Happy Camper for Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A shama thrush (he’s a male, too, saId Brian Atendido) enjoys the morning in Kapaia Valley that is brilliantly decorated with 600 koinobori by the Kapaia Foundation.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mahalo, Warren Haruki and Grove Farm, said Teddy Arroyo, the Kaua‘i High School junior varsity football coach, for allowing the 50 football players a place to practice three days a week. Here, a receiver pulls in a short pass under the eyes of coaches with Grove Farm headquarters in the background, in Puhi.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Sleeping Giant marks the Kapa‘a Sunshine Market that is still allowed, with emphasis on face masks, social distancing and no standing (30-minute visits) under Tier 3 that was supposed to take effect Thursday, at Kapa‘a Beach Park Wednesday afternoon.

Happy birthday, George Weber (did you check out the Tire Warehouse ad in the Wednesday TGI? They even had a nice CVS Longs piece, too)! So, on what days does Hoku get the spa treatment?

Edwin Vea (he was shopping for Boys Day — did we Sink da Mayo? — with the mo‘opuna Wednesday…it’s not just Mother’s Day shopping at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e) was lamenting not being able to return to work at The Beach House restaurant (he said they’re pumping on the South Shore), and the senior softball players are anxious on the start of round two Saturday (which is the last day for the Mother’s Day Shop and Dine program, too).

Kudos to Shereen Ho‘opi‘i and the Lili‘uokalani Trust ‘ohana on overcoming all the precautionary uptick measures on getting out the 400 U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers to Families food packages to residents’ tables.

More kudos to Stacie Chiba-Miguel of The Shops at Kukui‘ula (she had Chip Bahouth already taking registration for the Visitor Industry Father’s Day fishing tournament at the Wednesdayn market!), and Dr. Holley Poag of Urgent Care at Po‘ipu and The Clinic at Po‘ipu, on the establishment of the COVID-19 drive-thru testing site.

Today starting at 5 p.m., Kaua‘i gets a taste of football (no parents, please!) for the first time since the pandemic took place. Coach Teddy Arroyo (he was coordinating the USDA food-package delivery, too!) said mahalo for the collaboration between Warren Haruki (the boys needed a place to practice), the county (Department of Parks and Recreation and Mayor Derek Kawakami), the officials association (will Placido Valenciano be blowing?), and the coaches (Kyle Linoz and Michael Tressler) on getting the ball snapped.


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


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