Getting into the swing

The newly named band is a regrouping of musicians from the iconic Starlighters big band that played swing music on Kauai for more than six decades.

Time for ‘the talk’

Sex education can be an embarrassing topic, but the YWCA is going to tackle it. Women’s health nurse practitioner Virginia Beck will present a factual-but-humorous adventure during free classes at the Lihue Public Library.

Faith finds a home

There are an estimated 1,000 Jewish people on Kauai, but there is not a center dedicated to their spiritual needs, said Rabbi Michoel Goldman of Gani, a nonprofit Jewish organization.

Looking ahead to a bright 2018

The new year is a good time to make resolutions and plan for positive change, both personally and as a community. By addressing important issues that need attention, the island of Kauai can benefit from planning its own resolutions for 2018.

Island economy depends heavily on tourism

The increasing number of visitors to Kauai continues to impact the island’s economy and infrastructure. Nearly 80 percent of the business at Poipu Beach’s Brennecke’s Beach Broiler and Nukumoi Surf Company comes from tourism, according to owner Bob French.

Snowbirds seek sancutary

Expedia Travel featured Lihue as one of the best vacation destinations in America to escape the winter, mainly because its average temperatures in January reach a warm 78 degrees and drop to a comfortable 65 degrees.

Roadwork aims to repair bridges

The Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration, in cooperation with the Hawaii Department of Transportation, is developing four bridge projects on the island.

UH and KCC give teachers a helping hand

Statewide programs and financial aid can help educators love what they teach and teach what they love. The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Education provided application sessions with useful tips for becoming licensed teachers and pursuing graduate or professional development opportunities.

Talk Story with Paul Togioka

Slack key guitar master, 57-year-old Paul Togioka of Wailua Homesteads, was Kauai’s first recording artist to be invited to open the Kauai Style Slack Key Festival.