Happy Camper for Wednesday, January 6, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Ron Wiley of the KQNG Radio Group starts the new year with a live broadcast from the Pau Hana Market Monday at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Paeeda Panyamee, holding a Kilauea-grown pineapple and a hand of cooking banana, is excited to start the new year with a new sign containing the name of her husband Taworn Monday during the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Taelor May is excited to complete a lei Monday during her teaming with Elvrine Chow at the Heavenly Kaku tent at the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant Taryn Moura is excited about the first Fun Friday Facials (limited appointments still available at the Beauty Boardroom at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e, or call Janet at 346-2474) coming up Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Beauty Boardroom, adjacent to the Spectrum offices.

Lori Almarza of the Kaua‘i United Way (have you caught the Wave of Compassion yet?) said the Pau Hana Market is really big because Ron Wiley was doing a live broadcast of the farmers’ market (they have value-added stuff, too!), where you had to hear Frank Cruz do his rendition of “Pretty Woman.”

Laurie Ho said it’s time to “eat the season” because Bunlai Farm had bargain prices on fresh, locally-grown asparagus that Amy Chun and Elvrine Chow quickly snatched up before the supply ran out.

Elvrine is excited to be back on the market scene because her “Pretty Woman” Taelor May was completing her colorful lei creation at Heavenly Haku (Hank Zevaat’s kadomatsu was a sold-out hit last week!). Elvrine says it’s Flowers by Taelor, and now she needs to talk with Stacie Chiba-Miguel (wow! The New Year’s kobu-maki and nishime were perfect to start the new year!) for more market opportunities.

Congratulations to Paeeda and Taworn Panyamee on the new signage that identifies the booth for the Kilauea farm (three types of banana — apple, Thai and cooking!). It’s a nice way to start the new year and add color to the parking lot.

The Beauty Boardroom is also getting some looks as Taryn Moura said there are still a few spots left for the Fun Facial Friday coming up Friday (how’s that for more than 24 hour’s notice?) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the space near the Keiki Korner play area (it’s still closed) near Deja Vu Surf Hawai‘i (yep, cover girls Kyla Koerte and Akemi Dizol were both working.)


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


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