Happy Camper for Wednesday, March 25, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Fire fighters from the Koloa Fire Station join lifeguards at the Poipu towers, Monday to scan the South Shore coastline (note how empty the beaches are!) for a swimmer reported missing in the wind chop.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Solena Guerrero, Andrew Rayne and Chef Cody Liberatore of Brennecke’s are ready for the lunch rush at the curbside drive through pick up, Monday across from the Poipu Beach Park.

Kudos to Wendy Castillo and the staff at St. Theresa School on working hard to get their online instruction kits ready for the school’s PK3 through Grade 8 population ahead of Gov. David Ige’s stay-home mandate taking effect…David Adams of St. Catherine School said his staff was ahead of the game and prepared for this ahead of spring break as Hawai‘i Catholic Schools’ superintendent Dr. Mike Rockers extended the break to at least April 13 due to the arrival of COVID-19.

Jean Souza of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (no Sanctuary Ocean Count for March, this Saturday!) was ahead of the curve, setting out free learning kits (Melissa McFerrin-Warrack liked this term) for keiki and their parents, last week.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Hreljac scored after helping with the Grab-and-Go, Monday at the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School site (students 18 and younger can also get Grab-and-Go breakfasts (7:30 to 8 a.m.) and lunches (11:30 a.m. to noon) at the Waimea High School, and at the Kapa‘a High School.

Following her day’s service, Jennifer was able to get in a round of golf at Wailua Golf Course (no golf carts, please!) and witness a hole-in-one…talk about stress relief…and still make it home in time for the curfew.

Stay safe (kudos to the Kaua‘i Fire Department and the Kaua‘i Ocean Safety Bureau for responding quickly to reports of a missing swimmer, Monday!), Kaua‘i!


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


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