Bonjolea shines in light air

NAWILIWILI — The winds blowing between 9 and 12 knots out of the northeast were not the typical “Bonjolea winds” Thursday during the running of the Nawiliwili Yacht Club Gene Wells Memorial Series, Race No. 2.

Happy Camper for Monday, August 19, 2019

Happy birthday, Ken Suenaga of Pearl City Aquatics, who celebrated his special day with his team parents and swimmers at the Mokihana Aquatics Fun Meet (kudos, Mokihana Aquatics Coach Orlando “O” Anaya and all of his volunteers on a great meet!) at the Kapaa Pool.

Defense sparks Waimea shutout

Waimea High School scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to cap a 21-0 win over the Honoka‘a Dragons Saturday night before an audience that swelled with the setting sun at Hanapepe Stadium.

‘Alzheimer’s, go away!’

Judge Kathleen Watanabe said her family needed to be at the Alzheimer’s Walk that spilled onto Ke Ala Hele Makalae Saturday fronting Kapaa Beach Park.

United hearts

Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami encouraged everyone to help the Kauai United Way make its goal of $625,000 Thursday during the 2019 campaign launch done over lunch at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa.

Poai misses football practice

Brayden Poai was happy, but not really happy, when the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair opened Thursday night to an audience of several thousand people taking advantage of Friday being a state and county holiday.

Happy Camper for Friday, August 16, 2019

Yes, the purple flamingos light up, said Sharron Weber of Tire Warehouse (watch for their big anniversary soon!) of the birds (remember when talk was about New Zealand cows?) fronting the Rice Street construction at “the place between work and home.”

It’s fair time

Final preparations were underway when Deanne “Dee Dee” Gorospe showed up with a pair of Grammatophyllum Hi‘imanu specimens Wednesday afternoon at Vidinha Stadium.

Correa scholarship sends Lugo off

Whitney Lugo, a 2019 graduate of Kauai High School, pot a last-minute surprise Tuesday evening at the Kauai High School gym where practices for fall sports peppered the air with sounds of excitement.

Mary Kealoha claims Ladies Night

MANA — Mary Kealoha claimed the Napa Ladies Night special race event when the Garden Isle Racing Association hosted its drag races Aug. 3 at Kauai Raceway Park in Mana.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sarah Thompson said there will be some watermelons (and popcorn!) at Sen. Ron Kouchi’s booth when the Kauai County Farm Bureau opens Thursday evening starting at 6 p.m. — the signboard at the Elsie Wilcox Elementary School said there is no school Friday!

Charity Walk funds distributed to nonprofits

NAWILIWILI — Astrid Andersson, representing the Kauai Sailing Association, said this was the first time they were beneficiaries of the Charity Walk funds Tuesday at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club.

Three win at Mitchell Ota Championships

WAILUA — Ike Tydingco recently took up golfing and came up short Sunday at the 2019 Mitchell Ota Match Play Championship presented by the Kauai Junior Golf Association at Wailua Golf Course.

Putting muscle to words

One of the obvious differences Sunday was the absence of trucks and cars parked on the sand back of the Burns Field runway at Salt Pond Beach Park.

Relay comes full circle

There was a car available for auction and the youth group from All Saints Episcopal Church and Preschool returned to the Relay For Life of East and North Shore Kauai on Saturday at Kapaa Beach Park.