Happy Camper for Friday, April 12, 2024

Those crazy chickens are everywhere … Roger Lepley has written a book containing 21 chicken stories, “Kaua‘i Rooster Book,” and will be doing a book signing on Friday from 5 p.m. at Talk Story Bookstore, coinciding with the weekly Friday Night Art put on by the Hanapepe Economic Alliance.

Kapa‘a Middle School choir finds gold in California

KAPA‘A — The Kapa‘a Middle School Choir and ‘Ukulele Band returned to California for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, and wowed the judges with their performances to earn gold rankings during the WorldStrides Music Festival in Anaheim during the spring break.

Spring orchids return to Hanapepe

HANAPEPE — Neill Sams of Orchid Alley in Kapa‘a said on Monday that there are lots of Lady’s Slippers and just a few vanda because of the weather being on the cooler side.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Now that E Kanikapila Kakou finished its 2024 run at the Outrigger Kaua‘i Beach Resort, the Garden Island Arts Council is looking to other ventures beyond Kat Ho’s Indigo project, which was part of the Boroboro Boutique at the craft fair component of Grove Farm Market.

Wahine sweep top three Merrie Monarch spots

“It’s very humbling.” That’s how Tracie Lopes, who shares kumu hula duties of Ka La ‘Onohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e with her husband, Keawe Lopes, described her feelings early Sunday morning — shortly after learning their O‘ahu halau had just won back-to-back Merrie Monarch Festival group hula competitions.

Free parent and child fair on Saturday

LIHU‘E — Austin Heiser, of the Department of Health Family Health Service, said on Friday that it’s been a long time since there’s been a sequenced transition to education program that prepares a young child to enter the world of education for the next 12 years or more.

Happy Camper for Monday, April 8, 2024

Congratulations to Kumu Hula Leina‘ala Pavao Jardin and Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leina‘ala for finishing the 2024 Hula competition in solid second place, and mahalo to the Island School boys volleyball for nailing the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation first round title on Friday night so we could watch the second night, or Group Hula ‘Auana, not distracted on Saturday night.

Happy Camper for Saturday, April 6, 2024

Kudos to Heleolanimainamaka‘oha‘ena Haileejo Yokotake of Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leina‘ala, and Kumu Hula Leina‘ala Pavao Jardin on finishing as the third princess in the Miss Aloha Hula pageantry that took place on Thursday at the Edith Kanaka‘ole Stadium in Hilo

Ho‘ike launches four nights of hula

The 61st annual Merrie Monarch Festival shifted into high gear on Wednesday night with the Ho‘ike, an exhibition of hula and folk dance from around the Pacific Rim at Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium in Hilo.

Happy Camper for Friday, April 5, 2024

Didn’t you always want to get a Mustang when you were in high school, Cyndi Ayonon wanted to know as she showed off her new set of wheels (it’s electric!) at the Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i Resort parking lot where she parked (how did she score an end stall?) to represent the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank (KIFB) that was the recipient of a food donation from Royal Sonesta.

West Kaua‘i Lions Club host Easter fun in Kekaha

KEKAHA — According to Lion Eric Nordmeier of the West Kaua‘i Lions Club, the annual Easter Egg Project brought out nearly a hundred participants ages 1 through 12 years old on Sunday to the Kekaha Faye Park and Neighborhood Center Complex, or more commonly known as the Kekaha ball park.

Kaua‘i ‘Ukulele Fest on April 14

LIHU‘E — Anything ‘ukulele, including the unique sound produced by four strings over a sound box, will fill the time between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on April 14 at Kukui Grove Center at the free Kaua‘i ‘Ukulele Fest.