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Island Activities July 2015

Stories and photos by Caroline Farley Morgan Iglay, left, and Ava Lagundino. Morgan Iglay and Ava Lagundino, both 13, left to right, pose for a picture after finishing their first heat in the 5th Annual Keiki Surf Contest hosted by Déjà Vu Surf Hawai‘i at Kalapaki Bay June 13. They finished first and [...]

By |July 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Funky Fruit and Farming

Story contributed by Pam Varma Brown Kaua`i’s resident "foodie," Marta Lane, writes about farms and restaurants in local publications and just released her first e-book, “Tasting Kaua`i: From Food Trucks to Fine Dining, A Guide to Eating Well on the Garden Island,” available on The following is an excerpt from her personal story published [...]

By |August 2nd, 2013|0 Comments

Making Waves in Hanalei: Swim Challenge July 27

Namolokama O’Hanalei Canoe Club will host its Sixth Annual Swim Challenge July 27. The warm water competition in Hanalei Bay boasts clear, gentle conditions for both amateurs and the more competitive. Last year nearly 200 swimmers competed. This year two adult races will be offered: 1000 meter and 3000 meter. In addition to the two [...]

By |July 13th, 2013|0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Fruit For Thought

By Pam Woolway It was 1994 and we’d just crossed a hot stretch of desert in Central California in a 1981 cobalt blue Toyota truck. Stopping to fuel up at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Highway 40, we couldn’t help but notice the plywood tables beneath scanty shelter running the length of the parking [...]

By |July 8th, 2013|0 Comments

Niumalu Women Champions at Liberty Challenge, New York City

Rachel Lim, Robin Jumper, Emiko Meyers, Makana Rivera, Shannon Campanero and Kathy Braach, Niumalu Womens Open Liberty Challenge Champions in front of the canoe loaned to them by the Conneticut team. New York Outrigger hosted the 2013 Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge Saturday, June 22. One of the largest sporting events in New York Harbor and one [...]

By |June 26th, 2013|0 Comments

Kaua`i Music Professor, Greg Shepherd, Shares Zen Journey

Story by Pam Varma Brown For Kaua`i Community College Associate Professor of Music Greg Shepherd, the process of writing his new book “A Straight Road with 99 Curves,” about his road to, away from then back to Zen, was itself something like Zen’s unsolvable riddles called koans, designed to help one become enlightened. “ ‘A Straight [...]

By |June 20th, 2013|0 Comments

Unscripted: Trusting Your Instinct

Lois Ann Ell writes a monthly parenting column titled, "Unscripted." By Lois Ann Ell “Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.” –Brene Brown The day we decided to euthanize our family dog, the question of how to teach children about death should have come up. Perhaps a more prepared parent would have [...]

By |June 15th, 2013|0 Comments

Surfrider Foundation hosts ‘friend-raiser’ June 21

Zoe Art donated paintings for auction in support of Surfrider Foundation. International Surfing Day is June 20 and Surfrider Foundation is offering a membership special at $20. It includes membership, a t-shirt and discounts. New members can bring their receipt to receive entrance into the June 21 event "For Love of the Ocean" [...]

By |June 11th, 2013|0 Comments

Local Favorites

Stunning views abound while hiking the east side of Sleeping Giant. Seated next to an exuberant Chicagoan en route to Kaua’i from Honolulu, I spend the 20-minute flight dictating a list of recommendations. It happens every time I fly. If I want quiet, I don’t tell visitors I’m from here. On a generous [...]

By |February 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Get Your Pictures Perfect on Kaua`i Island Tours

Photographing at Anahola. Photo courtesy of Kaua`i Photo Tours by Anne E. O'Malley Everybody has a camera, but how well do your photos turn out? Visitors and residents alike can benefit from jumping on a van with Kaua`i Photo Tours. Whether you’re shooting with an iPhone or $10,000 worth of equipment, the guides [...]

By |January 17th, 2013|0 Comments