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Thomas Iannucci set to launch his third studio album

In search of a coping mechanism for self-doubt and self-deprecation, both biproducts fueled by his high anxiety, Kaua‘i recording artist Thomas Iannucci chose to chronicle and explore the darker side of his emotions with his third studio offering, “Doubting Thomas.”

Kukui Grove Center adjusts for COVID-19 holidays

LIHU‘E — Thanksgiving comes before Christmas, said Melissa McFerrin-Warrack Saturday during the launch of Merry Little Shop & Stroll that included distributions of special swag bags that were booked out within hours of the Thursday announcement on the Kukui Grove Center website.

Plants for athletic performance

In the fitness industry I’ve heard of just about every ergogenic supplement out there marketed towards athletes. Strikingly, most supplement shops are not marketing these pills, powders, and drinks to professional athletes.

Happy Camper for Monday, November 16, 2020

Happy birthday, Kailani Orner, whose special day was reason to cut hula practice short (Puhi Park Produce is a great place to practice for the Moloa‘a girls, kumu Rhoda Libre said) so the group could visit Orly’s Patisserie for some celebratory souffle.

Happy Camper for Sunday, November 15, 2020

Yes, we are aware of the tremendous support Mary Lardizabal (she’s a Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 168 sponsored by the Immaculate Conception Church) provided son Christian Lardizabal on his path (the mural dedication was only the first step, Mary said) to earning the Eagle Scout award.

Creative Lab Hawai‘i kicks off ideation programs

HONOLULU — Hoping to connect Hawai‘i creatives with entertainment-industry insights and world-class mentors, Creative Lab Hawai‘i is offering free public panels via Zoom beginning this Saturday, Nov. 14, and run through Dec. 12.

Births for Thursday, November 12, 2020

• Keilana Cecilia Ann Ku‘umomimakamae Silva • Cale Kamakana Gallardo • Luca Guirao Postiglione • Kylee Kaluhea Ku‘ualaka‘ileimakamae Mawae-Lujan • Lucas Kai Obligacion Koshi • Aliyah Keikikonapiliahi Madigan

Happy Camper for Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Congratulations to Fred Cowell, Darla Domingo and all those Kaua‘i Coffee Company ‘ohana (even the customers — the bear cap was pretty awesome — talk about how good the people are) on the launch of the new sampling bar that addresses some of the issues generated by the COVID-19, at the visitor center in Numila.

Happy Camper for Monday, November 9, 2020

Happy birthday, Larry Rivera, who spent part of his special day seranading the Lions Clubs, who devoted part of Saturday to waving American flags as a “Mahalo, Veterans!” gesture on Rice Street fronting the Historic County Building in Lihu‘e.

Happy Camper for Sunday, November 8, 2020

Happy birthday, Fran Roach and Deborah Dama, who spent their special day helping distribute nearly 200 turkeys to Boys & Girls Club member families with Kelvin Moniz of the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank.

Happy Camper for Friday, November 6, 2020

Mike and Dawn Taylor of San Diego (Escondido, to be more precise) did not let COVID-19 stop them from visiting Kaua‘i, overcoming the travel and health safety measures to get to the North Shore.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Whoa! Monday is pretty crowded at the Kukui Grove Center food court, as everyone comes out following the weekend. Bernard Apana was catching up with Tommy Rita (everything is “low key” and “off the record”), and Ms. Apana ducked out because she was too shy.