Tafea, Brown are Kapaa ‘ali‘i’

Mele Tafea reigned as Kapaa High School’s Homecoming Queen, and Robert “Ali‘i” Brown came off the football field to join her as Homecoming King during the school’s homecoming celebration that ruled the halftime during the first Kauai Interscholastic Federation daytime football game of the season at Vidinha Stadium Saturday.

Red Raider homecoming

“Music Through the Ages” filled the air over the several days when Kauai High School celebrated its 2018 homecoming festivities, including the first-ever parade coordinated by Bryden Ka‘auwai around Kukui Grove Center.

‘Imagine Greatness’ is Waimea Homecoming theme

Brandie Amaya Aguinaldo reigned over the Waimea High School homecoming festivities last Friday night during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation football game between Kauai High School and the Menehune at Hanapepe Stadium.

Coming together for peace

Everyone was invited to create peaceful relationships Sunday when the Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai presented its International Day of Peace celebration at the Lydgate Beach Park main pavilion, where Middle Fields with Darren Dzurilla, Antwoine Woody and Rachell Kattlove set the tone with their unique, sedating music.

Tooting the Paulo whistle

Paulo, the oldest operating steam locomotive in Hawaii, needs some work, and the Grove Farm Museum hosted the first Sugar Plantation Bash as a fundraiser to help get Paulo back on the tracks.

Pop Warner celebrates 57 years

Kauai Pop Warner Football League President Teddy Arroyo said in some places in Asia, when you give birth, you are already 1 year old. He joked about how long Pop Warner football has been in existence on Kauai, and the growth of the program that focuses on leadership and scholastics in addition to teaching the game of football.

Let the sun shine

One vendor lamented the lack of the county’s Sunshine Markets in Lihue for the past two weeks. “In Lihue, we were closed last week because of the hurricane,” the vendor said. “The week before, we were closed because it was the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair.”

Enjoying the farm fair

Chef Jason Sessions of the Nanea Restaurant at the Westin Princeville topped the 9th annual Kauai Coffee Celebrity Chef Cookoff for Charity, earning $2,000 for the Westin Princeville Foundation.

Relay for the North Shore

Pauline Ibia needed to visit political candidates Saturday night, but delayed her visits until she got in a couple of laps in the Survivors’ Walk at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life North Shore, held at the Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapaa.

Safety day

Kaila Sumida needed a new bicycle because she had outgrown the one she brought to the Wilcox Keiki Bike and Skateboard Safety Day.