Happy Camper for Friday, September 4, 2020

Belated happy birthday to Leona Perez of the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank,who offered to get cake from downstairs after the Happy Camper missed the boat on the cake Kelvin Moniz brought in. Her birthday came a day ahead of Orly Yadao opening Orly’s Patisserie in Hokulei Village Shopping Center.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Were you in that line to Orly’s Patisserie when Orly Yadao opened the doors to his shop Tuesday morning (like real early — 6:30 a.m.)? Chantal Zarbaugh had plans to grab some of the goodies before heading to the Kaua‘i Government Employees Federal Credit Union Kilauea Branch, which had plans to open for business that day too.

Happy Camper for Monday, August 31, 2020

Happy birthday, Barbara Bloemke! You missed out because everyone was at the Puhi Park Produce. Keiko Napier missed out because Hanalei Taro was out shopping, and Coach Beau Acoba got all the left-overs from Ferdinand Dosono (he didn’t run out of roast pork, today!) at Kaua‘i Kim Chee.

Happy Camper for Sunday, August 30, 2020

Kudos to Patrick Ono and the Matson Kaua‘i team for its sixth annual food drive contribution to Child & Family Service. Patrick, who serves on the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch board, said he wanted to help at the CFS Festival of Hope for Kaua‘i Families, but said there were enough volunteers that particular day.

Happy Camper for Friday, August 28, 2020

Kula the dog, belonging to artist Lucas Murilo, got excited with the spectators who stopped to watch the development of the mural being created by muralists Seth Womble (he said that Hanapepe pickup truck needs some serious Bondo work) and Sam Schryver.

DoU owner offers tips on being well

During this COVID-19 crisis, it is crucial that we tend to our wellness — especially that of our children — to ensure that when this pandemic is over, we come out healthy — body, mind, and soul, said Melisa Garcia, owner and trainer at the DoU studio at the Kukui Grove Center.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, August 25, 2020

Virtual means there are no people (other than performers), but the excitement is still there as Gerald Hirata’s social media page picked up lots of comments about the Virtual Bon Dance that spanned two days and several different events around the Kaua‘i Soto Zen Temple in Hanapepe.

Six Island Quilters have been busy

PRINCEVILLE — These six ladies — Julie Fregeau, Cindy Halasey, Jeni Hardy, Lea Ingram, Lesley Morris, and Toni Wass — have sewn a lot since the novel coronavirus arrived in Hawai‘i.

Happy Camper for Monday, August 24, 2020

Chef Carla Dusenberry (yep, she did wonders with that fundraising bento Saturday during the Kaua‘i Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji virtual bon dance) has reprinted her cookbook that has all kinds of broke-da-mouth stuff like “Smash ‘Ahi Poke, Pipipi,” where if you’re looking for how many tablespoons, teaspoons or ounces…you’re outa luck.

Meet ‘awela the Christmas Wrasse

Almost all snorkelers here in Hawai‘i have seen this extremely colorful fish on our shallow-water coral reefs, but few have ever seen one up close because they never stay still.

Happy Camper for Sunday, August 23, 2020

Happy birthday, Toyo Nishida, who celebrated his special day Thursday with his Regency at Puakea ‘ohana (can’t visit because of the COVID-19 pandemic).

Happy Camper for Friday, August 21, 2020

Happy birthday, RoseAnne Jones of the Kaua‘i Society of Artists (and American Association of University Women Kaua‘i chapter, too), who celebrated her special day on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment Tuesday.

Island School has virtual field trip

LIHU‘E — The COVID-19 pandemic had all the art supplies locked away, said Penny Nichols, an art instructor with Island School Wednesday during a virtual field trip to the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery at the Kukui Grove Center.