HCT gala tonight

Hawaii Children’s Theatre’s “Summer Stars” program presents “Rising Stars Gala Showcase and Fundraiser” tonight at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Doors open at 5:30. Enjoy dinner, homemade baked goods and a silent auction before the show starts at 6:30. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Special delivery

Kerstin Tennberg wasn’t sure what the three guys in yellow shirts wanted when they knocked on the door of her Koloa home Saturday.

‘Six Days, Seven Nights’ is a light-hearted romp

Harrison Ford has made many great movies. “Six Days, Seven Nights” is not one of them. But as a romantic comedy not to be taken seriously, it delivers what you want — fun, action, narrow escapes, a love story and a happy ending.

Stepping into second homes

Kauai real estate executive Chad Pimentel is helping grow the state’s luxury second-home market and recently joined the Lifestyle Asset Group as a joint venture partner.

Wilbur, Fern and a very smart spider star in ‘Charlotte’s Web’

Perusing through the books at the thrift store and came across a classic: “Charlotte’s Web,” by E.B. White, published in 1952. It was a 60th anniversary edition, very nice, so I paid a few dollars with the thought I would send it to my 5-year-old granddaughter, Hadley, who unlike her grandfather is extremely bright and smart.

Upward and onward

Billy Zeffiro was 17, out of high school, when he landed a job as a baggage boy with Hawaiian Airlines.

Blast from the past

In high school some 15 years ago, Spencer Altom wore a suit when he had a role in “The Music Man.”