Happy Camper for Monday, July 13, 2020

Hanalei Taro and Juice Company have their food truck on hand at the Puhi Park Produce, and Amy and Lance Hale of Wild Kaua‘i Chocolate came for the first time Saturday with a variety of chocolate products ranging from bars to nibs.

The Kaua‘i Filipino Rizal Day celebrations of 1936

On Jan 1 and 2, 1936, hundreds of Filipinos participated in a two-day Rizal Day celebration on Kaua‘i in honor of Dr. José Rizal (1861-1896), a Filipino nationalist during the later years of Spain’s 333-year rule in the Philippines and a hero of the Filipino people.

Happy Camper for Sunday, July 12, 2020

Alisa Senaga of Honolulu said she doesn’t go fishing on O‘ahu because they don’t have any poles. Alisa and her sister Sanoe were visiting their grandparents, who said the young girls could not wait to go fishing (and who caught that puppy hammerhead shark?) after arriving here Wednesday.

Happy Camper for Friday, July 10, 2020

Wow! School is starting in less than a month, and the Back to School Bash is a week away (Ron Wiley and Lexi Jones are hosting that free school supplies giveaway!)…have you pre-registered, yet?

Happy Camper for Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The free Caring for Our Community meal and food giveaway was a perfect platform for the Kaua‘i County Council hopefuls (there’s at least 22 of them) to get to meet the community, or let the community meet them, since the event was not a virtual event and people could meet each other in person, like Yoshi L’Hote (Sandi Kato-Klutke said it’s “Yoshito”), who along with his ‘ohana is the face of the ‘Aina Ho‘okupu CSA (community-sourced agriculture) boxes (those iced watermelons looked especially appealing in the hot Waimea sun) that have been popular all over the island.

Happy Camper for Monday, July 6, 2020

Kilauea is not very close to where everything was taking place Saturday, said East Kaua‘i Lions Club President Janice Bond, who was waiting on the club’s newest member, County Councilmember Felicia Cowden, to make an appearance at the Lions Celebrate America’s Birthday flag-waving.

Meet ‘ekaha ku moana, Hawaii’s Black Coral

We all have seen the beautiful black coral necklaces that have been sold in Hawaiian jewelry stores but this coral species is not black! Only the coral skeleton is black but the actual live coral is bright orange or tan in color.

The old Kapaa Mom & Pop Urabe Store

Kenzo Urabe (1898-1971), the founder and proprietor, along with his wife, Shizue Urabe (1903-1959), of Urabe Store – a Kapaa landmark on Ulu St. for many decades until it closed in the mid-1990s – was born in Japan and immigrated to Kauai with his parents, Katsutaro and Chika Urabe, in 1899.

Lyrics of Aloha – July 5, 2020

“This song is so, so timely of what is happening in America. I wrote this song in that was sung by 350 young people known as the Continental Singers, directed by Cam Flora at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium on July 4, 1976 — America’s 200th Birthday. I hope you like it.”

Happy Camper for Sunday, July 5, 2020

No big gatherings is the message officials encouraged for the Fourth of July as Hawai‘i records more new COVID-19 cases…great time of do those quiet neighborhood walks (Brian Atendido found a pueo, but had no camera, and what new safe beach did Sabrina Bodon find? John Feagans is still trying to get back from Japan — his new re-scheduled date is now in August!).

Births for Saturday, July 4, 2020

• Enson Hikaru Higa • Otto Felix Benjamin Graybosch • Moaniani Lehua Lee • Waianuhea Sanoe Lee • Ainsley Lanakila Kealapomaikai Nawai • Everly Kelahau Akahakuihuialohaai Nawai • Zoe Mei Diaz