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.

‘Mensora’ to Hui Alu Okinawa Festival

“Mensora” means “welcome” to Okinawa culture, food, and dance. It’s a greeting offered to those who braved the Friday night rains, which gave way to Saturday’s clear weather at the Hui Alu Okinawa Festival at the Kauai Veterans Center.

Fighting back against cancer

Kauai Fire Department Battalion Chief Jason Ornellas spent his day in the Emergency Operating Center involved with disaster relief efforts Saturday.

Sold-out bowling for Charity Walk

Enterprise Rent-A-Car got a break Saturday when the Koloa Landing crew was not able to make the annual Charity Walk Bowling event. Instead of having empty lanes, Enterprise Rent-A-Car sent a crew of bowlers to fill in at the sold-out event that adds funds to the Visitor Industry Charity Walk presented by the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, Kauai Chapter on May 12 at a new gathering place — the North Vidinha soccer fields.

Garden Fair, Scouts share soggy space

Hundreds of people braved the showers that blanketed Kauai Saturday during the annual Garden Fair hosted by the Kauai County Farm Bureau and the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.

Walking and rolling at MS Sunset Stroll

More than 250 people showed up to demonstrate their support for the battle against multiple sclerosis Saturday during the annual MS Walk and Roll (it’s called the MS Walk elsewhere) at Kapaa Beach Park.

‘Circus’ bowl for the kids

Samira Siale of the Enterprise Rent A Car team had the answers for the circus-themed bowling fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters Kauai. “We had a horse ready to go,” Siale said of the costumed entourage. “We even had a lion cutout for a dog, but they would have had to stay outside the bowling alley, and no one would go outside to look at them.”

Partying in Waimea

Hundreds of people flocked through the Waimea town during the Heritage Ho‘olaule‘a which wrapped up the nine-day 41st annual Waimea Town Celebration that started President’s Day weekend.