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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

Coconuts in a Nutshell

By Jan TenBruggencate Part of the coconut grove in Waipouli, Kaua‘i’s Eastside, is seen here. The grove was planted by E.H.W. Broadbent in 1914. Photo by Léo Azambuja If you love the look of a coconut, you shouldn’t prune your coconut trees, but if you don’t prune them, you shouldn’t stand under them, [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Kaua‘i’s Reiki Heritage

By Shalandra Abbey Shalandra Abbey’s Kaua‘i student Tessa Dawe Fernandez gives Reiki in 2012 at 7 years old in her First Degree Reiki Class. Strange how the little island of Kaua‘i, one of the most remote locations in the world, would be the place where Reiki Natural Healing, Usui Shiki Ryoho, decided to [...]

By | September 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Love and Honor the Coconut Coast

By Léo Azambuja Young coconut trees at Kapuāiwa, Molokai are replacing trees that have lived for more than 150 years, half-century past their average lifespan. This historic grove was planted for King Kamehameha V in the 1960s. How much do we love and wish to honor and preserve Kaua‘i’s Royal Coconut Coast? Before [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

A Pictorial Cultural Magazine like No Other

By Barbara Bennett, Owner & Publisher of For Kaua‘i Aloha, I am very pleased to introduce you to the first ever annual For Kaua‘i cultural glossy magazine. Newly arrived on Kaua‘i, the 102-page magazine with its extraordinary editorial and beautiful photography is receiving rave reviews by the community, residents and visitors. I want to acknowledge [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Kaua‘i’s Conservation Efforts Continue to Shine

By Ruby Pap Kupu Conservation Intern Susan Deans is seen here in Hanakāpī‘ai Valley, Nāpali Coast. Photo by Seana Walsh/NTBG This month, the world’s largest environmental and nature conservation event is being held in Honolulu. The selection of Hawai‘i as host for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

New Street Safety Features in Lihu‘e

By Tommy Noyes Bicyclists are seen here on the intersection of Hardy and Rice streets. Contributed photo by Bev Brody Lihu‘e now has three street side locations that are painted for back-in parking — Hardy Street’s Wilcox Elementary School and the Hawai‘i State Building, and on Eiwa Street near the Kaua‘i Museum. I think [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|0 Comments

New Tsunami Evacuation Zones

By Ruby Pap Latest tsunami evacuation map for Wailua to Keālia, showing the normal and extreme tsunami evacuation zones. Courtesy of Kaua‘i County Civil Defense Agency I was challenged at a recent public meeting by a particularly inquisitive individual. He wanted to know why the Eastside’s tsunami evacuation zones were so large, especially [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

For Kaua‘i, Award-Winning Newspaper

By Barbara Bennett, For Kaua‘i Owner and Publisher I want to share exciting news about For Kaua‘i. We have just released a brand new annual glossy pictorial, a cultural magazine like no other on the island. It is currently available for purchase at Kaua‘i Museum in Līhu‘e. This glossy magazine is being offered in addition [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|0 Comments