Kupuna shine

Yoyo lei, yoyo key chains, baked goods and Chinese pretzels were the orders of the day as kupuna took the spotlight in the annual Kauai Senior Craft and Food Fair that filled the lobby and meeting area of the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue recently.

East Kauai Lions Club’s spaghetti luncheon

LIHUE — The spaghetti was so good it attracted dignitaries like Santa (aka Phil Worwa), Rep. Nadine Nakamura and more Sunday when the East Kauai Lions Club hosted its first spaghetti luncheon at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

Sunshine marketing

The Koloa Sunshine Market, open from noon on Mondays, is just one of a network of Sunshine Markets coordinated through the county Office of Economic Development.

Museums host Ohana Days

The Grove Farm Museum in Lihue and the Waioli Mission House in Hanalei hosted free Ohana Days in conjunction with the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.

Kicking good time

Billy Kaneholani has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren playing soccer in the Kauai Soccer Association fall season games.

Kauai High Homecoming

The Kauai High School Homecoming Celebration overflowed onto Kukui Grove Center when its Leadership committee with Kaeo Esposo and Holly Taguma planned to share the festivities with the community through a Homecoming Rally at the mall.

This one’s for Gary!

The roar of unleashed engines and the aroma of nitrous in the air welcomed the Labor Day Weekend as the Garden Isle Racing Associated hosted a two-day event at the Kauai Raceway Park located about a mile past the Kekaha outskirts.

Experiencing the spirit of Lawai

Hundreds of people took advantage of the once-a-year Pilgrimage of Compassion to experience the spirit of Lawai that wrapped around the souls of people in the area maintained by the Lawai International Center.

Walking to the ‘promise garden’

More than 200 walkers took aim at the $60,000 goal set to fight Alzheimer’s disease at the annual Alzheimer’s Walk that left on Ke Ala Hele Makalae from Kapaa Beach Park.

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.