Happy Camper for Sunday, June 2, 2019

Kudos to all our school peoples on showcasing the great achievements of our schools (OMG, where did the time go — it feels like we just started school, yesterday, and it’s already June?).

Happy Camper for Friday, May 31, 2019

Another round of kudos to Mary Kay Hertog and her Kauai Veterans Council ohana (Ed Kawamura Sr. was on his annual floating lantern Oahu pilgrimage), U.S. Navy Capt. Vincent Johnson and the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Barking Sands (yes, Tom Clements was there, too!), and the county’s Kauai Veterans Cemetery crew (it doesn’t take a special veterans’ event for them to shine. They do it every day!) on a great Memorial Day event Monday in Hanapepe!

Happy Camper for Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Happy birthday to Carol Pratt who celebrated her birthday during the Banana Poka Round Up (kudos to Chris Faye and her Committee on another great day in the uplands!) that can be described as a forest education festival.

Happy Camper for Monday, May 27, 2019

Kudos to Maj. Victor Aguilar and his Waimea High School JROTC staff and battalion for a great job during the busy weekend (they’re going to be part of the Memorial Day Service presented by the Kauai Veterans Council at Kauai Veterans Cemetery in Hanapepe today, too!).

Happy Camper for Sunday, May 26, 2019

What is a Portuguese hot dog with chili on a bun with cheese? That must be one of “da kine food we like to eat” being offered by Hoku Char-Taala of Hoku’s at the Waimea Product Fair coordinated by Memory Robinson, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the shadow of the old Waimea mill — you just never know what kind of treasures you’ll find on a visit to the Waimea Canyon Middle School (and where was Tory Kagawa?) and the developing mural by its 20 Percent class and teachers Kileen Gilroy, Paige Kemerer, and artist Kalln Mier.

Happy Camper for Friday, May 24, 2019

Congratulations to Valerie Roland and Jennifer Ortal on opening the first Village Market (it’s the first and third Tuesdays of the month!) at Poipu Shopping Village.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Dustin “Dusty” Plank from Ohio (and, for several months a year, of Maui) saw some interesting Field Fresh Market “aloha peppers” that look a lot like pumpkins except that they are bellpeppers. With a name like “aloha peppers,” is that something that is available here? Might be something like the mgambo tree, which some people call “Maui minks” (how about “Hawaiianpussy willow?”).

Happy Camper for Monday, May 20, 2019

Congratulations to Jean Souza and all those Hanapepe-Eleele Association people who have been dogging the Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program for several years.

Happy Camper for Sunday, May 19, 2019

Congratulations to Tina Albao (she’s the general, said Paddy Kauhane, the Boys & Girls Club Hawaii president and CEO), Milani Pimental (even Stephen Spears found time to break away from office duty), and all those volunteers (they were from everywhere!) who came out and did a lot of work to get the Boys & Girls Club Lihue clubhouse upgraded Thursday.

Happy Camper for Friday, May 17, 2019

The tables are in and the farmers’ market at Poipu Shopping Village is scheduled to open at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Jennifer Ortal (those malasadas on a stick keep attracting shoppers) at The Kauai Culinary Market (yes, the soup girls had corn chowder on the menu, Ron Wood!) at the Shops at Kukuiula Wednesday.