Mahalo to Vance Pascua and the Ainofea ohana for the new paddling outfits, said Kauai High coach Lori Parraga during the opening of the Kauai Interscholastic Federation paddling season at the Wailua River Saturday. Parraga said Ainofea is one of the sponsors for the Raider teams’ outfits.
Angela Ventura (she’ll be helping with the Kauai Gymnastics Academy free showcase at Kukui Grove Center starting at 1 p.m. today) used to hang out in the stroller while her mom Debra Ventura used to help cook at the West Kauai church. Debra was among the helpers with Becky Komaki and Priscilla Badua at the Hawaii Government Employees Association Kendall Scholarship fundraising (no kadomatsu this year) booth at the Kauai Museum’s Annual Christmas Craft Fair — kudos to Gerald Ako and Dale Shimomura for doing another bang-up job with the effort. Dr. Kelly Robb (she’s got a set of twins coming!) was looking for a tree after all that lumpia.
Los Angeles native and gymnastics teacher Karla Villanueva-Bernal loves gymnastics. She has ever since she was a youth. She never thought, though, that she’d one day operate her own gym. But then after offering a free class at the All Saints Episcopal Church gym in Kapaa, her membership grew so much that she did open her own gym on the Eastside.
Kauai’s Queen Victoria’s Profile had long been a subject of fascination for Kauai-born Honolulu insurance executive Paul Yamanaka (1929-1996).
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