Sewing protection

In Hawai‘i and on the mainland, face masks are hard to find in the stores or online, and many facilities like hospitals are in need of them because their staffs are working on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Residents hopeful on day one of stay at home

Amidst a stay-at-home order and travel quarantines for those traveling to Hawai‘i from the mainland or internationally, families on Kaua‘i are finding ways to cope, follow rules and support the community.

Lockdown begins today

LIHU‘E– Today is the first day of the Kaua‘i stay-at-home order, which went into effect just after midnight Tuesday, residents were stocking up to hunker down as Mayor Derek Kawakami released the details of the Kaua‘i stay-at-home plan.

Community spread begins

The state Department of Health confirmed another new case of COVID-19 on Kaua‘i Friday, and officials said there is evidence of community spread of the virus within the state.

Scholarship deadline nears

The deadline is nearing for North Shore students to apply for the Kaua‘i North Shore Lions Club 2020 annual scholarship program, with a total of $40,000 up for grabs to go toward education. All applications must be postmarked by Monday, March 31.

Third case of COVID-19 confirmed

LIHUE – Department of Health has confirmed the third case of COVID-19 on Kaua‘i in an adult female resident, who is currently in stable condition and isolated at home.

26 cases confirmed

Hawaii’s newly created Special Senate Committee on COVID-19 held its first meeting Thursday, as the state Department of Health confirmed six new cases of COVID-19.

Community bands together to assist stranded folks

HANALEI – As most of the island took shelter from torrential rains on Tuesday, Tommy Hamai and Owen Wadhwani-Meeks spent the afternoon out in the storm, helping shuttle people and supplies across the swollen Hanalei River.

Kauai underwater from Westside to Northshore

HANALEI – On Tuesday morning, a Hanalei resident Kevin Horgan and his wife woke up to about four feet of water flooding the bottom floor of their house, which is located on Weke Road across from the newly rebuilt Blackpot Beach Park.

First-hand search and rescue

KILAUEA — Last week, Kaua‘i Search and Rescue welcomed a handful of people from all walks of life to partake in search-and-rescue activities while deciding if they want to become members of the team. This event was held at Kilauea’s dog park.

Combating the new coronavirus

LIHU‘E — Cruise ships docked on Thursday at Nawiliwili, releasing the usual flood of passengers onto Kaua‘i for shopping, tours and beach outings, just as the Grand Princess cruise ship did on Feb. 26.

Students learn math, more in muddy kitchen

Sometimes a day in the classroom at Alaka‘i O Kaua‘i Charter School isn’t really in the classroom at all, as was the case during a recent morning for the keiki in the kindergarten and first-grade classes.

County has $2M to battle COVID-19

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i’s mayor and County Council released $2 million in emergency funds for Kaua‘i response to COVID-19 on Wednesday, the same day the World Health Organization declared a pandemic of the virus and the state Department of Health said the number of people self-monitoring in Hawai‘i crept up to 41.

Healthy eats in Kalaheo

KALAHEO– Kalaheo School’s 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair was a healthy success with free vegan food samples and free tote bags giveaways.

Incumbents, challengers file for office

Six people have filed nomination papers for upcoming elections on Kaua‘i, aiming to win or keep a position as the prosecuting attorney or as a member of the Kaua‘i County Council, with under three months left until the June 2 filing deadline.

Roach earns gold

Heidi Roach, a junior at Island School, recently took home the gold key award at the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards hosted by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts on O‘ahu.

KAWS hosts annual fundraiser event

The Kaua‘i Animal Welfare Society (KAWS) presents their third annual “Thank You For Being A Friend,” fundraiser on Saturday, March 14th in the Jasmine Ballroom at the Kaua‘i Beach Resort.

Food pantry at Kapa’a Elementary School

KAPA‘A — The only food pantry in Kapa‘a is now open and available at Kapa‘a Elementary School, courtesy of the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i branch, and will be adopted by Kapa‘a Missionary Church.

Honoring Bill Enoka

LIHU‘E — William “Bill” Enoka was honored in a memorial service Tuesday night in an event hosted by Kaua‘i Civil Air Patrol at the Kauai Veterans Center.

Garden Island Renegade Rollerz raise funds

KOLOA– Ladies of the Garden Island Renegade Rollerz, Kauai’s roller derby club, were happy they sold out their Krispy Kreme fundraiser on Saturday in old Koloa Town.