Novato couple brings Kona Ice truck to Marin

While a Hawaiian vacation may not be in your family’s plans or budget this summer, a trip to Marin’s Kona Ice truck will offer a respite from the heat and a mental excursion to your own personal paradise. With tropical tunes breezing from a clean solar-powered refrigeration unit and shaved ice offered in flavors such…

Kona Ice comes to town

VALDOSTA—“People have chased us down on go-carts. People have asked us to stop the truck,” Russell Hassenstab said. Russell and his wife, Brenda Hassenstab, serve flavored shaved ice out of their Kona Ice truck. The truck features mural-like paintings along its sides, flashing neon tube lighting and plays steel drum music wherever it goes. Not…

Kona Ice comes to Starkville just in time for summer

STARKVILLE, MS – A new Kona Ice truck opened business this spring, and owner Mike Shannon said business in Oktibbeha County has been booming as the hot summer months approach. Mike and Lisa Shannon began Kona Ice of Oktibbeha in April. They have been to a variety of places, from sports and school events to…

Brevard man starts business for son

BREVARD COUNTY – Businesses like Kona Ice promote the entrepreneurial spirit, and for Brevard County resident Michael Helish, there is no shortage of it. Mr. Helish recently purchased a Kona Ice truck in the hope that it would provide his son Alexander with meaningful employment and a decent wage. Alexander has cerebral palsy, so working…

The Independent features Kona Ice of Castro Valley

Julie Sha and Matthew Hardman of Kona Ice of Castro Valley were featured in The Independent this week: Sometimes Julie Sha needs more information before she can answer, “What’s the best flavor?” “It depends on your palate,” she said. “If you’re a sweet person, Strawberry Shortcake. If you’re a sour person, Pink Lemon Sour or Margarita. If you’re…