Happy Camper for Friday, December 29, 2017

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Centanarian Toyo Nishida was treated to a day visit by Mel and Bliss Nishida of Honolulu, his son, and Justin Wong and Tarynn Nishida of Seattle, Washington, during the Christmas holidays.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Islandubilee Mexia celebrated her birthday, Tuesday waiting outside the Starbucks store because the “line was too long.”

Happy birthday to Jubilee Mexia who celebrated her special day waiting in line at the Starbucks store (gotta get a grande Holiday Blend, yet). Her dad Jeff said they make it a point to keep Christmas and her birthday separate.

Toyo Nishida, a centenarian from the Regency at Puakea, was out and about with his son Mel and his wife Bliss, and their daughter Tarynn Nishida-Wong and her husband Justin Wong of Seattle. They were planning on lunching at the mall, but the lines were too long so decided on Mel’s Plan B.

The tents in the Safeway Kauai Village (Wes Perreira said kudos on moving 8,282 pounds, or 413 bags of rice — Kauai Village did 3,565, or 178 bags during the recent one-day Rice Sale that benefited the Hawaii Foodbank, Kauai Branch!) parking lot must be the Phantom Fireworks … permits available until county offices close, Friday.

Happy retirement to Cami Matsumoto from the Kauai Community College (her last day of work is today!) who gets to figure out what she’s going to do from now.

Mahalo for all the help for all these years. She’s been really busy trying to wrap up her years of service.


Dennis Fujimoto can be reached at 245-0453 or at dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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