Hawaiian cultural icon depicted on commemorative U.S. quarter hits circulation

The image of the late kumu hula Edith Kanakaʻole is printed on the backside of the 25-cent piece as part of a 2023 commemorative series for the American Women Quarters Program by the U.S. Mint.

Check out schedule for 2023 high school graduations

Graduation season is nearly here with ceremonies scheduled in May.

273 whales spotted off Garden Isle on final day of Great Whale Count

A total of 1,121 whales were observed across the state by volunteers for the Great Whale Count on March 25.

Dozens of brewers from across the nation to be featured at the Kaua‘i Brewers Festival

The Kaua‘i Brewers Festival will provide entertainment as well fundraising tournaments for local nonprofits.

Come review the design concepts for Kekaha and ‘Akialoa Roads

The public is invited to see the design concepts developed as an outcome of the Walk Audit and Visioning and Design Workshop held in Kekaha in February.

Watch: Whale shark spotted off Big Island’s Kona Coast

A nearly 30-foot whale shark was spotted one mile off Kahalu‘u Beach Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Asteroids and Aliens: TikTok ‘time traveler’ predicts world’s end this week

Make your preparations now! A self-proclaimed “time traveler” posting on the popular social media platform TikTok is saying hostile aliens will destroy Earth on March 23. But another alien, called “The Champion” will save 8,000 people to ensure humanity’s survival.

Wai’ale’ale Project provides chance for Kaua’i, Ni’ihau youth to attend college for free

The Waiʻaleʻale Project has helped nearly 1,000 students from Kaua’i and Ni’ihau to successfully navigate the college system with financial assistance, counseling and mentorship.

Kauaʻi Red Cross 2023 Volunteer of the Year deployed to Wisconsin to help Afghan refugees

At U.S. Army Fort McCoy, Kauaʻi Red Cross volunteer Michael Crane distributed comfort supplies to the thousands of Afghan refugees housed at the base following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

Registration deadline for Landlord Summit on Kauaʻi is March 17

The Landlord Summit, hosted by the Kaua‘i County Housing Agency in partnership with the Leadership Kaua‘i Class of 2023, is being held at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall on March 24, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Kauaʻi County Council returns to all in-person meetings; testimony not accepted via ICT

Effective March 22, the Kaua‘i County Council will return to all in-person meetings and will no longer be accepting testimony via interactive conference technology, also known as ICT.

Registrations open for flag football season K-12 on Kauaʻi

The K-PAL divisions include: Cubs (Kindergarten and 1st grade), Troopers (2nd 3rd grades), Bobcats (4th and 5th grades), Wildcats (6th through 8th grades) and Enforcers (9th through 12th grades).

Portions of Kaumualiʻi Highway closed throughout March for intersection improvements

Hawaiian Telcom crews work to relocate utility poles for improvements of the Kuli and Lauoho Roads intersections.

Nominations being accepted for 2023 Outstanding Older Americans on Kauaʻi

“Every May, during Older Americans Month, we pay tribute to older adults 65 years and older who play vital, positive roles in our communities,” said Kealoha Takahashi, executive for the Agency on Elderly Affairs.

REMINDER: Public invited to help shape future of Kawaihau Road at meeting tonight in Kapaʻa

The scope of the Kawaihau Road project includes rehabilitation and resurfacing of the project roadway, implementing pedestrian and bicycle improvements, improving traffic flow and addressing parking concerns. 

New report ‘Keeping Hawaiʻi Housed’ provides strategies to reduce evictions

The “Keeping Hawaiʻi Housed” report also includes key interventions made to reduce the incidence of eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic and potential policy interventions at the state level that can reduce the incidence of eviction for Hawaiʻi renters going forward.

Kalena Park in Līhuʻe hosts Fitness Week, March 11 to 18

The free activities of Fitness Week at Kalena Park on Kauaʻi run daily from March 11 to March 18. They include: bicycle riding, pickleball clinics, yoga, TRX, walking tours and keiki events.

Registration open for adult, preschool swim classes at Waimea Swimming Pool

The adult swim class is offered to those 18 years and older. The preschool program is open to children, ages 2 to 5.

Read Across American celebration and giveaway at Kukui Grove in Līhuʻe

This is the largest children’s book sale fundraiser of the year, benefiting Kauaʻi teachers in the classroom through Kumu’s Cupboard.

Free Aqua Zumba classes at Waimea swimming pool

Ho‘ola Lahui Hawai‘i – Kaua‘i Community Health Center will offer free Aqua Zumba classes at the Waimea swimming pool on March 14, 21 and 28.
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