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Koloa Rum Company Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Koloa Rum Company celebrated five years in business Sept. 4 with a party at Keoki’s Paradise. During the evening, the company continued its support for National Tropical Botanical Garden with a $10,000 donation. Koloa now makes five different rums. Photos by Daniel Lane

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Patriots Outshine Titans On Opening Day

It was an exciting opening day at Vidinha Stadium Sept. 6 for Kauai Pop Warner Football’s Pee Wee Division. Lihue Patriots scored an impressive 28 points against Kekaha Titans’ 6. Photos by RON KOSEN PHOTO SPECTRUM KAUA’I

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Sixth Annual Kauai Marathon ‘Thank You’ Party

Runners from around the world took part in the sixth annual Kauai Marathon Aug. 31. The Friday before the race, organizers threw a party at Grand Hyatt in Poipu to thank volunteers and sponsors. The race raised money for a large number of local charities and nonprofit groups across the island. Photos by Daniel Lane

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Ayso Region 941 Hosts Soccer Matches

There was lots of action Aug. 30 at Lydgate Field during the AYSO Region 941 soccer games. AYSO Region 941 covers north and east Kauai. For more information, visit ayso941.com. Photos by RON KOSEN PHOTO SPECTRUM KAUA’I

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Riders Tackle Kee To Kokee

A group of bicyclists decided to ride from Kee Beach to Kokee Lodge Aug. 24. Nearly 80 miles of biking ended with a 15-mile climb up to 3,500 feet. Why? “Because we haven’t yet, and we’re not sure anybody else has,” says the group. Photos by RON KOSEN PHOTO SPECTRUM KAUA’I

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The Feral Pig Celebrates Third Anniversary

The Feral Pig in Nawiliwili had its third anniversary Aug. 20. To celebrate, the restaurant hosted a special dinner with head chef Adam Watten, creating a five-course dinner centered around local pork. To complement each dish, Dave Power showcased his mastery of beer and cocktail pairings. Photos by Daniel Lane

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Second Annual Music & Mango Festival

Waipa Foundation hosted its second annual Music & Mango Festival July 17. The day included live music, food vendors and local artisans selling a variety of locally made products. A mango-inspired recipe contest also was held, as well as a silent auction and cultural displays. More than 20 varieties of mango were available for purchase […]

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Surf’s Up For Kauai During Storms

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio cancelled all weekend sports for the island, but the good surf at Kealia made up for it. Most Boogie Boarders and body surfers stayed behind the rock barrier on the north end. Photos by RON KOSEN PHOTO SPECTRUM KAUA’I

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Paco’s Sponsors Soccer Tourney

Paco’s Tacos’ open co-ed soccer tourney was held Aug. 3 at Lydgate Park. The tourney is an open, take-all-comers, adult soccer tournament held every few weeks during the off-season. It brings together Kauai’s diverse soccer communities for a day. Paco’s provides prizes (tacos, of course). Photos by RON KOSEN PHOTO SPECTRUM KAUA’I

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Mayor Bernard Carvalho Thanks Supporters

After receiving 62 percent of votes in the primary election, incumbent mayor Bernard Carvalho and a group of his supporters held a celebratory sign-waving Aug. 11. Carvalho now moves on to November’s general election. Photos by Daniel Lane