Haruno ‘Toni’ Souza turned 100 Tuesday

LIHU‘E — Do you know who the President of the United States was on April 20, 1921, ‘Ohana Pacific Kaua‘i Adult Day Health Center director Kaulana Finn wanted to know, Tuesday morning.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, April 21, 2021

That caught the attention of Oliver Ruiz who was in attendance with mom Tish Ruiz (nice Hawai‘i Foodbank, Kaua‘i Branch shirt!) who took part in the fundraising Mo‘olelo Murals (Bethany Coma said they were able to finish the Verde Taco-inspired Butterfly Wings on Kress Street, Friday!) paint party at Harbor Mall, Monday (ah-h, Pietro’s Pizza was closed!) along with special guests like Laura Cristobal (she’s trying to get back to the Grove Farm Market), and Adams and Charlmaine Bulosan.

Kawaihau plates 2 in the 7th to win

LIHU‘E — Judge Mike Soong connected for a 2-RBI shot in the seventh inning to push Kawaihau to a 12-10 advantage over the Aloha Kia Lihu‘e A’s, Saturday during the Kaua‘i Senior Softball league games contested at the Isenberg Park.

Kaua‘i Youth Tennis hosts first tournament

PO‘IPU — Kaua‘i High School junior Kirra Carvalho outlasted Waimea’s Kamalani Goo, but Team A edged past Team B, 6-5 Saturday during the first of the Kaua‘i Youth Tennis Tournament Series at the Po‘ipu Kai Tennis Courts.

Kato gets one for NYC Eric Wing Memorial Series

NAWILIWILI — Bonjolea II took line honors, but Kato corrected to take the Nawiliwili Yacht Club Eric Wing Memorial Series, Race No. 3 that was held under 10- to 15-knot winds blowing out of the north-northeast at the Nawiliwili Harbor.

HCT opens registration for Summer Stars

LIHU‘E — The Hawai‘i Children’s Theatre announces they will be bringing back in-person learning with social distancing for the popular Summer Stars program with online registration starting on April 20.

Rainbow Warriors end conference season ‘perfect’

HONOLULU — University of Hawai‘i senior Rado Parapunov marked 13 kills, five aces, and three blocks to lead the top-rated Rainbow Warriors to a 3-0 straight set — 25-17, 25-18, 25-13 — win over the University of California Irvine, Saturday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.

Old Koloa Town Market busts out

KOLOA — “We’ll have a piece of Fried Chicken,” the couple said to Arlyn Perez of Kaua‘i Family Cafe, described as a “Filipino food eatery, as Perez undid the lids concealing a wide variety of food offerings, including finger foods like Spam Musubi to a vegetarian stew with octopus, Saturday as the clock hands teased 4 o’ clock.

Huaka‘i is undefeated in Boys Club play

PO‘IPU — Following a 23-25 opening set loss to Kule‘a, Huak‘i clawed back to take the second set, 25-15, Friday evening when the Boy’s Club league took over the Southside Sports Center in Po‘ipu.

Happy Camper for Monday, April 19, 2021

Kachi-kachi is the original Zumba, said Herb Noe (normally, he’s the catcher for Solid Steel of the Kaua‘i Senior Softball league) when he found out Rodney Pimental had his “The Pimentals” CD of kachi-kachi music out.

Happy Camper for Sunday, April 18, 2021

Kumu hula Leina‘ala Pavao-Jardin (yes, Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina‘ala is planning to participate in this year’s Merrie Monarch Hula Festival!) said there are a limited number of tickets left for the ‘Ekolu Mea Nui (A Concert of Faith, Hope and Love) drive-in concert taking place Saturday, April 24, in the Vidinha Stadium parking lot in Lihu‘e.

Habitat housing applications accepted

Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity is announcing its 2021 offering for affordable housing — house and lot — that includes opportunities in the Waimea Huakai subdivision, and possibly other lots on Kaua‘i.

Nearly 18,000 pounds of food distributed

The driver deliberately avoided the gaze of the traffic monitor, and instead of exiting turned back into the line of cars waiting to claim food packages Thursday at Vidinha Stadium.

Happy Camper for Friday, April 16, 2021

Happy birthday, Hayley Garcia, who spent part of her special day delivering U.S. Department of Agriculture food packages for the Kaua‘i Pop Warner Football League Tuesday under the umbrella of the Lili‘uokalani Trust (kudos to Shereen Ho‘opi‘i and her Lili‘uokalani ‘ohana on coordinating those 400 food packages!).

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

LIHU‘E — Dave Sharma of the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office Family Health Services Program said that, despite COVID-19, people should not forget the tradition of planting blue pinwheels that has become an accepted symbol in the fight against child abuse.