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.
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!).
Boxes of hats and T-shirts, fliers and stacks of notes were laid out about the Friendship House at the beginning of August as staff and clubhouse members got ready for Friendship House’s 30th birthday party on Aug. 31.
In 1973, Miss Mabel Wilcox, the niece of Grove Farm Plantation founder George Norton Wilcox, decided to restore four old, broken-down sugar plantation locomotives stored in a Grove Farm warehouse at Puhi, and then use them to take visitors for rides at a plantation museum she planned to establish at her Grove Farm homestead in Lihue.
The Rev. Yoshiko Shimabukuro is waiting for December when she celebrates her 107th birthday. She was on hand during the dedication of the renovated West Kauai Hongwanji Mission social hall and greeted by Bishop Eric Matsumoto of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission, who made a special appearance for the dedication.