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Planning for Health

By Tommy Noyes Twenty-eight Hawai‘i Congress of Planning Officials conferees attended a bicycle mounted mobile tour. Their morning was dedicated to an eight-mile cruise on Ke Ala Hele Makalae, Kaua‘i’s ambitious coastal multi-use path system, and in the afternoon they went through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery project area that will soon transform [...]

By | 2017-03-25T00:04:40+00:00 March 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Youth Support National Make A Difference Day in Lydgate Park

By Tommy Noyes Evan Schrader, JJ Alonzo, Lea Nuesca and Grace Peralta of the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii-Lihue helped paint the Kamalani Kai Bridge. Continuing that job will be the main task for National Make A Difference Day in Lydgate Park 2016. Your help’s needed too on Saturday, Oct. 22. Photo by [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:18+00:00 October 15th, 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 | 2016-11-10T05:40:22+00:00 September 23rd, 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 | 2016-11-10T05:40:24+00:00 August 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Tropic Care Is Back — Free Medical, Dental, Optometric Services

By Tommy Noyes Optometrist Maj. Tina Burr was deployed in Tropic Care Kaua‘i 2014, and assisted with free eye exams. This year from June 20 to 29, Tropic Care Kaua‘i 2016 will provide dental, medical, and optometric services including sports physicals, optometry exams, eyeglass production, adult health exams, tooth extractions, dental exams, and minor [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:30+00:00 June 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Seeking Balance

By Tommy Noyes Jacob “Smilie” Punzal and Candee Riopta of Au‘rai Fitness and the Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park have teamed up to produce a fun-filled Earth Day in Lydgate Park for the whole family on Saturday, April 16, starting at 7:30 a.m. The Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park invite you [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:39+00:00 April 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Two Kaua‘i Public Schools Awarded for Wellness

By Tommy Noyes School children are seen here in Kalaheo during a Walk to School Day. A recent media release distributed by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health announced a record number of Hawai‘i public schools will receive “Excellence in Wellness” awards this spring. And two of those schools are on Kaua‘i. Since [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:41+00:00 March 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Free Group Bicycle Rides

By Tommy Noyes Graphic artist Seth Womble created this illustration capturing the whimsical and easy spirit of the Ugly Aloha Shirt Rides. The next free group bicycle ride starts at the Wailua Homesteads Park Feb. 21 at 9 a.m, potluck lunch to follow. Kaua‘i is boldly investing time and money to improve on [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:44+00:00 February 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Ugly Aloha Shirt Rides

By Tommy Noyes Ugly Aloha Shirt riders in December included (front row) Roland Tanicala, Tommy Noyes, Ugliest Aloha Shirt contest winner Bruce Whale, Audrey Valenciano, Steven Yee and Roy Yamagata. On back row: Scott McCubbins, Lori Stitt, Lori Benkert, Karen Yee, Larry LaSota, and Angelo Catiggay. Photo by Lem Soria Kaua‘i Path board member Billy [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:50+00:00 January 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Elementary Students Learn Bicycle Skills

By Tommy Noyes Kapa‘a Elementary School fifth-grade students attending the Safe Routes to School Traffic Safety Program worked their way up to riding predictably through an intersection using signaling and lane positioning. In October, Kapa‘a Elementary School fifth grade teachers Ms. Cole and Ms. Milnes each dedicated six hours of class time to the Safe [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:51+00:00 December 14th, 2015|0 Comments