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Historical Ghost Story Murder Mystery Debuts on Kaua‘i

By Melissa Mojo

The time is August 1888, and the residents of the Sinclair sugar plantation are knee-deep in spirits and suspicions in the Ghost of the Sinclair Plantation, presented by Tropicbird Entertainment as a dinner theater on Aug. 28 at Courtyard by Marriott.

“The ghost of the beautiful Beulah Sinclair haunts the stage, seeking her murderer — and […]

By |August 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Public Meeting Wednesday — Ha‘ena State Park Master Plan, EIS

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks will hold a public meeting in Hanalei this week on the Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Ha‘ena State Park. The public is encouraged to provide input during the meeting.

Ha‘ena State Park lies at the end of the road on Kauaʻi’s North […]

By |August 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Kalalau Trail Safety Video Released (w/ video)

The Kalalau Trail in the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park is likely the most heavily used hiking trail in Hawai‘i. An estimated 500,000 visitors and residents use the trail each year. Sandwiched between the ocean and the towering cliffs of the Na Pali Coast, the trail is widely featured in guide books, travel websites […]

By |August 10th, 2015|0 Comments

KCC Cleans Puhi Plantation Camp Cemetery

Kaua‘i Community College faculty and staff joined hands to clean the Puhi Plantation Camp Cemetery on KCC grounds earlier this week, as part of the University of Hawai‘i Community College System’s 50th Anniversary.

About 50 faculty, staff and community volunteers cleared debris and trash, dug away weeds, cleaned grave markers and placed fresh flowers at the […]

By |August 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Ige Signs Ha‘ena Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area into Law

Gov. David Ige has signed into law the Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area for Ha‘ena, Kaua‘i. The state of Hawai‘i’s first CBSFA was filed Tuesday, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

The result of years of discussions and collaboration between the Ha‘ena community and various stakeholders, this historic rules package gives the Ha‘ena […]

By |August 5th, 2015|0 Comments

DLNR Wants Public’s Mana‘o on Draft EIS for Ha‘ena Park Plan

After several years of research, community meetings and previous attempts to develop a master plan for the park, the Division of State Parks of the Department of Land and Natural Resources has completed a master plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement for Ha‘ena State Park.

And they want the public’s input on it.

Together with a 32-member […]

By |July 31st, 2015|0 Comments

Kīlauea Point Releases DEA to Avoid Local Extinction of ‘Ua‘u

Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge announced today the release of a Draft Environmental Assessment to gage the effects of a plan to avoid a potential local extinction of the ‘ua‘u, or Hawaiian petrel, from Kaua‘i.

‘Ua‘u, one of the rarest endemic species in Hawai‘i, measures 16 inches from head to tail, with a three-foot wingspan. They […]

By |July 20th, 2015|1 Comment

‘The Legacy Lives On’ — 30 Years Koloa Plantation Days 

This year’s Koloa Plantation Days is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the theme, “The Legacy Lives On.” From July 17 through 26, more than 30 events will celebrate the plantation heritage and modern-day vitality of Koloa and Po‘ipu, on Kaua‘i’s South Shore.

During this 10-day family-oriented festival, the public will be able to learn about Koloa’s […]

By |July 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Cigarettes, Tobacco Products, E-Cigs banned in State Parks

Smoking is now banned in all Hawai‘i State Parks, as a new law — Act 123, SLH 2015 — went into effect July 1, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

The ban includes smoking cigarettes, as well as electronic cigarettes and all tobacco products in all state parks in Hawai‘i. It applies to […]

By |July 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop Saturday

Building on the knowledge gained at April’s agroforestry workshop, Regenerations Botanical Garden will be delving into the art of fruit tree pruning in a half-day workshop Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The workshop will be held at Kaua‘i Food Forest, at Wai Koa Plantation off of Kahiliholo Road in Kalihiwai, Kaua‘i’s North Shore.

Proper pruning of fruit […]

By |July 9th, 2015|0 Comments