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Archive: Jul 2013

Pau Hana Friday for July 26

Seafood Bruschetta at Nanea. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: Westin Princeville Beginning on August 5, mornings at The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas will start with a nourishing, island-inspired breakfast at Nanea Restaurant & Bar. Island touches include Kalua Pork Benedict with carmelized onions and lilikoi hollandaise sauce, Ginger Shortrib Loco Moco, Apple Banana Waffles and…

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July 26, 2013

Aerial Views of Biotech Seed Crops on Kauai

Time is winding down. On July 31, the county council will hold a second public hearing on Bill 2491. Here are ten aerial pictures showing pesticide reach and land used for experimental GMO crops. I’ve also included a short video of the Waimea chemical report done by attorneys Kyle Smith and Gerard Jervis on July 13,…

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July 25, 2013

Organic Industry Surveys for Hawaii Agriculture Producers and Consumers

The Kohala Center launched a series of online surveys aimed at soliciting input and feedback from various sectors of Hawaii’s organic food industry. The surveys are part of an initiative to determine the feasibility and potential roles of one or more organizations or agencies that would effectively support the growth and vitality of Hawaii’s organic industry. The initiative is supported by a grant from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture. Farmers, producers, distributors, retailers, consumers, and agricultural professionals are encouraged to participate in one or more of the surveys. Participation is voluntary and anonymous. Data collected from the surveys will influence the development of solutions and recommendations to strengthen Hawaii’s organic industry. A nine-member advisory group comprised of organic farmers, producers, retailers, and agricultural professionals from around the state was convened in February to determine the primary barriers affecting the growth…

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July 21, 2013

Menu for Makana Terrace Koloa Rum Dinner

Monday, July 22 Makana Terrace 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., $85 for dinner, $105 with cocktail pairing For reservations, call 808-826-2260

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July 19, 2013

Pau Hana Friday for July 19

Tim O’Connor of Olana Organic Farm with yellow ginger. Daniel Lane photo NEWS: “White ‘sugarloaf’ pineapple is happening at Olana Organic Farm!” Says owner and farmer Tim O’Connor. “We should have a good supply into August. “Our other farm-fresh produce currently available are, Green onion, Tomatoes (cherry red, yellow pear, mixed), Avocado, large thin skin,…

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July 19, 2013

First Annual RumFest at RumFire Poipu Beach

Crab-crusted fresh fish at RumFire. Daniel Lane photo Sheraton Kauai Resort presents its First Annual RumFest at RumFire Poipu Beach to celebrate National Rum Day. On Friday, August 16 at 5:30 p.m., guests will enjoy the resort’s open-air Ocean Courtyard, which will feature Hawaii-made rums, island music and heavy pupu (appetizers) from the resort’s signature…

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July 18, 2013

A Taste of Summer at the Kauai Grill

Maxime Michaud, Kauai Grill chef de cuisine. Daniel Lane photo   My husband Dan and I went to the St. Regis Princeville to taste some of the new summer dishes on the menu at Kauai Grill. The luxury resort’s signature restaurant is inspired by internationally acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. (He and his wife did a fantastic…

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July 17, 2013

Public Hearing for Bill No. 2491

Kauai County Council members: Jay Furfaro, Chair Nadine K. Nakamura, Vice Chair Tim Bynum, Gary L. Hooser, Ross Kagawa, Mel Rapozo and JoAnn A. Yukimura. In anticipation of a large turnout at the public hearing for Bill No. 2491, relating to Pesticides and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), the Kauai County Council will be holding the public hearing at the Kauai Community College (KCC) Performing Arts Center on July 31, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Bill No. 2491 proposes to address the following: Establish provisions governing the use of pesticides and genetically modified organisms by requiring applicable entities to make various disclosures related to all pesticides and all genetically modified organisms; Require buffer zones for applicable entities; Require a temporary moratorium regarding genetically modified organisms; Address an Environmental Impact Statement, permitting, and open air testing of experimental pesticides and genetically modified organisms;…

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July 15, 2013