Walk Toward a Better Health

By Jan TenBruggencate Officials untie the maile lei during the blessing of three new segments of Ke Ala Hele Makalae, Kaua'i’s multi-use path in 2013. From left: Steve Baginski, president and CEO, Kaikor Construction Co.; Bill McCune, project manager, Earthworks Pacific, Inc.; Council member JoAnn Yukimura; Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.; Jeff Fisher, president, Earthworks [...]

By | 2018-01-12T18:44:21+00:00 January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Should We Consider Translocating Kaua‘i Forest Birds?

By Ruby Pap The endangered ‘Akeke‘e, endemic to Kaua‘i, is projected to lose substantial range by the end of the century. Photo by Lucas Behnke Kaua‘i’s native forest birds and the forest ecosystem that depends on them are in serious trouble. As I reported a year ago, studies on Hawaiian honeycreepers have confirmed [...]

By | 2017-12-28T20:35:20+00:00 December 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Celebrating the Reasons for the Seasons

ByVirginia Beck Miloli‘i sunset. Photo by Léo Azambuja As the planet rolls toward the winter solstice, the time and place where the sun appears to stand still and reverse its swing through the sky, we move into the season of celebrations. Even though we know it is the tilt of our planet’s axis [...]

By | 2017-12-28T15:33:52+00:00 December 28th, 2017|0 Comments

No Footprints

By Jan TenBruggencate A turtle on a deserted beach. Photo by Jan TenBruggencate Years ago, I wrote a story in the old Honolulu Advertiser about a Kaua‘i beach without footprints. It was just a few minutes’ drive from Lihu‘e Airport, but it required both the drive and a short hike. And there it [...]

By | 2017-12-27T14:13:00+00:00 December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Putting the Ink Where My Mouth Is

By Léo Azambuja Léo Azambuja I wanted to write about traditional Hawaiian tattooing for quite some time. As a writer, I always appreciated Ernest Hemingway’s style; he would rather go through the real experience before he wrote about anything. So it was finally time for that long-waited plan I had of getting a [...]

By | 2017-12-04T13:37:18+00:00 December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Kaua‘i Board of Realtors Serves the Community

Anahola volunteers Emma and Bob Ladendecker, Suzanne Kobayashi, Greg Horn, Phillip and Diana Hegmann, Sharon Gibson (taking the picture) and Kimo St. John. Habitat for Humanity’s Build-a-Thon Build-a-Thon is a fun way to help Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity raise funds while working on an affordable housing project. Builds may include new home construction [...]

By | 2017-11-28T10:54:11+00:00 November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The Path to Reviving Hawaiian Traditions

By Tommy Noyes Kapa‘a High School senior and Earth Club president Shasta White helps Mike DeMotta, National Tropical Botanical Garden’s head curator for living collections, unload donated native Hawaiian plants for the community workday at the Kawaihau Elevated Boardwalk. Photo by Tommy Noyes A typical question submitted to Kaua‘i Path’s website is, “Aloha! [...]

By | 2017-11-26T18:53:37+00:00 November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Let’s Get on the Same Page with Sea Level Rise

By Ruby Pap Sea-level rise has already become very damaging in Hawai΄i. Observed SLR-related problems include coastal erosion, episodic flooding, and drainage problems at high tide in some urbanized areas. This photo was taken at Salt Pond Beach Park during the king tide June 23. Note the large waves and overwash threatening to flood [...]

By | 2017-11-26T18:04:58+00:00 November 26th, 2017|0 Comments