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When we gather, we learn. At Gather Federal Credit Union, we are committed to helping our keiki reach their goals and plan for their futures. Together we can help build their financial security by teaching them the importance of saving and spending wisely. Open an account today! Federally insured by NCUA

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Spring 2021


Aloha, As we continue to live through these unprecedented times, let us not take for granted how blessed we are to raise our children on this beautiful island. Spring is a time for rejuvenation and renewal. And though we would regularly experience spring with our extended ‘ohana and friends, we need to continue to remain safe and limit our social gatherings and activities to our immediate household members. Mahalo to Kaua‘i Family Magazine as a resource for our families on the County of Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau. This publication is filled with an abundance of recreational activities and information that benefits our children and families’ well-being. I wish all of you a productive and safe Spring season! With warmest aloha,

Derek S. K. Kawakami Mayor, County of Kaua‘i State of Hawai‘i



Share Family Meals By Dr. Deborah Goebert, Professor, University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine

The COVID pandemic has shown us how important it is to spend time together as a family. Decades of research tell us that families that share meals together are healthier and have better well-being. The benefits increase with every meal, so the more times you can gather as a family, the better. When kids eat with their families, they are more likely to: • Have better mental health, including less depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation;     • Resist negative peer pressure, have less substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and school behavioral problems;

• Have a closer relationship with their siblings and parents; • Have a better body image, lower obesity rates, fewer eating disorders; and • Do better in school.

Eating together three to four times a week results in positive trends in a child’s nutritional and emotional health. For teens, five to seven meals a week lead to the most significant benefits. Family meals don’t always have to be a home-cooked dinner. They can be a picnic lunch, beach bbq, a breakfast buffet, a pizza and game night, or other simple ways to enjoy a meal together, like gathering for a snack. Remember, it’s not so much about the food served, but the family interactions and bonding during your meal. The idea is to create a structured time to share and talk about the day in a fun, nonjudgmental environment. Every time families enjoy a meal, it creates another opportunity to connect. Strong family connections keep youth healthier and happier.


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

Bye 2020! I mean, Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I learned a lot about myself in 2020. Something about being faced with challenges I never even imagined (parenting and teaching my son during a pandemic at the top of my list) forced a hard look at both my positive and not-sopositive characteristics and behaviors. I found myself leaning in to self-assessment and uncomfortable conversations. And I watched a lot of people around me went though similar processes. 2020 highlighted some of the most broken parts of our society, community and ourselves, but it also allowed us to see how we can change for the better. Perhaps most notably for me has been watching how our education system, our teachers, administrators and support staff continue to pivot, try new things, take on even more and hold fast to an attitude of never giving up on their students futures. As we move into a new year, I hope you’ll join me in taking from what we learned from last year to discover how we can grow and change for the better this year. But...we are Kaua'i Strong and will remain steadfast in our convictions to make 2021 a year of health, happiness, and triumph over adversity.

Chrissy Chrissy Schechter, Publisher chrissys@kauaifamilymagazine.com

CONTACT KAUAI FAMILY MAGAZINE (808) 639-5656 PUBLISHER Kauai Family Magazine ADVERTISING SALES Chrissy Schechter EDITOR editor@kauaifamilymagazine.com ADVERTISING INQUIRIES advertising@kauaifamilymagazine.com CREATIVE DIRECTOR armbdesign@gmail.com

SPRING 2021 COVER PHOTO Kahahawai Photography Contributors Kurt Akamine Patrick Ching Monty Downs, M.D. Kaulana Finn Carol Fujiyoshi, M.D. Dr. Deborah Goebert Michael Lutwin, D.D.S. Alyssa Murata, M.D. Chef Mark Oyama Leah Ragsac Nathalia J. Punzal Vision Next Issue: Summer 2021 Advertising Deadline: March 15, 2021 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 © 2021 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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We are Always Here for You!



Five Ways Funny Poems Can Inspire Kids To Read


KAUA`I KUPUNA Happy 100 Birthday! Fusako Harada & Haruno “Toni” Souza




BACK TO NATURE Free Our Minds, Restore Our Inner Calm DIRECTORY OF RESOURCES Pandemic Programs From Keiki To Kupuna KIUC ENERGY WISE PROGRAMS Boost Savings and Reduce Energy Costs



KAUA`I OHANA Lyndsey Haraguchi- Nakayama 5th Generation Farmer Hanalei Taro



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Support local businesses, and tell them you saw them in Kauai Family Magazine! Education & Schools

Health & Medical Services (Continued)

Kauai Christian Academy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Stay at Home Health Care Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Kawaikini Public Charter School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Hale Kupuna Heritage Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Preschool Open Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Hawaii Health Systems Corporation- Kauai Region . . . . . 40,41

Aloha Dance Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Kalaheo Dental Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Kauai Gymnastics Academy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Wilcox Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 80

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kauai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Keiki O Ka `Aina He Lei Piko. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Punzal Vision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Jason Blake Health Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Patrick Ching Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 45 Kauai Resilience Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 58

Community Partners

Na Lei Wili Area Health Education Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Kauai Complex Area DOE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Keiki to Career Kaua’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Gather Federal Credit Union. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, 10, 11

State of Hawaii Department of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 54, 55

Reef Guardians. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Kauai Made. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Healing Horses Kaua’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Catholic Charties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Grove Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56, 57

Health & Medical Services Hawaii State Dept of Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 47, 48, 49, 50

Mark’s Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 21 Leah Ragsac, Realtor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Kauai Restoration & Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Hawaii Surrogacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

County of Kauai Office of the Mayor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Malama Pono Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

County of Kauai Lifeguard Association . . . . . . . . 60, 61,62, 63

Regency at Puakea Assisted Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

County of Kauai Agency of Elderly Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Ohana Pacific Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35,

County of Kauai Department of Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Garden Isle Rehabilitation & Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . 32, 33, 35

County of Kauai Waste Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Kauai Adult Day Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 31, 35, 39

County of Kauai Department of Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20



Article Title with Tortilla Chips

By Chef Mark Oyama


3 each Ripe avocado

3 Tbsp L & P Worcestershire sauce

1 each Tomato, diced

1 oz

to taste Lemon juice

to taste Garlic salt

Cilantro, chopped

to taste White pepper

Procedure 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Spoon out avocado and dice. Place avocado in large mixing bowl and add in cilantro, and tomato. Mix well, then add in lemon juice. Add in garlic salt, white pepper and Worcestershire sauce to taste. Mix one more time and refrigerate. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Gather FCU is Always Here for You

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At Gather FCU, your health and financial well-being matter to us. We’ve served our island community for over 67 years— through good times and through challenging times. When times are toughest, we stand together and help one another. It is how we came to be. In the beginning, ten pineapple farmers

found themselves in need of financial assistance when no bank was willing to lend them money. They decided to stand together, pool their savings of $595 and establish a credit union to improve their economic conditions. By forming a not-forprofit financial cooperative, they created a way to save and borrow money, so they could create a better life for their families and for their island community.

Today, Gather Federal Credit Union is the

largest credit union on Kaua’i with six offices in Kukui Grove, Liˉ hu’e, Kapa’a, Koˉloa, ‘Ele’ele, Waimea with a seventh coming soon in Kiˉ lauea. Our assets now surpass $636 million with over 36,000 members.

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As we have grown our core values and mission to our membership have never changed. We are still not-for-profit and we still stand together to help one another. As we continue to overcome challenges of the pandemic, we know many of you find yourself facing financial hardship due to COVID-19. At Gather FCU, we want to help you weather these challenges and come out on the other side of this pandemic healthy and financially secure. If you are struggling to meet your financial obligations, we are here for you. As your trusted financial partner, we want to help, especially if you’re having a difficult time in making payments to your existing loans, or looking to consolidate bills into a lower monthly payment. Gather can offer loan

You are never alone. Although we are going through difficult times, we are also seeing wonderful acts of kindness and people gathering to help others in need. As long as this kind of spirit exists on our island home, we will come out of this experience kinder and more resilient than ever.

Photo by Lindsey Phelps assistance programs, plus it is always comforting knowing you can turn to a financial institution that you know and trust. Our caring staff can help you create a simple plan that will make all the difference in easing your feelings of helplessness and stress. Keeping you safe is also a high priority for us. For your convenience and safety, we have enhanced our remote services so you can access your accounts without having to come to any of the offices. Download our mobile app (Gather Mobile) from your app store or log on to your account online (www.gatherfcu.org). Here, you can check account balances, transfer funds, make loan payments, pay bills and do so much more. Through mobile banking or, using an ATM at one of our office locations, you can make deposits directly to your account. Gather Pay (Mobile Wallet) is also another feature that allows you to digitally store your debit cards on your phone. Doing so allows you to make online or point-of-sale purchases the “contactless way”. So no matter what, we are here for you and you are never alone. Although we are going through difficult times, we are

also seeing wonderful acts of kindness and people helping others in need. We have all endured tremendous obstacles and change, yet we continue to persevere and help one another. Together, we will come out of this experience kinder and more resilient than ever. Gather FCU’s mission is strengthening the financial well-being of our Members and island Community.


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Take Care of Our Family and The Land

We’re always looking out for new movies to watch on Netflix, and we’re super excited to see Finding `Ohana, released January 29, 2021. Finding `Ohana looks like a film that the whole family will enjoy. Read on for the review by Nathalia. I truly enjoyed talking with 13-year-old Kea Peahu about the upcoming Netflix film Finding ‘Ohana and her role as Pili. The story is about two Brooklyn-raised siblings whose lives take an unexpected turn when they discover a journal pointing to a long-lost treasure while spending the summer on O’ahu. Here’s my conversation with Kea.

K. This is actually my first movie ever, so I had no expectations and, as soon as I got there and we started filming, it all felt so good. I felt so natural and everyone was so kind. I had a blast and all my nerves went away.

N. Kea, you have starred in numerous television shows, including Disney Channel’s Bizardvark! However, this

N. I found the location fascinating Hawaii, which is your birth place. What did you think when you found out you

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is your first feature film! Did your experience filming Finding ‘Ohana meet your expectations?

By Nathalia J. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 12

Mahalo Nui Loa would be filming somewhere so close to your heart? K. I was like, “Oh my gosh, I can stay with my cousins; I can stay at my home!” That meant a lot to me; that meant that I could see my family and friends, who live mostly there. Even though I live in LA I don’t get to see them that often. They even got to come on set and watch me act! N. I also noticed that there is lot of exploration around Oahu. What are some of your favorite places around the island? K. First, I love any type of beach, especially on Oahu. One of the places we filmed at was Kualoa Ranch. That was really beautiful. N. Let’s talk about your character Pili, who is very much a tomboy and loves to go geocaching. In what ways are you similar or dissimilar to Pili? K. One thing Pili and I have in common is we’re both really uncomfortable being very girly. She’s from Oahu, but lives in New York City now. I’m from Oahu and now live in LA, so we kind of have similar backgrounds. The difference is in the things that we do. For example, I’ve never actually geocached before. This was my first time. N. You share many memorable scenes with your co-stars Owen Vaccaro, Alex

Aiono and Lindsay Watson. Do you have any fun stories to share with us about your interactions with them? K. Working with them was a blast. From the moment we all met, we got along super easy, whether we were acting or not acting. Whenever we were in the hair/ make-up trailer we always played music and jam out. N. Can you share with us how Pili evolves throughout the film based on the experiences she goes through? K. Pili is constantly changing from the beginning of the movie all the way to the end, as she learns about her family heritage she realizes how much her family means to her. N. What do you hope audiences will take away from this film? K. I hope this film reminds people to take care of their ohana. `Ohana can be your friends that you consider to be part of your family. I also hope they realize how important it is to take care of the land. This film talks about how, if you don’t take care of the land you cannot expect it to take care of you. N. Thanks so much for talking with me today Kea. Finding ‘Ohana debuts on Netflix Jan. 29. I loved it and think you will also.

KIDS FIRST! is a national non-profit organization, founded in 1991, dedicated to children critical viewing skills and to increase the visibility and availability of quality children’s media. https://www.kidsfirst.org; FB: KidsFirstMedia; Twitter: kidsfirstmedia; Instagram: kidsfirstcoming_ attractions; YouTube: KIDSFIRSTFilmCritics

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Prince Kuhio Day March 26

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Last Day for Students May 28

Memorial Day May 31

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MESSAGE FROM PAUL ZINA Kauai Complex Area Superintendent We have certainly had an unprecedented year so far. I still love my job! I would like to give a big Mahalo to the Kaua’i Department of Health and all the hard work they have done to make our Covid-19 vaccination clinic run so smoothly. It is because of team work like this between federal, state and county officials that our island remains healthy and safe...so, MAHALO to Dr. Berreman, Clinic Manager Lauren Guest and their vaccination clinic team!  Now on to KIF sports for this year... After careful consideration and extensive discussion, the Kauai Interscholastic Federation Executive Board has made the decision to cancel the 2020 KIF Fall and Winter season sports which included air riflery, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, football, canoe paddling, soccer, girls volleyball, swimming/diving, and wrestling. The collaborative discussion among the KIF Athletic Directors and the KIF Executive Board in this combined public and private school league  considered many factors in making this decision. The KIF is considering the possibility of Spring season sports which include baseball, golf, softball, tennis, track and field, and boys volleyball.  These Spring sports already missed one season of competition in the school year 2019-2020 due to the onset of COVID-19.  The focus of the KIF at this time is to avoid the loss of a second Spring season for these student athletes if possible. In the event we are able to proceed with spring sports, students and parents should refer to the Athletics tab on their respective school websites for more information and guidance. Stay healthy, safe and strong as we continue to support our Kaua’i student athletes together.

Paul Zina Kaua’i Complex Area Superintendent

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Five Ways Funny Poems Can Inspire Kids to Read Mother Goose rhymes and Dr. Seuss books have introduced many a toddler and preschooler to the world of poetry. Poems have a lot to offer beginning readers as well, particularly when they are funny, and they are written about things kids find interesting.

While it may be easy to think of funny poems for kids as being too light and fluffy to make an impact, they deliver “real reading with real vocabulary” to young minds eager to learn. Because poems are fast to read and easy to share with friends, it’s easy to bring out poetry books for your kids at any time of year. Consider these five reasons you may want to introduce your child to funny poems:

They keep turning pages.

When kids read funny poetry books every single page can bring at least a smile if not a laugh, is something that works particularly well for reluctant readers. It’s almost like reading a joke book. And if kids are laughing, they are more likely to turn the page to read the next poem, and then the next.

They learn new vocabulary. When kids are

learning to read, they may get frustrated and give up if they run into too many words they don’t know. But with

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funny poems, the meaning is usually easy to get, and context can help kids learn new words. Take, for instance, these lines from Ogden Nash’s poem, “Adventures of Isabel.” “Isabel met an enormous bear, Isabel, Isabel, didn’t care; The bear was hungry, the bear was ravenous, The bear’s big mouth was cruel and cavernous.” Kids may be introduced to words like “ravenous” and “cavernous.” An equal number of syllables in the rhyming couplets may even help them sound out new words on their own.

They develop memorization skills. When kids love something,

they usually want to share it. Short kids’ poems are easy to memorize and

repeat back to friends on the playground, to parents at home, and to teachers in the classroom.

They connect emotionally with what they read. Even though kids’ poems are usually short, they often pack an emotional punch that kids can understand. In a piece, “I Wrote an Awful Poem,” it draws on the desire siblings may have to irritate each other to deliver a twist at the end:

They may be inspired to write poetry. After reading poems that make them laugh many kids may want to write some of their own, which also helps their overall literacy skills.

“I wrote an awful poem; it was bad in the extreme. I showed it to my sister and it made my sister scream. I never knew a poem could be such amazing fun. But that was just a blast, I think I’ll write another one.” Poems such as this one can create a connection for kids, and then parents can help them find other types of children’s poetry that evoke contemplative emotions. Funny poetry is where you start. That’s a hook you can use to get kids to enjoy poetry then branch out to classics,” such as poems by Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Shel Silverstein and Robert Louis Stevenson. Want to help your kids find funny poems to read and have fun writing their own poetry? Check out these resources for both parents and kids. Poetry4Kids.com • www.poetry4kids.com   In addition to poems, you’ll find a rhyming dictionary that gives a list of rhyming words, lessons on writing poetry, and activities tied to holidays, class parties, crafts, and more. GigglePoetry.com •  gigglepoetry.com  Created by poet, author, and performer Bruce Lansky, GigglePoetry also features fillin-the-blank poetry forms, riddles, tongue twisters, and even a bit of “poetry theater.” PoetryFoundation.org  Features a children’s section that is geared toward parents with articles and videos of children’s poets; it also showcases a children’s poem of the day.

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Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School

ʻAʻohe pau ka ʻike i ka hālau hoʻokāhi/ One learns from many sources

KE ALA NU`UKIA (MISSION) Me ka pa`a ma ka `ike kuˉlpuna ma ka `oˉ lelo Hawai`i, e maˉlama ai ke kula `o Kawaikini (M12) I kaiapuni kaˉko`o a i kaiapuni a`o, ma ka `oˉ lelo Hawai`i a me ka `oˉ lelo Pelekaˉnia noˉ ho`i, kahi e minamina, ho`ohana, a ho`omau `ia ai noˉ ho`i ka `ike ku`una `oˉ iwi. Grounded in the Hawaiian language, Kawaikini NCPCS will create a productive community of bi-lingual and bi-literate citizens in a supportive K-12 learning environment where indigenous cultural knowledge is valued, applied, and perpetuated. Kawaikini’s mission draws together staff, faculty, students, parents, board members and community partners by seeing the fulfillment of their own personal missions through their engagement in the life of Kawaikini. Our goal for graduating students include proficiency in both Hawaiian and English, a desire to perpetuate the Hawaiian language, knowledge base for Kaua`i and preparedness for higher education, career and or/community pursuits.

• Kindergarten – 12th grade • `Olelo Hawai`i Curriculum • 6 – 12 Introduce English Curriculum • 7 – 8 Ke Ala Hulili Program* • `Aina Based Learning • Island Wide Bus Service • Seal of Bi-Literacy Recipients • WASC Accredited *Ke Ala Hulili Program accepts students entering grade 7 & 8 with no prior Hawaiian language experience.

3-1821 J Kaumuali’i Hwy. Lihue, HI 96766


www. kawaikini.com

Kauai Christian Academy: Thriving, Not Just Surviving Schools have faced unique challenges in the last year like everyone else. At Kauai Christian Academy we feel blessed by God because we’ve seen our students thrive and not just survive this year through those challenges. I attribute this thriving academic environment to the creativity and hard work of a dedicated team of teachers who have provided an incredible full-time, in-person Our goals for students learning experience for our students. Their dedication has been there all along, but the include improving outstanding learning environment they’ve provided for our students has stood out all relationships with positive the more in an otherwise unstable year.

peer influences and loving,

Our goals for students include improving relationships with positive peer influences well-qualified teachers and loving, well-qualified teachers; growing minds with high academic standards and quality curriculum; and changing lives with daily Biblical teaching in a safe, God-centered atmosphere. We’re now enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year. Give us a call to learn more about how your child can thrive with us in the new year. Daniel Plunkett Administrator

Kauai Christian Academy 808-828-0047 4000 Kilauea Road | Kilauea, HI 96754 www.KCAschool.org

Full time, Accredited, In-Person Instruction. • Life-changing, Christ-centered education that inspires the hearts and minds of students. • The only PreK through 12th grade school on the North Shore • 10 acre campus 1 mile from Kilauea Lighthouse • Shuttles from Kapaa available • Loving teachers and a safe environment

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Our Favorite Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Camp March 15-19, 2021 Cost: $20. Kapaa Clubhouse Email: fguerrero@bgch.com Phone: (808) 821-4406 Lihue Clubhouse Email: aherman@bgch.com Phone: (808) 245-2210 West Kauai Clubhouse Email: lnuesca@bgch.com Phone: (808) 320-8353 Tina Albao Kauai Director of Operations & Development Phone: (808) 482-1065

Coral Reef Kids Camp

Healing Horses Riding and Horsemanship Camp Date: March 15-19, 2021 Ages: 5-18 Registration opens February 22nd Register online at www.HealingHorsesKauai.org Email: hhk@gmail.com 808-634- 3896

County of Kauai Spring Break Fun

Dates: March 15, 16, 17

Registration begins March 3, 2021 online at Kauai.gov at 8 a.m.

Ages: 8-13

Date: March 15-19, 2021

Register online at www.ReefGuardians.org

Ages; 5-11

Scholarships available

Locations: Lihue NC, Kalaheo NC

Email: ReefGuardiansHawaii@gmail.com

Fee: $30


More info call: 241-4460

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Celebrating at Mark’s Place 1610 Haleukana Street | Lihue, HI 96766

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“Hina Matsuri”

Girl’s Day Boxes March 3, 2021

3 each Fruity Pebble Snickerdoodles 2 each Matcha Japanese Cheesecake 3 each Baked Apple Manju 2 each Orange Glazed Mini Cupcakes 3 each Strawberry Chichi Dango Start Date to pre-order February 15 Last Day to pre-order February 26 Pick up Day March 3 10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

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PRESCHOOL OPEN DOORS The Department of Human Services operates the Preschool Open Doors Program, which helps eligible low and moderate income families’ statewide pay for preschool for up to one year prior to the child’s kindergarten entry. They provide children whose families might otherwise not be able to afford preschool with the opportunity to gain essential skills in preschool in order to be successful in school and in life.

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SEARCH SEARCH Help is Within Reach for Your Child!

Help is Within Reach for Your Child!

Operation SEARCH helps identify children having a

difficult timehelps learning from birth to age 22. Operation SEARCH identify children having a

difficult time learning from birth to age 22.

For more information, call Operation SEARCH:

For more information, call 305-9810 Operation SEARCH: Statewide: (808) or 1-800-297-2070 Oahu:(808) Honolulu 733-4977 Central 622-6432 Windward 233-5717 Statewide: 305-9810 or 1-800-297-2070

Leeward (Campbell, Kapolei, Waianae) 675-0335 Oahu: Honolulu 733-4977 Central 622-6432 Windward 233-5717 Leeward (Nanakuli, Pearl City, Waipahu) 675-0384

Leeward (Campbell, Kapolei, Waianae) 675-0335 Leeward PearlWest City, Waipahu) Hawaii:(Nanakuli, East 974-4401 323-0015 South675-0384 982-4252 North 775-8895

awaii: East 974-4401 West 323-0015 South Lanai: 982-4252 775-8895 Maui: 873-3520 Molokai: 553-1723 565-7900North Kauai: 274-3504

aui: 873-3520 Molokai: 553-1723 Lanai: Kauai: 274-3504 For children under the age of 3, call565-7900 Early Intervention Referral Line (808) 594-0066 or 1-800-235-5477

For children under the age of 3, call Early Intervention Referral Line www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/SpecializedPrograms/SpecialEducation/Pages/home.aspx (808) 594-0066 or 1-800-235-5477

Operation SEARCH is conducted by the State of Hawaii • Department of Education • Special Education Section waiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/SpecializedPrograms/SpecialEducation/Pages/home.aspx 475 22nd Avenue • Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

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How to Create a Birth Plan By Carol Fujiyoshi, M.D. Kauai Medical Clinic Creating a birth plan helps your health care provider know your wishes for labor and delivery. “A birth plan can be an effective tool for discussing important details with those who will be part of your birthing experience,” says Dr. Carol Fujiyoshi, Kaua‘i Medical Clinic OB-GYN and Chief of Staff at Wilcox Medical Center.

“It’s important to remain flexible in your desires because things don’t always go according to plan, and remember that the ultimate goal is the safe birth of your little bundle of joy.”

What to include At Wilcox Medical Center, you can develop your ideal birth plan together with your physician based on your particular wishes. Among the topics that could be included: • • • • •

Basic information. Delivery methods (vaginal birth, C-section). Minimal intervention, as long as both mother and baby are well. Delivery room atmosphere (dim lights, music, etc.). Every room has an ECHO which can be synced with your smart phone or laptop for music. • Pain management (non-medical or medical pain management). • Postpartum care. • Other preparations. Review the plan with your doctor It is a good idea to draft your birth plan ahead of time. Once you have a draft, share it with your health care provider to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. This will also allow your doctor

to provide feedback based on your health and what the hospital can offer. You should also share your plan with your partner or anyone who will be in the room with you during labor.

“While a birth plan is not necessary, it a great tool to outline your wishes pre- and post-delivery.” While every mother hopes for an easy birth, sometimes problems arise. Keep in mind that your plan must be flexible, as care providers are responsible for the health and safety of you and your baby. For more information about maternity services at Wilcox, visit WilcoxHealth. org/Maternity.

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Announce Your Baby’s Birth! ! Email baby’s It’s easy - and FREE -Announce to announce your baby’sYour arrival andBaby’s have a wonderful keepsake.

photo, name, date of birth and time, weight, parents’ names to: births@KauaiFamilyMagazine.com. Isabella Colette Etrata Born: 10/30/2020 at 2:03am Weight: 6 lb 1 oz Length: 19 in Parents: Shanie and Tyrone Etrata Sibling: Aviana Hailimoe Keaonuikahelahela Lydia Hali’aranih Goias Born: November 14, 2020 at 6:49pm Weight: 6.4 lbs. 21 inches Parents: Celeste Logan and Ehukai Goias-Medeiros Kailana Leleo Kinimaka Born: December 8, 2020 at 2:51pm Weight: 8 pounds 8 ounces Parents : Kristy Kinimaka & Robin Perreira

Twins Teyten Eliezier Kulounamauna Same Peyten Mae Kawainohialuanamaikeakua Same Born: 12-27-2020 at 3:31pm Born: 12-27-2020 at 3:32pm Weight: 4 lbs 9.7oz Weight: 4 lbs 6.7oz Parents: Peter Same & Amanda Pardua Parents: Peter Same & Amanda Pardua Siblings: Brysten Jay & Casen James Siblings: Brysten Jay & Casen James

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Spring Education Opportunities College & Career Success – Free Online Course with $100 Stipend Qualified Applicants Rolling Admission limited to 25 students Information: Fran Becker

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To enroll: https://tinyurl.com/CCS2021Kauai

ˉ ina He Lei Piko Keiki O Ka `A Home Visiting Program now serving Kaua`i Families from Koˉ loa to Kalaˉ heo Eligible families receive weekly home visits where they have the opportunity to grow in positive parenting practices, learn about their child’s development, and build a loving relationship between parent and child. carefully developed curriculum designed to strengthen their child’s creativity, cognitive skills, early literacy and language development, social-emotional development, and motor skills. He Lei Piko’s support goes beyond the home visits - we strive to assist families with many other types of resources and we look forward to connecting with the Kauai community! Contact Info: 808-244-4144 heleipiko@koka.org

Aloha! Are you expecting? Do you have children under the age of 5? We’d love to hear from you! Currently offering free resources and virtual Home Visits for eligible families PHONE: (808) 244-4144

EMAIL: HeLeiPiko@koka.org

HE LEI PIKO PROVIDES: • Home visits to support parent and child interaction. • Materials and activities that promote growth and development, including books to build a home library. • Monthly gatherings that provide an opportunity to connect with other parents through age and developmentally appropriate activities, cultural practices, and promote a positive parenting environment. • Connections to other community resources for additional support. Support for successful transition into kindergarten. o Ka ‘Ai iki



Partnering with families as they enter into parenthood and supporting them through kindergarten entry we offer two different programs. Parents as Teachers (PAT) focuses on a child’s health and development. Visits are personalized to fit each family’s needs, concerns, and hopes. Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) supports families in their critical role as their child’s first and best teacher. Caregivers are provided


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Kid-Approved Snacks For the New Year Finding “healthy” snacks that kids are excited to eat can be a challenge. Here are two great ideas.

Cold- Fighting Smoothie A smoothie may be the last thing on your mind when it’s chilly outside, but the ingredients (spinach, kale, mango, pineapple, apple and orange juice) are packed with vitamins and nutrients that boost little immune systems. Even better, the taste of this cold-fighting smoothie is kid-approved! Find the recipe at www.theseasidebaker.com/cold/fighting-smoothie-healthygreen-smoothie.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins Here’s a sweet treat that sneaks veggies into snack time. Picky eaters love the flavor from chocolate chips, but it’s the zucchini that makes these muffins moist and delicious. Get the recipe at www.theseasidebaker.com/ chocolate-chip-zucchini-muffins

Find more awesome recipes at www.TheSeasideBaker.com

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Hygiene Tips for Your Eyes By Punzal Vision, Dr. Joel E. Punzal, OD • Wear protective eyewear (sunglasses, ophthalmic glasses, or even goggles if appropriate). • Preservative-free artificial tears come in individual vials moisten the eyes, but also flush out any particles or dust. While it is always recommended to avoid touching the face, now more than ever, it is important to maintain good hygiene and to refrain from rubbing the eyes or touching the nose and mouth. Kids are now back in school at least part time, which means increased exposure to germs and other people. Mask wearing serves as a barrier for the nose and mouth, but our eyes remain exposed. Here are some tips to stay healthy.

• Frequent hand washing is a must! • Eyelid wipes can be purchased over the counter. They are individually wrapped, pre-moistened, sterile wipes that are optimal for cleansing the eyes. We like Ocusoft Plus wipes because they do not require rinsing,so you can use them on the go. It’s a good idea to keep these on hand to use in lieu of rubbing the eyes. Don’t forget: Mask up! Hands down!

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Fusako Harada

Haruno “Toni” Souza

A Centenarian Celebration! By Kaulana Finn, Kauai Adult Day Heath Center In 1921 Warren G. Harding was the President of the United States, a gallon of gas cost .26 cents, and Albert Einstein was named recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics. It was also the year when two very special individuals were born! On March 9, 1921, Fusako Harada was born the fifth child of nine to Eitaro and Nejiu Yanagida. She married Katsuto Harada in 1945 and had 4 children, Harlan, Patricia, Katherine, and Susan. She retired from Mahelona Hospital as a kitchen helper in 1981 and has 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Fusako has a talent for creating beautiful Bunka Shishu – a unique form of Japanese embroidery which uses rayon threads to create intricately crafted masterpieces. She enjoys arts and crafts, listening to music, and participating in activities with friends at the Kaua`i Adult Day Health Center.

On April 20, 1921 Haruno “Toni” Souza was born the fifth child in a family of fourteen. She was first married to Tadao Matsuda and then married beloved husband Edward Souza. She had three children, four stepsons, and is a proud grandma of eleven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and one greatgreat grandson. Toni retired from Wilcox Hospital’s housekeeping department and was also a volunteer with the County of Kauai’s Agency on Elderly Affairs. She enjoys reading books, doing word search, knitting, crocheting, dancing, and singing songs with friends at the Kaua`i Adult Day Health Center.

The Kaua`i Adult Day Health Center joins their family and friends in honoring Fusako Harada and Haruno “Toni” Souza as they celebrate their 100th birthday – joining the 90,000 centenarians throughout the United States! They have experienced remarkable times, lived through historical changes, lifestyles, and technological advancements that were unimaginable upon their birth in 1921. As this extraordinary milestone Is commemorated, we reflect on the many memories, amazing accomplishments, and heartfelt contributions they have made throughout the last century.


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Moments We Can Share

By Kurt Akamine

Precious and few are the moments we two can share……and if I can’t hold you in my arms, it just wouldn’t be fair, cause precious and few are the moments we two can share. In the early 1970’s this song was at the top of the music charts for a few weeks. Perhaps I’m dating myself here as this song echoed in my mind while I witnessed the numerous family and friends that paraded through the Garden Isle Rehab and Healthcare Center (GIRHC) Christmas Celebration drive-by event. It was one of the most heart-warming activities that I experienced this past year. During this COVID era, there were many safety interventions put into place to keep our kupuna safe and protected. One of which was the government suspension of any visits into the nursing home. No one besides employees, physicians and essential healthcare professionals were permitted into GIRHC. While it was disheartening for our residents to not have in-person visits from family and friends, the team at GIRHC made the most of the opportunity to engage in meaningful activities (including many more bingo days) and relationship building. The team got to hear stories of the “olden days” and it was not uncommon to see lots of singing and laughter. As Christmas approached, the GIRHC team desperately wanted to have an ohana event where the residents could connect “live and in person” with their family and friends. While the drive by event was not unique, they knew that personal interactions and expressions of

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aloha was the priceless experience that they needed to achieve. That happened when dozens of vehicles, many adorned with seasonal decorations, along with a handful of trucks that looked like they were in the Lights on Rice parade made this one of the most memorable Christmas Eve events for our GIRHC Ohana. Between the honking of horns, singing of Christmas carols and shouts of “Merry Christmas,” there were countless “I love you Grandpa…..I love you Mom……..and I LOVE YOU TOO!” The GIRHC ohana received an amazing and very generous Christmas gift that continues to enhance this priceless experience. Through the Wilcox Health Foundation, Beth Harrison, owner of Kinipopo Shopping Village donated a custom-made outdoor gazebo with a safe and beautiful landscaped pathway for our residents to visit with their family and friends. When Kinipopo celebrated there 30th anniversary a few years ago, Beth commented that what she treasures

The GIRHC ohana received an amazing and very generous Christmas gift that continues to enhance this priceless experience. Through the Wilcox Health Foundation, Beth Harrison, owner of Kinipopo Shopping Village donated a custom-made outdoor gazebo with a safe and beautiful landscaped pathway for our residents to visit with their family and friends. When Kinipopo celebrated there 30th anniversary a few years ago, Beth commented that what she treasures the most is “personal relationships.” With this gift, she shares her treasure with our kupuna!

the most is “personal relationships.” With this gift, she shares her treasure with our kupuna! This spacious area allows for safe and comfortable visits. Yesterday, Brady mentioned that he was looking forward to a visit with his mom. Prior to COVID, he would enjoy regular visits with her, as they would often catch up and share a meal together. Not having the chance to see her and other family members for many months, he expressed his gratitude for a nice and comfortable place that he can once again safely connect with them. While many are so happy to get 2020 behind them, at their January General Staff meeting, GIRHC Administrator Bronson Ho counted his blessings. He reviewed with the team all their accomplishments. They were able to effectively implement the many new governmental regulations for skilled nursing homes that kept their residents and staff safe and protected. Their efforts

were validated by a deficiency free DOH/ CMS inspection. When many decided to exit the healthcare field, GIRHC experienced very little staff turnover. This already tight-knit team appears to now be “double-knitted.” Most importantly, the mission of “caring for our kupuna” is more alive than ever. Most of the residents and staff have already received their first dose of the Moderna vaccination. We are all looking forward to the day when our time together will be precious and many!

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Dreams Keep You Moving Forward Life changing movements begin with a dream. Dreams give us purpose and determination to move forward. As we try our best to maneuver through this pandemic, it can make us feel hopeless and we feel forced to put our dreams on pause. I believe the opposite. During these times we need to shift gears and accelerate toward our dreams like never before. For example, the dream of homeownership is a dream many families hope for. Don’t lose sight! Here are ways you can keep your dream of homeownership alive: 1. Write out your Big Whys. Why do you want to be a homeowner? Maybe because you are tired of moving and want stability for your family. For some it may be time to start building wealth through real estate.  Knowing your why will keep you determined. 

2. Be inspired. Talk to other first time home buyers and ask how they bought their home. You will find that buying a home is not easy, but many have powered through multiple challenges to achieve this dream. If others can do it, so can you! 3. Shift. If you are not on a path that is leading you toward accomplishing the things you want in life, it’s time for a change. Education, learning a new trade, or even finding a side hustle may take you to new levels. As we begin this new year, take this opportunity to evaluate your plans and create a life you always dreamed of.

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Hidden Picture Puzzle

Where is Noah? (He’s holding an egg!)

How many hidden items can you find?


What is Periodontal Disease? By Michael Lutwin, DDS, Kalaheo Dental Group Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection that affects the tissues and bone that support teeth. Healthy gum tissue fits like a cuff around each tooth. When someone has periodontal disease, the gum tissue pulls away from the tooth. As the disease worsens, the tissue and bone that support the tooth are destroyed. Over time, teeth may fall out or need to be removed. Regular dental checkups are important to detect early signs of disease. If you notice any of the following symptoms, see your dentist: • Gums that bleed when you brush or floss • Red, swollen, or tender gums • Gums that have pulled away from teeth • Persistent bad breath • Loose, separating teeth • A change in the way your bite If periodontal disease is caught early, you may simply be given instructions on improving your daily oral hygiene, after having a professional cleaning.

Some patients develop a more severe periodontal disease that must be treated, and their dentist may refer them to a periodontist. Treatment usually involves a special cleaning, called scaling and root planning. Your dentist also may recommend medications to control infection and pain or aid in healing. Periodontitis will not go away by itself. Left untreated, surgery may be needed to save affected teeth. Good oral hygiene at home is important to help prevent periodontal disease or keep it from becoming serious.

Keeping Your Ohana Safe During Covid-19 At Kalaheo Dental Group, you’ll receive care in a safe, clean, and comfortable setting. We have staff who are highly trained in infection control, increased disinfecting rounds, more hand sanitizer stations, distanced seating in waiting areas, office flow that minimizes patient-to-patient contact, and disinfectants and sterilization techniques proven to kill harmful pathogens. We’d love to care for you and your family. We’re accepting new patients. • Family dentistry • Friendly, local staff • Same-week scheduling • Most major insurances accepted

• NOW ACCEPTING HUMANA • Easy payment plans • Lost insurance? We can help!

Make an appointment today at (808) 332-9445. Rainbow Plaza 2-2514 Kaumualii Hwy., Suite 204 Kalaheo, HI 96741 kalaheodental.com

We love our community! We support local nonprofits, provide school presentations, and host the annual Halloween Candy Buy Back and Keiki Art Contest.

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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.

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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February is heart month where expressions of love are shared in different ways. One of those ways is caring for your heart through healthy food choices. I am sure that it has been a challenge for many in our community who have felt the strain of COVID-19; however, we can encourage small healthy choices that will make a difference in the long run. So why not show your heart some love today by making those choices that lead to less carbs, more vegetables and fruits and increased hydration in your daily intake. Exercise is also important. It aids to maintain or lose weight and helps lift your mood while keeping your heart healthy and loved. Should you feel like you’re not “feeling the love” we welcome you to stop in and see one of our healthcare providers. Call us today at (808) 338-8311. Our primary healthcare clinics are located across Kaua'i island for your convenience.

Taking care of YOU is taking care of

YOUR FAMILY. Good nutrition is vital to good health. Eating a healthful diet of vegetables, fruits, healthy fats and whole grains can reduce your risk of obesity and other diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Here are my top five favorite heart healthy food picks to include in your diet!

Monica Moore, MS RD Regional Dietitian HHSC - Kaua'i Region

OLIVE OIL is a heart healthy fat made from smashed olives. Use this in place of butter when cooking!

SALMON is rich in a heart-healthy fat called Omega-3’s. Did you know the American Heart Association recommends two servings of salmon or other oily fish every week?

FRESH HERBS Use these in place of salt with meals to enhance the flavor of your dishes!

UNSALTED WALNUTS are packed with omega-3’s and a small handful makes a great tasty snack! BLUEBERRIES are packed with antioxidants and are so versatile! You may add them to oatmeal, smoothies, baked goods or simply enjoy a handful for a yummy sweet snack!

Food tastes even better when prepared and shared together! www.kauai.hhsc.org

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In Our Backyard

Kayak the Wailua River to Secret Falls With day-to-day stress at an all-time peak during the pandemic, we need the respite nature provides more than ever. Whether we choose to walk through a botanical garden, explore a local hike, kayak, or simply observe animals in their natural habitat, spending time in nature is a great way to free our minds and restore our inner calm. Grab your kids, and head outside to embrace nature’s beauty. We promise you won’t regret it. Kokee State Park and Waimea Canyon (Halemanu-Kokee Trail): If you’re interested in hiking, visit Kokee Natural History Museum. Its exhibits provide an overview of the natural and cultural history of Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park. If you’re hiking with kids, the Kaluapuhi Trail is a good choice. No matter where your hike takes you, make certain to stop at the Waimea Canyon Overlook for a glimpse into the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.

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Kilauea Point Lighthouse and Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge: First lit up in 1913, Kilauea Point Lighthouse is now a fun destination for history buffs and photographers alike. Situated within the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, the sky is alive with seabirds. Tucked amongst the native vegetation you’ll see nesting birds, and if you’re lucky, eggs or chicks, too.

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Kayak the Wailua River to Secret Falls: If you’re up for an adventure, paddle up the Wailua River in a kayak to Secret Falls. The river winds through lush overgrowth and is rife with jumping fish. Just when you think your arms might fall off from paddling, you’ll beach the kayaks and head out on a muddy hike to Secret Falls. The hike is over rough ground, but it’s not difficult. Secret Falls will take your breath away — as will the cold, cold water in the pool below. You’ll have time to take in your surroundings, and maybe a picnic lunch, before you head back to the kayaks and the trip downriver.

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ATTENTION YOUNG ARTISTS!! Spring Art Contest PatrickChingArt.com ail to

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Draw our beloved pig called Pua’a in Hawaiian. Step 1: FORMING First form up the Pua’a using circles and ovals and lines. Remember to press softly while doing this.


Step 2: OUTLINING Next outline it adding the details like the hooves and raised hair. Draw some kind of background too. This one has taro leaves. Step 3: SHADING and COLORING Finally, color in your drawing with crayons or colored pencils. Tada! eMail your art to Kauai Family Magazine by April 15th, 2021. One of you will win the book Honu and Hina by Patrick Ching and Friends It's easy to submit your art for our contest. eMail us, and include your name, age, grade, school and phone number.


eMail your art to: info@kauaifamilymagazine.com

Holiday Winner! Kyra Tubon

Age 11, Grade 6 Chiefess Kamakahelei School Kaua’i Family Magazine thanks all the young creative artists for their participation. Everyone’s a winner with us!

Kilauea Lighthouse | Honorable Mentions

Aileia Cassler Age 7, Grade 1 Home School

Asa Thompson Age 8, Grade 2 Koloa Elementary School

Chloe Sargent Age 5, Kindergarten Kauai Christian Academy

Eden Thompson Age 13, Grade 8 Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School

Emma Hadley Age 9, Grade 4 Kīlauea School

Evelyn Franson Age 9, Grade 3 Kapaa Elementary

Gabriel Cohick Age 8, Grade 3 St. Catherine’s School

Justin Moreno Age 5, Kindergarten St. Theresa School

Kayalani Tumbaga Age 7, Grade 2 Koloa Elementary School

Kiana Fujii-Lapilio Age 10, Grade 5 Wilcox Elementary School

Koali’i Kanahele Age 9, Grade 4 Kapa’a Elementary School

Kyla Pongasi Age 10, Grade 5 Wilcox Elementary School

Liam Emery Age 5, Kindergarten Kalaheo Elementary School

Lily Millard Age 6, Grade 1 Wilcox Elementary

Noah Cohick Age 6, Grade 1 St Catherine’s School

Sarah Moreno Age 4, St. Theresa School

Sarah Voyer Age 6, Kindergarten Kalāheo Elementary School

Sommer Negard Age 9, Grade 4 Kauai Christian Academy

Sydelle Franson Age 7, Grade 1 Kapaa Elementary

Kaua‘i County Directory of Resources Directory of local & state resources assisting with some of the most essential needs during the pandemic, including programs for everyone - from keiki to kupuna! Remember to check for updates on each program as services may change anytime.

HEALTH CARE SERVICES COVID 19 Vaccines If you are uninsured or close to losing health

The Kaua‘i’s vaccination plan is in action &, while the

care coverage, contact Med-QUEST for the

number of doses is still limited, supplies will increase

Medicaid & CHIP programs. You may be eligible

over time. Be ready! Talk with your health care

now. ᔍ1(800) 316-8005 or apply online at

provider if you have any questions & follow only

https://medical.mybenefits.hawaii.gov2 or

official sources. It is expected that all adults in Kaua‘i

For language assistance completing

County will be able to get vaccinated soon. Please,

applications, please contact:

visit kauai.gov/COVID-19 for updates.

Helping Hands provides interpretation services to assist access to health care &

COVID-19 Testing

social services. ᔍ(808) 526-9724

Screenings tools are available at:

We are Oceania (WAO) for communities

 The University of Hawai'i (includes language access options.) ᔍ(808) 692-1060 or https://hawaii.virtriage.com/#/uh_covid19

from Micronesia, Marshall Islands, & Palau, COVID-19 helpline ᔍ(808) 913-1364 • Or ᔍ(808) 294-1692 / 3601 / 0533 / 2861 Other affordable health care providers are: • Ho‘ola Lahui Hawai‘i: sliding scale rate. ᔍ(808) 240-0100 • Malama Pono Health Services (MPHS) reproductive health & case management. ᔍ(808) 246-9577 • HMSA’s Online Care: affordable telehealth for anyone 18+ years in Hawai'i • The Department of Education (DOE): nocost health advice & telehealth appointments for Hawai‘i DOE students.ᔍ(844) 436-3888 • Project Vision: no cost screening & reading glasses. ᔍ(808) 201-3937

 The CDC’s Coronavirus Self-Checker: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ifyou-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html# Testing sites are available at:  The Wilcox virtual Clinic ᔍ(808) 462-5430  Ho’ola Lahui Hawai’i ᔍ(808) 240-0100  MPHS ᔍ(808) 246-9577  DLS Lihue ᔍ(808) 245-7130

Telehealth You can continue with your treatments & appointments via telehealth. Contact your Dr. & insurance for more information.  Kaiser Permanente: ᔍ(808) 246-5600.  HMSA ᔍ(808) 948-6079  Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center for more information. ᔍ(808) 956-2514

For more information on resources Call ᔍ211 - Aloha United Way (AUW) or KEMA ᔍ(808) 241-1800. Disclaimer: Benefits and services available continue to change. For the most up-to-date version, please visit www.kauai.gov/covid-19


HEALTHY FAMILIES It is common to feel stressed or anxious during this time. If you or a loved one is experiencing emotional or mental health issues, please ᔍ1(800) 753-6879 or text the word “ALOHA” to 741741 for support. Multilingual services available.  DOH Child & adolescent mental health services at the Kauai Family Guidance Center, ᔍ(808) 274-3883  DOH Adult mental health & case management, ᔍ(808) 643-2643  Telepsychiatry & telepsychology, visit https://hawaii.virtriage.com/#/uhtelepsych  Mental Health Pro Bono offers telehealth options https://hawaiipsychology.org/  Suicide Prevention Resource Center: 24/7, confidential support for people in distress & resources for you & your loved ones, ᔍ1(800) 273-8255. Options for Deaf & Hard of Hearing available.

Childcare & Children’s Programs

For help looking for affordable childcare, contact:  PATCH (People Attentive to Children) at mkelley@patch-hi.org or ᔍ(808) 246-0622  INPEACE (The Institute for Native Pacific Education & Culture Help) at laciec@inpeace.org or ᔍ(808) 245-0045  Child Care Connection Hawai'i offers subsidy programs for income eligible families. ᔍ(808) 245-2193 Other support programs for children & youth: 

The Easter Seals Kauai’s Early Intervention program supports the development of infants, ages 0-3.ᔍ(808) 245-7141

 Support for sexual & gender minorities:

• LGBTQ++ tools & information at the Sexual & Gender Minorities (SGM) Resource Hub.

Hale ʻŌpio: Live & virtual programs, case management, & support for youth & families. ᔍ(808) 245-2873

• Malama Pono Health Services provides counseling & hormone replacement therapy, & PrEP access & management. ᔍ(808) 246-9577

The Boys & Girls Club of Kauai: after-school programs. Contact each Club House for information: Kapa'a ᔍ(808) 821-4406; Lihue (808) 245-2210; & West Kauai (808) 320-8353

• The YWCA offers LGBTQ support & information. ᔍ(808) 245-5959 x256 or email matthew@ywcakauai.org

Keiki to Career: Information for parents & children. Visit their FB page or ᔍ(808) 6322005

More resources by the Executive Office on Early Learning:http://sites.google.com/eoel.hawaii.go v/covid-19/home

Assistance during crisis  YWCA: Case management & crisis intervention ᔍ(808) 245-6362 / 4144

Support for Parents

 Women in Need (WIN): support for women & children with a history of domestic violence, substance abuse, or incarceration. ᔍ(808) 245-1996

 Queen Liliuokalani Trust: Social services for Native Hawaiian families. ᔍ(808) 245-1873

 Child Abuse or Neglect Reporting Hotline: to report a suspect case or for information, ᔍ(808) 832-5300 or 1(888) 380-3088

 Healthy mothers, healthy babies offers virtual new-parent support group & telehealth lactation services. ᔍ(808) 737-5805

 Virtual Family Assistance Center by the Red Cross. Visit www.redcross.org/VFAC or ᔍ1(833) 492-0094 (toll-free)

 Family Hui Hawai'i: Peer-led parenting group for families with keiki ages 0-5. Visit their FB page or ᔍ(808) 230-7112

 The Parent Line: free & confidential support on kids’ behavior. ᔍ1(800) 816-1222

For more information on resources Call ᔍ211 - Aloha United Way (AUW) or KEMA ᔍ(808) 241-1800. Disclaimer: Benefits and services available continue to change. For the most up-to-date version, please visit www.kauai.gov/covid-19


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Food resources are open to ANYONE experiencing food insecurity. The availability of food services changes constantly. Please contact the provider & check for eligibility before visiting any center.

Food Emergency Meals & Pantries List of some of the pantries, meals, & emergency food providers available for anyone facing food insecurity. Availability of food services changes daily, PLEASE CALL FIRST. North • St. William Church at Hanalei Colony Resort, Haena ᔍ(808) 346-2850 • St. William Church, Hanalei ᔍ(808) 346-2850 • Church of the Pacific, Princeville ᔍ(808) 826-6481 • North Shore Food Pantry, Kilauea. Anaina Hou Community Park ᔍ(970) 618-8889 East • Anahola Beach Park, Anahola ᔍ(808) 8266481 • U-Turn for Christ, Anahola ᔍ(808) 778-4751 • Hale Ho’omalu, Kapa‘a ᔍ(808) 821-2520 • Kapa‘a Missionary Church ᔍ(808) 822-5594 • St. Catherine’s, Kapa‘a ᔍ(808) 635-3722 • Kauai Lighthouse Outreach Center, Kapa‘a ᔍ(808) 631-1179 Central & South • Kings Chapel, Hanamaulu ᔍ(808) 335-6845 • Hui O N Makuhine, Central coverage area ᔍ(808) 639-1070 • KEO, Līhu‘e ᔍ(808) 245-4077 • Līhu‘e Salvation Army ᔍ(808) 245-2571 • QLIC’s Kīpuka Kaua‘i, Līhu‘e ᔍ(808) 245-1873 • St Raphael Church, Koloa ᔍ(808) 742-1955 • Holy Cross/Sacred Heart, Kalāheo ᔍ(808) 651-9725 West • King’s Chapel, ʻEleʻeleᔍ(808) 335-6845 • Hanapepe Salvation Army ᔍ(808) 335-5441 • Nana’s House, Waimea ᔍ(808) 338-0252 • Westside Christian Center AOG, Kekaha ᔍ(808) 643-7040 •

For an updated list, ᔍ(808) 828-0685 x23 or visit www.malamakauai.org

Community Resources  Hawai'i Food Bank-Kauai Branch, in addition to the food pantry, check for Pop UP Food Distribution Programs. ᔍ(808) 482-2224  Kauai Independent Food Bank, in addition to their food pantry, check for Community Food Distributions ᔍ(808) 246-3809  Malama Kauai offers free CSA Box Delivery for families with limited transportation. Intake Form ONLINE. ᔍ(808) 828-0685 x23  Kūpuna & houseless meals distribution programs for seniors 65+. Call for eligibility & registration: • E Ola Mau Nau Leo O Kekaha ᔍ(808) 346-7400 • Nourish Kauai ᔍ(808) 635-3722. • Kauai Economic Opportunity ᔍ(808) 245-4077 • KGEFCU & Common Ground ᔍ(650) 576-9875 • The Agency of Elderly Affairs (AEA) provides assistance to seniors. ᔍ(808) 241-4470 • Our Kupuna can deliver food and other necessities to adults 65+. ᔍ(808) 400-4506  The Kauai Humane Society may offer assistance with food for pets. ᔍ (808) 632-0610

Supplemental Resources The CARES Act provides supplemental funding for nutrition programs, including:  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP ᔍ(808) 274-3371  After receiving your SNAP card, sign up for the Da Bux CARD for 50% discounts on qualifying local fresh produce.  Supplemental Nutrition for Women Infants, & Children, (WIC) ᔍ(808) 241-3080  Public Assistance ᔍ(855) 643-1643

For more information on resources Call ᔍ211 - Aloha United Way (AUW) or KEMA ᔍ(808) 241-1800. Disclaimer: Benefits and services available continue to change. For the most up-to-date version, please visit www.kauai.gov/covid-19

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Loan services & landlords are encouraged to work with mortgage holders & renters affected by the COVID-19 emergency to find the best options.



For emergency shelter & support:

Families looking for information on housing assistance, please ᔍ211 and contact:

• Kauai Economic Opportunity INC (KEO) ᔍ(808) 245-4077 • YWCA for people experiencing domestic or sexual violence. ᔍ(808) 245-5959 • Women in Need for women & children. ᔍ(808) 245-1996  Houseless Hawai'i residents who wish to shelter in place at a County campground, please call first to request a permit. ᔍ(808) 241-4460

Renters Moratorium on evictions: Evictions for failure to pay rents, leases, or other related charges, & rent increase are prohibited during this emergency.  Public Housing, Section 8, USDA rural housing, or Low- Income Housing Tax Credits program are also eligible.  After the moratorium ends, renters will be responsible for making payments. For questions or legal advise, contact Legal Aid ᔍ1(800) 4994302.

Homeowners Government-guaranteed mortgages such as FHA, USDA, VA, HUD Sec 184, Fannie Mae, or Freddie Mac, are eligible for interest & penaltyfree forbearance (payments can be paused) for at least 6 months & up to one year.

 The Hawai‘i Rent Relief & Housing Assistance Program (RRHAP) for assistance to Hawai‘i residents with rent and mortgage payments. For updates, visit www.hihousinghelp.com or ᔍ211 or (808) 521-4357  Women in Need for emergency assistance and transitional housing opportunities. Email sharon.winkauai@gmail.com or call ᔍ(808) 245-1996  The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) offers Emergency Assistance for Native Hawaiians. ᔍ(808) 784-4464 or visit www.hawaiiancouncil.org/kahiau  The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) offers an Emergency Rental Assistance. Visit dhhl.hawaii.gov/covid-19/  More information & other housing programs, contact the County Housing Agency ᔍ(808) 241-4444


 To check eligibility for moratorium or forbearance, call: • HUD approved housing counselor ᔍ(800) 569-4287 • Hawaiian Community Assets, Inc. ᔍ(808) 632-2770 • Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i ᔍ1(800) 499-4302. Senior’s line ᔍ(808) 536-0011 Service providers are willing to waive late fees & maintain service for those affected by the pandemic. Contact each one directly to find out your options. Other assistance for eligible families:  Catholic Charities can help with costs such as rent, security deposit, or utilities. HOPE line ᔍ(808) 241-4673  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) can provide monthly cash benefits. ᔍ1(855) 643-1643  Helping Hands Hawaii offers an Emergency Assistance Program.ᔍ(808) 440-3835  The Kaua‘i Economic Development Board (KEDB) offers the Home Energy Retrofit Savings (HERS) program for energy saving equipment.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) offers support with electric or gas bills. Contact KEO at ᔍ(808) 245-4077 or keo@keoinc.org

For more information on resources Call ᔍ211 - Aloha United Way (AUW) or KEMA ᔍ(808) 241-1800. Disclaimer: Benefits and services available continue to change. For the most up-to-date version, please visit www.kauai.gov/covid-19


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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & OTHER RESOURCES  Kūpa`a Kaua`i, offers information for business & residents, visit https://kauaiforward.com/  The Small Business Administration offers the Paycheck Protection Program  For information on available jobs, visit www.HawaiiIsHiring.com & hi-employment.com/  For assistance about workers rights, contact  Hawai'i Working Families ᔍ(808) 785-4833  Family values @ Work ᔍ(414) 436-9536

 Economic Recovery Navigator recoverynavigator.hawaii.gov/  We are Oceania: COVID related questions & other inquiries ᔍ(808) 913 1364  Legal Aid: multilingual help & resourceswww.legalaidhawaii.org/covid-19legal-help.html.  Crowdsourced Hawai'i COVID-19 Resources resilienthawaii.org/

Call ᔍ211 - Aloha United Way (AUW) for more information on assistance. If your questions can’t be answered by AUW, please call KEMA ᔍ(808) 241-1800. Disclaimer: services available continue to change. more information on resources Call ᔍ211 - Aloha United Way (AUW) or KEMA ᔍ(808) 241-1800. Updated onFor1/11/2020. For the most up-to-date version, please visit www.kauai.gov/covid-19 5 Disclaimer: Benefits and services available continue to change. For the most up-to-date version, please visit www.kauai.gov/covid-19

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Serving those in need on Kauai for over 30 years

Services include Clinic Services: Women’s Clinic Transgender Services Tobacco Cessation

Support: HIV Case Management Education:

HIV Testing

Fatherhood/Motherhood is Sacred

STD Testing

Love Notes, Teens &

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How to Stick with a Healthy, Regular Routine During the Pandemic While COVID has had many undesirable effects, one common thread that we pediatricians are seeing is widespread excess weight gain in school-aged children and teenagers. Weight and body mass index (BMI) percentiles are climbing at a disproportionate rate this year. The lack of structured schooling (for most) and organized activity has greatly decreased the guidance and discipline that typically help to keep many kids healthy.

DIET Online school days have proven to be a difficult setting in which to eat healthy food and appropriately sized portions. When bored, humans have a tendency to snack more, as many of us know from lazy days at home. Add increased accessibility to the refrigerator and pantry, and decreased parental supervision for many, and that provides a recipe for increased calorie intake. Many patients have admitted to grazing so much throughout the day that they are ingesting more calories from snacking than from actual meals. We encourage children in our clinic to stay as structured in their meals as if they are still going to regular, in-person school, with sticking to 3 scheduled meals a day.

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By Alyssa Murata, MD Pediatrician KVMH Kalaheo Clinic

• If you are not able to be at home during the day with your child, try to help them pre-plan what their lunch will be. Portion out food the night before, or agree on an easy lunch that they will be able to put together, such as making a sandwich.

• Taking a break to be active (ie a quick walk outside, or a few minutes of play for the younger children) is a great way to break up the screen time during the day, and to get to the total active time goal.

• One mid-morning and one midafternoon snack are permissible as well. If your child struggles with snacking too much, you can also prepare portions ahead of time or agree on what the snack will be. Following the Hawaii 5-2-1-0 guidelines from The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, we suggest aiming for eating 5 or more fruits and vegetables daily.

• For athletes whose sports are not currently meeting, it is essential to keep up their aerobic conditioning and sports-specific skills, particularly if they want to be ready for when sports reopen in the future.

EXERCISE Lack of regular PE and organized sports and activities has many of our children not being as active this year as well. Without these things pre-scheduled into our days, it can be difficult to replace. However, it is still recommended to be active for up to one hour per day. • For younger children, scheduling time to play (especially during breaks in online schooling to replicate recess) is essential. Online schooling has also lead to increased total screen time for all of us, since we are now getting screen time from school as well as from our free time. Increased screen time can strain our eyes, leading to blurry vision and headaches.

ROUTINE Lastly, keeping a routine and continuing to prioritize our physical health is good for our mental health. The lack of normalcy and decreased social interactions have been very difficult for many teenagers. • Keeping a firm schedule provides stability. It is also important to stay focused on the future and goaloriented in order to prevent feeling aimless or hopeless during this period. • Don’t put off getting back to a normal schedule until school and activities are themselves back to normal! The virus itself has caused health issues in enough people - we need to limit further health problems from arising from the pandemic as best we can.

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9 residential programs to help you reduce energy & save

Energy conservation practices benefit all Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative members and our communities by reducing energy costs and protecting the environment.

To help members save energy and money, KIUC offers nine programs:

Energy Wise Residential Programs 1. HALE Program

The Home Assessment Learning Experience (HALE) determines causes of high consumption. During the home visit, an Energy Specialist collects appliance and demographic information to establish if high consumption is justified and if not, seek out what other conditions are causing the high consumption. If needed, low cost energy saving devices such as light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs, Smart Plugs, night lights, and Smart Power Strips may be given out. SmartHub education is also offered to assist members in understanding their personal electric usage patterns and bill.

2. Lighting Program

Three LED bulbs are given to each new KIUC residential member at no cost (must be a new KIUC member opening an account at the office; takeovers/account transfers do not qualify).

3. Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate Program

Members receive a $500 rebate when replacing an existing electric water heater, a non-functioning heat pump water heater or a non-functioning solar water heater (new construction does not qualify).

4. Solar Water Heater Rebate Program

KIUC offers a $1,500 rebate for members who replace an existing electric water heater with a solar water heater, or replace an existing non-functioning solar water heater (new construction does not qualify).

5. Solar Water Heater Loan Program

In partnership with Gather Federal Credit Union, KIUC offers zero-interest loans to members who change an existing electric water heater to a solar water heating system, or replace an existing nonfunctioning solar water heater (participant repays the principal over five years and KIUC pays the interest; no down payment required).

6. Appliance Meter Tester Program

This device records the amount of electricity consumed by common electric appliances so members can target high consumption appliances for replacement and modify the use of others (available for up to seven days from Member Services in Līhu‘e).

KIUC’s Energy Wise Guys

Makani Taniguchi & Kyle Cremer

7. New Efficient Appliance Replacement Rebate Program

To encourage members to replace older, less efficient refrigerators, clothes washers and freezers with new, energyefficient models, KIUC offers a $50 rebate (residential only; new construction does not qualify). Energy Star window air conditioners also qualify for a $50 rebate if they have an EER of 11.2 or higher as do Energy Star ceiling fans for a $25 rebate. Applications are available from Costco, Home Depot, at our KIUC offices, and on www.kiuc.coop.

9. Energy Efficient Device Retrofit Program

Residential customers installing an energy efficient device such as a water heater timer or smart thermostat will be eligible for a $200 rebate if an application & receipt of purchase/install is submitted and approved. Commercial & Large Power customers do not qualify.

8. Qualifying Member Appliance Replacement Program

In partnership with the County of Kaua‘i, KIUC helps qualifying low-income seniors (60+) reduce their residential electricity use by replacing older, less efficient refrigerators and defective electric water heaters with new, more efficient ones at no cost to the member (participation is limited). Participants must meet federal poverty guidelines for the program year, and own the existing electric water heater or refrigerator, which must be the primary refrigerator and be at least 10 years old. To determine eligibility, call the County of Kaua‘i Offices of Community Assistance, Agency on Elderly Affairs at 808.241.4477.

For more information about Energy Wise Programs and rebate/incentive forms, visit www.kiuc.coop or call our Energy Services Wise Guys at 808.246.4300. Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative 4463 Pahe‘e Street, Suite 1 Līhu‘e, HI 96766-2000 www.kiuc.coop


Surface Water Used for Agriculture

Grove Farm is committed to building a sustainable Kaua‘i and promoting island-enhancing initiatives. In order to have a sustainable island, water is an integral component. Water has literally flowed through centuries of transition -- from ancient Hawai‘i, where water provided for farming and family needs, to serving a thriving sugar industry, and to the present where there are many diverse needs.  Kaua‘i transitioned from the monocrop industry starting with pineapples, followed by sugar, and to the diversified agricultural industry that is flourishing today.

is for agricultural purposes only. By continuing to utilize these arable lands for agricultural purposes, it will recharge our ground water sources and help prevent unnecessary run-off. Here is a depiction of Grove Farm’s IAL designated lands Despite the end of the pineapple and sugar industries, our island continues to rely on these plantation-era water infrastructure systems to provide for the many needs of today. For that reason, Grove Farm has continued to maintain its valuable water assets, such as reservoirs, ditches, tunnels, and other water-related infrastructure. For the East Kaua‘i community – whose water comes from the Waiahi and Hanama‘ulu streams -- water is critically important to achieve our state goal of increasing local food production and growing what the island eats. In the Līhu’e area alone, we currently have 3,800 acres in productive agriculture uses. Water is delivered to over 50 tenants, including:

Today’s Grove Farm is a marriage of lands from three former sugar plantations – Grove Farm, Kōloa Sugar Plantation and Līhu’e Plantation Company. These lands remain in agriculture and roughly 12,500 acres were designated as Important Agricultural Lands (IAL). By law, the only use permitted for these IAL lands

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• Ranchers who raise cattle and sheep • Farmers who raise fruit crops like papaya, lychee, dragon fruit, breadfruit, and mango • Farmers who produce a range of vegetables for on-island use as well as export, including ginger, taro, mixed greens

Here is a photo of the tunnel feeding the Kapaia Reservoir from Mt. Waiʻaleʻale, which was hand- dug by our ancestors well over 100 years ago.  Constant collapses in recent years necessitated the $1.1 million dollar repair work in 2017.  This water source is critical to agriculture, public uses, recreation and maintaining the beauty of our island. • Firms that grow landscape plants like native species, decorative plants, cut flowers for lei and other uses, and sod for commercial and residential landscaping uses

their lands for taro and other crops, this water system is capable of meeting their needs.

Water from Grove Farm’s Līhu’e Water System is also delivered to the state’s Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) lands in Wailua. ADC was created to facilitate and provide direction for the transition of Hawaii’s agriculture industry to diversified agriculture. Our water system plays a critical role in providing water to these agricultural lands. The Līhu’e Water System, maintained by Grove Farm, once provided irrigation water to sugar lands west of the Wailua River and includes the lands for Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL). When DHHL is ready to develop

Water is sacred – it is basic to our survival. In ancient Hawai‘i, water provided for farming and family needs. Water was channeled from streams to serve arid areas to grow taro and other crops. Centuries later, the use of water has not changed. Now more than ever, with an awareness of global warming, it has become increasingly important that we grow our produce locally. This reduces transportation costs; thereby conserving energy and reducing our carbon footprint. Grove Farm stands behind our agricultural industry 100%!

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Lawn & Garden Water in the early morning or evening hours to achieve better soil saturation and minimize evaporation.

For more wise water tips: www.kauaiwater.org

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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 Operated by Resource Recovery Solutions Phone: 808-245-6919 All material is sent to ERI Direct an AAA NAID, e-Steward, and R2 certified recycler Located in Fresno, California

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

Not Accepted:

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

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

Full List available at www.kauai.gov/eWaste

Kaua’i Ocean Hazards and Ocean Safety Strategies Spring means that we’re well into 2021. I’m writing this in early January and things are changing fast and I have no idea how things will look on Kauai when spring officially clocks in on March 21st. How much Covid-19 will be here? How many visitors will be here? The answer to the second question has much to do with how our businesses will be doing, and also how much trouble we’ll be having with my long time special area of interest, namely ocean hazards and ocean safety. Similarly to the year after Hurricane Iniki when there were very few visitors on Kauai, our drownings were way down in 2020. There are 60 www.kauaifamilymagazine.com www.kauaifamilymagazine.com

always slightly different versions of the statistics (e.g. does a body found washed up on a beach qualify as a drowning?), but 4 Kauai drownings in 2020 seems to be the most widely accepted number. This is indeed way down from our brutal 18 in 2019. Also way down are our Lifeguard rescues, our Lifeguard preventions, our public access rescue tube rescues — and our overall beach numbers. It’s of course ridiculous to come away with much happiness about this reduction in drowning deaths since the cause of it — namely the loss of our #1 industry — has been catastrophic for so many families who have lost their jobs and

By Monty Downs, MD Wilcox Hospital ER Doctor

businesses. (Not to mention the fact that 4 drownings is still 4 people, taking down with them their families and friends). Just as it’s ridiculous to take much joy from our pleasant traffic situation on our roads. We’re doing just about as well as any place in the world in terms of containing the Covid 19 pandemic, but at a severe cost. Once tourism picks up again, however, we will have to get back to basic ocean safety principles if we are to avoid tragedies. We’ve gotten to know the basic Covidsafety principles: Wear a mask, maintain social distances, wash your hands frequently when you’ve been in public places, avoid indoor social gatherings, get vaccinated when you have the opportunity.

Let’s remind ourselves: What are the basic ocean safety principles? There are 2 ways to answer this, namely what are the strategies for ourselves and our own safety in the ocean, and what are the strategies to keep others safe and our overall drowning “numbers” down?

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Kaua’i Ocean Hazards (continued)

Those of us who have lived here for any length of time are hopefully quite familiar with the first part. The answer varies quite a bit according to how you plan to use your ocean time. E.g. Are you a recreational grown-up going in for a dip to cool off? Are you a parent with kids enjoying a few hours at the beach, with some swimming involved? Are you a big wave surfer? Are you someone who’s aging and enjoys surfing smaller waves? Are you a canoe or kayak paddler? Are you a recreational snorkeler? Are you someone who likes to scuba dive to put fish on the hibachi? Do you enjoy night diving? And more. To describe the answer to each of

these scenarios would require a several-page pamphlet, more so than this short piece; and so I’ll simple allude to a few of the scenarios and overall recommendations. Learn to swim and have your children learn to swim. Make yourself aware of hazards. (Rip currents, hidden rocks and such). Swim at Lifeguarded beaches. Don’t swim alone if you do make the choice to swim at an unguarded beach. If you are an adult with children swimming, make sure ONE adult is designated as water watcher. (You can rotate this responsibility every half hour if you want). That means staying off your cell phone and not drinking alcohol and not chit-chatting with your friends.

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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Eyes glued to the children! We have Designated Water Watcher placards on a lanyard that goes around your neck and if you want one or more, you can email me at wmdowns2000@ yahoo.com and I’ll get them to you. Surfers are very good about knowing their limitations and drownings are quite rare in this group, although injuries are quite common. Divers can run into trouble any number of ways, and make sure you’re certified before you go scuba diving. Now, regarding strategies to prevent others from drowning: This is a tough one, since most (75%) of our drowning victims are visitors, and

visitors often don’t have a clue about hazards. This is where Lifeguards come in, in addition to the Kauai Lifeguard Association’s (KLA’s) attempt to get messaging out there. Lifeguards perform hundreds of thousands of preventions every year, which is why we like to message “Please Swim Near a Lifeguard.” With regards to KLA’s messaging: Our push will be to maximize our social media presence. Ideal would be someone stepping off an airplane and their phone dings and some “Be careful in our waters” message pops up, with a link to more specific safety information. We’ll see how close we can come to reaching this ideal.

What a year 2020! Covid 19 and the resultant economic misery remain huge challenges for 2021 but let us not forget about ocean related challenges. I just marked my 49th year in our Wilcox Hospital ER and have witnessed over 500 drownings, along with the devastating family impact that each one of these has. This is why I’ve tried to work on this challenge, and I ask all of us to keep working on it in whichever way we can. Respectfully, Monty Downs, M.D.

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4 generations of the 6 generations pictured Ho`oulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill

The Importance of Supporting Local Farmers, For Your `Ohana’s Health and The Sustainability Of Kaua`i. Supporting local farmers during these times is more important than ever so the sustainability of Kaua`i can continue, while you and your `Ohana can enjoy farm fresh food! The Hanalei Taro Farm Fresh Poi has natural prebiotics and probiotics. The Farm Fresh Poi can be eaten fresh, perfect as baby food and for keiki. Or aged for sour for kūpuna and those that prefer day old poi. That way everyone in the family is happy! Hanalei Taro Farm Fresh Poi, Kūlolo, Taro Mochi Cake, Hanalei Taro Burgers, Cooked Taro & more has natural calcium, minerals, & micronutrients.

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Hanalei Taro serves family recipes passed down from generation & Lyndsey`s mom Karol some include Taro Mochi Cake, Hanalei Taro Hummus, Hanalei Taro Veggie Burger, Taro smoothies, Taro Mac salad. Lyndsey remembers eating these dishes on the farm after high school volleyball practices, even before being able to open Hanalei Taro Foodtrucks as the value added food portion of our family farm. Local style LauLau, Kālua plates that everyone grew up with.

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Lyndsey’s husband Chef Brad added additional recipes such as Kōlua Tacos and the Kōlua Bowl, etc.

online HanaleiTaro.com weekly by Fridays 7pm HST, to be harvested and shipped Wednesdays.

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Sign up for free rewards online as well as discounted subscription orders. Gift others by ordering online and write a complimentary gift message in the note section, Hanalei Taro will harvest and deliver across the USA for you! Updates & giveaways on Instagram @HanaleiTaro

Kaua`i: Hanalei Foodtruck Fridays-Sundays 11am-3pm Puhi Park Farmers Market Saturdays 9:30am til sold out or 12 noon. You can also have Hanalei Taro food delivered to your door: Farm Fresh Poi, Kūlolo, Taro Mochi Cake, Hanalei Taro Burgers, Cooked Taro & more. Order

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A portion of proceeds goes towards Ho`opulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill nonprofit agrarian museum. The nonprofit is the last and only historic rice mill left in the state of Hawai`i, listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places, dedicated to preserving agricultural artifacts some dating back to the 1800s. Ho`opulapula means to plant the seedlings of, which is the mission of the nonprofit; to preserve the artifacts and history of those that have farmed in the community and in Hawai`i for generations. Whether it was seedlings of rice or taro, the mission also includes planting

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Photo by Kahahawai Photography seeds of knowledge of agricultural and environmental awareness in children so that the next generation can appreciate all that their kūpuna, elders, and ancestors have done and how hard farmers work today. Ho`opulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill nonprofit agrarian museum is located on over 100 year old, 6 generation @HanaleiTaro farm, for more info on educational programs please visit www.HaraguchiRiceMill.org.

For over 36 years, Ho`opulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill nonprofit agrarian museum has educated children across the state of Hawai’i, including Japan, Australia from preschool to college grad students and adults. We asked Lyndsey what was it like to grow up on family farm? “Growing up on our 6 generation family farm everyone can help. My parents, Rodney & Karol, say I

Looking for a quick, healthy recipe for a family meal? Easy Vegan Burgers for your Family! Hanalei Taro Burger & Taro Hummus: • 2-2pks Hanalei Taro Burgers {Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free. Online shipped to your door and/or Kaua`i locations}. • 2 sliced tomatoes • 8 lettuce leaves • 1 sliced onion • 4 [your choice of] burger buns • 1 container of Hanalei Taro Hummus {Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free. Available at Kaua`i locations} Warm up precooked Hanalei Taro Burgers. Spread Hanalei Taro Hummus on burger buns. Assemble your burger & enjoy. Share your dish & tag @HanaleiTaro #HanaleiTaro so Lyndsey, Brad & `Ohana can find it & reshare/tag you. For more recipes and idea, please see @HanaleiTaro.

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Supporting Local Farmers was in the lo`i at 2 years old & driving a tractor solo by 6 years old. Growing up on the farm, seeing great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents work ethic I always knew I wanted to come back after undergrad and grad school.” Lyndsey’s grandfather William (98 years old) and grandmother Janet (97 years old) still continue to garden on the farm. Lyndsey M. Alohalani HaraguchiNakayama is a 5th generation farmer, Co-Owner of @HanaleiTaro which is the value added food from their over 100+ year old family farm, Education Administrator of nonprofit Ho`opulapula HaraguchiRiceMill.org agrarian museum. TV Host of Down to Earth Kaua`i TV for farming & sustainability. She has a Doctorate of Education, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science degrees. She also serves on community nonprofit boards such as Kaua`i Christian Academy Lāwai`a o Kanaka (the only preschool-12th grade school on the north shore of Kaua`i)

School Board of Director & VicePresident, and the Board of Kaua`i Taro Growers Association. In regards to perseverance, farming, and food; her family businesses and nonprofit organization has survived hurricanes `Iwa and `Iniki, the historic April 2018 floods, March 2020 & January 19, 2021 flood in which they are still continuing flood recovery efforts at HaraguchiRiceMill.org @HanaleiTaro while serving communities during the pandemic working with Hawai’i Foodbank, Child & Family Services, Foster Programs of Hawai’i, donations to frontlines, community and online giveaways. “Farming is a generational tradition in our family, it’s a way of life through preservation & sustainability for the community. As in anything there are a lot of challenges, but I don’t want to be the generation that gave up. It’s a labor of love & about a century of perseverance.” ~Lyndsey & ‘Ohana @HanaleiTaro

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Farmers Markets

Open In-Person Farmers Markets (from north to west): Waipa Farmers Market (Hanalei) Tuesdays 3:30p-5:30p Hale Halawai Farmers Market (Hanalei) Saturdays 9:30a-12noon Anaina Hou Farmers Market (Kilauea) Saturdays 9a-12noon

County Sunshine Market (Kapaa) Wednesdays 3p-4:30p Grove Farm’s Puhi Park Produce (Lihue) Sat. at 10a Pau Hana Market Kukui Grove Center (Lihue) Mon. 3p-5:30p Shops at Kukuiula (Poipu) Wednesdays 3:30p-5:30p

Kealia Farm Market (Kealia) Mon. & Fri. 3p-6p

County Sunshine Market (Hanapepe) Thursdays 3p-4p

Coconut Marketplace (Kapaa) Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9a-1p

Hale Puna Farmer’s Market (Waimea) Thursdays 3:30p-5:30p

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Beef Available from Andrade’s Slaughter House (Kalaheo) Homegrown, grass-fed dry-aged beef including ala carte cuts, or 1/8 or 1/4 animal. Also offers slaughtering services. Rancher’s Daughter Reserve | 808-212-8118 Crossroad Pastures Local Chicken & Eggs (North Shore) Offers high-quality pasture raised chicken meat-whole and half roasters, butchered and spatchcock options as well as organs. Also eggs. Crossroad Pastures Website 808-320-3583 | crossroadpastures@gmail.com Herd Song Meat Delivery (Hanalei to Omao) Offering home deliveries for Grass Fed Dry Aged Beef, Lamb, Hanalei Bison and Pork. Just place your items in cart and choose home delivery. HerdSong.com Leongs Meat House (Kapaa or Delivery Available) Offers varieties of local grass fed, grass finished beef in butcher boxes or ala carte cuts, and eggs at Kapaa store. No delivery charge for kupuna. LeongsMeatHouseKauai.com 808-855-8307

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Medeiros Farms Offering Beef, Chicken & Eggs (Kalaheo) Visit this small locally-owned family ranch shop for fresh meat and eggs. 4365 Papalina Rd. in Kalaheo 808-332-8211 Pookela Sausage Co. Offering Pickup & Delivery Offers links, patties, ground, snack sticks, & more – locally made and locally sourced – for pickups or delivery. Pay with Venmo or credit card. @pookelasausageco | 808-651-6122 Wailua Meat Co. (Wailua Homesteads) Offers a variety of local beef, lamb, pork, and bison products. Can order for pickup ahead of time Call 808-431-4256 | Text 808-639-2525 thewailuameatco@gmail.com

CSAs & Deliveries One Love Gardens (Hanalei to Puhi) Fruit & juice delivery of coconut water and meat, whole coconuts, bananas, and seasonal fruit available; $20 delivery minimum. Text 808-652-3184 Rainbow Roots Farm (Kapaa to Lihue) Limited supply of items, contact weekly to see what’s available. Delivery to Lihue and Kapaa area for a small fee. 808-960-1410  @rainbowrootshawaii rainbowrootsfarm@outlook.com Lin’s Farm (Hanamaulu-Lihue-Puhi) A variety of vegetables available for ordering & pickup in Hanamaulu or delivery within Lihue or Puhi. $25 minimum for delivery. Call or Text 808-639-6832 Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) offering delivery or multiple pickup points direct from farmers; listings are from north to west serving areas: Buena Vista Gardens (Moloa’a to Princeville) Offering CSA deliveries or pick up at the farm in Moloa’a.@buenavistagardens 631-974-1583 Kauai Kunana Dairy (Hanalei to Poipu) Goat milk products, eggs, organic fruits & vegetables, farm kitchen specialties, & beehive products. Order and pay online for delivery or pickup. KauaiKunanaDairy.com Leialoha Tropicals/ RJs Farm (Wailua Homestead) A wide variety of produce and tropical flowers. Delivering bags to Wailua Homestead, especially to homebound seniors. Payment by credit card offered. Text 808-652-5348

Spirit of the Earth CSA (Hanalei to Koloa) Offers CSA box delivery or on-farm pickup in Anahola. Spirit of the Earth Facebook Page Call 808-822-7899 Text 808-482-1593 Malama Kaua‘i CSA (Islandwide) Order produce, bread, & more online for pickup Islandwide! www.malamakauai.store (808) 828-0685 x13 *ACCEPTS SNAP/EBT Hale Puna Westside CSA (Hanapepe, Waimea, Kekaha) Offers local deliveries, scheduled pick-ups at Hale Puna farm in Waimea, or pickup at their farmers market on Thursdays at 3:30-5:30. Accepts SNAP/EBT, Da Bux, and Senior FMNP Vouchers. HalePuna.org halepunakauai@gmail.com | @hale_puna

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On-Farm Pickups & Roadside Stands

Fehring Family Farm Farm Stand (Kilauea) “Honor Box” at the entrance to the farm at 4320 Wailapa Road is open 24/7 stocked with fresh fruit, ginger, and turmeric; honey, dried fruit products, popsicles and soft serve frosties also available.  Special Orders for Pickup.  fehringfamilyfarm.com |@fehringfarmkauai  808-652-0100 Yasaka Farm (Kilauea) Papaya, cooking banana, apple banana, zucchini, cucumber, lemon, lime, avocado, ginger, turmeric, pumpkin, tomato, carrot, kale, bok choy, basil, arugula. Find at Kilauea Shell Gas, 96754 Kolo Rd, Kilauea 9a-5p daily. North Country Farms (Kilauea) An Organic Family Farm with 50 person CSA with pickup on Tuesdays. NorthCountryFarms.com | Facebook | northcountryfarms@gmail.com Aina Ho’okupu o Kilauea (Kilauea) Offers a weekly farm stand, CSA subscriptions and mixed produce boxes. Aina Ho’okupu O Kilauea

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Kauai Glory Farms (Kilauea & Kapaa) Email Hannah to request a current produce list. Order by Sunday to pick up at the farm on Monday. Order by Thurs. for Fri. pick ups. Order by Tues. to pick up on Wed. by the ball park in Kapaa. zongpingh@gmail.com Viva Rain Farms (Kilauea/Moloa’a) Organic vegetables and fruit – can place your order online on Monday and Thursday and then pick up on-farm on Tuesdays and Fridays. VivaRainFarms.com | 808-346-3299 True Leaf Farms (Moloaa & Lihue) $25 Box of organic vegetables, Lihue pickup at HealthGo Market 3486 Rice St, Lihue, CSA style or visit their roadside farm stand in Moloaa heading North (on the right just after mile marker 17). trueleaffarmskauai@gmail.com Moloaa Organicaa (Moloaa) Certified organic family farm and orchard in Moloaa valley running a CSA. Also hosts community work days. MoloaaOrganicaaKauai.com info@moloaaorganicaakauai.com

On-Farm Pickups & Roadside Stands Kauai Sugarloaf Pineapple, Hole in the Mountain Farm (Moloaa) Grow and sell only whole, freshly harvested Kauai Sugarloaf White Pineapple. Sizes vary. KauaiSugarloaf.com sales@kauaisugarloaf.com Kalalea View Farm (Anahola) Organic family farm in Anahola. Order from website and pickup the next day. Offers value-added products, produce boxes and discounts for weekly commitments. KalaleaViewFarm.com | 818-631-5129 KalaleaViewFarm@gmail.com Wootens Produce of Kauai (Anahola) Custom orders available for pickup on Monday and Wednesday. Call before 9am and order will be ready for pickup after 3:30pm. Wootens Produce on Facebook (808) 823-6807 Alohalani Farm (Kapaa & Lihue) Coconuts, vegetables, and fruits. For deliveries, text or call to find out what is currently available. Orders must be placed a day in advance. 808-635-0615 Watchara Farm (Lihue) Pre-order via phone for pickup at Puhi Market (Wed, Sat) or Kealia Market (Mon, Fri). 808-829-6446 or 808-829-6456 Dangs Fresh Farm (Lihue) Delivery service for wide variety of vegetables. Pick up is next to the yellow gate at the airport. Closed Mondays. Open Tuesdays & Thursdays in Puhi 9am4pm, 1982 Nahema St. Fri/Sat/Sun Open at the airport highway 9am-5pm. 808-646-9229

Ahukini Road Farm Stand (Lihue) On Ahukini between the airport and Walmart, Monday-Saturday 11 am – 5 pm. Stop by the farm stand or call or text to place a pre-order for pick up. 808-652-0236 Kauai Organic Agroecosystems – KOA Farms (Lihue) Organic taro, luau leaf and breadfruit available, pickups by Alekoko Fish Pond overlook in Lihue. Local delivery may be available. 808-645-0532 Kauai Fruit Stand (Poipu) Koloa Bypass near the intersection at Poipu Rd. Spacious parking, good quality. Excellent for south shore people. O.K King Farm (Koloa) Selling produce from tent at 4305 Omao Rd next to Hale Kupuna Heritage Home from 10am-5pm. Bananas, papayas, cucumber, zucchini, carrots and greens. 808-346-6266 Kwunrithai_praw@hotmail.com Kuamoo Farm (Hanapepe) Home of #greensandthings; serving our west-Kauai ohana with freshly harvested direct sales. Check our weekly availability and place an order today through Instagram @kuamoofarm Funing Farms (Hanapepe/Kekaha) One of the west’s largest farms, owned by Justin Chen and his family. Roadside stand open DAILY from 11 am – 6:30pm in front of Wong’s in Hanapepe, 13516 Kaumualii Hwy. Huge variety of vegetables, as well as some fruit. The Pineapple Lady Pineapples, ice cold coconuts, citrus, avocados. Island-wide delivery. Call or text Joan for produce list and to schedule delivery at 808-651-4750 

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Locally Made Foods

Cozy Bowl Pastas Locally sourced pastas like ulu, moringa, and more. Find at Puhi Park Produce or make an order. @cozybowl | 808-491-1440

Garden Island Chocolate Bars Chocolate bars and exotic fruit available for purchase gardenislandchocolate.com (808) 634-6812 koa@gardenislandchocolate.com

Aloha Fresh Macadamias (Mail order or in stores) Macadamias prepared by hand on Kauai. Small batches carefully seasoned with natural and wholesome ingredients from local and/or certified organic sources. AlohaFreshMacadamias.com

Hanalei Taro New online Fresh Pa`i`ai & Kulolo Combo Packs! Shipping across USA. www.HanaleiTaro.com Online orders will be shipped out every Wednesday. Please place your order by the prior Sunday before 9:00PM (PST) to ensure freshness and harvest of each shipment.

Braddah Dave’s Taro Burgers Locally made Taro Burgers are a healthy, easy to prepare, gluten free, and plant based, super food. Feel free to contact Dave at 808-635-0338 for information about receiving 6 pack bulk packages, or cases of 48.

Kauai Coffee Visitors center is closed, but is still offering online sales delivered to your home! Sign up for their e-news list and get a 15% off coupon code. Visit their store online at https://store.kauaicoffee.com/

Coconut Water & Meat Delivery (Islandwide) Coconut water: 1/2 gallon $20, 1 gallon $30, 2 gallon $50. Medium to thick meat (peeled) is $10/lb. Minimum delivery for west side or north shore is $30. Call Tyler at (808) 431-1816.

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Kauai Greens Local Meals Delivered Kauai Greens offers local, organic, curated meals delivered to your door. Order online at www.kauaigreens.com, call (808) 631-8641 or email aloha@ kauaigreens.com. Pick up and delivery options available Monday and Thursdays, deliveries Puhi – Haena and pickups in Waipa, Kapaa and at KCC. Find us on Instagram @kauai_greens

Locally Made Foods Lee’s Bees Honey Honey available at The Kauai Store and Kauai Grown. Delivery may be available, text or call 808-651-2239. Accepts Senior FMNP coupons. Lydgate Farms Chocolate, Honey, & more Specializing in chocolate, vanilla and honey.  Visit their website at Lydgatefarms.shop, Facebook. com/lydgatefarms, or Instagram @ lydgatefarms. Local pick-ups can be scheduled through online check out. McPhee’s Bees Honey & Bee Products Small local sustainable beekeepers that offers honey and other treasures from the hive.  You can find us locally in stores or purchase online at www.mcpheesbees. com and follow us a facebook.com/ mcpheesbeeskauai and on instagram @mcpheesbeeskauai

My Kauai Honey (Anahola to Lihue) Available for pickup on east side or HA Coffee Bar in Lihue – $5 delivery fee waived for orders over $50. Honey 1lb jar $10; Propolis tincture $15; Raw Mango jam $12; Cacao Macnut spread $12; Salsa (medium or hot) $6 or 2 for $10; Mason jar hibiscus ginger tea $5 or 5/$20. www.MYKauaiHoney.com. Accepts Senior FMNP vouchers for honey. Neu Mana Hui Farms Specializing in growing and processing cashews locally, we also have honey, vanilla, coconut and cashew fruit jellies. Please visit our website and online store, neumanahuifarm.com and follow us at facebook.com/NeuManaHuiFarm & Instagram @neumanahuifarm

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Retail Outlets

Locally Made Foods (continued) Bee Kind Apiary Selling raw honey, beeswax, and candles for pick up in Kapahi or delivery. Please call/text 808-651-9009 or email bee.kind. apiary.kauai@gmail.com OnoPops Gourmet Popsicles (Island Wide Delivery) call/text 808-238-6565, GregAskew2@gmail.com or DM us on Instagram at @OnoPops_Kauai.  We’ll respond with flavors available (currently 30), arrange credit card payment and schedule a door front delivery anywhere on Kauai. 

The following retailers have an ongoing commitment to carry local produce: • • • • • •

Healthy Hut, Kilauea Moloaa Fruit Stand, Moloaa Hoku Natural Foods, Kapaa The Kauai Store, Kapaa (also delivers!) Papaya’s, Kapaa HealthGo Market, Lihue

Online Retail Markets Servicing Multiple Farmers: TryEatHawaii.com farmers’ “display” site; must arrange payment on own MalamaAuctions.com pay & receive islandwide delivery from listed providers KauaiGreens.com aggregates and delivers Haena to Puhi KauaiFoodHub.org aggregates and delivers Haena to Kapaa These are not recommendations; we are simply sharing food access information on available outlets.

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Resilient Roots Powders & Flours Products include ulu flour, turmericginger powder, green banana powder, and taro powder. Order online at https:// resilientrootshawaii.com. Sustainable Boost Powders & Flours Products include taro, ulu/breadfruit, cricket and taro, papaya seed, moringa, turmeric, lemongrass, green banana, and more. Order online at https://www. sustainableboost.com. Uncle Mikey’s Hawaiian Dried Fruit Gourmet dried Hawaiian fruit. Orders can me made at www.unclemikeysdriedfruit. com. Locals can call 808-645-1928 to receive a 10% discount on orders, and to schedule a pick-up in Princeville or home delivery. Instagram @unclemikeys and facebook.com/808mango Wailua Coconut Co Fresh handmade, no additive, all Kauai grown ingredients. Made in Hawaii by Hawaiians. Contact on Instagram @wailua.coconut.co


Moloaa Bay Coffee Family-run farm specializing in coffee, chocolate, and loquat tea 100% local on Kauai. Offering free shipping; locals can call to schedule pick-ups or find them at the Puhi Market. MoloaaBayCoffee.com | Facebook  @moloaabaycoffee | 808-821-8100 Hanalei Spirits Hanalei Spirits is a craft distillery dedicated to producing premium spirits while using as much Kauai-sourced ingredients as possible. By using produce grown on our family farm to working with farmers island wide, it allows us to capture the distinct flavor of our island’s abundant bounty. https://hanaleispirits.com/

Koloa Rum Koloa Rum Company was founded to create superior Hawaiian rums and readyto-drink cocktails using locally-sourced ingredients. In doing so, the Company provides meaningful employment opportunities for the people of Kauai, while diversifying our local economy and preserving important agricultural land. https://koloarum.com/ Nani Moon Mead Nani Moon Mead honey wines are handcrafted with the finest Hawaiian raw honey, without sulfites and other chemical additives. https://nanimoonmead.com/

Kauai Juice Co. We offer fresh cold-pressed juice, nut milks and elixirs in our stores daily. We also offer a large selection of kombucha, hot sauces and food options. Stores, located in Kilauea, Kapaa and Poipu.  https://store.kauaicoffee.com/

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