Hi Joe! (Danita Martinez — pink dragonfruit makes natural lipstick — had to teach Elvrine Chow that it had something to do with coffee!) drew a lot of attention at the Kauai Community Market at Kauai Community College Saturday (Mary Williamson was going around telling people about it, too) when Dirk Soma and his entrepreneurial class brought the pop-up to life (how early to brew all that coffee?) with coffee grown and roasted within the state (Mary was thrilled the Waialua Estate was back ahead of the Chocolate Festival, and which one had the natural, minty taste?).
Congratulations to Gary (Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami promoted him to “governor of Kilauea!”) and Haunani Pacheco, Trinette Kaui and Sonia Topenio on being the most recent awardees of the Mea Ho‘omana‘o Awards that were started by the late Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste and presented during the Kauai Chamber of Commerce third-quarter general membership meeting at the Kauai Beach Resort near Hanamaulu (how was that farm-to-table dinner?).
If you’ve never seen the vista from Kukuiolono Park pavilion in Kalaheo (don’t forget the free Jack Hodges and the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk coming up there Sunday, Oct. 6!), check out Aren Blake’s oil painting that’s part of the more than 70 pieces on display at 2019 Art Kauai in the Kauai Society of Artists gallery in Kukui Grove Center. Kudos to Melissa McFerrin-Warrack, who started her tenure with Kukui Grove by visiting an Art Kauai opening.
Lloyd Kajikawa can pay some attention to his lawn, now because kudos to Kelvin Moniz and ALL of the Kauai Independent Food Bank ‘ohana on a “what-I-heard (mahalo, Cyndi Ayonon —she was at Kauai Soccer Association games because son Colby coaches) on the accounting)” was a great Silver Birthday Bash!
Some nine miles into the Dingle Marathon and I wanted to stop running.
HONOLULU – Calling all thrill seekers! Don’t miss your chance to be one of less than 100 individuals participating in the 11th annual “Over the Edge” fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Hawaii.
Haley Zina had never played volleyball until she went to a volleyball camp, said her father Paul Zina. Haley is one of those young high school students who make a splash on the Kauai Interscholastic Federation sports arena. Paul Zina said Haley wanted to try out for the Menehune team, and he was surprised the little “firecracker” made the junior varsity squad as a libero.
• Alaina Elise Ka‘ena Kulani Telles-Kelekoma • Ayzlen Kamealoha Barba • Ka‘ana Ke‘alalipoa Monica Lopez • Solomon Knox Adkisson • Ryden Makana Zollicoffer Mills • Brayden Akio Kaleleikamaluhia • Miles Jai Pereza • Coen-Kye Malcolm Kamakanamaikalani Kanahele • Hina Ku‘uleinanionaona Ramos
Meet humuhumu-nukunuku-a-pua’a the Wedgetail Triggerfish! This iconic Hawaiian reef fish is also known at the Picasso Triggerfish and its Hawaiian name has a fascinating meaning of which is still not completely understood.
Following are this week’s synopses of shows on KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles.
The movie, “The Hawaiians,” released in 1970, was based on the novel, “Hawaii,” written by author James Michener and covered the time period from arrival of Chinese and Japanese immigrants in Hawaii during the mid to late 19th century, as well as the birth of the pineapple industry, and the political development in the Islands from the days of the monarchy through to shortly after Hawaii became a territory of the United States in 1898.
Kudos to Pam Arroyo and the Regency at Puakea ohana on hosting the little craft fair (love the change of hours to allow working people to take in the festivities) in observance of National Assisted Living Week. Janice Bond was there early to check out vendors (she’s got up to 50 spaces) for the East Kauai Lions Club Spaghetti luncheon Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue.