OZone wins, Weatherly takes the whole shot

NAWILIWILI — OZone, with Alison Fonari on the stick, literally cruised to victory in “quite light winds of 5 to 8 knots,” blowing primarily out of the northeast, but being variable to test the skills of the captains of the six-boat fleet in the final race of the Nawiliwili Yacht Club Wahine Series Thursday.

Service center opens for primary voting

LIHU‘E — There are only two weeks remaining before primary election day, and the County of Kaua‘i Office of the County Clerk Elections Division opened its Primary Election Voter Service Center Monday in the Historic County Building Annex on Rice Street in Lihu‘e.

Dog Fanciers announces fall classes

LIHU‘E — The Dog Fanciers of Kaua‘i announced that it will hold a one-day orientation and registration for its fall puppy and dog obedience training classes Saturday, Aug. 13, in the parking lot behind the Target store, near the site of the recycling center. This is the site where the fall classes will take place.

Joy of in-person parading celebrated

“This is so good,” said a spectator parked on the side of Maluhia Road in the shade of overhanging monkeypod boughs. “It’s been so long that we haven’t been able to do something like this. It feels great to be able to get out again.”

Happy Camper for Monday, August 1, 2022

Nicolas Navarro just got here Wednesday after a 15-hour flight from Brazil, and starts school today at Waimea High School. Nicolas is the latest Rotary Club of Po‘ipu Beach exchange student, and is being hosted by Milani Pimentel and family, who took him to check out the beach at Ahukini before he joined the rest of the Rotary Club members in participating at the Koloa Plantation Days parade, where state Rep. James Tokioka was walking with his wagon of water and treats.

Happy Camper for Sunday, July 31, 2022

Art & Farm. How appropriate for the weekly Aloha Market at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens South Shore Visitor Center at Kukui‘ula (they have the final film of the summer series Saturday, Aug. 6, for families, with the gates opening at 6 p.m. with the Cognitions Learning Center hosting keiki and family activities (that Angry Birds slingshot was a hit at the Grove Farm bon festival, and did anyone notice those lanterns created from plastic packing sheeting?).

YWCA gives $8,000 in scholarships

LIHU‘E — The YWCA of Kaua‘i Executive Director Renae Hamilton-Cambeilh and a good amount of the YWCA board, including Scholarship Committee Chair Katie Parkinson, celebrated the presentation of $8,000 in scholarships Thursday night with the scholarship recipients and their families at the YWCA of Kaua‘i Women’s Center.

Rat Salad to jam with Glen Phillips in Kilauea

LIHU‘E — Jesse Jefferson, Jaime Demarco and Marauelo Jaime — all members of the Rat Salad band — could not compete Saturday during the Bandwagon Battle of the Bands that livened up the food court at Kukui Grove Center Saturday evening.

Happy Camper for Friday, July 29, 2022

The KC Waffle Dog must be a Honolulu bon dance thing because isn’t it supposed to be a Pronto Pup (West Kaua‘i Methodist Church makes the most ono ones next to their malasadas!)?

Happy Camper for Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning Kaikona (Kekai Chock and Conrad “Kona” Giminiz, congratulations, for their winning jazz album of the year for “Aloha Jazz Lounge”!) were playing in the shadow of the Shaka Burger (Rod Sagucio said all the Sagucios are related, somehow, former Miss Kaua‘i Filipina Tiffany Sagucio!) that was a godsend for Kapa‘a Elementary School student Raychel Corpuz, who was enjoying a no-need-fork-and-knife morsel before the crowd.