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Group Gearing Up for 62-Acre Restoration of Hule‘ia Watershed

By Caroline Farley

Once a vibrant source of food and a tribute to the natural beauty and culture of the island, the Hule‘ia Watershed has been depleted of its resources and native vegetation due to a widespread red mangrove invasion.

This tall, highly invasive tree introduced to Kaua‘i about a century ago, now covers some 62 acres […]

By |July 4th, 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

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

Mayor-A-Thon 2015

By Tommy Noyes

You’re invited to join the bicyclists, runners, walkers and strollers who will once again gather at Kapa‘a Beach Park early Saturday morning June 20 for the 7th annual Mayor-A-Thon.

The theme of this year’s Mayor-A-Thon is “Hats Off to Dads,” in recognition of Fathers Day. Participants who register for the event at will be given hats (while supplies […]

By |June 16th, 2015|0 Comments

KPCC’s Fun Fundraiser

By Léo Azambuja

Kaua‘i’s Filipino community knows how to plan an event like nobody else.

About 500 people attended the Kaua‘i Philippine Cultural Center fundraising at the Grand Ballroom of the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort and Beach Club May 16.

A lavish dinner buffet and top-notch entertainment by the Youth String Ensemble, dancers, and Waianae singer Kristian Lei, along […]

By |June 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Share Your Mana‘o on the Fight to Eradicate Red Mangrove from Hule‘ia River

The nonprofit Malama Hule‘ia has partnered with the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program to develop an action plan to eradicate invasive red mangrove from the Hule‘ia Watershed, including the entire Hule‘ia River valley and estuary.

On June 16, Malama Hule‘ia and UH Sea Grant will share their plan at a public meeting, and are […]

By |June 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Hole Hole Bushi, Songs from the Canefields

From 1885-1924, about 200,000 Japanese came to Hawai‘i to work on the sugar plantations. Many of those issei women, first generation of Japanese immigrants, came as picture brides and found themselves working long hours in the canefields.

Their work was to strip hole hole, or dry leaves, from sugar cane stalks so that it produces more […]

By |June 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Art for the Masses, by the Masses

By Léo Azambuja

Creativity takes courage, the late French painter Henri Matisse once said. For Karlos and Kathy DeTreaux, this sounds just about right.

With 15 minutes to decide whether to embark on a 12-year lease for an all-inclusive art center in the heart of Hanalei Town, Kathy took the leap of courage. Karlos followed suit, and […]

By |June 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Ulutopia Project Thriving at KCC

Protected by mature vegetation and graced by fresh air on Kaua‘i Community College’s 200 acres, an orchard of 64 breadfruit trees planted last December thrives.

The Ulutopia Project — a partnership between KCC and the National Tropical Botanical Garden — is designed for research to promote conservation and use of breadfruit, or ulu, for food and reforestation.

KCC […]

By |June 9th, 2015|0 Comments

‘Adopt an After-School Club’ Program Wins International Rotary Award

Adopt an After-School Club, a mentoring program offering a variety of free activities for students at four elementary schools on Kaua‘i, has been honored by Rotary International with a Significant Achievement Award in May.

For the Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay, it was the second consecutive year, and the fourth time in eight years, that the […]

By |June 8th, 2015|0 Comments