Happy Camper for Sunday, April 1, 2018

This is not a test … Happy Easter (and this is no April Fool’s, either)! Ed Kawamura Sr. (congratulations to the Kauai Veterans Center on hosting National Vietnam Veterans Day!) and his family have a unique tradition of hosting a petting zoo (have you ever seen blue chicks? Or purple ones?) at the walkway fronting the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club near Kukui’s for all the people who happen to be there.

Happy Camper for Friday, March 30, 2018

Happy birthday (there’re a lot of them!) to all the March babies as Rosita “Rose” Fune celebrated her day March 24 (Kauai Adult Day Health Center aide Johnna Miller had hers March 25) with her family Wednesday at the facility located on Kress Street.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Daphne Sanchez (she was on duty at the Concierge Activities desk during the Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club Prince Kuhio tribute headed by Kumu Hula Troy Lazaro — he’s a one-man show!) said she’s got anappointment for the Saturday casting all for the movie that’s going to start work here.

Happy Camper for Monday, March 26, 2018

What did you do during spring break? Stella Blanchard learned how to sew and taught her friend Lilia Gordines (she’s got multiple parts in the upcoming Kalaheo School production of “Aladin Jr.!”). Together, the pair sewed up a bunch of headbands they were selling at The Beach House restaurant craft fair (kudos to Edwin Vea — and mahalo for the lunch offer — on having the largest one with 35 local vendors).

Happy Camper for Sunday, March 25, 2018

And the celebration continues as General Manager Dan King of the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa opened the doors of the Poipu resort with protocol, cultural demonstrations and a craft fair to pay tribute to Prince Jonah Kuhio.

Happy Camper for Friday, March 23, 2018

Happy birthday to all the centenarians (we had three of them this week!), starting with Koharu Kawamura of Waimea, who was surprised by a visit from her family from the Mainland (Yuso and Edna Kurihara’s family is from California) and the Neighbor Islands Sunday during a luncheon celebrating her 100th birthday at Wong’s Chinese Restaurant in Hanapepe (Monique Joy Lorenzo was working hard).

Happy Camper for Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Teresa Caires of Girl Scout Troop 823 said this is the final weekend the girls will be out for market sales for this year’s batch of Girl Scout cookies. She was out over the weekend (who has the six-hour shiftending at 9 p.m. at Safeway Hokulei Village this Saturday?).

Happy Camper for Monday, March 19, 2018

Kudos to La Contrades, Kaliko Santos, the Rev. Lady Ipo Kahaunaele-Ferreira and all Ka Hale Pono people for organizing the Anahola Prince Kuhio Day celebration, where Coach Alroy Enos was honored for having characteristics similar to Prince Kuhio.

Happy Camper for Sunday, March 18, 2018

March is Solar Month (and spring break), and James Merritt of the Kauai Education Association for Science and Astronomy (they got a new spot near Regis Salon at Kukui Grove Center) said they will be doing science at the mall (how many of you got those free solar energy kits?) twice for those who are on spring break (who knew Kauai Community College had one too?).

Happy Camper for Sunday, March 11, 2018

Irene Randall (she said she got a mailing that said “doll” instead of “dall”) is trying to tell her daughters she is as popular as Dickie Chang of “Wala‘au.” She was spending some time wala‘au-ing with the Kekaha Neighborhood Center kupuna after getting her taxes done by AARP (Coleen Kasperek said they can still use some volunteer tax preparers).