Happy Camper for Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Yotachai Wrat shows of his big mangoes Wednesday at the Kapa‘a Sunshine Market at Kapa‘a Beach Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Nems Sawaene enjoys a cucumber break Wednesday at the Kapa‘a Sunshine Market at Kapa‘a Beach Park.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Nicole Aranio, Chelsie DeGracia, Tiana Ramos, Olive Trinidad, Kevin Glick and Lilybeth Aguilar take time for an afternoon break at the Lihu‘e Pharmacy.

Tiana Ramos is missing not having basketball on our courts (watching virtual is all right, but can’t beat the real thing) when she did the photo-bomb thing with Lihu‘e Pharmacy Pharmacist Kevin Glick (mahalo for the help with the flu-shot artwork) and all those pretties.

Speaking of basketball, David Adams (kudos to Alaka‘i O Kaua‘i — yes, they are in-person, five days a week) is pulling for the Heat to rise over the Lakers because his old basketball coach Ken Olynyk’s son Kelly plays for the Heat. Kudos to David for putting together the Ninja Warrior Competition for all those Alaka‘i O Kau‘i Charter School “learners.” That “competition” keeps all the young-uns moving, just like that keiki triathlon last year on Ke Ala Hele Makala‘e.

What? No more marathons? Dr. Paul Esaki was checking out the offerings at the Kapa‘a Sunshine Market (yep, it’s at Kapa‘a Beach Park right along a portion of Ke Ala Hele Makala‘e, the Eastside coastal trail), and said he didn’t do the Kaua‘i Marathon (not even the half) this year even if he was registered. It’s all right, the kombucha pumpkin (gotta get ready for Halloween ) looked really good, and Nems Sawaene had the right idea — a cucumber break.

Lea Ingram (you have to check out her mermaid piece at ART Kaua‘i) was gallery-sitting at the Kukui Grove Center Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery, where Bon Moore’s award-winning piece screams to you to check it out, and Sally French is BIG. That’s going to be close to where Bubbah’s Toy Box said to “mask up and social distance” at the mask up pop swap (for collectibles and stuff) celebrating fall break Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (lots of time for some Jamba Juice).


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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