Kudos to Franci Davila, Trysen Kaneshige, Seth Womble and the many, many hands (did you get yours involved?) on a great O Au Keia, A Healing Mental Health Art Show, that found life in the former Sports Authority space (Kukui Grove Center had the Vance Pascua mixed martial arts experience there last week). Carol Yotsuda was getting worried her Garden Island Arts Council board was going to leave her alone to disassemble the environment, and Trysen amassed a nice collection of artists for a nice street flavor, and Joanne Parongao had to get the Tsunami Taiko ensemble involved.
From the 1790s until 1830, sandalwood – the fragrant wood of the iliahi tree – was exchanged by Hawaiian chiefs for foreign goods offered by New England traders, who then shipped it to Canton, China, where they sold it for profit to Chinese merchants, who fashioned it for sale into boxes and chests, or sold it as medicine, perfume, or incense.
The holidays are definitely here, as Edwin Vea (he was helping Karin Panui of Mailelani’s at the Kekaha School craft fair last week) hosts his own Beach House Restaurant craft fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with more than 60 vendors (that’s bigger than the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Media TV event, where Karin was one of about 40 vendors!)
LIHUE — Rural Health is not just a week, but every day, said Justin Kollar, president of the Kauai Rural Health Association when he accepted a National Rural Health Week proclamation from Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami.
Nope, Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami didn’t make it to the obstacle course, where everyone was anxious to see how he would do against the never-ending supply of Wilcox Elementary School students who competed against celebrities, including Kauai Fire Department Deputy Chief Kilipaki Vaughan (he was even distracted by tossing fuzz balls in the Not In My Backyard game!) and the KFD crews, Kauai Police Department Chief Todd Raybuck and the KPD crew (Paul Applegate said he lost count of how many kids beat him in that course).
Junior Leones was participating in the annual Veterans Day service for the first time as he joined Nate Paleka (he’s related to Kapaa High School’s Calvin Paleka) and Makoa Ibaan on the caretaker team (great job getting the place readied for the service!).