Pickleball fun in Kalaheo

KALAHEO — Melanie Okamoto of the county’s Department of Parks and Recreation said the challenges are not as easy as they appear, Tuesday morning at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Ryan Valenciano (remember him from the Mokihana Aquatics — they have their Fun Meet coming up Saturday and Sunday at the Kapaa pool — days?) was able to introduce his fiance, AkaneMiyagawa (she said she is the omiyage) during the Mahelona Hospital bon dance (Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital host their bon dance Friday night from 5:30 p.m.) where Josie Pablo putthe new dining hall to good use.

Sea Scout’s honor

The Sea Scouts Bridge of Honor celebrated two big events in the ship’s calendar year at the All Saints Gym in Kapaa.

Happiness is a new roof

Zyli Azay Rita, 1, clutched the bag containing a small mochi that was graced with an origami kaeru, or frog, while her head twirled around to the excitement while being held in her mom’s arms in the warm Westside sun at the West Kauai Hongwanji Mission.

Happy Camper for Monday, August 13, 2018

Arnold Leong could have just rolled down the hill and camped overnight at Kapaa Beach Park since he had his crews from Lihue Lutheran Church and Lihue Missionary Church cranking out food — flying saucers at the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital bon dance (great job, Josie Pablo and the Kauai Region crew!) Friday night, and pancakes and eggs Saturday at the Alzheimer’s Walk (kudos to Paula Schultz, Jasmine Yukimura and the Steering Committee!).

North Shore Relay hits $24K

The Relay for Life North Shore was squeezed into a busy weekend. “We set dates for the Relay for Life about a year out,” said Patti Ragasa Ornellas of the American Cancer Society. “At the time we did this, no one knew it was primary election day. Additionally, there are few available dates to select from because of other events such as the farm fair, Merrie Monarch Hula Festival and such.”

New buses ready to roll

The “legacy names,” or names assigned to each bus, have already been painted on, and barring a few more technical adjustments, the eight new buses are ready to roll, said Kalawaia Lee of the county’s Transportation Agency during Friday’s blessing of the new buses.

Hoping for the ‘white flower’

Ken Shimonishi, the county’s director of finance, choked back his emotions Saturday morning while representing Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. at the Alzheimer’s Walk at Kapaa Beach Park. “I was just going to read the proclamation,” Shimonishi said. “That’s all I was supposed to do. But seeing everyone reminded me of when I took care of my dad who had Alzheimer’s.”