Visitors should stay away from North Shore areas still recovering from the recent flood disaster, even though most of the island is open. “We’re actually working on a new map to put out to the visitors, so it’s really clear what’s open and what’s closed,” said Visitors Bureau Executive Director Sue Kanoho.
A diversity of prayers, songs and chants from different religious, languages and spiritual traditions on Kauai rang out from the Lihue Civic Center to celebrate the theme of “Pray for America — Unity” during the annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday.
Students are getting the chance to perform a concert with a bonafide music star. Kauai High School’s Music Department presents “Music with the Stars” tonight featuring student performances with Chorus, Jazz Raiders Ensemble, Ukulele Band, Concert Band and special guest musician Dr. Glen Medeiros, who graduated from the school in 1988.
Disaster recovery on Kauai is making progress with the help of good Samaritans. Samaritan’s Purse, a North Carolina-based Christian relief organization, on Wednesday landed at Lihue Airport with supplies and disaster specialists on the organization’s DC-8 cargo plane that departed from Greensboro.
The community can experience island-style music and storytelling tattoos on Friday while helping to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian culture. Malie Foundation is presenting a live concert and tatau competition, Na Lei Hiwahiwa, with proceeds benefiting the organization’s projects and scholarship fund. Live music will feature Josh Tatofi, a Grammy-nominated, Na Hoku Hanohano award winner for Best Male Vocalist and Best Island Album of the Year.
Betsy Anderson has experienced toxic mold and seen its harmful effects long after floodwater recedes. The Kapaa resident of four years was fortunate to have been spared by recent floods, especially since she previously lost two homes and their belongings because of mold damage from similar wet-weatherevents.