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Explore the Magical, Mysterious World of Mushrooms Sunday

A wild mushroom, likely an Amanita muscaria, is seen here at the Berry Flat trail in Koke‘e. Learn how to coax majestic angel wings from a bucket of coffee grounds. Join Tammy Davis as she shares her love and fascination of the unbelievable world of edible and medicinal mushrooms. This Sunday, Tammy will teach [...]

By |February 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Carvalho on D.C. Trip — ‘We Managed to Accomplish What We Set Out to’

While in Washington D.C., Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. presented U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx with a miniature canoe inscribed with the words 'You can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust the sails to reach your destination.' Returning from a recent trip to Washington D.C. to attend the 84th Winter [...]

By |February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Wai‘ale‘ale Project on the Menu at RumFire’s Table 53

Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort announced this week the University of Hawai‘i Foundation’s Wai‘ale‘ale Project at Kaua‘i Community College has been selected as its beneficiary for the Table 53 program in February. Net proceeds for all food and beverage from Table #53 in the oceanfront RumFire Po‘ipu Beach restaurant will be used to fund scholarships for high [...]

By |February 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Growing Local Roots by Eating Local

By Léo Azambuja Kapaʻa Sunshine Market. Courtesy of kauaigrown.org You are what you eat. So eat local, and you’ll see how fast you’ll become a local. True dat, really. And I don’t mean eating Kahlua pig, chicken lau lau, lomi lomi salmon, opihi, poi, saimin, raw fish and da kine dis and dat [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

The Majestic Koholā

By Léo Azambuja Courtesy HIHWNMS/ NOAA Permit # 774-1714 Every year, from September through April, more than 10,000 humpback whales in the North Pacific swim nearly 3,000 miles to warm Hawaiian waters. The whales spend several weeks in Hawai‘i, mating, giving birth and nursing. It’s one of the greatest shows on Earth, with [...]

By |February 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Growing the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers at KCC

Margaret Schlass, owner of One Woman Farm, is greeted by Kaua'i’s agriculture community members. As part of its emphasis on promoting agricultural and science careers, Kauaʻi Community College launched its Agriculture and Science Speaker Series on Monday, January 25. Opening the evening was a showing of Farmland, a documentary on the lives of [...]

By |January 30th, 2016|0 Comments

UH: Teens Who Use E-Cigs Likely to Smoke Tobacco Cigarettes

Teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to start smoking tobacco cigarettes, a new study by University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center researchers has found. Adolescents who have never smoked cigarettes, but are using e-cigarettes, are more likely to become cigarette smokers a year later. “Teenage use of electronic cigarettes is an emerging public health issue. There [...]

By |January 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Island School Celebrates 39 Years Friday

Island School choir This is the last year Island School gets to celebrate before hitting the Big Four-Oh. The Puhi-based school is celebrating its 39th anniversary at a special Birthday Assembly Friday at 8:30 a.m. in the Wilcox Gymnasium on the Island School Campus. Song and dance, including traditional Hawaiian chant and dance [...]

By |January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

NOAA Withdrawals Humpback Whale Sanctuary Expansion Proposal

Photo courtesy of Kalasara Setaysha/Koholā Leo The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency announced Tuesday it is withdrawing a proposal to expand the boundaries of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and include additional species. "After listening to input from the community and the state, NOAA is withdrawing the proposal to expand [...]

By |January 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Public Talk on Nēnē’s Recovery in Hanalei Thursday

Two nēnē are seen here at Kapa‘a New Town Park with the Sleeping Giant mountain on the background. The Kaua‘i Nēnē Habitat Conservation Plan will hold the first in a series of public talks this week on the state bird of Hawai‘i, the endangered Nēnē. Project Coordinator Dr. Christian Vlautin will provide information [...]

By |January 26th, 2016|0 Comments