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Kaua‘i Dance Center 19th Annual Recital Showcase

North Shore Princeville Community Center dance class studentsAriana Welborn and Sophie Cornell after their showcase. Contributed photo Bravo! The Kauai Dance Center’s 19th annual Recital Showcase took place at their Nawiliwili studio and theatre last Saturday. Each Showcase featured students demonstrating their classical ballet class, as well as hip hop and lyrical performances. [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

DLNR Forestry Workshop for Landowners Saturday

A taro patch in Kalalau Valley. Photo by Halli Holmgren Kaua‘i landowners are invited to attend a forestry workshop on next Saturday at 9 a.m. to learn about how they can benefit from state and federal landowner assistance programs that support forest restoration efforts. The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of [...]

By | December 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Annual Closure of ‘Ama‘ama Season Effective Tomorrow Through April 1

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced this week the pawning season is here for ‘ama‘ama (striped mullet), which puts the popular nearshore fish off-limits from December through March. “‘Ama‘ama are about to enter their peak spawning season, which increases their vulnerability to fishing pressure,” said Bruce Anderson, DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources administrator. “The annual [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

‘Food and Power in Hawai‘i: Visions of Food Democracy’ Depicts Diverse Food Challenges

A rich compilation of case studies by island scholars and writers, a recently published book edited by University of Hawai‘i professors explores the diversity of food challenges faced by the state, according to a UH press release. Food and Power in Hawai‘i: Visions of Food Democracy, edited by Aya H. Kimura and Krisnawati Suryanata of UH Mānoa’s College [...]

By | November 19th, 2016|0 Comments

New UH Study: Warm Climate More Sensitive to CO2 Changes

Global mean temperature anomaly with respect to preindustrial reference level. Graphic courtesy of UH It is well-established in the scientific community that increases in atmospheric CO2 levels result in global warming, but the magnitude of the effect may vary depending on average global temperature, as reported by the University of Hawai‘i. A new [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

‘Aloha – What it Means to My Ohana and Yours’ Introduces the Art of Building Character Through Aloha.

Aloha has become a universal word, but what does it really mean beyond the greeting that we hear so often? Answering that question is the theme behind a beautifully done 38-page book featuring 11 full-color illustrations depicting life in Hawai‘i. “Aloha – What it Means to My Ohana and Yours” tells the story and lessons [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|0 Comments

KVMH 12th Annual Golf Tournament in Po‘ipu Sunday — Register by Thursday

Left to right, Roger Honjo, Noel Udaundo, Mark Chinen and Teo Serrano during last year's tournament. Support a cause while having a ton of fun during the Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital 12th Annual Golf Tournament at Po‘ipu Bay Golf Course this Sunday. Registration deadline is Thursday. This long-running tournament has become a classic [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Hanamā‘ulu Woman Dies in Waters off Hanakāpī‘ai Beach Saturday

Hanakāpī‘ai Beach. Photo courtesy of Harmony Holmgren The body of a Hanamā‘ulu woman was recovered Saturday afternoon from waters off Hanakāpī‘ai Beach on Kaua‘i’s North Shore, according to a County of Kaua‘i press release. Police have identified her as 53-year-old Janet Ballesteros. If confirmed as a drowning, Ballesteros’ death would be the 13th [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Po‘ipu Food & Wine Festival at Kukui‘ula through Sunday

The four-day Po‘ipu Food & Wine Festival at The Shops at Kukui‘ula is going until Sunday, with several activities planned for food, wine and music lovers. The festival kicked off Wednesday with the Kaua‘i Community College Culinary Arts program at the Kaua‘i Culinary Market. On Thursday, the festival offered hands-on cooking class with some of [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Pineapple Pilates Opens at Harbor Mall

Opening of Pineapple Pilates Kaua‘i on Thursday. Photo by Emily Manuel Kaua‘i’s newest Pilates studio opened in style at the Harbor Mall in Nawiliwili Thursday evening, with several people attending the event. The grand opening ceremony of Pineapple Pilates Kaua‘i included ribbon cutting by the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce, plus  champagne, snacks, Pilates [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments