Happy birthday, Toyo Nishida, who celebrated his special day Thursday with his Regency at Puakea ‘ohana (can’t visit because of the COVID-19 pandemic). Mahalo to the Regency ‘ohana for sharing the celebration with all of us on the outside.
Kudos to Chris Machorek, Jaye Gayagas-Youn (that Virtual Business After Hours was her bright idea), Barbara Gusman, Executive Chef Lucas Sautter and (finally had enough time to meet) Ali Lahip (is he related to that Lahip basketball player?) on a great Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce Virtual Business Hours. Too bad the virtuals never had smell-o-vision or taste-o-vision.
Chris said the Hawai‘i National Guard has more than 70 troops housed at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach in Waipouli, and Barbara said Lucas takes care of them for three meals a day with a special Friday menu (the barbecue baby back ribs were on the plates of the troops last week). OK, can’t wait for the resort to open again so we can check out the Moa Moa Fish House and the Crooked Surf (they had some giveaway coupons during the Virtual Business After Hours).
Kellie Hines and her Biker Girls were helping with the Anahola food distribution (kudos to the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank and Ka Hale Pono), and Leona Perez was bummed she missed out on the bon dance bento offered by Mark’s Place Thursday.
In the meantime, Kay Hill got the West Kaua‘i Lions Club to help make the flying saucers at the Japanese Grandma’s garden that looked like it was mochitsuki time (hm-m, maybe she’ll do that for New Year’s?)…mahalo, Roy Miyashiro, for the “sample.”
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.