Happy Camper for Wednesday, August 12

Congratulations to Eric Burton of The Kaua‘i Store and Emilia Knudsen of the Kaua‘i Community Pantry that reopened on Monday closing in July in order for Burton to transition “from vine to vine!”

Happy Camper for Monday, August 10, 2020

Edie Ignacio Neumiller (she’s a Zonta Club of Kaua‘i past president) said the Kaua‘i County Committee on the Status of Women will be part of the Friday program at the unique historical exhibit of women leaders from 4:30 p.m. at the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery in Kukui Grove Center.

Happy Camper for Sunday, August 9, 2020

Mahalo, chef Judy Capertina of Haole Girl Island Sweets, for the fancy dessert using plumcots that was included as part of the “Breakfast Anytime” food distribution for Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa “colleagues” (that’s Martie Grabias term).

Happy Camper for Wednesday, August 5, 2020

What? Kyle LaBenz was not stuck in traffic; he got so excited he forgot his guitar and had to turn around to fetch it, Monday and still make it to the virtual business support piece put on by the Kaua‘i Government Employees Federal Credit Union

Happy Camper for Sunday, August 2, 2020

Another round of kudos to Kirk and Tora Smart and the Strings of Joy ‘ohana for last week’s distribution of Kala ‘ukulele for Kaua‘i’s graduating seniors.

Happy Camper for Friday, July 31, 2020

It would’ve been nice to have been one of the 1,300 employees of the County of Kaua‘i Wednesday when Mayor Derek Kawakami and Managing Director Michael Dahilig (that giant chess set would be nice for checking out the new menu — it’s got something for almost everybody at TGI — at the Kaua‘i Beer Company) joined members of the county’s Employees’ Council in distributing school supplies to children of county employees.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, July 29, 2020

People were counting their blessings (how opportune, or inopportune, to have the gas prices increase on the day people jammed the gas stations ahead of the storm!), Monday after Hurricane Douglas passed north of Kaua‘i, late Sunday night into the wee hours of Monday morning when Jasmine Kaohelauli‘i’s “found puppy’s” owner came to claim the lost canine.

Happy Camper for Monday, July 27, 2020

Ferdinand Dosono of Kaua‘i Kim Chee (it’s been so long since we saw them, the last time was at Times Supermarket, where the plastic containers of kim chee and namasu are displayed) said there is no substitute for the “char and smoke,” as the Kaua‘i Kim Chee ‘ohana (What? They sold out of the burgers and it wasn’t close to lunch yet) made their first appearance at the Puhi Park Produce.

Happy Camper for Sunday, July 26, 2020

Mahalo, Shari Shimabukuro (and ‘ohana) for those energy bars that became part of the Tropical Storm Douglas (hope everyone gets through this safely) get-up-and-go package.

Happy Camper for Friday, July 24, 2020

Nadine Riso of the Christian Riso Fine Art & Framing Gallery (yes, they’re open next to Sueoka Store!) was looking for the link to the virtual crowd (the Koloa Town boardwalk would’ve been teeming with people — especially on the day of the parade and ho‘olaule‘a! — during Koloa Plantation Days)…check out the virtual get-together, Saturday!

Happy Camper for Wednesday, July 22, 2020

State Rep. Dee Morikawa, state Senate President Ron Kouchi and wife Joy Kouchi and state Rep. James Tokioka all got the “Safe” message after having their temperatures checked with the new scanner during their visit to Wilcox Medical Center Monday.

Happy Camper for Monday, July 20, 2020

Congratulations to all the hard-working volunteers for making the Sixth annual Back to School Bash the biggest yet, with 2,000-plus bags of school supplies distributed in backpacks and other bags.

Happy Camper for Friday, July 17, 2020

Alexa Jacobs had to catch a 6 a.m. flight (it’s a good thing we don’t have the Inter-Island quarantine, anymore) from Honolulu to be able and help at the packing for the Back to School Bash, Wednesday at the Kukui Grove Center, and Melissa McFerrin-Warrack was cruising the Costco aisles for snacks (was that lunch?), Tuesday night in preparation for the army of volunteers getting ready for the Saturday event.

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.

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?