Happy Camper for Sunday, May 31, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Natt McGinness of Papalani Gelato has been serving up lots of nurses, teachers and others gratuity bowls and cones, etc., since taking over the Po‘ipu Shopping Village on May Day.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Beth Haddock of Pietro’s in Po‘ipu Shopping Village checks the pizza pickup special before the order leaves the shop.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Katherine Todd (is she a Zontan?) of Island Pace reaches the end of a business day (gotta move the makeshift sign by Starbucks back to the shop) at the Po‘ipu Shopping Village, where she reopened the day before Mother’s Day.

Beth Haddock said the curbside microphone installed by John “The Big Guy” Belliveau of A/V Kaua‘i last year is coming in real handy when Pietro’s at the Po‘ipu Shopping Village reopened after being shut by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beth said people just order through the microphone and wait.

Their order comes without them having to leave the car (although that’s no fun because you can’t see what’s on sale at Island Pace that reopened the day before Mother’s Day — you just gotta do it before 5 p.m.).

Katherine Todd said they’ve got specials up to 70% off on everything in the store.And if you go just before 5 p.m. you might want to help her lug the makeshift “We’re Open!” sign from near Starbucks (they’re open too).

Beth was thrilled with the Memorial Day holiday opening because of all the beach-goers looking for food on the way home (Pietro’s is open for phone orders, or curbside from 4 to 7 p.m. with daily specials).

Natt McGinness of Papalani Gelato has been busy with Nurses’ Day, Nurses’ Month, Teachers’ Day, and now what? Grocery store workers’ day? Kudos on taking over the shop in the Po‘ipu Shopping Village since May Day.

Congratulations to Edie Ignacio Neumiller (can’t see her in person because she’s working remotely for the county Department of Water) on being confirmed (now it’s official) by the Senate as the Kaua‘i commissioner to the state’s Commission on the Status of Women.

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