Still flowing strong

It’s a good thing Jacob “Smilie” Punzal’s mantra is about going with the flow. It helps — especially when you’re on the move like he is.

Diabetes awareness for the family

Wilcox Medical Center is hosting a free diabetes awareness event, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the hospital’s main lobby and conference rooms with prize drawings and healthy snacks.

Happy Camper for Monday, March 5, 2018

Beau Acoba had a triple bill of excitement Saturday, starting with coaching his soccer team at the opening of the Kauai Soccer Association spring season before moving on to coach the junior Tsunami Taiko group at the Children’s Day festivities at the Kukui Grove Center.

Happy Camper for Sunday, March 4, 2018

Congratulations to Edwin Sawyer and Eliott Lucas on the formal blessing and open house for the Kauai Film Academy Friday night (Girl Scout Troop Leader Jennifer Johnston had her troops selling Girl Scout cookies at four locations, including the Safeway at Hokulei Village, and as far away as Ishihara Market and the Safeway at Kauai Village!).

Injuries and the best ways to treat them

Issues with bones and joints are the No. 1 reason for doctor visits — accounting for 15 percent of our healthcare dollars. Nevertheless musculoskeletal training is less than 5 percent of the medical school curriculum.

Professional baseball player Andrew Vidinha

Born at Grove Farm, Kauai, the son of Joseph and Virginia Vidinha, and raised in Kekaha, Andrew Vidinha (1929-2007) was the first ball player from Kauai to receive a professional baseball contract.

Births for Saturday, March 3, 2018

• Matthias Alexander Mabute Duldulao • Layton Brada Sialana • Jheynesis Ka Pumehana O Ku‘u Pu‘uwai Oligo • Manaleo Ke‘elikolani Kaiminaauao • Mosiah Psalm Gosnell • Tiare Heualihauhali‘ikekuahiwiomokihana Satsuyu Ruiz • Cruz William-Kai Neifen • Harmony Anne Bode