Food distribution, Saturday in Kaumakani

KAUMAKANI — Anyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is welcome, Saturday when the Football Officials of Kaua‘i partners with the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank to host a food drive in the parking lot fronting the Aloha Sweet Delites bakery.

CSL Kaua‘i to broadcast fundraiser

Center for Spiritual Living Kaua‘i, celebrating its seventh year on island, will present Kaua‘i’s first-ever live telethon on Saturday, Sept. 19, to raise funds for the center’s expansion efforts.

Pearl Harbor munitions depot expansion concerns residents

HONOLULU — A U.S. military plan to expand a Pearl Harbor munitions depot has raised concerns there has not been enough information released to the public, considering that the depot was the site of a massive and deadly explosion 76 years ago.

Honolulu reminds voters they don’t need to request ballots

HONOLULU — Honolulu elections officials said Wednesday voters don’t need to request ballots to be mailed to them after the U.S. Postal Service sent postcards to residents across the country warning them to ask for mail-in ballots at least 15 days before Election Day.

Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring goes virtual

LIHU‘E — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kaua‘i received a $40,000 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Grant from the county to implement a “Virtual Future” app to assist in helping to mentor kids of Kaua‘i.

COVID scammers target Kauai residents, KPD issues warning

LIHU‘E — The COVID scammers are trying to strengthen their grip on Kaua‘i. That was the word Tuesday from the Kaua‘i Police Department, with investigators saying several new fraud schemes have cropped up in recent days.

IROK celebrates peace Sunday

For the first time ever, the Interfaith Roundtable of Kaua’i will be holding its annual International Day of Peace celebration virtually.

Bells to ring for peace

KAPA‘A — There will be several events on Kaua‘i celebrating Peace Day that falls on Monday, Sept. 21, said Roberta Yanagawa, the Kaua‘i representative to the 2020 Peace Day Committee headed by Rene Mansho.

First of three planned murals on mental health

LIHU‘E — Muralist Seth Womble said the project is a great way to start the week, working with Trysen Kaneshige to clear the paint hose lines and masking off features on the Tanaka Building located across Kalena Park in Lihu‘e.

2018 repairs project finalist in America’s Transportation Awards

HONOLULU — The Kaua‘i Emergency Repairs, a collaborative effort to restore access to the communities of Wainiha and Ha‘ena following the April 2018 flood is one of 12 finalists in the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards, the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) announced yesterday.