Happy Camper for Monday, December 6, 2021

And where was the Ninja Bread at Made In Hawai‘i? Ann Hashisaka of Kaua‘i Kookie brought the gingerbread people (minis and big guys) for Made In Hawai‘i, where she joined her sister Ruth Hashisaka, who came down special to help Ann and June Ikemoto at the Grove Farm Market craft-fair component Saturday in Puhi.

Births for Monday, December 6, 2021

• Ares Kaleo Stephan Gipolan • Kolten Adrian Gipolan • Archie Ross Adkisson • Breezy Ann Ku‘uanelamaikalani Santos-Kau • Kaia Bee Hartley • Ryan Francisco Santos Jr. • Lily Louise Hall • Rux Raider Kaniela Blu Fernandez

Happy Camper for Sunday, December 5, 2021

Happy Born (that’s Lexi Jones’ terminology) Day, Krystl Apeles, who spent her day working on getting the Alakoko Store ready for some Kaua‘i Made vendors to occupy when the Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market unfolds on Dec. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. on Kress Street.

LYRICS OF ALOHA: Coconuts

Mele Kalikimaka everyone. This is my 18th month of sharing my compositions. I chose this song, “Coconuts.” Hope you enjoy it. I could not help but compose a song about the coconut tree.

Happy Camper for Friday, December 3, 2021

Kudos to Emilia Knudsen and Erik Burton of The Kaua‘i Store for establishing the Second (Erik said they had one last year so this is the second) annual (and now it becomes annual because they plan on doing it next holidays) Great Toy Exchange in the Kaua‘i Community Food Pantry space.

ERSOY: Minimizing weight gain during the holidays

Holidays are the most fun and enjoyable times with our families and friends. Especially at Christmas, when most of us are busy buying gifts for everyone, maybe even including ourselves! And we’re also trying hard to finish our work or projects before the new year. One of my favorite parts is trying new recipes and enjoying them with loved ones.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Congratulations to Waimea football coach Kyle Linoz on the honor of having daughter Kyrie Linoz be selected as the Menehune homecoming queen. When was the last time a football coach had to skip halftime to escort his daughter?

Happy Camper for Monday, Nov. 29, 2021

Today is Monday, so Sarah Tochiki and the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Band (still time to vote for the CKMS Pueo Ice at the American Savings Bank KeikiCo competition!) will be gracing the Pau Hana Market (Kaua‘i Churros make good post-turkey and partying grinds) at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e from 3 p.m.

Happy Camper for Friday, November 26, 2021

Mahalo to the Kaua‘i High School Key Club for shopping for all those turkeys and hams to the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank so families would have some holiday foods to celebrate the holidays!