Happy Camper for Monday, September 10, 2018

Melissa McFerrin-Warrack forgot her sweater Friday and was ready to get another one before Pearl Shimizu and Art Umezu presented her with a happi (not happy) coat so she could attend bon dance and participate during the opening ceremonies for the Hawaii Nikkei Legacy exhibit.

Kato claims Wells opener

Kato, an Olson 30, stayed clear of a protest that changed the order of finish Thursday during the opening race of the Nawiliwili Yacht Club Gene Wells shoreline series.

Menehune hold off Raiders

The Waimea High School girls volleyball team held off a strong challenge by Kauai High School to claim a 3-1 victory Saturday night before a strong supporting fan base at the Clem Gomes Gym.

Happy Camper for Sunday, September 9, 2018

Taylor Henne of Washington was enjoying not one, but several sticks of “coconut donuts” (how many of you can say “cascaron?”) during the Kauai Culinary Market while visiting her aunt Ada Koene.

Talk Story with Scott Johnson

Following a glorious history of hauling sugar cane and, more recently, keiki and visitors, Paulo needs some help. The Grove Farm Museum hosted the first Sugar Plantation Bash and earmarked a portion of the proceeds to help the ailing locomotive.

Waimea boys beat Island on tiebreaker

LIHUE — Individual boys’ scores in the kneeling position determined the outcome Wednesday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation air rifle matches at the Island School range and at the Kapaa High School range.

Waimea gets 1st straight-set win

WAIMEA — Waimea senior Keana Silva served up a string of 15 unanswered points to drive the Menehune to a straight set win — 25-21, 25-22, and 25-8 — over Kapaa High School on Wednesday before a strong home crowd showing at the Clem Gomes Gym.

Happy Camper for Friday, September 7, 2018

Florence Toyofuku was enthralled by the artistry of Abigail Boroughs and her artistic friends who created art from beach trash (if you missed it, you missed a great exhibit!). Isobel Storch (she’s also a member of the Friends of the Kapaa Public Library) said Florence wants to do this after visiting the Kauai Society of Artists gallery (Call for entries is Saturday).

Sugar Plantation Bash Saturday is to help get Paulo running

Paulo, the oldest operating steam locomotive in Hawaii, has been hauling school kids for longer than she’s been hauling sugar, said Scott Johnson, the Grove Farm Museum engineer. On Sept. 23, 2017, the main crank pin on the engine’s right side failed, falling to the ground and rendering the locomotive unable to move under its own power.