Recognition for Kauai historical preservation

Kauai Historical Society president, Robert Schleck, is being recognized for his life’s work. Historic Hawaii Foundation is honoring exemplary achievements in historic preservation during a celebration in Honolulu on May 23.

Songs of Hope

While attending Thursday’s National Day of Prayer ceremony in Lihue, I was reminded of the impact religion can have on music.

May is music month on Kauai

Family and friends can enjoy an orchestral symphony this Sunday, with more music to come later this month. Kauai Community College is hosting three concerts, the first taking place this weekend.

Transient vacation rentals prohibited in areas recovering from flooding

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.

Students sing with a star

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.

‘A New Hope’ for curing cancer

May the fourth be with you in Waimea. Today, the historic Waimea Theater will present the original “Star Wars” movie as a fundraising event to benefit cancer research and support.

Monster of a musical

Musical monsters are sure to entertain. Kauai Performing Arts Center is presenting its “Addams Family” musical production until Sunday at Women In Theatre’s performance space in Kukui Grove Center.

Good Samaritans arrive

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.

Celebration of island culture benefits Malie Foundation

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.

Looking for answers after flooding

Three meetings scheduled this week are aimed to respond to questions about disaster recovery, health concerns, relief loans and assistance. The first on Monday drew more than 100 people to the Koloa Neighborhood Center.

PATCHwork approach

Aw statewide community service organization is helping Kauai’s child care needs with support and service.

After the flood comes mold

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.