Happy Camper for Wednesday, October 6, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    A fisherman is hammered by wind and waves in the blustery conditions, Sunday while trying to retrieve line at the Ahukini jetty. Moderate to occasionally breezy trade winds will continue through the first half of the week with clouds and showers favoring windward and makua locations, according to the National Weather Service.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Opinder Deol and Chantay Herrer of Shakti Indian Food show off their Monday offering at the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Aulai Phokhee of Weeraphon Farm finishes packing Thai eggplant for the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e Monday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Makoa Emura of Kaua‘i Churros is excited to let the Pau Hana Market staff try the new mango flavor they came up with at the Monday market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Aulai Phokhee of Weeraphon Farm shows off cooking bananas, part of the many different varieties of bananas she has at the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e Monday.

Time is counting down until Friday, when Mark Jeffers and friends will open the Heritage Media Center in Hanapepe that has been embellished with plantation-style settings and exhibits celebrating the late U.S. Sen. Sparky Matsunaga, considered a great peacemaker.

Mark said Friday also marks Sparky’s 105th birthday, and there are just a few more tickets remaining for the Storybook Theatre of Hawai‘i’s HMC opening where, through the help of one of Mark’s former school students, will be “sake-sipping” some imported sake from Sparky’s home prefecture of Hiroshima.

Meanwhile, Opinder Deol and Chantay Herrer of Shakti Indian Cuisine (they’re at the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e on Mondays) had some special Indian bread to go along with the curry (Ferdinand Dosono of Kaua‘i Kim Chee — yeah, the Shakti girls love kimchee, too! — came to the market especially to get the chicken and vegetarian curries!). Even had some vegetarian samosas to go along with the vegetarian curry.

Kaua‘i Churros (those Kaua‘i High School students found the Pau Hana Market opens in time for school to let out) discovered that the churros taste best hot out of the cookers, just in time for a new mango flavor. Makoa Emura was quick to bring over a tray for the market staff (how many are volunteers?) to sample, while Makana Emura was busy having fun with the new churro maker. When did they first appear at the market? That’s progress!

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

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