Happy Camper for Sunday, September 23, 2018

Bryden Ka‘auwai (he plays with Daryl Miyasato and the Kauai High School band) is already excited about the first-ever (don’t remember any in recent history) Kauai High School homecoming (yes, it’s that time of the year, Keith Burgess, and congratulations to the Waimea Menehune on a great one!) parade that’s Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Kukui Grove Center.

Happy Camper for Friday, September 21, 2018

Who saw the delivery person from Pizzetta at the county’s annual Health and Wellness Fair? She was the one with the virtual crown checking out the offerings from Kawika Kuali‘i and the Plantation Coffee Company (that banana bread was a winner!), where they had a choice of lunch offerings.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Congratulations to Roberta Griffith (she’s heading to the Far East pretty soon) on getting one of the awards (she said she was so surprised, she was crying) at the Art Kauai exhibit that opened at the Kauai Society ofArtists gallery at the Kukui Grove Center.

Happy Camper for Monday, September 17, 2018

Florence Toyofuku practiced writing her name so she could get a library card, said Isobel Storch, Florence’s grandma and president of the Friends of the Kapaa Public Library, which hosted its once-a-year used book sale Saturday.

Happy Camper for Sunday, September 16, 2018

Kudos to Mark Perriello and his Kauai Chamber of Commerce ohana (the third quarter general membership meeting is coming up Tuesday at the Smith’s Tropical Paradise), and all the sponsors on a great political forum featuring mayoral candidates Derek Kawakami and Mel Rapozo.

Happy Camper for Friday, September 14, 2018

Kudos to Dan King and the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa ohana on the newly renovated ballroom that was unveiled during the Kauai United Way 2018 Campaign Kickoff (a nice way to announce the 75th anniversary, too).

Happy Camper for Wednesday, September 12, 2018

When you’re a local boy living in New York, the call of poke and sushi can be pretty loud, and Kauai Society of Artists juror Maika‘i Tubbs had to take a break before settling down to work the entries for the Art Kauai 2018 show that opens this weekend at the Kukui Grove Center gallery.

Happy Camper for Monday, September 10, 2018

Melissa McFerrin-Warrack forgot her sweater Friday and was ready to get another one before Pearl Shimizu and Art Umezu presented her with a happi (not happy) coat so she could attend bon dance and participate during the opening ceremonies for the Hawaii Nikkei Legacy exhibit.

Happy Camper for Sunday, September 9, 2018

Taylor Henne of Washington was enjoying not one, but several sticks of “coconut donuts” (how many of you can say “cascaron?”) during the Kauai Culinary Market while visiting her aunt Ada Koene.

Happy Camper for Friday, September 7, 2018

Florence Toyofuku was enthralled by the artistry of Abigail Boroughs and her artistic friends who created art from beach trash (if you missed it, you missed a great exhibit!). Isobel Storch (she’s also a member of the Friends of the Kapaa Public Library) said Florence wants to do this after visiting the Kauai Society of Artists gallery (Call for entries is Saturday).