Huli for Kauai’s taro farmers

For Kauai farmers, recovering from a major flood event is more complicated that just removing silt. As communities continue the process of recovery, growers are looking at the long process of bringing their impacted fields back into production.

​Sprinting for your health ​

In the early days of my youth, I wasn’t very athletic. One day, I was trying out for football and the coach made a comment to another coach “that kid was pretty fast in sprint drills,” of course the comment was directed toward me.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Ryan Valenciano (remember him from the Mokihana Aquatics — they have their Fun Meet coming up Saturday and Sunday at the Kapaa pool — days?) was able to introduce his fiance, AkaneMiyagawa (she said she is the omiyage) during the Mahelona Hospital bon dance (Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital host their bon dance Friday night from 5:30 p.m.) where Josie Pablo putthe new dining hall to good use.

Happy Camper for Monday, August 13, 2018

Arnold Leong could have just rolled down the hill and camped overnight at Kapaa Beach Park since he had his crews from Lihue Lutheran Church and Lihue Missionary Church cranking out food — flying saucers at the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital bon dance (great job, Josie Pablo and the Kauai Region crew!) Friday night, and pancakes and eggs Saturday at the Alzheimer’s Walk (kudos to Paula Schultz, Jasmine Yukimura and the Steering Committee!).

Matt Austin, Grove Farm Museum’s Locomotive Restorer

In 1973, Miss Mabel Wilcox, the niece of Grove Farm Plantation founder George Norton Wilcox, decided to restore four old, broken-down sugar plantation locomotives stored in a Grove Farm warehouse at Puhi, and then use them to take visitors for rides at a plantation museum she planned to establish at her Grove Farm homestead in Lihue.

Happy Camper for Friday, August 10, 2018

The Rev. Yoshiko Shimabukuro is waiting for December when she celebrates her 107th birthday. She was on hand during the dedication of the renovated West Kauai Hongwanji Mission social hall and greeted by Bishop Eric Matsumoto of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission, who made a special appearance for the dedication.

Let’s look at dairy sensitivity

Maybe you’ve started to hear more about people stopping eating dairy products, and choosing dairy-free milk alternatives such as almond milk. Do we need to stop consuming dairy products? First, let’s look at why dairy might be a problem for so many people.