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Happy Camper for Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Morris Gomes adds his trio of puakenikeni pies to the growing number of congratulatory flowers at Pono Coffee & Bakery that opened last week in the former Pono Cleaners spot on Kuhio Highway in Kapa‘a,

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    County Council hopefuls Mike Dandurand and Dr. Addison Bulosan move packages of food during the United Public Workers Labor Day food distribution at the UPW building on Rice Street in Lihu‘e.

Kudos to Kaua‘i County Council candidates Mike Dandurand and Dr. Addison Bulosan for helping with the United Public Workers Labor Day food distribution Saturday morning at the UPW building on Rice Street in Lihu‘e (Bulosan had a Rice Street face mask — why can’t we have an outlet for all the Rice Street support wear?).

The pair’s efforts were reminiscent of elections of yesteryear, when political hopefuls turned out to help during this kind of event where people are being helped. They were planning on doing the Hanalei car show Sunday (I would’ve checked that out, but the police were escorting the Love Has Won group to the airport).

Have you checked out Ken Kubota and David Taboniar at Pono Coffee &Bakery yet? Morris Gomes didn’t realize the place was open in the former Pono Cleaners spot on Kuhio Highway in Kapa‘a when he dropped off his puakenikeni pies like he normally does every other week. Ken said the world problem-solvers are still back at Pono Market because they like to keep an eye on what’s happening on the highway.

Kudos to David “Coach DJ” Adams, the director for Alaka‘i O Kaua‘i charter school, for finishing the Kaua‘i virtual half marathon, Stride for Kaua‘i, 41st overall with a nine-hour, 44-minute time. Kaleo Carvalho from the Mayor’s Office crossed the line at 5:54:54. Kudos to Robin Jumper, who pulled off the feat for nearly 1,000 participants (331 from Kaua‘i) in this crazy world of COVID-19.

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