Happy Camper for Monday, January 6, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The first Friday of 2020 is welcomed by the former Aloha Theater and the Pu‘uwai Gallery in downtown Hanapepe during the Art Walk.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ualani Walters (yes, she’s JoAnn Yukimura’s granddaughter) is a New Year’s princess as she models a head lei created by Elvrine Chow at the Kauai Community Market Saturday at Kauai Community College in Puhi.

Yes, the u‘a can be beautiful, as Ualani Walters (yes, she’s JoAnn Yukimura’s granddaughter) got to become a New Year’s princess Saturday during the Kauai Community Market at Kauai Community College (it’s a partnership between the Kauai County Farm Bureau and KCC).

Ualani got to model a head lei created by Elvrine Chow (nope, Terry Gordines was in Honolulu), who was getting her order of lei from Jean Souza (she scored some Homemade Ramen, too!) for the opening of the Kauai Ocean Discovery (that’s coming up Saturday at Kukui Grove Center).

Keiko Napier (Japanese Grandma was bombed during the Friday Night Art Walk in Hanapepe!) came in from the Westside to supplement chef’s shopping, and scored some of the Mayette Loseto mizuna (everybody was wiped out for New Year’s), and even Larry Feinstein came out of the woodwork to set up more Truck Stop Thursday arrangements for the Kauai Beer Company (when is “Reveal” happening?).

Greg Askew (he was at the Friday Night Art Walk too!) and Ono Pops is already gearing up for Chinese New Year with his unique, five-spice offering, and the Amulacion ‘ohana added new items to Sumiko’s (it’s Amulacion) kettle-popped (still gotta see that machine in operation) popcorn and baked-goods offerings with fresh-squeezed lemonade and the waffle dog that is crispy, not soggy, and a nice teaser bite ahead of the dog.


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


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