Chef Vikram Garg of the Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation was among the dignitaries taking in the blessing of the Cultural Culinary Facility at Kauai Community College Wednesday. He adjourned to a special presentation to the culinary arts students instead of taking in the second event — the groundbreaking for a photovoltaic system that is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. Kudos to state Rep. Jimmy Tokioka and state Senate President Ron Kouchi for taking the time to celebrate the festivities.
That kind of May Day excitement filled the air on Lei Day, and Dr. Kelly Robb could not resist the opportunity to bring her twins to the excitement of the Kauai Museum 39th annual Irmalee and Walter Pomroy lei competition. Among those enjoying the sights, fragrance and excitement were Wayne and Marsha Posner Williams (she is the Emmy award winning co-producer of the original “Golden Girls” — no, Jessica Else, no Betty White — television series), in the thick of everything.
Marsha said this is their 30-something-th trip to Kauai after being engaged and married at the Stouffer’s (nope, it’s now Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club!), and Wayne said he even learned how to surf at Kalapaki Beach by the Kinimaka boys…too bad they missed the visit by Sue Kanoho and Carrice Gardner.
OK, now to check on Sarah Tochiki and the craft fair Saturday that serves as a precursor to Mother’s Day shopping and a fundraiser for the Kauai All-Island Band, which is planning a trip to Japan this year. The fair starts at 8:30 a.m. and continues through 12:30 p.m. at the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School cafeteria…anything good for lunch?
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.