Happy Camper for Sunday, October 20, 2019

Did Gov. Tsugumasa Muraoka of the Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, and his delegation of visitors (kudos to Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami, Sue Kanoho and all the dignitaries on the tree-planting at Matsuri Kauai to strengthen the Kauai-Yamaguchi Sister City relationship) get to see what happened to the Lihue Civic Center surroundings after the sun went down Friday?

Kupuna shine

Yoyo lei, yoyo key chains, baked goods and Chinese pretzels were the orders of the day as kupuna took the spotlight in the annual Kauai Senior Craft and Food Fair that filled the lobby and meeting area of the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue recently.

Meet the Kauai Gamebirds

Stacy Iwasaki, head coach of the newly formed Kauai Gamebirds football program, is inviting the public to meet the players and coaching staff while having an opportunity to earn some cash at the same time.

Happy Camper for Friday, October 18, 2019

Congratulations to Myrvie Buster and her Garden Island Federal Credit Union ohana that hosted a garage sale benefiting the Kauai United Way (there’s still time to get involved with the Kauai United Way Walk-a-thon coming up Saturday, Oct. 26, ahead of the weekend celebrating Halloween!) a few days ahead of International Credit Union Day (Maren Rasay said GIFCU is baking stuffs for their members!) … and that pen works really good!

Waimea girls take KIF air riflery crown

PUHI — The Waimea High School girls air riflery team outpointed Kauai High School by 28 points to claim the Kauai Interscholastic Federation girls air riflery title Wednesday afternoon during a shoot off held at a “neutral field” — Island School.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, October 16, 2019

There are still a few more days remaining to check out the artwork at the 34th annual ART Kauai (the exhibit runs through Oct. 25) at the Kauai Society of Artists gallery at the Kukui Grove Center (if you visit during the weekdays, the Zombies are all in school) where you not only get to see great art, but meet the artists who are doing gallery sittin

Lihue Mitey Mites have eyes on championship

HANAPEPE — The Lihue Raiders Mitey Mites moved a step closer to the Regional Championships Sunday after defeating the Hanapepe Colts Mitey Mites during the Kauai Pop Warner Football League games at Hanapepe Stadium.

Built to last

PUHI — The building has a big impact on the school, said Devi Berg, Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School student services coordinator and academic coach.

Happy Camper for Monday, October 14, 2019

Joyce Nagata of the Kilauea Senior Center said her dad, Seichi Akagi, learned how to paint when he was 80 years old through the senior center. He did a variety of artwork before leaving us. Joyce put together some of those classic pieces in a unique Christmas tree that got some nibbles in the “auction” taking place at the Kilauea Senior Center table Saturday during the Kauai Senior Craft and Food Fair at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue.

Happy Camper for Sunday, October 13, 2019

The rains that dumped on Friday afternoon couldn’t stop Val Faford from Hale ‘Opio from continuing on with the Bully Free Concert and Youth Resource Fair at Kukui Grove Center (yes, Kauai Police Department was there, too) in the on-again, off-again heavy rain.

Good as gold

The honor was long overdue and well deserved, both former mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. and current Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami said Saturday at the Lihue Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building rotunda.

Kapaa Warriors shut down visiting Warriors

LIHUE — With less than a minute showing on the regulation game clock, Kapaa High School defender Conner Payomo plucked a Kamehameha Warrior pass and ran it back 25 yards for touchdown, Saturday afternoon during a Kauai Interscholastic Federation football game at Vidinha Stadium

Voyagers bid adieu to successful season

PUHI — The heavy afternoon and evening rains could not dampen the spirit of the Island School Voyagers who celebrated four of its seniors — June Hsu, Ashley Mecham, Katie Cook, and Ki‘ilani Arruda — with a 3-1 victory over Kapaa High School (they have seven seniors on their roster), Friday night before an appreciative audience that filled the Wilcox Gymnasium.