Talk Story – Daryl Kaneshiro

Former County Councilmember Daryl Kaneshiro agreed to talk some story on Thursday afternoon at his ranch in Omao. I asked him about his life and his land. The conversation went something like this:

Talk story with Jean Souza and Melissa McFerrin-Warrack

Friday kicked off the second OceanFest on Kauai, a four-week lineup of events highlighting Hawaiian culture and marine life. This year’s theme is “The Ocean That Connects Us,” and illustrating that point will be multiple lectures and panel discussions, keiki activities with take-home crafts, pop-up shops and a brand-new, life-sized, inflatable humpback whale.

Shannon Hiramoto

There are just a few days remaining in January, but the racks containing mu‘umu‘u of various styles are full.

Talk Story – Fred Birkett

Fred Birkett recently came on board as director of Alakai O Kauai Charter School at Kahili Mountain Park. He sat down last week after a long day to chat with The Garden Island.

Talk Story: Dustin Barca

Dustin Barca has lived a rather eclectic life. The mixed martial arts fighter from Kilauea was a pro surfer, a one-time Kauai mayoral candidate, and for a time owned a farm.

Talk Story with Roy Saito

Roy Saito owns Gold-Express Inc. on Hardy Street in Lihue. I sat down to talk story with him Friday afternoon. This is how it went.

Talk Story with Daniel Hamada

Longtime principal of Kapaa High School Daniel Hamada hung up his hat Friday, retiring from education and leaving his position to his vice principal, Tommy John Cox.

Talk Story with Laura Cristobal Andersland

Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts was recently honored with nine Scovie awards — four first places, three second places and two third places — at the recent Fiery Foods Contest in Arizona.