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KAHULUI – On Thursday, during one of the last practices before Saturday’s First Hawaiian Bank State Canoe Paddling Championships, Kamehameha Schools Maui coach Robert Brede said that he had ”a lot of butterflies” rumbling around in his stomach as he prepared his boys, girls and mixed crews, all of them Maui Interscholastic League champions.

”This is the first year that I have three events – the boys, girls and mixed – in the first heat…  More info

USA-based Sea Kayak Adventures, Inc. is offering an exciting trip package where participants can be eyeball-to-eyeball with a gray whale in Baja’s federally protected calving lagoons and paddle a kayak alongside dolphins and fin and blue whales in the clear waters of the Sea of Cortez. Their eight-day “Baja Sea Kayaking and Whale Watching Combo” itinerary, including travel days and hotel in Loreto, offers opportunities to …  More info


When tragedy struck a Girl Scout troop here, the girls stepped up to help a fellow scout’s family.

Troop leader Jennie Perrottet, 44, of Berlin Township, had a massive heart attack early in the morning on Jan. 14.

“What happened to my troop leader was tragic,” said Caitlyn Sullivan, 13, of Berlin Borough. “Earlier that night at our meeting she was fine as can be. We were talking about what to do with the cookie money and where we were going. She was going to take us on a four-day white-water rafting trip.”

They quickly decided to sacrifice the proceeds from their annual cookie sales for the rafting trip to help Perrottet’s family…  More info

LAS VEGAS – The National Park Service has reported visitation to Lake Mead National Recreation Area only decreased by about a quarter percent from 7,898,592 visitors in 2007 to 7,877,581 in 2008. The park saw an upturn in visitation this fall after a decrease over the summer months.

“Lake Mead National Recreation Area is a year-round destination. We have a wealth of inexpensive outdoor activities just a stone’s throw from Las Vegas and Laughlin,” said William Dickinson superintendent of Lake Mead National Recreation Area…  More info