Happy Camper for Monday, June 24, 2019

What a crazy weekend — Kim Coco Iwamoto came down to spend time with grandma at the Lihue Hongwanji bon dance (the nishime plate was the first to sell out, and the flying saucer lines were manageable) before handing out lollipops at the Kauai Pride Parade and Festival (did you see the feather eyelashes?).

Getting a taste of fashion

There were no tickets for the dinner Saturday for guests anticipating to pick up tickets at the door for the dinner and show at the Seventh annual Kauai Fashion Weekend at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club.

Scholarship awards celebrated

Five recipients of Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation awards garnered $25,000 in scholarships Saturday during a special luncheon at Duke’s Canoe Club restaurant on Kalapaki Beach hosted by Rose Johnston of Sea Shell Diamond Gallery in Waimea.

Happy Camper for Sunday, June 23, 2019

Happy birthday, Mark Perriello, who celebrated his special day with nearly 400 people at the Kauai Chamber of Commerce second quarter general membership meeting presented by Corteva Agriscience and featuring Hawaii farm-to-plate food at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club Thursday.

Everyone wins at Mayor-a-thon

More than 1,300 people — from keiki to kupuna — emerged as winners Saturday following a morning filled with active lifestyle events during the Mayor-a-thon at Kapaa Beach Park.

Crowning a queen

More than 800 people watched as Isabel Gampon worked through the different phases to emerge as the 2019 Miss Kauai Filipina at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall Saturday night.

Casera Silva is top rodeo rookie

POIPU — Casera Silva, a ninth grade rodeo participant, finished the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association State Finals that wrapped up last weekend by winning a good share of honors at Parker Ranch on the Big Island.

Happy Camper for Friday, June 21, 2019

One of the priceless things about the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital beach outings (Happy birthday, Efrenia Pagulayan of Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital!) is the appearance of Gary Smith and the Kilauea Social Club (gonna have to settle for postage-stamp-sized photo here), who volunteers with entertainment that everyone can enjoy!

Meet Rolo and company

LIHUE — Tickets for the “Kauai, Meet the Coaches!” event will still available at the door today starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Kauai Community College Fine Dining Room.

Lihue Hongwanji bon dances start Friday

Shaku Arthur Kaufmann and the membership of the Lihue Hongwanji Mission invites the public to its bon dances Friday and Saturday at its temple located on Kuhio Highway at the bottom of the hill in Kapaia.

SKA founders visit summer meet

PUHI — The presence of Swim Kauai Aquatics founders, Coach Ro and Mary Davis, added to the excitement of the SKA summer meet that wrapped up June 8 at the YMCA pool. Seven swimmers topped the meet with perfect meets, or best times in all of their respective swims.

Hot day at the car show

LIHUE — Kauai Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami was making his Father’s Day weekend rounds Saturday, stopping by and getting magnetized by a collection of Jeeps parked at the 12th annual Dad’s Day Car Show at Kukui Grove Center.

Sparks Basketball claim two crowns

LIHUE — Team Focus outgunned the Hoop Dreams Wahine, 19-18 in the second half, Sunday behind a dozen points put in by Kelsie Imai during the 12th grade under girls division finals at the 11th Annual Kauai Hoops Classic.

Gampon holds her breath

Isabel Gampon took the whole shot Saturday night, copping a good portion of the special awards and the 2019 Miss Kauai Filipina crown before an audience of more than 800 people cheering and hooting at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall.

Happy Camper for Monday, June 17, 2019

Happy anniversary to Lauren Guest and Matthew Duncan! Lauren was busy helping Hanamaulu residents with filling out surveys for the improvements to Laukona Park when it dawned on her that it was her anniversary.