Japan halau performs at Kukui Grove

There are more people in Japan practicing hula than the population in the state of Hawaii, said Arthur Umezu Wednesday during the free lunchtime performance by Hui o Mapuana’s Hula Nani at The Coconut Marketplace.

Kuali‘i announces council candidacy

An Anahola man who has previously served on Kauai’s County Council has announced his candidacy for the upcoming race. “My hope is to get back to the job of making our county work better for our people and our island,” said KipuKai Kuali‘i.

Term limits proposal draws fire

A resolution that would let citizens vote on ending term limits for members of the County Council drew ire from some community members on Wednesday.

Local pastors laud Graham’s message, humility

Pastor Rocky Sasaki with Kauai Island Ministries will miss Billy Graham. “But what he did will live on,” Sasaki said. “He always preached with dynamics and conviction.” Sasaki has always been a supporter, once visiting Graham’s church in North Carolina, standing on his pulpit, and being impressed with his humbleness and hospitality.

Input sought on vehicle emissions

The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism is seeking public input as it develops a non-binding plan to spend up to $8.1 million from a settlement with German automaker Volkswagen to promote the reduction of vehicle emissions in Hawaii.

Kapaia scholarship available

Seniors in Kauai’s high schools who demonstrate qualities passed on from Hawaii’s sugar-plantation-era laborers may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship being presented by the Kapaia Foundation, said Laraine Moriguchi of the foundation.

Geotechnical work coming up

Geotechnical work will be performed at Lydgate Beach Park on Monday and at Lydgate Beach Park sport fields on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to allow the county Wastewater Management Division to evaluate subsurface soil conditions at each site.

Positive approach teaches understanding of dementia/Alzheimer’s

Caring for loved ones suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s is challenging, emotionally and physically. “I was getting no sleep, it was very stressful on our marriage,” said Heather DeGeus, who was unsure how to care for her father after he began losing his memory and acting unusually.