Picklers Paradise opens on Rice Street

LIHU‘E — Picklers Paradise, which is tucked into a small niche off Rice Street, celebrated its grand opening on Saturday night, as part of the monthly Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market.

Kaua‘i Community College nursing graduates get their pins

LIHU‘E — For 17 of the commencement graduates at Kaua‘i Community College, the pinning ceremony on Saturday at the Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center marked their entry into the world of nursing as they accepted their respective pins one by one.

Kaua‘i Chorale to host spring concerts

LIHU‘E — “Seasons of Love” will fill the spacious Kaua‘i Philippine Cultural Center on Saturday and Sunday, when the Kaua‘i Chorale, under the direction of its new Artistic Director Joe Moore of Aliomanu, hosts its spring concerts.

KIF tennis makes mark at state tourney

HONOLULU — Kaua‘i High School tennis coach Jennifer Hreljac said the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation was represented at the Island Insurance Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association 2024 Hawai‘i State Championships by nine players from Kaua‘i High School, three from Island School, one from Waimea High School and two players from Kapa‘a High School.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, May 15, 2024

What other 4-year old can say they were backed by a full orchestra, said Sarah Tochiki as a stage full of keiki violin players, many in preschool, joined the Kaua‘i Community College Symphony Orchestra on Sunday at the KCC Performing Arts Center.

HTA study examines reinventing tourism oversight

HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) received an unfavorable rating from 43 percent of the stakeholders who gave feedback to the contractor working on a tourism governance structure recommendation.

HOOSER: HRS 343 rears its beautiful head

One of the most important laws on the books is Hawai‘i Revised Statutes (HRS) 343 also known as the Hawai‘i Environmental Protection Act (HEPA). Included in my now 70 years of life experience was a stint in 2012 as Director of the Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC), the agency responsible for administering this law.

Obituaries for Wednesday, May 15, 2024

• Leticia Pilipina Serapio • Michael Miyuki Cardinez • Stanley ‘Hunk’ Viquelia • Leonida Defuntorum Leones • Ervin ‘Erv’ Alonzo Contrades Jr. • Annabel Bunao Ragasa • Mason Rikio Fujimoto • Larry Katsumi Iida • Emily Ortiz Artaho • Pilar Jose Mabini • April K. Reis-Meyer • Royce Takeo Ebesu • Aimee Chieko Inouye