Peaceful in Lihu‘e

LIHU‘E — More than a hundred people gathered Wednesday afternoon at the Department of Motor Vehicles in the Lihu‘e Civic Center to advocate for Black Lives Matter.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Larry Rivera said it best — “Aloha Begins With Me” — as he opened his medley of song tributes to Russell Haluapo during the Sunday food and fund drive by motorcycle riders and other friends of Haluapo, where Michelle Panoke said Russell must be looking at all that was going on and smiling his Russell smile.

Sidewalk sprouting at Kilauea School

There was not a face mask to be seen Tuesday, observed North Shore Lion William Troutman during a lunch break from the club’s community-service project at the Kilauea Elementary School.

Working through the pandemic

When are we gonna go back? The Special Olympics Kaua‘i athletes want to know, said Leona Sa McDermott, a Special Olympics coach.

Dining in is now an option

LIHU‘E — The dine-in food court area at Kukui Grove Center is still closed off, said Melissa McFerrin-Warrack, the shopping center’s manager for specialty leasing and marketing.

Gymnastics, dance combine forces

PUHI — June 1 marked a new page for Kaua‘i Gymnastics Academy — when the handover from Jack and Kay Leonard to Tiffany and Pono Dick of the Aloha Dance Studio is complete.

Beach safety, now

LIHU‘E — Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami said the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized how important Kaua‘i’s beaches are to the community, Monday during the announcement of June 1 through 7 being Hawai‘i Beach Safety Week.

Happy Camper for Monday, June 1, 2020

Rhonda Cabelo said the one nice thing about Police, Pastors & Platters at the Puakea Golf Course is how the event brings all the people together — living together, working together and getting through this COVID thing.

They did it for Russell

Larry Rivera, Kaua‘i songwriter and entertainer, said he had to come Sunday to the “Russell Would’ve Done It” food drive coordinated by various motorcycle clubs on the island.

Outreach delights Salt Pond keiki

Yes, even Santa (also known as Phil Worwa) had to don a fabric face mask Saturday when he joined members of the multi-agency Salt Pond Beach Park outreach during the group’s visit to the park’s houseless population in compliance with social-distancing and face-masks rules.

Happy Camper for Sunday, May 31, 2020

Beth Haddock said the curbside microphone installed by John “The Big Guy” Belliveau of A/V Kaua‘i last year is coming in real handy since Pietro’s at the Po‘ipu Shopping Village reopened after being shut by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last of free face masks go out

The Grove Farm Company got the help of the Kaua‘i Police Department Friday during the final face-mask distribution fom the company that took place along the shoulders of Po‘ipu Road.

Celebrating ‘no class’

Koloa School celebrated the final day of school Thursday with a series of parades and celebrations of students highlighted by a parade of the 49 students advancing from the fifth grade.

The Flip Flop Shop donates footwear to police officers

LIHU‘E — Denise Zumwalt of The Flip Flop Shop turned over 144 pairs of OOFOS footwear to the State of Hawai‘i Organization of Police Officers, Wednesday afternoon for distribution to all of the officers in the Kaua‘i Police Department.

Happy Camper for Friday, May 29, 2020

Face masks and social distancing can’t stop the Aloha in the face of COVID-19 as we see Cyndi Ayonon and her Zonta Club of Kaua‘i sisters (Edie Ignacio Neumiller is safely working remotely!) more now than if COVID never happened…

Russell would do it!

There will be a food drive coordinated by the motorcycle riders, Sunday starting at 9 a.m. on the lawn of the historic County Building.

‘Our ‘ohana is their ‘ohana’

LIHU‘E — More than 400 people — associates from the three Marriott Vacations Kaua‘i Resorts — flowed steadily through the parking lot at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center, Wednesday to receive their allotment of groceries during the associate giveaway.