The secret to Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. getting all over the island (he’s not a triplet, Ron Wiley), Saturday is his good people like Alden Alayvilla who shuttled the mayor to the Waimea River community work day, the Ohana Fit Fest in Hanalei and the Kauai Filipino Community Council installation gala. In the absence of Kaleo Carvalho, he was turned over to Kim Tamaoka, who got him in the middle of all those people at the third annual Back to School Bash, and even visited with Chuck and Sharon Lasker of the Backpack Brigade.
Great job to Wade Lord, Stacie Chiba Miguel and all the many hands (Mary Lardizabal had to go to Oahu) who put together the Back to School Bash at Kukui Grove Center, where Sara Miura was busy helping the Deja Vu crew who set up their sale tent near the Keiki Fun Zone, where Alina Evanoff was thrilled to earn 1,000 points in the Dance Off at the Boys & Girls Club table (we should have had a table at the family resource fair, too).
Moana? Nope. Had to run away to visit Kalani Vierra (he was watching his daughter participate in the rodeo roping Friday at the Plantation Days Rodeo at CJM Country Stables in Poipu, too) and the Junior Lifeguards island finals, and the zip code for Kalaheo is 96741 (not 46, 51, or even 61, Dickie Chang).