Happy Camper for Friday, March 2, 2018

Happy retirement to Wanda Fujimoto, who wrapped up a 44-year chapter of her life with the Bank of Hawaii (two years in Hawaii Kai and 42 years in Lihue!) Wednesday (she said she did not set her alarm Thursday).

Happy Camper for Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Kudos to Sonja Kass, Ben Sullivan, and the many others (Beth Tokioka was watching the electric vehicles at the Kauai Community Market) on a great Kauai Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive (Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. even took the Electric Soul for a spin around the parking lot under the scrutiny of video cameras).

Happy Camper for Monday, February 26, 2018

Placido Valenciano said Matt Mittermayer is a sea captain in Alaska during the summer, and comes to Hawaii to count whales in the winter. Matt and Emma Mittermayer were on hand to help the West Kauai Methodist Church (Judge Randal Valenciano said they had too many people when he got there so spent the time browsing) with the malasada (those were cannon balls!) sales at the Waimea Town Celebration.

Working to take care of what you’ve got

The optimal design for the human frame given what we do on a daily basis and how long we currently live is not much like what we have. We should be much shorter, thicker, more heavily boned and muscled in order to stay optimally active well into our 80s and 90s.

Talk Story with Kimberly Hope McDonough

The gentle sound carried above the din of merriment, attracting an audience of all ages, during the Valentine’s Day celebration at Kukui Grove Center, was the violin of Kimberly Hope McDonough.

The introduction of rainbow trout into Kauai

At a meeting of the Kauai Board of Supervisors on May 5, 1920, Kapaa homesteader Elmer M. Cheatham’s request for an appropriation of $200 to bring rainbow trout to Kauai and to distribute them at Kokee was received, and upon the motion of Walter Duncan McBryde, seconded by Joseph F. Bettencourt Jr., the request was approved.