Pickups No Place To Dispose Of Trash

Louda Larrain offers a fashion illustration workshop this weekend in Honolulu.  Coco Zickos photo

Louda Larrain offers a fashion illustration workshop this weekend in Honolulu. Coco Zickos photo

Dear truck drivers who leave opala in the back of their pickups: Would you please consider finding a trash can instead? I understand it’s a slight inconvenience, but the aina would be ever-so-grateful for one less plastic cup or Styrofoam container flying out of your vehicle and onto its beautiful landscape. A good portion of the garbage on the sides of the roads is from this kind of debris — I know because I’ve witnessed it many times. Please, for the island, your fellow humans as well as the flora and fauna, find a proper place for your disposables …

Opala is a serious issue when you live on a small island, and not just the kind that ends up on roadways. Kauai County is taking steps to curb the amount of rubbish we properly put away and often don’t think twice about disposing, as it prepares for a new Pay As You Throw ordinance that takes effect July 2015. Residents have a choice of paying a fee of $18 per month for a 96-gallon cart or $10 per month for a 64-gallon cart. I know there are opponents of the fees, but my hope is that it will cause us to think a little more about how much waste we generate in our households …

Our very own fashionista Louda Larrain will host a fashion illustration workshop Sunday (Nov. 16) from noon to 4 p.m. at Fishcake gallery in Honolulu. If you happen to be island-hopping this week and can make it, the workshop will include a presentation on the history of fashion illustration and drawing sessions with a model who will strike poses in Larrain’s couture collection …

Hawaii Restaurant Association hosted its eighth annual Hall of Fame induction recently in Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery on Oahu. Inductees include the Sasaki family of Lihue Barbecue Inn renown. The evening also offered a dine-around with 10 local chefs …

Patrick Dougherty with one of his oversize creations made with invasive species. , who will give a free talk Nov. 18 at Kauai Community College. Photo from Patrick Dougherty

Patrick Dougherty with one of his oversize creations made with invasive species. , who will give a free talk Nov. 18 at Kauai Community College. Photo from Patrick Dougherty

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to see one of Patrick Dougherty‘s artistic creations in person, then you’ll be excited to know that he’s offering a free talk Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Kauai Community College’s Campus Center cafeteria in Puhi. I had the pleasure of getting up close and personal with one of his massive stick sculptures on Maui at Hui Noeau. He uses Hawaii’s invasive species to create one-of-a-kind giant structures that can equal the size of a house. He has built approximately 250 of these pieces worldwide, and is constructing his first piece on Kauai (with the help of volunteers) at National Tropical Botanical Garden’s McBryde Garden

In honor of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV, who founded the Episcopal Church in Hawaii, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue sponsors a celebration this weekend that includes a concert Friday (Nov. 14). Beginning at 6 p.m., guests can enjoy pupus, drinks, a silent auction and music by Daryl Gonzales. The concert starts at 7 and will feature Aki Conquest, John Dumas, Tepairu Manea, Alan Van Zee, Kamekane, Ita Rubio, Vern Kauanui, Jeff Mira and Kauai Voices directed by Randy Leonard. Coffee and dessert will follow at 8:15 p.m. For more information and to purchase the $25 tickets, visit stmichaels-kauai.org.

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