Happiness Grows on Trees

By Jan TenBruggencate If you plant a fruit tree, you’re committing an act of faith in the future. And when you pick fruit from a mossy-barked old tree, it’s appropriate to thank the good person [...]

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The Dream of Lasting Peace

By Léo Azambuja Amazing! Why are we discussing racism when we should have put that to bed centuries ago, and instead, concentrated in the wealth and health of a society as a whole? Can’t we see [...]

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Get Ready for Hurricane Season

By Ruby Pap Did you know we are in hurricane season? Are you prepared? Now is a good time to get ready, especially since climate experts are predicting an El Niño year. We are currently in an “El [...]

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Kaua‘i’s Paradise Ride

By Tommy Noyes The Paradise Ride Kaua‘i, our island’s premier bicycle tour, will be held Aug. 2 and 3. The annual event increases the awareness of HIV/AIDS, infectious hepatitis and sexually [...]

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Love Kaua‘i, Vote

By Léo Azambuja How many times have you said, “I love Kaua‘i,” and really meant it? Love is a powerful word, and chances are, if you said it, you meant it. With that said, I think at times most [...]

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There Are Monk Seals and There Are Monk Seals

By Jan TenBruggencate The Hawaiian monk seal is a mysterious species, a member of a small group of exceedingly rare or extinct seals, and the only one in the Pacific. New genetic research has shown [...]

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Diagnosing and Treating Coral Disease

By Ruby Pap Kaua‘i’s coral disease has weighed heavy on my mind over the past couple of years. Therefore, I was happy to hear the state government has formed a Management Response Team [...]

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Father’s Daze

By Richard E. Peck Celebrating Mother’s Day is a piece of cake. Take Mom out to dinner. She gets to eat rubber chicken and gutta percha peas in a restaurant jammed with 312 strangers also wearing [...]

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Mayor-A-Thon 2014 Just for Fun

By Tommy Noyes Early in the morning of June 21, droves of bicyclists, runners, walkers and strollers will gather at the Kapa‘a Beach Park for the sixth annual Mayor-A-Thon. The free event is [...]

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Gooooooal!!!

By Léo Azambuja When Brazil and Croatia roll the football on June 12, hundreds of millions will have their eyes glued on a TV set. The love affair will continue until July 13, when the final match of [...]

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