Happy Camper for Monday, September 17, 2018

Florence Toyofuku practiced writing her name so she could get a library card, said Isobel Storch, Florence’s grandma and president of the Friends of the Kapaa Public Library, which hosted its once-a-year used book sale Saturday.

Births for Sunday, September 16, 2018

• Zhian Paragua Salumag • JM Randall Bumanglag Baptista • Alec Zayden Lahip • Ciana Kuuleihiwahiwa Aitulani Aki • Elias Kainalu Gonsalves-Adams • Azaleia Makalea Rapozo

Talk Story: Ray Kahaunaele

Little fire ants and long-thorn kiawe, coqui frogs and cattail, false kava and mongoose; all have the potential to destroy native species and change ecosystems if they get a foothold on Kauai.

Happy Camper for Sunday, September 16, 2018

Kudos to Mark Perriello and his Kauai Chamber of Commerce ohana (the third quarter general membership meeting is coming up Tuesday at the Smith’s Tropical Paradise), and all the sponsors on a great political forum featuring mayoral candidates Derek Kawakami and Mel Rapozo.

Happy Camper for Friday, September 14, 2018

Kudos to Dan King and the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa ohana on the newly renovated ballroom that was unveiled during the Kauai United Way 2018 Campaign Kickoff (a nice way to announce the 75th anniversary, too).

Peace celebration set for Sunday

The International Day of Peace was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 2001, and six years later, Hawaii became the first state to officially celebrate “World Peace Day.”

Kauai Hospice volunteer training scheduled

Kauai Hospice will be holding a three-day training course in early October for those who are interested in providing emotional, physical, and spiritual comfort to patients in private homes and nursing facilities, and assistance for their families.

Peace party in Hanapepe Sept. 21

A celebration of peace will take place in Hanapepe Sept. 21 to commemorate and continue the legacy of two local residents whose visions for peace left an indelible mark in the community.

Registration opens for obstacle/trail run

Registration is open for the annual Ohana Fit Fest presented by Wilcox Health, a 5K and 10K obstacle trail run/walk. This fun family event is hosted by the non-profit Kauai North Shore Community Foundation, and is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6.