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Dennis Dresser, a man of words

Might as well get straight to the point. Dennis Dresser wants to help people read. He’s been doing it for the past 14 years on Kauai as coordinator of the Adult Literacy Program. In that time, he’s helped hundreds of

Talk Story: Bev Brody

How many steps is that? Bev Brody, Get Fit Kauai director, was caught between heading for a meeting with the Rice Street block party committee, packing for a multi-day convention on Oahu, and squeezing in a cup of Starbucks brew.

Talk Story: Jason Blake

LIHUE — Jason Blake is known around Kauai for being the Medicare Man. Every fall when Medicare open enrollment comes back around, he can be found at Walmart volunteering. When the independent insurance agent isn’t saving people money on their

Talk Story: Duke Wellington

Kauai’s paniolo poet from Essex, England, David “Duke” Wellington, has seen the island go through many changes since his arrival in the 1950s. The 85-year-old Eleele resident was a youth when his family fled Europe to escape World War II’s

Talk Story: Jason Caldeira

For Kalaheo native Jason Caldeira, life is good. As a youth, he spent countless hours at the neighborhood center nearby his childhood home. He now looks after it as the facility manager. He’s coached local youth football for several years.

Jeff Sacchini: Kauai’s Marathon Man

Running, says Jeff Sacchini, keeps his mind sharp. Good thing. With his busy schedule, he must always be thinking ahead. With more than 2,000 runners expected for the 9th annual Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon set for next Sunday, Sacchini

Talk Story: Clinton Shiraishi

LIHUE — Clinton Shiraishi said he already has the date penned into his appointment book — Sept. 5, 3 p.m., Kauai Veterans Center. “I plan on going,” Shiraishi, a jovial and soft-spoken resident at the Regency at Puakea retirement and

Talk Story: Steve Perlman

Steve Perlman, a dedicated botanist and the statewide specialist for the University of Hawaii’s Plant Extinction Prevention Program, may be the last hope for Kauai’s rarest plants to survive. With 45 years experience identifying endangered endemic plants, the 69-year-old has