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.

Domino’s opens in Puhi

When doors to the Domino’s Pizza opened Tuesday afternoon, the pizzeria at the Hokulei Village became the 23rd Domino’s outlet in Hawaii.

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.

Rental cars retrieved

Many of those evacuated from North Shore communities last month during the historic flooding were tourists who drove to the area with their rental vehicles.

Lotus Gallery closing May 31

After nearly 18 years on Kauai, The Lotus Gallery of Fine Art is closing. The gallery located in Kong Lung Center on Kilauea Road was founded by Tsajon and Kamalia von Lixfeld in November 1999 as an outlet for their jewelry designs and Asian art.

Reactionary reaction to resort fees

One of the bills that has come out of the recently concluded legislative session is SB 2699, which proposes to make “resort fees” subject to our Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT).