Happy Camper for Sunday, June 16, 2021

The final ‘Ohana Fishing Days 2021 presented by Kaua‘i Families First is this Saturday in Anahola, said Bridget Arume, who stopped off to visit her daughter’s offering (she’s got koinobori) Saturday during the Relay For Life Pop-Up & Pick-Up at the Coconut Marketplace in Waipouli.

Happy Camper for Monday, June 14, 2021

Happy birthday, Jaslyn Aquias, who started her special day at the Relay For Life Pop-Up & Pick-Up (kudos to Patti Ornellas and all those Fely’s Angels on a great event — even if it rained!) at the Coconut Marketplace in Waipouli, where you should’ve seen the collection of crystals being made available by the Ho‘oikaika Volleyball Club.

Happy Camper for Sunday, June 13, 2021

Congratulations, Robert Trent Jones and the Princeville Makai ‘ohana, on the 50th anniversary of the golf course (RTJ said “all those people mowing the grass for 50 years!”). He said Dickie Chang was going to do the party stuff for the anniversary Saturday.

Happy Camper for Friday, June 10, 2021

Just how crowded was it? Adam Coyaso was cracking coconuts non-stop (Mini Me was having a bad attitude because of his haircut, Christine said!), and that line for people looking for The Right Slice snaked under the eaves to beyond Blue Ginger at The Farmers Market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula (no wonder the Hawai‘i Foodbank, Kaua‘i Branch van left before the 3:30 p.m. start!).

Happy Camper for Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Michelle Panoke of the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch said Melissa McFerrin-Warrack of Kukui Grove Center wants more kupuna to take advantage of the every-Monday Pau Hana Market.

Happy Camper for Monday, June 7, 2021

Saturday was a day for foot bling, as Zonta Club of Kaua‘i members Cyndi Ayonon, Rebecca Carnate (she was even helping East Kaua‘i Lions Club prexy Janice Bond and John Baxter with sales of the Mama Lucy’s plate-lunch tickets!) and Edie Ignacio Neumiller made a day out of visiting the Kaua‘i Society of Artists Washed Up Marine Debris Art Show — World Ocean Day is Tuesday! — where Wynde Thomas was supposed to have a piece on exhibit.

Happy Camper for Sunday, June 6, 2021

Kudos to Ashton Varner and the County Housing Agency on coordinating the outreach services for the Shelter In Place residents at the Salt Pond Beach Park. The effort was overlapped by the Kaua‘i Fire Department conducting water lifesaving exercises, and county Department of Parks & Recreation worker Simplicia Tugade making sure the beach was clean before the visitors arrived.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

What? Melissa McFerrin-Warrack (she was thrilled to see Sue Kanoho enjoying the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific musical ensemble Small Kine!) was enjoying a bowl of pancit from the Pau Hana Market Monday at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e to wrap up a long weekend.

Happy Camper for Monday, May 31, 2021

Mayette Loseto (is she going to have lei for the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific Small Kine ensemble — they play this afternoon at the Pau Hana Market at Kukui Grove Center?) had visitors Saturday.

Happy Camper for Sunday, May 30, 2021

If this is Sunday, the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific musical ensemble Small Kine (they have three unrelated Wilsons — Rachel Wilson, Derek Wilson and Dean Wilson) is performing at the Old Koloa Town from 3 p.m., near Sueoka Store.

Happy Camper for Friday, May 28, 2021

Plesiosaurus is an ocean dinosaur (Xyler Raquel —he goes to King Kaumuali‘i Elementary School — said only land animals are “dinosaurs”), said Tamatoa Lloyd, who was working on a distance-learning exercise Wednesday at the Kaua‘i Government Employees Federal Credit Union Kilauea branch at the Ahuimanu Shopping Center.

Happy Camper for Monday, May 24, 2021

What? The deadline for grant applications is today? Diana Singh of the county Office of Economic Development (she said her kids like doing flier distributions, too) was out in the field helping farmers make sure grant applications were filled out correctly, and for those who had no access to computers, even brought out her laptop to make sure no one fell through the cracks at the Grove Farm Market Saturday in Puhi.

Happy Camper for Sunday, May 23, 2021

Congratulations to all the high-school graduates (hope Jannelle Puplava was not late for the Kaua‘i High School graduation, and Shalyn Vegas was even more radiant at the Waimea High School celebration than the practice at Aloha Dance Studio)!

Happy Camper for Wednesday, May 19, 2021

With graduation looming Friday, Kalen Konishi pushed his final work day on his combined Capstone (er, Senior)/Eagle Scout project that needed to have the final components like the target backing and painting done.

Happy Camper for Monday, May 17, 2021

Kudos to Kapa‘a Junior ROTC Sgt. Ian Versammy, Col. Smith, Jim Rosa (actually, credit belongs to son Michael, who felt recognition should be extended to everyone enlisting into the military) and the ‘ohana for celebrating the nine Kapa‘a High School graduates, including Sam Keopuhiwa, who is a member of the Class of 2020, Saturday in Kealia, that just happened to be National Armed Forces Day!

Happy Camper for Friday, May 14, 2021

Stacie Chiba-Miguel is thrilled — the people are back! — taking a break between getting daughter Emalia to help with the photo shoot, and helping Ashley Yoshimori and Samira Siale with the Fishing for Charity (yes, you have to supply your own gear!), Wednesday during the Farmers Market at The Shops at Kukui‘ula where The Last Supersonic barely had time to catch a breath.