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It’s The Tastiest Event On Kauai

Rotary Club of Kapaa hosts the biggest ever Taste of Hawaii Sunday, billing it as the ultimate brunch This weekend, you can indulge in all things savory and sweet — and feel good about it — at Rotary Club of Kapaa’s annual fundraiser Taste of Hawaii. On Sunday (June 7), from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 […]

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Hot Under The Collar Over Wildfires

Kauai wildfires are on the rise, and Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization needs the community’s involvement to prevent outbreaks Wildfires are sparking more and more across the island, from Anahola to Kokee. All of them are preventable, except for the rare fire ignited by lightning or another natural cause (less than 2 percent of wildfires start […]

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An Agroforestry Primer

Creating an edible forest landscape is the goal of a workshop to be held Saturday and Sunday You can’t go wrong planting a forest. When the earth is plagued with deforestation and increasing levels of carbon dioxide, a forest that also provides food gives a double dose of environmental worthiness. The method is called agroforesty, […]

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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 […]