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Island Activities — February 2017

Opaeka‘a Falls Opaeka‘a Falls is a mandatory stop at the lookout at Kuamo‘o Road in Wailua Homesteads, especially after heavy rains. Here, the falls are seen from a unique angle. Photo by Margarette Johannes At the end of Loop Road, a series of waterfalls are perfect for cooling-off during the hot summer months. [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

‘Eat Dessert First’ at Aqua Kaua‘i Beach Resort Feb. 24

You can have your cake and eat it too! By attending the 24th Annual “Eat Dessert First” at Aqua Kaua‘i Beach Resort, you’ll be supporting Kaua‘i’s youth while experiencing sweet flavors from at least 15 local showcase dessert vendors already confirmed. The event is Zonta Club of Kaua‘i’s signature fundraiser, and a portion of the [...]

By | February 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Ho‘onani Hula Celebration — A Lei of Kaua‘i Stars

Ukulele Paradise Experience an evening of beautiful hula and mele with a cast of Kaua‘i stars at the “Ho‘onani Hula Celebration — A Lei of Kaua‘i Stars” presented by Embrace and Celebrate Kaua‘i at the Courtyard by Marriott in Kapa‘a Feb. 22. The evening will kick off with a Hawaiian blessing by Kahu [...]

By | February 18th, 2017|0 Comments

U.S., Japan Successfully Conduct Missile Test on Kaua‘i’s Westside

The USS John Paul Jones is seen here launching a missile to intercept a cruise missile target launched at Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kaua‘i’s Westside, during an exercise Aug. 1, 2015. The USS John Paul Jones successfully conducted another intercept test Feb. 3, in a joint exercise by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Two for One at Bikram Yoga Kaua‘i on Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, Bikram Yoga Kaua‘i in Kapa‘a is giving yoga to celebrate love. Drop in with your sweetheart — or your best buddy — and they can practice for free! All existing members with packages can bring any friend and share the yoga love. Bikram Yoga classes last 90 minutes in a room heated [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Japanese Cadets Aboard Nippon Maru Visit Kaua‘i

On Jan. 6, with more than 500 in attendance, Kaua‘i Community College, along with the County of Kaua‘i, Kaua‘i Japanese Cultural Society, Kaua‘i Buddhist Council and the United Japanese Society of Kaua‘i, hosted 111 Nippon Maru cadets at an island wide luau, according to a KCC news release last week. Lei and flowers adorned tables and a [...]

By | February 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Kaua‘i Streetlights Retrofit Pau

Workers are seen her replacing a streetlight in Lihu‘e. Photo courtesy of County of Kaua‘i All of Kaua‘i’s streetlights have been converted from high-pressure sodium lights to energy-saving LED lights as a result of a joint project between the County of Kaua‘i and Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative, according to a county press release. [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|0 Comments

‘Gardens of Grace, Kaua‘i’ Free Screening Saturday at Kukui Grove Cinema

Leonora Orr Local artist, educator and gardener Leonora Orr will be screening her collaborative film, “Gardens of Grace, Kaua‘i,” Saturday morning at Kukui Grove Cinema in Lihu‘e. Leonora, who produced the film, said her intention and motivation has been to inspire youth to appreciate and spend more time in nature. She also hopes [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Heal Your Soul — Decorated Yoga Teacher from India at Bikram Yoga Kaua‘i

Rajashree Choudhury Rajashree Choudhury, a yoga teacher from India who was five-time world champion by the age of 15, is on Kaua‘i to teach Hatha yoga classes, give lectures and host a retreat at Bikram Yoga Kaua‘i in Kapa‘a. Rajashree has taught thousands of people around the world and is considered one of [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Only with the Heart One Can See Rightly

By Léo Azambuja These siblings wait for someone to adopt them at Kaua‘i Humane Society in Puhi and become their best friend for the rest of their lives. A long time ago, an aviator lost in the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert found a young blonde boy who had royal blood. The [...]

By | January 29th, 2017|0 Comments