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Anahola Beach Park Cleanup Saturday

Join Sustainable Coastlines and Surfrider Foundation as they host a cleanup on Kaua‘i like never before. By mixing multiple locations, school buses, prize giveaways, treasure hunts, games, live music and plastic-free meals, they hope to leave people inspired and proud of their hard work volunteering to remove thousands of pounds of debris from Anahola’s shoreline. [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

What a Swell Party!

By Melissa Mojo The music of the legendary Cole Porter comes alive when Kaua‘i Voices, the island’s highly popular auditioned choral ensemble, presents What a Swell Party! on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m., at St. Michael’s Church in Lihu‘e. “Cole Porter is a [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Artist Captures Soul of Kaua‘i by Using 1850s Photographic Technique

An award winning photo at the Contemporary Photography Hawai‘i 2016, by Daniel Finchum. Visitors can anticipate a unique experience while visiting local artist Daniel Finchum’s “Kama’aina Soul – Anthology,” an exhibit of wet plate collodion images at the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery in Lihu‘e this month. Wet plate collodion is an early [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Blessing Held for Kaniko‘o Phase II in Līhu‘e

Kevin Carney, Vice President, EAH Housing, Gov. David Ige, Makani Maeva, President and CEO of Ahe Group, County Housing Director Kanani Fu, Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. and Council Chair Mel Rapozo express their delight in untying the maile lei. The ceremony marks the official opening of Kaniko‘o Phase II, an affordable rental complex for [...]

By | January 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day will feature a new twist this year, with an invitation for everybody on the island to stand up and walk together for what they believe is important, as King and his comrades once did. The celebration starts at 9:30 a.m. Monday, at the Lihu‘e Neighborhood Center, at 3353 Eono [...]

By | January 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Anaina Hou Mo‘olelo Series Launches Today at Kilauea Parish Hall

Anaina Hou Community Park is launching a new series of free community events this year. They will present the first Anaina Hou Mo‘olelo Series event today at the Parish Hall in Kilauea. This “talk story” series is designed to bring the community together to honor our past through stories from kupuna and historians, celebrating the [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Ma‘awe — The Craft and Utility of Hawaiian Fiber Arts


Prof. Maile Andrade of the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at UH Mānoa will give a free talk on Hawaiian plant fiber arts. Contributed photo. Join Professor Maile Andrade for “Ma‘awe — The Craft and Utility of Hawaiian Fiber Arts,” an overview of the plants and cultural practices of kapa (bark cloth), ulana [...]

By | January 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Kaua‘i to Host DLNR’s 2nd Informational Meeting on Sea Level Rise Adaptation

Hanalei Bay. Photo courtesy of Joel Guy / www.hanaleishack.com The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will hold an informational meeting on sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation on Kaua‘i next Monday evening in Lihu‘e. “We are in the process of developing a Sea Level Rise Vulnerability & Adaptation Report (SLR Report) [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Emily Elbert Plays at Hanalei Strings Sunday Evening

Emily Elbert A year ago, singer and songwriter Emily Elbert shared the stage on Kaua‘i with long-time friend and collaborator, Peter Sprague. Now the 28-year-old folk/soul/jazz/pop artist is back on Kaua‘i for an intimate performance at Hanalei Strings Sunday at 7:30 p.m. “Hanalei Strings provides such a welcoming, creative environment,” Emily said. “I’ll [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Vehicles Killed 50 Nene in Last 2 Years (w/ video)

Two nēnē cruise at Kapa‘a New Town Park. Once reduced to about 50 individuals in the mid-20th century, the nene population rebounded thanks to aggressive conservation efforts by government agencies, nonprofit organizations and concerned citizens. But this unique, endemic Hawaiian goose is far from being safe from the threat of extinction. With nearly [...]

By | January 2nd, 2017|0 Comments