Local Snapshots

A good snapshot may reveal a simple pleasure that otherwise goes unnoticed. The Local Snapshots is just a tiny collection of what Kaua‘i offers to locals and visitors. Indulge yourself. And if you have any suggestions or pictures, send it to editor@forkauaionline.com.

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Navy Relocates 44 Albatross Eggs from Kaua‘i to O‘ahu

A U.S. Navy C-26 took off from Kaua‘i Wednesday on a scheduled weekly mission to O‘ahu carrying some unusual space-available cargo — 44 Laysan albatross eggs destined for relocation to the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge. The Navy in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Pacific Rim Conservation are attempting to establish […]

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Planned Kaua‘i Philippine Cultural Center Receives $25K from KFCC

The planned Kaua‘i Philippine Cultural Center received a $25,000 donation from the Kaua‘i Filipino Cultural Center on Monday. The funds will go toward construction of a cultural center adjacent to the YMCA in Puhi. When finished, the project will occupy 3.49 acres and will include two buildings — one for the administration, measuring 12,725 square […]

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KCC Digital Photography Student Art Exhibit in Waimea

Some pictures are worth more than a thousand words — they’re priceless. For those who appreciate photography, and for everyone else too, this is good time to check out what Kaua‘i’s aspiring photographers are capturing through their lenses. Kaua’i Community College students in both the introductory and intermediate levels of Digital Photography courses are exhibiting […]

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Hawai‘i Wisdom — December

E lei kau, e lei ho‘oilo i ke aloha “Love is worn like a wreath through the summers and winters.” Love is everlasting. Source: ‘Olelo No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui

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DLNR Goes Indigogo for Rat Control

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources teamed up with the University of Hawai‘i and a nonprofit organization to come up with a creative alternative to save Kaua‘i’s endangered species: Fundraising at Indigogo. The Kaua‘i Forest Bird Recovery Project — a collaborative project of DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife, UH Pacific Cooperative Studies […]

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Kaua‘i Authors and Publishers Unite to Improve Book Quality

By Melissa Mojo Authors and publishers on Kaua‘i are joining forces to improve the professional quality of their books. The brand new trade association Kaua‘i Independent Authors and Publishers Association meets on the third Tuesday evening of every month at a private home in Kapahi. “With the advances in desktop publishing software and the affordability […]

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Revived Waipa Taro Festival Celebrates 5th Edition

By Bernard Gosset About 1,000 people attended the annual Waipa Taro Festival last Sunday, enjoying music and cultural entertainment and checking out food and products from more than 50 vendors, some from other islands. The festival hosted by the Waipa Foundation on Kaua‘i’s North Shore — usually held on the first week of December — […]

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Fine Art Photography Exhibit at Trees Lounge

If you like taking pictures, you’ll probably fall in love with the work of photographer Kristine Ichikawa, who has been doing photography for the last 10 years. For the month of December, Trees Lounge in Wailua will feature Ichikawa’s art, showcasing the local artist’s eye for capturing the beauty of Kaua‘i. “Becoming a photographer evolved […]

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Yes I Kaua‘i Skateshop Better Than Ever

By Léo Azambuja A mover and a shaker, but above all a hardcore skateboarder, Cameron Lovelace is all about rolling. His shop is thriving at a storefront location on Kuhio Highway in Kapa‘a, after changing locations three times. Yes I Kaua‘i Skateshop, the only strictly skateboarding store on the island, opened more than four years […]

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