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Līhuʻe — Root and Branch of a Hawaiʻi Town

Pat L. Griffin, author of Līhuʻe — Root and Branch of a Hawaiʻi Town, thoroughly researched the history, changes and personalities that evolved into the island’s civic center. On July 26, she will share some of her knowledge during an informal book talk in Līhuʻe. Those attending the event will enjoy seeing places and people [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Let’s Bon Dance and Celebrate Our Roots!

By Gerald Hirata Kaua‘i Soto Zen Bon Dance 2015 It’s that time of the year again, when we host the largest event on our calendar. It’s our temple’s biggest fundraiser and it’s Kaua‘i’s most festive Bon Dance celebration! This year our theme is “Celebrating Our Roots!” That means you must join us so [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|0 Comments

In Love and War: The World War II Courtship Letters of a Nisei Couple

By Mary Alexander What was it like to be young, in love, living in Hawai‘i, and Japanese-American just after the bombing of Pearl Harbor? Dr. Melody Miyamoto Walters, a graduate of Waimea High School and Professor of History at Collins College helps answer that question as she presents In Love and War: The World War [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Management Plan Completed for Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

View of Kīlauea Point from Mōkōlea Point. Photo courtesy of Greg Stutzer The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday the release of a comprehensive conservation plan outlining the goals, objectives and strategies for managing Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge for the next 15 years. The management plan was developed with input from [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Education, Community Service Now Possible Penalties for Aquatic Violations

‘Ama‘ama, or mullet. From now on, those convicted of catching mullet out of season have to work at fishponds as a sentence rather than paying a fine. Photo courtesy of UH Gov. David Ige Senate Bill 2453 on June 16 authorizing alternative sentencing for aquatic violations. The new law provides clear legal authority [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Feral Cats Still a Threat to Endangered Seabirds

A feral cat caught caught by a night-vision camera is seen here dragging a seabird. Photo courtesy of DLNR. Researchers discovered the bodies of six endangered Hawaiian Petrels at a remote breeding colony in Hono o Na Pali Natural Area Reserve, Kaua‘i two weeks ago. All had been dragged from their breeding burrows by [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Koke‘e Plum Season Opens Saturday

Koke‘e Plum. Contributed photo The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will open this year’s season for plum harvesting at Koke‘e State Park this Saturday. But state officials are not being too optimistic about this year’s crop. “This year the plum crop is poor and small,” David Tsuchiya, Westside Kaua‘i Parks supervisor said [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|0 Comments

The Rainmaker

By Léo Azambuja Father and sons discuss the drought Never trust a con man. Unless a drought is killing your cattle, your daughter can’t find a suitor, your youngest son believes he is as dumb as a rock and your older son is the biggest pain in the okole. And that’s how The [...]

By | June 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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