Happenings for Sunday, October 13, 2002

• Fern installed as flooring officer • Sweet corn is main Kaua’i vegetable crop • Po’ipu Beach guide for 2003 is out • Curves for Women hosts Chamber event • Stock-investing basics seminar is set, free • G&R museum, center now open Saturdays

Fern installed as flooring officer

George Fern, owner of Kauai Floors, was recently installed as secretary and Kaua’i director of the Hawaii Flooring Association. The action happened at the association’s 14th Biennial Convention on O’ahu.

Sweet corn is main Kaua’i vegetable crop

Sweet corn was the major vegetable crop grown on Kaua’i last year, according to the state Department of Agriculture. In 2001, some 975,000 pounds of vegetables and melons were harvested on Kaua’i, with a farm value of $1,058,000, from 120 harvested acres.

The island produces only 1 percent of the state’s total melon and vegetable production, and the 2001 production was down 17 percent from 2000 results.

Po’ipu Beach guide for 2003 is out

The 2003 Poipu Beach Guide has been printed for the Poipu Beach Resort Association. Some 35,000 copies were printed, after production work done by Koloa’s Tsunami Marketing. The brochures feature lots of information about South Shore hotels, restaurants, activities and other businesses and attractions, and will be used for continuing promotional efforts of PBRA.

Curves for Women hosts Chamber event

Curves for Women, the new fitness and weight-loss center in Dynasty Court in Kukui Grove Village West, hosts a Kaua’i Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event this Thursday, Oct. 17, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be heavy pupus, refreshments and door prizes.

The cost is $7 for Chamber members, $15 for all others, and the deadline to register is this Tuesday, Oct. 15. To register and for more information, please call 245-7363, fax 245-8815, or register online at www.kauaichamber.org.

Stock-investing basics seminar is set, free

Ruben Rea, the Edward Jones investment representative at the company’s Hanama’ulu office, hosts a free seminar on stock-investing strategies, at 6:30 p.m. this Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Island School behind Kauai Community College in Puhi.

The session is designed to help investors understand how stocks could fit into their overall portfolio, how to evaluate stocks, and what drives stock prices. Please call 632-0351 to reserve a seat, or for more information.

G&R museum, center now open Saturdays

Gay & Robinson Tours LLC recently announced new Saturday hours for its visitor center and sugar museum at 2 Kaumakani Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Weekday hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free to see displays regarding operations, historic photographs, artifacts and memorabilia. Tours of the operational sugar plantation are conducted weekdays, for a fee. Please call 335-2824, or see www.gandrtours-kauai.com.

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