Happy Camper for Monday, July 19, 2021

  • Mary Hannsz / Special to The Garden Island

    One of the groups of happy tennis campers from the six-week 2021 Junior Peter Burwash International Tennis Summer Camp that ended Friday at the Hanalei Bay Resort tennis courts is seen. Mary Hannsz, the PBI tennis director at HBR, has been selected to represent HBR as a guest tennis professional for a world camp with more than 100 people participating at the Silverado Resort in Napa, California on Aug. 4.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Climbers scale Da Pali Climbing Wall, and one descending climber goes into an aerial ballet, as County Councilmember Mason Chock prepares to hitch up another climber Saturday at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A shopper lets a ping pong ball fly with hopes of the ball landing in one of the cups that would yield a Hydro Flask Saturday during the 112th birthday event at Deja Vu Surf Hawai‘i at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Shay Vegas of Shay’s Cookies shows off some of her offerings Saturday during the Aloha Dance Studio open house that feature several pop-up vendors at Kukui Grove Center in Lhu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A young shopper is happy with her havaianas sandals after having a charm attached to them by Sara Miura, the fifth generation of M. Miura, Saturday during the 112th anniversary celebration of the opening of Miura’s first store in Kapa‘a in 1909.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Thuy Bulanadi of California (she doesn’t have green) picks the brains of the Kaua‘i Master Gardeners, including Bill Skelton, Rhian Campbell, Dee Dee Ventura, Simone Wilson and Charles Beard, Saturday at The Grove Farm Market in Puhi.

The Kaua‘i Master Gardeners are back after being absent for nearly two years because of the COVID-19 shutdowns.

Shoppers to the Grove Farm Market in Puhi lost little time getting re-acquainted with the masters in green Saturday as conditions loosen at the University of Hawai‘i.

Vendor Mayette Loseto announced her third variety of dragonfruit: pink. Yotsachai Wirat said the watermelons are coming in nice and sweet, and Ernie Domingo (he got to talk story with Dean Nonaka, too) got the last bag of lilikoi cookies (he said they’re really good) from Nikol Nonaka. Guess got to go early to avoid that.

People are looking for something to do, said Melissa McFerrin-Warrack of Kukui Grove Center as she watched a stream of people (yes, there were adult climbers, too!) at Da Pali Climbing Wall set up in the shopping center’s parking lot because the outdoor seating at Genki Sushi keeps vehicles from driving into the mall.

Melissa was also inferring to the loosening of restrictions that will allow the Hawai‘i Children’s Theatre to offer “The AristoCats Kids” starting Friday in a unique outdoor setting in consideration of COVID-19. Tickets are available (get yours, early!) through the hawaiichildrenstheatre.com. Tickets are also available for “Adventure Theatre Performance” that will be on stage July 29, 30 and 31, at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse.

Kudos to Tiffany Dick and the Aloha Dance Studio (luminaria dancers for the upcoming Relay for Life?) ‘ohana on a great open house, where some of the dance instructors had an opportunity to bring out their other talents in the variety of pop-ups that joined Misha Hawai‘i (they were still busy Saturday) at the KGC.

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

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