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Na Wahine Ali‘i — A Visit with Emma and Liliu‘okalani

Queen Liliuʻokalani The Kaua‘i Historical Society will be presenting two dramatic interpretations of the inner thoughts and personal perspectives of two noble queens of Hawai‘i on two dates, Feb. 13 and 14. “These will be in a fairly intimate setting and very different perspectives of both queens,” said Donna Stewart, of the Kaua‘i [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

‘Language of Flowers, Hawaiian Style’ at KCC Tuesday

Molly “Ka‘imi” Summers The National Tropical Botanical Garden is holding a special presentation on Hawaiian plants at the Kaua‘i Community College campus in Puhi Tuesday evening. Molly “Ka‘imi” Summers will be the featured speaker at “Language of Flowers, Hawaiian Style,” a free presentation open to the public in the KCC cafeteria, as part [...]

By |February 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Four New Limu Species Discovered in Hawai‘i’s Deep Waters 

A new species of deep see algae discovered at Kure Atoll. Courtesy of NOAA Scientists working with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries announced earlier this week the discovery of four new species of deep-water algae from Hawaiʻi. Marine algae, or limu, are very important in Hawaiian culture, used in foods, ceremonies and [...]

By |February 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Explore the Magical, Mysterious World of Mushrooms Sunday

A wild mushroom, likely an Amanita muscaria, is seen here at the Berry Flat trail in Koke‘e. Learn how to coax majestic angel wings from a bucket of coffee grounds. Join Tammy Davis as she shares her love and fascination of the unbelievable world of edible and medicinal mushrooms. This Sunday, Tammy will teach [...]

By |February 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Carvalho on D.C. Trip — ‘We Managed to Accomplish What We Set Out to’

While in Washington D.C., Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. presented U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx with a miniature canoe inscribed with the words 'You can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust the sails to reach your destination.' Returning from a recent trip to Washington D.C. to attend the 84th Winter [...]

By |February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Wai‘ale‘ale Project on the Menu at RumFire’s Table 53

Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort announced this week the University of Hawai‘i Foundation’s Wai‘ale‘ale Project at Kaua‘i Community College has been selected as its beneficiary for the Table 53 program in February. Net proceeds for all food and beverage from Table #53 in the oceanfront RumFire Po‘ipu Beach restaurant will be used to fund scholarships for high [...]

By |February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

The Majestic Koholā

By Léo Azambuja Courtesy HIHWNMS/ NOAA Permit # 774-1714 Every year, from September through April, more than 10,000 humpback whales in the North Pacific swim nearly 3,000 miles to warm Hawaiian waters. The whales spend several weeks in Hawai‘i, mating, giving birth and nursing. It’s one of the greatest shows on Earth, with [...]

By |February 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Growing the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers at KCC

Margaret Schlass, owner of One Woman Farm, is greeted by Kaua'i’s agriculture community members. As part of its emphasis on promoting agricultural and science careers, Kauaʻi Community College launched its Agriculture and Science Speaker Series on Monday, January 25. Opening the evening was a showing of Farmland, a documentary on the lives of [...]

By |January 30th, 2016|0 Comments

UH: Teens Who Use E-Cigs Likely to Smoke Tobacco Cigarettes

Teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to start smoking tobacco cigarettes, a new study by University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center researchers has found. Adolescents who have never smoked cigarettes, but are using e-cigarettes, are more likely to become cigarette smokers a year later. “Teenage use of electronic cigarettes is an emerging public health issue. There [...]

By |January 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Island School Celebrates 39 Years Friday

Island School choir This is the last year Island School gets to celebrate before hitting the Big Four-Oh. The Puhi-based school is celebrating its 39th anniversary at a special Birthday Assembly Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Wilcox Gymnasium on the Island School Campus. Song and dance, including traditional Hawaiian chant and dance [...]

By |January 28th, 2016|0 Comments