Consolacion Manera was a dual winner Thursday during the judging of the Fruit and Vegetable Show at the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair. Manera sat within eyesight of her winning jackfruit, available for comments from fair-goers who oogled the giant pair of spiked fruit that dwarfed the competition.
A single-story home on Koukalaka Place in the Wailua Homesteads was damaged in a Friday fire. The call came in just before noon and the fire was fully extinguished by 12:20 p.m. About a dozen fire trucks and emergency vehicles lined the street that was blocked off by the Kauai Police Department.
In celebration of the PBS’ “Great American Read,” the Koloa Public/School Library will present “The Little Prince,” the animated version of the classic tale of innocence and discovery by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The showing is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday. It is free.
Tropical Storm Ernesto sped through the north Atlantic toward Ireland and the United Kingdom on Friday as Hurricane Lane grew into a Category 2 storm in the remote Pacific, far from land and on a forecast path that would take it south of the Hawaiian islands next week.
Slowing activity at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is prompting scientists to downgrade their alert level for the mountain.
The closure of the main area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has prompted more people to visit the less-frequented Kahuku Unit, leading to more resources being directed into that area.