Congratulations to Terry-Ann Moses, Dave Jordan (didn’t anyone tell you you can’t retire?), Jack Yatsko and all of the members of Friendship House, and community volunteers (County Council Chair Mel Rapozo — County Councilmember Derek Kawakami was doing his thing with Jeff Sacchini and the Kauai Marathon and missed the football game because he had trash duty) on a great 30th anniversary celebration!
The Rev. Wesley Elmore said the Labor Day Breakfast Monday is the 40th one being hosted by Lihue United Church (they’re right behind King Auto Center), and he’s going to make it because it’s after today’s Kauai Marathon, which Elmore is running. He is a former pastor of the church.
Larry Rivera couldn’t resist digging out his ukulele and sound system from his Honda as he spied Kauai Police Department Sgts. Clyde Caires, Lance Okasaki and John Mullineux, and Kauai Fire Department Firefighters Jason Poloa and Abraham Moore, on top of the rooftop at the Walmart store Friday for the Cop on Top fundraising campaign that benefits Kauai Special Olympics (Coach Tamarine Carvalho said she could do the half marathon).
Matthew Snyder of California was happy Anaina Hou re-opened Sunday following its closure in consideration of Hurricane Lane because his kids, Joey and Wallace, needed to be in the water to keep them settled. Unfortunately, the jellyfish decided this was the time to come ashore at Anini so the Snyder ohana made do with the giant kid games and mini golf.
Tatsuki Sato worked two double plays and even got a hit against the Kauai Yankees Wednesday afternoon at Peter Rayno Sr. Park in Hanamaulu. But the five Japanese Little League players, combining with several Kauai players, could not overcome the Yankees’ long balls in the exhibition match where Mabel, Norman and Ann Hashisaka were able to drop in on during their return trip from Kapaa.
The Memory Keepers from the county’s Agency on Elderly Affairs walked in the Alzheimer’s Walk last week. But their efforts continued as the group hosted its last big rummage sale (what was the oldest version of the Nu Wave cooker?) Saturday at the Lihue Neighborhood Center.
Kudos to Laraine Moriguchi and all her Kapaia Foundation group on getting the historic Kapaia Swinging Bridge restored (she and Pat Griffin got the bridge put on the state’s Historical Register) and dedicated (Pastor Roy “Rocky” Sasaki said he’s never blessed a bridge before), and Paul Curtis said he was going to try and check it out after Mass at Immaculate Conception Church today.