Kupuna go to the beach

Kauai County Council member Derek Kawakami always has a surfboard on his truck, and on Tuesday, the surfboard was put to use for John Kaulukukui as he took to the water at Morgan’s Pond at the Lydgate Park.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, June 20, 2018

There is still time. If you’re reading this before 9 a.m., keiki can still register for the free football camp headed by University of Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich and his staff at the Vidinha Stadium.

A lot of Hula Pie

Megan Pittsley-Fox of Malama Kauai was pleasantly surprised Monday when she received a calabash from Jaime Arreola of Duke’s restaurant containing funds for disaster relief.

Ballers grab double OT win

Coach Clarence Sales was drained — physically, and emotionally — Sunday afternoon at the Kauai High School gym as the dust started to settle on four days of Kauai Hoops Classic basketball games contested at three different sites around the island.

Finny Father’s Day Fun

Gordon Higa always finds someone to help during the Nawiliwili Yacht Club’s annual Father’s Day fishing tournament. Himself an avid angler, Higa first helped two youngsters from the Mainland participate when they did not have sufficient funds for the registration.

Rat rod shows up on Kauai

Jerry Gugino is back, and brought back a rat rod to the 14th annual Dad’s Day car show coordinated by Kauai Classic Cars and Kukui Grove Center.

Genegabuas is 60th Miss Kauai Filipina

Marli Genegabuas was crowned the 2018 Miss Kauai Filipina Saturday night before a crowd of more than 500 people who erupted in thunderous applause and cheering at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

Happy Camper for Monday, June 18, 2018

It’s a good thing Sean Smith of San Jose, California, came to Kauai to judge cars, said Harvey Maeda of Kauai Classic Cars. Sean (he’s the grandson of Liz Kerns of Reno, Nevada) hatches and sells snake eggs (he should’ve gone to see Mark Bonilla of Jamba Juice so they could talk about hatching eggs).

Happy Camper for Sunday, June 17, 2018

Kudos to Clarence Sales (he’s hoping some Kauai teams make it to the title games), Ipo Yoshioka, and all those involved in the Kauai Hoops Classic, as more good (really good!) basketball games are on tap through the final championships tonight at the Kauai High School gym.

Ruiz comes ‘full circle’

Chef Mark Ruiz came full circle when Kiawe Roots recently celebrated its grand opening in the upstairs location above Tortilla Republic in The Shops at Kukuiula.