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Sunday 08/02/2015
Talk Story: Tony Ricci

KEKAHA — Born and raised in the Bronx, Tony Ricci came to Kauai 23 years ago and never left.

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The history of Koolau School

Kauai’s Koolau School opened in 1889 as a one-room schoolhouse situated next to, and on the Kilauea side of the old graveyard on Koolau Road.

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Circuit training — age old solution to fitness

Circuit training has been around the fitness industry longer than I have been — and that’s saying something!

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Min-jung falls into Ji-sang’s trap; Yoon-ha starts to be suspicious

Actor Bae Yong Joon (“Winter Ballad,” “Untold Scandal,” “April Snow,” “The Legend,” “Hotelier,” “Did We Really Love?” “The Barefoot Youth,” and “First Love”) got married July 27 in Seoul to an actress 13 years younger, Park Soo Jin. Park was a member of a K-pop group Sugar in 2001-06 and later did TV programs. The wedding was small with only family and close friends at the Sheraton Grand Walkerhill in Seoul. Bae who frequents Hawaii, retired from acting in 2007 and has become a successful businessman whose estimated wealth is just under $100 million U.S. dollars. He also manages his entertainment company Keyeast Entertainment. Bae has a coffee shop in Waikiki called Gorilla in the Café. He also had a healthy concept restaurant Gorilla in the Kitchen in Seoul that is now closed. Congratulations Yonsama on your nuptial bliss! (“Yonsama” is what his Japanese fans called him.)

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
Fitting festival

If you want to test your fitness level, see how fast you are on a stand up paddleboard or just have fun with soccer, golf and hula, the Ohana Fit Fest is for you.

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Public school starts today — are you ready?

Last week I focused on the academic side of learning, and how you can look up your grade level Hawaii Common Core Standards at the Hawaii Department of Educations.

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Breastfeeding is baby’s perfect birthday present

Happy World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month. Want to know the best gift you can give in honor of the occasion? It’s easy, free and provides the best possible start in life: offer support and encouragement for breastfeeding moms. 

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A sister’s influence lives on

Four years. 

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Sunday 07/26/2015
Talk Story: Lenda Helser

Lenda Helser moved to Kauai from Arizona three decades ago so that her husband could launch a sightseeing airplane service. Three years later, the single-engine plane he was piloting slammed into the side of Waimea Canyon. All three people aboard died.

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The many travels of Mary Maihiai

At age 7, Kauai-born Mary Maihiai (1830?-1912) set out from Kauai with her uncle and five other men to “go look see” Molokai in a canoe, which was soon driven out of sight of land in a great storm.

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Planning to get into shape to play a sport

One of the biggest mistakes that weekend warriors make is to think that their sport is their fitness routine. The professionals go to training camp in the off season and train fundamentals. Anyone who is serious about getting in great shape needs to think along the same lines. The possible exception to this statement is bodybuilding which as a sport is in fact, being in great shape, developing all the muscle groups, eating well and living a clean healthy life (if done naturally).

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Soo-mi is devastated, Ha-na ignores gossip

Last Sunday, July 19, marked the 50th Memorial Ceremony of Dr. Syngman Rhee, founding president of The Republic of Korea. Dr. Syngman Rhee had spent 25 years of his life in Hawaii fighting for the independence movement of Korea and later became exiled in Hawaii.

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Wednesday 07/22/2015
‘It’s just more fun’

Sherry Olkonen has never let age stand in the way of what she loves to do. 

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5 benefits of intermittent fasting

Fasting is a healing tradition in human history, and one of the most ancient traditions in the world. It is the voluntary not eating of food for health, spiritual or other reasons.

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Steps to guard against leptospirosis

Did you know that July is National Park and Recreation Month? 

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Back to school part 1

It’s not long now till the school bells ring. Public school teachers go back to school tomorrow and students return July 29. The summer flew by, didn’t it? Parents, children, and those who teach them: I hope that you all had a chance to relax, and also exercise your body and mind with adventures and creativity.

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Sunday 07/19/2015
Talk Story with Bonnie Kakinami

LIHUE — Although Bonnie Kakinami retired last May after 24 years of teaching at Kalaheo Elementary School, she holds her former pupils close to her heart.

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Min-woo shocked, Min-jung shaking and Ha-na in trouble

‘Here Comes Jang Bori’ Episodes 27 & 28

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Hot and muggy can be a dangerous combination

The weather has been very hot and muggy lately and I always worry when it is like that, that some people will become dehydrated and sick from it. The elderly, the very young, pregnant and lactating women are most at risk, but we all need to pay attention to our hydration levels during this type of weather. Our bodies are about 60 percent water and that level is vital for good health and optimal functioning. Even losing a modest amount of water (1.5 percent) leading to mild dehydration results in loss of energy, loss of cognitive function (fuzzy thinking) and affects people’s mood.

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Kauai Floral Parade Princess Mrs. Libbie Kula

Mrs. Libbie Kahooluhi Kula (1876-1919) of Koloa, Kauai, was the Kauai Princess of the Floral Parade seen by thousands in Honolulu on Saturday, Feb. 21, 1914.

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