KILAUEA — The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay recently awarded its 2020 Employer of the Year award to Kilauea Bakery and owners Tom and Katie Pickett.
The pluses of adding a smart device to your home were attractive before a pandemic made us all mostly housebound. As anxieties connected to COVID-19 crawl into the fall and winter, the convenience and cost-savings that technology like Amazon Alexa and Google Nest provide is seemingly more appealing than ever.
The Koloa Rum Co.’s store and tasting room at Kilohana Plantation in Puhi is now open, after being forced to shut down for eight months because of the pandemic.
KAPA‘A — Since mid-October, unemployed residents on Kaua‘i have been “supporting local” by using their $500 restaurant debit cards issued by the state as part of the Economic Relief Program at local eateries. But restaurant owners say there are a few hiccups with the program that surfaced when the cards were first issued.
PO‘IPU — There was so much excitement Thursday during The Shops at Kukui‘ula South Shore food distribution done in partnership with the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank.
The pandemic has closed many businesses across the nation but has left one inspired Kaua‘i wahine to think “inside of a can” instead of outside of the box.
LIHU‘E — Target is coming! The Kukui Grove Center announced the arrival of the new retailer to its ‘ohana of retailers, restaurants, and specialty services to the building at the Kukui Marketplace, close to the Kumu’s Cupboard resource center for Kaua‘i school educators.
LIHU‘E — Earlier this week, Surfrider Kaua‘i, a nonprofit environmental organization, announced it is joining Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants’ “Upon Request Only” program, which ties into their foundation’s goal of reducing single-use plastic waste.
Let’s first start by stating the obvious. We’re in trouble. According to the latest forecasts put out by our Council on Revenues, we have a state budget hole of more than 2 billion dollars.
HONOLULU — Celebrating Hawai‘i’s Agriculture is the theme for this year’s Hawai‘i Farmers Union United convention that is intended to be a regenerative exploration of our environment and how it inter-relates to our well-being as individuals and as a species said a spokesperson for the Hawai‘i Farmers Union United.