Happy Camper for Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Gypsy Spice provides energetic dinner music Friday evening at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Kaytin Taba, Emi Sakamoto, and Mel Ueno of Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani do “hula homework” in preparation for May Day, Friday evening at their studio in Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sheraton Kaua‘i at Coconut Beach’s Leah Aki, Faith Rapozo and Cedric Raniscal, from left, have the plastic shield and sanitizer as protection against the COVID-19 virus Friday afternoon at the Waipouli property.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sheila Dunn hides behind the Project Vision Hawai‘i HiEhiE Mobile Shower crew of Darnell Costales and Lenell Rodrigues-Cabinatan because she doesn’t have the blue shirt, Friday at the shelter-in-place site at Lydgate Park Kamalani Kai campground in Wailua.

What is an instore razzle?

Bubbah’s Toy Box Collectibles &Gaming Cafe hosted a Friday trade card night (Sheldon Peralta said there even was a card valued at $40,000 once!), where an instore razzle was part of the fun that packed their new shop at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e. No large gatherings, just a good flow of people.

Kudos to Project Vision Hawai‘i on getting the HiEhiE Mobile Shower on the road. Sheila Dunn (she was helping Bryan Curl with the food shopping earlier in the day at the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank) was volunteering with staffers Darnell Costales (it’s hard work sanitizing the facility after every use) and Lenell Rodrigues-Cabanitan, who said the shower was operating at full capacity since they’ve taken it out. Sheila was being shy because she didn’t have blue on, although the Kaua‘i Juice Co. cap was blue.

Things were popping at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach in Waipouli, where the monthly farmers’ market and craft fair coordinated by Melissia Sugai of the Kaua‘i Made program in the county Office of Economic Development will combine with the happy-hour specials from the Crooked Surf. Ali Lahip said they’re going full service now.

Sheraton is also taking reservations for Na Lei Hiwahiwa, A Mother’s Day Wine &Dine featuring live entertainment by Kupaoa to benefit the Malie Foundation. The food offering with wine pairings will take place May 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Moa Moa restaurant, with a silent auction and more. Book now before it sells out.

OK, back to the Hawai‘i State Junior Golf Association tournament, where Linken Tanabe of Mililani is the youngest player in the field and there are no other junior golfers in his age group. Go, Linken. You show ‘em!


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


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