Happy Camper for Friday, February 19, 2021

What is a beignet doing on Malasada Tuesday? Mahalo, malasada chef Donavan Riopta of 22 degrees baked (sorry, don’t know how to do the degrees symbol), and his mom Esther Riopta, for the educational insight into the French-style doughnut that proved to be nearly as popular as the malasada.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Maycee Martinez went from the grandma look (she said she wanted to wear the apron) to a high-stylin’ young professional over the Valentine’s Day weekend that started Friday afternoon at Kukui Grove Center (Read Across America is coming up Feb. 27) and ran through Sunday afternoon (the special V-Day treats went out real fast), with Steve Dubey and friends quieting down the excitement with family-friendly jazz.

How can we strengthen our body enough to handle disease, Part 1

We all want the same thing, to stay healthy and to live as long as possible. However, how many of us really pay close attention to our health? Many of us prefer choosing comfort and pleasure instead of eating healthy foods and taking regular exercise. I think that we all know what we need to do, but actually doing it is often not so easy.

Happy Camper for Monday, February 15, 2021

There wasn’t enough time to squeeze through the crowd that took in the 2021 Kaua‘i Quilt Show that opened Friday at the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery located next to the shut doors of the Beauty Boardroom at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

Meet ‘o‘opu hue the Spotted Pufferfish

When you are diving and see this slow moving 15 inch long fish look but don’t touch! The pufferfish has a very deadly neurotoxin in its skin that is over 1,000 times more powerful than cyanide.

A brief history of Kauai’s Waita Reservoir

Waita Reservoir, with an area of 425 acres located on a site overlooking Koloa, Kauai, and bound on three sides by hills and a 28-foot-high dam on the fourth, is second in size in the State of Hawaii only to Halalii Lake on Niihau with its 841 acres of area.

Quilt show opens at Kukui Grove

LIHU‘E — Judy Toy of Kapa‘a said the patriotic quilt is going to the mainland Friday during the opening of the 2021 Kaua‘i Quilt Show at the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery at Kukui Grove Center.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Emilia Knudsen is planning a Valentine’s Day party for the 80 residents at the Regency at Puakea in Puhi, where they will get to enjoy the festivities and celebration from the inside and Knudsen and her friends will be outside to be in compliance with the COVID-19 rules and guidelines.

Functional fitness for cyclists — cross training is clutch

Cycling is a fantastic workout for the cardiorespiratory system and the major muscular movers of the lower body. It demands a strong core to stabilize and protect the spine. Road cycling (riding a drop-bar bike on pavement) is enjoyed by serious competitors and weekend warriors alike. Like with any sport that involves repetitive movement and fixed posture, however, it’s really important to incorporate functional exercise into the weekly routine.

Lineal descendants plead for Polihale

POLIHALE STATE PARK – Emotion overcomes Raylene “Sissy” Kahale as she describes the significance of Polihale to Hawaiian families who have lived here for many generations.

Happy Camper for Monday, February 8, 2021

Emilia Knudsen was not planning on coming to Kukui Grove Center next Saturday because she has plans for the Valentine’s Day party for the residents of the Regency at Puakea Sunday.