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.
WAILUA — Art Fujita of the Kapa‘a High School Foundation announced that this year’s in-person lu‘au at Smith’s Family Garden Lu‘au on Sept. 17 will be honoring graduates from the Kapa‘a High School classes of 1947 through 1952.
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.
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.
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.
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?).
LIHU‘E — Kukui Grove Center this Saturday, Aug. 6 is the site of free anniversary events hosted by Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i, celebrating 40 years of granting life-changing “wishes” for local children with critical illnesses.
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.
AHUKINI — “Three shipping containers,” said Shantelle Rego of the county’s Solid Waste Division, Friday. “It’s not even noon, and we have three full containers. Normally, we do two containers every month.”
PO‘IPU — Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Executive Chef Gregory Grohowski was Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami’s good friend Wednesday, when Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce President Mark Perriello announced that all three desserts on the dessert bar were Kawakami’s favorites.
HANAPEPE — Australian Master Craftsperson Evelyn Roth has been creating fabric art, including many of the colorful costuming and inflatable creatures at The Storybook Theatre events, for more than 60 years.
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.