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Farmers’ Market in Kaua‘i

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Blessed with a year-round growing season, warm Hawaiian sunshine, and ample rainfall, Kaua‘i is not known as the Garden Isle out of mere happenstance. The fertile soils of our island’s river valleys and gentle rolling hills provide a bounty of exotic fruits and fresh produce, all of which is available to you during your visit. Every day of the week there is a different farmers’ market in Kauai, meaning you can enjoy the literal fruits of labor from local artisans, farmers, ranchers, and craftsmen. With options ranging from organic coffee

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Local Spotlight: Grove Farm Museum

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Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum This week’s featured attraction is the Grove Farm Museum. Originally founded in 1864, Grove Farm grew from a small struggling farm to a highly successful sugar plantation under the ownership of George N. Wilcox. In 1975, the homestead portion of the plantation was turned into the Grove Farm Museum. Located in the center of Lihue, the museum sits on 100 acres of land and includes the original plantation main house, the owner’s cottage, guest cottage, old office, and the housing camp for plantation workers/other residents.

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Hau’oli La Makuakane

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Hau’oli La Makuakane is Hawaiian for Happy Father’s Day! Ahh Aloha would like to wish all of the fathers out there, both on and off Kauai, a very happy Father’s Day, and thank them for all the hard work and time they put in. We hope you all have a safe and relaxing Father’s Day!

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King Kamehameha Day Celebration

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 King Kamehameha Day Looking for something to do this Saturday? Head into Lihue to enjoy the King Kamehameha Day Celebration. Festivities begin at 9:00 am with the Floral Parade, which will process from Vidinha Stadium to the Historic County Building on Rice Street. After the parade, join in the fun on the lawn of the Historic County Building where you can enjoy live Hawaiian entertainment, food booths, craft vendors and more! Admission is free!

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Local Spotlight: Kauai Tubing Adventure

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Kauai Tubing Adventure in the Mountains This week’s featured attraction is Kauai tubing. If you’re ready for a real water adventure, be sure to check this one out! Hosted by Kauai Backcountry Adventures, the tubing tour gives you exclusive access to former Lihue Plantation lands and scenery that is absolutely stunning. Starting from centrally located Lihue after a brief safety presentation, you will enjoy a very bouncy ride up into the mountains (usually in a four wheel drive van) to the launch site, while your tour guides provide information about

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West Side Fire Impacts Travel to Waimea Canyon

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Fire fighters are continuing to fight brush fires on the west side of the island. Since Monday (5/15/17), more than 60 acres of brush have been burned by a series of wildfires. Approximately 30 employees from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Kauai Fire Department have been working tirelessly to create a control area along the western edge of Waimea Canyon. No homes or structures are currently threatened by the fire, which so far has not spread beyond land that was once part of a sugar cane

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Hau’oli La Makuahine!

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Hau’oli La Makuahine is Hawaiian for Happy Mother’s Day!  Ahh Aloha would like to wish all of the mothers out there, both on and off Kauai, a very happy Mother’s Day, and thank them for all the hard work and time they put in.  We hope you all have a safe and relaxing (and hopefully pampered) Mother’s Day!

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Kauai Laws To Be More Environmentally Friendly!

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Did You Know There Are Kauai Laws That Have Banned Plastic Grocery Bags? In 2009, Kauai passed an ordinance requiring stores to provide only recyclable paper bags or reusable shopping bags. That law took effect in 2011 and is designed to reduce the significant environmental impact of plastic bags. Under this law, retail establishments are not required to provide customers with shopping bags. While many businesses on Kauai do provide their customers with shopping bags, there are still plenty that choose not to, or do so only if you purchase

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Update of Wonderful Luxury Condo Makahuena 2202

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Makahuena 2202 is a beautiful ocean view luxury condo on Kauai’s south shore, perfect for families or a small group. An update of the unit has just been completed, to include a new dryer, new televisions throughout (including a GIANT flat screen in the living room), all new living room furniture, a new entertainment center, new night stands, new bedding, new lanai furniture, and new artwork throughout. All of this is in addition to the already fantastic Bose stereo system in the living room, hooked in to both CD and

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Water is Restored to the Waimea River!

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Water Restoration to the Waimea River Finally, after a period of more than 100 years, the Waimea River will be restored to continuous flow. In a historic decision announced on April 18, 2017, the Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management approved a settlement to restore year-round flow to the Waimea River with a focus on adequate water supply for sustainable agriculture and renewable energy, while establishing a framework for the balanced and sustainable use of water on the western side of Kauai. Provisions were also put in place for real-time

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