‘Imagine Greatness’ is Waimea Homecoming theme

Brandie Amaya Aguinaldo reigned over the Waimea High School homecoming festivities last Friday night during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation football game between Kauai High School and the Menehune at Hanapepe Stadium.

Coming together for peace

Everyone was invited to create peaceful relationships Sunday when the Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai presented its International Day of Peace celebration at the Lydgate Beach Park main pavilion, where Middle Fields with Darren Dzurilla, Antwoine Woody and Rachell Kattlove set the tone with their unique, sedating music.

Tooting the Paulo whistle

Paulo, the oldest operating steam locomotive in Hawaii, needs some work, and the Grove Farm Museum hosted the first Sugar Plantation Bash as a fundraiser to help get Paulo back on the tracks.

Pop Warner celebrates 57 years

Kauai Pop Warner Football League President Teddy Arroyo said in some places in Asia, when you give birth, you are already 1 year old. He joked about how long Pop Warner football has been in existence on Kauai, and the growth of the program that focuses on leadership and scholastics in addition to teaching the game of football.

Let the sun shine

One vendor lamented the lack of the county’s Sunshine Markets in Lihue for the past two weeks. “In Lihue, we were closed last week because of the hurricane,” the vendor said. “The week before, we were closed because it was the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair.”

Enjoying the farm fair

Chef Jason Sessions of the Nanea Restaurant at the Westin Princeville topped the 9th annual Kauai Coffee Celebrity Chef Cookoff for Charity, earning $2,000 for the Westin Princeville Foundation.

Relay for the North Shore

Pauline Ibia needed to visit political candidates Saturday night, but delayed her visits until she got in a couple of laps in the Survivors’ Walk at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life North Shore, held at the Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapaa.

Safety day

Kaila Sumida needed a new bicycle because she had outgrown the one she brought to the Wilcox Keiki Bike and Skateboard Safety Day.

Celebrating plantation life

The first-ever Western fashion show coordinated by Joelle Souza marked the Sunset Hoolaulea and formal opening ceremonies of Koloa Plantation Days at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club.

Getting ready for school

Hundreds of families got a head start on back to school by sharing in more than $18,000 in free school supplies distributed during the Back to School Bash at Kukui Grove Center Saturday.

First Saturday shopping

Liberta Albao maintained a voter-registration station for the primary election during the First Saturday function presented by the Kapaa Business Association.

Night shopping, outdoors

Rick Carroll, a former Honolulu Advertiser staffer, wanted to know if you saw the spider web that graced the Soulgood Family performing on the patio outside the food vending area outside the mini golf where Aunty M was frying up a batch of pies for the gathering crowd Saturday at the Kilauea Night Market.

10 years of healthy fun

Ten years of the Kauai Mayor-a-thon is a milestone, and a reason to bring out a bunch of new things for the more than 1,200 participants who rolled out to the Kapaa Beach Park, fronting Ke Ala Hele Makalae.

Kauai loves dads

From a Boy Scouts Eagle project, a fun-filled day of parades, storytelling, parade, and disc golf, to just hanging out on the mall, Kauai’s dads gathered with their families to celebrate Father’sDay.

Everyone loves a parade

Dr. Joel Punzal had to work, but his family, including Brity, who works at Punzal Vision, couldn’t resist getting an early morning treat from Daylight Donuts while saving space on the sidewalk fronting Ace Hardware.

Free, healthy fun

Eighty bicycles were given away in celebration of Wilcox Health Center’s 80th anniversary during the annual Kids Summer Fest at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club.

Rounding up the poka

Hui o Laka, the sponsoring organization behind the annual Banana Poka Round Up, describes the event as “a lively forest education fair,” and this year’s event was no exception.

Chamber golf sells out in Poipu

The 15th annual Kauai Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament was sold out at the Poipu Bay Golf Course, but Mark Perriello, president of the Kauai Chamber, said they were able to get two more golfers into the field playing a four-person modified scramble format with a shotgun start.

Walking to help

About 2,200 people took advantage of clear weather to raise $350,000 for Kauai nonprofits at the 40th annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk hosted by the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association.