Broken cable causes internet outages

KAPAA – Many Kaua‘i residents were without internet Wednesday as Spectrum responded to a broken land-based fiber-optic cable, according to a company spokesman.

Dining in is now an option

LIHU‘E — The dine-in food court area at Kukui Grove Center is still closed off, said Melissa McFerrin-Warrack, the shopping center’s manager for specialty leasing and marketing.

Virus impacts wedding industry

LIHU‘E — Wedding professionals across the state are reporting loss of business at the dawn of the June “wedding season,” and professionals on Kaua‘i are asking officials to start opening up the industry.

Gymnastics, dance combine forces

PUHI — June 1 marked a new page for Kaua‘i Gymnastics Academy — when the handover from Jack and Kay Leonard to Tiffany and Pono Dick of the Aloha Dance Studio is complete.

Wedding photographer gives back

Mallory Roe, a professional photographer and creator of Vows With Views Photography, is still in business after 100% of her bookings from mid-March though the end of August were canceled or postponed.

New strategies for business owners

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.

YB wants to stop hauling small loads

Young Brothers shipping company is seeking permission to discontinue less-than-container-load shipping of goods to and from Kaua‘i, according to a request recently submitted to the state Public Utilities Commission.

What to do with federal COVID money

This week our Legislature will be recessing after working on one of its important tasks: figuring out how to spend $1 billion of federal money that is being made available to Hawaii under the CARES Act.

The Flip Flop Shop donates footwear to police officers

LIHU‘E — Denise Zumwalt of The Flip Flop Shop turned over 144 pairs of OOFOS footwear to the State of Hawai‘i Organization of Police Officers, Wednesday afternoon for distribution to all of the officers in the Kaua‘i Police Department.

‘Our ‘ohana is their ‘ohana’

LIHU‘E — More than 400 people — associates from the three Marriott Vacations Kaua‘i Resorts — flowed steadily through the parking lot at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center, Wednesday to receive their allotment of groceries during the associate giveaway.

‘Aloha for Hawaii’ campaign announced

HONOLULU – First Hawaiian Bank (FHB) has announced that the “Aloha for Hawaii” campaign is donating $100,000 to Hawai‘i Foodbank which is providing assistance to over 256,000 O‘ahu residents during the pandemic.

‘Like Black Friday in the pandemic’

Mel Dias was sleeping in the Kukui Grove Center parking lot fronting the Ross Dress for Less store Saturday night in anticipation of the store’s reopening Sunday morning.

If you happen to have money laying around

During this period of emergency and with our state facing revenue shortfalls of Brobdingnagian proportions, the state auditor has been busy at work trying to find options for legislators to consider for getting the state budget back on track.

Reopening at Kukui Grove

LIHU‘E — Macy’s at the Kukui Grove Center will be opening its doors, Friday starting at 11 a.m.

Kaua‘i Humane Society receives Petco grant

LIHUE — The Kaua`i Humane Society (KHS), announced it has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.

Goteborg on the fly

“And do you have Goteborg?” the shopper asked. “I’ll take two of them in addition to the food box.”