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The lady who would not smile

Back in the ‘60s I lived at the end of the road on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai in a small Haena gatehouse. Though Taylor Camp would soon arrive to decorate the forest with tree houses, at the time I was the only haole (Caucasian) who lived past Rose Harada’s store north of Hanalei. I drove a 1943 Jeep that I bought only because 1943 was the year I was born, and I hoped that Jeep might last as long as I might last, maybe longer (it didn’t.).

Births for Saturday, August 18, 2018

• Brody La‘akea Head • Zaileah Kailani Kaulu‘anolani Sarmiento Udarbe • Lucas Harry Acorda • Ramone Kameaeluaihoeomaikalani Kelly • Aria Lynn Cummings • Amaiya Rose Kuuleilani Soares Lumabao • Kyson Keaka Akela Rodriguez • Jaxon Makoa Parkinson • Hakim Farauk Beji

Soccer referee clinic coming

Local soccer referees are hosting a clinic for anyone interested in becoming a referee for the upcoming Hawaii Youth Soccer Association (Kauai Soccer Association) fall season, which begins Sept. 9, at the North Vidinha soccer fields.

‘Peace Signs’ coming here

Kaiser Permanente’s new Educational Theatre Program, “Peace Signs,” is coming to Kauai Monday and Tuesday. “Peace Signs” focuses on conflict resolution, bullying and violence prevention for students grades three to six.

Free movie night on Wednesday

In celebration of the PBS’ “Great American Read,” the Koloa Public/School Library will present “The Little Prince,” the animated version of the classic tale of innocence and discovery by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The showing is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday. It is free.

Happy Camper for Friday, August 17, 2017

No, it’s not over, since contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association can be done for a couple more months! Rose Manago and the county’s Agency on Elderly Affairs’ Memory Keepers (they’re one of the top teams at the Alzheimer’s Walk!) hosts its rummage sale (did anyone say “guitar?”) Saturday at the Lihue Neighborhood Center.