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Week of Friday, August 10, 2018 | Vol. 6, No. 32

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Festival Saturday in Kealia Serving Farmers & Ranchers for 50 Years Four Days of Fun, Food, Farming & Great Entertainment for the Family

August 16-19, 2018 • Vidinha Stadium

We’ll see you at the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair!

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demos, lei-making, coconut-weaving, bake sale, silent auction, taroSTATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH and mochi-pounding, cultural and OPEN HOUSE culinary demonstrations. Donations 1 to 5 p.m. state Department accepted. Info: 639-4300, LM@haof Health Child and Adolescent, Mental Health Division, Kauai “INTO THE WOODS” Family Guidance Center, 3059 Umi St. Room A014, basement, 7 p.m. Puhi Theatrical Warehouse Lihue, (formerly the old Lihue Hawaii Children’s Theatre musical. courthouse) Tickets, Info: 274-3883 DEMOCRATIC UNITY FRIDAY

“INTO THE WOODS” 7 p.m. Puhi Theatrical Warehouse Hawaii Children’s Theatre musical. Tickets: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ALL STUDENTS Waimea Canyon Middle School SATURDAY “INTO THE WOODS” 7 p.m. Puhi Theatrical Warehouse Hawaii Children’s Theatre musical. Tickets: HEALING MASS 9 a.m. St. Catherine Church, Kapaa The Rev. Anthony Rapozo will celebrate. Praise and worship from 8:30 a.m. PILGRIMAGE OF COMPASSION 1 to 4 p.m. Lawai International Center Program starts at 2:30 p.m. World-renowned shakuhachi (ancient Japanese flute) music by grand master Riley Lee, drumming by Taiko Kauai, bonsai exhibit, ikebana

GATHERING 4 to 7 p.m. Kauai Veterans Center By invitation only.

B-RAD FESTIVAL 4 to 10 p.m. Old Kealia Store Music featuring Paula Fuga, food trucks, silent auction. $35. B-Rad Foundation supports keiki programs. Tickets at Papaya’s Natural Foods, Kapaa, and at brownpapertickets. com. MONDAY

MEETING ON WEKE ROAD, BLACK POT BEACH PARK REPAIRS 6 to 8 p.m. Hanalei School Officials will share details on the scope of work and timeline for both emergency and long-term repairs of Weke Road and Black Pot Beach Park, which sustained significant damages during the April flood. THURSDAY

“INTO THE WOODS” 7 p.m. Puhi Theatrical Warehouse Hawaii Children’s Theatre musical. Tickets:

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‘THE POWER OF COMMUNITY’ Photo courtesy Gayle Parker

The late Brad Parker heads out to surf. On the cover: The then sixth-grade class from Kanuikapono Charter School collected 325 pounds of marine debris and rubbish from their home beach in Anahola during the Stewardship Day outing for the B-Rad Foundation’s Keiki Program in 2016.

B-Rad Festival Saturday is in memory of Brad Parker performances from Paula Fuga, the Roundhouse Ramblers, and Day-Day. There will also be a fire spinning show from Soulfire he B-Rad Foundation is excited to host the second Productions, taiko drumming by Joyful Noise, plus an expanded B-Rad Festival on Saturday keiki zone and children’s interacfrom 4 to 10 p.m. at the Old Kealia Store. This is B-Rad’s largest tive learning center, food trucks and an EPIC silent auction. fundraiser of the year, with all The B-Rad Foundation was creproceeds going directly to the ated in honor of Brad Parker who expansion and continuation passed away four years ago while of keiki programs, as well as rock climbing in Yosemite Nationpreserving and boosting their monthly coastal beach cleanups al Park. Brad lived on Kauai for a number of years before moving and stewardship projects. back to Northern California. The event promises to be “Our son Brad truly believed in amazing with live musical TGIFR!DAY


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the power of community,” wrote Gayle Parker. “This is our annual fundraiser to help support all the work that we do here on Kauai, from our monthly beach cleanups to our keiki programs in our schools,” she wrote. “This year we have expanded to Hanalei Elementary along with Kanuikapono Charter in Anahola. Along with our classroom educational presentations revolving around environmental stewardship, health, and adventure, we organize SEE B-RAD, PAGE 3

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After Brad’s passing family and friends collectively channeled their grief to create a nonprofit organization which is sustainable and growing at an authentic and organic pace.”

experiential field trips to tie in the learning. Partnering with the Fehring Family Farm, Just Live, Princeville Ranch, and Wailua Kayak Adventures, to name a few for these fun days of learning!” After Brad’s passing his family and friends collectively channeled their grief to create a nonprofit organization that is proving to be sustainable on Kauai and that is growing at an authentic and organic pace. B-Rad has grown tremendously. Its keiki programs have expanded to the Northern Shore working with the Hanalei School as well as maintaining their original dedication to Kanuikapono Charter School in Anahola, and in the fall plans to include Kapaa Middle School. The keiki programs are a reflection of the three tiers

Paula Fuga will perform at the B-Rad Festival on Saturday.

of the foundation revolving around health, adventure and environmental stewardship. These three topics are covered in classroom presentations followed by field trips with hands on experiential learning. Some examples of the full days are specially designed beach cleanups, farm days at the Fehring Family Organic Farm where students learn about the importance of growing their own food, sustainability, composting, planting and harvesting, ending with a farm to table meal that they themselves prepare and cook. Some of our adventure days have been spent hiking with Princeville Ranch, Just Live, and Wailua Kayak Adventures. It is because of these solid partnerships the B-Rad Foundation continues with these incredible offerings.

$35 and can be purchased at Papayas Natural Foods in Kapaa or at online. A limited amount of tickets

The Parker family invites you to come and help celebrate all their hard work and dedication these past four years. Tickets are

will also be available at the gate. Info: instagram @b_radfoundation

Shops, Restaurants & Services at Ching Young Village: Activity Shack

Hanalei River Healing

Na Pali Properties

Aloha from Hanalei

Hanalei Surf Backdoor

Northside Grill

Aloha Juice Bar

Hanalei Strings

Ohana Shop

Alo La‘a Yoga & Dance

Honua Engineering

On the Road to Hanalei

Banandi Creperie

Hot Rocket

Pat’s Taqueria

Big Save

Hula Moon Gifts of Hanalei

Pedal and Paddle


Infinite Arts

Reside Kauai LLC

Blue Tiki Tattoo

Jo-Jo Shave Ice

Spinning Dolphin

Chocolat Hanalei

Kalypso Restaurant

Styles Studio Hanalei

DeCamp Construction

Kauai Vacation Rentals

Sunrise Emporium

Divine Planet

Kokonut Kids

Three Brothers Gourmet Market

Chicken in a Barrel BBQ

L&L Hawaiian BBQ

Timeshare Resales

Hanalei Bay Pizzeria

Lee Acupuncture

Tresor Rare

Hanalei Poke

Na Pali Catamaran

Village Snack & Bakery

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First Parking Lot Paina sells out

Photos by Dennis Fujimoto / TGIFR!DAY

Augie “T” Talbo has fun with Ferdinand Dosono and the Kauai Kim Chee ohana Sunday during the inaugural Parking Lot Paina Sunday evening at the Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue.



d Kawamura Sr. of Veterans Helping Veterans liked the ribs during the Battle of the Food Trucks

presented Sunday evening by Parking Lot Paina at the Kauai Veterans Center parking lot in Lihue. “The ribs are really good,” Kawamura said. “I don’t know about anything else.”

The ribs, produced by using the special ingredient — honey from the Kauai Nectar Co. — finished in third place at the battle. “The secret to good Spam musubi is strawberry guava

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The pork belly dish using the special ingredient earned Dim ‘N’ Den Sum top honors.

jam,” said Robin Fisher of Kauai Nectar Co. “Just remember that — strawberry guava jam for Spam musubi.” Hundreds of patrons dropped in on the Kauai Veterans Center parking lot to take advantage of the food truck offerings by participating food trucks using the special ingredient. Proceeds went to benefit the Hawaii Foodbank Kauai Branch and the Kauai Veterans Museum, that had a contingent of MASH-clad volunteers running around filling in supplies and other needs under the curtain of entertainment from Frank Cruz and Cruz Control. “I’m on my way to the Koloa Jodo Mission toro nagashi, so I’m just picking up something on the way,” a guest said, hurriedly packing her selection before driving off without giving Augie

“T” Talbo an opportunity to chat. Patrons continued to stream into the gate despite the rumor wave that saw Dim ‘N’ Den Sum run out of its offering a little more than two hours into the event. Dim ‘N’ Den Sum copped the largest number of votes

from diners to take top honors in the event that capitalized on the popularity of food trucks while raising funds for a Kauai nonprofit organization. Charlmaine and Adams Bulosan, parents of Dr. SEE PAINA, PAGE 5

Diane Faye of Bayada Home Health Care watches as Julie Anderson has fun blowing soap bubbles to the amusement of patrons in line Sunday during the Battle of the Food Trucks.

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Hand cut potato wrapped around boursin cheese and smoked bacon then deep fried. These Adult Tots offer a new twist on a long time favorite. Photos by Dennis Fujimoto / TGIFR!DAY

A volunteer scrambles for more supplies while hungry patrons line up at the food trucks Sunday during the inaugural Parking Lot Paina at the Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue.

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Addison Bulosan, one of the event organizers, were enjoying some Dim ‘N’ Den Sum pork belly, but only after standing in line at the Molokoa Food Company (owned and operated by another son, Adrian Bulosan) truck for a lobster roll. Molokoa Food Company finished the night in the runner-up position over D. Green’s BBQ truck. Chipwrecked finished fourth followed by Rafael’s Aloha Taco and the Full-fill Crepes. The event also featured vendors including Krystll Apeles rolling out her Airstream trailer containing designer beach wear. “It’s my debut,” Apeles said. “Outside of the problems with the inverter, this Airstream is totally solar. My fiance did a lot of the inside work, including creating the fixtures out of wood from a Hanalei water tower. The floors were all milled from


1. Dim ‘N’ Den Sum 2. Molokoa 3. D Green’s BBQ 4. Chipwrecked 5. Rafael’s Aloha Taco 6. Full-fill Crepes

trees that were grown here.” “This turnout is really good,” said Aida Cruz, manager of the Kauai Veterans Center. “It’s a lot more than just having a show. We need to make sure to do this again next year.” Future events planned

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by the Parking Lot Paina include a Battle of the Sides, where food trucks from each shore will be challenging each other for the title of “Best Food Truck on Each Shore,” using a special ingredient. And there is a Battle of the Islands brewing when Kauai’s best food truck can battle trucks from other islands. ••• Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@

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obert Cazimero is known for his beautiful voice and musical career. But the man also knows hula. His book, “Men of Hula: Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei,” is a fascinating look at this art and Cazimero’s influence on it. Written by Benton Sen, who was born and raised in Hawaii, this book is based on a previous article he wrote on Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei. Through pictures and words, readers will learn about the men of dance, about the Merrie Monarch

Festival, about the world of hula and about Cazimero himself. He is, as Sen points out, one of the most respected kumu hula of Hawaiian dance. His passion for hula led to Halau Na Kamalei, an only male halau hula, or hula school. It has for more than three decades performed around the world and, in 2005, won the Merrie Monarch Festival on the Big Island. If you’ve ever had the pleasure to have met and visited with Robert Cazimero, you come away impressed with his humble attitude, his quiet demeanor, his gentle approach and his interest in you. You wouldn’t know of his immense talent and success because unless

asked, he doesn’t bring it up. That’s why this 124-page hard-cover book is so intriguing. It offers an inside look at a world that few truly know

and understand. To give you an idea of the wisdom and the pride of Robert Cazimero, here are just a few quotes from him that you’ll find in “Men of Hula:” ◗ “Just dance, say it, sing it. Be proud of who you are, where you’re going, and what you would like to achieve.” ◗ “Although it’s not easy to get men to dance, a new revelation has come along, the sons of my students are dancing for me. But having the kids of my dancers with me makes me want to be a better teacher. That’s legacy.” ◗ “There are times when I don’t want to get up and dance, but

sometimes you just have to leave old thoughts behind and just do it. You have to leave the shame behind and forget what others are thinking about your dancing.” If you are interested in Hawaiian culture, if you are interested in hula, if you are interested in what motivates and drives a man like Robert Cazimero, this book is a must read. My copy, by the way, is signed by Cazimero and dated Sept. 9, 2015, when he performed at the Kauai Museum. It’s one book I plan to keep. ••• Bill Buley, editor-in-chief, can be reached at 245-0457 or bbuley@



e’re going to need a bigger boat for all these shark

movies. On the tail of “The Shallows,”‘’47 Meters Down,” ‘’Dark Tide” and, of course,

the seminal “Sharknado,” comes “The Meg,” the latest in a growing school of shark movies, all of which, to varying degrees, use our fond memories of “Jaws” as bait to reel us back in the water again. The hook on this one? Bigger shark. To my disappointment,

the title of “The Meg” does not refer to Meg Ryan (though it’s nice to imagine an action movie revolving around Jason Statham making precarious escapes from the “When Harry Met Sally...” star). No, the titular Meg of Jon Turteltaub’s thriller is the Megalodon, which sounds

like either a “Transformers” character or a heavy metal band. It is, in fact, a prehistoric underwater dinosaur, a kind of supersized shark that went extinct more than 2 million years ago. According to scientists, they could grow up to 60 feet long.

According to Hollywood producers, it’s more like 75 feet or more. Based on Steve Alten’s “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror,”‘’The Meg” has been in development for some two decades, only to finally emerge as a American-Chinese hybrid production.

A cocky billionaire (Rainn Wilson) runs a state-of-theart underwater research facility, which unwittingly releases the ancient shark. An 11,000-meter rescue is led by Statham, whose ex-wife Lori (Jessica McNamee) is one of those trapped below. Review: two stars out of four.

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Marisa Lee, Ala Lee, Damien Akita, Taybree Lee

Richard Moore, Sherry Lauer, Keagen Kaui

Eme, Kailee, Shaylee Remigio

Presley Grant, Kayana Collins, Ty Collins

Kiana Sumida, Aimee Leong, Kaila Sumida

Dr. Carl Yu, Blaze Batoon

Tim Albao, Gregg Pacilio, Rob Filaroski, Richard Moore

Jason Barth, Joanna Petterson, Bruce Orth

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aila Sumida needed a new bicycle because she had outgrown the one she brought to the Wilcox Keiki Bike and Skateboard Safety Day. “The one she had was too small,” said Bruce Orth of Kauai Cycle, who had a team doing free technical inspections with an eye geared toward safety. “Look at her. She won one of the bicycles that was being given away, and now she doesn’t need to go out to buy one.” This is the fourth year Wilcox Health has partnered with organizations in hosting the safety day, where keiki received free, certified helmets along with skills lessons in bike and skateboard riding. Keiki were also eligible for giveaways of 19 bicycles and eight skateboards donated by community members. Partnering organizations offered hands-on education on various active lifestyle living and nutrition. “This is important,” said Marissa Sandblom, whose son Sand Sandblom was fitted for a helmet by Dr. Carl Yu. “He needs a helmet because he rides in a basket in the front of the bike,” Yu said. “I took his measurements, and there was a helmet that fit, so he gets a helmet too.”

Kiana Sumida, Kaila Sumida, Aimee Leong, Kaidyn Yago, Ashlei Thompson

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Grinds & Da Kines For Your Weekend; Dining out; Music, Art & Theater; Out & About; Island Calendar and much, much more


Grinds & Da Kines For Your Weekend; Dining out; Music, Art & Theater; Out & About; Island Calendar and much, much more