Hats off to Greg Gonsalves and the Kapa‘a High School athletic department for doing a bang-up job with the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation tennis state-qualifying matches! Greg is now looking forward to the state meets, which will be on Kaua‘i May 10 to May 13. Meanwhile, Jon Kobayashi had his Menehune staff out to do two days of track meet. Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste came to check out the action Thursday night, and Melvin Momohara had extra oranges in the parking lot on both Thursday and Friday. Of course, Mayor Bryan had a full agenda after opening up the Home Prepare Fair (was nice to chat with Linda Howe of Alexander & Baldwin) as he squeezed in some time at the Saturday county age-group track meet before heading down for the Kaua‘i Historical Society paniolo tribute.
Meanwhile, hats off to Mel and Patsy Rapozo, Brian Rapozo, Jessie Sam Fong, and all their ‘ohana for the great MS Walk on Saturday! Diane Mikami had her FM97 crew out for that event, and Roy Asher made it even if he was out at the track meet Friday night. Of course, it’s always nice to see Kaleo Perez and Trent Shimabukuro.
And, if you didn’t have any of the grinds at the age-group track meet (Aaron Furugen had his No. 1 and No. 2 shave-ice grinders going full speed), you missed out on some ono stuff prepared by Cindy Edralin and Maxine Correa (the burger was perfect for the trip between Vidinha Stadium and Kapa‘a High School).
Today is May Day, and it’s time to check out Carol Lovell and her ‘ohana of food people, crafters, and lei! Joe Grace, Rosie Bukoski and Barbara Prigge will all be there with their ono-kine food, too!