Boys & Girls Club gets community help

“We’d be standing in the mud,” said Tina Albao, the Boys & Girls Club of Hawai‘i Kaua‘i director of operations and development Wednesday while greeting the team from Hawai‘iUSA Federal Credit Union at the Lihu‘e Clubhouse.

Barteks break Rookies’ string in Senior Softball

LIHU‘E — “If you can’t hit, you can’t win games,” said Ronnie Matsumura of the Rookies following the team’s first season loss, 6-5 at the hands of Barteks, Saturday during the Kaua‘i Senior Softball league games contested at ‘Ele‘ele Park.

Last round of prep touch football coming

Triple K Strongman Athletics 9-on-9 football gets a break this Friday because of the Kamehameha Day holiday, officials announced following the games Friday at Vidinha Stadium.

Happy Camper for Monday, June 7, 2021

Saturday was a day for foot bling, as Zonta Club of Kaua‘i members Cyndi Ayonon, Rebecca Carnate (she was even helping East Kaua‘i Lions Club prexy Janice Bond and John Baxter with sales of the Mama Lucy’s plate-lunch tickets!) and Edie Ignacio Neumiller made a day out of visiting the Kaua‘i Society of Artists Washed Up Marine Debris Art Show — World Ocean Day is Tuesday! — where Wynde Thomas was supposed to have a piece on exhibit.

New postage stamp unveiled, Nisei honored

LIHU‘E — The unveiling was not a big production Friday. But the honor the Go for Broke Soldiers commemorative stamp represents is big, as Norman Hashisaka, a veteran with the Military Intelligence Service during World War II, represented WWII veterans, including those from the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442 Regimental Combat Team from Kaua‘i.

Happy Camper for Sunday, June 6, 2021

Kudos to Ashton Varner and the County Housing Agency on coordinating the outreach services for the Shelter In Place residents at the Salt Pond Beach Park. The effort was overlapped by the Kaua‘i Fire Department conducting water lifesaving exercises, and county Department of Parks & Recreation worker Simplicia Tugade making sure the beach was clean before the visitors arrived.

Kaua‘i Pride Parade a success

LIHU‘E — Many people were skeptical about the Kaua‘i Pride Parade being able to be pulled off Saturday along Rice Street from Vidinha Stadium to Elsie Wilcox Elementary School.

Program offers summer food for keiki

LIHU‘E — Does your ZIP code start with 967? If so, that qualifies you for a new, statewide, keiki feeding program made available by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer School Food Service, Hawai‘i Child Nutrition Program and a dedicated team of statewide food access coordinators.

Turtles subject of free Grab-&-Go Ocean Learning Kits

LIHU‘E — In an effort to increase awareness of sea turtles during this important time of a turtle’s life, and to enlist the public’s help with proper human behavior around sea turtles, The Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery coordinated the most recent Grab-&-Go Ocean Learning Kits on the topic of sea turtles.

Three vaccine pop-ups on Saturday

LIHU‘E — If you are 21 and older, and get your vaccine — it’s the one-shot Johnson & Johnson or the two-dose Moderna — from Troy’s Place Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., you will get to sing five free karaoke songs.

Mokihana Club steps out to install new officers

WAILUA — Even the chairperson who did the table decorations didn’t make it, said Mokihana Club member Helena Cooney, Wednesday during the first in-person meeting of the Mokihana Club since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

What? Melissa McFerrin-Warrack (she was thrilled to see Sue Kanoho enjoying the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific musical ensemble Small Kine!) was enjoying a bowl of pancit from the Pau Hana Market Monday at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e to wrap up a long weekend.