Happy Camper for Friday, March 27, 2020

All of the Hawai‘iUSA Federal Credit Union off-island staff has gone home (great employment opportunities now for those needing COVID-19 opportunities) to tend to their respective families during these “unprecedented” (borrowed from government, health, and business officials) times.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Kudos to Wendy Castillo and the staff at St. Theresa School on working hard to get their online instruction kits ready for the school’s PK3 through Grade 8 population ahead of Gov. David Ige’s stay-home mandate taking effect.

Happy Camper for Monday, March 23, 2020

Tepairu Manea said the First Hawaiian Church craft fair in Kapa‘a won’t happen until at least the third Saturday in April… he’s crossing his fingers for changes for the better in this COVID-19 world of rapid changes.

Happy Camper for Friday, March 20, 2020

Curfew? Marc Valentin of KQNG Radio Group said he doesn’t remember ever going through one of these. Social distancing? A lot of things are changing (almost instantaneously, too).

Happy Camper for Sunday, March 15, 2020

Yes, Kala‘ea Lake (he’s Laola Lake’s son who just moved back from Las Vegas), Liliana Estep and Taylor Garcia of Shell of a Life in the Anchor Cove Shopping Center would’ve loved to have face masks, but are thankful they are still able to get disinfecting hand wipes instead. They have the wipes close at hand while they work and are more mindful of hygiene in order to protect themselves from the COVID-19. Now, who’s got toilet paper?

Happy Camper for Friday, March 13, 2020

Keaka Kuikahi got to come see her sister when HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union opened its Kaua‘i branch community outreach office Monday adjacent to Kaua‘i Bakery at Kukui Grove Center.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Kudos to Wendy Castillo and the St. Theresa School (Ursaline Munar needed to be there, too!) for hosting A Night in Bali that brought the delegation from the University of Hawai‘i Theatre & Dance, Asian Dance to Kaua‘i’s Westside…

Happy Camper for Monday, March 9, 2020

What? You missed the Prince Kuhio event at the Kaua‘i Museum (kudos to Chucky Boy Chock, Liyah Kama Drake [Kaylyn has her Third annual Keiki Fun Day and Burn Out Suicide event coming up Saturday, March 21 at Kapa‘a Beach Park.

Happy Camper for Sunday, March 8, 2020

Morgan Lopez and Dan King of the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association Kaua‘i Chapter were super busy, helping host the Maison du Savoir event at Kaua‘i Community College (yes, Coach Ipo Yoshioka was there, along with Gary Elwood and his creative-media people), and then less than a day later, launched the 2020 Kaua‘i Visitor Industry Charity Walk festivities.

Happy Camper for Friday, March 6, 2020

Congratulations and good luck to Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School media instructor Kevin Matsunaga and his Student Television Network Conference delegates who will leave this weekend for the conference in Washington, D.C.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, March 4, 2020

L. Shannon Graves and Maria were spending their last Island School Gala as its Head of School, and Alan King was glad the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation golf season is yet to open.

Happy Camper for Monday, March 2, 2020

Happy birthday to Bev Pang, who missed being a leap-year baby by just one day. Bev was among the throng of people taking a break from all that wind at the Hinamatsuri, or Girls’ Day festivities (kudos to Pearl Shimizu of the Kaua‘i Japanese Cultural Society and Melissa McFerrin-Warrack of Kukui Grove Center), where the birthday girl was celebrating with mochiko chicken and nishime.

Happy Camper for Sunday, March 1, 2020

Don Fox of Washington was excited when Rhan Honjiyo asked him to push the buttons and verify the “early overs” (sailboats who cross the starting line prematurely) Thursday during the Nawiliwili Yacht Club’s Shakedown Series Race No. 3 (did he go last week when it was windy and rainy?).

Happy Camper for Friday, February 28, 2020

Memory Robinson was supposed to have her ‘ohana collect at the Menehune Product Fair (Hoku’s is there with his ono local grinds) before they left for the mainland, but not everyone got the memo.

Happy Camper for Monday, February 24, 2020

Kudos and congratulations to Thomas Nizo (yes, he was the dragon!), Puni Patrick, Carrie Newcomb (she took over the Paniolo Hat Lei contest from Aletha Kaohi), and the West Kaua‘i Business & Professional Association (Eric Nordmeier was busy helping the West Kaua‘i Lions with their smoked meat plate, and Esther Estes was in the middle of all those Gather Federal Credit Union people who handled the hydration station) on another great Waimea Town Celebration (Kaua‘i Kim Chee had to forego its appearance at the Kaua‘i Community Market because they needed to be at the ho‘olaule‘a).