Happy birthday to Nani Rogers who, despite efforts to be low key, was celebrated during the Heiva I Kauai after Rhoda Libre presented her with a Tahitian head lei.
Kudos to Tepairu Manea and the Heiva I Kauai Committee on hosting another great event where Cheryl Shintani (she’s got a dozen Yamaguchi University people visiting the Kauai Yamaguchi Kenjin Kai during Thanksgiving, and can use some host families) had a bunch of her Kauai High School Key Club students helping with admission and surveys.
Mike Teruya is back from photographing hula in Europe, and changed his focus to do Tahitian, and it was a pleasure to make the acquaintance of Vanessa Agliam from the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.
Stacie Chiba-Miguel and Pillare Mukai are doing the Mom’s Night Out Friday benefiting Kumu’s Cupboard, and Brian and Dr. Betty Dillberg have the blessing for Vitality Kauai that same afternoon. Registration for the Mom’s Night Out start at 6 p.m. and the first 75 moms will get a complimentary swag bag.
Friday is also the last bon dance of 2019 for Kauai when Elsie Bayot, Brycen Hiraoka, Steve Kline, and Lovelynn Yadao (and yes, Josie Pablo is helping them, too) open up the festivities starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital’s front lawn with Chef Carla Dusenberry handling the food. Proceeds benefit the KVMH Auxiliary.
Dennis Fujimoto can be reached at 245-0453 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.