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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

I Got a Haircut


By Larry Feinstein

No, I am not going to share a bizarre story with you about getting my hair cut, immediately followed by a life changing decision that I have been holding close for years.

However, I did have enough hair removed to easily overflow a pillowcase. The shearing was well timed because I have been thinking […]

By |July 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Free Class to Improve Your Bicycling Skills

By Tommy Noyes

First off, Kauai’s awesome Paradise Ride is coming up Aug. 1 and 2. So you, avid cyclists ready to challenge yourselves and support a worthy cause, should check the www.KauaiPath.org calendar listing for more info or to enroll. Also on the same calendar is the upcoming free Bicycling Skills for Adults class.

The County […]

By |July 28th, 2015|0 Comments

The Beauty of Summer

By Virginia Beck

Summer is in full swing. Night rains and day blossoms; and a south swell of magnificent power and force arrives. We love its thunderous crashing on the beach and the foamy shore break, but we respect the strength of the entire Pacific Ocean flung at our tiny island.

We don’t want to lose anyone; […]

By |July 27th, 2015|0 Comments

The Electronic Divide

By Richard E. Peck

Follow me on this.

My daughter just gave me an mp3. She’d already given me an iPod (or an iPad?) last Christmas.

I stuck them both in the closet that holds my combination lazer- printer-fax machine-scanner, a Blue-Ray DVD player (it’s red; go figure), a double-deck CD copier/burner, smart cellphone (also called a 4G […]

By |July 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Lawa‘i Mushroom Farm Keeps Expanding

By Caroline Farley

After more than two decades of a close relationship with gourmet mushrooms, a Lawa‘i resident and former restaurant chef turned a unique hobby into a business that just keeps mushrooming.

“I realized I needed to fulfill my passion and make a living out of what I love,” said Keith Silva, owner of Lawa‘i Valley […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Kīlauea Point Releases DEA to Avoid Local Extinction of ‘Ua‘u

Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge announced today the release of a Draft Environmental Assessment to gage the effects of a plan to avoid a potential local extinction of the ‘ua‘u, or Hawaiian petrel, from Kaua‘i.

‘Ua‘u, one of the rarest endemic species in Hawai‘i, measures 16 inches from head to tail, with a three-foot wingspan. They […]

By |July 20th, 2015|1 Comment

Paper Fashion at Galerie 103

By Léo Azambuja

Galerie 103 celebrated the creative minds of Kaua‘i, O‘ahu and Mainland artists with a humorous fashion show in its new location next to Merriman’s at The Shops at Kukui‘ila in Po‘ipu June 13.

Following last year’s success of ART reFASHIONED, Galerie 103 owner Bruna Stude said she wanted to continue the fashion show as […]

By |July 16th, 2015|0 Comments

‘The Legacy Lives On’ — 30 Years Koloa Plantation Days 

This year’s Koloa Plantation Days is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the theme, “The Legacy Lives On.” From July 17 through 26, more than 30 events will celebrate the plantation heritage and modern-day vitality of Koloa and Po‘ipu, on Kaua‘i’s South Shore.

During this 10-day family-oriented festival, the public will be able to learn about Koloa’s […]

By |July 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Balancing Mining and Ecosystem Sustainability at the Deep Sea

Thousands of feet below the ocean’s surface lies a hidden world of undiscovered species and unique seabed habitats — as well as a vast untapped store of natural resources including valuable metals and rare minerals, the University of Hawai‘i reported last week.

Technology and infrastructure development worldwide is dramatically increasing demand for these resources, which are […]

By |July 13th, 2015|0 Comments