Happy Camper for Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Mickie Hardin of Lihu‘e Delight is a new face along with her daughter at the Pau Hana Market at the Kukui Grove Center on Monday. Hardin offers assorted pies, most well-known being apple, and luxury candles.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Kimberly Hope takes the stage during Gratitude Day on Saturday with an offering of music from her latest album.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Cayla Cantorna, Kawai Gampon, Miss Mokihana Kiani Souza (he sash and crown are on their way to her), and former University of Hawai‘i football player Jeffery Keene thank the community for their support on behalf of the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank Saturday during Gratitude Day at the Kukui Grove Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Maurina Borgatti, the Arbor Day Co-Chair, and Maureen Murphy, president of the Kaua‘i Outdoor Circle enjoy the sprinkle that freshened up the trees being given away Saturday during the 17th Annual Arbor Day free plant and tree giveaway at the Kukui Grove Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The Zonta Club of Kaua‘i, including Dr. Dawn Sparks, Diana Harvey, President Lori Benkert, Cyndi Ayonon, Rebecca Carnate, TGI editor Sabrina Bodon, Edie Ignacio Neumiller, and Lynnell Woodward thanked the community for its support of previous Zonta Christmas Funds that is done in partnership with TGI newspaper, and several community support organizations, Saturday during the Gratitude Day event featutring Kumu’s Cupboard, the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank, and violinist and music instructor Kimberly Hope.

Happy Veterans Day!

Janice Bond said the East Kaua‘i Lions Club will be waving American flags in front of the Kaua‘i Veterans Center on Veterans Memorial Highway this Thursday.

The pandemic restrictions may have canceled the annual Veterans Day parade, and the big service at the Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery, but the Lonesome Graves people (Jim Jung was waiting for Kimberly Hope to take the stage at Gratitude Day last Saturday) will still place flowers and decorations on the gravestones today.

The Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort and Spa (was a thrill to see Diann Hartman and her canine companions getting trees for the home Saturday during the Arbor Day tree giveaway!) are also planning to place lei on the graves early Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, the American flags are already flying around the Kaumuali‘i Highway perimeter at the Kukui Grove Center where Stephen Fujii was wondering about all that purple food Robert Tamura has been eating. Bill Spitz couldn’t believe that Tommy Rita was still at the food court when the Pau Hana Market opened.

Congratulations to Mickie Hardin of Lihu‘e Delight who brought her apple pie (whole pie, mini pie, and slices!) and “luxury candles” to the Pau Hana Market. Bev Pang (mahalo for the upcycled rice bag from Po’s Kitchen…she was shopping inside the mini lasted her two days, and Opinder Deol of Shakti Indian Cuisine already picked up her pie before the supply ran out.


Dennis Fujimoto can be reached at 245-0453 or at dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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