Happy Camper for Sunday, May 15, 2022

  • Contributed by Pamela Jardin

    Lihu‘e Senior Center opened its doors in the middle of last month at the Lihu‘e Neighborhood Center with its installation of officers. From left are Marian Ogata, sergeant at-arms; Carolyn Morinishi, secretary, librarian and auditor; Flora Visitacion, sergeant at-arms; Char Ono, vice president; Pamela Jardin, president; Mary Alejo, sergeant at-arms; Sumako Ichimasa, assistant treasurer; Lynn Kudo, treasurer; and Jovita Valdez, sergeant at-arms. The center program is under the county Department of Parks & Recreation, with nine centers across the island. COVID-19 closed down all the centers in 2020. The Lihu‘e Senior Center welcomes new and returning seniors over the age of 55. The Lihu‘e Senior Center has programs the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m., including pledge of allegiance, center song and meeting agendas. The officers schedule movies, dances, birthday celebrations, bingo, singing and much more.

  • Dr. Monty Downs/Contributed

    Kaua‘i Ocean Safety Lifeguard Chief Kalani Vierra points out hazards to visitors using the newly-installed ocean safety sign, Thursday at the Lumahai River mouth. The new signage was paid for by the family of the late Dr. Jamie Zimmerman who suffered a drowning accident at the Lumahai River mouth in 2015.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Artist Carol Meckling shows off her “Red Bloom,” left, and “Orange Bloom” Friday during the opening of the Kaua‘i Society of Artists Fourth annual Washed Up Marine Debris Art Show at the KSA gallery at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Community College instructor Duke Lang, standing center, is congratulated by family and friends Friday after being named the recipient of the Regents Excellence in Teaching Award during the KCC 57th annual Commencement Exercises at the Puhi campus. Seated in front with lei is Dr. Brian Yamamoto.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Sgt. Ist Class Ian Versammy and the Kapa‘a High School JROTC Color Guard, including Shelby Kasahara, Ella Anderson, Elijah Acert and Ernest Abadico, get to enjoy a face-mask break while waiting on students to arrive for the Kaua‘i Community College 57th annual Commencement Exercises on the Puhi campus.

Talk about excitement, and it’s not just because graduation is here. Kudos to Abigail Boroughs, Rose Ann Jones, Renee Palmer and all those Kaua‘i Society of Artists (gotta go check out the fancy Licia McDonald jewelry. What? Rose Ann said they might be sold already?