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.
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.