Waipa Market opening

Waipa Farmers Market is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, June 16, after being closed for more than two months.

County, Kaua‘i businesses calls for aloha

LIHU‘E – The County of Kaua’i, has partnered up with Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce to start a new campaign that will offer local restaurants and retailers free promotional support through a program called: “Aloha for Kaua‘i.”

Kaua‘i Restart: Business

LIHU‘E – Tax relief, speedy permitting processes and fresh marketing strategies are a few of the ideas for helping local Kaua‘i businesses recover from pandemic protocols that have heavily impacted bottom lines and closed some doors for good.

Kukui Grove Center hosts World Oceans Day

LIHU‘E — Kayge Jacobs, 3, can say the word ‘dolphin,’ said his father, Monday while picking up a free Ocean Learning Kit from Aaron Swink of the state’s Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources.

Princeville Resort contents for sale

The owners of Princeville Resort, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group, a global private-investment firm, and East West Partners, the development company coordinating the renovation of the hotel, are collaborating with local nonprofit organization Re-use Hawai‘i to recover and redistribute furniture and other items from the resort to local nonprofit organizations and the public.

Our GET may be too soft on sales to federal government

Our Legislature will be reopening soon, and some lawmakers are undoubtedly thinking of ways to make our budget balance, because the grim reality is that much of our economic engine has ground to a halt and is no longer spinning out tax revenues.

Permits for beach weddings and vow renewals

HONOLULU – Effective immediately Wiki Permits, the online permitting system for limited commercial activities on State beaches, such as weddings and vow renewals, is resuming service subject to the following COVID-19 “Act With Care” restrictions:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.