Happy Camper for Friday, May 1, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    If you’re one of the first shoppers to Orchid Alley on May 1 when they reopen, you might catch a glimpse of the exotic bug-eating pitcher plant that graces one of the “display” gardens.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Most of the wood and vegetative debris have been moved out of the water at Morgans Ponds at Lydgate Park, but there are still things that keep swimmers out of this location, Tuesday.

Tommy Noyes was lamenting the rules and regulations that keep Friends of Kamalani and other volunteers from clearing the opala at the Morgans Ponds at Lydgate Park. Tommy was cruising Ke Ala Hele Makalae (got to do that after joining Salvation Army’s Janice Bond, Capt. Cathy Simon, and Marilyn Clement with their distribution of not food for the keiki at the homeless camp at Lydgate) and couldn’t help but see the “polluted water” sign that’s keeping swimmers from using the main pond (the keiki pond still has rubbish in it). And yes, the Wailua Bridge is still restricted to the lower Bryan J. Baptiste Bridge because of work being done on the main bridge due to scouring from the recent rains.

Neill and Fely Sams are chomping at the bit for May 1 when they can reopen Orchid Alley (hurry with those mail orders for Mother’s Day – final days are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to get the blooming plants delivered in time for Mother’s Day) following the closure brought on by COVID-19.

Wendy Castillo announced that St. Theresa School will be hosting a pick-up lunch for its student body on May 1 instead of the usual school work (it’s called Make Up Day!), and Misha Laney of Aloha ‘Aina Juice will have curbside free Pataya snacks for youth 18 and younger at their Hokulei Village location (did you register for your free Domino’s pizza that’s going to distributed from 4 p.m. at the Cavalry Chapel in Lihu‘e?).


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


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