Mrs. Elizabeth Stone Bahr, a descendant of Kauai Governor Paul P. Kanoa

Mrs. Elizabeth Stone Bahr, a resident of Northern Virginia and an attorney with the U.S. Department of Defense specializing in international and treaty law, is a descendant of Kaua‘i Gov. Paul P. Kanoa (1832-1895) and his wife, Kaleipua Kanoa (1843-1897), through their daughter and heir Ho‘omalu Kanoa Kreuter (1880-1945).

Happy Camper for Sunday, May 30, 2021

If this is Sunday, the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific musical ensemble Small Kine (they have three unrelated Wilsons — Rachel Wilson, Derek Wilson and Dean Wilson) is performing at the Old Koloa Town from 3 p.m., near Sueoka Store.

North Shore band Kaostheory making waves online

Two young men from the North Shore of Kaua‘i, originally from New Jersey and Texas, respectively, formed a two-man rock band during the pandemic, producing music singles that are taking off and inspiring others nationwide.

Mom pens book on sons with disabilities

LIHU‘E — Shana Cruz finally has the community she’s been seeking, and she built it by reaching out to other families who are raising children with developmental disorders.

Happy Camper for Friday, May 28, 2021

Plesiosaurus is an ocean dinosaur (Xyler Raquel —he goes to King Kaumuali‘i Elementary School — said only land animals are “dinosaurs”), said Tamatoa Lloyd, who was working on a distance-learning exercise Wednesday at the Kaua‘i Government Employees Federal Credit Union Kilauea branch at the Ahuimanu Shopping Center.

Happy Camper for Monday, May 24, 2021

What? The deadline for grant applications is today? Diana Singh of the county Office of Economic Development (she said her kids like doing flier distributions, too) was out in the field helping farmers make sure grant applications were filled out correctly, and for those who had no access to computers, even brought out her laptop to make sure no one fell through the cracks at the Grove Farm Market Saturday in Puhi.

Happy Camper for Sunday, May 23, 2021

Congratulations to all the high-school graduates (hope Jannelle Puplava was not late for the Kaua‘i High School graduation, and Shalyn Vegas was even more radiant at the Waimea High School celebration than the practice at Aloha Dance Studio)!

LILLEY: Meet pupu’ala the Hebrew Cone Shell

Almost every jewelry store in Hawai‘i sells puka shell necklaces but very few people know where these puka shells come from! Hawaii is very unique because we have large surf that crashes directly onto our reefs and beaches grinding up corals and shells. This is what makes our beach sand so beautiful but it makes it very hard to find whole shells up on the beach.

Kauai Champion Boxer Placido D. Valenciano’s Recollections

Placido D. Valenciano (1917-2012) of Makaweli, Kauai, fought in the ring on Kauai, Honolulu and the Big Island as an amateur from the ages of 16 to 22 during Kauai’s “Golden Age” of boxing in the 1920s and 1930s, was crowned the Kauai Junior Featherweight Boxing Champion in 1939, and compiled a career record of 31 wins, 15 by knockout, and 8 losses.

Gearing up for mango season

Kekaha — It’s almost mango season for one of Agribusiness Development Corporations’s longest tenants Wally Johnson, and he’s gearing up to expand and upgrade operations. Johnson leases 13 acres in Kekaha from ADC and has been raising mangos on Kaua‘i for 20 years

Happy Camper for Wednesday, May 19, 2021

With graduation looming Friday, Kalen Konishi pushed his final work day on his combined Capstone (er, Senior)/Eagle Scout project that needed to have the final components like the target backing and painting done.

Births for Monday, May 17, 2021

• Rusty Kaikea Freitas Kanahele • Alia Akemi Hesapene • Ha‘aheo Kamawailualani Leimomi Planas • Saraia Harumi Serizawa • Riles Masyn Akira Lagoc-Ono • Nohealani Ku‘ulei Marie Vegas • Anders Jackson Hayes • Talia Grace Kyono

Happy Camper for Monday, May 17, 2021

Kudos to Kapa‘a Junior ROTC Sgt. Ian Versammy, Col. Smith, Jim Rosa (actually, credit belongs to son Michael, who felt recognition should be extended to everyone enlisting into the military) and the ‘ohana for celebrating the nine Kapa‘a High School graduates, including Sam Keopuhiwa, who is a member of the Class of 2020, Saturday in Kealia, that just happened to be National Armed Forces Day!

LILLEY: From the deep: Meet the Knifejaw fish

500 years ago in Hawaii before snorkel masks and fishing poles were invented the native Hawaiians stabbed fish with spears by hand or used several different types of fish traps.