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Remember What Mom Said: Wash Your Veggies! It’ll Keep You Healthy

By Ruby Pap A semi-slug on a nickel. Photo courtesy of Marlena Dixon, Epidemiologist Hawai‘i residents and visitors take heed. Rat Lungworm (Angiostrongyliasis) is a serious illness that requires precaution on how we handle, prepare and grow our food. While we are lucky to have no reported cases on Kaua‘i this year, we [...]

By | 2017-05-23T03:32:06+00:00 May 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Safe Passing

By Tommy Noyes Crossing the double yellow line when overtaking a bicyclist is legally required on the Natchez Trace in Mississippi. Photo by Tommy Noyes May is National Bike Month, and Get Fit Kaua‘i invites bicyclists to a meet-up Bike 2 Work Day on Friday morning, May 19. Southbound riders depart from the [...]

By | 2017-05-17T12:18:54+00:00 May 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Small Is Beautiful — the Kaua‘i Way

By Virginia Beck When the world is turmoil and the news is toxic overload, guaranteed to destroy your mood, there is always the small, beautiful world of Kaua‘i. A sanctuary from the hurly burly of world culture, the Internet, and all the trappings of insanity. Kaua‘i brings you back to earth, the ‘aina, the reality [...]

By | 2017-05-14T09:50:15+00:00 May 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Safe Passing

By Tommy Noyes Crossing the double yellow line when overtaking a bicyclist is legally required on the Natchez Trace in Mississippi. Photo by Tommy Noyes May is National Bike Month, and Get Fit Kaua‘i invites bicyclists to a meet-up Bike 2 Work Day on Friday morning, May 19. Southbound riders depart from the [...]

By | 2017-05-11T23:14:57+00:00 May 13th, 2017|0 Comments

May the Science Be with You

By Léo Azambuja Nancy Kanna, left, and Ruby Pap, two of the many organizers of Kaua‘i’s March for Science, endured the rain with a smile. Let’s get a few things straight. The Earth is neither flat nor the center of the universe, dinosaurs did roam the Earth millions of years ago, humans and [...]

By | 2017-05-07T09:24:25+00:00 May 7th, 2017|0 Comments

The Dance With Time

By Larry Feinstein Kaua‘i’s North Shore, seen from Kilohana Lookout in Koke‘e. This has to do with a language, sometimes spoken between mind and body, and we are often the last to find out, especially when we don’t pay attention. Last summer, I took a hike fairly high up in Koke‘e. After my [...]

By | 2017-04-26T00:03:44+00:00 April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

The Meaning of Science

By Ruby Pap The Oscar Elton Sette, a multipurpose oceanographic research vessel from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seen surveying the health of bottom-fish populations in waters off Kealia Beach in Kapa‘a late March. Photo by Léo Azambuja So there is this thing called science, and it happens to be the [...]

By | 2017-04-17T06:24:49+00:00 April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Kaua‘i, the Surprise Gifts

By Virginia Beck Kaua‘i's Coconut Coast Kaua‘i is always a gift. Every day, it shares its magic in a different way. Some new surprise, amazing, remarkable, beautiful or pleasing. It is a funny place, our little island community. For those who come from large urban areas, with streets laid out like a checkerboard, [...]

By | 2017-04-13T22:10:20+00:00 April 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The Return of the Makaloa

By Jan TenBruggencate Margaret Lovett is seen here with a stalk of Makaloa. Photo by Jan TenBruggencate When the community group Mālama Hulē‘ia began removing weedy mangrove from a two-acre plot fronting Niumalu Park, it was a little like Forrest Gump and his box of chocolates. We didn’t know what we were going [...]

By | 2017-04-04T23:10:13+00:00 April 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Two Months of Bicycling Events

By Tommy Noyes Kaua‘i County Council members Mel Rapozo and Derek Kawakami got a kick out of the Snail Race, one of the bicycle handling skills challenges Kaua‘i Path will set up on Keiki Bike and Safety Day, May 6 at the Wilcox Medical Center. Photo by Tommy Noyes April and May offer [...]

By | 2017-04-04T23:04:20+00:00 April 9th, 2017|0 Comments