Happy Camper for Monday, September 23, 2019

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?).

Kauai Fish and Game Warden Roland Israel

Born and raised in California, Kauai Fish and Game Warden Roland Israel (1890-1941) settled on Kauai in 1919 and acquired a homestead in Wailua that he worked successfully until he sold it 1926.

Happy Camper for Sunday, September 22, 2019

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?).

Happy Camper for Friday, September 20, 2019

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.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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!

Survey looks at keiki sport options

HONOLULU — A new report released by the Sports & Society Program at the Aspen Institute analyzes the state of youth sports in Hawaii and offers recommendations to grow access to quality sport options for all children.

Happy Camper for Monday, September 16, 2019

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.

Births for Sunday, September 15, 2019

• 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

The movie ‘The Hawaiians’ filmed on Kauai

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.

Talk Story with Mike Foster

Eight stars dotted the sleeve of Mike Foster’s shirt as he spoke at the American Medical Response offices during one of his shifts in Lihue.

Happy Camper for Friday, September 13, 2019

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.

Statewide data: less physicians practicing

A preliminary analysis of this year’s surveys of licensed physicians in Hawaii shows that the supply of working doctors has decreased by more than a hundred doctors in just one year.