Peace, baby

Leland Pappert was feeling the peace and harmony Sunday afternoon.

Waimea royalty shines in the rain

The misting rains that punctuated the Kauai Interscholastic Federation football games were not unfavorable to the Waimea High School homecoming court Friday during the gridiron matchup with Kapaa at Hanapepe Stadium, where a bunch of white convertibles quietly waited below the scoreboard.

Island School, Kauai ‘nearly perfect’

Two blemishes dotted the results of the Island School boys Saturday during the running of the Kauai Interscholastic Federation cross country meet at Kauai Community College, hosted by Kauai High School under humid, warming conditions.

‘Our hopes are high’

With a focus on health, wellness, youth, open spaces and education, the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation has harnessed thousands of hours of volunteer effort and established itself as a philanthropic player on the North Shore.

Bill aims to mitigate abandoned cars

LIHUE — New legislation that could potentially help mitigate the unsightly, rising issue of abandoned and derelict vehicles on Kauai was recently introduced by Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami.

$300k for veterans cemetery

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will award a total of $309,220 in federal funding to the Hawaii Office of Veterans’ Services to expand Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe.

Fender, Servco Pacific donate musical instruments to schools

Servco Pacific, a co-majority owner of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, continued its $1.5 million Centennial Service Campaign with a donation of musical instruments and services valued at nearly $500,000 to 55 public schools across Hawaii.

Menehune split homecoming

HANAPEPE — Kapaa High running back Baba Na-O scored two touchdowns to lead the Warriors to a 24-0 win over Waimea High Friday night during a Kauai Interscholastic Federation football game at Hanapepe Stadium.

Walking for peace

HANAPEPE — Nancy Bailey of Berkeley, California, knew that Saturday was International Peace Day. She just needed to know where there were events taking place.

‘The Judge’

There is a modest home near the top of the Kapaa bypass road with a mailbox in front that says “The Judge.”

Mother Nature makes a ‘Splash,’ too

A passing rain shower Friday added real-world excitement to the Make A Splash water education festival presented by the county’s Department of Water at the north Vidinha Stadium fields.

Expect a wet weekend; hurricanes moving

Island weather will trend wetter through the weekend, with diminishing trade winds and increased moisture also making it feel quite muggy by Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Chess players capture titles

Parents watching the games at the Kauai Community Chess Club notice the intensity and focus that their children display during the games.

Student reportedly threatens school

A student at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School allegedly made threats against the school and its students Thursday, prompting a police investigation and increased security on campus the following day.

‘Our planet’

Hundreds of residents gathered at the Kauai Community College campus in Puhi Friday afternoon, joining people all over the world for a day of global climate protests.

Taking a stand

When Sabryn Rudinoff visited Anini Beach a few weeks ago, she planned to just spend the day “chilling.”