The stones are falling

WAILUA — Shoreline erosion is slowly claiming the parking area located at the foot of the Bryan J. Baptiste Bridge along Kuhio Highway at the mouth of the Wailua River.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, October 21, 2020

How did Sabrina Bodon’s dad know to pack the secret ingredient to the exploding bon bons (is it still on the menu for Halloween?) being offered by Papalani Gelato during the Harry Potter weekend (this was also the 14th anniversary of the Costco opening, said Phil Worwa).

OZone tames the Kona winds

NAWILIWILI — OZone owner Chris Jordan said, “No one likes to see boats get hurt” during the heavy variable Kona winds that blanketed the Nawiliwili Yacht Club Gene Wells Memorial Series, Race No. 6.

‘New life and purpose’

LIHU‘E — The whir of wheels on concrete interrupted by the rumble of the wooden pipes announced the opening of a new skatepark situated in the back of the Pi‘ikoi Building, Lihu‘e Civic Center.

Storybook Theatre hosts evening of ghost stories

HANAPEPE — Mark Jeffers of Storybook Theatre will be hosting an evening of ghost stories, and stories based on events that really happened on Friday, Oct. 30 starting at 6 p.m., in Sparky’s Garden located in back of the Storybook Theatre.

Post-travel test sites go live

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i District Health Office opened the free post-travel test site for residents returning from the Mainland yesterday at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall where quick results could be obtained within 20 minutes from its on-site laboratory.

Happy Camper for Monday, October 19, 2020

Yes, even Santa (aka Phil Worwa — he’s wrapping up his staycation in paradise) has a face mask when he dropped in on the Kama‘aina Days and Orly’s Patisserie (did you see that cake valued at $1,500) Saturday at the Hokulei Village Shopping Center in Puhi.

Trough-Or-Treat for Halloween in Kapa‘a

Appointments and volunteers are being accepted for the Trough or Treat Halloween event being presented by the Kaua‘i Animal Education Center in Kapa‘a on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 1 to 7 p.m.

Pumpkins and more

KEKAHA — There was no shortage of pumpkins, Saturday when a group of community sponsors presented the Great Pumpkin Give-Away at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center amidst rain, thunder and lightning.

Harry Potter Butterbeer in Po‘ipu

PO‘IPU — Kobe Claussen has a Harry Potter book and is hoping that is good enough for the Harry Potter weekend at Papalani Gelato in Po‘ipu Shopping Village.

Happy Camper for Friday, October 16, 2020

Kaua‘i Police Department Chief Todd Raybuck didn’t fool around Tuesday during the Bikes on Rice (it only happens once a month) family ride. He brought his entire ‘ohana, including the two family dogs (great dog carriers made for bicycles). Ashton Varner discovered her VIP bike is a veteran from the Nancy Budd days before she upgraded to a higher level of equipment, and was Dr. Randy Blake one of the group leaders?

Big Blue Buddha turns Local

KAPA‘A — Jo Lesoine of Big Blue Kaua‘i Local is worried about scores of people showing up Saturday and Sunday because of the COVID-19 social distancing and large gatherings rules.

Kapaia Foundation gives check, goods to KIFB

NAWILIWILI — “And 397 pounds of food,” said Kelvin Moniz, executive director of the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank, after Kimo St. John of the Kapaia Foundation announced they raised $1,000 during their recent drive-thru food drive at the site of the Kapaia Swinging Bridge.

Honor Bead Drive-Thru is Saturday

KAPA‘A — Honor beads from the American Federation for Suicide Prevention are used to demonstrate that people are not alone, said Kaylynn Drake, the founder and CEO of KekuaAloha — God is Love — Foundation.