Friday biz boom

Tamira Midstokke came all the way from Nashville, Tennessee to ladle soup at the Hanapepe Cafe street front Friday night, relishing the music of Shirley Medeiros, Kalani Kaiminauao (how many of you can say this real fast?) and Kauilani Kahalewai.

The festive, local-style atmosphere blanketed the little town of Hanapepe, from 6 to 9 p.m. when the Friday Art Night unfolded along the main street.

Frances Nestel, joined by her daughter Liz Beth Smith, offered free pomelo while serenading people and the Waimea High School hula class earned credits with a performance on the lawn of the Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church.

“This keeps with the original mission of the Friday Art Night,” said Ed Justus of Talk Story Bookstore. “This is business night.”


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