Spring college fair is Tuesday

For the first time, the Hawaii Association for College Admission Counseling (HACAC) has added Kauai to its spring college fair circuit. The 2018 Kauai HACAC Spring College Fair will be held at Island School on Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This fair will allow students and parents an opportunity to talk with college representatives together.

Let music open your mind

As a journalist and music aficionado, I’ve been fortunate to have had unique opportunities to interview many professional musicians and local performers, from international rock ‘n’ roll hall of famers to talented middle-school band directors.

Kalaheo’s Burkman recognized as 1 of state’s top principals

On Saturday, the Island Insurance Foundation recognized 14 outstanding state public school principals nominated for its 14th annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award. Kalaheo School’s Erik Burkman is the semifinalist principal selected from Kauai, and won $1,000.

Paradise Beauty celebrates 20 years of business in Kapaa

Lisabeth Fletcher has been keeping people beautiful for two decades on Kauai. Her Paradise Beauty Salon & Spa opened in Kapaa in 1998. Twenty years later, she continues to provide product lines for hair, skin and nails, and now with a hairstyling station, clinical skincare room and manicure/pedicure area.

Hale Kipa building serves Westside

For more than 48 years, Hale Kipa has been the “House of Friendliness” to thousands of Hawaii’s homeless youth who needed a place to stay and someone to talk to while they worked out problems.

Fewer schools prohibiting cell phone use

Cellphones are banned in most U.S. schools, but new data shows them steadily gaining acceptance as administrators bow to parents’ wishes to keep tabs on their kids and teachers find ways to work them into lessons.

Talk Story with Bill Bryner

Kauai swing trombonist Bill Bryner has been playing music for more than eight decades. During that time he has been a student, teacher, cavalry rider, radio operator, weather observer, engineer, computer programmer and an inspiration to all.

Students think beyond school

Kauai high school students are preparing for bright futures, and many of them are looking to careers in Hawaii’s largest industries, hospitality and tourism.

BedMart donates 101 mattresses to nonprofit groups

A new mattress store on Kauai is helping people in need by donating mattresses to local nonprofit organizations. BedMart donated 101 Tempur-Pedic mattresses to three Lihue organizations. The mattress company celebrated the grand opening Friday of its 5,000-square-foot retail store in the Hokulei Village Shopping Center in Puhi by giving back to community groups.

The Home Show must go on

After learning this year’s Contractors Association of Kauai Home Show was canceled, John Smith reserved a replacement venue and paid all costs to continue the annual event for its 26th year.

Kauai students finalists in video competition

Kauai students are finalists in the 15th annual Olelo Youth Xchange Statewide Student Video Competition presented by Sony. The 2018 finalists from more than 980 submissions were announced, a record number for the state’s oldest and largest contest of its type.

Saying no to violence

Residents rallied around the rotunda on Monday to bring about awareness and prevention of child abuse and sexual assault.

In pursuit of ‘divine power’

A Princeville author has chronicled his family’s journey to watch the 2017 solar eclipse in the path of totality. A new book by Michael Thomas, “Moon Mission: Passage to Totality 2017,” was recently released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Laugh it up with ‘Greater Tuna’

LIHUE — Women in Theatre are acting up again, currently performing the comedic play “Greater Tuna” at its new location in Lihue. The performance is WIT’s End Theatre’s first production of the year and second since the group found its new home at Kukui Grove Center in October 2017.