Heiva’s a hit

Tahitian dance competition was the attraction at the two days of Heiva I Kauai that wrapped up Sunday at Kapaa Beach Park.

Celebrating na paniolo

The historic Koloa Plantation Days parade pulled thousands of people to the sidewalks on the roads through Koloa town with its offering of assorted mounted units, decorated vehicles and floats, walking units and the historic Grove Farm Museum steam locomotive “Paulo.”

Year of the Paniolo

The Koloa Plantation Days, “Year of the Paniolo,” will close this weekend with a gala pau hana party, The Flavors of Kukuiula starting at 5:30 p.m. for an evening of street food done up, plantation style, and capped with the Wally Rita Y Los Kauaianos providing kachi-kachi music.

Free and fun!

More than 1,800 backpacks of school supplies were distributed at the annual Back to School Bash, presented by Kukui Grove Center and a host of sponsors.

Stepping out in style for Kauai Fashion Weekend

The dinner-and-show package was sold out, and hundreds more flowed through the doors of Kauai Fashion Weekend, described as Kauai’s signature red-carpet event, at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club.

Crowning a queen

More than 800 people watched as Isabel Gampon worked through the different phases to emerge as the 2019 Miss Kauai Filipina at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall Saturday night.

Kauai Comic Con

The world that welcomed guests beyond the public call box sprawled out on the expanse of the ballroom at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club.

Tasting the good life

Nearly 2,000 people, including patrons and volunteers, converged at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua Sunday for the Rotary Club of Kauai’s 30th Taste of Hawaii.

Keiki be bashin’

Bradley Chiba, president of the Lihue Baseball League, and his committee of volunteers led the hosting of the traditional Da Bash baseball tournament that wrapped up Monday at the Lihue County Park.

Youth bands battle in Poipu

The Battle of the Bands (for middle school students), presented by Bandwagon and the Aloha Angels program, wrapped up a school year of work by students under the Adopt-a-Band program, administered by the Aloha Angels and Bandwagon Music Center.

Walk shatters fundraising record

More than 2,000 walkers banded together to raise a record $442,000 during the 2019 Kauai Visitor Industry Charity Walk, centered around the Vidinha Stadium soccer fields.

Walking to help Kauai

The Kauai Visitor Industry Charity Walk launches Saturday, starting with registration from 6:30 a.m. at the Vidinha Stadium soccer fields.

Hanapa‘a for charity

Junior Fuimaono kept his secret very well Sunday during the weigh-in of the second Fishing for Charity Shoreline Challenge that benefits the Kauai Visitor Industry Charity Walk.

Cleaning for Earth Day

Muruga Simmonds of California said he came because it is a good way to give back to the place he’s enjoyed.

‘Friends’ fight cancer

Hundreds of people braved the wind, punctuated by bouts of showers blowing off the Kalaheo plateau, to celebrate survivors in the battle against cancer during the Relay For Life at the Hanapepe Stadium soccer fields.

Growing strong

Nearly 2,000 people flowed through the gates in the first 90 minutes of the opening of the 24th annual Garden Fair that shared its space with the Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council Kauai District Makahiki Saturday at Kauai Community College.

Burn out suicide!

Kaylynn Drake started Kekua Aloha Foundation after being impacted by suicide. That was four years ago when she was just a high school freshman, when her home town of Anahola saw a rash of youth and young-adult suicides.

Good fun fishing

Brad Hiranaka, president and commissioner for Kauai Youth Football, said the motivation for holding the KYF second Shoreline Fishing Contest was the lack of good fishing contests.

Celebrating a prince

Anahola was the first Hawaiian Homes program on Kauai created by Prince Jonah Kuhio in an effort to rehabilitate and put Hawaiians back onto the land to become successful homesteaders.