Kaua‘i’s Westside Beaches Need Your Help

By Ruby Pap Do you ever wonder why the beaches change so dramatically from season to season? Or lament, “Is the beach ever coming back, ‘cause it’s never been like this before?” Are you [...]

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National Make A Difference Day in Lydgate Park

By Tommy Noyes You are invited to join the Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park in celebrating National Make A Difference Day in Lydgate Park. Save Saturday morning, Oct. 25 to participate locally [...]

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‘The Secret Life of Plants’

By Léo Azambuja This is a crazy story of how a man spent his life working on gathering and writing down information on plants, and almost lost it all. But human resilience prevailed at the end — it [...]

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My Mainland Cousin

By Richard E. Peck We live on an island. Our Mainland friends and relatives misunderstand everything about that, starting with the time – as I learned when the phone rang at 04:00 yesterday. [...]

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A Primer on Kaua‘i’s Water Quality Trends

By Ruby Pap Warning! If you easily get queasy around all matters feet, skip this paragraph. I recently had a pedicure on the Mainland that went way wrong. After a few days of wearing open-toed sandals [...]

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Value of Coconut to Polynesians is Hard to Overstate

By Jan TenBruggencate The father of a friend of mine had an interesting quirk: He would not plant anything in his yard unless it was edible. If there was a tree, it was a fruit tree. If there was a [...]

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Maximizing Bicyclists’ Safety

By Tommy Noyes Did you know that a bicycle is a vehicle? Bicyclists are drivers of vehicles according to Hawai‘i state law. Here are some excerpts from Rights and Responsibilities for Hawai‘i’s [...]

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National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

By Virginia Beck This month, we will celebrate wellness for women. The National Women’s Health and Fitness Day is Sept. 24. Take care of women and they will take care of everyone. Moms and dads [...]

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Take a Day to Remember the Victims of 9/11

By Léo Azambuja Exactly 13 years ago, an attack on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, on the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and on Flight 93 over Pennsylvania took 2,977 lives. [...]

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Where is the Aloha?

By Léo Azambuja I know we’ve got it, but sometimes – very few times, indeed – I catch myself asking where is the aloha? One of those times was a day before Hurricane Iselle made landfall on the [...]

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