Happy Camper for Monday, December 10, 2018

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.

Happy Camper for Sunday, December 9, 2018

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.

Talk Story: Karla Villanueva-Bernal, Daniel Bernal

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.

Births for Sunday, December 9, 2018

• Tare Nakiowai Lovell • Sofia Iwalani Salem • Cade Kahakea Thronas • Jordyn Kamea‘i‘omakamae Labuguen Ruaboro • Leon Salvador Greenleaf • Josiah Kanoa Haney • Raegan Rylee Baptiste • Brody Arthur Moore • Zaxten Kahanuola Tuinei Alo-Rosa • Artemisa Rhiannon Roy

Births for Saturday, December 8, 2018

• Genesis Willow Lyons • Vince Joshua Pulangco Andres • Zion Kekaika‘eo Pantorilla • Gabriel Marcus Bagaoisan Udaundo • Kaila Mercedes Cacal • Maluhia Rick Don Fuller

Happy Camper for Friday, December 7, 2018

Joanne Chang’s sticky buns beat out Bobby Flay, said Kauai Community College chef Martina Hilldorfer during the demonstration by Chang and Christopher Meyers, Chang’s business partner.

The truth about toxic food additive

Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror and the season of overeating is upon us. Next stop, Christmas then New Years, and I am sure the food choice will be a broad scope of the good, the bad and the ugly.