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.
Elvrine Chow wanted to learn how to do the holiday cards using Kauai’s dirt, and Edwin Vea (if you missed the West KauaiUnited Methodist Church – Kaumakani craft fair, you missed out on an opportunity to visit the church that is in the middle offormer cane fields) had some old-style Christmas wreaths using macadamia nut leaves (you can make it really old style bypainting them gold or silver) and dried koa pods.
Wow! The holidays are here, and people couldn’t wait for December as Sarah Tochiki (wait until after the holidays for the Kauai All-Island Band!) unleashed a flurry of holiday cheer Friday night with the three musical groups from Kauai Community College that brought out the beauty of the new Bose sound system (you could hear the music from as far away as Macy’s!) at Kukui Grove Center.
It’s a good thing we have two mayors — Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. is expected to be at the Waimea Town tree lighting, Saturday evening, said Penny Young, and Mayor-elect Derek Kawakami is scheduled to be at the St. Rafael’s lighting festival in Koloa at the same time, said Brenda Sameshima. OK, so which one do we choose to go to?