Mele Kalikimaka! Frank Cruz (haven’t seen him since the Back to School Bash) and David Pacanas brought mele to the Pau Hana Market (kudos to David Sosner, Melissa McFerrin-Warrack and Maria Tomas of Kukui Grove Center for contributing to the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank. David got to try the new Filipino food offering, too). And Kelvin Moniz of the KIFB is still pondering that Hanalei Taro kulolo.
Lourdes Torres of Sustainable Boost said Bella Ziest was tied up with school work so couldn’t be on hand (they’re running out of time on the Monday, Dec. 21 Keiki Christmas) with the new lilikoi-flavored cookies (yes, they’re thin and crispy), and Mayette Loseto (can’t miss her “house” because of that purple windscreen that doubles as a sunscreen) said kadomatsu are available. Tuesday, Dec. 15 was the launch day for Skylum Software’s Luminar AI.
More mele in the air as Allan Domingo and Linda Tani brought “Silent Night” to the Kaua‘i Retired Senior &Volunteer Program recognition drive-thru (haven’t seen George and Yvonne Mukai since we didn’t have a Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau Fair because of the pandemic) that had coach Bill Arakaki doing traffic duty (Grace Delos Reyes said they had to get the cars off that access road to the Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex) with Santa (he should’ve changed places with coach Bill). Kudos to Grace, Donna Lynn Loo and Kealoha Takahashi (they even had her moving bags of rice) on the event that is on the road this year.
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.