James Norman — The Quake

PROFILE: James Norman,  The Quake

by Anne E. O’Malley

James Norman is all over that stage, those early influences of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Paul Rodgers from Bad Company and David Coverdale from Whitesnake pouring out of him in a folk/rock/soul voice. At the Feral Pig in Nawiliwili, Trees Lounge in Kapa`a, at Malama Pono’s Kaua`i Sings! […]

By |November 21st, 2012|0 Comments

Phyllis Kunimura — Anti-bullying from the Bottom Up


Imagine a universe without bullying. Phyllis Kunimura is helping to create it.

Kunimura founded and runs Kaua`i Independent Daycare Services, Inc. (K.I.D.S.), a pre-school in operation since 1989, that gets keiki ready for kindergarten.

A former public school classroom teacher and author of Beyond the Sandbox: Preschool Matters, Kunimura also runs a five-step anti-bullying program at her […]

By |October 16th, 2012|0 Comments

Keao NeSmith — Preserving Traditional Hawaiian Language

 Keao NeSmith
Preserving Traditional Hawaiian Language
by Anne E. O’Malley

According to Kaua‘i-born Hawaiian, Scottish and Welsh Renaissance man, Keao NeSmith, there’s a demand for learning the traditional-Hawaiian language: the language spoken by native-speakers. A teacher and translator of the language by occupation,  NeSmith was called upon to translate Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland—available on Amazon—coinciding with a 150th […]

By |September 17th, 2012|0 Comments

Profile in Leadership: John Medeiros

Profile in Leadership

Q&A with John Medeiros

John Medeiros, 18, is on track for a lifetime of community service and leadership. He has a record as a super achiever — member, National Honor Society; graduate, Class of 2012 Waimea High School; graduate, Leadership Kaua`i Class of 2011 Pi`ina Hoku; finalist, 2012 Ho`okanaka award honoring exceptional leaders in […]

By |July 14th, 2012|0 Comments

I Do! — and I Still Do!

Q&A with Pua and Joshua
Puali`ili`imaikalani Rossi-Fukino and Joshua Fukino met in 2001 and married in March 2009. This is their love story, told in Q&A.

For Kaua`i: What attracted you to each other?

PUA:              We were both students at KCC. Joshua was volunteering in the weight room. He was very patient, nice and sweet, and both […]

By |June 16th, 2012|0 Comments