Recent rainy days should be almost over

LIHU‘E — The National Weather Service said a stationary cold front near Kaua‘i would continue to weaken over the next few days, keeping light and variable winds in the forecast across Hawai‘i, while NASA is expecting the Orionid meteor shower to peak after midnight today.

National Week Without Violence continues

LIHU‘E — There is still time to participate in YWCA’s social-media event, “Week Without Violence,” a global movement to raise awareness to end violence against women and girls.

Virtual meetings planned to discuss future of island tourism

The Kaua‘i Destination Management Action Plan Community is hosting a virtual meeting for residents living in the south and west portions of Kaua‘i at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, and residents residing in north and east Kaua‘i at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22.

SBDC and RSBA hosting a free virtual event

LIHU‘E — The Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center, a program of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and Rice Street Business Association, are hosting a free virtual webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., on how to get your business ready for the holidays with e-commerce.

780 furloughed HMSHost employees let go

LIHU‘E — Ironically, over 780 HMSHost airport workers were laid off permanently after being furloughed in March in Hawai‘i, on the same day trans-Pacific travel reopened, including 60 workers at Lihu‘e Airport, on Oct. 15.

Perreira ‘ohana donate chemotherapy relief bags

LIHU‘E — Cheryl Perreira of Puhi, along with her ‘ohana made and distributed 10 “chemotherapy relief bags” to patients at Wilcox Hospital’s Infusion Center (WHIC) in Lihu‘e yesterday.

Restaurant card program launches website for beneficiaries

LIHU‘E — On Tuesday, the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) announced a website for the unemployed to check to see if they are eligible to receive the $500 restaurant debit card issued by the state as part of the Economic Relief Program.

Airlines, hotels gear up for opening

LIHU‘E — Hawaiian Airlines and two major hotels on Kaua‘i gear up for the reopening of trans-Pacific travel on Oct. 15, while one hotel expects an uptick, another has seen a decrease in bookings.

Meet the Candidates: Mike Dandurand

HANALEI — Kaua‘i County Council candidate Mike Dandurand, 58, is a business owner of Kustom Sounds Kaua‘i, a mobile DJ company for weddings, luaus, and graduation parties for over 33 years.

Meet the Candidates: Felicia Cowden

“No trauma, no drama, let’s just fix it,” incumbent Kaua‘i County Councilmember Felicia Cowden, 58, of Kilauea, said in a September interview at Kaua‘i Community Radio station KKCR.

Ha Coffee Bar faces eviction

LIHU‘E — Just shy of its seventh anniversary, Ha Coffee Bar in Lihu‘e, known for its coffee and community connection, on Monday received a certified mail from the building owner’s lawyer stating they needed to immediately pay deferred rent or face eviction.

Business center host a virtual webinar

LIHU‘E — The Small Business Development Center in Lihu‘e, a program of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, is hosting a virtual webinar on “How to write a business plan,” on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Meet the candidates: KipuKai Kuali‘i

ANAHOLA — Incumbent Kaua‘i County Council candidate KipuKai Kuali‘i, 58, of Anahola, not only serves as a voice for Kaua‘i’s people, but he also has a mean volleyball serve.

Meet the candidates: Billy DeCosta

KAHILI — “I think everyone in that council has a good heart, but at this time it’s not enough,” said Billy DeCosta, a candidate for one of seven available seats.