New App Lists Benefits and Risks of Fish Consumption

BeneFISHiary, an app created in part by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Office of Public Health Studies Assistant Professor Catherine Pirkle, provides location-specific data and the risks and benefits of Bermudian fish species. Pirkle worked in close collaboration with Philippe Rouja of the Ocean and Human Health Research Programme in Bermuda and Tidjane Tall of [...]

By | August 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Obama Announces Expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Green sea turtle. Photo by Ryann Williams/NOAA President Barack Obama announced today he will expand the existing Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) by 442,781 square miles, bringing the total protected area of the expanded monument to 582,578 square miles, according to a PMNM news release. Today’s action creates the largest protected [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Ono Family Restaurant

By Anni Caporuscio This is a full order or Tropical Pancakes, a stack of seriously fat cakes topped with bananas, coconuts and macadamia nuts. But inside each cake is a layer of molten bananas and coconut. Top this with their homemade coconut syrup and you’re set. Kaua‘i locals know how to eat breakfast. [...]

By | August 25th, 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 | August 24th, 2016|0 Comments

New Tsunami Evacuation Zones

By Ruby Pap Latest tsunami evacuation map for Wailua to Keālia, showing the normal and extreme tsunami evacuation zones. Courtesy of Kaua‘i County Civil Defense Agency I was challenged at a recent public meeting by a particularly inquisitive individual. He wanted to know why the Eastside’s tsunami evacuation zones were so large, especially [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

CJM Bull Bash

By Léo Azambuja Taylor Langtad CJM Country Stables and Kaua‘i Paniolo Rodeo Association hosted the Bull Bash and the 5th Annual Music in the Country: Food Truck Frenzy & Barrel Racing at CJM Stables rodeo arena in the evening of July 22. The event, part of the Koloa Plantation Days celebrations, included bull [...]

By | August 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Island Activities — August 2016

The Awa‘awapuhi Trail in Koke‘e is 3.2 miles long, mostly downhill, leading to a breathtaking lookout. Look closely in the middle of this photo and you will notice a narrow path (posted as off-limits to hikers) about a hundred feet long and a few inches wide, with daunting drop-offs of hundreds of feet on both [...]

By | August 21st, 2016|0 Comments

NTBG’s Breadfruit Institute Director to Be Honored at Breadfruit Summit on O‘ahu

Diane Ragone, left, distributing ʻulu in Hauʻula. Photo courtesy of UH The upcoming inaugural Pacific Global Breadfruit Summit on O‘ahu will bring together experts and practitioners who will share development breakthroughs and practical applications in energy, food security, health and disaster preparedness using ‘ulu, or breadfruit, as reported by the University of Hawai‘i. [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|0 Comments

KCC’s Aquaponics, Apiary Programs Pass $25K in Sales

Ueli Muller sells Kauaʻi Community College produce at the Kauaʻi Market. Photo courtesy of UH Kaua‘i Community College’s aquaponics program reached a milestone — since 2013, the program has sold more than $25,000 of produce and honey cultivated in its aquaponics and apiary facilities at the Kauaʻi Community Market, according to a news [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Theater Arts Program Empowers Kaua‘i Teens to Fly

The Center for Spiritual Living Kaua‘i is offering Flying Solo, a free empowerment theater arts program, which provides teenagers aged 13 to 18 the opportunity to explore their creativity, tell their stories and share their truth through theater. During the six-week course, beginning Sept. 8, participants will learn character development, writing, improvisation, voices and pantomime [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|0 Comments