Happy Camper for Wednesday, June 9, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Justin Chen offers up a sample of fresh mango Monday at the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Pau Hana Market vendor Risa Clemmons has regular mango and apple mango Monday (along with longan that’s starting to come in) at the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Tish Ruiz, Oliver Remigio and Michelle Panoke of the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch and Sonia Topenio of Bank of Hawai‘i talk about the senior Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) at the Pau Hana Market Monday at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Blanche Higashi checks out the Kaua‘i Family Cafe offering with daughters Leilani Higashi and Josie Higashi-Sasaki Monday at the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mark Cornish of Basalt, Colorado takes care of getting the Little Nell (it’s in Aspen, Colorado) employees paid Monday (he said it’s payroll Monday in Colorado) before joining his family on a self-guided tour at the Kaua‘i Museum on Rice Street in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Michelle and David Finnegan of the California Bay Area didn’t have a smartphone to unlock the QR code, so settled for reading about the Kaua‘i Museum on the Lihu‘e Loop sign Monday on ‘Eiwa Street.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Rachel Hawelu, Germaine Salano and Paul Carvalho take advantage of The Kaua‘i Bus stop to enjoy the Kaua‘i Pride Parade Saturday along Rice Street in Lihu‘e fronting the Ho‘ike Community Television facility.

Michelle Panoke of the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch said Melissa McFerrin-Warrack of Kukui Grove Center wants more kupuna to take advantage of the every-Monday Pau Hana Market.

Michelle had applications for the state Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps), and had time to check out the vendors to register them for the program, too.

Amy Chun said longan are starting to come in, and kupuna get five, $10 certificates to redeem with vendors (they gotta have the orange cards!) for farm-fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables (Justin Chen had samples of his mangoes).

KGC has a Kaua‘i Made event Friday and Saturday (Pete Alquiza said Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani will be performing Saturday at noon).

Michelle visits the farmers’ market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula this afternoon, too, after getting permission from Stacie Chiba Miguel to walk the market, not setting up a table.

Meanwhile, it was payroll Monday back in Colorado, and Mark Cornish took advantage of a quiet corner outside the Kaua‘i Museum (the Pa‘u: A Hawaiian Tradition exhibit is now available for viewing), where who didn’t notice the new statues gracing the entrance?

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

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