The Rev. Dr. Jeff Wilson, professor of Buddhist studies in the Department of Religion at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, will be presenting a lecture on Shinran, the 13th-century founder of the Hongwanji Buddhist tradition, on May 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kapaa Hongwanji Mission.
The county’s operating budget and capital improvement projects budget were approved by the Kauai County Council during a committee meeting Tuesday, and a bill offering a real property tax exemption to home owners who install automatic fire suppression systems was moved to the full council.
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.