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The Go-To Resource for Kaua'i Families SPRING 2020

HOP TO IT! EASTER EGG HUNTS, FESTIVITIES & FUN

Making Wishes Come True!

Aidan Gadingan's wish comes true! – KauaiFamilyMagazine.com


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Your Spare Change Could Make a Big Impact KIUC members can make a small monthly gift that could lead to significant donations for charitable causes on Kaua‘i.

The Makana program is voluntary. To participate, KIUC members agree to round up their electric bill to the next highest dollar and donate that amount to the program, which is administered by the KIUC Charitable Foundation. The rounded amount is shown on your monthly electric statement.

Learn more about the Makana program at www.kiuc.coop under “Community”

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Making Wishes Come True. At Gather FCU, we take pride in our island community and the people we live with and support. We are here to enrich lives, to give with unrelenting heart and to remind each other that together, we are stronger. This is the promise of Gather. Federally Insured by NCUA

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Welcome to Kaua`i Family Magazine! The Go-To Resource for Kaua'i Families

Schools Community Support Services, Afterschool Activities, Easter Egg Hunts As children turn 4 years old, many parents start looking into kindergarten programs. Are your children Kindergarten ready? Check out our schools and community support services advertisers in this issue starting on Page 53. It’s been proven that kids who are in extracurricular activities do better in school. Spring break and summer camps sign-ups are starting now. Check out the activities throughout this issue. Give them a call or sign up online. Let them know you saw their ad in Kauai Family Magazine. Advertisers help provide the magazine to you for free! And if you or people you know have older parents or grandparents, make certain that you recommend our kupuna support services advertisers starting on Page 28. Easter is Sunday, April 12, check out Kauai’s Easter egg hunts on Page 19. As the publisher, we want all parents to know that we are your partners in helping to make sure that our `ohana have everything they need for a safe, healthy, and productive life in our community. We hope that you find this issue of Kauai Family Magazine informative and useful. All the best to you, our faithful readers (and our new ones!), in this new year and always. Mahalo Kaua`i for allowing Kauai Family Magazine to be a part of your `Ohana.

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Chrissy Schechter, Publisher

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SPRING 2020 COVER PHOTO Shelby Longley Contributors Patrick Ching Monty Downs, M.D. Heather Haunani Giugni Alyssa Murata, M.D. Michael Lutwin, D.D.S Chef Mark Oyama Leah Ragsac Valerie Saiki Punzal Vision Jasmine Yukimura Next Issue: Summer 2020 Advertising Deadline: March 15, 2020 Kauai Family Magazine is published quarterly as Spring, Summer, Fall and Holiday editions. Distribution: 15,000 printed quarterly and Digital E-Editions. Public and Private Preschools, Elementary and Middle Schools, Hospitals, Medical and Health Clinics, Libraries, KIUC, Jamba Juice, Gather Federal Credit Union, Retailers and Community Organizations. Subscription Rate: $16.00 for one year (4 editions) Subscribe at KauaiFamilyMagazine.com Copyright © 2020 Kauai Family Magazine All rights reserved. No portion of Kauai Family Magazine may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Kauai Family Magazine assumes no financial responsibility for errors in advertisements.


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SPRING 2020

Aidan Gadingan Day, December 14, 2019

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WHAT’S INSIDE 22

KAUAI KEIKI

Spring Activities

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KAUAI KUPUNA

COLD AND FLU SEASON Top Tips for Child Care

A New Beginning

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FAMILY INGREDIENTS Tracing the Life of Raiatea Helm

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KAUAI SPORTS

KIF Spring Schedules

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2020 EDUCATION GUIDE Schools and Community Support Services

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KAUAI OCEAN SAFETY

A Brief Look at 2019

Fun Spring Events for the Whole Family!

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GATHER FEDERAL CREDIT UNION When We Gather, We Have Purpose.

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Message from Mayor Kawakami & DOE Superintendent Bill Arakaki Aloha, I hope all of you are having a productive new year so far. Let us not take for granted of how blessed we are to raise our children on this beautiful island. Spring is time for rejuvenation and renewal, and it is the perfect season to experience it with your ‘ohana and friends together through a variety of recreational activities. Mahalo to Kaua‘i Family Magazine for continuing to be a resource for our families here on the County of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau. This publication is filled with an abundance of recreational activities and information that benefits the well-being of our children and families. I wish all of you a productive and safe Spring season! With Warmest Aloha,

Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami Mayor, County of Kaua‘i Hau’oli Makahiki Hou 2020! Wishing everyone good health, happiness and success in the New Year 2020!   We are looking forward to healthy early childhood and school readiness; effective and high quality education; career and work readiness and success through the themes of Hawaii, Equity, School Design, Empowerment, and Innovation.  We connect the Na Hopema A’o - HA statements with ‘Ike Honua - place/cultural based learning; ‘Ike Pilina - build trust and relationships; and ‘Ike Piko’u - growth and reflection to bring our students, parents/guardians, teachers/staff, administrators business and community together. Together we can make a difference in having all Keiki reach their fullest potential and attain their dreams and aspirations!  All Keiki will SUCCEED and Together we CAN! Kauai STRONG! Mahalo! 

William N. Arakaki, Kauai Complex Area Superintendent


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Health & Medical Services Hawaii State Dept of Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Hawaii Public Health Institute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 68 HMSA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 41 Malama Pono Health Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Regency at Puakea Assisted Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Little Pea in the Pod. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Ohana Pacific Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 34 Garden Isle Rehabilitation & Healthcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Kauai Adult Day Health Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 30, 33 Stay at Home Health Care Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Hawaii Health Systems Corporation- Kauai Region. . . . . 78, 79 Kalaheo Dental Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Wilcox Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52, 80 Punzal Vision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Jason Blake Health Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Catholic Charities Hawaii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

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Festivals and Events Kalaheo School, Presents: Alice In Wonderland . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 National Tropical Botanical Gardens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Kukui Grove Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 43 New Hope Lihue Egg Drop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Gather FCU, Presents: Tales and Treats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Anaina Hou Community Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Community Partners Kauai Complex Department of Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 65 Gather Federal Credit Union. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 8, 14 Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Grove Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Kauai Marriott Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Mark’s Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Kauai Realty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Déjà vu Surf Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Kauai Shrimp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 64 Leah Ragsac, Realtor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Jamba Hawaii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Kauai Restoration & Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Catherine Pennell, Realtor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 County of Kauai Office of the Mayor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 20 County of Kauai Police Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 21, 22 County of Kauai Lifeguard Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 County of Kauai Agency of Elderly Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 County of Kauai Parks and Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 County of Kauai Department of Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 County of Kauai Waste Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37


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FRIED ONION RINGS By Chef Mark Oyama

1 large sweet onions 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 egg, separated 3/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Slice onions into rings. In 1 bowl, mix together flour, salt and baking powder. In another bowl, beat egg yolk, then stir in milk and vegetable oil. Combine wet and dry ingredients, stir until smooth. In a third bowl, beat egg white until soft peaks form, then fold into egg-flour mixture, stirring until smooth. Dip onion rings into batter and deep fry. Enjoy!

Dipping sauces

Dipping sauces would be good to have besides ketchup. Some are for the more adventurous kids to try. n Ranch dressing, or avocado ranch (blend ripe avocado with ranch dressing and add salt to taste) n �Spiked� ketchup: ketchup mixed with Sriracha, or mixed with chili powder, garlic powder and a little bit of cumin and Tabasco n Seasoned mayo: mayo with ketchup and pickle relish, mayo with Sriracha, mayo with roasted garlic and salt to taste, wasabi mayo (mayo with wasabi paste), teriyaki mayo (mayo with teriyaki sauce) n Cheese sauce, with or without pickled jalapenos n Barbecue sauce: favorite bottle brand

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Photo by Shelby Longley

When We Gather, We Have Purpose To live on Kaua‘i is to love Kaua‘i, and to love our home means doing our best every day to make it an even stronger, more supportive community. That’s a big part of what we do at Gather FCU. From working with individual members to helping them reach their financial goals, to being an active part of local schools and teaching young people about smart money habits, everything we do as individuals to make a better Kaua‘i, helps us all as neighbors. That’s why, when we learned about a special opportunity, to help a very special young man, we couldn’t pass it up. Aidan is 10-yearsold and lives on the Westside with his parents and sister. He’s a wonderful, bright and inspiring boy. Aidan’s spirit is even more impressive when you consider that he has been diagnosed with a rare, critical illness. As any one of us would, Aidan’s wish was to spend time away from endless doctor and hospital visits. He wanted to experience salmon fishing, firsthand, in Alaska. With the help of our community, and Make-A-

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Wish Hawai‘i, we’re helping to make Aidan’s wish come true. Since 1982, MakeA-Wish Hawai‘i has granted life-changing wishes to more than 14,000 wish kids and their families. The Hawai‘i chapter is among the busiest in the nation, as it not only grants wishes for local keiki, it also coordinates and hosts the wishes of children from around the world who wish to see Hawai‘i.


“It takes a community to help make wishes possible for our local children and we are grateful for this partnership with Gather Federal Credit Union,” said Trini Kaopuiki Clark, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i. “It takes a community to help make wishes possible for our local children and we are grateful for this partnership with Gather Federal Credit Union to help share the power of a wish with our waiting wish children,” said Trini Kaopuiki Clark, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i.

don’t have to be a member to give, and every bit helps. When you donate, you’re giving children renewed strength to fight their illness, bringing families closer together and uniting our island communities. “Gather was built on the idea of uniting our communities and keeping those bonds strong, everything we do is in service of that goal,” said Tess Shimabukuro, CEO of Gather Federal Credit Union.

The Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i chapter aims to grant the wish of each and every Hawai‘i child with a life-threatening medical condition, and each year the power Photo by Shelby Longley of a wish extends At the heart of what beyond the children makes Gather so served, into communities at large. With special is our members—the people of more than 840 volunteers and more than Kaua‘i and our island communities. We 300 business partners statewide, wishes care about our future and we help make bring people together providing strength dreams come true. We love bringing and hope through a transformational people together—to talk story, to listen, experience for all involved. to learn—and to share our island culture. It was natural for Gather FCU to take part We are here to enrich lives and to remind in this important fundraising challenge. each other that together, we are In December, we hosted our 8th Annual stronger. Breakfast with Santa to benefit MakeA-Wish Hawai‘i. It was a great success. And, along with generous donations from Gather members, we’re close to reaching our goal and making Aidan’s wish come true. There’s even time for you to help. We’ll be accepting donations in any amount at each of our five office locations (Kukui Grove, Lihue, Kapaa, Eleele and Waimea) through May 31, 2020. You

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FEBRUARY

Senior Valentine Party Friday, February 14 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon Kekaha Neighborhood Center Waimea Town Celebration February 15-23 KCC Annual Breakfast Sunday, February 16 7:00 a.m.-11 a.m. KCC Tales and Treats Thursday, February 20 6:30 p.m. Waimea Historic Theatre

St. Patricks Day Family Fun Sunday, March 15 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Kukui Grove Center Leprachaun Fun & dance an Irish Jig Free Car Seat Safety Checks March 17, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Kauai Medical Clinic County Spring Fun Program March 16-20 Ages 5 – 11 More information visit www.kauai.gov/parks

Spring Happenings: Hawaii Junior Golf Day

Kodomo No Hi Children’s Day Festival Saturday, February 29 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kukui Grove Center

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Hawaii Children’s Theatre Summer Stars Registration starts March 1 hawaiichildrenstheatre.org Girls Day March 3 Pre-order treats from Mark’s Place 245-2522 Kilauea School Spring Musical Presents: Disney Frozen Fri. March 6 and Sat. March 7, 6:00 p.m. Tickets: adults $10, students $5 Kilauea School Cafeteria Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration Saturday, March 14 FREE 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Anahola Beach Park

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Saturday, March 21 Free introductory Golf for juniors of any age. Register online at hsjga.org Keiki Fun Day Saturday, March 21 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Kapaa Beach Park Kauai Seniors Golf Club Tournament Saturday, March 21 Wailua Golf Course Golfers 50 years and older Grove Farm Old Time Games Saturday, March 28 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Grove Farm Museum, Lihue

APRIL

Annual Kauai Garden Fair Saturday, April 4 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Kaua’I Community College Lawn Kukui Grove Spring Festival Saturday, April 4 10:00 a.m.


Note: Dates and Times May Change Without Notice Please Call First to Confirm

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Brought to you by

Garden Island Orchid Society Spring Fantasy Show Friday, April 10 & Saturday, April 11 9:00-5:00 p.m. United Church of Christ, Hanapepe Roots & Shoots Fun Walk & Run Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:00 a.m. Allerton and McBryde Gardens Kauaihau Community Little League Signups Signups for Majors (ages 10-12). Mid April 2020 Contact: Jason, 652-6111

Relay for Life Saturday, April 25-26 6:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m. Hanapepe Soccer Field Koloa Early School-Spring Soaker Sunday, April 26 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Koloa Ball Park 808-822-4212 Tropic Care Kauai 2020 April 27- May 5

MAY

St. Catherine School Carnival Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Spring Happenings:

St. Theresa School Carnival Friday April 17, Saturday April 18 Kekaha STEPS/ Parent & Child Fair Saturday, April 18 9:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Kukui Grove Center Event highlights services available to parents of children ages 1 – 8. Lydgate Earth Day Saturday, April 18 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Lydgate Park

Pinetrees Longboard Surf Contest Saturday, April 18 8 a.m. start Sunday, April 19 8 a.m. start Hanalei, 634-0194 Kalaheo School Drama Musical Presents: Disney Alice in Wonderland Jr. Friday, April 24, Saturday, April 25 Friday, May 1, Saturday, May 2 All shows at 7:00 p.m. Kalaheo School Cafeteria

March for Babies Saturday, May 2 Registration 6:45 a.m., Start 8:00 a.m. Lydgate Park Boys Day May 5 Pre-order treats from Mark’s Place 245-2522 May Day by the Bay Saturday, May 9 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wai`oli Beach Park, Hanalei 2020 Visitor Industry Charity Walk Kauai Saturday, May 9 Vidinha Stadium Soccer Park Walk starts at 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. charitywalkhawaii.org/Kauai Garden Island Boogie Board Classic Saturday May 9: Sunday, May 10 Prince Kuhio Beach Pomai Burkart 635-2435

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Kaua`i’s Easter Events Kukui Grove Center Spring Festival

Saturday April 4 10:00 a.m.- 12 noon

Times/Big Save Annual Easter Hunt Saturday, April 4, 9:00 a.m. Historic County Building, Lihue Waimea Canyon Middle School

The Shops at Kukuiula Wednesday, April 8 5 p.m. Koloa

King’s Chapel Biggest Easter Egg Hunt April 10th, Good Friday, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Vidinha Soccer Field

Prince Albert Park East Hunt & Parade

New Hope Lihue

Sunday, April 12, 11:15 a.m. Helicopter Easter Egg Drop Vidniha Soccer Field

FREE Easter Hot Lunch, Easter Egg Hunt Ohana Christian Fellowship Easter Sunday, April 12 Day of Hope sunrise service, hunt to follow 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Kapaa Beach Park

Coconut Marketplace Sunday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. Kapaa

Note: Date And Times May Change Without Notice

Saturday, April 11, 2:00 p.m. 4334 Emmalani Drive, Princeville

National Tropical Botanical Gardens

Eggstravganza Sunday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. Southshore Visitors Center

West Kauai Lions Club Easter Hunt

Sunday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. Real Dyed Eggs! Kekaha Ball Field

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Community Begins with

Aloha and Happy New Year from the Office of the Mayor and the Kaua‘i Police Department. We wish you a healthy and prosperous 2020 and in doing so, want to remind everyone about the importance of keeping our families safe on the roadways. If you’re a parent then you probably worry every time your keiki steps foot outside the door. In a sense, you must rely on the community to engage in safe, responsible behaviors; you hope that they choose to take other people’s lives into consideration before getting behind the wheel. Our county officials and police officers do everything we can to make you feel safe while driving and to bring you comfort while your loved ones are out on the road. But we can only do so much. We all share the road and we have a moral duty and obligation to be aware of our driving and follow traffic laws. We don’t want our ‘ohana to be victims of a

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serious car crash that could have easily been prevented. Have a conversation with your family and friends and discuss what it takes to do the right thing. Because at the end of the day, when your family gets in the car, you want to know that they will arrive at their destinations safely and that takes a community working together to make that happen. With Warmest Aloha, Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami Chief Todd G. Raybuck


“We care about your ‘ohana and we’re looking for people to join ours.”

Apply online at www.kauai.gov/police

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Our Favorite Keiki Activities

Kauai Academy Of Creative Arts Summer Program Details: Classes will include art, ukulele, dance, taiko drumming and more. Ages: 6-14 Dates: June 15 to July 10, 2020 Times: Monday-Friday Costs: $375 For morning or afternoon $590, For All Day Morning: 8 a.m.-noon Afternoon: 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. All Day: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: Island School Register online: Kauaicreativearts.org Contact - Vida Harder: 346-8000

KAUAI TAIKO ACADEMY

Drumming Increases Children’s Academic Performance and Boost Their Brain Power! Get Fit and Learn Discipline through

Japanese Taiko Drumming Free Trial Class! Friday, February 21st, 28th, and March 6th,13th Tots class: (Age 3-5) 4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Youth and Adult Beginner class: 4:30 p.m.-5:25 p.m. Location: Lihue RSVP: Lucy Polanzi (808) 371-8910

Students can participate in public Taiko performances and student Taiko recitals!

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County Spring Break Fun

Online Registration: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:00 a.m. (https://www.kauai.gov/ Government/Departments-Agencies/ Parks-Recreation Dates: March 16th thru March 20th, 2020  Hours: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Ages: 5-11 years old • Fee: $40.00 Contact: Parks & Recreation 241-4460

Mayor’s Youth Track Meet

FREE Ages: K - 8th Grade Dates: April 4th, 2020  Elementary Division (K - 5th Grade) April 5th, 2020  Middle School Division (6th - 8th Grade) Location: Vidinha Stadium Awards: Individual and Team (school) Trophies Registration:  Contact your Respective Schools Coach or Office More info contact: James Kealalio at 822-0511

Kauai Police Activities League (K-PAL)

Boxing in Lihue (Kukui Grove) Wrestling in Lihue (Kukui Grove) Jiu Jitsu in Lihue (Kukui Grove) North Shore Basketball (Kilauea) Island Wide Flag Football Sign ups All registration will be online at www.kauaipal.org Ages: Boys and girls 5-12 Contact: Sergeant Lance Okasaki at 241-1647


The Art of Outrigger Canoe Paddling Hawaiian Culture on Kaua‘i grows when families support the traditional values of Aloha, Ho’ihi (respect), and Ikaika Kakauha (Athletic Strength) that Outrigger Canoe Paddling promotes. Is it hard? Yes! Paddlers learns to work together to realize a shared goal making their bodies stronger. Paddlers must learn the duties of their seat, give all they have and not grumble, finding power they did not know existed. Paddlers must do more than look in the mirror saying “This Is Who I Am” and instead say “This Is Who I Want to Become”. Working together to achieve a common goal helps make new friends boosts feelings of well-being, selfesteem and confidence. Adult Programs: When families paddle together they bond. Parents can learn

alongside their children involving family together. Teenagers might actually talk with you. No Paddle? No Experience? No Worries! Clubs will provide the paddles and guidance!

Kauai Canoe Paddling Clubs for Youth and Adults The sport of canoe paddling can help promote personal growth, character development, and achievement in physical fitness. Because outrigger canoe paddling is a water sport, it is imperative that your youth know how to swim. Hanalei Canoe Club Adult Season: begins February Youth Season: begins March http://hanaleicanoeclub.org (Hanalei) NaMolokama Canoe Club Adult program: 5 p.m. Men Tue & Thru, Women Mon & Wed Location: End of Weke Road email: namolokama-board@ googlegroups.com www.namolokama.org (Anahola) Hokukulele Canoe Club Aliomanu River kainanig@gmail.com 652-1570 https://www.facebook.com/hokualelecanoe-club-154262729502/ (Lihue) Kaiola Outrigger Canoe Club Youth: 8-18 Mon. & Thurs. Begins March: contact Lori 482-0140 Adults Contact: Mon., Wed., & Thurs. contact 651-2996. https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Kaiola-Canoe-Club/222336167784213

(Hanapepe) West Kauai Canoe Club Adult Program: Tues. & Thur. 5:30 p.m. Contact: Candace Agustin, candaceagustin@yahoo.com https://www.facebook.com/ groups/1400719593519412/

(Kapa’a) Pu`uwai Outrigger Canoe Club Novice Adult Program: begins March, 5:00 p.m., Wailua River Youth Program: Ages 8-18: begins March, 3:00 p.m., Wailua River Cancer Survivors & Supporters Group: TBA Contact: Brian Curll 635-6311 http://puuwai.org/, info@puuwai.org

(South Shore) Koloa Outrigger Canoe Club Adult Program begins: March (Tues & Thurs 4:30 p.m.) Waita Reservoir http://koloaoutriggercanoeclub.net/

(Lihue) Niumalu Outrigger Canoe Club Adult Program Youth Program (8-18) Begins March at Kalapaki Bay 10 and Under: Monday & Wednesday 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Age 12 -18: Monday -Thursday 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Contact: imuaniumalu@gmail.com

(Waimea) Kilohana Canoe Club Youth Program begins: March Location: Behind of Lucy Wright Park Contact: Kilohanacc@yahoo.com, Linaka Turalde (808) 639-7215 or Kaina Makua (808)346-9463 https://www.facebook.com/ kilohanacanoeclubwaimea

(Poipu) Kukui`ula Canoe Club Adult Season: Begins January Tues.-Thurs. 5:00 p.m. Contact: kukuiulasecretary@gmail.com Website: http://kukuiulaoutrigger.com/

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5 Signs That Your Child May Need Glasses Headaches or discomfort around the eyes can be a sign of eye strain and fatigue. Squinting or excessive blinking oftentimes indicates the need for visual correction. Your child moves too close to the television, computer, or reading material.

By Punzal Vision Dr. Joel E. Punzal, OD

Some children may have an imbalance between the eyes. The weaker eye or the eye with a higher prescription may turn inwards or outwards. Early intervention can strengthen the weaker eye which is optimal for best visual potential. Learning disinterest or poor academic progress: Poor vision makes it difficult to stay attentive and to retain information.

Although Pediatricians perform basic vision screenings, any of the 5 signs listed should warrant a comprehensive eye exam. Early intervention and prevention are essential. With technology, even children who are not exhibiting any of these signs may benefit from glasses with anti-reflective coatings, blue light blockers, and transition lenses.

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2020 SUMMER PROGRAMS Explorations Ho‘omāka‘ika‘i One-week summer boarding program providing foundational Hawaiian values and practices through hands-on activities. Apply by February 15, 2020.

Summer School Summer courses available at each of our 3 campus locations:

Grade and application requirements vary by program.

Apply by February 15, 2020.

• KS Hawai‘i: Hālau Kupukupu & Hālau Mauli Ola • KS Kapālama: Hālau Kūkalaulama • KS Maui: Hālau ‘o Kapikohānaiāmālama

Kilohana Innovative, four- and five-week Hawaiian culture-based math and literacy programs. Apply by March 15, 2020. Grade and application requirements vary by program.

Program details vary by campus.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Web: ksbe.edu/summer • Phone: 808-842-8800

Kamehameha Schools policy is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.


COLD AND FLU SEASON:

TOP TIPS FOR CHILDCARE We are in the middle of our cold and flu season here in Hawaii!

This time of year can hit small children and their families hard. Here are some tips to help make it through cold and flu season. Colds are caused by viruses. There are many possible viruses that can cause colds, the most infamous being the flu. A virus is completely different than bacteria, and cannot be killed by antibiotics. There are no medications we can give to kill the virus; they will selfresolve with time. The best thing we can do is help control the symptoms to make your child more comfortable. It is normal for a young child to have up to 6-8 colds per year, and children in daycare can catch up to 8-12 colds per year. Considering that each cold lasts 2-3 weeks, it can definitely seem like your child is almost always sick! With many people traveling for spring break, there is a lot of potential for exposure to germs. Take sanitary wipes with you on the plane, and wipe down the

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armrests and tray tables when you first sit down. Bring a travel-sized bottle of hand sanitizer with you in your carry-on liquids. When possible, go to a restroom to wash your hands prior to eating. I highly recommend getting the flu shot prior to any travel for maximum protection, and making sure your child’s shots are as up to date as possible. For infants and young children, older school-aged siblings can be a source of germs. Have older children thoroughly wash their hands and change their clothes when they get home before playing with their young siblings. For very young infants, encourage your older children to only touch or kiss their feet or the tops of their heads; avoid the mouth or hands. For infants and young children, a suction device and over-the-counter saline drops will be your best friend. Suction noses


By Alyssa Murata, M.D. Pediatrician KVMH Waimea prior to feeds and before bedtime, and in between as needed. If their noses begin to get irritated, you can apply some Vaseline to soothe the nostrils. Make sure to elevate the head of all children’s beds by 10-15 degrees. If your crib is not adjustable or for kids who tend to move around during their sleep, you can put a pillow or some books under the head of the mattress. You may also try placing a humidifier in the room near the bed (cool mist preferred in case the child gets curious and tries to touch it!). Typically, the most bothersome symptom is the cough. However, cough is good! Cough is a reflex and defensive mechanism that the body uses to clear mucous from the airway. Therefore, we will not routinely recommend over-the-counter cough medications, especially for younger children. The American Academy of Pediatrics does not generally recommend any cough/cold medications for anyone younger than 6 years old. Viruses are common, and as long as your child is following the expected course, he/ she does not need to be seen by a doctor for every cold. Colds typically start with sore throat or fever, then around day 3-4 congestion and cough become the main symptoms. They should feel better within one week, and the symptoms will slowly go away over the next 2-3 weeks. Please bring your child in to their pediatrician if fever lasts more than 4872 hours, if the fever went away then came back, if they begin working hard to breathe, or if they are not improving as expected. Prolonged illness can be indicative of a secondary bacterial infection of the ears, sinuses, or lungs.

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INSIDE: A New Beginning Caring for Our Ohana Photo by Lindsey Phelps


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Born and raised in Waipahu, Oahu, Priscilla moved to Kauai in 1975 after visiting the island. She has 10 children, 33 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. In 2017 Priscilla had a life-changing experience where it was imperative that she stay with family. Her son Steven and daughter-in-law Alcyne took care of her and she lived with them and their two daughters until she was able to live independently. Alcyne and Steven encouraged Priscilla to attend the Kauai Adult Day Health Center. The decision to enroll in this program was to get socialization and do different activities, and Priscilla was surprised with what she experienced! Priscilla states, “When I came here in

August [2018], my son did everything. We celebrated birthdays including my own birthday. I had no idea what a wonderful thing that is. Its fun, it kind of gets my brain going. It is meaningful to celebrate your birthday.” Priscilla goes on to say that when she came to Kauai Adult Day Health Center, everyone was attentive and she enjoyed and enjoys coming. She looks forward to the socialization. She likes that she meets a lot of people with different occupations and believes that it [coming to the center] was meant to be and a new beginning. She feels that she could do something good coming here and feels wanted and appreciated. Priscilla still attends the Friendship House in Kapaa once

“There are a lot of people here with hidden talents! You can quote me on that!” states Priscilla Simao.

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By Jasmine Yukimura Kauai Adult Day Health Center

In order to improve the social life of older adults, it will be helpful to understand some of the obstacles they encounter when trying to stay active and cultivate healthy relationships. Some of the most commonly reported difficulties seniors face include: Photo by Lindsey Phelps

a week where she takes part in cooking. She is known as the “baker” there and makes mochi recipes and bread pudding. Sometimes socializing can feel like a task and can take real effort, but it is so worth it! According to research, socialization for older adults can reduce stress and increase cardiovascular health and improve immune system. Socially active seniors tend to exercise regularly, which leads to a host of physical, mental and cognitive benefits. Consistent socialization reduces the likelihood that a senior will experience the depression caused by isolation and loneliness. Socialization reduces levels of anxiety and helps maintain self-esteem and sense of worth.

Physical ailments, Loss of a spouse or other loved one, Isolation and/or mobility problems, Real or perceived cognitive decline, Less availability of family members to assist with social activities Some of the obstacles are more difficult to overcome than others, but it is important that both caregivers and their loved ones strive to eliminate or mitigate them as much as possible so that it is less difficult for loved ones to participate in the social activities that deliver so many diverse benefits. For Priscilla, the Kauai Adult Day Health Center is a place where she looks forward to going [to socialize]. Priscilla states, with passion and with a matter of fact look on her face, “being here [at the center] you get to be around real nice people!” For more information about our program, please contact Kauai Adult Day Health Center at (808) 246-6919.

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Take Control of Your Health:

6 Steps to Prevent a Fall Every 13 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Many falls are preventable. Stay safe with these tips! Find a good balance and exercise program

Look to build balance, strength, and flexibility. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging for referrals. Find a program you like and take a friend.

Talk to your health care provider Ask for an assessment of your risk of falling. Share your history of recent falls.

Prevent a Fall

Regularly review your medications with your doctor or pharmacist Make sure side effects aren’t increasing your risk of falling. Take medications only as prescribed.

Get your vision and hearing checked annually and update your eyeglasses Your eyes and ears are key to keeping you on your feet.

Keep your home safe Remove tripping hazards, i ncrease lighting, make stairs safe, and install grab bars in key areas.

Talk to your family members Enlist their support in taking simple steps to stay safe. Falls are not just a seniors’ issue.

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On many occasions, we have been asked “what does Ohana Pacific Management Company do? Are you a property management company? We’ll then go on to describe the services we provide. Well, there is much more behind and beneath and some would say above what we do. Please allow us to introduce you to our Ohana. “Ohana” in Hawaiian means “family.” At privately-owned skilled nursing healthcare Ohana Pacific Management Company company in the State of Hawaii and (OPMC) our ohana operations on Kauai, includes all of our Humble beginnings to Oahu, Maui, and the clients, their families, be sure, but it was there, Big Island, we positively our staff, and our impact thousands of “talking story” under lives each year with the community. We treat people well, like the coconut trees that “Ohana Experience” – an family, not because our vision, mission, and organizational culture of who they are but based on excellence and values began to form. genuine care. because of who we are. We are a locally While we provide healthcare, we truly are in owned company that deeply embraces the people business. Healthcare is simply our local values – values that have been the way we choose to bless others. From instilled in us from an early age by our the very beginning, before we ever opened kupuna (elders), values like caring for our our first facility, we purposed in our hearts ohana, putting others first, commitment to excellence and integrity. As the largest, to do good things for people so that God

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Caring for our Ohana!

Ohana Pacific Management information: 808-245-1802 can be glorified. We are not perfect. We wish we could do more, better, faster for our ohana, but our resolve is strong and our motives are pure – we strive for excellence in all we do because we genuinely care for our ohana. In the early days of the 1980s, we’d meet outside under shady trees because we could not afford the meeting rooms we have today. Humble beginnings to be sure, but it was there, “talking story” under the coconut trees that our vision, mission, and values began to form. We struggled at first, but we were young, full of faith, and armed with a vision of one day becoming a large company that did good things for people so that God could be glorified. Flash forward to 1998, Ann Pearl Nursing Home, a 104-bed, a skilled nursing facility in Kaneohe was purchased marking the formal incorporation of OPMC. Soon after, we acquired Hale Kupuna Heritage Home on the island of Kauai. A year later, “Pu‘uwai ‘O Makaha” (Heart of Makaha) was purchased; and in 2004, Garden Isle Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center within Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Lihue was added to our portfolio. Looking back, it seemed to happen very fast, but the addition of these locations enabled OPMC to offer comprehensive skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to our ohana on the islands of Oahu and Kauai.

Photo by Lindsey Phelps

Today, OPMC has grown and dramatically expanding our ability to provide easy access to a continuum of quality care across the state. We provide pre- and post-acute care through Stay at Home Healthcare Services, Kauai Adult Day Health Center, well established long-term care facilities on Oahu & Kauai. The Villas opened in 2015. It is a beautifully renovated 119-bed, postacute care facility located on the St. Francis Kupuna Village in the heart of Honolulu. Unlike traditional long-term care facilities, The Villas is an innovative, short-stay, high acuity facility that serves those who require clinical and rehabilitative care until they can safely go home or transfer to a traditional long-term care facility. In January of 2020, Hale Makua on the island of Maui and the former Legacy Hilo Center joined our Ohana.

Photos by Lindsey Phelps

Our vision is to be the desired destination for acute care hospitals, guests that want our services, and staff that are passionate about providing clinical excellence in a genuinely caring way.

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Save Water, Fix a Leak! By Kauai Department of Water Finding and fixing common household leaks; such as leaky valves and dripping faucets is an important part of being a responsible water user. Completing these small repairs are often easy to fix and can pay for themselves in water savings on your next bill. The Department of Water is a proud WaterSense Partner. For more information on the national Fix a Leak Awareness Week visit www.epa.gov or call the Department of Water at 245-5455. The Kaua’i Department of Water honors “Fix a Leak Week” March 16-22, 2020, as part of the EPA’s national WaterSense program. Customers can receive a free leak detection kit at our office located at 4398 Pua Loke Street in Lihu’e.

Did you know? Your water can help identify a leak in your home. Here’s how: Step 1: Turn off all water appliances in your home; including faucets and plumbing fixtures. Step 2: Locate your water meter outside, lift metal cover to view and identify the Low Flow Indicator, a small red circular dial located on the face of the meter. Step 3: Monitor the Low Flow Indicator for a 12 minutes. If the indicator turns or spins (evenly slightly) during this time, you probably have a leak. Be sure to fix leaks right away.

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Article Title Electronic Waste Recycle

Open to Businesses and Residents for FREE!* visit www.kauai.gov/eWaste or call 241-

6 Days a Week! Puhi Metals Recycling Facility, 3951 Puhi Road, Mon-Fri 7:30AM-3:30PM All locations operated by Resource Recovery Solutions Material will be sent to ERI Direct in Fresno, California or other certified R2 or e-steward certified facility.

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Kīlauea Last Sunday of Every Month Anaina Hou Community Park, 5-2723 Kūhiō Hwy Behind the Kaua‘i Mini Golf in Kīlauea

*Large eWaste such as commercial printers and industrial electronics may be subject to packing and handling fee, call 245-6919 for more information Accepted:

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Computer systems and accessories, cellular phones and accessories, office equipment, and audio & video equipment.

Nontaminated equipment, cracked or broken CRT screens, smoke detectors, and hazardous or non-eWaste items.

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Say What? Real Estate Lingo You Should Know By Leah Ragsac, REALTOR (S)

If you are a first time home buyer, or even a repeat buyer, you quickly realize that real estate has a language of its own. Understanding some of the lingo can help you navigate the process a little easier. By learning a few critical terms, you will be in a better position to ask the right questions and make the best decisions. Buyer’s Market – A real estate climate where the amount of listings outnumber qualified buyers.

Contingent – When a property status is contingent, an offer has been accepted by the Seller.

Seller’s Market – A real estate climate when there are very few properties listed for sale.

Contingencies – Specific conditions included in offer to protect the buyer or seller against unexpected situations, such as inspection, loan approval and appraisal value.

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Earnest Money – Money deposited into escrow when an offer is accepted. This money represents a buyer’s good faith to buy a home. Escrow Agent– A neutral 3rd party who holds all funds in the transaction and prepare paperwork necessary for the transfer of property ownership. Down Payment- Amount of money used to help fund the purchase of a home. This amount is required with certain loan types and is calculated as a percentage of the total of the home’s purchase price. Closing Costs – Fees paid by both buyers and sellers before the closing of the sale. It can include escrow and lender fees. These are just a few of the common terms used in real estate. If you are going through the home buying process, learning a bit of the common lingo will help you understand the process better and make your home purchase a smooth one.


What are Dental Implants? by Michael Lutwin, DDS, Kalaheo Dental Group People ask us a lot about dental implants these days. Perhaps they’re self-conscious because of missing teeth or wear dentures that are uncomfortable. Unfortunately, they’re not alone. Nearly 200 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and almost 35 million are missing all of their teeth. Missing teeth can affect the appearance of your smile, your quality of life, and your health. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the function of its root. The presence of the tooth root promotes the healthy growth of bone and tissue in your jaw. When the tooth root is gone, this process stops, and the jawbone slowly degrades. A missing root can also lead to misalignment, as surrounding teeth drift into the empty space. In addition, nutrition can suffer if missing teeth make folks avoid many healthy foods that require more chewing.

Dental implants are a popular, effective way to replace missing teeth. Made of biocompatible materials like titanium (also used in knee or hip replacements), dental implants “osseointegrate” into your jaw, becoming strong anchors for replacement teeth which mimic your natural teeth. They can last a lifetime. Through advances in minimally invasive technique, improved insurance coverage, and the availability of payment options, dental implants have become the gold standard for tooth replacement and are a great option for patients wanting to maintain a beautiful and healthy smile.

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Teachers

A new program called Landed can help you buy a home by providing you with a portion of your down payment (up to half or 10%, $120,000 max). All DOE, UH, and Kamehameha Schools teachers and staff are eligible to apply. Contact Mark Tanaka at Kaua`i Realty today to find out if you’re eligible:

Mark Tanaka

Direct: (808) 245-1651 x 11 Cell: (808) 639-0367 Email: Mark@MarkTanaka.com Website: www.MarkTanaka.com

Let’s make

Kaua`i Realty is the official Landed agency on-island and one of several partners* toward making you a homeowner.

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home ownership happen for you! * Partner lenders include First Hawaiian Bank, Bank of Hawai`i, American Savings Bank, and Central Pacific Bank. Title Guaranty is offering a 25% discount in escrow fees for all Kaua`i Landed participants. Home buying areas will be assessed to determine if they qualify for the Landed program.

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For the Love of

Family & Community

By Heather Haunani Giugni www.kauaifamilymagazine.com

Š Renea Veneri Stewart.

Raiatea Helm


For the Love of Family & Community Ready for Season 3?

director of Family Ingredients who’s been a part of the production team from the The producing team of Rock Salt Media beginning. Together with producer/ is hard at work creating new programs cinematographer Renea Veneri Stewart that feature favorite foods, interesting and me, its Executive Producer, we pour destinations, and family connections. over the rich stories Hawai’i has to offer, Based in Honolulu and hosted by Chef reaching out to individuals we feel would Ed Kenney of TOWN Kaimuki, Superette and Mud Hen Water restaurants on be a perfect fit for Family Ingredients. O’ahu, Family Ingredients Sanga continues, “as showcases the many a food travel show, the “It is always nice cultures that have shaped format and topics are to know who the unique islands of familiar but one thing Hawai‘i. And whether your family is and Family Ingredients does it’s his love of poi, that no other show does honor them.” commitment to family is dive deep into what and home, or just sharing makes Hawai’i and its stories, Ed Kenney does not disappoint. people truly special, helping the viewer He recently returned to Kaua’i with understand the true meaning of aloha.” Hawaiian music vocalist Raiatea Helm and the production crew followed not far behind. “It was our third time to travel to Kaua`i with Family Ingredients and it was special to watch Raiatea revisit old memories and create new ones with Ed,” says Ty Sanga,

© Renea Veneri Stewart.

It took a while to get Raiatea to agree to be a part of this series. Initially, she was too busy and not certain she had a recipe, but we knew otherwise. A year later we reached out to her again. This time she said yes and we were thrilled. She is of

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course busier than ever – 20 years in the I wanted to do more on the music side and watching (Kamehameha Schools) music industry she is now attending the Song Contest in 1999, I saw Auntie Nina University of Hawai’i seeking a degree Keali’iwahamana. She sang Pua Tuberose in Hawaiian Music – but was so very and I asked my dad if he could teach me the generous with her time to produce this chords on the ukulele and pretty episode. “I decided in 2016 much every day after school to go back to college. I would just mimic and Studying classical Raiatea Helm & Ed Kenney sing the song and I music and putting knew that’s what I myself in wanted to do – to uncomfortable pursue music.” situations has Not long after taught me a that, Raiatea lot of great burst onto lessons and the music good growth. scene. She I am still was only 16. growing.” Soon after she What strikes recorded her you about first album which Raiatea is her won her the Na confidence as she Hoku Hanohano grows older, she Female Vocalist of the knows who she is and Year Award and the Most where her place is. “My role Promising Artist Award. in the Hawaiian music industry is Raiatea was raised on the island of so important and I never really got to Moloka`i. Her dad is Zachary Helm. Her appreciate it until later on. It is such a Uncle George was a renowned falsetto beautiful responsibility to have because singer and activist who died in an effort I love my people. I love everyone. I do to stop the bombing of Kaho’olawe by what I do for love and, thanks to my the United States military in 1977. While grandmothers, my mom and dad, my filming on Moloka’i, the production brothers, my aunties, my uncles and my crew and talent were reminded by cousins, it was all about love.” island resident and crew member Matt Born into a musically talented family, she Yamashita that we were guests of that developed a deep respect for the musicians special island. Yes, a dose of Hawaiian who performed in the background while Production 101: respect the ‘aina, the people, the culture while collecting those she danced hula as a little girl. “I would be precious stories. “I felt the spirit of aloha in awe of their musicianship and harmonies. If you have watched this series on PBS Hawai’i or on Hawaiian Airlines video-on-demand, you may have a favorite episode – perhaps the episode that follows the Le family of Pig & The Lady back to Vietnam, Kaua’i’s own Valerie Kaneshiro’s touching episode that traces her roots back to the Ojibwe community of Lac Courte Oreilles in Wisconsin or maybe you found them all equally enjoyable. But if you haven’t seen them yet, they are available on-line at familyingredients.com.

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For the Love of Family & Community right away when we arrived at the home of Raiatea’s cousin Kekama Helm and his wife Ane Bakutis as they generously opened up their home to us, ” recalled Renea Veneri Stewart. Raiatea’s mother, Henrietta Holi Helm, whose family has lineal ties to the Hanapepe Salt Ponds, was born and raised on Kaua’i. “Kaua’i is the home of my mother and for as long as I can remember, Kaua’i was always a part of my childhood and has such significance to who I am and what I strive to be. We would travel from Moloka’i to Kaua’i and we would spend summers here with my Auntie Wilma (Holi) and Tutu (Olga Kali Holi) over in Hanapepe.” In this episode of Family Ingredients, we will visit both islands and trace the life of this talented singer who is devoted to

her island roots. We find her influences, uncover her family stories and learn more about these islands through Raiatea’s music and favorite dishes. And while on the west side of Kaua’i, Ed and Raiatea stop in to visit Robert Kanna of Kaua’i Shrimp, Guy Higa Kaua’i Marriott’s Executive Chef, Malia Nobrega-Olivera of Hui Hana Pa’akai and the Aloha ʻĀina Poi Company which serves up the most delicious kulolo. Last but not least, Raiatea reunites with her Hanapēpē ‘ohana – a precious treat. “It is always nice to know who your family is and honor them. Ever since I was young, having that memory of being connected with my grandmothers who laid the foundation for me, I got to touch the past through them. It is very helpful to know your kupuna are still with you, helping to guide you.”

Family Ingredients is an executive production of Rock Salt Media and Pacific Islanders in Communications and is produced for PBS by Rock Salt Media. Season 3 is scheduled to be broadcast this summer.

© Renea Veneri Stewart.

Raiatea with her Helm ‘Ohana of Moloka’i

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Make Kaua‘i Medical Clinic Part of Your Birthing Plan Is a baby in your future plans? If so, the first step in your birthing plan should be to schedule a preconception appointment. “During these appointments, we can identify any risks that can affect the mother and fetus during pregnancy and address these risks to optimize the chances for a healthy pregnancy,” says Dr. Carol Fujiyoshi, an OB-GYN with Kaua‘i Medical Clinic (KMC).

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“Childbirth classes help parents feel less fearful about the upcoming birth of their “This also gives us an opportunity to child. Even for second- or third-time counsel patients on a healthy diet and parents, classes can help remind them of healthy lifestyle,” adds Dr. Clyner Antalan, the childbirth process and also give them another OB-GYN with KMC. new knowledge,” says Kandi Bloss, an international boardYou can schedule “Our staff members at certified lactation a preconception appointment with Wilcox are here because consultant and your primary care certified lactation they love supporting physician (PCP), counselor at Wilcox during which time patients through the Medical Center who you can review your leads the four-week birth process. Our personal health Childbirth & Parent history, as well as ultimate goal is a healthy Education class your family history. mom and healthy baby.” series that prepares You also can use participants for this time to ask your doctor any and all labor, birth and early parenthood. questions you may have about what to expect once you’re expecting. “Our staff members at Wilcox are here because they love supporting patients Access to these services is available at through the birth process,” says Bloss. KMC, meaning mothers-to-be don’t “Our ultimate goal is a healthy mom and need to leave the island to receive quality healthy baby.” maternity care.

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Newell's Shearwater | Honorable Mentions

Adelaide Scarb Grade 4 Kalaheo School

A`o Gonzalez Age 6, Grade 1 Kawaikini Charter School

Anela Attix, Grade 1 Kilauea School

Anika Singh Age 7, Grade 2 Kalaheo Elementary School

Asha Singh Age 5, Kindergarten Kalaheo Elementary School

Azarelh Saavedra Age 4 Koloa Early School

Cassandra Faith Gawaran Age 6 Eleele Elementary School

Dmitry Stuart Age 4, Preschool Home School

Kai Guimarães Age 8 Kapaa Elementary School

Kana’i Kanahele Age 7, Grade 1 Kapa’a Elementary School

Kelston Kaeyz Apilado Age 8, Grade 3 Wilcox Elementary

Koali’i Kanahele Age 8, Grade 3 Kapa’a Elementary School

Korbin Minks Age 6 St. Catherine School

Kulia Makaneole Age 9, Grade 3 King Kaumualii Elementary

Logan Age 6 Kilauea Elementary Kindergarten

Maile Ubaldo Age 10 Kapaa Elementary school

Maya Kleypas Age 7, Grade 2 Kalaheo School

Nakoa Haneberg Age 9, Gade 3 Kapa’a Elementary School

Peyton Koerte Age 6 King Kaumualii Elementary

Reyna Gordines Age 9, Grade 4 Kalaheo School

Sage Chaney Age 12, Grade 7 HTA

Shealee Moises Age 9, Grade 4 King Kaumualii Elementary School

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It is fresher. It does not require preservatives. It helps our food security by supporting a robust local farming community. It avoids the expense and environmental impacts of long-distance shipping of food products. It helps keep people healthier. That is the focus of the Hawai`i programs that started as Farm to School, and have grown into a broader Farm to State effort. Senator Ron Kouchi, who represents the islands of Kaua`i and Ni`ihau in the state senate, where he is also Senate President, has been an early and ardent supporter of the concept.

“Supporting locally-grown food protects our children as well as our larger population at the same time it grows our farming community and helps us build a more diversified economy. It also builds a more resilient, self-sufficient state,� Kouchi said. 62 www.kauaifamilymagazine.com www.kauaifamilymagazine.com

There are three core elements of the Farm to School program: the procurement of locally-produced food for school meals, the development of school gardens, and teaching young people where it comes from. As part of the Farm to School portion of the program, our students are not only fed fresh, locally-grown produce in their school meals, but they learn about how food is produced, and about nutrition and health. They also participate in growing it themselves, getting hands-on experience in gardens on school grounds. The benefit for the people producing the food is clear. Not only farmers, but also fishers and ranchers get access to new markets. For the larger community, it means that food will still be available during shipping disruptions, after natural disasters, and during trade disruptions in distant locations.


reasons to eat food that is

raised or grown

The 2019 Legislature created a Farm to State coordinator position within the state Department of Agriculture. It can be hard to keep track of all the “Farm-To” labels. Thereʻs Farm-to-School, Farm-to-State, Farm-to-Table. You could call it Farm-to-Family or even Farm-toEveryone. There is lots of action in the movement to support local agricultural production. One example: There are now farmers markets active in multiple locations across the state, where consumers can buy produce directly from the grower. When the Hawai`i Health Systems Corporation announced this year that it is bringing the program to Hawai`i hospitals, Kaua`i Region CEO Lance Segawa said,

near where you live. This is a national movement. As of last year, 46 states had launched Farm to School programs and tens of thousands of schools are involved. Hawai`i got into it in 2005, and the procurement of locallysourced food is now an active part of the Hawai`i Department of Educationʻs food service program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is a big booster, and describes the program like this, “Bringing more locally sourced, fresh fruits and vegetables into school cafeterias is a seminal activity of many farm to school efforts; procuring locally sourced, minimally processed main meal items so that the entire school meal is representative of regional options is also a focus of many farm to school programs.” And now in the Islands, it is moving well beyond just schools. As the program has grown it is also being brought to hospitals, prisons and other institutions. It is driving the recognition throughout our community about the value of local food.

“The Farm to State program is the catalyst for creating a better Hawai`i on several fronts. For the Kaua`i hospitals, it’s about serving nutritious patient meals to foster the healing process. At the same time, we support local farmers which invigorates our local economy. Finally, we invest in our food service staff through our training efforts to teach them how to produce scratch meals using locally grown products.”. You can read about Hawai`iʻs part in the movement online here: http://www.farmtoschool.org/our-network/ Hawaii

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Kaua`i Shrimp on the menu for Waimea Students!

In November, Kaua`i Shrimp™ and other local products were on the menu at Waimea High School as part of the Farm to State, Aina Pono initiative. Mike Turner, Marketing Director of Kaua`i Shrimp™ stated, “We are thrilled to produce a sustainably grown local source of protein for public school students statewide. Kaua`i Shrimp™ facilities are located on the westside of Kaua`i on former sugar cane land. As members of the Kekaha Agriculture Association, we strive to be good stewards of the land, and promote sustainable agriculture and aquaculture jobs that support 50 families on the westside. Kaua`i Shrimp™ is the largest aquaculture company in the state producing 750k lbs of Shrimp. Known for its sweet flavor, superior texture and stunning visual appeal, Kaua`i Shrimp™ is the preferred choice of Kaua`i’s and Hawai`i’s top chefs. Kaua`i Shrimp™ are raised in pristine, well sourced, salt water and fed a high quality diet with NO chemicals or antibiotics ever used. Combine all this with Kekaha’s sunny weather and you have simply the best shrimp you’ll ever taste. Now available at our

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Spot the difference?

our keiki shouldn’t have to. 81% of youth who use tobacco products started with a flavored product. Hawaii’s middle and high school vaping rates are among the highest in the nation. Our best bet to

keep kids from a lifetime of addiction is ending the sale of flavored tobacco products in Hawai‘i. Over 200 jurisdictions in the U.S. have already eliminated flavors. Let’s join them.

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Flavors Hook Kids

By Valerie Saiki, Hawai`i Public Health Institute.

CANDY OR TOBACCO?

Chances are, your kids know more about e-cigarettes than you do. Youth e-cigarette usage has been declared a national epidemic, but rates among Hawaii’s middle and high school youth are more than twice the national average. While some adults claim to quit smoking Why are we facing a youth e-cigarette epidemic? In recent years, we’ve seen using e-cigarettes (and flavors), these are an explosion of sweet-flavored tobacco not FDA-approved cessation devices. products. Flavors such as “Sour Worms, A recent study projects that for every “Kool-Laid,” “Molokai Hot Bread,” adult who used e-cigarettes to quit “Chee Hoo,” and “Haupia” are enticing smoking, another 81 young people to Hawaii’s youth, many of would eventually become For every daily cigarette users through whom are unaware of the dangerous chemicals, impact adult using e-cigarette use that year. of nicotine on developing grade students who e-cigarettes Eighth brains, or potential lifelong use e-cigarettes are 10 times addiction. And we know to quit, 81 more likely than their peers flavors are fueling the youth who do not use e-cigarettes to epidemic. 97% of youth using young people eventually smoke cigarettes. e-cigarettes say they had will become used a flavored product in the There are numerous health smokers. past month, with over 15,000 impacts from e-cigarettes: unique flavors available on from bronchitis and other respiratory the market, it’s no wonder our keiki are problems to exposure to cancergetting hooked. causing chemicals from even secondhand emissions. Teens are particularly Recent national restrictions on flavors are vulnerable to nicotine, which permanently woefully inadequate. They do not apply impacts the developing brain, including to bottled e-liquids, or menthol flavor, a giant loophole. To start to reverse Hawaii’s memory, attention-span and learning ability. Each day, there are new studies youth epidemic, comprehensive policies with information on the dangers – do you are needed to regulate e-cigarettes, want your keiki to be guinea pigs in this including eliminating all flavors, with experiment? no exemptions.

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Tips to Help Build Resilience Remember what it was like being a teenager? Not sure where you belonged? You can help our youth feel aloha rather than despair. Here are some tips to help a child build resilience, to feel connected, and to thrive. Say aloha to every young person you see. By simply acknowledging them, you let them know that they matter. Listen to a child for 10 minutes a day, one on one, dials down their anxiety and helps them resolve their issues. Give them your undivided attention and listen to their hopes and their challenges. Share 5 family meals together a week without any digital devices. Sharing meals means aloha, and it improves health and wellness, grades, and test scores. It says “you belong”. Limit screen time. Too much screen time, especially social media, increases anxiety, depression and isolation. Instead, enjoy other activities together, such as a board game, or outdoor activities. Help young people connect with others through community service, volunteering or other activities that are meaningful to them. Create a favorite activity or hobby. Traditions such as Friday game night, Saturday movie nights, Sunday afternoon fishing, etc., is a fun way to show you care. Give young people jobs in the household, in school, or in the community. Help kids contribute, learn important life skills and build a sense of accomplishment and responsibility. Solve problems with young people. Involve youth in decisions to help them develop this important life skill. Be a child’s champion – Every child deserves someone in their corner. Praise the kids that you care about, speak positively about them to others, be their advocate when they get stuck, and cheer for their activities.

For more information about building resilience, visit www.kauaiskidsareyourkids.org.

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Isenberg Park

Varsity 6:00 p.m.

Thur.

4/23/2020

Waimea vs Kauai

Waimea Canyon Park

JV 6:00 p.m.

Sat.

4/25/2020

Sat.

Kapaa vs Waimea

Kapaa HS

JV 8:00 a.m. (2 Hour time limit)

Kapaa vs Waimea

Kapaa HS

Varsity 1st game 10:30, 2nd game after 30 min. break

Wed.

4/29/2020

Kauai vs Kapaa

Isenberg Park

Varsity 6:00 p.m.

Thur.

4/30/2020

Kapaa vs Kauai

Kapaa HS

JV 4:00 p.m.

Sat.

5/2/2020

Sat.

Waimea vs Kauai

Waimea Canyon Park

JV 8:00 a.m. (2 Hour time limit)

Waimea vs Kauai

Waimea Canyon Park

Varsity 1st game 10:30, 2nd game after 30 min. break

Mon

5/4/2020

Playoff

Tue

5/5/2020

Playoff

Wed

5/6/2020

Playoff

State Tournament Wed.- Sat. 5/13-16/20

Host: ILH

McKinley HS

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Proud to Sponsor the 2019-2020 Spring KIF Sports Schedules

This schedule may change. Please check with each respective school before making plans

BASEBALL - 2019-2020 Day

Date

Matchup

Site

Time

Thur-Sat 3/5-7/2020 Waimea HS Invitational

Waimea HS/Hanapepe

TBA

Sat.

3/14/2020 Kapaa vs Waimea

Kapaa HS

JV 8:00 a.m. (2 Hour time limit)

Sat.

3/14/2020 Kapaa vs Waimea

Kapaa HS

1st game 10:30 a.m., 2nd game after 30 min. break

Wed.

3/18/2020 Kauai vs Kapaa

Vidinha Stadium

Varsity 6:00 p.m.

Thur.

3/19/2020 Kapaa vs Kauai

Kapaa HS

JV 4:00 p.m.

Sat.

3/21/2020 Waimea vs Kauai

Hanapepe Stadium

JV 8:00 a.m. (2 Hour time limit)

Sat.

3/21/2020 Waimea vs Kauai

Hanapepe Stadium

1st game 10:30 a.m., 2nd game after 30 min. break

Wed.

3/25/2020 Waimea vs Kapaa

Hanapepe Stadium

3:30 p.m.

Thur.

3/26/2020 Kapaa vs Waimea

Kapaa HS

JV 4:00 p.m.

Sat.

3/28/2020 Kapaa vs Kauai

Kapaa HS

JV 8:00 a.m. (2 Hour time limit)

Sat.

3/28/2020 Kapaa vs Kauai

Kapaa HS

1st game 10:30 a.m., 2nd game after 30 min. break

Wed.

4/1/2020

Kauai vs Waimea

Vidinha Stadium

Varsity 6:00 p.m.

Thur.

4/2/2020

Waimea vs Kauai

Hanapepe Stadium

JV 4:00 p.m.

Sat.

4/4/2020

Playoff

TBA

Wed.

4/8/2020

Playoff

TBA

Sat.

4/11/2020 Waimea vs Kapaa

Hanapepe Stadium

JV 8:00 a.m. (2 Hour time limit)

Sat.

4/11/2020 Waimea vs Kapaa

Hanapepe Stadium

1st game 10:30 a.m., 2nd game after 30 min. break

Wed.

4/15/2020 Kapaa vs Kauai

Kapaa HS

3:30 p.m.

Thur.

4/16/2020 Kauai vs Kapaa

Vidinha Stadium

JV 6:00 p.m.

Sat.

4/18/2020 Kauai vs Waimea

Vidinha Stadium

JV 12:30 p.m. (2 Hour time limit)

Sat.

4/18/2020 Kauai vs Waimea

Vidinha Stadium

1st game 3:00 p.m., 2nd game after 30 minute break

Wed.

4/22/2020 Kapaa vs Waimea

Kapaa HS

3:30 p.m.

Thur.

4/23/2020 Waimea vs Kapaa

Hanapepe Stadium

JV 4:00 p.m.

Sat.

4/25/2020 Kauai vs Kapaa

Vidinha Stadium

JV 12:30 p.m. (2 Hour time limit)

Sat.

4/25/2020 Kauai vs Kapaa

Vidinha Stadium

1st game 3:00 p.m., 2nd game after 30 minute break

Wed.

4/29/2020 Waimea vs Kauai

Hanapepe Stadium

3:30 p.m.

Thur.

4/30/2020 Kauai vs Waimea

Vidinha Stadium

JV 6:00 p.m.

Sat.

5/2/2020

Playoff

Tue.

5/5/2020

Playoff

Wed.

5/6/2020

Playoff

State Tournament Thur.-Sat. 5/14-16/20 Host: ILH

Hans L’Orange/LMS

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Proud to Sponsor the 2019-2020 Spring KIF Sports Schedules BOYS VOLLEYBALL - 2019-2020 Day

Tue.

Fri.

Date

Matchup

3/17/20

Kapaa vs Waimea

Kapaa HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Island vs Kauai

Island School Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Kauai vs Kapaa

Kauai HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Waimea vs Island

Waimea HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Waimea HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

3/20/20

Site

Time

Tue.

3/24/20

Waimea vs Kauai Island vs Kapaa

Island School Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Fri.

3/27/20

Waimea vs Kapaa

Waimea HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Kauai vs Island

Kauai HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Kapaa vs Kauai

Kapaa HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Island vs Waimea

Island School Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Tue.

3/31/20

Fri.

4/3/20

Kauai vs Waimea

Kauai HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Kapaa vs Island

Kapaa HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Sat.

4/4/20

Playoff, If Needed

Mon.

4/6/20

Playoff, If Needed

Tue.

4/7/20

Waimea vs Kapaa

Waimea HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Kauai vs Island

Kauai HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Kapaa vs Kauai

Kapaa HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Island vs Waimea

Island School Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Kauai vs Waimea

Kauai HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Kapaa vs Island

Kapaa HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Kapaa HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Fri.

Tue.

4/10/20

4/14/20

Fri.

4/17/20

Kapaa vs Waimea Island vs Kauai

Island School Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Tue.

4/21/20

Kauai vs Kapaa

Kauai HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Waimea vs Island

Waimea HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Waimea vs Kauai

Waimea HS Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Island vs Kapaa

Island School Gym

JV 5:00, Varsity no earlier than 6:30

Fri.

4/24/20

Mon.

4/27/20

Playoff, If Needed

Tue.

4/28/20

Playoff, If Needed

Wed.

4/29/20

Playoff, If Needed

State Tournament Thur. - Sat.

May 7-9, 2020

Host: OIA

St. Francis School/Kaimuki HS, Blaisdell Center Arena

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TENNIS - 2019-2020 Day

Date

Sat.

3/7/20

Sat.

3/14/20

Sat.

3/28/20

Wed. Sat.

4/1/20 4/4/20

Sat.

4/11/20

Sat.

4/18/20

Thur. - Fri.

4/23-24/20

State Tournament Thur. - Sat. May 7-9, 2020

Matchup

Kauai vs Waimea Kapaa vs Island Kapaa vs Kauai Island vs Waimea Waimea vs Kapaa Kauai vs Island Re-Ranking/Ladders Due Waimea vs Kauai Island vs Kapaa Kauai vs Kapaa Waimea vs Island Kapaa vs Waimea Island vs Kauai State Qualifying Tounament

Day

Date

Matchup

3/14/20 3/28/20 4/4/20 4/11/20 4/18/20 4/25/20 5/1/20 5/2/20

State Tournament Tue.-Wed. 5/12-13/20 Thur.-Fri. 5/14-15/20

Day

Date

3/12/20 3/26/20 4/2/20 4/9/20 4/16/20 4/23/20 5/1/20

State Track Championships Fri. 5/15/20 Sat. 5/16/20

Waimea HS Tennis Courts KCC Timbers Kauai at Hokuala Waimea HS Tennis Courts Timbers Kauai at Hokuala KCC KCC & Timbers Kauai at Hokuala

9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.

Site

Time

Match #1 Match #2 Match #3 Match #4 Match #5 Match #6 Qualifying 1 Qualifying 2

Wailua Wailua

12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00 12:00

Girls Boys

Host: KIF Host: KIF

Wailua Golf Course Wailua Golf Course

TRACK - 2019-2020 Thur. Thur. Thur. Thur. Thur. Thur Fri.

Time 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

Host: ILH

GOLF - 2019-2020 Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Fri. Sat.

Site Timbers Kauai at Hokuala KCC Timbers Kauai at Hokuala KCC Waimea HS Tennis Courts Timbers Kauai at Hokuala

Matchup

Qualifying Meet #1 Qualifying Meet #2 Qualifying Meet #3 Qualifying Rotary Meet Qualifying Meet #4 Qualifying Meet #5 KIF Championship (Finals)

Site

Time

Vidinha Stadium Vidinha Stadium Vidinha Stadium Vidinha Stadium Vidinha Stadium Vidinha Stadium Vidinha Stadium

HHSAA State Track (Trials) HHSAA State Track (Finals)

4:30 PM 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 4:00 PM

2:00/3:15 3:00/5:40

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KAUAI’S OCEAN SAFETY Photo by Jacqueline Yau

Article Title

Even here on Kauai, where seasonal changes aren’t as dramatic as they are in more northern latitudes (in the northern Hemisphere that is), spring is a time for renewal, new trees and flowers in bloom, a sense that we can have a fresh start and try and do better. Since I’m writing this Spring issue article in the midst of our Kauai winter, I’m also going to take a brief look back at how we did in 2019, and how the winter is going. 74 www.kauaifamilymagazine.com www.kauaifamilymagazine.com


By Monty Downs, M.D. President Kaua`i Lifeguard Association

I have in front of me a newspaper article along with all their dedicated sponsors from January 2nd, and on the very front and donors). Added to this mix are our page there is a photo of over a dozen local surfers and beachgoers, who make people at Hanakapiai Beach about to countless preventions and rescues at our get creamed by a “rogue wave.” (The many unguarded beaches. headline reads “Surviving a rogue Despite this good fortune and hard work, wave” and a very well written article the fact is that 2019 was a rough year for accompanies the photo). Truth is, though, Kauai ocean safety “numbers-wise.” I’m it wasn’t a rogue wave at all. It was a sad to report that were 19 drownings predicted set wave from a swell that recorded. A tough number to swallow, looked like it might have the potential since each “number” is a lost family to hold “The Eddie” over on Oahu. The member. A child, a spouse, a mother, a North Shore beaches were closed that father, a grandparent. Kauai has averaged day and our Lifeguards were telling that 8-10 drownings/year, year in and year to all beachgoers, but they don’t have out since the 1970’s. Many (including me) actual authority powers and they don’t hoped that hard work could lower this carry guns. All they can do is recommend, number, but that hope has proved to and I have witnessed them be unfounded probably do so strongly and kindly Having our because our beachgoer and effectively. beaches be safe is numbers have risen exponentially since the Although one of the a combination of 1970’s, and also of course Hanakapiai people wound up in the this type of good because the ocean has its hazards that have been operating room, the fortune where written about ever since good news is that no there’s a near- miss, Homer, one was killed. There easily could have been a along with grinding and before. dozen killed and we were Ocean safety (and often heroic) Our fortunate not to have a Administrators study these 2nd numbing disaster in day to day work tragedies, one by one, the Holiday Season. (The to try and understand by our County first being the helicopter what we can do better. crash that broke many Lifeguards… E.g. Better equipped hearts and lives). Lifeguards and heightened training for Lifeguards, not only in Having our beaches be safe is a observation and rescue skills but also in combination of this type of good fortune communication skills — since they are often where there’s a near- miss, along with the ones who advise people not to swim grinding (and often heroic) day to day on a dangerous day. New Towers when work by our County Lifeguards and by our possible. (And the Lifeguards at our newest concerned lay citizens and organizations one, Nukumoi in Poipu, have already (such as the Kauai Lifeguard Association, chalked up quite a number of critical the Rescue Tube Foundation, KORE,

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Kauai’s Ocean Safety rescues). Roving patrols, to try and make some kind of dent on the safety challenges of our many unguarded beaches. The 2 words “heightened training” merit a bit of analysis. To be a Lifeguard you obviously have to have excellent ocean skills and you have to pass a quiterigorous run-swim-paddle time trial every year. Additionally, some of them are chosen to be JetSki operators in harrowing conditions, both out in the open sea and also in tricky shoreline areas where there are rock and reef out-croppings amidst powerful currents and surges, or even breaking waves. And on another front, with snorkeling having exploded to the point where nonswimmers often stand in shoulder-deep water in order put their face into the water and get a glimpse of the amazing underwater world, Lifeguards have to become expert at spotting a snorkeler who might be in trouble. Hey, you’re watching up to 200 people floating face down in the Waiohai lagoon. Which

one of them might be in trouble? This question is compounded by the fact that many snorkelers who are in trouble aren’t’ ripping off their mask in panic. Rather, as they are sucking in ever-decreasing amounts of oxygen their brain and muscles are becoming increasingly weakened, and it gets to a point where they are too weak to raise an arm or otherwise call for help. (You can google Instinctive Drowning Response if you want to know more about this). From another perspective, 2019 was a great year “numberswise.” Lifeguards recorded dozens of critical rescues and hundreds of thousands of “public contacts”. These public contacts almost-always include helpful preventive advice, and who knows how many people would have died without that contact. Were it not for our efforts, there wouldn’t have been 19 drownings. There would have been 19 x 2, or 19 x 3, or maybe 19 x 4. Our waters are that challenging and our beachgoers are that numerous and quite a few of them are not familiar with

LIFEGUARDED BEACHES Haena Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northshore, Haena

Kealia Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eastside, Kapa`a

Hanalei Pavillion. . . . . . . . . . . Northshore, Hanalei

Lydgate Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eastside, Wailua

Hanalei Bay Pine Trees . . . . . Northshore, Hanalei

Poipu Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southshore, Poipu

Kee Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northshore, Haena

Salt Pond Beach . . . . . . . . . . .Westside, Hanapepe

Anahola Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eastside, Anahola

Kekaha Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Westside, Kekaha

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Kauai’s Ocean Safety ocean hazards and are in compromised states of health. So, that was a brief look at 2019. I started out saying that Spring is the time for rebirth and renewal and rededication. What can we do better in the area of ocean safety? (And of course other areas, but this article is about ocean safety). Well, the County Ocean Safety Bureau needs to keep improving even in the reality of a limited budget that doesn’t allow for new Towers at beaches such as Kalapaki, Shipwrecks, Beach House Beach, Anini, Kalihiwai — to mention just a few. So, continued excellent training, increased hours of coverage, alwaysreliable equipment.

We all can make our own resolutions to be better, in whatever way we choose. Although tradition has it that we keep our resolution(s) to ourself, I’ll confide (not so confidentially since I’m writing it) that I usually resolve, each New Year’s Day, to be more patient around my family and friends and patients and staff. Maybe getting better but still fail too often. In the area of ocean safety, though, maybe we should resolve to be impatient and to do our very best to not have as many people killed here in Kauai’s waters. I’m writing this very early in the New Year and I extend to my readers my Best Wishes for a strong Spring that will propel us to a mostly Happy and safe 2020. The 1920’s are known as “the Roaring Twenties.” The 2020’s have yet to get their name, but I’m hoping they will be known not so much for being roaring, but rather for being safe. And peaceful. As John Lennon taught us: Imagine.

Photo by Manuel S. Henriques

Meanwhile non-Lifeguard citizens need to keep supporting them (and THANK YOU to all of you who do support them via donations through the Kauai Lifeguard Association). We need to try and help in Prevention and Increased Awareness strategies. I can report that the Kauai Lifeguard Association is planning important and hopefully effective initiatives in this regard as I write. And our Public Access Rescue Tube maintenance team needs to continue with our dedication to keeping these rescue

tube stations spic and span and ready for when a rescue tube might come in handy, as they have many dozens of times in the last decade.

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