Mahalo, Sharron Weber (she was at the open house for the new Wilcox Memorial Hospital surgical complex) for sharing all those cat, dog, and moose pictures! And, to Kazu Yoshitake for sharing historic photos of the Waimea pier. Nancy Bunyan was one of the volunteers (got to see Betty Moore as well) passing out programs at the Wilcox open house, and Nancy said that we have no chameleons. She said that what people confuse as chameleons are actually anole (they don’t change color: they come in green or brown).
Congratulations to Aletha Kaohi and all the Waimea people for being named as one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations by officials with the National Trust. Was nice to see Dave Boynton and listen to the background on some of the photos that were required for the acceptance process. Chris Fayé was on hand for that event, as was Jose Bulatao Jr., Linda Fayé Collins, and Dave Walker (members of the West Kauai Rotary Club are going out to help Aletha with the Russian Fort cleanup next weekend!).
There were a lot of people who work on the other side of the mountain who came over as well, including Theresa Koki and Beth Tokioka, Sue Kanoho (we saw her rush in and out of Wal-Mart), and Mattie Yoshioka, and Randall Francisco knows everybody and is everywhere. It’s a good thing he’s got people like Pua Tokuda and Carol Texeira to hold down the fort.
Unfortunately, the Iraq veterans and track dedication overlapped with the Kauai’s Great Weigh Out festivities, but Bev Brody (“O Canada!”) has been hard at work because there were a lot of walkers at noon on Rice Street Wednesday.
Contact Dennis Fujimoto at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or firstname.lastname@example.org.