For long-time Kauai resident Steve Yoder, there’s no place else he’d rather live. Yoder was 5 years old when he visited the Hawaiian Islands for the first time with his family in 1959, and he still remembers that trip fondly. His dad sold airplanes to Hawaiian Airlines in 1949, and his parents visited Kauai often.
To say Adam Tabalno is an active person would be an understatement. His many hobbies include surfing, paddleboarding and weightlifting. The coach from Kauai CrossFit in Lihue recently competed in a couple of competitions and came away with some first-place results.
Thomas Iannucci started the year off right, he says with a smile, by releasing his first full-length album, “Makana.” The 25-year-old Christian rapper from Eleele calls it some of his best music, and he beams with pride as he talks about the songs, the talented people who worked with him, and his high hopes for its success.
Lexi Jones wants “big guns.” Jones, an on-air disc jockey during the weekends, recently competed and took the championship for the bikini division at the 2017 NPC Kauai Cup Bodybuilding, Physique, Figure and Bikini Championship held at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.
Dr. Larson Ng, with the College of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, spoke on the role of Hawaiians in Hawaii’s economy, past, present and future, at the Kauai Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce end-of-year celebration at the Hilton Garden Inn in Wailua.