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Island Activities July 2015

Stories and photos by Caroline Farley

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 third overall in their age group, and had a […]

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 in […]

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 adult races […]

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 lot.

It […]

By |July 8th, 2013|0 Comments

Niumalu Women Champions at Liberty Challenge, New York City

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 of the premier outrigger canoe races in the world, the day long competition hosts hundreds of paddlers and represents the best of the Aloha spirit. The Niumalu Canoe Club of Kalapaki Bay took […]

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 Road with […]

By |June 20th, 2013|0 Comments

Unscripted: Trusting Your Instinct

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 researched this online beforehand. But this was the last day I would hold Butter, […]

By |June 15th, 2013|0 Comments

Surfrider Foundation hosts ‘friend-raiser’ June 21

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” at Nawiliwili Yacht Club.

The event is a ‘friend-raiser” where the organization seeks to […]

By |June 11th, 2013|0 Comments

Local Favorites

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 day, properly fueled with coffee, I’ll openly recite some “must sees.”

As the new editor, […]

By |February 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Get Your Pictures Perfect on Kaua`i Island 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 at Kaua`i Photo Tours help you get the photos you want, with colors […]

By |January 17th, 2013|0 Comments