Fast fabric sales

Shanlee Jimenez of Lihu‘e has been busy the past few days, said her husband James Jimenez Saturday at Discount Fabric Warehouse in Lihu‘e.

Beer, wine available to-go

The county Department of Liquor Control announced that certain licensed establishments may sell sealed to-go wine and beer with takeout meal orders.

Anahola market open

ANAHOLA — Are there any others? Michelle Bonilla wanted to know, as she accepted her bag of fresh produce from the gloved hands of farmer Watchara Meephol in the shadow of the Kalalea mountains in Anahola, where the Kalalea Anahola Farmers Hui debuted the Saturday version of its traditional Sunday market on March 22.

Securitas hiring security guards

HONOLULU—Amidst sweeping layoffs as businesses struggle to adapt to a changing landscape in light of COVID-19, Securitas anticipates substantial growth in 2020. The security firm is adding new job positions for the state of Hawaii due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Take-out currently best option

LIHU‘E — Restaurants are switching to take-out and delivery options as COVID-19 precautions pause dining in and other social activities or Kaua‘i residents, an action the Hawaii State Department of Health hasn’t developed specific protocols for, but condones.

Free Spectrum internet expanded

LIHU‘E – Charter announced it is expanding the eligibility for its 60-day free offer for Spectrum broadband Internet and WiFi access to include educators who do not already have a Spectrum account.

Cleaning up time

WAILUA — Monday was supposed to be the first day of school following spring break for Samantha Pa, a third grade teacher at the Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School.

‘One taco at a time’

COVID-19 has affected many businesses on Kaua‘i, and owners are finding creative ways to stay open and serve the community.

Lead, grant relief, and don’t take more, please

We are in trying times now, folks. Much of the state is closed. The Capitol and many government offices, including the state Department of Taxation, are locked down. People are working remotely when they can, and we are, too.

Curtain closing on Kukui Grove Cinema

The owner of Kauai’s only full-time movie theater, Kukui Grove Cinema 4, said Saturday the facility will close permanently Tuesday, apparently the victim of the COVID-19 crisis and the changing nature of the movie business and people’s viewing habits.

Try Eat Hawai‘i now open

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau, in collaboration with Matthew Oliver of the Makai and Mauka Sushi, introduced a web-based computer program to buy and sell Kaua‘i-grown produce.

Time to reinvent

LIHU‘E — Mallory Roe was doing a thriving business as a wedding destination photographer before the appearance of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i.

Wedding, Wiki permits on hold

HONOLULU – The Wiki Permits online system is the permitting service for authorized applicants to reserve and purchase permits for commercial activity (beach weddings, etc.) on unencumbered State lands, specifically on state public beaches.

Lawmakers might simply follow the herd

It seems like every year we have a legislature, we have dozens of legislative tax proposals to wade through. Some would lessen the burden on the beleaguered consumer, but most would do the reverse.

Kukui Grove does social distancing

LIHU‘E — Effective Wednesday, Kukui Grove Center changed its operation hours to be in compliance with social-distancing guidelines established by health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local guidelines.

Retailers rearrange businesses

PUHI — Box stores across the country are adjusting hours or closing their doors temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic including a temporary closure of the Macy’s and a slight hours of operation adjustment at the Walmart in Lihu‘e.

Bars closed, restaurants dine-out only

LIHUE — Governor David Ige closed churches, clubs, theaters and bars statewide on Tuesday, limited restaurants to drive-through, take-out, pick-up or delivery only and limited social gatherings to 10 people or less to follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19.