Ray Domingo said the Starlighters will continue to offer its brand of music — except Danny Hamada won’t be there. Hamada was smothered by well wishes from fans who flocked to his final performance, including Alton Miyamoto, Roy and Glenda Tamashiro (they were at the Kauai Retired Senior Volunteer Program recognition ceremony, too), and Kiichi and Elaine Fujii, who said everybody was supposed to be in front of their house for the Waimea Lighted Parade Saturday (Kay Hill said she’s walking).
Congratulations to Salena Cortez, 9, and Praylee-Ann Serquina, 4, on winning titles of 8-13 Beauty Supreme and 0-3 Grand Supreme titles, respectively, in Las Vegas over Veterans Day weekend. The pair was among the Starlighters excitement while grandma Judy Vegas and mom Carrilee Serquina did gift wrapping as a fundraiser for the two young queens who will be representing Hawaii in another pageant coming up in Los Angeles in February.
More excitement a few steps away as Lourdes Torres offered cricket samples along with ginger and tumeric tonic to everyone at the new pop-up which she described as an urban farmers market that will follow the mall’s holiday hours through Dec. 26 and feature value-added goods and vendors from the Kauai Community Market, a partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau and Kauai Community College, and the Kealia farmers market.