Making merry

The West Kauai Business and Professional Association hosted thousands of people in Waimea to view the annual Waimea Lighted Christmas Parade Saturday.

The Joy of Christmas beckons

Admission is free to view The Joy of Christmas holiday lights display at St. Raphael Church in Koloa. It is open Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. through December.

Humane Society now open Sundays

Mirah Horowitz, Kauai Humane Society executive director, got to meet the public, and Subaru Hawaii helped animals get adopted into new homes and collected supplies when the Kauai Humane Society resumed Sunday openings.

Let the holidays roll!

Hundreds of people lined the perimeter of Kukui Grove Center to welcome the holidays during the 25th Kauai Christmas Parade.

Rice Street Block Party

Bryden Kaauwai said he was glad to see changes to improve the 2018 Rice Street Block Party that drew hundreds of people to one of the main streets through Lihue town Saturday night.

Debuting a music video

Why is the white frosting pink? The answer is in viewing “Funk & Wagnalis,” or The Auntithesis music video that premiered to the public Saturday at Kukui Grove Center.

Veterans Day Parade returns to Kapaa

The annual Kauai Veterans Day parade, traditionally held on the first Saturday of November and presented by the Kauai Veterans Council, returned to Kapaa town, coordinated by the Kapaa Business Association.

Pasta in the patch

“I hope they have Alfredo sauce,” said Kelvin Moniz, executive director of the Kauai Independent Food Bank. “I like spaghetti,but they must have Alfredo sauce.”

Spooky fun in the Waimea sun

Romang Peake came home from New York to be part of the festivities Sunday when the Family and Friends of Agriculture presented its fifth anniversary Harvest Ag Festival at the Waimea Athletic Field.

Tafea, Brown are Kapaa ‘ali‘i’

Mele Tafea reigned as Kapaa High School’s Homecoming Queen, and Robert “Ali‘i” Brown came off the football field to join her as Homecoming King during the school’s homecoming celebration that ruled the halftime during the first Kauai Interscholastic Federation daytime football game of the season at Vidinha Stadium Saturday.

Red Raider homecoming

“Music Through the Ages” filled the air over the several days when Kauai High School celebrated its 2018 homecoming festivities, including the first-ever parade coordinated by Bryden Ka‘auwai around Kukui Grove Center.

‘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.