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 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.
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.
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 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).
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?).
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?).
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).