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.

High-tech job fair is this week

If your New Year’s resolution is working with the technology industry, then 2018 may be your lucky year. The Kauai Holiday Hi-Tech Career and Job Fair is taking place Wednesday at Kukui Grove Center.

Poipu Rotary donates to The Koloa Early School

A visitor to the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach breakfast meeting in Koloa donated one iPad, and a club Rotarian matched that, with additional donations coming to The Koloa Early School for educational applications.

Old School

Kauai’s oldest school celebrated 140 years of educating youth and creating community leaders.

‘The Shepherds’ Play’ is in Princeville

“The Shepherds’ Play” is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the Pacific in Princeville. It is a free, 90-minute nativity musical that has been performed for the last 30 years. The Kauai Christmas Choir will perform before the play.