Kauai Writers Conference Announces Special Discount for Maui Residents. The conference will provide opportunities for local writers to work directly with prize-wining and top-selling authors as well as literary agents at the top of the publishing industry. Local presenters include best seller and Kauai Resident, Jill Landis (author of 26 novels including the Tiki Goddess […]
The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is over a thousand miles long. The reserve encompasses the atolls and formations that make up the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. It’s one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world, encompassing nearly 140,000 square miles of the Pacific–more land area than all of America’s National Parks combined, in fact. […]
By Barry Wurst II It was like most movie premieres, with a red carpet, celebrities sliding out of limos and the press waiting eagerly to drown the stars with questions and blinding camera flashes. Only this wasn’t Hollywood but rather Denver, Colorado, and the first big name to walk the carpet was Kauai’s own Bethany […]
Per Hawaii News Now, Australian Penny Palfrey is going to try to swim from Oahu to Kauai tomorrow morning. It’s the second time she’s attempted the 70-plus mile slog; last time she made it halfway before some Portuguese Man-Of-War put a stop to things. Will she make it this time? Stay tuned.
Hard Rock Cafe Presents… The Vandals, with opening bands Highly Unlikely and The Skunkdogs. Personally, I think they should have incorported their ridiculous last names into their band name, seeing as they are named – Quackenbush, Fitzgerald, Escalante, and Freese. Edgy is the buzz word of the night, after all, the Vandals sing the song […]
The tale of the Hawaiian people and their sometimes courageous, sometimes questionable battle with Hansen’s disease is one that continues to live on in our present world. Though the disease no longer threatens lives, Kalaupapa, Molokai remains frozen in time, a prison faded into a sanctuary, for those who struggled with Hansen’s disease. Father Damien, a man […]
For the past four years, filmmaker Keoni Alvarez has been compiling footage for a documentary about Native Hawaiian burial rites. That’s a sensitive subject by itself, one rife with political, cultural and historical landmines, but things got even dicier when Alvarez was pulled into a dispute over the construction of a home on Kauai’s Naue […]
The early 70’s was an exciting time, when surfing was elevated to a new dimension. Like in many sports, pioneers progressed into legends, and set the standards for future generations to follow. Victor Lopez’s life has revolved around the ocean, a place where has gathered strength and wisdom to help make this planet a better […]