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Happy Camper for Friday, November 20, 2020

Black Friday week starts Monday at Choi Village next to the Ross Dress for Less in Waipouli, said Meghan Matsuda-Blaylock (she was helping at the…

M. Tanaka Store, Inc. in business for 105 years

M. Tanaka Store, Inc. of Kalena Street, Lihu‘e, was established by Manzo Tanaka (1879-1936) (first generation) in 1915 at Nawiliwili, and has since been in…

The Strange Case of Christian Bertelmann of Kauai

The story of Ko‘olau (1862-1896), the Kekaha cowboy, who after being afflicted with Hansen’s Disease (known also as leprosy), fled to refuge in Kalalau Valley…

Kaua‘i’s first traffic lights

The first traffic light on Kaua‘i was installed by Kekaha Sugar Co. in the late 1950s to signal the right-of-way for the plantation’s big haul-cane…