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TGIFr!day for April 20, 2018

Grinds & Da Kines For Your Weekend; Dining out; Music, Art & Theater; Out & About; Island Calendar and much, much more

Bubba’s: Burgers, yes, and much more

Since we recently moved to Kapaa, the go-to place has become Bubba Burgers. It’s ironic, really, because I was never that big of a fan before. But now that we live nearby, and we’ve tried it several times, I love it.

Kauaians nominated for Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

The 2018 Na Hoku Hanohano Award nominees have been announced, and some Kauai musicians are excited to be recognized by the organization hosting what are sometimes called Hawaii’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards.

Sold-out bowling for Charity Walk

Enterprise Rent-A-Car got a break Saturday when the Koloa Landing crew was not able to make the annual Charity Walk Bowling event. Instead of having empty lanes, Enterprise Rent-A-Car sent a crew of bowlers to fill in at the sold-out event that adds funds to the Visitor Industry Charity Walk presented by the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, Kauai Chapter on May 12 at a new gathering place — the North Vidinha soccer fields.

Happy Camper for Friday, April 20, 2018

Kudos and mahalo to Philip Rapozo and the Kapaa High School football team, which spent their Tuesday “practice” time boarding a bus and helping clean out the Waioli Hui‘ia Church and Waioli Mission House Museum (yep, that’s the green church in Hanalei).

Kauai jobless rate remains low

The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations on Thursday announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 2.1 percent, the same for the sixth consecutive month. Kauai’s jobless rate for March was 1.8 percent, the lowest in the state and the same as February. In March 2017 Kauai’s jobless rate was 2.6 percent.

Storm account from the heart of Wainiha

Following extremely heavy rain, lightning and thunder that raged Saturday night it’s safe to say daily life in the small, peaceful town of Wainiha soon took an unexpected turn. People living in the area say this flooding event could possibly be the worst in the last 30 years or possibly ever. Having lived in the North Shore for most of my life and being from Hanalei originally, I am simply stunned by the storm and the events that have unfolded as a result of it.

Give wisely after the flood

The heavy rainfall on Kauai has damaged homes, roads and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people. This natural disaster has many looking for ways to help those affected by donating monetarily.

Gabbard, Hanabusa address Kauai disaster

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa spoke on the House floor recognizing the victims of the severe flooding on Kauai and in east Honolulu, and thanking the first responders and communities who have come together in support of those affected.

More and more respond to need for help on North Shore

“The water came up really high,” said Hanalei School Principal Tahara‘a Stein. “The Red Cross people were worried the water was going into the cafeteria. At that point there were 61 people housed there as a Red Cross shelter.”

Lions MMA takes medal haul

LIHUE — Local mixed martial arts school Lions MMA took part at the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Pacific Grappling Championship jiu-jitsu tournament last weekend. Seven from Lions MMA competed at the NAGA event at Mililani High School on Oahu.

Don’t drink the water in area of Haena

The Department of Water has issued a “Do not drink” advisory for residents located along a portion of Kuhio Highway; between Manoa Stream and the Limahuli Stream area in Haena.

Barbara Bush believed literacy could cure other ills

On a hot summer day in 1978, as her husband mulled his first presidential run, Barbara Bush headed to Houston’s leafy Memorial Park for a jog while she thought about what issues she’d like to focus on should she become first lady.

Trump legal team in Russia probe gets Rudy Giuliani

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump since the early days of his campaign, is joining the team of lawyers representing the president in the special counsel’s Russia investigation.