Happy Camper for Friday, January 10, 2020

Melissa McFerrin-Warrack (it took her nearly three hours to get to work from the Westside Wednesday!) is thrilled to learn that the Kauai Ocean Discovery center is the first of its type to be located within a shopping center.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Almost all the students should be back in class from the winter break, and kudos to Aaron and Carrie Lee Serquina of Slide and Glide Inflatable Fun on challenging the weather in hosting the Slidin’ N Glidin’ “last chance” event over the weekend at the Kapaa Beach Park … yep, there were quite a bit of last chancers enjoying the Sunday weather break!

Kekaha to Polihale and back again

When my friend Jim Benkert asked me if I wanted to join him Sunday morning for a 20-mile training run from Kekaha to Polihale State Park, I said sure. I’ve never run out there. Good to try something new. Sounds like fun.

Happy Camper for Monday, January 6, 2020

Yes, the u‘a can be beautiful, as Ualani Walters (yes, she’s JoAnn Yukimura’s granddaughter) got to become a New Year’s princess Saturday during the Kauai Community Market at Kauai Community College (it’s a partnership between the Kauai County Farm Bureau and KCC).

Sung Jun warns Jung Sun

Following are the week’s synopses of shows on KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles:

Happy Camper for Sunday, January 5, 2020

Happy First Friday as people (Bob and Lenore Klass said there were more people than usual) spent the first Friday of 2020 lunching and talking at the Kukui Grove Center food court.

Meet the Giant Samoan Crab

From time to time while scuba diving in Kauai I come across a true monster that looks like it should be in a Star Wars movie! This huge crab was introduced into Hawaiian waters in the 1920s and can grow to an amazing 15-inches wide from the tip of one massive claw to the other.

Births for Sunday, January 5, 2020

• Sanoe-As am I Preston-Wada • Kawailehua Teiko Tavares • Lucas Keahi Rita • Ronin Kananikapua Ryukyu Koki • Aubree Mae Agtarap Carriaga • Ezra Kalawai‘a Andrew Cabreros

The construction of the Port Allen breakwater and pier

In 1933, John Waterhouse, the president of Alexander & Baldwin, acting on behalf of Kauai shippers using Port Allen Harbor, urged the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors (BERH) in Washington DC to recommend a $880,000 harbor improvement project for Port Allen, of which $200,000 would be funded by local interests.

Talk Story: Jean Souza

On Jan. 11, the public is invited to the grand opening of the Kauai Ocean Discovery center that will open its doors at the Kukui Grove Center, close to GameStop and the Famous Footwear shops.

Happy Camper for Friday, January 3, 2020

Happy retirement to Helen Cox, whose final “official” day was Monday. She was busy cleaning her office on New Year’s Eve and wondering if Brian Yamamoto would take one of her certified-disease-free ohia.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy birthday, Abby Santos of No Ka Oi Landscape Services who gets to celebrate her special day cruising The Shops at Kukuiula (Stacie Chiba-Miguel was looking for parking while getting kadomatsu, or New Year’s good fortune decorations, for the shopping center’s tenants!) on Monday which also coincides with Rizal Day (kudos to Angel Acorda for pulling together this year’s observance).

Happy, healthy New Year

Holidays and celebrations mostly mean that we eat lots of food and spend lots of money, and of course making New Year’s plans that we want to follow.

Happy Camper for Monday, December 30, 2019

Santa Claus could not stay away after seeing the Showtime Characters’ celebrated Disney princesses appear at his Santa’s House for the first-ever Princess Party Saturday at Kukui Grove Center. Well done, Mrs. Claus, who was busy preparing to dismantle the holiday masterpiece until the next appearance!

Mi Na comes clean

Following are this week’s synopses of shows on KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles.