Kilauea Art Night. Sadly, the North Shore resident lost her father to Kaua’i’s turbulent seas at Kauapea. However, the misfortune inspired Puig to enhance her artistic nature and connect more closely to the community. “This is the first time in my life that I […]

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Honoring Legends Of The Sea And Pool

Each year, the Hawaii Watermen Hall of Fame honors water-men and women whose lifetime of contributions have inspired and perpetuated the unique connection and love between our kama’aina and the ocean. The 2013 inductees include an Olympic gold medal swimmer and pioneer of water safety, a world-class long-distance open-ocean swimmer, a champion swimmer and dedicated […]