Singing sensation returns to Kauai

Honolulu enka singing sensation Torao Hikariyama will perform on Kauai tonight and Saturday at four different events. The 22-year-old drew thousands at the Hanapepe Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji bon dance in August and at the Ho‘onani Kauai Celebration in February, and returns to do a special performance at the Matsuri Aloha Gala Dinner tonight at Kauai Aqua Beach Resort’s Jasmine Ballroom near Hanamaulu.

Kauai timeshares stay nearly full

Timeshare properties in the Hawaiian Islands reported an average occupancy rate of 91.5 percent (plus 1.6 percentage points) in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Hawaii Timeshare Quarterly Report: April-June 2018, issued Wednesday by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

Bones of a new canoe

Kauai is gearing up to build the next double-hulled voyaging canoe on Hawaii and now the organization heading up the project has five acres in Kalihiwai to do it.

Survivor to urge Congress to make cancer a top priority

Next week, local cancer survivor Uri Martos will join nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors, volunteers and staff from all 50 states in Washington, D.C., for the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Leadership Summit and Lobby Day.

Man faces first of two juries

A man charged in a fatal crash last year on Kauai is in court this week facing theft charges of over $1,000 worth of goods from a fine art shop on the North Shore.

Celebrate Farm to School Month this October

Despite an eventful hurricane season this year, September and October are a great time to get back into school gardens after summer break. Many schools are already well on their way: planning for the year, re-establishing garden beds, clearing weeds, and starting fall plantings.

Road closed for work

The public is advised of a road closure near a single-lane bridge on a portion of Kamalu Road and Olohena Road, in Wailua Homesteads from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.