Happy Camper for Friday, March 5, 2021

Congratulations to Padraic Gallagher (are you at Bikes on Rice coming up March 9?) and the Kaua‘i American Red Cross on being acknowledged by Mayor Derek Kawakami during the launch of March being celebrated as Red Cross Month.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Happy Girls Day, Kaua‘i! What about the guys? Bobby Kubota of Pono Market (Serena Tangelder was busy cleaning the windows next door at Hele On Kaua‘i) wanted to know after seeing the Women’s History Essay Contest 2021 poster by the Kaua‘i County Committee on the Status of Women on the front door. Bobby said gotta go in the morning to hear the Dallas Grady and Art Fujita stories.

Births for Monday, March 1, 2021

• Loyalty Kauileialoha Xiao Xi Lively Lopez • Ezra Ikaika Pueo Kea • Halayna Rae Pualehuauluwehi Kyewich-Kaneholani • Rexton Lawrence Hedden • River Reign Valmoja • Quinn Monetta Abbott

Happy Camper for Monday, March 1, 2021

Happy birthday, Hali‘i Keamoai (she said “call me Rai Rai”), who celebrated her excitement at picking up her birthday cake Saturday at Kaua‘i Bakery in Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e (yep, they still had guava malasada).

Night snorkeling with the Ambon Toby

Going out on a night snorkel is like visiting a whole new planet! It is safe to do a night snorkel in shallow calm water when the surf is very small. Calm lagoons are best like Anini Beach in Kauai or Pupukea tide pool in Oahu.

Happy Camper for Sunday, February 28, 2021

Chef Rafael Camarillo is back, and Mamahune’s at the Hilton Garden Inn in Wailua is open for take-out (chef Raf said everything is packed to-go, but there are some who enjoy the bar seating at Mamahune’s to grind). Breakfast is from 6 to 10 a.m. for those ono, local-style omelets, pancakes (mochi pancakes are new!), and avocado toast (like the ol’ style?) using Passion Bakery (they do malasadas, too!) bread, all to-go!

Happy Camper for Friday, February 26, 2021

Erik Gutierrez said he’s just the director of operations at Kaua‘i Bakery at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e. Jea Laganina is the one who makes the magic happen, which means we have to wait until Saturday to see the Dr. Suess’ 117th birthday cake.

Merrie Monarch moves to summer schedule

LIHU‘E — The Merrie Monarch Festival (MMF) in Hilo is normally held in April of every year, however, due to COVID-19 the traditional hula competition has been pushed back to June 24 to 26, 2021.

AARP Hawai‘i has cooking webinars

AARP Hawai‘i’s popular Fast, Healthy and Ono cooking webinars continue in March with recipes and live instruction for dishes ranging from seared ahi to a butchery lesson on beef ribs to Mexican and Korean rice bowls.