Happy Camper for Monday, August 20, 2018

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.

Happy Camper for Sunday, August 19, 2018

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.

Happy Camper for Friday, August 17, 2017

No, it’s not over, since contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association can be done for a couple more months! Rose Manago and the county’s Agency on Elderly Affairs’ Memory Keepers (they’re one of the top teams at the Alzheimer’s Walk!) hosts its rummage sale (did anyone say “guitar?”) Saturday at the Lihue Neighborhood Center.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Ryan Valenciano (remember him from the Mokihana Aquatics — they have their Fun Meet coming up Saturday and Sunday at the Kapaa pool — days?) was able to introduce his fiance, AkaneMiyagawa (she said she is the omiyage) during the Mahelona Hospital bon dance (Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital host their bon dance Friday night from 5:30 p.m.) where Josie Pablo putthe new dining hall to good use.

Happy Camper for Monday, August 13, 2018

Arnold Leong could have just rolled down the hill and camped overnight at Kapaa Beach Park since he had his crews from Lihue Lutheran Church and Lihue Missionary Church cranking out food — flying saucers at the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital bon dance (great job, Josie Pablo and the Kauai Region crew!) Friday night, and pancakes and eggs Saturday at the Alzheimer’s Walk (kudos to Paula Schultz, Jasmine Yukimura and the Steering Committee!).

Happy Camper for Friday, August 10, 2018

The Rev. Yoshiko Shimabukuro is waiting for December when she celebrates her 107th birthday. She was on hand during the dedication of the renovated West Kauai Hongwanji Mission social hall and greeted by Bishop Eric Matsumoto of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission, who made a special appearance for the dedication.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Aloha and mahalo to Art Umezu and Kaui Tanaka of the Mayor’s Office for coordinating all of the events for our Japanese guests (how many arriving for Matsuri in September?) that include some of the members of a Japanese Little League baseball team who will be here later this month (remember when our Kauai Yankees went to play, last year?).

Happy Camper for Monday, August 6, 2018

Dr. Carl Yu was thrilled when Sand Sandblom (Marissa Sandblom and her ohana were able to make the Wilcox Health Keiki Bicycle and Skateboard Safety Day and the Kauai Museum Living Treasures luncheon, where her father was one of this year’s class!) was able to get fitted for a free helmet.

Happy Camper for Sunday, August 5, 2018

Krystl Apeles said she and Kalani Vierra are still world champions despite finishing No. 2 at the tandem surfing competition in France. Kristyl (she had to do hula so couldn’t do a foil surfing demo with Kalani at the Hawaii Beach Safety Week Water Safety Conference) was on hand Friday afternoon to help keiki with safe surfing with Cleve Zarbaugh and Duane DeSoto and other water safety officers at the ocean safety demonstrations.

Happy Camper for Friday, August 3, 2018

Gerald Hirata and his Kauai Soto Zen Temple ‘ohana (make sure you check out Chef Carla Dusenberry’s menu of goodies) host the temple’s bon dance starting tonight (also a good chance to visit the Hanapepe Art Night), and tomorrow with a guest appearance by Torao Hikariyama during the intermission.