Happy Camper for Wednesday, November 17, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    A single lane of traffic on the east-bound lane of the new Hanapepe Bridge utilizes the new bridge, Monday morning. The second west-bound lane was scheduled to open following the completion of striping.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Ike Kaohelauli‘i and Elijah Gonsalves of WW Clyde construction do finish work on the new Hanapepe Bridge, Monday as east-bound traffic makes its way across the bridge.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Motorist Charlene Dorsey beams with happiness, Monday as she is one of the east-bound motorists using the new Hanapepe Bridge.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Construction workers prepare to let the first east-bound motorists onto the new Hanapepe Bridge, Monday morning.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank director Kelvin Moniz talks with farmer Justin Chen about what the food bank can use Monday during the Pau Hana Market at the Kukui Grove Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Melissa Tremblay scored two bunches of watermelon raddish (they still had more for Amy Chun) from Wirat Farms Monday at the Pau Hana Market at the Kukui Grove Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Girl Scout Kirra Leonard of Troop 775 shows off the drop bags the scouts created for the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i’s Malama Pu‘olo Na Wahine collection to create care bags for the Child and Family Service, and Catholic Charities Hawai‘i.

Watermelon radish is the name of that fancy white radish that’s pink on the inside, Amy Chun! Amy loves to make pickles with them — they’re available at Wirat Farms at the Pau Hana Market at the Kukui Grove Center — because they leak the pink color into the brine (doesn’t always need to be salty?).

Melissa Tremblay scored when she found some. She’s might try and ferment them…sounds interesting.

Congratulations, Kelvin Moniz, Kawai Gampon, and all the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank ‘ohana on being able to set up at the Pau Hana Market through the holidays. It’s part of the Kukui Grove Center’s holiday plans where David Sosner and his management crew kicked off during the Monday market.

More congratulations are in order for Sara Miura and the Deja Vu Surf Hawai‘i ‘ohana (they still have a limited amount of the free marine wildlife identification posters!) on launching the collection site for the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i’s 16 Days of Activism campaign. It runs for the next couple of weeks, and anyone can drop off hair and health care items for women.

Kudos to Angela Hoover (congratulations on being promoted to the Kaua‘i Island Coordinator) has the Girl Scouts creating drawstring bundle bags that the Zontians will pack for contributing to the Child and Family Service, and Catholic Charities for their clients…and all this before the Christmas Fund launching, too!

Just a reminder, the vaccine clinic for keiki ages 5 to 11, is available today at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center (mahalo for the heads-up, Blanca Gil) from 4 to 6 p.m.


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


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