Mike and Dawn Taylor of San Diego (Escondido, to be more precise) did not let COVID-19 stop them from visiting Kaua‘i, overcoming the travel and health safety measures to get to the North Shore. Mike and Dawn happened on the tune-up performance (Kamika Smith said they’ll do the marina lobby performances through today, starting at 11 a.m.) before the Fern Grotto rides resume Wednesday, Nov. 11 (hey, that’s Veterans Day) after being closed for seven months due to the pandemic.
Jim Gerber of the Kaua‘i Beer Company (they never closed during the pandemic) worked it out so Ha Coffee is sharing the Rice Street building with “the place between work and home,” and more Crazy Shirts are supposed to open around the island this week.
Kudos to the Nawiliwili Yacht Club on their new hangout next to the ‘Ohana Smoke Shop in the Anchor Shopping Center annex in Nawiliwili. John and Charlotte Ross and Jim Saylor (aka The Demolition Man) were out early Sunday getting the space tailored to the needs of the yacht club now that the races are done until February due to unfavorable sailing conditions during the rainy season.
And, speaking of the rainy season, Saturday is the annual drive-thru Arbor Day plant giveaway at ukui Grove Center, starting at 9 a.m. Go early for best selection because it’ll be over when supplies are gone.
What is going to happen with Santa and social distancing during the holidays? Santa (yes, he had his face mask on) was discovered by a young shopper during the farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula (great food, great prices at the streetside Eating House 1849 with Karen Ramento and Tryston Dela Cruz), where Sara Miura unveiled Akemi Dizol, who is working at the Deja Vu Surf Hawai‘i store at The Shops at Kukui‘ula.