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Welcome to Kaua‘i, Caroline Farley

By Barbara Bennett, Publisher

I answered my phone, and the young voice on other side of the line was from a University of Georgia student. Caroline Farley had inquired through an email about a summer internship at For Kaua‘i. I reviewed her resume, and thought it would be a win/win situation.

Caroline is currently pursuing an undergraduate […]

By |July 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

There Is Aloha in All of Us

By Léo Azambuja

I’m well aware of the power of bad service. The math is as simple as it is unfair: A good experience yields three comments, while a bad experience is spread to seven people.

I don’t know why this obsession of delivering bad news. Perhaps we tend to focus on the negative. But the truth […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

The Garden Isle’s Fossil-Rich Landscape

By Jan TenBruggencate

A lot of folks think of fossils in terms of dinosaurs — things a couple of hundred million years old.

A place like Kaua‘i, which emerged from the ocean just five million years ago, couldn’t have much of a fossil supply. Right?

Wrong. There are fossils all over the island — fossil shells, fossil birds, […]

By |June 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Fukushima Four Years Later: Are We Safe?

By Ruby Pap

This may go without saying, but don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. It is disheartening to see so much misinformation bleeding online.

Four years ago, after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in Japan, there was a bright red “radioactivity map” all over the Internet claiming to depict the radioactive plume […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Invitation to Ride

By Larry Feinstein

Pack your bags; we’re going for a ride. You have to meet me in San Francisco on the afternoon of Sept. 8 because that is when we pick up our Indian Chieftain, a legendary bike, beautifully brought back to life a few years ago. In all my years of riding, I have never […]

By |June 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Mayor-A-Thon 2015

By Tommy Noyes

You’re invited to join the bicyclists, runners, walkers and strollers who will once again gather at Kapa‘a Beach Park early Saturday morning June 20 for the 7th annual Mayor-A-Thon.

The theme of this year’s Mayor-A-Thon is “Hats Off to Dads,” in recognition of Fathers Day. Participants who register for the event at www.GetFitKauai.com will be given hats (while supplies […]

By |June 16th, 2015|0 Comments

Does Your Coach Have a Coach?

By Samantha Fox Olson

Think of a time when you were really kicking ass and taking names in any particular area of your life. Consider how much you were learning at that time. Feel into the energy of transformation and growth at that time. Exciting, right? There is ease there. There is motivation there. Inspiration is […]

By |June 13th, 2015|0 Comments

All Because of You

By Léo Azambuja

Mahalo nui loa to all our readers and supporters! It was because of you For Kaua‘i received a prestigious state journalism award last month. We were the only publication from Kaua‘i to snatch a prize during the Hawai‘i Publishers Association’s 30th Annual Pa‘i Awards, held at the Plaza Club in Honolulu May 15.

For […]

By |June 2nd, 2015|1 Comment

Hawaiian Saltmaking

By Jan TenBruggencate

On hot summer days, on rocky shorelines throughout the Islands, you can find pockets of white crystals in depressions in the stones.

They are places where waves deposited salty ocean water, which then evaporated in the sun to leave glistening bits of sea salt.

As a kid on the island of Molokai, I can recall […]

By |May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

The Beauty and Joy of May

By Virginia Beck

May is one of the most beautiful and joyful months of the year. So many things are blooming and flourishing after the spring rains.

In Waimea, the Gold trees (Tabebuia aurea) splash vibrant golden yellow across the deep turquoise skies of the Westside. A brief vision of brilliance flashes against the stark lava cliffs […]

By |May 20th, 2015|0 Comments