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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

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

Nets in Old Hawai‘i

By Jan TenBruggencate Master throw-net maker ‘Uncle’ Charlie Pereira has crafted close to 100 nets, and is still going. Here he is at Smith’s Beach in Anahola, getting ready to throw net. It’s difficult to underestimate how important nets and netmaking were to early residents of the Islands. When you think of a [...]

By | August 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Girl Scouts Buy Backpacks, School Supplies for Children in Need

Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi Troop 988 members (left to right) Cairee, Tianny, Danika, Kaori, and Stephanie assembled backpacks as part of the Kaua‘i Economic Opportunity Homeless Program. Using proceeds from their cookie seasons, Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi Troops 823 and 988 of Kaua‘i purchased backpacks and school supplies to provide children on Kaua‘i [...]

By | August 13th, 2016|0 Comments

KPD Honors 87th Police Recruit Class Graduates

The 87th Police Recruit Class poses for a group photo after receiving lei from family and friends following the pinning of the badges. Front Row, left to right, Bobilee Silva; Anthony Honorato; Ashley Carillo; and Ariel Ramos. Back Row, left to right, Eric Ogihara; Stacy Lockhart; Kalani Apilado; Kevin Gras; Scott Logue; and Derrick [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Conservation Experts Red-Listing Hawai‘i’s Plants

Kaua‘i's Schiedea lychnoides. Photo by Ken Wood/NTBG Conservationists statewide have banded together in an unprecedented collaboration to target over half of Hawai‘i’s native plants for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Red List of Threatened Species, according to a news release from the National Tropical Botanical Garden. In August 2015, the [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Eating for Healing — Table 53 at RumFire to Benefit Healing Horses

Healing Horses crew, left to right, Gina Kozerski, Melina Ward and Sandy Webster. Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort is proud to announce Healing Horses, Kaua‘i as its August 2016 beneficiary for the Table 53 program. Net proceeds for all food and beverage at Table #53 in the oceanfront RumFire Po‘ipu Beach restaurant will be donated [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Late Voter Registration at Early Voting in Lihu‘e Neighborhood Center 

The Elections Division of the Office of the County Clerk is informing the public that effective this year, qualified Kaua‘i residents who are not registered to vote may go in-person to the Early Voting facility at the Līhu‘e Neighborhood Center to register and vote. To be eligible to register, you must be a U.S. Citizen, [...]

By | August 7th, 2016|0 Comments