Happy Camper for Monday, December 3, 2018

Elvrine Chow wanted to learn how to do the holiday cards using Kauai’s dirt, and Edwin Vea (if you missed the West KauaiUnited Methodist Church – Kaumakani craft fair, you missed out on an opportunity to visit the church that is in the middle offormer cane fields) had some old-style Christmas wreaths using macadamia nut leaves (you can make it really old style bypainting them gold or silver) and dried koa pods.

Pioneer Kauai tour driver Samuel K. Peahu Sr.

Samuel K. Peahu Sr. (1894-1975), one of Kauai’s very first tour drivers, was born in Waimea, and was originally named Kamuela Kahinu Pokipala, but later settled on the first name Samuel and the surname Peahu, the name of his adopted mother.

Happy Camper for Sunday, December 2, 2018

Wow! The holidays are here, and people couldn’t wait for December as Sarah Tochiki (wait until after the holidays for the Kauai All-Island Band!) unleashed a flurry of holiday cheer Friday night with the three musical groups from Kauai Community College that brought out the beauty of the new Bose sound system (you could hear the music from as far away as Macy’s!) at Kukui Grove Center.

Happy Camper for Friday, November 30, 2018

It’s a good thing we have two mayors — Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. is expected to be at the Waimea Town tree lighting, Saturday evening, said Penny Young, and Mayor-elect Derek Kawakami is scheduled to be at the St. Rafael’s lighting festival in Koloa at the same time, said Brenda Sameshima. OK, so which one do we choose to go to?

Happy Camper for Wednesday, November 28, 2018

What better way for Santa to be pulled on his surfboard/sleigh than by a flock of chickens and roosters, said Elizabeth Freeman of the Festival of Lights that will enjoy a soft opening Saturday at the Historic County Building in Lihue.

Happy Camper for Monday, November 26, 2018

Liko Pereira (how come there is a delay in some smartphones?), Harriet Watanabe and County Council Chair Mel Rapozo didn’t let the 25th Kauai Christmas Parade stop them from watching the Kapaa High School football team battle the Lahainaluna Lunas for the First Hawaiian Bank Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division II football title Saturday afternoon at Kukui Grove Center.

Here’s a brief history of the Kalihiwai bridges

In 1902, the Executive Council of the Territory of Hawaii recommended that a bridge of cylinder piers, 160 feet in length, be built at Kalihiwai gulch to replace the ferry that had been in use for a very long time as the sole means of conveying passengers and goods across the Kalihiwai River.