Around the Island

In Focus — Dancing with the Spirits

By Léo Azambuja Every summer, the Buddhist temples on Kaua‘i join a Japanese cultural and spiritual tradition that has been around for more than 600 years — the Bon Dance. From June through [...]

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Kaua’i Music Festival Boosts Local Songwriters

By Léo Azambuja A one-of-a-kind annual songwriting event offers local talent an opportunity to fine-tune their craft and be heard and discovered by local and Mainland producers. “We’re now in our [...]

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Hawai‘i Wisdom — July

‘Ai a pu‘u ka nuku Eat until the lips protrude. Eat until one can take no more. Source: ‘Olelo No‘eau by Mary Kawena Pukui. Nina Simone Poele O Kapahi, never one to pass a treat, enjoys a dog [...]

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Carvalho Joins Statewide Sustainability Commitment (w/ video)

Kaua‘i Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. joined Gov. Neil Abercrombie, all other county mayors and Office of Hawaiian Affairs leadership to launch the Aloha+ Challenge: A Culture of Sustainability — He [...]

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Swimming for Canoes

By Léo Azambuja An annual open-ocean swim in Hanalei that became nationally famous in 2013 is expected to attract a record number of participants this year. “We expect more than 300 swimmers this [...]

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‘Lessons of Aloha’ at Koloa Plantation Days

By Léo Azambuja Starting on the third week of this month, more than 25 family events over the course of 10 days will celebrate the plantation heritage and the liveliness of one the most charming [...]

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Ocean Film Festival at Waipa for the Whole Family

By Léo Azambuja Combining the power of the ocean with the voices and vision of people from around the world can have a powerful and lasting impact. On July 26, right at sunset, the Ocean Film [...]

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HCT Presents Summer Stars at KCC

Hawai‘i Children’s Theatre once again returns to the Performing Arts Center at Kaua‘i Community College for performances by the students of the Summer Stars program. This is an opportunity for [...]

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New Website Shares Data on Kaua‘i’s Climate

Talking about the weather is no small talk on Kaua‘i. Local residents and returning visitors know well how heavy rains can cause extensive damage. Roads collapse, the ocean turns brown, homes flood [...]

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Fire Ravages Coco Palms on Fourth of July (w/ video)

By Léo Azambuja Two dozen firefighters from four fire stations joined efforts for several hours to battle a fire that ravaged through the decaying structures of the iconic Coco Palms Resort on [...]

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