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Lights parade a go

The annual Lights on Rice holiday parade will take place this Friday, Dec. 6, starting at 6:30 p.m., said Eileen Winters, the Rotary Club of Kauai’s parade chairperson.

Happy Camper for Monday, December 2, 2019

Laurie Ho of the Kauai County Farm Bureau said all of the vendors at the Kauai Community Market (and the Kauai Culinary Market) are small businesses. as the market at Kauai Community College joined the rest of the nation in celebrating Small Business Saturday.

Magical memories

Santa Claus made his appearance in style — highlighting the Kauai Christmas Parade, greeting his fans, and finally settling in at Santa’s house, also known as Photos With Santa, at Kukui Grove Center, close to the Keiki Korner play area.

Shining bright in Waimea

The light of Kaisa Kahanuolamaikahikina Hesapene Uehara Gramberg shone through the windy dusk via a banner posted on the wall of the laundromat across from the overflowing Hofgaard Park.

Mahalo for support of wounded veterans

Many of you may not know this, but the Kauai Veterans Council and many caring Kauai businesses and community leaders and members support Vacations for Warriors, a program created by Robert (Bob) DeMonbrun, a Colorado resident, to send men and women wounded in war on vacations to the Hawaiian Islands.

High praise for solar project

The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s newest utility-scale, solar-plus-storage project being constructed on the grounds of the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands has drawn praise from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Monthly siren test set for Monday

The monthly test of the all-hazard Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Monday.

Getting by with friends like Thomas

Thomas, 68, is a husband, father, grandfather and friend of many. He worked hard for many years providing for his family and was finally able to retire and enjoy the fruits of his labor.

Welcome back, moli

As kumu Kehaulani Kekua chanted and the crowd responded Friday, an albatross flew overhead. And then another. Then another.

Begin now to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday

We have passed Halloween. Some people say “thank God,” and others wish it would last all year. And we approach the holiday season quickly. The stores are already filled with Christmas ornaments and trees arrive soon. And people were thinking about their Thanksgiving feast preparations, and family, of course.

Runner-up

Lahainaluna High School running back Joshua Tihada carried the Lunas to their fourth consecutive Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II championship football title — quite literally.

Taylor Camp: Through the eyes of the locals

Most Kauai people remember Taylor Camp as a place reviled, a punchline to local jokes or a code word for the ‘60s and ‘70s cultural invasion by pakalolo-smoking, long-haired-hippie/surfers living in a clothing-optional, pot-friendly, treehouse village on the beach at Limahuli. And if they haven’t seen “The Edge of Paradise” — Taylor Camp, Kauai, 1969 - 1977, they may think of this documentary film in the same way.

Oh, the joy it brings

Each year, it seems, Yoshiko “Dimples” Kano says it will be her last as the person spearheading The Garden Island/Zonta Club Christmas Fund.