Esaki’s Produce disputes health warning

Contrary to the recommendations by health officials, Earl Kashiwagi of Esaki’s Produce said the romaine lettuce being brought in by the biggest produce wholesaler on the island is pretty safe to eat.

Prayers, politics and policy – Thanksgiving thoughts

I think taking one day per year and dedicating it to being thankful is a good idea. Actually, I wake up most mornings just being thankful for being alive, thankful for my good health, for my wonderful family, and for being able to do the work that I do.

Free meals offered today

The Salvation Army is providing about 5,000 Thanksgiving holiday meals today at locations from Hanapepe to Honokaa.

TGI, Midweek offer Vegas trip

The Garden Island and Kauai Midweek newspapers, owned and operated by Oahu Publications Inc., are offering a trip for two to Las Vegas.

Big Island Dairy closing

Those concerned about opening a dairy in the Mahaulepu valley started celebrating Tuesday after Big Island Dairy owners announced they’ll be shutting down operations on Hawaii Island.

‘This is a godsend’

Mary Altura and her little brother Gabriel traveled from Eleele to Lihue Monday evening with a special delivery: Two shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Kauai a leader in hotel report

Hawaii hotels statewide reported no growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), modest growth in average daily rate (ADR) and decreased occupancy in October.

Verde closes in Kapaa

Kapaa Town is down a taco joint after Verde Kapaa decided not to renew its lease in the Kapaa Shopping Center and closed Saturday.

Waimea drills today

Waimea High School will be conducting its annual safety exercises and off-campus evacuation drill to Waimea Athletic Field from 9:15 to 10 a.m. today.

Creative minds really do think alike

Two Kauai residents were selected to attend the world’s largest motion picture business event this month, where they networked and pitched prospective feature film projects to movie executives, directors, distributors and financiers at the week-long event in Santa Monica.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Kudos to Fred Atkins, Chef Johnny Saguid, and the Luau Kalamaku kitchen crew volunteers for stepping up and helping The Salvation Army Capt. Bill Simon with the annual The Salvation Army community Thanksgiving luncheon that is being served up today from 10:30 a.m. at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall!

Errands and exercise

Jan Miyamoto lives near Rice Street and just started walking a loop through the area, stopping often to enjoy the sugarcane display in the Hardy and Umi streets roundabout.

Waimea places 3rd at cheer state championships

Waimea High School’s cheer team placed third in the medium division at the 2018 Zippy’s Cheerleading State Championships. The Menehune cheer team competed at the state tournament Saturday at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu. Waimea scored 491 points to place in the top three.

Eagles receive Gonsalves sportsmanship award

LIHUE — The Shriners Club received a check for $1,000 from the Kauai Pop Warner Football League, and the Kapaa Eagles association was the recipient of the Leon “Angus” Gonsalves Perpetual Sportsmanship Award on Sunday as the KPWFL closed its 2018 season with the East-West Shrine Game and the Harold Naumu Bowl.

Can Milton, Tagovailoa face off in College Football Playoff?

It’s all about quarterbacks this week. I mean, that’s how it is most weeks, right? The quarterback is always the face that runs the place. It’s been another good week for some of those more familiar faces. After the newest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings came out Tuesday, Central Florida has crept up to No. 9, hoping to possibly moves up further if mayhem ensues within the top six during rivalry week.

US senator apologizes to anyone offended by ‘hanging’ remark

A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a “public hanging” if the supporter invited her.