On May 8, Divine Planet business owners Mike McGinnis and Sonja McGinnis opened their doors for the first time since they were forced to close due to the pandemic and, since then, their sales have been about 5% or 10% of what they were before businesses were closed.
On May 9, local girl Stephanie Kainoa Steuri, an Island School graduate of the class of 2011, earned her doctorate of veterinary medicine degree from the University of Tennessee, and was honored with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Award for Small Animal Surgery.
On Wednesday, Nourish Kaua‘i, a service project spear headed by Crossroads Christian Church’s community outreach director Karolyn Freuler served 635 hot meals and gave out 204 USDA farmer’ s boxes to 165 families, 90 houseless individuals and about 40 kupuna at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapahi with a group of volunteers.
On Friday afternoon, Kaua‘i High graduates and their parents and families lined up their decorated cars at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, patiently waiting to convoy in style before heading home to watch a virtual ceremony televised on K5 and Hawai‘i News Now.
Gather Federal Credit Union has partnered with Banzai Direct to offer elementary, middle and high-school students a financial literacy online program for free.
HONOLULU – Chiefess Kamakahele Middle School (CKMS) won six out of seven categories at the recent 17th Annual ‘Olelo Youth Xchange Student Video Competition, which brings students from across the state to compete in film making.
Hanalei Spirits, a private distiller known for its local-inspired rum, ‘okolehao, dark rum and vodka, is now producing hand sanitizers for the community to purchase online and in selected stores around the island.