Theater classes go online

PUHI — “With the number of students we have, it would be easy for us to shut down,” said afternoon Program Director Marly Madayag while watching the set up for distance learning and the virtual classroom at the Hawai‘i Children’s Theatre warehouse in Puhi.

Two finalists in congressional art contest

HONOLULU — Heidi Roach and Rayna Shafter, both students at Island School, are among the 20 finalists announced in the 2020 Kaha Ki‘i Congressional Art Competition by the office of U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

Congrats Class of 2020

We at The Garden Island are happy to present Kaua‘i’s 2020 graduates in this year’s Class of 2020 special section.

Fatality in moped accident in mid-May

LIHU‘E — Two weeks ago, Kealia resident Travis Long collided with a pedestrian in a moped accident while riding the shoulder of Kuhio Highway.

Four students embody Aloha ‘Aina

LIHU‘E — Four Kaua‘i graduates, out of a statewide total of 20, landed on the list of the Aloha ‘Aina Leadership awards, which recognize high school seniors as emerging leaders who embody the spirit of aloha ‘aina leadership in their school communities.

Bursting with regrowth

‘ANINI — A Kaua‘i diver has reported a successful coral spawn on Kaua‘i, as well as new baby corals from about four inches wide to 12 inches wide in ‘Anini Bay.

Making ‘Massive Masks for Kaua‘i’

When the COVID-19 pandemic triggered the need for masks throughout Kaua‘i and the rest of the state, Kaua‘i residents Kris Hunt and Morgan Lopez joined forces, creating the organization Massive Masks for Kaua‘i (MM4K).

Blessing held for Koloa roads project

KOLOA – A blessing was held Thursday for the Maluhia Road and Koloa Road improvement project in Koloa, attended by a group exercising social distancing procedures and wearing masks.

Nourish Kaua‘i program feeds ohanas in need

On Wednesday, Nourish Kaua‘i, a service project spear headed by Crossroads Christian Church’s community outreach director Karolyn Freuler served 635 hot meals and gave out 204 USDA farmer’ s boxes to 165 families, 90 houseless individuals and about 40 kupuna at St. Catherine’s Church in Kapahi with a group of volunteers.

How to participate in council public hearings

LIHU‘E — While public meetings are physically closed to the public per an emergency rule by Gov. David Ige, the Kaua‘i County Council is offering another way for constituents to join in.