Happy Camper for Sunday, October 21, 2018

Kudos to Seth Womble who started to repaint the vintage pickup truck in Hanapepe during the Friday Night Art Walk (great place to visit when the Passports aren’t scheduled to open until Saturday). And, congratulations on the upcoming nuptials (fiance Megan was on hand to watch the new scene replace the often-photographed vintage rock ‘n’ roll flames).

Students learn about college options at fair

John Bungula-McCarthy, a senior at Kapaa High School, said it wasn’t about just looking good Friday duuring the Hawaii Association for College Admission Counseling College Fair for Kauai Families at the Wilcox Gymnasium at Island School.

Happy Camper for Friday, October 19, 2018

Lori Almarza (Lynette Medrano-Stine knew where she was going to be for lunch) said there’s still time for nonprofit groups to get involved with the Kauai United Way Walk-a-thon that will kick off early this year, Oct. 27, at Kukui Grove Center.

Celebrating sovereigns

Several hundred people, including those from major Hawaiian organizations, gathered for the annual Feast of Our Holy Sovereigns at the All Saints Episcopal Church and Preschool in Kapaa to honor the lives and accomplishments of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma.

Anakalea wears Miss Kauai Veteran crown

Leleaka Anakalea’s heroes can’t fly and don’t wear fancy capes or have supernatural abilities. “Veterans are true heroes,” Anakalea said. Anakalea, a senior at Kapaa High School, was installed by the Kauai Veterans Council as the 2018 Miss Kauai Veteran Wednesday afternoon.

Voyaging into art

How does he keep the fabric from falling? Island School student Carlos Lang was carrying on a discussion with art instructor Penny Nichols on Wednesday during an Island School art class field trip to the Art Kauai 2018 exhibit at the Kauai Society of Artists gallery at Kukui Grove Center. The fabric in question belonged to the art piece created by Freddie Zolinger titled “The Future,” and stimulated the discussion between Nichols and several students, including Lang.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Kudos to Leona Sa-McDermott (she was busy with both the Special Olympics bowling tournament, and the Hammers and Ale fundraiser for the Kauai Habitat for Humanity!) and Lisa Aki on spearheading the Special Olympics bowling tournament that combined with the Molokai Sweetbread (Mokihana Aquatics is taking orders for its Kanimitsu Bakery bread from Molokai, too!) fundraiser Saturday!

Happy Camper for Monday, October 15, 2018

Marissa Tanji of Monkeypod Jam said the storm after Lane gave birth to one of their newest (pickled ulu?) offerings — pineapple salsa — after the Hubers weren’t able to ship out any of their sugarloaf pineapples because the inter-island barge was shut down. Jude brought over a bunch of sugarloaf pineapples (Melissa McFerrin-Warrack said she had a Pineapple Phrosty and an Ono Pop, and it was still hot!) that were bursting with ripeness and needed to get them taken care of.