A Show Of Strength In Numbers

Strength was certainly proven to be in numbers Sept. 8 when an unprecedented number of people marched down Rice Street in support of Bill 2491 related to the disclosure of pesticide use from seed companies. Thousands of people gathered from around the island to protest GMO activities that have taken substantial root on the island. Councilmen and co-introducers of the bill Gary Hooser and Tim Bynum were joined by councilwoman JoAnn Yukimura at the historic Mana March in support of the movement. Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. also was in attendance …

The Beach House restaurant in Poipu was recently nominated as having one of the best sunset views in the world. The Daily Mail released a list of what it considers to be 30 of the world’s best restaurants with sunset views. There were nine restaurants featured in the United States with the Beach House being the only establishment in Hawaii. For more information, visit https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2013/08/24/worlds-best-restaurants-with-sunset-views/2693071/

Improve your bicycle skills on this weekend during a Traffic Skills 101 class presented by Kaua’i Path. The free class will teach adults emergency maneuvers, riding in traffic and bicycle maintenance. Taught by Tommy Noyes and Randy Blake, instruction will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Lihue. Call 639-1018, email execdir@kauaipath.org or visit kauaipath.org for more information …

It’s no surprise that the successful Adopt-A-Classroom program is in the news yet again. Founder Ric Cox says all six elementary classrooms at Kanuikapono Public Charter School were adopted. A total of 36 classrooms are now officially adopted at three North Shore elementary schools. The donors for Kanuikapono include Ron and Gwen Margolis, Vicki’s Fabrics, Bill and Diane Savage and The Stanny Foundation

Deborah Duda of Share the Care is having a book signing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Friday at Talk Story Bookstore in Hanapepe. She will be presenting her new book, Lighten Up, Seven Ways to Kick the Suffering Habit, which is available at amazon.com. The book is about breaking the addiction to suffering and how joy can be discovered in every moment. Visit deborahduda.com for more information …

Legendary musician Leon Russell will be showing off his musical chops Sept. 25 at Kaua’i Community College Performing Arts Center. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icon’s hits include Back on the Island, Hummingbird and Roll Away the Stone. Tickets for the Longhair Productions’ event can be purchased at Hanalei Surf Co., Kaua’i Soap & Candle in Kilauea, Kaua’i Music & Sound in Kapaa, Kaua’i Harley Davidson in Puhi, Progressive Expressions in Koloa, Scotty’s Music in Kalaheo and Aloha-N-Paradise in Waimea. Call 337-9234 to order tickets …

The Lihue Business Association has invited Ford Fuchigami, the deputy director of 15 commercial and general aviation airports for the Hawaii State Department of Transportation.

Fuchigami was appointed to his position in 2011. He is responsible for overseeing the state’s airport system with his team of some 1,200 employees. His goal is to create a safe, attractive and efficient airport environment that encourages travel to the islands.

He is currently working on several projects that include more than two and a half billion dollars in major construction. Hear him speak about the Lihue Airport by joining the LBA from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on September 26 at Duke’s Canoe Club at Kalapaki …

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