Baking soda is strong medicine

Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda, is secreted in the pancreas to help aid in digestion. It helps neutralize the stomach acid that is generated during the digestive process and helps in the breakdown of certain enzymes. Sodium bicarbonate levels in the body must be neither too low nor too high in order for digestion to function normally and for the digestive tract to remain healthy.

Keiki learn about safety on bikes, skateboards

LIHUE — Zaimana Mawae-Cabinatan was so engrossed with the skills course he did not respond when his name was called as a winner of a new skateboard Saturday during the free Keiki Bicycle & Skateboarding Safety Day at the Wilcox Medical Center parking lot.

Happy Camper for Monday, August 5, 2019

Jan Rudinoff said grandma didn’t sign the form so he couldn’t be photographed while Paula Rudinoff shopped for honey with the vendors (when is Manu Trugillo off to college?) at the Kauai Community Market (the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair is coming up from Thursday, Aug. 15!) before going to visit their granddaughter across from Bronson Yadao and the bromeliads.

Kauai School Teacher Yone Kagawa Miyake

Kauai school teacher Yone Kagawa Miyake (1903-1981) was born at Makaweli, Kauai, the daughter of Japanese immigrants Saichi and Yoshi Kagawa, who’d arrived in Hawaii in 1895, with Saichi under contract to work at Paauhau Sugar Plantation on the Big Island for three years.

Happy Camper for Sunday, August 4, 2019

Ariella Borre was thrilled her personal choice of Bonjolea II, piloted by Bonnie Tiffany, was in the lead at the final race of the Nawiliwili Yacht Club Wahine Series Thursday at Nawiliwili Harbor.

Talk Story: Jude Schwarze

Jude Schwarze has owned Deep Sea Fishing Kauai since 2002. Before that, he was working for the state and didn’t want to be a part of the “30-year plan.” That’s when he saw a boat was up for auction. Flash forward 17 years and that very boat is still a part of the fleet.

Meet moa, The Hawaiian boxfish

The Hawaiian Boxfish is truly a bizarre creature! Part fish and part underwater helicopter! The males are bright blue, white and gold and this fish can hoover off of the bottom, go backwards, forwards, up, down and do a complete spin just like a helicopter. They are truly amazing to watch as they look like a remote controlled underwater drone!

Happy Camper for Friday, August 2, 2019

Kerri-Anne Kanahele scored Wednesday when Stephanie Funtanilla (congratulations on the graduation ofdaughter Sara from Waimea High School) OK’d her to recycle the Vienna sausage cartons from the Matson foodcontribution to Child & Family Service. Kerri-Anne said she’ll be using the cartons to create centerpieces for anupcoming first-birthday baby luau.

Ask the Expert: Vision health as you age

Many people tend to expect their eyesight to decline with age – perhaps requiring a stronger eyeglass prescription or “readers” to scan the daily paper. And while some changes to vision are linked to age, there are some steps we can all consider to help our eyes stay as healthy as possible.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, July 31, 2019

What a hectic weekend as Kauai recovers from no less than two parades (Isabel Gampon was in the historic Koloa Plantation Days parade, too), a state scholarship pageant (congrats to Isabel Gampon on being named the 2019 Miss Hawaii Filipina!), and more.

Fit fund grant donates $12k

LIHUE — Through its Fit Fund grant, the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation is helping seven nonprofit organizations with fitness or health programs.

Happy Camper for Monday, July 29, 2019

Who would’ve known? Isabel Gampon started out Saturday morning accompanying the 2018 Miss Hawaii Filipina Joylene Tabon in the Koloa Plantation Days, and before going to bed, was crowned the 2019 Miss Hawaii Filipina…congratulations, Isabel, Chris and Ray!

Happy Camper for Sunday, July 28, 2019

Kudos to Seann Hartnell and his American Savings Bank ‘ohana at the Hokulei Village branch on hosting an enjoyable Kauai Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours (Santa Phil Worwa went from the Canada shirt to popcorn socks, and ask him about the holes).

A Glimpse of military life on Kauai during World War II

During World War II, more than 40,000 American soldiers were stationed on Kauai, where the Army established camps, training areas, firing ranges and artillery impact zones for the purpose of training troops for combat in the Pacific.

Wala‘au at the barbershop

Manii Sanchez has been a professional barber since age 15. His friends paid him 50 cents a haircut, until he raised his rates and started charging a bag of chips and a bottle of Kool-Aid.