Books ease pandemic pain

Florence Toyofuku, garbed in one of her special princess outfits, is going to be a scientist when she grows up, said her grandmother, Isobel Storch, while settling down at one of the socially-distanced tables in the food court at Kukui Grove Center.

NTBG plant sale a success

Ants really live inside this plant, said Rebecca Indvik of her purchase Saturday at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens plant sale at the South Shore Visitor Center, where shoppers discovering their purchases waited to be checked out.

Happy Camper for Sunday, February 28, 2021

Chef Rafael Camarillo is back, and Mamahune’s at the Hilton Garden Inn in Wailua is open for take-out (chef Raf said everything is packed to-go, but there are some who enjoy the bar seating at Mamahune’s to grind). Breakfast is from 6 to 10 a.m. for those ono, local-style omelets, pancakes (mochi pancakes are new!), and avocado toast (like the ol’ style?) using Passion Bakery (they do malasadas, too!) bread, all to-go!

Kupuna go hands-on with fire safety

Fire safety is of utmost import at the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Hale Kupuna Elderly Housing project in Kalaheo, said Mike Dandurand, a property manager with Mark Development.

Happy Camper for Friday, February 26, 2021

Erik Gutierrez said he’s just the director of operations at Kaua‘i Bakery at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e. Jea Laganina is the one who makes the magic happen, which means we have to wait until Saturday to see the Dr. Suess’ 117th birthday cake.

Cake giveaway, literacy events Saturday at Kukui Grove

How big is a cake to celebrate 117 years? “I don’t know,” said Eric Gutierrez, the operations director at Kaua‘i Bakery in Kukui Grove Center. “I just make the place go. Jea Laganina is the one who makes the magic. We’ll see Saturday.”

Happy Camper for Wednesday, February 24, 2021

What is a Banana q? It was next to the cascaron being offered by the Kaua‘i Family Cafe ‘ohana at the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e, where Bill Spitz added pancit to his mushroom pizza from Carabella’s for Monday-night dinner.

Taxaide starts the returns

LIHU‘E — Tuesday was a historic day for Kay Liss, a Kaua‘i Community College student, at the AARP Taxaide site at the Lihu‘e Neighborhood Center.

Feeding families

There was more than food being passed out Saturday when the East Kaua‘i Lions Club partnered with the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank to hand out more than 400 family packages during the King Kaumuali‘i Elementary School food distribution.

Happy Camper for Sunday, February 21, 2021

Tiffany Sagucio is waiting to turn over the Miss Kaua‘i Filipina crown after reigning for nearly two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She said the next scholarship pageant presented by the Kaua‘i Filipino Community Council is coming up in June, but will be scaled down in consideration of the pandemic.