Happy Camper for Sunday, February 3, 2019

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Fred Cowell of Kauai Coffee, left, welcomes Tessa McSwain, Denise Roberts, Candace Boxer, and Greg Askew, left to right, to the opening of Kauai Coffee 2 at the Coconut MarketPlace in Waipouli.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Carol Manera Texeira of the Kauai Chamber of Commerce, left, enjoys the shade with Brenda Sherman and Pam Arroyo of the Regency at Puakea during the opening of the Kauai Coffee 2 at the Coconut MarketPlace in Waipouli.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Pua Rapozo, Freddy Aquias and Kira Nakamura of Sunshine Helicopters take time for a shaka break between guests at Anchor Cove Shopping Center in Nawiliwili.

Congratulations to Fred Cowell and his Kauai Coffee ohana on the sold-out celebration of Kauai Coffee 2 at the Coconut MarketPlace inWaipouli during the Kauai Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours (now we know why Carol Manera Texeira couldn’t make the Kauai Interscholastic Federation basketball games) Thursday!

Chef Judy Capertina of Haole Girl Island Sweets said she’s working to open a kiosk at the Coconut MarketPlace, too — after her Valentine’s chocolate workshop coming up Feb. 12 at her bakery and kitchen located a stone’s throw from the Moloaa Bay Coffee offices in the Arzadon Industrial Park in Kapaa. Watch for it.

And Miguel Crissman is doing a chocolate demonstration during the Chef’s Demo at the Kauai Culinary Market at The Shops at Kukuiula during Valentine’s Day festivities.

In the meantime, Stacie Chiba Miguel said she’s got eight (lucky number?) strings of firecrackers to welcome the Chinese lion Friday during the Flavors of Kukuiula gathering celebrating the Year of the Boar on Friday, Feb. 8.

Melissa McFerrin-Warrack said she’s got the Chinese lion coming Sunday (it’s Super Bowl Sunday!) at noon at Kukui Grove Center (Vanna Wu of Prestige Jewelers said the Year of the Boar should be a good one).

Kudos to Jean Souza, Malia Nobrega-Olivera and Dave Sosner (he’s excited about using the new screen system for the first time) on the opening of OceanFest that continues through Feb. 23. Check out that life-like, inflatable, walk-in humpback whale while you can — today is the last day at Kukui Grove before it moves to the Lihue Public Library.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 ordfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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