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.

Births for Sunday, September 9, 2018

• Mila Rose McCollim • Kipola Claybourn Kahaunaele • Talyn Akena Callejo-Cabulisan • Kaylee Komae Matsuda • Naomi Nieves • Caleb Jacob Lee • River Wyatt Hara Apodaca • Waikea Kawai Kamaha‘o Okalani Kauakahi • Kamuela Uakokokamakanamaikalani Ramsey Gonsalves • Oceana Leomana Cleary

Niihau owner Lester Beauclerk Robinson

Lester Beauclerk Robinson (1901-1969) was the great-grandson of Eliza McHutcheson Sinclair, who’d purchased the island of Niihau from Kamehameha V in the names of her two sons, Francis and James Sinclair, as indicated on Royal Patent No. 2944, dated Feb. 23, 1864.

Talk Story with Scott Johnson

Following a glorious history of hauling sugar cane and, more recently, keiki and visitors, Paulo needs some help. The Grove Farm Museum hosted the first Sugar Plantation Bash and earmarked a portion of the proceeds to help the ailing locomotive.

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).

Happy Camper for Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Kudos to Greg Horn and the Kauai Rugby (you folks who didn’t go, don’t know what you’re missing out on) peeps on hosting a rugby tournament featuring Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island teams over the weekend at Vidinha Stadium.