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Na Wahine Ali‘i — A Visit with Emma and Liliu‘okalani

Queen Liliuʻokalani The Kaua‘i Historical Society will be presenting two dramatic interpretations of the inner thoughts and personal perspectives of two noble queens of Hawai‘i on two dates, Feb. 13 and 14. “These will be in a fairly intimate setting and very different perspectives of both queens,” said Donna Stewart, of the Kaua‘i [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Explore the Magical, Mysterious World of Mushrooms Sunday

A wild mushroom, likely an Amanita muscaria, is seen here at the Berry Flat trail in Koke‘e. Learn how to coax majestic angel wings from a bucket of coffee grounds. Join Tammy Davis as she shares her love and fascination of the unbelievable world of edible and medicinal mushrooms. This Sunday, Tammy will teach [...]

By |February 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Carvalho on D.C. Trip — ‘We Managed to Accomplish What We Set Out to’

While in Washington D.C., Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. presented U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx with a miniature canoe inscribed with the words 'You can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust the sails to reach your destination.' Returning from a recent trip to Washington D.C. to attend the 84th Winter [...]

By |February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Wai‘ale‘ale Project on the Menu at RumFire’s Table 53

Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort announced this week the University of Hawai‘i Foundation’s Wai‘ale‘ale Project at Kaua‘i Community College has been selected as its beneficiary for the Table 53 program in February. Net proceeds for all food and beverage from Table #53 in the oceanfront RumFire Po‘ipu Beach restaurant will be used to fund scholarships for high [...]

By |February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Growing the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers at KCC

Margaret Schlass, owner of One Woman Farm, is greeted by Kaua'i’s agriculture community members. As part of its emphasis on promoting agricultural and science careers, Kauaʻi Community College launched its Agriculture and Science Speaker Series on Monday, January 25. Opening the evening was a showing of Farmland, a documentary on the lives of [...]

By |January 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Island School Celebrates 39 Years Friday

Island School choir This is the last year Island School gets to celebrate before hitting the Big Four-Oh. The Puhi-based school is celebrating its 39th anniversary at a special Birthday Assembly Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Wilcox Gymnasium on the Island School Campus. Song and dance, including traditional Hawaiian chant and dance [...]

By |January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

NOAA Withdrawals Humpback Whale Sanctuary Expansion Proposal

Photo courtesy of Kalasara Setaysha/Koholā Leo The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency announced Tuesday it is withdrawing a proposal to expand the boundaries of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and include additional species. "After listening to input from the community and the state, NOAA is withdrawing the proposal to expand [...]

By |January 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Public Talk on Nēnē’s Recovery in Hanalei Thursday

Two nēnē are seen here at Kapa‘a New Town Park with the Sleeping Giant mountain on the background. The Kaua‘i Nēnē Habitat Conservation Plan will hold the first in a series of public talks this week on the state bird of Hawai‘i, the endangered Nēnē. Project Coordinator Dr. Christian Vlautin will provide information [...]

By |January 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Historical Society Annual Meeting Today at Island School

The Kaua‘i Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at Island School today, this Saturday, at 1 p.m. The school is behind Kaua‘i Community College in Puhi. During the meeting, KHS Executive Director Helen Wong Smith will show which online resources contain credible information on Hawaiʻiʻs history. A librarian and archivist with more than 35 [...]

By |January 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Aloha Is in the Air — Island Air Returning to Kaua‘i 

Island Air announced on Thursday its plans to restore service to Kaua‘i, with six daily round-trip flights between Honolulu and Lihu‘e Airport effective March 15, subject to government approval, according to company officials. “Island Air’s return to Kaua‘i with service between Lihu‘e and Honolulu is great news! This will create local jobs and contribute to [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments