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KCC Digital Photography Student Art Exhibit in Waimea

Some pictures are worth more than a thousand words — they’re priceless. For those who appreciate photography, and for everyone else too, this is good time to check out what Kaua‘i’s aspiring photographers are capturing through their lenses. Kaua’i Community College students in both the introductory and intermediate levels of Digital Photography courses are exhibiting […]

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DLNR Goes Indigogo for Rat Control

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources teamed up with the University of Hawai‘i and a nonprofit organization to come up with a creative alternative to save Kaua‘i’s endangered species: Fundraising at Indigogo. The Kaua‘i Forest Bird Recovery Project — a collaborative project of DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife, UH Pacific Cooperative Studies […]

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Kaua‘i Authors and Publishers Unite to Improve Book Quality

By Melissa Mojo Authors and publishers on Kaua‘i are joining forces to improve the professional quality of their books. The brand new trade association Kaua‘i Independent Authors and Publishers Association meets on the third Tuesday evening of every month at a private home in Kapahi. “With the advances in desktop publishing software and the affordability […]

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Revived Waipa Taro Festival Celebrates 5th Edition

By Bernard Gosset About 1,000 people attended the annual Waipa Taro Festival last Sunday, enjoying music and cultural entertainment and checking out food and products from more than 50 vendors, some from other islands. The festival hosted by the Waipa Foundation on Kaua‘i’s North Shore — usually held on the first week of December — […]

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Fine Art Photography Exhibit at Trees Lounge

If you like taking pictures, you’ll probably fall in love with the work of photographer Kristine Ichikawa, who has been doing photography for the last 10 years. For the month of December, Trees Lounge in Wailua will feature Ichikawa’s art, showcasing the local artist’s eye for capturing the beauty of Kaua‘i. “Becoming a photographer evolved […]

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Reward Increased to $10K for Information on Monk Seal Pup Killer

The Humane Society of the United States, along with the Conservation Council for Hawai‘i, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Monk Seal Foundation are now rewarding $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for killing of a baby monk seal in Anahola last Sunday. The amount is double […]

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KCC Blesses State Commissioned Sculpture and New Lanai

Kauaʻi Community College held joint blessings of its new Lanai and the state-commissioned cast bronze ”Holomua” on Oct. 29 with more than 150 faculty, staff, students, guests and state and county officials, including Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. “Holomua and the Lanai collectively provide an inviting entrance to the College and place to stop and reflect, relax […]

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Loneliness and the Technology Placebo

Larry Feinstein When I left the New York City world of broadcast advertising in ’86, the fax machine was revolutionizing communications, and only some science fiction writers envisioned today. While I know progress is our cultural mantra, I feel the need to appreciate where we have come from, taking the best of it moving forward. […]

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Wailua’s Hindu Monastery

By Virginia Beck I first became aware of Hinduism at 9 years old, living in Karachi, Pakistan. That colorful culture was the mixture of Hindus and Muslims. Massive civil war between the two had shaken India, and Gandhi had helped restore order. Pakistan was divided from India, with mostly Muslims remaining in Pakistan. What was […]

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Pink Sunday is Back

By Léo Azambuja Last year’s success of the first Pink Sunday called for a second edition. So the YWCA fundraising event is back, but with improvements. “We’re trying to make it a little more family oriented,” event chair Heather Singleton said of this year’s Pink Sunday, which raises funds for the nonprofit’s programs to end […]

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