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

Whether Visiting or Living on Kaua‘i, Be Tsunami Aware

By Ruby Pap

I’ll be honest with you; up until 10 years ago I didn’t know hardly anything about tsunamis. “Tidal waves,” as I called them, were mostly the stuff of storybooks and legends. I didn’t grow up along the coast, and was formally educated in the mountains of Colorado and the lakes of Michigan. Pearl […]

By |May 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Earth Day in Lydgate Park 2015

By Tommy Noyes

Leading more than 130 willing volunteers through a community workday to celebrate Earth Day on April 18 was a lot like fighting a forest fire.

Both the Earth Day in Lydgate Park 2015 (“ED-15”) coordinators and firefighters use Incident Command System, a systematic tool for the command, control and coordination of emergency response.

“As Operations […]

By |May 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Kaua‘i’s Shigemoto Honored Among Outstanding UH Alumni (w/ video)


The University of Hawaiʻi Alumni Association honored last week five distinguished graduates — including Kaua‘i’s Tom Shigemoto — who have used their education to excel professionally and provide service for the benefit of UH and the community.

More than 500 UH alumni and friends recognized this year’s honorees at the UH Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on […]

By |May 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Laysan Ducks Translocation to Kure is a Success, 19 Ducklings Spotted (w/ video)

The translocation of endangered Laysan ducks (Anas laysanensis) to the remote Kure Atoll State Wildlife Sanctuary in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument appears to be a success, according to a news release from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Staff from DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife report 19 new downy ducklings emerged over the […]

By |May 14th, 2015|0 Comments

‘Aloha Angels’ Raises $226K for Education, Aims for $1M Annual Goal

“Philanthropists Partnering for a More Perfect Kaua‘i” is the tagline of Aloha Angels. This breathtakingly bold, new and already successful group was established primarily to raise private funds for each of the 10,000 students and teachers at the 13 public elementary and charter schools on Kaua‘i.

Individuals, philanthropists, businesses and foundations are being invited to donate […]

By |May 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Morikawa, Habitat for Humanity, Lowe’s Team up for Affordable Housing on the Westside

More than 30 volunteers, including state Rep. Dee Morikawa, joined Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity on Saturday to help build affordable housing in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2-10.

Volunteers built walls at the Kaua‘i Habitat baseyard in Hanapepe to be used in the first two-to-four homes in the ‘Ele‘ele Iluna Subdivision in ‘Ele‘ele.

“It’s really […]

By |May 12th, 2015|0 Comments

I Am Extraordinary

By Larry Feinstein

Well, it looks like the title gives away a long held secret of mine. However, it is not what you think and has everything to do with its opposite, the state of being ordinary.

Now, there is a word that bothers the hell out of me.

We are in this gumbo of life together and […]

By |May 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — May 2015

There is an old Hawaiian story about a young woman who caught too much fish on the Westside of Kaua‘i and wasn’t able to give it all away.

Without knowing what to do with so much catch, the woman felt really bad that she would waste all that food and started crying.

Hawaiian goddess Pele heard the […]

By |May 10th, 2015|0 Comments

The Posture of a Champion

By Samantha Fox Olson

I was recently approached by Dr. Cheri Toledo of Illinois who said, “I love your work with mindset and would like to interview you for my upcoming telesummit, Power Up Your Mindset: How thinking like a champion will help you achieve your goals and equip you to live a wildly successful life!”

Having […]

By |May 9th, 2015|0 Comments