Reef Camp teaches Kaua‘i’s keiki aloha ‘aina

ANINI BEACH — Aquatic environmental nonprofit Reef Guardians is undertaking its fifth annual Reef Camp at Anini Beach, an educational summer program for keiki ages 8 through 13 focused on Kaua‘i’s diverse aquatic ecosystem.

Happy Camper for Saturday, June 6, 2023

Dominica DeTrolio (did spell check change the spelling?) has been busy since graduating from Island School. According to Nannie Ann Apalla (mom Nancy was checking in with Lenny Rapozo on the upcoming Miss Kaua‘i Filipina scholarship pageant at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall), Dominica is a summer intern with Rebecca Like.

CRITTER: Record coral growth recorded at Anini Beach

For the last five years myself and the Reef Guardians Hawai‘i nonprofit research team have taken over 500 kids in our Reef Camp out to see the beautiful yellow antler corals growing about 100 yards offshore from the boat ramp at Anini Beach.

JONES: Work muscles that work together, together

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Happy Camper for Friday, June 9, 2023

Happy retirement, Dr. Geri Young, who has served the people of Kaua‘i for some 40 years, including through the COVID-19 pandemic when she and other doctors were deemed “essential” workers like the police, fire, ambulance and dock workers!

Timbers Kaua‘i honors its ancestors

Borrowing from the Japanese tradition of obon and other religious equivalents, such as All Souls’ Day, Timbers Kaua‘i celebrated its second lantern floating ceremony on Sunday night as the sun set in a blaze of color.

Chef Grecean Manuel tops Kaua‘i Poke Festival

A sold-out audience of more than 600 people enjoyed the sampling by more than 20 amateur and professional chefs creating their specialties during the third Kaua‘i Poke Festival held at Koloa Landing Resort on Saturday.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, June 7, 2023

In collaboration with the Kaua‘i Humane Society, the Kaua‘i Beer Company (they were really good at the Rotary Club of Kapa‘a’s 31st Taste of Hawai‘i on Sunday, June 4, at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua!) is hosting an adoption event on Saturday, June 10, at the height of the King’s Parade.

Hawai‘i State Library’s Summer Reading Challenge starts June 1

LIHU‘E — Reading can be rewarding during the Hawai‘i State Library’s Summer Reading Challenge, which starts on Thursday with the theme “E Heluhelu Kakou: Seeds of Knowledge.” The theme celebrates the Hawaiian Islands’ people, environment, cultural heritage, literature, history, food and arts.

Births for Monday, June 5, 2023

• Athena Nevaeh Ana Hyde • Hi‘ilea Kaialoha Reyes • Soli Costa Sampson • Avery Wayne Keaupunimalamalamaokalani Pasion Reyes • Brailsey Amor Kinimakalehua Santos-Kau • Ikaia Jordan Kamakana Ingalls • Kyler Kaeo Ikaika Castro • Kyrie Rose Lehua Haianimakamae Castro • Kowali Lee-Ikaika Planas • Hui‘ululaau‘auwai Anthony Kapuniai-Parraga • Kaizen Keali‘i Caires-Jaramillo • Kehiani Kamakananimaikalani Cruz-Rapozo • Isabella Grace Abrigo Guerrero • Kaiohi Kaeden Palenapa Mawae-Cabinatan • Raika Pomaika‘i Doctolero • Cullen Stone Kana‘i‘ikaikakoa Labanon • Aletheia Grace Marchall • Skye Keiko Pulelehua Galante Perreira

Happy Camper for Monday, June 5, 2023

What? We’re doing this again on Saturday? Rice Street is going to be shut down for the King’s Parade and Celebration (Nalani Brun said Kaua‘i is the only island with a complete set of pa‘u princesses, the units visitors come to see).

Kaua‘i Pride Parade and Festival about ‘love and support’

LIHU‘E — From top to bottom, Kaua‘i knows how to slay. Community members of all ages and backgrounds lined Rice Street on Saturday morning for Kaua‘i’s fifth annual Pride Parade and Festival, a celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month and the island’s queer community.

Marine sanctuary topic of free talk at Keoki’s Paradise

PO‘IPU — Keoki’s Paradise, in the Po‘ipu Village Shopping Center, is hosting a free presentation by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Research Ecologist Dr. Randall Kosaki on The Coral Reef Twilight Zone, a new frontier for exploration in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

Happy Camper for Saturday, June 3, 2023

And, the winner is … how about one of the charter chefs of the Kaua‘i Poke Festival … Chef Rafael Camarillo (Kenny Ishii moved to Florida, which is why Aunty Ono is now a mexican food place) … tickets are still available for this afternoon … Bruce Sakimae said Taylor Sakimae of the Kaua‘i Poke Company is going to try.