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

The Great Outdoors, Really

By Léo Azambuja I’ve been hiking and camping my whole life, but I had never done these two things together. Until this summer. And now I’m hooked. I don’t know exactly how it all started, but I remember thinking it could be something I might be interested in doing. After all, we live on an [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Koloa Plantation

By Jan TenBruggencate The smokestack in Old Koloa Town, from the second mill built for Koloa Plantation back in 1841. Photo by Léo Azambuja The Hawaiian sugar industry didn’t start in Koloa, and Koloa wasn’t really the site of the first sugar plantation, but these rural myths aside, this South Kaua‘i community has [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

So Free and Sweet Music

By Virginia Beck Traditional slack key and contemporary compositions were the sound track of the times. Luaus, beach parties, sit-ins, demonstrations and marches were part of the new movement for young Hawai’i. “Our music was the social media of our time”, says Cindy Combs, as she relates the history of the Hawaiian renaissance of the [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Proud of For Kaua‘i

By Barbara Bennett Barbara Bennett, For Kaua‘i owner and publisher, and For Kaua‘i editor in chief Léo Azambuja at Honolulu Airport on their way back from O‘ahu with two Society of Professional Journalists awards June 24. Yes, I’m proud to be recognized on a state level by the Small Business Advocate in Media [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Mahalo Nui Loa

By Léo Azambuja For Kaua‘i owner and publisher Barbara Bennett and For Kaua‘i editor in chief Léo Azambuja show the three Pa‘i Awards from the Hawai‘i Publishers Association the newspaper won in May 24 at the Plaza Club in Honolulu. Mahalo Kaua‘i! We are six months into the year, and For Kaua‘i already [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|0 Comments

How High or Low Can the Oceans Go?

By Jan TenBruggencate Hanalei Bay We think of sea level changes in inches over periods of decades, but over longer time spans, the evidence is for far more dramatic rises and falls. How dramatic? Hundreds of feet different. Whole Hawaiian valley floors today were once underwater when oceans were higher. And some shallow [...]

By | June 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Liquid Sunshine Restores the ‘Aina

By Virginia Beck ‘Ohi‘a lehua trees with Kalalau Valley on the background. “I mohala no ka lehua i ke ke‘ekehi ‘ia e ka ua.” “The lehua blossom unfolds when the rains tread on it.” — ‘Olēlo No’eau, Mary Kawena Pukui The heavy rains of the past weeks are finally bringing relief to the [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|0 Comments