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GIRR — Kaua‘i’s Roller Derby Team

By Anni Caporuscio Lined up for a hitting drill are Chilly Pepper, Carrie Prankster, Michelle O. Bomber, Laurengitis, Maelstrom, Hawaiian Punch and The Carnie. Derby is a magical combination of toughness and witticism that brings a team together. That’s right, roller derby is alive and rolling on Kaua‘i. Two years ago, for Christmas, [...]

By |April 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Holo Holo Paniolo Grill

By Anni Caporuscio The Classic Rancho. Smothered in house-made double chile BBQ sauce, it has cheese and hearty strips of bacon sitting underneath grilled onions and avocados. All burgers are made with artisanal buns and when in season, come standard with avocados. You also get a thick slice of tomato, local greens and garlic [...]

By |April 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Last Call — Lobster and Kona Crab Season Closes Sunday

Hawaiian spiny lobster. Photo courtesy of NOAA If you love your fresh-caught local lobster or Kona crab, you’d best catch it quickly because the season closes Sunday. The closed season for ula (spiny lobster), ula papapa (slipper lobster) and Kona crab runs from May 1 through the end of August. During that time, it’s illegal to take, [...]

By |April 28th, 2016|0 Comments

DLNR on TV — Renegades, Risks and Rewards of the Napali Coast

Enforcement at Kalalau Beach earlier this year. Frame grab courtesy of DNLR Months of enforcement action by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources at one of the most pristine state parks on Kaua‘i will now go mainstream. This weekend, KFVE will air Renegades, Risks and Rewards of the Napali Coast, a [...]

By |April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Microbial Takeover on Coral Reefs?

A healthy reef dominated by calcifying corals and coralline algae, Line Islands. Photo by Jennifer Smith, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Coral reefs — the world’s most productive and diverse marine ecosystems — rely on a masterful recycling program to stay healthy. The corals and algae that form the base of the reef’s food [...]

By |April 26th, 2016|1 Comment

Cane Juice, Hops, Yeast — the 1st Hawaiian Beer

By Jan TenBruggencate Hawaiian sugarcane Early European voyagers got their brew where they could find it. Certainly, ships left their home ports well supplied, generally, with casks of rum, and perhaps bottles of wine, and maybe some traditional barley beer, but by the time they got well into the Pacific, and long months [...]

By |April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Prince Kuhio Day at the Hyatt

By Léo Azambuja From left to right, Serena Lopez, Melia Okura, Wyatt Harsell, Andrew Davalos, David Rickards, Matea Davalos and Jaron Parongao Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole was the great-grandchild of King Kaumualiʻi and the hanai son of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapiʻolani. In 1903, he was elected Hawaiʻi’s Republican delegate to Congress, a [...]

By |April 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Island Activities — April 2016

Swimming with dolphins was probably the last thing in Kaitie Issler’s and Wayne McIntoshʻs minds when they arrived at an Eastside beach to go surfing early March. It was early in the morning, and because of the lack of wind, the small waves were inviting. But when they saw a pod of dolphins beyond the [...]

By |April 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — April 2016

E mahalo kākou i ka mea loa‘a. “Let us be thankful for what we have.” Source: ʻŌlelo Noʻeau, by Mary Kawena Pukui This dry coconut was casually set on a table in the canoe hut in Kamokila Village by the banks of Wailua River. It is small, yet it is a mighty reminder for us [...]

By |April 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Rare Book Tour

The Kaua‘i Historical Society will hold a unique Rare Book Tour tomorrow; a behind the scenes private expedition through four locations where some of the rarest books about Hawai‘i have been collected and preserved through many decades. Starting at the Kaua‘i Historical Society in the Historic County Building in Lihu‘e, attendees will walk to the [...]

By |April 19th, 2016|0 Comments