Zonta Club of Hanalei awards $32,000 in scholarships

The Zonta Club of Hanalei took advantage of gorgeous Saturday weather and breathtaking garden views at the home of one of its members to host 32 scholarship recipients and their guests, including several donors, to an afternoon reception in Kilauea.

Gibson takes the helm at KFD

Witnessed by more than a handful of guests, including the full body of the Kaua‘i County Council, members of the county Office of Boards and Commission, Kaua‘i Fire Department and the Mayor’s Office, the change-of-command ceremony marked the first day on the job for new KFD Chief Michael Gibson, who was sworn in by Fifth Circuit Chief Judge Randal Valenciano and signed his oath of office Friday at the Lihu‘e Civic Center Mo‘ikeha Building rotunda.

Happy Camper for Sunday, June 26, 2022

Kudos, Mark Perriello, Beth Tokioka, Jaye Gayagas-Youn and the many, many hands of the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce on a great second quarter general membership meeting at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach in Waipouli.

The Salvation Army holds monthly ARC collection

AHUKINI — “I told my people that today is the collection day, and if they had anything, they could bring it in to the office and I would bring it down,” said a worker with the county’s Engineering Department. “This is such a good program, we need to support it.”

Happy Camper for Friday, June 24, 2022

Kudos to the Kaua‘i Lifeguard Association for all that hard work over the past couple of days to get the Keiki and Junior Lifeguards program underway — Dr. Monty Downs said he used to be able to do 100 compressions in a minute when he was in the Emergency Room!

Senior softball results for June 12

LIHU‘E — The Kaua‘i Senior Softball league’s Rookies, currently undefeated at 19-0 as of June 12, had their encounter with Solid Steel rescheduled on Saturday because of COVID-19.

Keiki and Junior Lifeguard program sold out

NAWILIWILI — When the 2022 Keiki and Junior Lifeguard program got underway this week, Kelsey and Kiani Ortiz were among the staff of instructors leading the young 8 through 17 through the paces of the sold-out program at Kalapaki Beach.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Navy nurse Anna Malia Jones has geneology that trace her roots to Kurtistown on the Big Island, and Kailua on O‘ahu, where she grew up. She now lives in Colorado, but the Hawai‘i roots influenced the design she had on the knapsack she created for the 2022 Tropic Care Kaua‘i Innovative Readiness Training Mission.

Casticimo earns Miss Kaua‘i Filipina crown

Xarika Casticimo was crowned the 2022 Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Saturday night before an enthusiastic, cheering audience of several hundred at the “Nothing is Impossible” pageant at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall.

Sam Silva Memorial closes Kaua‘i USAW spring season

WAIMEA — Get the dog! “The kids had been admonished several times to stay off the competition mat that had been sterilized for the Sam Silva Memorial Tournament matches that were about to start, June 11,” said Westside Wrestling coach Matt Pigott. “Of course, when you have a gym full of wrestlers, many of whom are under 10 years old, there is a lot of playing around and laughter. Suddenly, and quite unexpectedly, a dog came running into the Clem Gomes Gym.”

Ahi shine at GI Trollers tourney

KAPA‘A — Ahi was the “Fish of the Day” during the Garden Island Trollers Father’s Day Fishing Tournament that wrapped up with the weigh-in, Saturday afternoon at the Waikaea Canal Small Boat Launch Ramp.