Rural electric association visits Kauai

LIHUE — The top executive for the nation’s electric cooperative network paid his first visit to Kauai last week and toured several of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s facilities.

Happy Camper for Friday, August 16, 2019

Yes, the purple flamingos light up, said Sharron Weber of Tire Warehouse (watch for their big anniversary soon!) of the birds (remember when talk was about New Zealand cows?) fronting the Rice Street construction at “the place between work and home.”

This is how she got here

One woman’s inspirational tale of personal discovery through the men and music of her life will be on stage during two original cabaret performances later this month.

Chance to dance

Sadie Sanson has spent the past year dancing at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C., and on Saturday, Aug. 24 she’ll be showing off what she’s learned at the Anaina Hou Porter Pavilion.

Grants offered for affordable housing

In connection with its Community Giving Initiative, the Nareit Foundation’s REIT Way Hawaii announced the availability of grants to support affordable housing projects for the remainder of 2019 and 2020.

Coco Palms rebirth still alive

WAILUA — The Utah private-equity company that has taken over the ruins of the former Coco Palms Resort in Wailua says it is moving ahead with plans to rebuild the property as a hotel and can meet an Aug. 31 county deadline to submit 26 different building permit applications.

It’s fair time

Final preparations were underway when Deanne “Dee Dee” Gorospe showed up with a pair of Grammatophyllum Hi‘imanu specimens Wednesday afternoon at Vidinha Stadium.

8 take stand in Safadago trial 3rd day

LIHUE — Day three of a manslaughter trial featured testimony from a tow truck driver who watched a young woman pass away in the seat of her car, an emergency room doctor who testified about the suspect’s delusions of grandeur and a restaurant owner who stepped outside his shop and saw a tire rolling in the street.

Kauai High seeks soccer coaches

The Kauai High School athletic department is accepting resumes from people interested in becoming assistant coaches for the Red Raider boys soccer program at both the varsity and junior-varsity levels.

Volleyballers here for clinic

The Hawaii Tourism Authority, Association of Volleyball Professionals and AVPFirst, the nonprofit youth programming arm of the AVP Pro Tour, have teamed up on a statewide initiative to provide 17 beach volleyball clinics across six Hawaiian islands from Aug. 19 through Sept. 22.

Correa scholarship sends Lugo off

Whitney Lugo, a 2019 graduate of Kauai High School, pot a last-minute surprise Tuesday evening at the Kauai High School gym where practices for fall sports peppered the air with sounds of excitement.