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Kaua‘i Dance Center 19th Annual Recital Showcase

North Shore Princeville Community Center dance class studentsAriana Welborn and Sophie Cornell after their showcase. Contributed photo Bravo! The Kauai Dance Center’s 19th annual Recital Showcase took place at their Nawiliwili studio and theatre last Saturday. Each Showcase featured students demonstrating their classical ballet class, as well as hip hop and lyrical performances. [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|0 Comments

DLNR Forestry Workshop for Landowners Saturday

A taro patch in Kalalau Valley. Photo by Halli Holmgren Kaua‘i landowners are invited to attend a forestry workshop on next Saturday at 9 a.m. to learn about how they can benefit from state and federal landowner assistance programs that support forest restoration efforts. The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of [...]

By | December 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Kaua‘i Community Cat Project: 2016 Our Best Year Yet

A note from Barbara Bennett, Owner and Publisher of For Kaua‘i: The following is a letter in response from my editorial column last month, titled “What Are We Going to Do with Kaua‘i’s Feral Cats?” By Basil Scott, KCCP President In November, Halli Holmgren hiked 11 miles to Kalalau with a pet carrier (provided [...]

By | December 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Make Sure America Stays Great

By Léo Azambuja President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance together at the Commander in Chief Ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza By now, most of us must be sick and tired with the divide that [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Festival of Lights — 20 Years Brightening Christmas on Kaua‘i

By Léo Azambuja Elizabeth Freeman, founder and director of the Festival of Lights, inside the Historic County Building in Lihu‘e. Photo courtesy of Festival of Lights/Ron Kosen For the last two decades, the Festival of Lights in Lihu‘e has become part of the local folklore during the holiday season, with its creative and [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Annual Closure of ‘Ama‘ama Season Effective Tomorrow Through April 1

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources announced this week the pawning season is here for ‘ama‘ama (striped mullet), which puts the popular nearshore fish off-limits from December through March. “‘Ama‘ama are about to enter their peak spawning season, which increases their vulnerability to fishing pressure,” said Bruce Anderson, DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources administrator. “The annual [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

UH Scientists Drill Deep to Gain Insights into East African Climate History

Lake Challa on the border of Kenya and Tanzania. Photo courtesy of UH Researchers from all over the world, including from the University of Hawai‘i, gathered in November at a beautiful but unassuming volcanic lake in East Africa with the hope of uncovering its hidden record of the climate history so intimately involved [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Rapid ‘Ōhia Death Kills Giant Tree on Big Island, Keeps Spreading (w/ video)

A centuries-old ‘ōhia tree killed by disease on the Big Island. Photo courtesy of DLNR From the road, in the Laupahoehoe Section of the Hilo Forest Reserve, Steve Bergfeld of the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources spots the enormous, towering, ōhiʻa tree; its thick branches now completely without leaves. The Big Island [...]

By | November 27th, 2016|0 Comments

New Model Reveals Adaptations of World’s Most Abundant Ocean Microbe

Pacific Ocean, home to Prochlorococcus. Photo courtesy of Tara Clemente/UH SOEST Researchers from David Karl’s laboratory at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and from Professor Jens Nielsen’s laboratory at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden, developed a computer model which takes into account hundreds of genes, chemical reactions and compounds required [...]

By | November 26th, 2016|0 Comments

New UH Study Explains Mysterious Source of Methane in the Ocean

The new study determined that much of the ocean’s dissolved organic matter is made up of novel polysaccharides — long chains of sugar molecules created by photosynthetic bacteria in the upper ocean. Bacteria begin to slowly break these polysaccharides, tearing out pairs of carbon and phosphorus atoms from their molecular structure. In the process, [...]

By | November 24th, 2016|0 Comments