Happy Camper for Friday, February 2, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The Right Slice (who wants soggy pie?) doesn’t sell pie when the rains come at the Kauai Culinary Market where Richard Aki’s classic pickup (It’ll be back, Saturday at the car show) is on display near The Palm Court at The Shops at Kukuiula.

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    Priscilla Aki and John Turman celebrate not getting wet in the rain that pelted the Kauai Culinary Market, briefly on Wednesday at The Palm Court outside of Merriman’s at The Shops at Kukuiula.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Samira Siale’s Canadian ohana came down for Tyrus’ pinning, Monday. Shown are Megan Kaptein, Shawn Mansouri, Tyrus, Heidi Nikki, and Samira congratulating the new Ocean Safety Officer IV at the Moikeha Building.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Jayna Sams celebrates her double-digit birthday by being initiated into a Mokihana Aquatics tradition following practice, Monday afternoon at the Kauai High School pool.

Happy birthday to Jayna Sams who was initiated into the Mokihana Aquatics tradition following practice, Monday by Coach Orlando “O” Anaya and Leigh Idica. Good luck to Kauai girls basketball coach James Dingus and his Lady Red Raiders at the state tournament (the parents were coming off their pre-trip meeting) where the team is seeded fourth.

Samira Siale’s Canadian ‘ohana was so proud of husband Tyrus’ promotion, they flew in special to congratulate him during the Kauai Fire Dept. pinning ceremony, Monday where 22 promotions were recognized, including Solomon Kanoho (he kept trying to find places to duck into) who is a Battalion Chief along with Gary Hudson (he’s come a long way since the days of coaching soccer with new Fire Captain Curtis Langstad!).

Harvey Maeda (he forgot his chamois), Richard Aki, Bobby Paik was having fun having their classic cars on display at the Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula (Stacie Chiba Miguel said she’s finalizing the Chinese New Year festivities for Feb. 16’s Year of the Dog!). They’ll be having a car show, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the back parking lot (by CVS Long’s and Bubba Burgers) with about 40 cars (pray for clear weather) on display.

Mark Oyama said the Kauai Community College culinary arts people (Beth Tokioka and Marty Amaro did it, last year) will be having advance sale tickets to the 32nd Annual American Culinary Federation, Kauai Chapter, Breakfast on sale at the Kauai Community Market starting this Saturday for the Feb. 18 breakfast (all you can eat!).

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Dennis Fujimoto can be reached at 245-0453 or at dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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