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”)!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.