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Kaua’i Marathon Champ, Bret Ely, Wins First International Running Event in Japan

Story by Robin Jumper For the last four years, Kaua'i Marathon has partnered with Iwaki City Sunshine Marathon by hosting the winner to their respective races.  The 2012 Kaua'i Marathon Female Champion Brett Ely travelled to Iwaki City last weekend to compete in her first international running competition. Ely was greeted with moderate conditions and [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:25+00:00 February 14th, 2013|0 Comments

Kanuikapono blesses new classrooms & celebrates progressive school

 Story by Pam Brown When Kanuikapono Charter School first opened on Kaua'i 11 years ago, classrooms where wherever director Ipo Torio-Kauhane could arrange for them -- under tents with students sitting on lauhala mats or in the gymnasium at Kapa'a church. So it was an especially joyful occasion last Friday when the school’s teachers, 150 [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:25+00:00 February 13th, 2013|0 Comments

Music Shares Aloha

Slack key artist, Hal Kinnaman By Pamela Varma Brown Legendary Kaua’i guitarist and teacher, Hal Kinnaman first heard slack key guitar played on a California beach as he emerged from the surf. He moved to Kaua’i to learn the craft, and, of course, to surf. A classically trained guitar instructor, Kinnaman believed that [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:25+00:00 February 11th, 2013|0 Comments

Festival of Lights Receives Hurricane Sandy Survivor

L-R: Nancy Notaro, Hurricane Sandy survivor; Carol Ferguson, Notaro's mother, from Ocean City, New Jersey; Councilman Jay Furfaro, Elizabeth Freeman, Festival of Lights founder and head. Photo by Sue Kanoho by Anne E. O’Malley Neck deep in planning and implementing this year’s Festival of Lights — it’s the 16th year — Elizabeth Freeman [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:31+00:00 December 16th, 2012|0 Comments

KVB Annual Meeting

L-R: Kaua`i Visitors Bureau Board Chair Denise Wardlow, Hawaii Tourism Authority Vice-Chair Patty Ewing and Sue Kanoho, KVB Executive Director flank a display showing results of the KVB public relations campaign in 2012. Photo by Anne E. O'Malley The Kaua'i Visitors Bureau (KVB) held its Annual meeting with a luncheon at the Kaua`i [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:31+00:00 December 16th, 2012|0 Comments

Six Family Picks — Weekend Roundup Dec. 14-16

  On Friday, Dec. 14, Aunty Beverly Muraoka celebrates the 25th anniversary of her halau — and her retirement. Photo by Anne E. O'Malley Six Family Picks for the Weekend, Dec. 14-16 1. Aunty Bev, Dec. 14 Celebrating not only the holidays, but the 25th anniversary of Aunty Beverly Apana Muraoka’s halau hula, [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:31+00:00 December 13th, 2012|0 Comments

Mike Young is a Giver — On Sunday, Dec. 9, Give Back

Mike Young and Kalea Walthall in joyful celebration at the new Kamalani Pavilion in Summer 2011 — one of hundreds of Young's donated performances. Courtesy photo Mike Young is a Giver — On Sunday, Dec. 9, Give Back Let’s Beat the Big C by Anne E. O’Malley On Sunday, December 9, all roads [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:31+00:00 December 8th, 2012|0 Comments

West Side Talent Fest Friday, Dec. 7

  Kaua`i musician/teacher David Braun. Photo by Ed Sancious Kaua`i musician and teacher David Braun will kick off the West Side Talent Fest on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Garden of Peace at the Storybook Theatre in Hanapepe. Braun, a Chicago-trained jazz musician, will perform on piano, [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:31+00:00 December 6th, 2012|0 Comments

2012 Aloha Classic — Fitness Buffs from Kaua`i Give Great Showing

Naea Oda , Cindy Oda , Kevin Jones , Cissy Dennis. Courtesy photo Twenty-three competitors from Hawai`i, California, Nevada and Virginia entered the 2012 Aloha Classic held December 1 at the Lihu`e Neighborhood Center. Kevin Jones, owner of Power Plus Personal Training and a competitive bodybuilder and power lifter, put together a team [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:42:31+00:00 December 3rd, 2012|0 Comments