Kudos to St. Theresa School Principal Wendy Castillo (she had the connection for the pronto pups) and Duke Lang on another great carnival (the food that wasn’t sold is going to flood relief, Wendy said) that wrapped up Saturday night in Kekaha (yes, there is life on the Westside, too!).
Congratulations to Kalani Vierra and the Kauai Fire Department Ocean Safety Bureau on the successful launch of the Nukumoi Point lifeguard tower that was wheeled into place at Poipu Beach Park under the watchful eyes of the monk seal (it’s a good thing the seals decided to delay their almost- daily visits to Poipu) monitoring group of Charlie and Sue Fafard (they even got to watch Christian Manera throw his complete-game four-hitter against Waimea) who were in company of Herb and Melanie Hammam of Wisconsin (they said it’s snowing there).
During the Great Depression some 3 million American men found work in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which established over 3,000 work camps throughout the Mainland United States and in the territories of Alaska and Hawaii, including a camp still in existence and use in Kokee.
Kudos and mahalo to Philip Rapozo and the Kapaa High School football team, which spent their Tuesday “practice” time boarding a bus and helping clean out the Waioli Hui‘ia Church and Waioli Mission House Museum (yep, that’s the green church in Hanalei).