Onslaught of online orders not quite over

KILAUEA — Even though Christmas is over, some Kauai businesses are still in the middle of one of the largest online order flurries ever. Stores island-wide reported seeing an uptick in online sales between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, which reflects

‘A Hawaiian is a Hawaiian is a Hawaiian’

HONOLULU — When the state deemed Leighton Pang Kee ineligible for one of the most valuable benefits available to Native Hawaiians — land at almost no cost — because he couldn’t show that he was at least 50 percent Hawaiian,

Arrest log for Dec. 29, 2015

Arrests for Dec. 24-27, 2015 Dec. 24 – Criminal trespass 2: 1:45 a.m., Lawrence Joseph Mills, 52, of Lihue. – Operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant: 2:26 a.m., Sierra Jane Cano, 26, of Kalaheo. – Abuse of

Obituaries for Dec. 29, 2015

Obituaries for Dec. 29, 2015 Grace Fermin Dixon Grace Fermin Dixon, 47, of Honolulu died Dec. 27, 2015, at Queen’s Medical Center. She was born in Waimea, Kauai, and was a Queen’s Medical Center Registered Nurse. She is survived by

Letters for Dec. 29, 2015

Letters for Dec. 29, 2015 Hawaii should change its laws Christopher Cruz is charged with the attempted murder of Victoria Kanahele, who was stabbed in her right side in the parking lot of the Eleele Ace Hardware Store on Dec.

Anahola fire causes $400K in damages

A fire that broke out early Monday morning in Anahola left a family of three and a third man homeless.  Firefighters from Lihue, Kapaa and the Kaiakea station were dispatched to 4223 Anahola Road at 4:50 a.m and arrived to

Education key to Hawaii’s promotion

LIHUE — The Marne family of Missoula, Montana, arrived on Kauai last week. They’ll be on-island for a week, and David Marne said skipping out on the snow was a main motivation for the family’s sandy Christmas getaway. “It’s warm

Mochi goes international in Wailua

WAILUA — Mochitsuki, or the ritual of creating mochi for New Year’s, took on an international flavor Sunday at the Ed Kawamura home in Wailua Homesteads. “I took my turn pounding out the first batch,” Kawamura said. “I always pound

Getting through the holidays

LIHUE — The holidays are a busy time of year for Dr. Harold Goldberg, medical director of the Kauai Community Mental Health Center. “We usually get a flurry of admissions to the hospital around the holidays, and there is also

Happy Camper for Dec. 28, 2015

Mindy Hibbitt said Saturday, the day after Christmas, was busy. But despite the crazy busy (iPhone covers are breaking), she said the Christmas buzz is gone. Her big thing for the holidays was the return of kendama (the Rasta version

Obituaries for Dec. 28, 2015

Obituaries for Dec. 28, 2015 Elsie Abigail Pahia Elsie Abigail Pahia of Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii, formerly of Oahu, passed away on Dec. 9, 2015, at the age of 92. Born on Sept. 1, 1923, on Kauai, she was employed as

Letters for Dec. 28, 2015

Letters for Dec. 28, 2015 Elizabeth Freeman is a Kauai angel You forgot to include a very important Kauai angel in your recent column — that person is Elizabeth Freeman. As the sole driving force behind Festival of Lights at

Smile, you’re on camera

LIHUE — In a room police use for briefings, Kauai Police Department Officer Troy Sakaguchi was showing seven patrol officers how to use their brand-new body-worn cameras. “What they recommend is that it sits right on the back of your

Christmas menu based on Golden Rule

LIHUE — A lesson from the Lord brought Arnold Leong and a group of his friends to the Kauai Economic Opportunity emergency homeless shelter on Christmas night, laden with food they prepared for the shelter’s residents. “I do every Christmas

‘Is this Hawaiian snow?’

PUHI — Dave Resnick of San Francisco said they were used to this kind of weather, just not the humidity, as passing rainstorms pelted shoppers Saturday at the Kauai Community Market. “Is this Hawaiian snow?” Pat Miller of Vermont wanted

Talk Story: James Dingus

LIHUE — Last season, James Dingus was an assistant varsity girls basketball coach for Kauai High School and Neil Fagarang was the head coach. Right after the last school year, Fagarang approached Dingus about taking over and now roles have

Herbig de-commits from Stanford

Saint Louis School senior offensive lineman and Kalaheo native Nate Herbig has decommitted from Stanford University and has re-opened his recruiting. Herbig verbally committed to the Pac-12 school in June. He announced his decommitment on Twitter on Friday. “Going through

Da Shadow’s Corner: Kele Road

Editor’s note: Old-timers might still remember the introduction from The Shadow radio program: “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” Jerome Freitas, a retired state Department of Transportation worker who is now known as

Strengthening exercises help joint pain

People often seek out fitness and health professionals to address muscle and joint pain. So it is imperative that fitness trainers are educated in providing solutions to these issues by guiding their clients in corrective exercise techniques so that the

Aloha starts with an open mind

I received an e-mail recently from a good friend that reminded me of something I hadn’t thought about in years. (More about the e-mail later.) Shortly after I started working in the editorial department at The Garden Island, I learned

Happy Camper for Dec. 27, 2015

Jeff Haigh (he was thrilled Santa remembered him for the sand sculptures) is already contemplating his New Year’s design for the sands of Kalapaki Beach fronting the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club (Kaupena Kinimaka was busy when Santa came

Sheriff Rice’s moonshine raid

At Koloa, Kauai, on Tuesday, March 3, 1908, Sheriff William Henry Rice of Lihue and his deputy, Tanaka, were told by an informant that John Paris of Lawai was illegally selling, and possibly making, okolehao moonshine made from fermented and

Juk-ryong sides with Hong In-bang

It was an honor for me to meet fellow Roosevelt alumni Roy Sakuma, founder of the Ukulele Festival and teacher. When we both found out about our Rough Rider connection, Roy immediately opened up, telling me of his youth and