KaiKini Kristmas Kountdown begins

KAPA‘A — December 1 is on Thursday, but the KaiKini holiday pop-up opens Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its 934 Kipuni Way location, upstairs next to the Haole Girl Island Sweets kitchen in the Arzadon Industrial Park.

Little Pea market returns this weekend

LIHU‘E — Little Pea is returning with her Holiday Market on Saturday and Sunday at the former Pier 1 location in the Kukui Marketplace, close to the Target store, said Peach Alpeche, event organizer.

Hawai‘i volcano eruption has some on alert, draws onlookers

HILO, Hawaii — The first eruption in 38 years of the world’s largest active volcano is attracting onlookers to a national park for “spectacular” views of the event, and it’s also dredging up bad memories among some Hawai‘i residents who have been through harrowing volcanic experiences in the past.

Homebound Iris loves music

Iris is 74 years old, who lives alone on a fixed monthly income. Iris has no children of her own and depends on friends and neighbors to help with things like baths, shopping, meal prep, house cleaning, etc.

Hawaii Gov. Ige looks back on coronavirus, tourism shutdown

HONOLULU — As Hawaii’s governor, David Ige faced a volcanic eruption that destroyed 700 homes, protests blocking construction of a cutting-edge multibillion-dollar telescope and a false alert about an incoming ballistic missile. During the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism shut down and Hawaii’s unemployment rate soared to 22.4%.

Many women struggling to get by

Bailey is a single female, who is struggling to make ends meet. Bailey has experienced some hard times during her life, and struggled through the pandemic and being isolated. Bailey is unable to work due to health reasons, but is hopeful she can find work from home opportunities.

October: Strong hotel revenue, occupancy

A banner month for passenger counts at Lihu‘e Airport proved fruitful for the local hotel industry, which put up strong revenue and occupancy numbers in October.

Lights On Rice returns Friday

Harvey Maeda and the Kaua‘i Classic Cars will be fully decorated on Friday when The Rotary Club of Kaua‘i presents the Lights On Rice holiday parade along Rice Street.

Storytellers in spotlight in Nawiliwili

A volunteer and community-driven event gathering storytellers from all walks of life to share their insights in a talk-story format unfolded on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Eyes Wide Open Production Theatre in Nawiliwili.

Kaua‘i road closures for the week of Nov. 27 – Dec. 2

KAPA‘A — The County of Kaua‘i announced that portions of Mailihuna, Hau‘a‘ala and Kawaihau roads will be closed and detours put in place from Monday to Friday, Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the ongoing construction of a new five-way intersection.