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.
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.
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.”
WAIPOULI — The audience gasped when Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce President Mark Perriello announced that Adriana Hernandez, one of six scholarship recipients, was heading to Harvard University.
KILAUEA — The Hawai‘i State Public Charter School Commission Thursday granted its charter approval to Namahana School during the commission’s meering in Honolulu.
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!
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.
WAILUA — Tropic Care Kaua‘i 2022 is pau, until the next time.
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.”
HONOLULU — Kaua‘i Medical Clinic-Pediatrics Clinic will be one of the Hawai‘i Pacific Health sites offering the Pfizer’s three-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months through 4 years old.
NAWILIWILI — An ulua tipping the scales at 22 pounds made a big splash Sunday during the Nawiliwili Yacht Club’s Father’s Day Keiki Fishing tournament set up outside the Kaua‘i Sailing Association building at the Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor.