Tavia Rapozo finishes a finalist

LIHU‘E — Even the offer of lunch was not enough for Asaka Herman, or John Balbin to take the microphone on the Hawaiian Airlines flight, Saturday.

No Practice takes the Short shot

NAWILIWILI — Team No Practice took the whole shot, Sunday during the Kaua‘i Hoe Wa‘a Elite Properties Steve Cole Race No. 2 at the Nawiliwili Harbor.

Hurricanes, invasives top Kaua‘i science fair

Capt. Tim Young, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands, had just one word to describe the field of nearly 80 exhibits and displays at the Kaua‘i Regional Science and Engineering Fair Saturday at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall — “wow.”

Happy Camper for Monday, February 10, 2020

Andru Alconcel (he was one of the Kaua‘i High School Key Club volunteers) said his arms were so sore they couldn’t move. His competitor, Dalson Cua, agreed, as the pair dueled in ‘uma, or Hawaiian arm wrestling, Saturday during Ka Moku O Manokalanipo Pa‘ani Makahiki Games (kudos to Julie Kaneali‘i…yes, kupuna ‘Ihi Kaneali‘i was there…as was her brother Koko Kaneali‘i…good thing no mo’ anymore Kapa‘a basketball).

Painting the night, Waimea Blue

WAIMEA — The Menehune split their final home stand in the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation boys basketball Friday night, but that did not stop fans from cheering the boys in blue at Clem Gomes Gym.

Coronavirus and you

LIHU‘E — 2019 Novel Coronavirus — nearly everyone is talking about this new strain of coronavirus that has not been identified before in humans.

Happy Camper for Sunday, February 9, 2020

Faith Campbell and Jane Narimatsu of Wilcox Health got the memo that Friday was National Women Wear Red Day to raise awareness about heart health. How many other people got that memo?

‘Learners’ make a difference

St. Theresa School learners demonstrate their part of being stewards of the community and planet by launching the school’s single-use-plastic-elimination initiative.

Gifts from the heart blow in

LIHU‘E — The rains came and went and the winds were blowing Thursday at Kukui Grove Center, where Sienna Agpaoa of Claire’s was finalizing the placement of Valentine’s Day decorations in the store’s window.

The breakfast ‘experience’

PUHI — The 34th American Culinary Federation Breakfast is an “experience,” said Beth Tokioka Saturday while dispensing presale tickets at the Kaua‘i Community Market at Kaua‘i Community College.

First Saturday soars

Holly Ka‘iakapu said Saturday was her first experience at First Saturday Art Walk Kapaa, presented by the Kapaa Business Association in downtown Kapaa.

Happy Camper for Friday, February 7, 2020

Kudos to fans of Kaua‘i High School basketball player Easton Luis, who set up a media press box, ESTN, for Easton’s senior night Tuesday (congratulations to Coach Ipo Yoshioka and his team on earning the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation boys basketball title!) at the Kaua‘i High gym.

Makahiki games go on Saturday

LIHU‘E — Gates to Ka Moku O Manokalanipo Pa‘ani Makahiki, a free community event, open at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the north Vidinha Stadium fields.

Raiders claim crown on Senior Night

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i High School’s Ricky Malu Ralston ignited the crowd with not just one, but back-to-back slams into the hoop, Tuesday night during the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation boys basketball games against Kapa‘a High at Kaua‘i High.

Nirmana needs artists for mural projects

LIHU‘E — Nirmana Kaua‘i is coming, and Seth Womble, Nirmana Kaua‘i’s inaugurating artist, is announcing a call to all Kaua‘i resident artists for 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center.

KIF teams take the field at Div 2 championships

LIHU‘E — Two of the three girls soccer teams representing the Kauai Interscholastic Federation will be on the field, Wednesday when The Queen’s Medical Center Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division 2 girls soccer state championships get under way at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex on Oahu.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Happy birthday to Julia Kenton who got to spend her special day at First Saturday with her parents, Jack and Mariella Kenton! She was enjoying listening to Linden Johns (he’s a Kapaa High School talent show winner) on the keyboards at the Bandwagon niche near Pono Market.

Warriors claim KIF boys soccer title

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i High School soccer player Mosiah Bautista scored two goals, Monday night during the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation boys soccer match against Kapa‘a High School at Vidinha Stadium.

Hoopsters program wraps up Saturday

LIHUE — Saturday is the final round of games for the Hoopsters basketball league that started playing in January at the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School covered playground.