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8th Annual Kaua‘i Kau Wela Summer Festival at Kamokila Today and Tomorrow

Kau Wela Summer Festival The 8th Annual Kaua‘i Kau Wela Summer Festival at Kamokila Hawaiian Village kicks off this evening at 5 p.m., with the Evening of Wela. The gates open at 4 p.m., and today’s event lasts until 8 p.m. There will be fire dancing, a torch-lighting ceremony and tahitian drummers. Singer-songwriter [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Assembling the Community of Tahiti

Urahutia at the Poipu Sheraton ‘Auli‘i Lu‘au. Urahutia Productions. Photo courtesy of Roxanne McCann In Tahitian, the word heiva (hei meaning to assemble, and va meaning community places) refers to activities, pastimes, physical exercise and festivals. In ancient times, music, dancing, singing and sports were essential components of religious and political ceremonies. Dance [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Island Activities — May 2016

The Hikianalia. Photo by Aliana Ho The Hikianalia sailing canoe hosted a group of children learning how to sail in April. Aliana Ho brought along her SLR camera and took the opportunity to shoot video footage and snap a few pictures of her friends during this unforgettable trip in this one-of-a-kind canoe owned [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Two Plane Crashes Monday — Five Dead on Kaua‘i, Two Survive on O‘ahu

Port Allen Airport in Hanapepe Two planes went down in Hawai‘i Monday morning. On Kaua‘i, all five occupants died. On O‘ahu, one occupant was taken to a hospital while another walked away. Fire officials confirmed five adults died in a fiery plane crash in Hanapēpē, Kaua‘i's Westside, early this morning, according to a [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

The Nature of Seeds: Why Some Seeds Sleep and Other Curious Questions

Dr. Carol Baskin The secret life of plants is something we will never fully understand. But what we already know is quite amazing. Next Tuesday, the National Tropical Botanical Garden and Kaua‘i Community College will again team up for a thought-provoking talk-story. “The Nature of Seeds: Why Some Seeds Sleep and Other Curious [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|0 Comments

KCC Students Celebrate Graduation at Vidinha Stadium

Kaua‘i Community College students. Contributed photo Students from 10 University of Hawai‘i campuses, including Kaua‘i Community College, participated in commencement ceremonies across the state last Friday. KCC students celebrated their hard work at a ceremony at Vidinha Stadium in Lihu‘e, starting at 6:15 p.m. May 13. Kuʻualoha Hoʻomanawanui (BA, Hawaiian Studies; MA, Polynesian Religion; [...]

By | May 19th, 2016|0 Comments

The Good, the Fun and the Ugly — Wear Your Ugly Aloha Shirt and Join the Crew

Ugly Aloha Shirt riders last December included (front row) Roland Tanicala, Tommy Noyes, Ugliest Aloha Shirt contest winner Bruce Whale, Audrey Valenciano, Steven Yee and Roy Yamagata. On back row: Scott McCubbins, Lori Stitt, Lori Benkert, Karen Yee, Larry LaSota, and Angelo Catiggay. Photo by Lem Soria This Thursday, Ugly Aloha Shirt bicycle [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|0 Comments

UH Researchers Estimate Possible Mega-Earthquake in the Aleutians

The map showing the Aleutians with respect to Hawai‘i. The red and yellow arcs indicate the sections of the Aleutian subduction zones considered in the probability analysis. Stars and dates indicate epicenters of prior 20th century great earthquakes (Mw > 8). Credit: Butler et al., 2016. A team of researchers from the University [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|0 Comments

NTBG’s Diane Ragone to Receive The Garden Club of America’s Medal of Honor

Dr. Diane Ragone The National Tropical Botanical Garden announced last week The Garden Club of America has named Dr. Diane Ragone, Director of NTBG’s Breadfruit Institute, as the recipient of its 2016 Medal of Honor. The medal, which is given for outstanding service to horticulture, will be presented in a ceremony at GCA’s [...]

By | May 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Broadway Musical ‘Carnival’ at KCC

The cast of Carnival is seen here during a rehearsal. The Kaua‘i Community College Music Department will present a fully-staged musical production of Carnival a musical that has thrilled audiences since its Broadway premiere in 1961. Directed by Greg Shepherd with choreography by Dallas McCurley, Carnival tells the story of Lili Daurier, a [...]

By | May 14th, 2016|0 Comments