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.

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.

Foil Fever shares success of Saturday surf meet

PUA LOKE — Foil Fever wrapped up the successful Foilers of Aloha Classic foil surf meet on Monday by distributing the proceeds from the daylong foil surf meet held Saturday at Kalapaki Beach.

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.

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.

Menehune run to state title

Separated by a big stretch of ocean, the pride and fever of Waimea High School’s “historic” 45-6 victory for the First Hawaiian Bank Hawai‘i High School Division II state football championship was felt at home on Saturday evening.

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.

Shop online for the holidays and beyond

KAPA‘A — Coinciding with holiday shopping, and particularly Small Business Saturday shopping, the Kapa‘a Business Association announced the recent launch of its online, local shopping resource, the Shop on Kaua‘i Website, kbakauai.org/shop-on-kauai.

All Ears mediators provide free listening service

LIHU‘E — Sometimes people just want to be heard. Conrad Welti saw the value in listening while serving as a mediator at Kaua‘i Economic Opportunity, which works with people in a variety of interpersonal disputes.

Celebrating small businesses

PUHI — The line of cars patiently waiting for parking at the Grove Farm Market was a testament to the success of small businesses on Saturday during the national Small Business Saturday campaign.

Happy Camper for Sunday, November 27, 2022

“Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go?” Bill Spitz and the “Friday gang” braved the Black Friday crowd to have their morning session at the Kukui Grove Center food court (they said the action was happening at the Deja Vu Surf Hawai‘i tent). Yes, Sara Miura, Santa did come — scored one of those collectible first customers shirt!