$79M for The Headlands of Kalanipu‘u

With views of the Pacific Ocean, Nawiliwili harbor and the Hule‘ia River, The Headlands of Kalanipu‘u is now for sale at a record-breaking price of $79 million for 1,395 acres on Southeast Kaua‘i, along the eastern boundary of Kipu Ranch.

Four new COVID-19 cases on Kaua‘i

Tuesday’s cases bring the number of active cases to five, with 239 cumulative cases with 204 confirmed locally, two probable, and 33 positive cases diagnosed elsewhere, as they received their pre-travel test results after arriving on island.

Haruno ‘Toni’ Souza turned 100 Tuesday

LIHU‘E — Do you know who the President of the United States was on April 20, 1921, ‘Ohana Pacific Kaua‘i Adult Day Health Center director Kaulana Finn wanted to know, Tuesday morning.

Kawaihau plates 2 in the 7th to win

LIHU‘E — Judge Mike Soong connected for a 2-RBI shot in the seventh inning to push Kawaihau to a 12-10 advantage over the Aloha Kia Lihu‘e A’s, Saturday during the Kaua‘i Senior Softball league games contested at the Isenberg Park.

HCT opens registration for Summer Stars

LIHU‘E — The Hawai‘i Children’s Theatre announces they will be bringing back in-person learning with social distancing for the popular Summer Stars program with online registration starting on April 20.

Kaua‘i Youth Tennis hosts first tournament

PO‘IPU — Kaua‘i High School junior Kirra Carvalho outlasted Waimea’s Kamalani Goo, but Team A edged past Team B, 6-5 Saturday during the first of the Kaua‘i Youth Tennis Tournament Series at the Po‘ipu Kai Tennis Courts.

Kato gets one for NYC Eric Wing Memorial Series

NAWILIWILI — Bonjolea II took line honors, but Kato corrected to take the Nawiliwili Yacht Club Eric Wing Memorial Series, Race No. 3 that was held under 10- to 15-knot winds blowing out of the north-northeast at the Nawiliwili Harbor.

Global warming’s extreme rains threaten Hawaii’s coral reefs

HONOLULU — As muddy rainwater surged from Hawaii’s steep seaside mountains and inundated residential communities last month, the damage caused by flooding was obvious — houses were destroyed and businesses swamped, landslides covered highways and raging rivers and streams were clogged with debris.

Old Koloa Town Market busts out

KOLOA — “We’ll have a piece of Fried Chicken,” the couple said to Arlyn Perez of Kaua‘i Family Cafe, described as a “Filipino food eatery, as Perez undid the lids concealing a wide variety of food offerings, including finger foods like Spam Musubi to a vegetarian stew with octopus, Saturday as the clock hands teased 4 o’ clock.

Huaka‘i is undefeated in Boys Club play

PO‘IPU — Following a 23-25 opening set loss to Kule‘a, Huak‘i clawed back to take the second set, 25-15, Friday evening when the Boy’s Club league took over the Southside Sports Center in Po‘ipu.

Researchers map coral microbes

MANOA — An invisible and multi-cultural web of bacteria, viruses and biochemicals work together to keep coral colonies healhty, according to a study published in the scientific journal “Frontiers of Marine Science.”

Walk-in vaccines offered for kupuna this week

The state Department of Health vaccine clinic at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e is now accepting walk-ins for residents age 60 and older and those needing language assistance. The vaccine manufactured by Moderna is available at this location.

Nearly 18,000 pounds of food distributed

The driver deliberately avoided the gaze of the traffic monitor, and instead of exiting turned back into the line of cars waiting to claim food packages Thursday at Vidinha Stadium.