All the right moves

Chess, for most people, is likely seen as a quiet, boring, maddening game of strategy that involves moving pieces slowly around a checkered board.

A mountain, mud and madness

Jon Barretto did not just finish first in the Ultimate Hawaiian Trail Run 5k on Saturday. He finished with style. The Lihue man dove headfirst across the finish line, rose to his knees, looked up, closed his eyes and let out a loud yell. Victory, and one heckuva mess, was his.

A parade of faith

Roger Aguda, joined by sons Mark and Reggie, walked in the Jesus Reigns parade Saturday. He was there for one simple reason. “Because I love Jesus,” he said.

Stu Burley was always there

Here’s a question about Stu Burley: What wasn’t this Lawai man involved with on Kauai? The answer: Not much. How do we know this? Because Stu Burley was so often on the pages of The Garden Island newspaper.

Everywhere you go, there you are

Like it or not, our past tends to follow us around. Wherever we go, our past is still out there. It’s hard to hide from it. There are some things we are more than happy to chat about, like recounting the story of a good deed, or perhaps when we won an award or were acknowledged for a great effort.

Perfection in pizza

Pizzetta Italian Kitchen and Bar. That just sounds like a place you would want to visit. And to that, we say, go for it.

If you want to make Hawaii home, read this book

Not long after I moved to Kauai in 2013, a friend gave me a book she said would be invaluable for life in Hawaii. She was right. The book, “Culture Shock! A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette Hawaii,” by Brent Massey, is one of those must-reads for anyone who wants to live here, and might even come in handy for those who do live here.

Mayoral debate tonight

A debate between Kauai mayor candidates Mel Rapozo and Derek Kawakami is scheduled at 6 tonight at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

Trail of most resistance

Sally Rizzo will be going for her third straight win in the women’s division of the Ultimate Hawaiian Trail Run on Saturday.