News Briefs for Monday, April 17, 2006

• Essential Kauai photo contest on

• Poster contest deadline nears

• Time to sign up for science camp

• Bridge clubs active

• Shooting club to be active at Kekaha range

Essential Kauai photo contest on

Essential Kauai, the Kaua‘i Publishing Company visitor publication, announced in a press release its first annual amateur photo contest.

Visitors are encouraged to submit their favorite shots from their time on Kaua‘i in one of the following categories: Beaches, Scenic, People, Nature, and Any Kine Aloha (everything else).

First-, second- and third-place winners will receive select prizes, and have their shots published in Essential Kauai’s Photo Spectacular special issue June 19, as well as online at

“The response has already been fantastic,” said Shanna Pollard, president and publisher of Kaua‘i Publishing Company, the parent company of The Garden Island.

“We’ve already received submissions from as far away as England. This is a great opportunity to interact with our many readers, and showcase this fantastic island we call home.” Contest submissions are being accepted via e-mail at, and by regular mail at Essential Kauai, P.O. Box 231, Lihu‘e, HI 96766.

All entries must be received by June 1. Contest rules and detailed information can be found inside the latest issue of Essential Kauai, available island-wide, or online at


Poster contest deadline nears

The deadline for the Kauai Humane Society’s 2006 “Best Friends” Poster Contest is April 28, by 7 p.m.

All students from kindergarten to high school age are invited to create a poster on what it is like to be “best friends” with an animal or animals.

The top 14 winners will be selected for the society’s 2007 “Best Friends” Calendar. For more information, call Carol Everett at 632-0610 ext. 103.

Time to sign up for science camp

Island School Summer Science Camp registration is now open.

Science Camp is open to students entering grades five through eight, from any school. The day camp runs Monday through Friday from June 19 through July 7, and is based at Island School.

Week one will focus on forensic science; week two will be Fun Physics Week; and week three will be Electricity Engineering.

Each week is centered around hands-on science activities and field trips. Drop by Island School to register for any or all of the weeks. Call 246-0233 for more information.

Bridge clubs active

Members of and visitors to the North Shore and Poalua Bridge Clubs play every Thursday, at Sun Village behind Wilcox Memorial Hospital at 9 a.m.

This is the oldest bridge club on the island, and visitors are welcome to play, members said. To find a partner or additional information, call Jane Nearing Go at 826-9753, or Betty Moore at 245-1994.

Members of the Sunrise Duplicate Bridge Club play each Thursday at the Church of the Pacific hall in Princeville, beginning promptly at 9 a.m. For playing partners or more information, call Lolita Horney at 826-6805.

Members of the Sunset Duplicate Bridge Club play bridge each Saturday at the Church of the Pacific hall in Princeville, starting promptly at 1 p.m. For playing partners or more information, call Lenda Helser at 828-0609.

Members of the Ka Haku o Hawaii Bridge Club play the second and fourth Mondays of every month, at Hanalei Bay Resort at 9 a.m. They meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. before play. For playing partners or more information, call Jane Nearing Go, 826-9753.

Winners of the 12-pair event of April 10 were: 1. Jane Nearing Go and Glenda Lewis; 2. Ilse Rothschild and Francine Donahue; 3. Loukas Fytros and Pat Burgess.

This bridge club makes donations to the community to thank Hanalei Bay Resort for hosting this bridge game. This month, members are donating $200 to the Kauai Food Bank, as they are aware of the dire need.

“We also are very committed to giving back to the community,”

Shooting club to be active at Kekaha range

The Garden Island Shooting Club will be conducting small arms/live fire exercises at the Kekaha Rifle Range on: April 23, May 7, May 21, June 11, and June 25. All dates fall on a Sunday.

Exercises will be held from 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

No one should enter the danger area within one mile from the circular center of the range control located within the radius of 165 and 195 degrees magnetic azimuth during the specified danger period.

For more information, call 338-1400.


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