All of the Hawai‘iUSA Federal Credit Union off-island staff has gone home (great employment opportunities now for those needing COVID-19 opportunities) to tend to their respective families during these “unprecedented” (borrowed from government, health, and business officials) times. The credit union presented donations to all of the food banks in the state to help ensure that no one goes hungry while riding out this little bug.
Annette Bolf of the Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort was supposed to help the Kaua‘i Hospice (what’s going to happen to the annual Concert in the Sky?) with proceeds from the resort’s Table 53 (the real name is “You Dine, We Give”) proceeds, but that event has been “postponed” (another popular COVID-19 term) until the RumFire restaurant (that’s where Table 53 is located) opens back up after the bug runs away from Kaua‘i (come on, people — listen to Mayor Derek Kawakami. He wants it gone, too).
In the meantime, get some stress relief from all those on-air personalities (yes, we need the news, but helpings of Frank De Lima’s “Corona, Corona” helps with stress relief, too).
Finally, mahalo Sarah Blane, Alden Alayvilla (and yes, Kim Tamaoka, who is anxiously waiting on her babies!), Coco Zickos, Beth Tokioka, Jason Fujinaka, Jonell Kaohelauli‘i, and Cynthia Chiang (haven’t seen her since they closed The Kaua‘i Community Market) for keeping the news conduit open and flowing. We love you, all. Even if we missed the Prince Kuhio holiday (kudos to Kimo Perry and all those Royal Order of Kamehameha members for not letting us forget).
Stay safe, stay well.
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.