Electric Island — Kepa Kruse Releases New Album

Kaua‘i musician Kepa Kruse has just released his new album “Electric Island” last Friday. Capitalizing on the success of his award-winning first album “Coconut Wireless,” Kruse revisits catchy, island-inspired tunes with this follow up album. In 2011, Kruse self-released an album that took the island by storm. Five radio singles and a 2011 Na Hoku [...]

By |September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Royal Treatment from a King

By Jan TenBruggencate King Kaumuali‘i's painting by Brook Parker Kaumuali‘i, the last king of Kaua‘i, belied the meme of royals as petulant needy folks. He was a superb host. He had, as one would have said generations ago, the breeding. His father was Kaeo, the brother of Maui’s famed Kahekili and son of [...]

By |September 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Kaua‘i Chef Brings Local Flair to Kaua‘i Grill at St. Regis

By Anni Caporuscio Chef Noelani Lei Planas, born and raised on Kaua‘i, recently took the leadership position at Kaua‘i Grill. What I love about dining at St. Regis hotels is learning how flawlessly they marry long-standing traditions present in every St. Regis hotel with local character reflecting the people and places they serve. [...]

By |September 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Riding Metaphor Road

By Larry Feinstein Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost I have absolutely no idea what is in store for me when I pick up my rented Harley Davidson Street Glide on Sept. 16 in San Francisco, [...]

By |September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Plant a Tree of Life — Grow ‘Ulu

Diane Ragone, director at the Breadfruit Institute, is seen here standing by a breadfruit tree planted at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Lawa‘i in 2008. The site for your breadfruit should be sunny and have space for a tree, that with careful pruning, you can keep to about 15-20 feet tall and [...]

By |September 14th, 2015|0 Comments

The New Hardy Street

By Tommy Noyes The Umi and Hardy streets roundabout intersection now provides pedestrians with protected mid-crossing refuges for safer and more attractive crosswalks. Tommy Noyes demonstrates how bicyclists easily blend in with cars and trucks due to sedate speeds in the roundabout. This makes cycling in the street the preferred option and leaves the [...]

By |September 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Surveying Lehua Island’s Rat Population

The Pacific or Polynesian rat is the smallest of the three rats (Rattus rattus, R. norvegicus and R. exulans) closely associated with humans. R. exulans has a slender body, pointed snout, large ears, and relatively small, delicate feet. A ruddy brown back contrasts with a whitish belly. The state Department of Land and [...]

By |September 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Public Comment Period Extended for Ha‘ena Master Plan, EIS

Ke‘e Beach, Ha‘ena State Park, Kaua‘i's North Shore The state Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks just announced it will continue to accept public comments on the Master Plan and EIS for Ha‘ena State Park through Oct. 8. The legal public comment period ended Wednesday, but is being extended [...]

By |September 11th, 2015|0 Comments

CrossFit Po‘ipu Founder Becomes Positive Role Model

By Caroline Farley CrossFit Po‘ipu owners Jamie Pacheco, shirtless, and Aaron Hoff, wearing black in the back, are seen here with staff and members. From the depths of addiction, Aaron Hoff turned his life around and developed a viable business model geared toward helping substance abusers to find purpose and strength to live [...]

By |September 10th, 2015|0 Comments

National Drive Electric Week at Kukui Grove Center

The Nissan Leaf is the world's top selling highway legal plug-in electric car in history. Global sales passed the 150,000 units milestone in November 2014. Are you curious about Electric Vehicles? EV dealers and owners will be showing off their cars at the National Drive Electric Week event at Kukui Grove Center Sept. [...]

By |September 9th, 2015|0 Comments