Sunscreen Found Harmful to Coral Sampled on Kaua‘i

By Ruby Pap Waters sampled off Po‘ipū beach, Kauai’s popular tourist destination and premier snorkel spot, were found to have levels of oxybenzone of 281-419 parts per trillion. Photo by Ruby Pap The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is asking all ocean users in Hawai‘i to avoid sunscreen containing oxybenzone, also [...]

By | October 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Ride Plus One

By Larry Feinstein “I have chosen to go miles out of my comfort zone, habit monger that I am, and take Frost’s less traveled road. Every day will be completely different than the day before. Accepting the uncertainty of each moment will provide one lesson after the other.” Sept. 16, 2015 This is a long [...]

By | October 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Youth Support National Make A Difference Day in Lydgate Park

By Tommy Noyes Evan Schrader, JJ Alonzo, Lea Nuesca and Grace Peralta of the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii-Lihue helped paint the Kamalani Kai Bridge. Continuing that job will be the main task for National Make A Difference Day in Lydgate Park 2016. Your help’s needed too on Saturday, Oct. 22. Photo by [...]

By | October 15th, 2016|0 Comments

A Virtual Eden of Flowers

By Virginia Beck A paradise of trees, a virtual Eden of flowers and rare plants, contributed by the winds and waves, followed by those who came by canoe, or ship, or airline. Kaua‘i is a mixed plate, as we call our local lunches. Mixtures of plants, cultures and races, all brought here seeking one thing; [...]

By | October 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Holokū and muʻu

By Jan TenBruggencate An oil painting by Hubert Vos of his wife Kaikilani, done in the gardens of her Nawiliwili home in 1900. The painting was donated in 1997 to the Kaua‘i Historical Society, where it hangs in the entryway. Words have meaning, but meanings can change over time — even when they’re [...]

By | October 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Never Forget the Dodo

By Léo Azambuja Hawaiian language instructor Keao NeSmith addresses the crowd at the opening of the Kaua‘i Conservation Expo. As a child, man-driven extinction was a tough concept for me to grasp. I was heartbroken upon learning the fate of the dodo, a flightless bird from Mauritius Island in the Indian Ocean. Three-foot [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Growing ‘Best of Show’ Daylilies

By Richard E. Peck Amaryllis for sale at a grocery store in Kapa‘a. Photo by Léo Azambuja We should have been suspicious when the daylily named Little Grapette was taller than any rose bush in our garden. In catalogues, it’s a foot all, pleasantly purple but not rich, royal and velvety. We’d grown [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Hey, Charlie Darwin

By Larry Feinstein Photograph of Charles Darwin in 1867 by Julia Margaret Cameron. “Whilst Man, however well-behaved, at best is but a monkey shaved!” ― Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species Where is Charles Darwin when you need him? Well, he is in my head, where has been stuck now for a [...]

By | September 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Natureʻs Net Flings Beauty Across the Island

By Virginia Beck Kukui nuts Nature flings its net wide, spreading beauty to capture eyes and hearts. The gift of showers in the early mornings gives way to rainbows and cascades of blossom everywhere. The late afternoon creates more rainbows just before sunset, and glorious colors, a dramatic finish to a typical day [...]

By | September 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Transformational Achievement

By Tommy Noyes The Hawai‘i Energy Policy Forum recognized Kaua‘i’s exemplary planning efforts. Left to right, HEPF co-chair Mike Hamnett; Kaua‘i Island Utilities Cooperative Power Supply Manager Brad Rockwell; HEPF co-chair Sharon Moriwaki; KIUC President and CEO David Bissell, Gov. David Ige, Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., and County of Kaua‘i Transportation Planner Lee Steinmetz. [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments