Greg Askew of Ono Pops said he’s using Thai bananas — yes, they’re grown on Kauai! — for the new banana sorbet that joins the five spice (it’s here for Chinese New Year that is on the calendar for this coming Saturday!) offerings at the Kauai Community Market, a partnership with Kauai Community College and the Kauai County Farm Bureau on Saturday mornings at KCC.
• Zyan Makoakelawikanikilika • Kahia‘aileiakalewa PalikuikamakaniKauahae Sakiya Palama • Amaya Leimomi Santiago-Ader • Arman Kaikoa Clinton Bettencourt • Dream Tahia Ku‘u Pua Mae‘ole Pauahi Kaneakua • Natalia Kealaonaona Mei An Alvarez • Olive Ceclia Joy Dettle • Damien Sage Kawikakualula‘iku Labanon • Levi • Maverick-Lee Kealaonaolomea Tama Ta‘ala • ‘Eleu Braven Ellis • Fisher Cruize Stuart • Keegan Kamaha‘o DeSilva • George Francis Huaka‘i Rapozo • Harlow Viola Rivers • Tyde Kanoa Orsatelli • Xyrus John Langi • Ha‘alea-Marie Kulia I Ka‘u‘i Lazaro • Yui Ann Demerin Vicente • Koltyn Kamaehu Vasconcelles Kaui • Maya Ruth Morrow
“How do you look at the wind?” is just one of the questions 5-year-old Mason Pillos (he’s at the big school now) posed of Jean Souza (she’s got the first Sanctuary Ocean Count this Saturday!) after school Friday at the Kauai Ocean Discovery center (the Ocean Count volunteers got trained here, too) that opened last Saturday at Kukui Grove Center.
For the first time, kumu Leina‘ala Pavao Jardin’s Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leina‘ala is sending their kane (men) to the Merrie Monarch Festival in April.
Lenny Rapozo, one of the Kauai Interscholastic Federation basketball referees, could not help but notice 9-month-old Kalawaia Fagarang-Sunn (grandpa Neil Fagarang said Kalawaia’s grandma was the late pro surfer Rell Sunn!), who was securely bundled behind the officials’ table at the Wednesday night KIF girls basketball games. Lenny said he’s recruiting Kalawaia to help build the officials base (yes, they need help getting more officials!).
Many people are struggling with sleep disorders, which might mean they fall asleep quickly but then wake up multiple times in the night, or it may mean not falling asleep easily at all. I am really very lucky to not have any sleep issues in my life. I do believe that we still can create our own luck though, by living and thinking in a healthy manner.
Rita DeSilva (how many of you remember when she was the editor at TGI?) used to always have a picture of cane tassels appearing on the pages of TGI as a reminder of the season, and on Saturday, the specimen growing in the Kauai Community College lo‘i (taro field) finally decided it would open its plume to the blowing winds that have been pelting the island over the past few days.
Denjiro Ota (1873-1936), the founder of Lihue’s Tip Top Cafe & Bakery (now Tip Top Motel, Cafe, & Bakery), was born in Japan and went to work for Lihue Plantation at Hanamaulu following his arrival on Kauai about 1896.