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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 […]

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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 […]