LIHU‘E — Keeping kupuna safe during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a moving target for care-center managers, as staff members adjust to the strict sanitation and screening guidelines from Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, state Department of Health and directives from the County of Kaua‘i.
On May 8, Divine Planet business owners Mike McGinnis and Sonja McGinnis opened their doors for the first time since they were forced to close due to the pandemic and, since then, their sales have been about 5% or 10% of what they were before businesses were closed.
Artist Briana Smith found 172 nurdles within a 10-minute period at Maha‘ulepu on the South Shore recently.
Jules Cannon and wife Stefanie Cannon compete all over the state and island while looking for pickleball games to play in.
On May 9, local girl Stephanie Kainoa Steuri, an Island School graduate of the class of 2011, earned her doctorate of veterinary medicine degree from the University of Tennessee, and was honored with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Award for Small Animal Surgery.