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Very fruitful

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.

Fire guts home, displaces five

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.

Free movie night on Wednesday

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.

‘Peace Signs’ coming here

Kaiser Permanente’s new Educational Theatre Program, “Peace Signs,” is coming to Kauai Monday and Tuesday. “Peace Signs” focuses on conflict resolution, bullying and violence prevention for students grades three to six.

Kapaia bridges history

Larry Moises had a page of photographs to remember the Kapaia Swinging Bridge 63 years ago. “The cables were greased,” Moises said. “And when you fell, you dropped into the water.”

TS Ernesto aims at Ireland, Hurricane Lane forms in Pacific

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.