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!
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).
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.
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.
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).
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!