Happy Camper for Sunday, March 24, 2019

Kudos to Moani Tolentino (she’s the new Hawaiian culture director at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa!), who got help from Sandi Quinsaat in hosting a great, two-day Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole (the state and county are closed Tuesday for the Kuhio holiday) Celebration (we need to call it a “ho‘olaule‘a”)!

Happy Camper for Friday, March 22, 2019

Congratulations to Puhi’s Punana Leo O Kauai Hawaiian-immersion preschool staff, parents and keiki on the completion (notpau, yet — got more coming) of the John “Prime” Hina mural that graces the walls of its main buildings!

Happy Camper for Monday, March 18, 2019

Kudos to Kauai High School student Mayumi Fulgencio for taking the initiative of getting other students together to bring their message about global climate change to the streets of Lihue!

Happy Camper for Friday, March 13, 2019

Happy birthday to Jenny Saguid, who was surprised on her special day at the launch of the 2019 Visitor Industry Charity Walk held at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort (two big events in less than a week?).

Happy Camper for Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Kudos to Elyse Litvack and The Mokihana Club on a great scholarship fundraising concert featuring Keola Beamer (how many of you remember when they used to play at Territorial Tavern, or Arakawa’s?)!

Happy Camper for Monday, March 11, 2019

Mariano Catbagan Jr. said the Grove Farm Old Time Games was a blast from the past when he tried to explain the workings of the plantation-era rain gauge (his father used to be a ditchman for Lihue Plantation) to his young children Saturday at Grove Farm Museum on Nawiliwili Road in Lihue.

Happy Camper for Friday, March 8, 2019

Mahalo to Grace Galiza of Kauai Bakery for making sure we could enjoy some malasadas on Malasada Tuesday! Even Melissa McFerrin-Warrack had a stash of the sugary morsels available at the Kukui Grove Center management offices to whet customers’ sweet teeth.

Happy Camper for Monday, March 4, 2019

Elvrine Chow was having to decide which lei would be appropriate for Arnold Meister’s birthday, and Alan Van Zee was sold out again! Cynthia Chiang was trying to debate on whether to take in the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach’s One Fine Evening or the Big Brothers/Big Sisters bowling fundraiser, and where were the Girl Scout cookies this weekend?

Happy Camper for Monday, February 25, 2019

Kudos to Kauai High School baseball coach Hank Ibia, his staff, and players for hosting a clinic for more than 60 youngbaseball players Saturday at Vidinha Stadium. Coach Hank and the Red Raiders go into action starting Thursday when theytake on the Mid Pacific Institute Owls at the Walter Souza Invitational baseball tournament.

Happy Camper for Sunday, February 24, 2019

Mahalo to all those who took care of the Camper (Mrs. Abeshima, whose granddaughter Riana Abeshima plays for the Mililani Trojans, Tommy Rita for not one, but two days of Pepsi (no Cokes at the tournament), and Michael Koerte for making sure all the scores are flowing) during the Waimea Menehune Invitatational Softball Tournament that played out at two fields at Hanapepe Stadium.

Happy Camper for Wedneday, February 20, 2019

Walter and Jeanie Lutz of Vancouver, Canada, were making the connections at the American Culinary Federation Kauai Chapter breakfast, enjoying the shindig with Ben and Melissa Desrogiers and family from Alberta, Canada, and even learning about the Trinity University (the Lutz’s have two grandchildren that attend that college) group doing work at the Kauai Habitat for Humanity Eleele Iluna neighborhood.

Happy Camper for Monday, February 18, 2019

Caroline Lum was getting excited about seeing the “Dennis” quilt at the Kauai Quilt Show, and James Yamamoto (he’s an all-the-time volunteer with the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary) had to go see what the excitement was about Saturday at Kukui Grove Center.

Happy Camper for Sunday, February 17, 2019

Wind plus east swell always spells excitement at the Ammonia’s break at Kalapaki Beach, as comments such as “Did you get clearance from the tower?” and “Is that board short enough?” wafted through the gusty north winds from earlier in the week.