Stories by Dennis Fujimoto

Happy Camper for Friday, July 19, 2024

Kudos to the many, many hands from Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke (acting governor) to the ‘ohana at Da Booze Shop walking the traffic stoppage with snacks and beverage involved in keeping everyone safe during the brush fire that broke out Monday and burned through just before midnight before being brought under control!

Thor saves OZone at Nawiliwili Harbor

NAWILIWILI — Racing in windy 16- to 20-knot winds during the Nawiliwili Yacht Club Wahine Series, Race No 4, Bonjolea II, with Bonnie Tiffany at the big wheel, and the only boat of the four-boat fleet to capitalize on the wind with the use of its spinnaker, escaped the challenge by Fast Company skipper Lily Brionas Flynn and crew to win the race at the Nawiliwili Harbor.

Heiva is coming to Kapa‘a

KAPA‘A — Tahitian and Samoan cultures come together in a unique Hawaiian blend when the 22nd annual Heiva I Kaua‘i takes place on Aug. 3-4 at Kapa‘a Beach Park.

Free computer learning for Kaua‘i veterans

LIHU‘E — Veterans living on Kaua‘i who have none or very little knowledge of computers and computer use are welcome to take advantage of Computer 001 on Thursday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center.

Tree Tunnel cleanup ahead of Koloa Plantation Days

KOLOA — The County of Kaua‘i Roads Division joined Koloa Plantation Days volunteer teams from the Keala Foundation, Bertram Almeida and the Garden Island Motorcycle Club, Knudsen Trust, Koloa Landing Resort, and Samson Arzamendi and Friendly Waves at a community group cleanup on Maluhia Road on Saturday.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Congratulations to Kawena Rivera for being selected the winner of the Back to School Bash Grand Prize drawing … looks like her family has a place to staycation during the upcoming school year.

Five sutdents honored by Filipino women’s clubs

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Filipino Women’s Club and the Kauai Pangasinan Association honored five students with scholarships during the organization’s get-together at the Lihu‘e Neighborhood Center on Sunday.

$25,000 in Daniel Moriarty scholarships awarded

KILAUEA — The Friends of Kaua‘i Wildlife Refuges recently awarded $25,000 in scholarship awards — the Daniel Moriarty Memorial Scholarships — to 14 students from across Hawai‘i who are studying toward careers in conservation.

Happy Camper for Monday, July 15, 2024

Celeste Mochi (Ed and Michiko Justus of Talk Story Bookstore — “the western-most book store” — were seen at the Back to School Bash on Saturday instead of the traditional Friday Night Art in Hanapepe!) would’ve been the answer to “too much people, too many things to do” where John Feagans returned to Kaua‘i and found a Salt Pond alternative to play his accordion.

Kumu’s Cupboard hosts back to school event

LIHU‘E — While a sea of nearly 100 volunteers worried about getting school supplies to more than 2,100 school students, a handful of volunteers — four, to be exact — worried about getting school supplies to the teachers and educators of thousands of students at the Grove Farm Market held in the Puhi park open field on Saturday.