Memorial Day brought out a lot of people to the Puhi Park Produce (Kaua‘i Police Department Sgt. Darla Nonaka said the farmers’ market was busy when she stopped to visit Hanalima Bakery for bread en route to the Police, Pastors &Platters breakfast at the Puakea Golf Course).
Sgt. Darla (she said Chief Todd Raybuck personally took a load of meals to the houseless encampment at Lydgate Park in Wailua) said she’s been through generations of graduations since before her own children graduated, and offered congratulations to this year’s organizers for such a historic event.
John and Rhonda Cabello (congratulations on Jonah’s graduation. Santa — yes, he was there, and got chocolate milk to boot — said they were talking about Rhonda her last year, so she needs to be good) were wondering where the graduate and his friends were, and Eliza Garcia of Garcia Farm in Moloa‘a finally got to meet Kelvin Moniz (he had to leave early for the county’s third food distribution in Kapa‘a).
Over at the Puhi Park Produce, Shawn Shimabukuro had to wait on Patsy Rapozo’s pickup, and Fred Javellana was enjoying his first market (he misses the regular buyers of his husked corn) since COVID-19 forced him to plow everything under and start all over. The first crops are coming in now, and everything looks good.
Kenny Ishii came out of hiding, and Beth Haddock said Pietro’s in Po‘ipu will be opening for take out this week (Pietro’s meatballs and pasta?) at the Po‘ipu Shopping Village.
Happy Memorial Day (Carol Pratt said no mo’ Banana Poka Festival this year, but she gotta go Koke‘e because the house has a puka in the roof).
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.