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.
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 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.
The big house set on a knoll beyond the hydroelectric powerhouse on Wainiha Powerhouse Road, Kauai was built circa 1910 and was originally the home of Alfred Menefoglio and his wife Delfina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 1945, after years of experimentation on his Anahola farm, Joseph Taketsugi Esaki (1919-2010) developed his own variety of watermelon — the Esaki.