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Photos by Pam Woolway Lawai International Center’s 13th Annual Pilgrimage of Compassion on October 6 included the dedication of the recently completed Hall of Compassion. The handcarved building is true to 13th century architecture. Over the past year, 700 volunteers and supporters devoted time to the the creation of the structure. A steady rain did not deter pilgrims as they wandered tent to tent for demonstrations of mochi pounding and flower arranging. Taiko drumming and hula preceded a formal blessing by Reverend Kosen Ishikawa and Kumu Puna Dawson. The property is home to 88 small shrines nestled into the hillside along a path that is a miniature replica of the famous 1,000 mile pilgrimage in Shikoku, Japan. To learn more visit

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Military brat is a term I grew up with, having a father who served as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy for 30 years. My four siblings and I used to visit Dad on “his” Destroyer, where we’d devour platefuls of Oreo cookies in the officer’s mess, then race wild on the ship playing hide-n-seek. This was the 60s–long before homeland security. I grew up in a Navy town, with parents who sang us sea shanties at bedtime. Outside of military functions, where we had to eat with one hand in the lap and ask politely to pass the butter or risk a knife across the knuckles, we ran like a band of outlaws barefoot and tangled hair with unleashed dogs. Family vacations were out of a camper parked in the mountains where the only rule was to return by 5 for dinner. Scrappy is a common adjective used to describe my sisters and me, even today. After college I wound up working as a waitress in a pub owned by a Vietnam veteran in a community bleached in military presence. From

Editor’s Note 1987 to 1996 I worked for Greg McPartlin, owner of McP’s Irish Pub in Coronado, California. To some, Greg’s style of management appeared non-existent. The McP’s bar ran the full length of one wall. Above the bar, a hundred glass beer mugs hung by sturdy handles that jingled with key chains that identified the regular who drank from them. Greg sat at the corner most afternoons, chatting up customers, with a cigarette in one hand and a Bud Lite in the other. Behind him on the wall hung a framed 30-inch black and white photo taken in Vietnam, of him and a buddy in camouflage gripping massive automatic weapons. He served multiple tours in Vietnam as a Navy medic and Frogman (predecessors of the SEAL team), where he survived two helicopter crashes and was a member of the Team that assisted in the sea recovery of NASA’s Apollo 11. He was a decorated veteran. After his military service he moved to Coronado where he made enough money in Real Estate to afford beachfront property. He didn’t exactly fit into the khaki clad population with his baggy shorts, sockless topsiders and big belly peeking through the buttons of an untucked shirt, but trust me, his haphazard demeanor was merely a cloaking device. In nearly 10 years of studying Greg, I assure you, he didn’t miss a beat. He was sharp, knew how to manage people, and was generous to his staff. Not only did he offer medical insurance to employees at a time when it was unheard of, he rewarded hard work by carting the staff off to the horse races at Del Mar and to Padre games every summer. At Christmas, he threw us a huge party in the pub. His generosity was unparalleled, but it was his read on people that impressed me most. McP’s Irish Pub sits at the southwestern end of Coronado Island, just a mile east of the Navy SEAL training base and three miles west of the Naval Air Station. A testosterone saturated community, the bar scene on Coronado could get pretty intense. Greg’s man-at-the-bar style of management worked for two reasons: One was his accessibility to guests and employees; the other, his hands-off style of management. He saw everything that was going on and I only recall one time in nine years when he actually rose from his bar stool to tell me what to do.

Pam Woolway During a busy lunch rush, three Navy SEALs sat down to order. When I said I’d be with them in a moment, one responded, “Take my order now b****.” Before sassing a busy waitress, a wise man would have made sure her hands were empty. The five-inch stack of plastic menus flew from my hand across the table to catch him square in the chest. Using the vocabulary of a sailor’s daughter, I told him he should consider eating elsewhere, and stormed into the kitchen. A few minutes passed before Greg sauntered through the swinging door. Never one to rush or raise his voice, he said, “Hey Pam, will you come into the dining room? There’s someone who’d like to make an apology.” These are the stories my retired sailor of a father loved–of me busting chops on cocky sailors. He was a terrible influence that way. But what girl, young or old, doesn’t live to hear her father laugh? I knew he took great pride in raising daughters who could hold their ground, and I think Greg McPartlin was in the same camp. Dad used to ride his bike 20 miles to visit me at the pub, where I’d serve him a Rueben and a Guinness, and if he was lucky, a tall tale where I always came out victor.

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Be a Light for Peace: Veteran Helps Veterans

Vietnam Veteran, Edward Kawamura Has Served Kaua‘i Veterans Since 1978 by Pam Woolway Forklifts, trucks and the occasional golden retriever intersect the warehouse, sheds and stacked bags of feed bordering the Kawamura Farms compound on Wehe Road in Lihue. The 50-year power equipment business bustles, as three generations of family rush to keep customers moving. Amid the flow of traffic, there’s one individual on cruise control; his work is one of a more subtle definition, as he knits the commotion together with friendly quips and teasing. Edward Kawamura Sr. expanded the business his father began when he returned to Kaua‘i in 1978 from 20 years of military service. “I won’t retire, I’ll expire,” he jokes. “Just like my father.” Whether bent over a chain saw or refilling fuel on a mower, he’ll make time to chat with customers as they enter, and usually the ribbing begins with water. Kawamura attributes his vitality and that of his 91 year-old mother to purified water. “Water’s the cash flow to your body,” he informs a gentleman there to buy a bale of hay. “You wouldn’t run your car without enough water in the radiator would you?” Purifying body and soul is foremost in this active Vietnam veteran’s mind. For Kawamura, a life of service is a life of generosity, and when he’s not advocating water consumption, he’s promoting volunteerism. “You are here for the sake of others,” said the Shinnyo-en Buddhist, a Buddhist order based on the Nirvana Sutra, emphasizing that all people can reach enlightenment by acting with compassion and concern for others. Kawamura’s life reflects this commitment. Husband, father, grandfather, businessman and spiritual seeker, he wears many hats – but none more proudly than that of Vietnam War veteran. “I represent nothing,” he said, dismissing all credit. Pointing to the American flag painted across the side of the Disabled American Veteran’s vehicle he drives, he continued: “That’s what we stand for.” He can usually be found at Kawamura Farms,

and when he’s not, he’s advocating for veterans around the island and the country. For the past 10 years he’s been shuttling disabled veterans to doctor’s appointments island-wide in the patriotically painted SUV. “My wife tells me I’m married to the veterans first and her, second,” he chuckles. Kawamura enlisted in the United States Army in 1958, serving one tour in Vietnam. “Ours wasn’t a famous war,” he said. “When I returned home in 1978 I wanted to do my part; to show that we (veterans) are not the bad guys. Good guys came home from that war. These are people who made a commitment to duty, honor and country.” Devout in his commitment to veterans and their families, Kawamura returned to Kaua‘i with his wife—whom he met while stationed in Germany—and has been in Bernard Gosset service to raising awareness of the plight Three generations work together at Kawamura Farms in Lihu‘e: of veterans ever since. Both World War II Daniel, Karen, Lilli and Edward Sr. Kneeling are Eddie Jr. and Matthew. and the Vietnam War played a role in his Ever the proponent for volunteerism, motivation to educate the non-serving Kawamura encourages Kaua‘i residents to “go public. “To put us (Japanese Americans) in the right look for a veteran. If you participate, you help perspective, when we served we had a lot of yourself and your community,” he said. “We all pride and more to prove. After World War II we gotta do our little part.” wanted to follow in the footsteps of those who “We are all farmers in our own way,” he continued. “We carry the seeds in us. It’s up to us to served before us.” Before World War II, the land Kawamura plant and nurture them to the end of that harFarms stands on was a school. During the war vest. Then at a certain point of that there, you it became a military headquarters, and then re- have to pass that seed on. It don’t matter if you turned to being a school. Edward Kawamura’s get recognized.” father, Mac Kawamura, leased the land month- Within the family, at work or while volunteerto-month for 30 years until finally acquiring it in ing, his mission is to harmonize the community. “It’s about what the Buddha taught and 1992. “The family business has been supporting me what’s in your heart. When you go to do anywhile I canvas for veterans since 1978,” he said. thing, check to see if it’s from here,” he said “I followed my father’s footsteps. He did a lot touching his chest. “Or from here,” touching his of public service. It’s always been about helping forehead. “It’s a reflection from the heart—what we do. How people respond to you is what you others.” Kawamura serves as national executive com- reflect. Always be grateful for what you got. It’s mitteeman for the National Disabled Veterans because of others and not you.” Organization representing Hawai‘i, Arizona and Ed Kawamura is the winner of the Veterans AloNevada and he’s on the Advisory Board for the ha Spirt Award 2013 from For Kaua‘i Magazine. Veteran’s Association. Page 7

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Prof. Croft, Dr. Schaeffer Professor Lee Croft introduced the illustration of King Kaumuali‘i to For Kaua‘i Magazine in 2012. This started unfolding and reorganization of the Friends of King Kaumual‘i, established in 2004, with Aletha Kaohi, President.

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First impressions can be correct: The fragrant and wildly floral landscape; the butterfly pavers winding up the path; the archway at the entrance inscribed with the quote, “All you see here belongs to sacred oneness.” All of it alludes to the sensuous, gentle and colorful world of clothing designer, Chanterelle Chantara, daughter of Shosanah and Neal Chantara. This willowy sprite of a 21 year-old has been developing her lush clothing line out of the family home in Kilauea for nearly 10 years – and in the last four, providing two Kaua‘i retailers with her designs: Cake Nouveau, Kilauea and Island Hemp and Cotton, Kapa‘a. “The whole family pitched in to buy her first sewing machine when she was 7,” said mom and business partner, Shosanah. Shosanah homeschooled her three children, two who’ve graduated and all of whom are artists: Eldest son, Tor, is an award-winning marquetry wood

“I design for every body type. I listen to what women tell me they want to hide or accentuate. This is how my line grew, through listening.” – Chanterelle Chantara, clothing designer worker and her youngest, Beorn, 17, is a musician, who was recently awarded the Kaua‘i Berklee scholarship to the Berklee College of Music Summer program. Shosanah attributes the success of her children to an approach to education she calls, “unschooling.” “Instead of a curriculum, you trust that what the kids are passionate about will lead them,” she said. “As a parent it’s about trusting that and nurturing it.” In Chanterelle’s case, her affair with textiles began at the age of 3 when she began choosing her mom’s outfits. By the time she was 6, the family had moved to Kaua‘i, where Chanterelle began making fairy dolls. When at 8 she

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informed her teacher, Tammy Day, she’d like to make a 19th Century ball gown, no one discouraged it as too ambitious. “She never made me feel I couldn’t do it,” recalled Chanterelle. “I never felt I couldn’t do anything.” Chanterelle assisted in the creation of the three-tier hoop skirt and petticoats with corsets, crinoline and netting. The youngster went on to make many dresses inspired by her love of Laura Ingles Wilder, and wore them all. “That’s the confidence of not being squashed,” added Shosanah. Chanterelle’s line has blossomed into the realm of playful and sexy; many of see Beautiful page 25

Prof. Lee B. Croft taught Russian Studies and administered foreign language programs at Arizona State University for 40 years. This background gave him valuable research advantages in his writing of three biographical books about Dr. George Anton Schaeffer (17791836), the man who designed and directed the construction of Kauai’s “Russian Fort.” The art of Prof. Croft’s book includes significant illustrations by Hawaiian historical artist BROOK KAPUKUNIAHI PARKER. One of these illustrations is the first thoroughly researched full-color portrait of Kaumuali‘i, the portrait thatw appeared on the September, 2013, issue of For Kaua‘i. That is why both Prof. Lee B. Croft and Artist Brook Kapukuniahi Parker are participants in this year’s “2013— Year of King Kaumuali‘i” festivities. Prof. Croft’s 3rd edition represents 25 years of research on the life of Dr. George Anton Schaeffer. This is a must read for history buffs and residents alike.

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Get Your Pack to a Park: Two New Dog Parks Open This Month by Kate Brenton They are our forever companions with wagging tails and slobbering tongues; our canine special somebodies give us their devoted attention and ask for little in return, but everyone needs a good romp once and awhile and Kaua‘i’s canines are getting two new gorgeous locations to do just that. Along with the dog park in Puhi, Wailua Homesteads Park will be unveiling a dog park, and North Shore is also in the process of sharing in the furry frolicking with a new park on the Wai Koa Plantation. Each park plans on opening in November this year for use; each hosting a grand opening party at the end of the month. Both new facilities will have accommodations for large and small dogs to have perfectly sized fun. “A tired dog is a well behaved dog, “ smiles Ellen Carscadden, dog trainer of Akamai Pet Services, with five pooches of her own. These dog parks easily exercise the minds and bodies of our four-leggeds in ways that a human led stroll just can’t recreate. Dogs need to be stimulated by new sights and situations, just like us. And the payoffs, aside from the joyful bonding of pet and owner are worth it. “If visits to the dog parks are done right, there will be a cascade of benefits: less barking, less escaping, less line running. These are all signs of bored dogs,” Carscadden explains. “This is great for our community and our dogs,” Deb Alper, dog lover and former vet tech said. “This means more exercise for our dogs and ourselves. Some dogs don’t like to walk on the bike path, and some dogs shouldn’t. Such as older dogs with joint pain, or young puppies, the impact of the concrete is not ideal for their forming joints, either. “


The biggest problem on island that these parks can solve, both experts agree, is the lack of socialization with many dogs. “Once dogs learn how to interact with each other, a lot of issues just fall away,” Alper teaches. “But, they need to learn how. They are pack animals of course, but in the busy lives of owners we can forget just how important having dogs with other dogs can be.” “It’s like taking your kids to the playground,” Carscadden expands. “Kids need to be around other kids; dogs need to be around other dogs, and we all have to be akamai about the dog parks: police ourselves, clean up after ourselves, do right by each other and this is going to be great.” Some simple rules of etiquette include not leaving your dog alone in the park, watching your dog closely to be sure that he/she is acclimating to the party, and allowing other owners the same courtesy to be watchful of their pets. If you see something that needs to be picked up, it won’t hurt to play your part and keep the parks clean. Be mindful if the park is already over-filled, maybe there is a better time to come, and don’t bring puppies under four months of age because they won’t have all their shots yet. It appears that if we follow the lead of our tails, to be ready to play, to be considerate of others, and to welcome everyone, these new dog parks have the making of creating packs full of aloha.

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The holidays can produce extra stress, a breakdown in healthy eating habits, even depression. But you and your family can adopt some new traditions that may help relieve the season’s stress and make your holidays healthy and happy.

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Your physical health When the holidays become more than you bargained for, your physical health can be compromised because you may put aside healthy habits. And stress can put additional demands on your body. Here are some tips on maintaining your health during the holiday season: Don’t do too much. Give yourself some time to relax. Share the workload. Let everyone play an active role; make the holidays a family affair so you’re not burdened with all the work. Establish priorities. You can’t do everything; say no to some demands on your time. Simplify your life. Be less elaborate this year. Relax your housekeeping and holiday preparations. Continue to exercise. Don’t let your regular regimen lapse. Eat healthy foods. Limit your consumption of high-fat holiday treats. Serve healthy fare at your family›s holiday party. It’s easy to become overwrought this time of year, especially if you believe something is lacking in your holiday celebration. Here are some ways to create new holiday traditions that will help level your emotions: Ask yourself if you really enjoy all the rituals. Perhaps they have merely become habits. Try adopting less elaborate traditions of holidays past. Don’t be afraid to scale down gift giving. You’ll probably receive a lot of support. If your annual party is too much to handle, postpone it until after the holidays. This will give you more time to prepare and will help alleviate postholiday letdown by giving you something fun to anticipate. If you are unable to be with your family, get out around people. Plan to be with friends or volunteer to help others who also may be separated from their families. Children are especially vulnerable to commercial stimuli during the holiday season. But basically, all kids really need are realistic expectations about gifts, an even-paced holiday season and strong, loving family traditions. Here are some ways to make the holidays special for your children: Spend more time with your kids. Entertain less and attend fewer parties that exclude children. Watch less television and do more activities as a family. Include your kids in all preparations. Let your children help you decorate and bake, even if it means your creations aren’t perfect. Teach children the meaning of giving. Adopt a needy family and have your youngsters help you prepare a meal for them. Suggest that your children buy a gift for an underprivileged child with their own money. Or ask them to donate one of their own gifts to a less fortunate child. Teach your children that gifts don’t have to be tangible. Trade intangible gifts with each other, such as helping with homework, washing the dishes, and polishing shoes. Let your children come up with their own ideas of what they can offer.

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Find Ways to Buy Kaua‘i Grown this Thanksgiving There is no better time to feast on Kauai’s bounty of farm fresh products, than the holidays—starting with Thanksgiving. Here are some ways to incorporate local farm products into your family celebration: 1. Shop our local Farmers Markets to discover new and seasonal products Want to know what’s fresh and in season? Visit a farmers market. While some ingredients traditional to the holidays are not easily obtained locally, you’d be surprised how many are grown and raised just a few miles away. Depending on which market you visit, you can come away with all kinds of ingredients for your holiday feast plus a recipe or two, flowers for the table, hospitality gifts, and even some prepared

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food items to enjoy. These are great places to discover new and seasonal products—all while supporting Kaua‘i ’s farmers. If you haven’t considered yourself a “farmers market” person, this is a great time to start! Over the last several years, farmers markets in the US have been growing in popularity, and Kaua‘i is no exception. You can now find a farmers market here on Kaua‘i almost every day of the week. 2. Read labels and look for what is Kaua‘i Grown in the grocery store Many retailers on island carry some local products on their shelves­—the key is to know where to find them. A’akukui Ranch beef, Kaneshiro pork, Hanalei Juice & Taro products, Kaua‘i Shrimp, Kunana Dairy Goat cheese, Kaua‘i Eggs are avail-

able in some stores—they are often snapped up soon after being delivered. Some stores have local products or Kaua‘i Made sections for dry goods like Kaua‘i Coffee and Nana’s Bananas. Produce can be particularly tricky to identify, but with labels now from farms like Kaua‘i Fresh Farms, Kailani Farms and Rainbow Sprouts it is getting easier. Ask your retailer what’s fresh and local. Kaua‘i Grown signage makes it easier in some retailers such as Living Foods Café & Market, Ishihara’s, Sueoka Store, and Papaya’s. 3. Use Kauai as a resource for locally grown products, dining & experiences features a database with photos and videos showcasing farmers and ranchers from around the island, what they raise, and where their products are carried including both

Ingredients such as kabocha pumpkin, breadfruit, longbeans and kale can add a festive local touch to holiday sides. For dessert, try Kaua‘i Grown tropical fruits & citrus varieties, vanilla, honey, macnuts and Nani Moon Mead. Try holiday recipes on the website, and submit your favorites.

farmers markets and retailers. Some products like Tropical Flowers Express can be ordered online. This is a growing resource with over 45 participants thus far and is an emerging “go to” site for local farm products and experiences.

Guy and Ray Ishihara support farmers and ranchers on Kaua‘i. Bringing fresh produce, A‘akukui grass fed beef, Kaneshiro Pork and Kauai‘i grown Shrimp to their store. Mahalo to Guy and Ray for being an outstanding Kaua‘i Grown Grocer in Waimea.

The site also identifies restaurants and chefs committed to local ingredients, experiences such as Tasting Kaua‘i and local events spotlighting Kaua‘i Grown. This month, check out the Garden Island Range & Food Festival on November 17. This is a great time for all of us to give thanks for the bounty of farm products locally available, and support these farmers, chefs and retailers with our purchases.

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Painter Robert Mazarella works on a seascape in front of Palms Gallery, the featured art space for the second Saturday Art Walk at The Shops a Kukui‘ula. Palms features over 25 Kaua‘i artists, many of whom will be attending. Meet local and visiting artists at the next Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. November 9.

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Veteran's Profile: Norberto M. Garcia Norberto Garcia assumed responsibility as the Acting Commander for the Kaua‘i Veterans Council last year due to the sudden illness of the former Commander William Honjiyo. He became the Commander earlier this year. He was elected to the position for the term starting July 1, 2012. Norberto was raised in Hanamaulu and Kapa‘a, graduated from Wilcox Elementary School and then from Kapa‘a High School in June 1988. In October, 1988, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, Norberto continued on to the HAWK Missiles Training School at Fort Bliss, Texas. On graduation, was assigned to the Marine Corps Air Station at Yuma, Arizona. His overseas tours included being located at Camp Haruen in Okinawa. He received Jungle Warfare training in South Korea. Norberto served an 9-month tour in Southwest Asia. During Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm he served in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and lraq. He also had an opportunity to train in Ostend (Belgium), Ireland and Norway prior to being honorably discharged in October 1992.

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Following military service, Norberto became a police officer on the island and at one time, served as a Youth Services Officer with the Drug Awareness Resistance and Education (D.A.R.E.) and the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T) programs with the Kaua‘i Police Department. He is back on patrol serving in the Hanalei District.


Norberto is a member of the Marine Corps League, Kaua‘i Detachment 938 and since July, 2006 he has served as the Commandant (Commanding Officer). He is currently assigned to the Kaua‘i Police Department's Patrol Administration in Lihue. Norberto, his wife Leilani and son Richard reside in Puhi.

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Pam Woolway Favorite artist: Amy Vieira sells originals and prints of her paintings at 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Hanalei Farmer’s Market. Her work has a folk art whimsy that is good for a smile. Much of what she paints is playful island life with lots of animal representations. She also hand-dyes silk scarves that are delicious to wear. See more of her work at or visit her on Facebook.

Favorite jewelry vendor: Kaua‘i Coconut Fiber Art has jewelry made by Tahitian artisan, Heifara Aiamu. The tribal designs stir a Tahitian fire in me for dance, music and fellowship. It’s something different for Kaua‘i, with woven coconut, pearls and gems. Heifara sells his wares at Hanapepe Art Walk every Friday evening. You can find his table down the alley behind Little Fish Coffee. He sells at different events island-wide. For more information call 635-5570.

Tiana Amo Favorite bathing suit shop: Sweet Bikini has two shops, one in Kapa‘a and the other in Po‘ipu. It’s my easy fix for a new bikini. Here in the tropics the sun’s wear and tear on my favorite suit always gives me an excuse to add another to my collection. They carry trendy, colorful and unique styles. Sweet Bikini is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday. You can check out the goods at Or call for more information: Kapa‘a, 822-0780; Po‘ipu, 742-3003.

Tiana Amo Favorite local kind grinds: Garden Isle BBQ in Lihu‘e is an island institution where my family and I have eaten since I was a kid. It’s very easy to crave a warm delicious meal at the end of a long workweek. Their Asian flavors steaming down the aisles are irresistible. My favorite plate is the mixed vegetable with straw mushroom. After that it’s a good night. They are at 4252 Rice St. Or call 245-8868 to order takeout. Page Page 19 19

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SAVOR ALOHA BLISS Lappert’s Hawaii, we consider ourselves ambassadors of the Aloha Spirit. And whether we are serving up a double scoop of Heavenly Hana ice cream to one of our regulars in Hanapepe Town, or sending a batch of Kona Blue Mauka to coffee aficionados in Seattle, we extend the Aloha Spirit in all that we offer.

FAMILY DINING IN ELEELE Grinds Cafe 4469 Waialo Road Eleele 335-6027

Home made food and hand baked bread. Stop on your way to or from sailing in Port Allen or a trip to Waimea Canyon. Family dining at its finest, including delicious patty melts and loco moco made just right. Open every day from 6 am to 9 pm. Best Breakfast, Lunch & Sandwiches. We bake our own pastries too!

A GREAT STEAKHOUSE Wrangler’s Steakhouse 9852 Kaumualii Hwy Waimea 338-1218

And not just steaks! Polynesian and seafood specialities as well. We welcome families with children and feature outdoor seating. Open for lunch and dinner. Your hostess, Colleen Faye, will assure that you have the best meal and smooth service. Sizzling steaks cooked over a mesquite wood fire are our signature dish.

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Dining Kaua‘i Style Kountry Kitchen Kapaa 4-1485 Kuhio Hwy parking next to gift shop 808-822-3511

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Local Style Dining Voted “Best Breakfast on Kauai.” A favorite for Breakfast and Lunch. Great taste at reasonable prices. Extensive menu includes our famous pancake selection, omelettes, benedicts, loco mocos and fruit salads. Lunch menu includes sandwiches, burgers, local plate lunches, and salads. Open daily 6 am-1:30 pm. Breakfast from 6 am-1:30 pm lunch from 11 am.

AWARD WINNING — NATURALLY Hukilau Lanai has been nominated for the Nature Conservancy’s Nature’s Plate Award for the State of Hawaii, being recognized for their part in spreading the word that “Sustainable Food=Delicious”! Try their ultra-fresh fish, super-sweet local veggies, homemade meatloaf made from local beef & McPhees Bees Honey cocktails.

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WHAT THE SOLAR GUYS MAY NOT TELL YOU Not everyone needs a $25,000 solar photovoltaic system. Installing a solar water heater is the cheapest, easiest way for most Kaua‘i households to save at least 40 percent on their electric bill. Water heaters use more electricity than any other appliance. Using the sun to heat water can save you around $80 to $100 a month, maybe more, depending on the size of your family. Right now, KIUC is offering a $1,000 rebate toward the purchase and installation of a solar water heater. With the rebate and state and federal tax credits, your final cost could be less than $2,000. So do the math yourself and see how much money you can save just by using a solar water heater. Unless you’re in a big rush to spend $25,000.

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“BEST LUAU ON KAUAI” SMITH’S FAMILY GARDEN LUAU We invite you to join our family in celebrating the unique flavors of the islands followed by a cultural pageant ~ “Rhythm of Aloha.” A local favorite, the luau is Owned & Managed by a local Hawaiian family! Special Hawaii resident pricing available. Call 821-6895 or visit

YOUR VOICE COUNTS ON HO‘IKE Ho’ike: Kauai Community Television is a treat for the eyes broadcasting programs designed and developed by our residents. Individuals with a wide spectrum of interests present their video programs each day on Community Access Oceanic Cable Channel 52. The regular programming includes a wide variety of cultural issues, arts and entertainRegularly Scheduled ment, sports, inspirational, and health and Programs well-being. KGTV - Channel 53 You might see shows with an obvious lean, (Gov’t Access) right or left or in between. The one caveat is • Kauai County Council that the channel is non-commercial. Kauai’s • Kauai County Planning community access allows you to express your Commission ideas and explore topics that are important to • Police Commission you. • Mayor Bernard Carvalho There are a number of ways to share your • “Together We Can” point of view with your neighbors. Each • and other government month Ho’ike conducts Basic Video Production programming courses that provide you with easy to follow Frequency of meeting replays primary training in camera operation, audio depend on and lighting, field production techniques the length of meetings. and editing in Final Cut Pro. Once certified, a Check producer has full access to the equipment and for additional program schedule facilities at Ho’ike. Another way to get on the details. cable channel is to appear on either the “Open Mic” or “Community Camera” programs. Each Tuesday afternoon Ho’ike records KUTV - Channel 55 (HTEC) the free speech exercise in the media center UNIVERSITY DISTANCE studio. Open Mic offers five-minutes in front LEARNING: of the camera on a first come first served basis. Schedule of programs is Community Camera allows for a ten-minute available at & presentation on the third Tuesday of each Oceanic Channel 12 month. Reservations are required for Community Camera. Reservations can be made by visiting Ho’ike on Rice Street or calling 246KETV - Channel 56 (HTEAC) 1556. Access to Kauai’s cable channel is open UNIVERSITY DISTANCE to all residents of our island. LEARNING: Anyone can submit a program with the Schedule of programs is appropriate submission form. All residents are available at & free to take advantage of the Open Mic and Oceanic Channel 12 Community Camera opportunities. Certified producers have access to the equipment and facilities. Ho’ike is a private non-profit corporation providing residents of Kauai training and education for public, government and education access to cable television. 3022 Peleke St., Suite 8, Lihue, HI 96766

“YES! WE ONLY LISTEN TO FM97!” Here’s the FM97 gang, pictured at a few more Kauai businesses who say: “We love listening to FM97 all day long!”

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her dresses seem made for twirling on the dance floor. They range from light summer dresses, tops and pants, to full-length gowns and wedding dresses. She refers to her technique as “stretch sewing” because most of her fabrics are in jersey using natural fibers such as bamboo, hemp, beech wood modal and eucalyptus, among others. “It flows with the body and changes with every body type. It lies like a second skin on the body,” she said. Once she discovered the attributes of knit fabrics there was no looking back. “My dream is to make every woman feel beautiful,” she said. “What we see in magazines, there’s no naturalness about it – bodies are Photoshopped. Authentic beauty is what’s beautiful.” It was at her first fashion show in 2009 at the Healing

Gardens in Kilohana where Chanterelle realized the plight of women in regard to selfperceived beauty. “Hardly any of the women modeling for me felt beautiful. It’s sad just how deep the wounds go.” At a September fashion show, 43 designs were modeled and 53 outfits in all. “Many of the designs I did in different colors on different sizes and shapes of women, so people could see how adaptable they were,” she said. “I design for every body type. I listen to what women tell me they want to hide or accentuate. This is how my line grew, through listening.” Chanterelle’s dream is two-fold. Second to restoring women’s confidence is to keep all of her operation on Kaua‘i. She’s had offers to outsource work but declined. “I will always be here on Kaua‘i, and my designs will be made by people here,” she said.

This vibrant young woman heartily attributes her success to the unity of her family. “I can do this because the whole family makes it work. We all have a different skill set so we all work together,” she said. Her father, Neal, is the carpenter who built her studio in the family home. Her big brother, Tor, designed her website (chezchanterelle. com), labels and business cards; and her mother is her right arm when it comes to research and resourcing. “We keep trying to come up with a job title for mom but it gets too long,” she laughed. “Today her title is The Factoid.” When observers comment on the workload involved in running a house, homeschooling, gardening and assisting with her daughter’s business, Shosanah lights up. “People say, ‘so much work,’ but I think, ‘so much fun!’” she said.

Fun and work intertwine, just as organically as the botanicals bursting with color on this piece of land where nothing feels forced; as if it were a canvas made precisely for artful purpose. Visitors exit the property the way they came in—crossing the foot bridge over the pond to follow the butterfly path. One can’t help but linger before passing beneath the arch—on the back of which is carved, “Be love.” Visit to see her latest designs.

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Enriching the lives of Kauai’s elders and challenged adults by providing quality care with the aloha spirit Marcelo was born and raised in Kealia and still lives there with his son and family. He is a veteran and served his country for over 2 ½ years in as a soldier in the Army. During his working years Marcelo worked hard in construction as a laborer and was a union member. Marcelo attends Kauai Adult Day Health Center 5 days a week and enjoys doing the exercises to help keep him active.

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YWCA Pink Sunday

Hawai‘i Children’s Theatre will perform one of the world’s most beloved musicals, The Sound of Music, with songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The show opens 7 p.m. November 15 at Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall and runs for three weekends, closing December 1. All Friday and Saturday night shows are at 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 4 p.m. The production directed by Marly Madayag. The first Sunday matinee, November 17, is a benefit for the Kaua‘i Food Banks. All seats are $6 with a food or monetary donation. In addition, there will be a VIP Tea fundraiser at 2 p.m. November 24. With a $30 ticket, this special fundraiser will include refreshments, backstage tour, a “Landler” dance lesson, and a Sing-A-Long with the orchestra and Von Trapp Family; a souvenir and preferred seating. For ticket information visit or call 246-8985.

Share your Mana‘o and expertise with hundreds of Kaua‘i women at the first annual "Pink Sunday" YWCA Kaua‘i Women's Expo to be held November 24, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Lihue. Admission is free. The YWCA is hosting the event to celebrate Kaua‘i’s female professionals, artists and innovators and help raise funds for key services for women and families on our island. The Expo will feature a woman-made arts & craft fair, health & wellness exhibits, food booths, cooking demonstrations, glamour & beauty services, home & garden exhibits, meditation, fitness classes, hula, dance, music and more.

To register for a booth, donate or sponsor the event visit, email or call 245-5959 by November 11. Benefits go to the programs of the YWCA of Kaua‘i that work to end violence against women and children. < Renae Hamilton, Executive Director of the YWCA of Kaua‘i

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Sunday, Nov 10 Sierra Club Kukui Trail hike. Descend 2000 feet into Waimea Canyon to the Waimea River. Excellent views. Very strenuous 5 miles round trip. Info Kathy Valier 826-7302, kauai Sunday, Nov 10, 11am-2 pm

Kaua‘i High School Band Boosters Benefit Golf Wondering what to do today? Two Man Scramble, Hole In One See the best, most complete calendar Tournament. and Team Prizes, Silent Auction, Live Jazz Music, of Kaua‘i events at Banquet. At Joe’s On The Green Restaurant. Info

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Wednesday, Nov 13, 6-7:30 pm Turning Trash into Treasure at the Festival of Lights. From Spam Cans to “If Can, Cans” with November and beyond Elizabeth Freeman. Elizabeth will combine a power point presentation tracing the colorful Thursday, Nov 7, 7:30-10 am Developing a Personal Vision of Success for Yourself and Your Com- history of the Festival of Lights at Kaua‘i’s Historic pany. Presented by Allen Fishman at a Leadership Breakfast Forum. County Building with a close-up look at everyone’s favorite hand-made and “up-cycled” ornaments Fishman will provide attendees information on creating a unique vision of success for themselves and being motivated to start a busi- over the years. She will offer a “how-to” demonness. The registration fee of $15 includes breakfast by Duke’s Kaua‘i. stration of over a dozen decorations with samples on display. Come ready to learn and have fun! At Info 245-7363, Princeville Public Library. Info 826-4310, www. Friday, Nov 8, 7 pm Join 6 Time Grammy Award winner, Daniel Ho as he brings his Friday, Nov 15 “Magical Island Style Music” Tour to Kaua‘i sharing a rare intimate night of music to inspire and entertain. His wide ranging repertoire Toni Wagner & Mary Nakamura. Annual Show & of popular, soulful original songs, whether in English, in Hawaiian, Sale. Ten Thousand Hands in Waipouli. Toni also exhibiting at 7 Artist Gallery in Wainiha. Info on ‘ukulele or slack key guitar will send you soaring home smiling with a pep in your step! Partial proceeds will be donated to Island School, host for the evening’s concert. Come early for affordable deliFriday, Nov 15, 9:30 am-4 pm cious pupu’s / beverages provided by Sweet Marie’s. At Island school, A Culinary Romp Through Paradise. Local food Lihu‘e. $20/$30. Info Island School 246-0233, experts offer an authentic taste of Kaua‘i by DHC/Home.html guiding you on a farm to fork culinary experience. At Kilohana Plantation. $130-Advance reservaSaturday, Nov 9, 7 am tions are required. Info and reservations Marta Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run. The Rotary Club of Kaua‘i is pleased to announce their 11th annual Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run. This is Kaua‘i’s Lane 635-0257,, www. premier 5-Km, 10-Km, Half Marathon Runs, and non-competitive 5-K Walk. At Anne Knudsen Park. Registration at Friday, Nov 15, 7 pm Info Tom Lodico 634-8703, The Sound of Music. HCT’s fall musical production of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic The Sound Saturday, Nov 9, 9am-3 pm of Music. This is going to be a fantastic show with Garden Isle Artisan Fair. Come Christmas shop early from a great selection of items from over 40 of Kaua‘i’s finest artisans. At Kapa‘a a cast of all ages, great costumes and sets and a full orchestra. Running for 3 weekends Friday, Beach Park. Info Judy Webb 245-9021, Nov 15, 22 and 29, 7pm. Saturday Nov 16, 23, Saturday, Nov 9, 11am-5 pm 30, 7pm, and Sunday Nov 17, 24 and December KSA Small Works Show Receiving Entries. At Kukui Grove Center Art 1, 4pm. At Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Space. Exhibition Dates - Nov 22, 2013 - January 3, 2014. Info Eve Hall in Lihu‘e. Tickets and Info 246-8985, www. Solomon, about-ksa.html Friday, Nov 15, 7 pm Saturday, Nov 9, 5-8 pm Free Discussion. Introduction to Emergence Care. Chiefess Kamakahelei Street Fair. An evening of family fun at the Dr. Teagarden will discuss the origin and theory of Chiefess Kamakahelei Street Fair. Food trucks, games, for the kids, Emergence Care, as well as demonstrate the work. face painting, bingo and a mini craft fair. At CKMS. Info Cheryl 639This Free event is a great opportunity to learn how 4964, and why Emergence Care produces such powerful, To get your event listed, enter it yourself on the web or send to • 338-0111

CALENDAR lasting results. At Golden lotus Studio. Info and to register (928) 771-8590,, Kauai/index.html Nov 15-16, 7 pm & Nov 17, 3 pm The Phantom Tooth. Family Musical Theatre by Island School 5th grade class directed by Peggy Ellenburg. At Island School Theatre, Puhi (behind KCC) $4 admission; $15 Family Pass, advance tickets or $6 admission; $20 Family Pass, at the door. Tickets at Island School Office, from cast members or 246-0233, ex 262, peggy@ Nov 15-17 King Kamehameha IV & Emma Festival. Benefit concert, reception, and silent auction celebrating 50 years of St Michael’s Church and the Episcopal Saints of Hawaii, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma. Friday activities start with pupus, drinks, and silent auction at 6pm, followed by a concert at 7pm. Saturday from 9am until 2pm we will have our annual craft fair. Sunday free luau and silent auction. At St Michaels and all Angels Episcopal Church. Info 2453796,, Saturday, Nov 16 Sierra Club O‘kolehau Trail on North Shore. A steeply inclined forest walk ends in panoramic views of Hanalei, it’s bay, Princeville & Kilauea. Strenuous 4 miles round trip. Info Jane Schmitt 826-6105,

Saturday & Sunday, Nov 16-17, 10am-6 pm Weekend Workshop with Dr. Steven Teagarden on Emergence Care. Saturday - The Practice of Presence. Through a combination of theory, lecture and hands-on exercises on Presence and how to feel the subtle energy body, you’ll develop an understanding of Emergence Care, along with an appreciation of the unconscious mind and its role in the healing process. Sunday - The Emergence Experience. Experience the power of Emergence Care. This will be an experiential day, with workshop participants receiving multiple sessions from Dr. Teagarden. At Golden Lotus Studio. $189 per day or $299 for both. Info and to register (928) 771-8590,, Sunday, Nov 17 Sierra Club Maha‘ulepu on South Shore. Enjoy the majestic coastal sand-dune area of Maha‘ulepu. Visit the fascinating sinkhole/cave archaeological site. A moderate 4 mile round trip walk. Info Allan Rachap 212-3108, Sunday, Nov 17, 11am-2 pm The Garden Island Range & Food Festival proudly brings together the Kaua‘i Community and the cattlemen, farmers and chefs to taste healthy, local and nutritious foods and meals. At Kilohana Luau. Info Girff 245-5126, Sunday, Nov 17, 12-6 pm 21st Ki-Ho Alu Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Kaua‘i Style”. At Kaua‘i Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom. Info Kahoku Productions or Milton Lau 226-2697, Nov 18-19 Healing Attunements With The Masters workshop, a Sacred Ceremony to activate your Ancient Lemurian Codes and optional Hindu Monastery visit on the 20th. At Po‘ipu. Info 1-866-847-3454,, Friday, Nov 22, 9 am-2 pm A Taste of Kaua‘i Yesterday and Today. This combination of agrotourism and ecotourism takes you to the Waipa ahupuaa. Guests are saturated in timeless beauty as they learn about Hawaii’s culture and food. Lunch, prepared by Waipa’s chef, changes seasonally. Reservations are required three days before event. At Waipa ahupuaa. $115. Info Marta Lane 635-0257,, Saturday, Nov 23, 9am-Noon Sierra Club Donkey Beach Clean Up. Sierra Club and Surfrider team up to help protect marine life, the reef and ocean from litter and fishing net entanglement. Look for banners at the parking lot above Donkey Beach, between the 11 and 12-mile highway markers. Bring hat and water. Bags, gloves, and snacks provided. Info Judy Dalton 246-9067, Saturday, Nov 23, 9am-1 pm Holiday Craft Fair. Quality handmade crafts and products made by Kaua‘i vendors. Crafts include beautiful handmade jewelry, tote

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Hala no ia lā o ka pōloli. A hungry day passes.

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To Market To Market: Jiggety Jig by Jan TenBruggencate If you’re on a diet of burger and fries, or spam and rice, or even a steak and potatoes—your doctor will tell you that’s got to change. There are detailed guides on how to eat healthy, and we’ll review a few of them here, but one takeaway is that if you’re at one of the excellent farmer’s markets on Kaua‘i and see something you’ve never seen before, ask about it, buy it, and try it. If a restaurant offers a condiment you’ve never tried, order it. Chances are it will be a fruit or vegetable, and all the latest evidence is that virtually nobody eats enough of them, or enough different ones. There’s mounting evidence of the importance of browsing as opposed to grazing. Browsing is munching a little of this, a little of that. Grazing—the word comes from the same root as grass—is about focusing on one thing. Even the outdated Food Pyramid many of us learned in school had some diversity: Every day, eat some grains, some veggies, some fruits, milk products, meat and beans. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2005 updated the pyramid. Now they call it MyPyramid. Make some of the grains whole grains, eat veggies but vary your veggies and make more of them dark green and orange, eat fruits any way you can but not so much juice, think nut and vegetable oils more than butter and margarine, for dairy think low-fat, and in the meats and beans category add fish, nuts, poultry and eggs to the mix.

Another change in 2011 brought about USDA’s MyPlate, among whose recommendations were to make fruits and vegetables half your intake, and keep meat lean. Last year, Harvard’s School of Public Health released its own nutritional guide, the Healthy Eating Plate. Why? Because they felt that the USDA had blended a little too much corporate agriculture into its nutritional advice. “MyPlate mixes science with the influence of powerful agricultural interests, which is not the recipe for healthy eating,” said Harvard Department of Nutrition chair. The Harvard plate calls for browsing. It’s a recipe for diversity. You can find out about it by searching for Harvard Healthy Eating Plate. Here are some outtakes. Vegetables in large amounts and great variety; a rainbow of fruits daily; not refined but whole grains (brown rice, whole wheat, oats); olive and canola Pam Woolway and other plant oils in cooking and salad dressing; and not so much dairy; drink water, and lightly or unsweetened tea and cof- apple a day is not sufficient, and six apples a day fee, and limit yourself to a glass or two of milk, doesn’t do it, either. and even less juice. But at most of the Kaua‘i farmer’s markets you Our Hawaiian diets tend to find us plenty of can find an orange, a mango, a banana, a paquestionable dietary choices, so we need to paya, even a pomelo. go out of our way to overturn the diet cart. An Now we’re having fun.


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