A winning business

A local family business will be getting a push thanks to the Catch a Wave Business Competition sponsored by Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay on May 18. A panel of expert judges selected Hoa Kai as the first-place winner of the Kauai-style “Shark Tank” entrepreneurial competition.

Orsatelli selected for conference

This summer, one student from Kauai will join outstanding middle school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience. Rayven Orsatelli from Kalaheo has been selected to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C.

Smoking first day of sales

Medical marijuana is now available for the first time on Kauai. The new dispensary in Kapaa opened Monday and is called Have a Heart, operated by Green Aloha Ltd.

Talk Story: Kahanu Tsukiyama

Musician Kahanu Tsukiyama was born on Oahu and moved to Kauai at the age 18 when offered a job at Wailua River on the Fern Grotto boat tour nearly 42 years ago.

Kuhio to be widened, resurfaced

A section of Kuhio Highway is scheduled to be improved, thanks to $700,000 released by the Department of Transportation.

Time for slacking

Slack key is one of Hawaii’s greatest musical traditions. The finger-picking guitar style called ki ho’alu literally means “loosen the key.”

Pedaling to the workplace

LIHUE — More than 50 people biked to work Friday, with groups from Kapaa and Puhi meeting in Lihue during Bike To Work Day.