Happy Camper for Sunday, May 15, 2022

Talk about excitement, and it’s not just because graduation is here. Kudos to Abigail Boroughs, Rose Ann Jones, Renee Palmer and all those Kaua‘i Society of Artists (gotta go check out the fancy Licia McDonald jewelry. What? Rose Ann said they might be sold already?

Happy Camper for Friday, May 13, 2022

This was the week to meet up with the credit unions (yes, I know, Myrvie Buster of Garden Island Federal Credit Union - it’s Rockstar time with Back to School Bash even if school doesn’t let out for another two weeks!) who almost all presented scholarships to deserving graduating high school seniors.

Happy Camper for Monday, May 9, 2022

The Mermaid (yes, she’s real life!) was thrilled that Koko got to do his gyotaku (fish printing) at the Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery, and got a lei to boot at Small Fry Saturday when everybody (yes, Taylor and Karen Shigemoto of Hawai‘iUSA Federal Credit Union were waiting to get some Genki Sushi!) was cranking for Mother’s Day (Mayette Loseto at the Grove Farm Market came with a Mother’s Day story!).

Ke Kumu O Hihinui opens at Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i

PO‘IPU — Associates with the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort and Spa were among the first to sign up for classes scheduled for Friday at Ke Kumu O Hihinui, the new cultural center located in the Po‘ipu resort.

Happy Camper for Friday, May 6, 2022

Happy Mother’s Day, Kaua‘i! There’s no shortage of orchids as Neill and Fely Sams of Orchid Alley was able to take care of all those mainland orders…now, time to get ready for the local orders, and the return of First Saturday!

Happy Camper for Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Don’t forget the Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Mother’s Day (yes, it’s this weekend!) Orchid Sale is Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for an opportunity at all those goodies you’re only going to find on the Westside.

Happy Camper for Monday, May 2, 2022

Thursday is the fifth day of the fifth month, or Boys Day (who changed it to Kodomo Day? Children’s Day is in June), and shoppers seeking the iconic Boys Day koinobori lucked out because Peach Alpeche of Little Pea (remember them doing all those fundraisers to help little guys?) had an assortment from Tara of Hapa House (the Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market happens AFTER Boys Day!) because Peach said mamas gotta help each other.

CRITTER: Meet kupipi the singing fish

Spring is here and love is all around even for the fish! From birds to geckos, animals often change colors and behaviours this time of year to attract a mate for breeding.