April 13, 2019

Anaina Hou Mo’olelo Series featuring Chipper Wichman

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 | 5pm - 8pm | Anaina Hou Anaina Hou Community Park 
This free “talk story” series – designed to bring the community together to honor our past through stories from kupuna and historians, celebrating the rich history and cultural traditions of life in Kilauea and across the North Shore of Kauai. Sunday April 14th with Chipper Wichman at the Porter Pavilion. Come talk story with Chipper Wichman–local boy, conservationist, educator, and President of National Tropical Botanical Gardens as he talks about “Ha’ena: He’aina Momona–the Bountiful Land”. Chipper, an avid and mesmerizing storyteller weaves together the history of Ha’ena, the impacts of last April’s flood and the effects of a modern-day problem: people are loving the place to death. E komo mai as we gather, eat and enjoy the history and stories of our island community. Music at 5pm with Kilauea Social Club followed by presentation and a Q&A session. Support provided by Hawai‘i Tourism through the Community Enrichment Program.

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April 11, 2019

Pacific Harp Project with Noel Okamoto

Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | 7pm - 9pm | KCC Performing Arts Center
Praised for their “engaging jazz…with scintillating plays of light and subtle colors” by DownBeat Magazine, Pacific Harp Project’s emergence on the music scene has surprised listeners with a unique and exciting sonic experience. By incorporating classical harp music into the realms of jazz, pop, and fusion, this groundbreaking group “leads the listener to the conclusion: The harp has been unchained.” (AllAboutJazz.com) Pacific Harp Project’s debut album won the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, and their highly-anticipated second album will be released in 2019. Join musicians Noel Okimoto (vibraphone), Todd Yukumoto (saxophone), Megan Bledsoe Ward (harp), Jon Hawes (bass), and Allan Ward (drums) for an unforgettable night of music. KCA hosts Noel Okamoto and The Pacific Harp Project for one-night only. For more info on PHP, visit Click Here

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April 8, 2019

Annual CAK Home Show Fri. 4/12 & Sat. 4/13

Friday 4/12 from 2:30pm till 9pm & Saturday 4/13 from 9am till 2pm at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall
The Contractors Association of Kauai invites people to learn about issues from the professionals and experts on some of the issues that impact their lives at the CAK Home Show. CAK officials and First Hawaiian Bank, the CAK partner for the past 25 shows, resumes the free home show with exhibits, seminars, and presentations following a year’s break due to the renovation work at the convention hall. First Hawaiian Bank will man the money grabber chamber that offers show-goers an opportunity to grab free money.  Nathan Wood will provide clarification, updates, and information on solar photovoltaic systems and battery storage, including issues such as solar credits, utility interconnection, and curtailment. He, and the Nathan Wood General Contractor, a cooperating sponsor of the show, will have its photovoltaic systems, battery storage, and backup systems on the show floor. Kauai Island Utility Cooperative will showcase its Home Assessment Learning Experience program that can provide cost savings. Hawaii Gas, another longtime cooperating sponsor, will have representatives available to discuss the benefits of propane usage, including the tankless hot water system and other products that are useful for disaster preparedness. Zephyr Insurance joins the ranks of CAK Home Show cooperating sponsors by having staff available to offer information on hurricane insurance and the importance of having adequate coverage in the event of an active hurricane season that runs from June 1 through November 30.  Hardware Hawaii, with its facility in Koloa, is a new exhibitor for the CAK Home Show with its showcase of package homes. They join Honsador Lumber who will have its Island Homes collection of home packages as well as its line of Islander cabinets, Milgard windows, and Trex decking. New for this year’s show, Honsador will feature its Therma True Fiberglass doors that are termite resistant.  Screen Pro Retractables is another new vendor to the home show. The CAK Home Show was started in partnership with First Hawaiian Bank in 1993 to help people recover from the impacts of Hurricane Iniki, and has always been free and open to all, keeping up with the latest technology and advances for people who live in homes.

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April 4, 2019

Pacific Harp Project with Noel Okamoto Sat. 3/13


Praised for their “engaging jazz…with scintillating plays of light and subtle colors” by DownBeat Magazine, Pacific Harp Project’s emergence on the music scene has surprised listeners with a unique and exciting sonic experience. By incorporating classical harp music into the realms of jazz, pop, and fusion, this groundbreaking group “leads the listener to the conclusion: The harp has been unchained.” (AllAboutJazz.com) Pacific Harp Project’s debut album won the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, and their highly-anticipated second album will be released in 2019. Join musicians Noel Okimoto (vibraphone), Todd Yukumoto (saxophone), Megan Bledsoe Ward (harp), Jon Hawes (bass), and Allan Ward (drums) for an unforgettable night of music. KCA hosts Noel Okamoto and The Pacific Harp Project for one-night-only.
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April 2, 2019

4th Annual Kauai April International Poetry Celebration Weekend

 
Dedicated to Mary Oliver, whose M.O. was to go out or in and experience something and find words that allow all of us to share her experience for eternity Friday, April 5, Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7 at Storybook Theatre in Hanapepe

Friday the 5th – 7pm – We begin with a parade from the Art and music and food on the street into our safe haven.   
8pm - Performances/Open Mike
Saturday the 6th – Keiki events 9am to 12 noon  Dorrie Winkler will travel all the way from Kilauea to read to Keiki from her Pukey poetry Series which you can find online.  Roberto will entertain with Puppetry. Children’s submissions of poetry will be read.  Playshops 1 pm to 4pm Writing from Soul Collage.  Creating a personal card representing some aspect of your self by choosing images from magazines, cutting and pasting, and then writing from that aspect. The other classes are being cooked up and undisclosed as yet. Performances/open mike 6:30pm 
Sunday the 7th – 1:30-3: 30pm Poetry Rites and Dance of Universal Poetry from all of these worlds traditions. 

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March 28, 2019

Coco Palms is Back on the Market

Plans to redevelop the former Coco Palms resort have fallen through due to financial issues and now the historic property is up for sale. The lender that took over management of the Coco Palms redevelopment on Kauai has put the project on the market without an asking price, but a recent appraisal put the value of the shuttered hotel site where Elvis Presley starred in “Blue Hawaii” at more than $40 million, according to one of the brokers. Utah-based Stillwater Equity Partners announced this week that it had replaced developers Tyler Greene and Chad Waters of Honolulu-based GreeneWaters as manager of Coco Palms Hui LLC, the owner of the stalled project to revive the hotel, which has been closed since 1992 after much of the property was destroyed by Hurricane Iniki. Stillwater hired Kevin Aucello of Pacific Hotel Investments and Mark Bratton of Colliers International Hawaii to market the 47.94-acre property in Wailua, which includes the 47.61-acre hotel site and coconut grove on the mauka side of the highway and the .33-acre oceanfront site of the former Seashell restaurant. Several developers had proposed redeveloping the property over the years before Coco Palms Hui announced plans in the summer of 2013 to restore the hotel to its former glory with a total project cost of $135 million. In May 2016, they paid $17.8 million to acquire the title to both parcels, two years after signing on Hyatt Hotels Corp. to manage the restored hotel, which is planned to be part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection. Coco Palms Hui was able to make progress by securing entitlements and completing the first phase of demolition and remediation of the hotel structures, using the proceeds of a loan from Utah-based loan servicer PCG. Bratton said they spent some $4 million on that work, which included asbestos remediation. GreeneWaters had planned to pay that loan off with a construction loan, but ran into difficulty obtaining financing and defaulted in 2017. PCG arranged a workout plan with the developers, but the project stalled after a group of Native Hawaiians filed a lawsuit over ownership of the land, which was dismissed last summer by a Circuit Court judge. An appeal was dismissed in November, but GreeneWaters was unable to line up financing commitments by the end of the year, and Stillwater Equity began interviewing brokers to list the project to find another developer to take it over.

March 26, 2019

Starry Nights Fundraiser at the Princeville Hotel Sat. 4/6

Come celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Hanalei Elementary School's annual fundraiser at the Princeville Hotel!
The theme this year is "Through the Decades", so dress from your favorite decade: past, present or future and enter our costume contest. 
Stroll through a "Market Day" - like the classic end-of-quarter celebrations at the beloved school - with interactive game booths, silent auction, 2 DJs, dancing, food, and bar! Dress up, come out, and enjoy an evening of fun with us! All proceeds from the Starry Nights Fundraiser go directly to programs for the children of Hanalei School, including art, music, PE, garden and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). There is no state Department of Education funding for these programs at our school, so your support and participation makes a big difference to us! For more info and Tickets Click Here

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March 21, 2019

KekuaAloha Foundation 4th Annual Keiki Fun Day Sat. 3/30

Come celebrate “Community”. The Kekua Aloha Foundation invites families with children to join in sharing food, fun, and fellowship at Kapaa Beach Park on March 30th from 12 noon until 6pm. Listen to music from Kapaa Middle School band & choir and Candice & Co. Watch Salsa dances, Kapaa Elementary School Kid Fit Crew and more. Enjoy the slide and glide inflatable fun. Festivities start at 12 noon and last into early evening when the Annual iSiva Youth “Burn Out Suicide” Fireknife competition, drumming exhibition and special presentations from 2010 World Fireknife Champion Rex Tiumalu and iSiva Fireknfie Crew are featured. Cost is $15 for an all-day pass. A portion of the proceeds made at the event will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Hawaii

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March 19, 2019

Run For Beer 5K Fun Run at Ola Brew

The Hawaii Brewery Running Series is joining Ola Brew Co for their inaugural 2019 Run For Beer season! Join them on Saturday, March 23rd at 11am for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at Ola Brew Co. Weave through the surrounding streets at whatever pace you like, no matter what there's a beer waiting for you at the finish line! They are all about being active, having fun, and giving back to our local community. 10% of all proceeds go directly to Hawaii Uncharted Research Collective, a local organization that aims to increase awareness and knowledge about whale sharks and inform strong conservation-minded initiatives for their future preservation... so not only do you get a little exercise and enjoy a great beer, you are contributing to our awesome community! What’s included?! All participants get to enjoy a craft brew from Ola Brew and get to take home a collector’s swag item from the Brewery Running Series + goodies and giveaways from their partners and sponsors + a chance to win sweet door prizes! Your registration also earns you an invitation to stick around and enjoy the day’s entertainment: music, food trucks, local vendors, and fun with our sponsors. Plan to arrive about 30 minutes prior to check-in and check-out partners, sponsors, and pre-race activities. Don’t forget some extra $$. In addition to your beer and swag, there will be merchandise for sale and plenty more beer! Registration is limited. Click here for more info.

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March 14, 2019

The 9th Annual Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration

The 9th Annual Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration will be held from11an till 4pm on Saturday, March 16 at Anahola Beach Park. The event will reaffirm the leadership, stewardship, and vision of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaʻole and his legacy in perpetuating the growth of healthy Hawaiian community on ʻaina hoʻopulapula (homesteads land). The late Hosea K. Lovell will also be honored for his contributions as a leader and strong advocate for the Native Hawaiian people. As a life long educator, fisherman, and cultural resource in the community, Kupuna Lovell has made a tremendous impact for the good in the lives of individuals and families in Anahola and on the island of Kauai. Participate in a day of fun-filled activities. There will be educational, cultural, health and wellness exhibits for the whole family. Enjoy live music, entertainment, and hula performances in celebrating the past and embracing the future of Prince Kuhio’s legacy. There will also be food and craft booths too. Hoʻokupu (offering) protocol ceremony will begin at 11am. Admission is free. Directions: turn makai (towards the ocean) from highway 56 on to Anahola Road.

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