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Bringing the Past to Life

By Jan TenBruggencate

The stone remnants of early Hawaiian structures are just the bones of what they actually represent.

A house foundation today may only be a rectangle of stones, with an opening in one wall for entry and perhaps a central hearth of stones in a square.

There is often little indication of how the structure functioned. […]

By |July 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Group Gearing Up for 62-Acre Restoration of Hule‘ia Watershed

By Caroline Farley

Once a vibrant source of food and a tribute to the natural beauty and culture of the island, the Hule‘ia Watershed has been depleted of its resources and native vegetation due to a widespread red mangrove invasion.

This tall, highly invasive tree introduced to Kaua‘i about a century ago, now covers some 62 acres […]

By |July 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Welcome to Kaua‘i, Caroline Farley

By Barbara Bennett, Publisher

I answered my phone, and the young voice on other side of the line was from a University of Georgia student. Caroline Farley had inquired through an email about a summer internship at For Kaua‘i. I reviewed her resume, and thought it would be a win/win situation.

Caroline is currently pursuing an undergraduate […]

By |July 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

There Is Aloha in All of Us

By Léo Azambuja

I’m well aware of the power of bad service. The math is as simple as it is unfair: A good experience yields three comments, while a bad experience is spread to seven people.

I don’t know why this obsession of delivering bad news. Perhaps we tend to focus on the negative. But the truth […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Balancing Past and Future at Ke Kahua O Kaneiolouma

By Léo Azambuja

For more than 15 years, a group of about 35 people has been working diligently to bring back a massive socio-cultural and historical site on Kaua‘i’s South Shore that was once one of the most important gathering places on the island.

“I had a mission and a vision of what lies here. And to […]

By |July 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Fun After the Fourth: 14th Annual Hanalei Beach Cleanup 
July 5

If you want to extend the Fourth of July fun an extra day, join the 14th Annual Hanalei Beach cleanup Sunday, July 5, from 7 to 9 a.m. at Hanalei Pavilion Beach Park, sponsored by the St. Regis Princeville Resort.

Each year, Independence Day celebrations leave exploded fireworks debris on the Hanalei Bay shoreline. The beach cleanup […]

By |June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Sea Cucumbers in a Pickle, BLNR Approves 120-Day Harvesting Ban (w/ video)

The state Board of Land and Natural Resources approved a rule last week to make it illegal to take any species of sea cucumber from Hawai‘i State waters for the next 120 days.

This is in response to an investigation by officers of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement, […]

By |June 29th, 2015|0 Comments

The Garden Isle’s Fossil-Rich Landscape

By Jan TenBruggencate

A lot of folks think of fossils in terms of dinosaurs — things a couple of hundred million years old.

A place like Kaua‘i, which emerged from the ocean just five million years ago, couldn’t have much of a fossil supply. Right?

Wrong. There are fossils all over the island — fossil shells, fossil birds, […]

By |June 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Island Activities — June 2015

Stories and photos by Chandley G. Jackson

At the Aloha-N-Paradise Art Gallery, satisfied customers thank Kelsey at the espresso bar for “the best coffee in town.” Kelsey indeed brews up some magic. “I had my first espresso ever here long ago,” she says. There is an art to making a perfect cappuccino, and this Waimea wahine […]

By |June 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Fukushima Four Years Later: Are We Safe?

By Ruby Pap

This may go without saying, but don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. It is disheartening to see so much misinformation bleeding online.

Four years ago, after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster in Japan, there was a bright red “radioactivity map” all over the Internet claiming to depict the radioactive plume […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|0 Comments