The Kauai Lifeguard Association received help in launching its 5th Wave Celebration when Shannon Maxwell, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Kauai district manager, and Account Executive Samira Siale dropped off a check for $2,500 Friday at the offices of the Kauai Fire Department Friday.
While most of the wild weather weekend’s damage was on the North Shore — Hanalei received 22.70 inches of rain during the 24-hour period ending 3 p.m. Sunday — the Eastside wasn’t spared. There was heavy flooding in Wailua and Anahola as well. On Sunday, residents and visitors shared stories of rescue and drama from the weekend’s record-setting rainfall.
Mahalo to Coach Dave Walker (he couldn’t stay away from the track meet following last week’s Rotary Track and Field meet!) for updating the results where Kauai High School tracksters finished the night by taking the boys and girls team scoring. Congratulations to Taegan Keep on getting the top female honor, and Island School’s Joshua Graves for getting the top male honor for the Rotary meet.
Dispatchers are rarely seen, but during times of emergency are a vital link between those in need of help and responders. “These people are the first contact a person makes in an emergency situation,” said Carrice Caspillo Gardner, representing Gov. David Ige. “Dispatchers can mean the difference between life and death.”
Lesther Calipjo of Garden Isle Collision Repair got some bad news Monday morning. “Lesther, the truck where you store some of your tools,” a repair technician said. “They’re gone.” Someone broke into the Puhi repair facility around 3 a.m. and made off with a lot of tools.
Caryn Sakahashi has been raising orchids for more than six years. Sakahashi was awarded the Reserve Grand Champion honor for her epicattleya “Charlie Brown,” one of two new awards created for 2018, when the Garden Island Orchid Society opened the doors to its annual Spring Fantasy orchid show and sale Friday at the Hanapepe United Church of Christ social hall.