‘Caregiving’ and ‘Cake’ coming up

If you’re a family caregiver you deserve a free slice of cake and conversation with fellow caregivers and AARP Family Caregiving Expert Amy Goyer in Lihue during National Family Caregiver Month.

Births for Wednesday, November 13, 2019

• ‘Ilikehaokekaiali‘i Rossi-Fukino • Kailoa Karter Rodney Kojiri-Perreira • Caleb Koji Caspillo Misha Leilani Sanderl • Aukai Afuk Uiha Tupou-Camat • Myra Rayne Matangi-Vaomotou

Happy Camper for Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Junior Leones was participating in the annual Veterans Day service for the first time as he joined Nate Paleka (he’s related to Kapaa High School’s Calvin Paleka) and Makoa Ibaan on the caretaker team (great job getting the place readied for the service!).

Happy Camper for Monday, November 11, 2019

Kenny Ishii was supposed to meet a film crew at the Kauai Community Market at Kauai Community College in Puhi Saturday, and Amy Chun was visiting with friends who are on Kauai for the robotics competition at Kukui Grove Center.

Happy Camper for Sunday, November 10, 2019

Congratulations to Kapaa High School junior Dana Murata (she’s No. 1!) and Zylan Pa-Conant on medalling at the Billy Tees Hawaii High School Athletic Association bowling tournament at Kauai Bowl at Rice Shopping Center in Lihue Thursday and Friday.

Ed Justus: Buy the book

Talk Story Bookstore in Hanapepe just celebrated its 15th anniversary. In an age when bookstores aren’t supposed to do well, Talk Story continues to go strong.

Meet the Hawaiian red reef lobster

This extremely beautiful eight-inch long dwarf lobster is fairly common in Hawaiian waters, but rarely ever seen. As far as we know it does not even have a Hawaii name as it lives on the deeper water coral reefs way back in cracks and only comes out at night time!

Happy Camper for Friday, November 8, 2019

Congratulations to Stephanie Iona, Laurie Yoshida, state Senate President Ron Kouchi and the big ohana of people who coordinated the visit of Hawaii’s first lady Dawn Ige and a lot of state senators to Waimea High School for a closer look at the makings of the ‘Aina Pono for 2020 farm-to-table food program.

Real vs fake vegetarians

Maybe you’ve heard about, or even watched, the recent much-hyped documentary “The Game Changer” on Netflix?

Poipu Food & Wine starts today

POIPU — The Poipu Food & Wine Festival starts today and Kauai Community College culinary arts student Karine Marston was nervous while preparing for it at the KCC kitchen.

Happy Camper for Monday, November 4, 2019

Kudos to Isobel Storch and the Friends of the Kapaa Public Library on the successful installation (Florence Toyofuku had a lot to write about in her journal) of the book exchange, street-side of the Kapaa Public Library (did you check out their fire ant detection kits?).

Meet ‘api the white-spotted surgeonfish

This common, foot-long Hawaiian reef fish is often missed by people who snorkel and scuba dive because they live right in the surf, where it is not safe to dive! In order to see them you have to go out beyond the waves and safely look back to shore where they will flow in and out of the reef with the surge from the surf.