Happy Camper for Friday, April 29, 2022

Happy birthday, Coach Dick Ueoka (he said he’s good friends with Mayor Derek Kawakami!) who was surprised when University of Hawai‘i football Coach Timmy Chang rolled in through the efforts of Chef Mark Oyama of Mark’s Place and Contemporary Flavors Catering.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Mayor Derek Kawakami practiced his release Friday when he approached the bowling alley with the Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative Power Rangers team of David Bissell, Beth Tokioka and Shelley Paik.

Happy Camper for Monday, April 25, 2022

If you couldn’t hear the screams from Hilo, congratulations, kumu hula Leina‘ala Pavao Jardin and na wahine of Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leina‘ala on getting first place for kahiko, first place for auana, first place for wahine and first place for combined overall at the Merrie Monarch Festival contested in Hilo on Hawai‘i Island over the weekend!

CRITTER: Meet moano the many-bar goat-fish

This foot long goatfish is very common here in Hawaii and you usually see them near the base of rocky outcroppings where they use their two appendages under their chin called barbels, to find food.

Happy Camper for Sunday, April 24, 2022

Happy birthday to Jade Wai‘ale‘ale Battad and Wally Rezentes Jr. on Earth Day, when they participated in the blessing of the new inclusive playground located next to Kamalani Playground at Lydgate Park.

Births for Sunday, April 24, 2022

• Zyanie Makaleha Kamealoha White • Kawehi Sumiko Kamaleimakamae Camat Torres • Hank Everett Allen • Joree Kiyomi Kahonimalie Rocha • Keilani Rose Lizama