Balancing Past and Future at Ke Kahua O Kaneiolouma

By Léo Azambuja

For more than 15 years, a group of about 35 people has been working diligently to bring back a massive socio-cultural and historical site on Kaua‘i’s South Shore that was once one of the most important gathering places on the island.

“I had a mission and a vision of what lies here. And to […]

By |July 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Fun After the Fourth: 14th Annual Hanalei Beach Cleanup 
July 5

If you want to extend the Fourth of July fun an extra day, join the 14th Annual Hanalei Beach cleanup Sunday, July 5, from 7 to 9 a.m. at Hanalei Pavilion Beach Park, sponsored by the St. Regis Princeville Resort.

Each year, Independence Day celebrations leave exploded fireworks debris on the Hanalei Bay shoreline. The beach cleanup […]

By |June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Sea Cucumbers in a Pickle, BLNR Approves 120-Day Harvesting Ban (w/ video)

The state Board of Land and Natural Resources approved a rule last week to make it illegal to take any species of sea cucumber from Hawai‘i State waters for the next 120 days.

This is in response to an investigation by officers of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement, […]

By |June 29th, 2015|0 Comments

The Garden Isle’s Fossil-Rich Landscape

By Jan TenBruggencate

A lot of folks think of fossils in terms of dinosaurs — things a couple of hundred million years old.

A place like Kaua‘i, which emerged from the ocean just five million years ago, couldn’t have much of a fossil supply. Right?

Wrong. There are fossils all over the island — fossil shells, fossil birds, […]

By |June 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Island Activities — June 2015

Stories and photos by Chandley G. Jackson

At the Aloha-N-Paradise Art Gallery, satisfied customers thank Kelsey at the espresso bar for “the best coffee in town.” Kelsey indeed brews up some magic. “I had my first espresso ever here long ago,” she says. There is an art to making a perfect cappuccino, and this Waimea wahine […]

By |June 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Fukushima Four Years Later: Are We Safe?

By Ruby Pap

This may go without saying, but don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. It is disheartening to see so much misinformation bleeding online.

Four years ago, after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in Japan, there was a bright red “radioactivity map” all over the Internet claiming to depict the radioactive plume […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Going Feral at the Pig

By Anni Caporuscio

The Feral Pig refers to itself as “pork-centric”, which I take to mean “concerned with all things pork.”

This, however, is not what makes its clientele so comfortable.

The Pig — as its regulars call it — is a watering hole, a great place for a sandwich, a good place for news and to meet people. […]

By |June 21st, 2015|0 Comments

UH: Deep-Sea Sharks Are Buoyant (w/ video)

Scientists from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and University of Tokyo revealed that two species of deep-sea sharks, sixgill and prickly sharks, are positively buoyant — they have to work harder to swim downward than up and they can glide uphill for minutes at a time without using their tails.

Conventional wisdom suggests sharks are […]

By |June 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Invitation to Ride

By Larry Feinstein

Pack your bags; we’re going for a ride. You have to meet me in San Francisco on the afternoon of Sept. 8 because that is when we pick up our Indian Chieftain, a legendary bike, beautifully brought back to life a few years ago. In all my years of riding, I have never […]

By |June 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Legendary Band Hot Tuna to Play at KCC Saturday Night (w/ video)

It’s not every day that Kaua‘i residents have a chance to attend a concert by some of America’s most legendary, influential, genre-hopping musicians.

And the chance is this Saturday evening, when Hot Tuna’s Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady — founders and core members of Hot Tuna — will play at the Performing Arts Center at Kaua‘i […]

By |June 17th, 2015|0 Comments