Kūpa‘a Kaua‘i: A Unified Vision for Our Island’s Recovery


Story – Aloha Aina Workforce

We recently spoke with Anni Caporuscio, Project Coordinator for the Aloha Aina Workforce Program, who shared this update on the program: The Aloha Aina Workforce Program is in full effect! Thanks to CARES Act funding

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Story – Positive Coffee

Positive Coffee lives up to its name. Meredith and Rob converted their retired North Shore Shuttle bus into a drive-up, drive-through coffee stop and launched Positive Coffee in mid-October. They opened their business during the

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Story – Shioi Construction

Shioi Construction, Inc. is a commercial construction company that started as a kama`aina family business in 1948. Today, it has grown into a 100% Employee Owned company and encompasses a drywall division, Creative Partition Systems.

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Story – Kumu’s Cupboard

We wanted to share the story of Kumu’s Cupboard and the ways they are serving the community during this time. Elyse Litvack, President of Kumu’s Cupboard shared the following information about the resources Kumu’s Cupboard

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Story – Dennis Fujimoto

You quickly recognize him with his iconic tan photographer vest and hat pointing a camera at you. Behind that camera is a contagious smile, known to many as the “Happy Camper.” Dennis Fujimoto, the Garden

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Story – Keala Foundation

The Keala Foundation was created in 2013 by Aaron Hoff, pictured above with Mayor Kawakami during a prior Ultimate Hawaii Trail Run event.  Aaron grew up on Kauai and personally knows the challenges of drug

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Story – Hawaii Strong Video

Kauai Mayor and local businesses featured on Hawaii Strong video Mayor Kawakami and several local businesses were featured on this recent Hawaii Strong video created by Hawaii News Now.   Do you know an individual, business

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Story – Rice Street Musicians

Musicians Playing Nightly for Kauai https://youtu.be/XrsCddeXvh8 The Rice Street Business Association has been hosting live music on Facebook each night from 6-8pm to support local businesses, bring joy to Kauai residents, and provide local musicians

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Story – Foto4Food

How Foto4Food.org was created I (Jo Evans) had a childhood friend who lost her 6-year battle to ovarian cancer on April 14, 2020. Prior to her passing back in January, she and I were planning

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Story – Teachers

Celebrating the Contributions of Teachers Lia Nishikura has been a teacher at Koloa Elementary School for 7 years now.  When schools moved to at-home learning due to COVID-19, her classes met daily on Zoom.  She

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Story – Makerspace

Kauai Makerspace: 3D Printing for Safer Schools We asked Rich O’Reilly to tell us more about the work that he and his students at Kauai Makerspace are doing to 3D print face shields for our

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Story – Animal Rescue

Supporting Animals during the Pandemic April and her husband Tom have been fostering animals with the Kauai Humane Society since 2014.  According to April, two weeks into their first fostering experience, they decided to permanently

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