Hawaii 8 season set for January

LIHUE — Kauai college students will have an opportunity to continue in organized and competitive athletics while pursuing their college education on the Garden Island. “You just need to be enrolled in college,” said Stacy Iwasaki, head coach of the Kauai team representing the Hawaii 8 ClubCollege Football conference. “Part time student status is alright — you just need to be enrolled in a college. This is a junior college level program which make part time students eligible.”

Prosecutors start over in rape case

LIHUE — New charges have been filed against a Kauai Community Correctional Center inmate whose case was thrown out last month after a judge ruled that prosecutors violated court procedure while obtaining a grand jury indictment.

Kauai Hoe Wa‘a gets Enterprise help

LIHUE — Dana Miyake of the Kauai Hoe Wa‘a said the $1,000 award from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, doing business as Alamo, National, and Enterprise rent a car, Monday was like winning the publisher’s clearinghouse.

East Kauai Lions presented $3K in scholarships

LIHUE — The meeting of the East Kauai Lions Club, Thursday was more than celebrating the three scholarships presented to graduating high school seniors at the Lihue Neighborhood Center. The meeting was also the 81st Charter Anniversary of the club where president Angel Acorda turned over the gavel to incoming president Ed Keopuhiwa.

Stepping into second homes

Kauai real estate executive Chad Pimentel is helping grow the state’s luxury second-home market and recently joined the Lifestyle Asset Group as a joint venture partner.

Da Shadow: Vidinha Stadium, Shipwreck’s

Vidinha Stadium (KPAL building) What is the status of efforts to remove the old cement footings with exposed metal screws that appear to have been for an old gas or propane tank outside of the building?

Talking Story with Marco Engquist

Marco Engquist is a paramedic. He came to Kauai over four decades ago, and spent his first year on the island naked in a cave. He tells the story like this:

Willie ‘Golden Boy’ Duarte of Duarte’s U-Drive & Tours

Willie Duarte (1921-2007) started Duarte’s U-Drive & Tours on Kauai in the early 1950s, and by the time he sold the company and Orchid Island Tours on the Big Island to Amfac in 1969, he’d expanded his operations and became such a financial success that he was known locally as Willie “Golden Boy” Duarte, the U-Drive king of Kauai.

Happy Camper for Sunday, June 23, 2019

Happy birthday, Mark Perriello, who celebrated his special day with nearly 400 people at the Kauai Chamber of Commerce second quarter general membership meeting presented by Corteva Agriscience and featuring Hawaii farm-to-plate food at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club Thursday.

Former Rainbow Wahine player leads clinic

PUHI — Former University of Hawaii women’s volleyball player McKenna Granato headed a clinic for Island School’s girls volleyball team. The former Rainbow Wahine outside hitter led a group of 14 players Saturday morning at the Wilcox Gymnasium on the Island School campus in Puhi.

More studies needed before water can be deemed ‘safe’

This is an opinion letter in response to a recently published Hawaii Department of Health report on May 22 (“Mahaulepu and Waikomo Watersheds PhyloChip Source Tracking Study, Hawaii”) and associated The Garden Island article (“Study clears water for swimmers”) published on June 6 of this year.

Obituaries for Sunday, June 23, 2019

• Richard Cummings Kaui Sr. • Barbara Jean Hammond • Glenn Joseph Lardizabal • Henry Y. Cabading • Mark Boiser • George Kauai Akana • Samuel James ‘Lawrence’ Araneta • Chaunde Weilan Kauilani ‘Pure Love’ Cockett • David Koerte Jr. • Doris M. ‘Dolores’ McKenna • Rosemary Sheehan • Mary Day Wilson • Marta Segismundo Dolor

Meet ‘alakuma the Seven-Eleven Crab!

This large crab is the most famous crab in all of the Indo-Pacific, and even has it own Hawaiian song! You can easily recognize this six-inch-wide crab because of its obvious, blood-red markings on its smooth shell. The crab moves about the reef slowly, but don’t let that fool you.

Road closures during parade

The First annual Kauai Pride Parade and Festival is today at 9 a.m., and Rice Street from Hoolako Street to Eiwa Street will be closed from 9 to 10 a.m. during the parade. Portions of Hoolako and Umi streets will also be closed.