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Happy Camper for Monday, January 11, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Beauty Boardroom is out in force Friday while waiting on Fun Friday Facials participants at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Denise Barton and Bernadette D’Amore are excited to “put on the makeup” Friday at the Beauty Boardroom Fun Friday Facials at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Shores Hotel General Manager Jennie Waiwaiole-Vega has some special, Patsy Rapozo-made mochi Saturday during the resort’s garage sale benefiting the two Kaua‘i food banks.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sherrie Orr, center, discusses hearing aids donated to her brother with Lions Roy Nishida and Janice Bond Saturday at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Lihu‘e. The Lions spruced up the center and donated hearing aids to Orr’s brother.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    ‘Ohana’s Bart Thomas releases a pitch against Kawaihau in the fourth inning Saturday during Kaua‘i Senior Softball season-opening games at Isenberg Park in Lihu‘e. Another series of games was contested at Hanapepe.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ernest Koerte comes looking for his team’s new jersey Saturday during the Kaua‘i Senior Softball season-opening games at Isenberg Park in Lihu‘e.

Bernadette D’Amore was excited about the Beauty Boardroom’s Fun Friday Facials because she planned to get some of Mary Kay facial products she used to use but could not get, anymore.

Kudos to the full crew that showed up to greet clients at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e Saturday.

County Councilmember Mason Chock was wrapping up the final weekend (free Leap into Faith!) of the Pali Climbing Wall that moves to Anaina Hou Community Park in Kilauea next week for a month’s tour before heading to the Westside.

And kudos to the Lions clubs. The North Shore Lions hosted its annual scholarship golf tournament at the Princeville Makai Golf Course, and the East Kaua‘i Lions partnered with Team Rubicon to paint portions of the Kaua‘i Veterans Center. It’s a huge project.

East Kaua‘i Lions Club President Janice Bond had her latest Cubs — Mark Perriello and Alfonso Murillo (he did the Alzheimer’s Walk, too) — and Matt Bernabe has already been confirmed, she said. He just needs to be installed. WB’s is able to host the club with the proper social distancing and other guidelines so they don’t need to Zoom the event.

Kudos to Jennie Waiwaiole-Vega and the Kaua‘i Shores Hotel ‘ohana on the great garage sale benefiting both food banks on Kaua‘i. Nice to see Doug Moises (still waiting for Doug’s Dougout to reopen for that ginger lemonade) and his ‘ohana take advantage of all those bargains.

Kudos, too, to Joe Bertucci, Mike Curtis and the Kaua‘i Senior Softball ‘ohana on a great season-opener. What? Ron Wood didn’t know whether he had to be there or not. Big water hazard separating Dwight Fujii from his golf and Isenberg Park. And kudos to Hank Ibia, who joined Kawaihau (mahalo, Stephen Fujii, for the first-half schedule and COVID-19 rules and guidelines! No wonder you couldn’t make the East Kaua‘i Lions’ event).


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or


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