The best of beers & more

Established in downtown Port Allen, the nation’s westernmost brewery features 10 handcrafted beers, six pinball machines, five large high-definition televisions and 80 seats.

Malasada maker moving on

An island bakery that has made malasadas, cakes, cookies, breads and other fresh goods for more than three decades is up for sale.

Students create new sign for Waimea Public Library

Waimea High School’s advanced graphics class designed and produced a new sign for the Waimea Public Library. The student who primarily came up with the concept was Waimea High School Class of 2018 Valedictorian Joshua Ochua.

Education programs join

Kilauea’s Puu Kumu School is closing, and its teachers and students plan to combine classes with the nonprofit education program Homeschool Now.

Kapaa’s Marissa Goo graduates, joins Air Force

A 2014 Kapaa High School graduate is moving up the military ranks after completing college in Colorado. Marissa Goo of Kapaa earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial organizational psychology at Colorado State University’s College of Natural Sciences spring commencement in Fort Collins last month.

Strumming strings

The ukulele is one of Hawaii’s most beloved instruments. Along with the ipu — a percussion instrument made from gourds that has provided beats for hula dancing since the 18th century — the four-stringed instrument has had a lasting impact on Hawaii’s music.

Kauai High teacher earns state fellowship

Kauai High School English teacher Erin Medeiros has earned a spot as the only Kauai representative on the Merwin Creative Teachers Fellowship. The innovative partnership between nonprofit and public school teachers focuses on creativity in all classrooms.