Births for Sunday, March 8, 2020

• Ha‘aheo Kahokuhau‘oliokamakahikihou Kaneholani • Nash Styles Sudtelgte • Hayden Kaimana Leialohaokamanu Au Puck • Kawaiho‘ola Makanaakealoha Lei‘ilima Cudanes • Solomon Kupa‘akoa Rivera • ‘Ihilani Anne Kamea‘i‘omakamae Reis • Shalymher Andres Dullaga • Brittnee Wanda Marie Nahenaheikekili‘ohuipaliuli Keiko Cun-Lara

Happy Camper for Sunday, March 8, 2020

Morgan Lopez and Dan King of the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association Kaua‘i Chapter were super busy, helping host the Maison du Savoir event at Kaua‘i Community College (yes, Coach Ipo Yoshioka was there, along with Gary Elwood and his creative-media people), and then less than a day later, launched the 2020 Kaua‘i Visitor Industry Charity Walk festivities.

‘Tales about Hawai‘i’ columnist Clarice B. Taylor

Trained as a nurse, Iowa-born “Tales About Hawaii” newspaper columnist Clarice B. Taylor (1896-1963) first came to Hawaii in 1917, where she practiced nursing at Lihue Hospital while collecting Hawaiian tales and artifacts as a hobby in her spare time.

Meet the Hawaiian Cauliflower Coral

Stony rock hard corals are living animals and here in Hawaii are known as koa. The coral animal is called a polyp and it is a very tiny creature that looks like an upside down jellyfish.

Happy Camper for Friday, March 6, 2020

Congratulations and good luck to Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School media instructor Kevin Matsunaga and his Student Television Network Conference delegates who will leave this weekend for the conference in Washington, D.C.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, March 4, 2020

L. Shannon Graves and Maria were spending their last Island School Gala as its Head of School, and Alan King was glad the Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation golf season is yet to open.

Happy Camper for Monday, March 2, 2020

Happy birthday to Bev Pang, who missed being a leap-year baby by just one day. Bev was among the throng of people taking a break from all that wind at the Hinamatsuri, or Girls’ Day festivities (kudos to Pearl Shimizu of the Kaua‘i Japanese Cultural Society and Melissa McFerrin-Warrack of Kukui Grove Center), where the birthday girl was celebrating with mochiko chicken and nishime.

Happy Camper for Sunday, March 1, 2020

Don Fox of Washington was excited when Rhan Honjiyo asked him to push the buttons and verify the “early overs” (sailboats who cross the starting line prematurely) Thursday during the Nawiliwili Yacht Club’s Shakedown Series Race No. 3 (did he go last week when it was windy and rainy?).

Shideler Harpe, the ‘Soviet spy’ detained on Ni‘ihau

In October 1959, Shideler Harpe, a reporter for The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, was assigned by the paper to make his way to the island of Ni‘ihau — then as it is today the private property of Kaua‘i’s Robinson family — to spend several days there and write an expose of his experiences upon his return to Honolulu.

Meet the Bandit Angelfish

When diving in Hawaiian waters one may come across a pair of 10 inch long fish that just will bring a smile to your face! When I see the Bandit Angelfish I laugh as they look like they should be in a Bugs Bunny cartoon! They just do not look real at first and are one of the most special Hawaiian fish to observe while diving.

Happy Camper for Friday, February 28, 2020

Memory Robinson was supposed to have her ‘ohana collect at the Menehune Product Fair (Hoku’s is there with his ono local grinds) before they left for the mainland, but not everyone got the memo.

Happy Camper for Monday, February 24, 2020

Kudos and congratulations to Thomas Nizo (yes, he was the dragon!), Puni Patrick, Carrie Newcomb (she took over the Paniolo Hat Lei contest from Aletha Kaohi), and the West Kaua‘i Business & Professional Association (Eric Nordmeier was busy helping the West Kaua‘i Lions with their smoked meat plate, and Esther Estes was in the middle of all those Gather Federal Credit Union people who handled the hydration station) on another great Waimea Town Celebration (Kaua‘i Kim Chee had to forego its appearance at the Kaua‘i Community Market because they needed to be at the ho‘olaule‘a).

Births for Monday, February 24, 2020

• Kayden Kaiolohia Kahananui • Aspen Lucille Atkins • Jyzen Keala Alekanekelo Rodriguez • Jiliana Kimiko Laniakea Maeda Nabeshima • Paikea Helemekawaiakane Montgomery • ‘Iliahi Ku‘umakamae Licayan • Coral Rivers Pulido • Kora Wainani Rydell • Avayah Reign Kealaleilokelani Soares Lumabao • Lynx Aubrey Ka‘opuaikamalie Yadao • Zoren Ordonez Ramos • Yonyx Ahonui Quibilan Crane • Kamalei Alvin Leroy Planas Cummings • Kalea Kalehuamakanoeokapeka Kiyomi Lemn • Keanu Kamuela o’Makani Morris-Pratico • Cannon Akoni Nicholas Keoho Silva • Leilani Love King • Maili-Rose Lehuanani Kaleiohi Driver

Ruth Knudsen Hanner’s reminiscences of Waiawa, Kauai

Ruth Knudsen Hanner (1901-1995) was the granddaughter of Valdemar Knudsen, a Norwegian who settled on Kauai in 1852 and became konohiki of over 100,000 acres of west Kauai, and Annie Sinclair, the daughter of Eliza Sinclair, who purchased Niihau from Kamehameha V in 1864.

Happy Camper for Sunday, February 23, 2020

Willow Spalding said Charlotte Pagel is better with the samples Friday night as Troop 616 of Kalaheo opened the Girl Scout cookie sales at the Safeway store in Hokulei Village Shopping Center in Puhi. Got to see coach Max Manera, who didn’t get cookies but had the new basketball schedule for the middle-school students.