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KIFB — Feeding the Keiki, Kupuna, Kama‘aina for More Than 20 Years

By Katie Quinn The Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank is growing up. Formally known as the Kaua‘i Food Bank, KIFB is celebrating its 23rd birthday in style with a Birthday Bash Aug. 18 at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Lihu‘e. The Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank is growing up. Formally known as the Kaua‘i Food [...]

By | 2017-07-31T15:28:12+00:00 August 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital

Original Mahelona Hospital, circa 1940. 1917 — Hospital opens a 50-bed hospital for local tuberculosis patients. 1951 — New 110-bed Main Hospital Building is completed. It was dedicated on June 14, 1952. 1960 — Hospital begins treatment of mentally ill, in response to decline of the number of tuberculosis patients. For the next [...]

By | 2017-06-25T21:47:06+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

‘Through the Years,’ Mahelona Hospital Celebrates Centennial

By Léo Azambuja A portrait of Samuel Mahelona is seen here hanging at Samuel Mahelona Hospital’s lobby. The portrait was dedicated to his mother, Emma Kauikeolani Wilcox, by her children Alice Kauikeolani Wilcox and Allen Clessen Wilcox. A century ago, a grieving Hawaiian mother set out to build a hospital that would treat [...]

By | 2017-06-25T21:41:45+00:00 July 1st, 2017|0 Comments

KPCC, a Place for All

By Léo Azambuja From left to right, Kaua‘i Philippine Cultural Center President and Chair Lesther Calipjo, KPCC Board Member Paul Kyno, mason Haunga Tautuafoa, KPCC Board Member Marynel Valenzuela and KPCC Board Member Edwin Navarro are seen here at the cultural center’s site in May. “Ang hindi lumingon sa pinanggalingan, hindi makakarating sa [...]

By | 2017-06-01T17:55:57+00:00 June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

The Wilcox Sisters’ Legacy

By Léo Azambuja The staff of Waioli Corporation tried some historic outfits for this photo at the Grove Farm Homestead Museum’s lanai. Here, Maile Kennedy wears a holoku that belonged to Mabel Wilcox, while Brandon Fujioka, left, and Harold Rosa wear palaka shirts (plantation workers’ shirts) that are part of the museum’s collection. [...]

By | 2017-05-10T20:47:04+00:00 May 1st, 2017|0 Comments

The Beautiful Lei Po‘o

By Léo Azambuja Kaua‘i resident and lei po‘o maker Elvrine Chow, standing, shows the lei po‘o she taught Hope Tams, of Nevada, to make for her wedding in March. The lei po‘o, in all its beauty, is a lei especially made to be worn on the head, looking like a crown of flowers, [...]

By | 2017-04-01T07:51:32+00:00 April 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Chiefess Kamakahelei, Ali‘i Nui o Kaua‘i

By Léo Azambuja Kaua‘i Museum Executive Director Chucky Boy Chock is seen here with a painting of Chiefess Kamakahelei, in exhibit at the museum. The painting was done by Evelyn Ritter, who has portrayed several chiefs and royalty also in exhibit at Kaua‘i Museum in Lihu‘e. Chiefess Kamakahelei ruled over Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau [...]

By | 2017-03-01T12:39:11+00:00 March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Be My Valentine — Seven Hawaiian Love Tales

The Legend of the Hau Blossom Photo by Daniel Finchum (www.kauaiainaart.com) Pōhuehue and Kaunaʻoa lived near Kahana Bay on O‘ahu. They loved each other deeply. One day, after an argument, Pōhuehue got into his canoe and paddled to Lānaʻi. Kaunaʻoa became very sad and afraid she would never see her lover again. Pōhuehue [...]

By | 2017-02-01T11:02:58+00:00 February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Kaua‘i — Reiki’s Gateway to the West

By Léo Azambuja Hawayo Takata Early in the 20th century, a tiny baby girl was born to Japanese immigrant workers on Kaua‘i. She was so small that her parents picked a name representing something huge; the Big Island of Hawai‘i. And accordingly, her accomplishments in life — and beyond it — were monumental. [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:45:44+00:00 January 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Festival of Lights — 20 Years Brightening Christmas on Kaua‘i

By Léo Azambuja Elizabeth Freeman, founder and director of the Festival of Lights, inside the Historic County Building in Lihu‘e. Photo courtesy of Festival of Lights/Ron Kosen For the last two decades, the Festival of Lights in Lihu‘e has become part of the local folklore during the holiday season, with its creative and [...]

By | 2016-12-01T13:29:53+00:00 December 1st, 2016|0 Comments