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Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula

By Léo Azambuja Helen Lacono, right, and Ku‘u Breen, of Hanapepe Café Every Wednesday, locals and visitors come to The Shops at Kukui‘ula mall in Po‘ipu for a pau hana style from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The Kaua‘i Culinary Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, tropical flowers, agricultural value-added products and a lot of [...]

By | 2017-04-24T20:17:49+00:00 April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

A Lei of Kaua‘i Stars

By Léo Azambuja Hui o Mapuana's Hula Nani of Japan The grounds of the Courtyard by Marriott in Waipouli became the stage for Ho‘onani Hula Celebration — A Lei of Kaua‘i Stars, featuring a string of Kaua‘i and Japan kumu hula Feb. 22. The evening kicked off with a blessing by Kahu Chucky [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:51:03+00:00 March 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Kama‘aina Soul — Anthology

By Léo Azambuja Daniel Finchum Local artist Daniel Finchum captured the soul of Kaua‘i in wet plate collodion, one of the earliest forms of photography, invented in the 1850s. The Kama‘aina Soul — Anthology exhibit at Kaua‘i Society of Arts gallery at Kukui Grove Center gave locals and visitors a snapshot into Finchum’s [...]

By | 2017-02-13T18:25:08+00:00 February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Deconstructing America

By Léo Azambuja Artist Jeremy Dean Galerie 103 at The Shops at Kukui‘ula opened an exhibit Dec. 10 featuring new work from artists Eli Baxter and Jeremy Dean. By deconstructing and re-imagining a variety of discarded materials, both artists challenge conventions, offering their unique visions in a physical and conceptual way, as described [...]

By | 2017-01-08T17:51:37+00:00 January 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Kaua‘i Chocolate & Coffee Festival

By Léo Azambuja Alina Spatariu, center, with Tiny Isle’s Jonathan Jay and Joanna Faso Can you imagine spending two days surrounded by the best chocolates and coffees in Hawai‘i, plus cool locally made craft, delicious food and live music? Well, ask those who attended the 2nd Annual Kaua‘i Chocolate & Coffee Festival in [...]

By | 2016-11-15T07:29:38+00:00 November 21st, 2016|0 Comments

The Nāmāhoe Unveiled at Kalapaki

By Léo Azambuja The crew of Nāmāhoe lands at Kalapaki Nā Kalai Waʻa o Kauaʻi, or The Canoe Builders of Kaua‘i, was founded 20 years ago by John Kruse, Dennis Chun and Patrick Aiu. Since then, they have worked tirelessly to build a voyaging canoe on the island. The double-hulled Nāmāhoe was unveiled [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:18+00:00 October 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau Fair

By Léo Azambuja 2016 Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau Fair Every August, the Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau Fair in Līhuʻe brings us closer to each other. Yes, it is likely the most fun, family-oriented event of the year. But it is also an event where you see everyone. In no other event on Kaua‘i [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:20+00:00 September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

8th Annual Kau Wela Summer Festival

By Léo Azambuja Ilima Rivera and Na Kane o Wailuanuiahoano The 8th Annual Kaua‘i Kau Wela Summer Festival provided two days of fun and cultural enlightenment at Kamokila Hawaiian Village on the banks of Wailua River. Founded and directed by singer-songwriter Ilima Rivera, the festival was held June 24 and 25. Rivera opened [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:28+00:00 July 23rd, 2016|0 Comments