Wai Koa Plantation for sale

KALIHIWAI — Joan Porter is selling Wai Koa Plantation, the legacy property that’s home to Stone Dam and the Wai Koa Loop Trail.

Council meeting Wednesday

The Kauai County Council is scheduled to meet 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Historic County Building.

Housing market holding strong

The real estate market on Kauai remained relatively strong through the first half of 2019, but overall sales figures across the island are down from this time last year, and the market could be in for a substantial downturn, Realtors said.

Dominating baseball in California

The Ruff Ryderz Baseball group, including its 15 and under team that recently won the Fourth of July Classic in California, will be presenting its Fourth Annual Baseball in Paradise tournament from July 24 through 27 at Waimea Athletic Field.

Happy Camper for Monday, July 15, 2019

Happy belated birthday to Ms. Hawaii United States Amanda Smith, who celebrated her birthday on July 4! She was so busy with engagements she missed out on the Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky. But she broke away Saturday to help with the Back to School Bash (kudos to ALL the organizers — it’s a good thing Mryvie Buster has a loud voice — on a highly-successful event!) where she did a variety of chores, including helping distribute the free backpacks of school supplies.

Special delivery

Kerstin Tennberg wasn’t sure what the three guys in yellow shirts wanted when they knocked on the door of her Koloa home Saturday.

Getting a jump start on school

Nalani Pa was out in the parking lot Saturday when her name was called as the grand-prize winner of the Fifth annual Back to School Bash held at Kukui Grove Center.

Growing pains

Just down the road from Haena State Park, visitors are parked on the side of the road in a group of four vehicles. They’re illegally parked. It’s something that residents are dealing with on a daily basis and are hoping to get more help with.

Mayor lauds North Shore efforts

Kauai officials say the rocky start to reopening Kuhio Highway past Waipa was expected, and they’ve been making adjustments as needed to rules and operations on the North Shore.

Higher parking fines in effect

Thousands of people are drawn to the popular scenic areas on Kauai’s North Shore every day, but one long-standing problem has been too many vehicles illegally parked along Kuhio Highway. This has caused gridlock, safety concerns and numerous complaints, said state Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura.

‘It’s not electric!’

Pillare Mukai, assistant property manager at The Shops at Kukuiula, quizzically looked at the antique typewriter on a table in the office Wednesday afternoon.

Majors prepare for state

Members of the Kawaihau Community Little League Majors All Stars will be exchanging their baseball gear for fishnets, sponges, brushes, hoses, and even Zumba wear — for the next few days, at least.

EPA green-lights insecticide

While pesticide manufacturers say green-lighting the insecticide sulfoxaflor for use in the U.S. will provide local farmers with better pest-management tools, beekeepers on Kauai say the action is a step in the wrong direction.

Car beach ban stands

Hanalei’s Black Pot Beach Park — closed since the storms of April, 2018 — will reopen July 22, but, for the moment, anyway, motor vehicles will be banned from driving on the sand.

Tiki Iniki featured on Food Network

Michele Rundgren is used to show business. Whether it’s touring with her band the “Intoxicats” or dealing with her husband Todd Rundgren’s busy touring schedule, she’s used to life on the road and the chaos that comes with it.