Happy Camper

Congratulations to Mele Apana on getting a coveted No. 1 rating in the spring ratings for radio. Mele said she was “ecstatic” since the ratings came out on Aunty Lovey (Apana)’s birthday and that made it even more special because Island 98.5 beat out KCCN FM100 for No. 1 in midday, afternoon and weekends. She has her own show on Island 98.5 radio Mondays through Fridays from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you want to check it out, they have a live link on their Web site at www.island985.com.

In the meantime, back at home, it’s been pretty hectic, but hats off to Richard Roberts and all his planners for the Kaua‘i Challenge volleyball tournament … the Pearl City team makes it a point to eat at Kim Murakami’s Wailua Family Restaurant each trip and this time was no exception.

Bill Countryman is making arrangements to host the Valencia High School team for breakfast after the tournament. They’re staying at the Kaua‘i Marriott and from the way they were playing Friday, it looked like they were headed for the Po‘okela bracket.

Rosie’s Lunchwagon was doing the food at Kaua‘i, and Terri Maguire had everything out at Kapa‘a High School — they even had lettuce for the hamburgers.

Hats off to Paul Ito and his Puakea Golf Course crew for doing a bang-up job with the PGA Play Golf America event. Charles Kawakami and Eugene Uegawa just can’t get enough golf, and James Tokioka had Pono out. Even Chuck Brady had his kids Ben and Sydney doing the mini putting course … somebody, remember the layout for the next one — this was fun. Even Dickie Chang was there.

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