ERSOY: Are you too old to start exercising, part 2

When we think of exercise we may often think of going to some facility such as a community center or a gym. Although if you are not able (or do not want) to go somewhere like that then there is plenty that you can do at home. Even if you don’t have any equipment, just your furniture or even things like water bottles or canned food can be used for your some of the exercises.

Campaign to reduce fall injuries kicks off

HONOLULU — The state Department of Health and the Hawai‘i Fall Prevention Consortium are launching a statewide campaign to reduce kupuna fall injuries. The campaign runs through July 17, and features new public-service announcements, tai chi classes, a tai chi instructor workshop, medication reviews for seniors, “Fall Proof” workshops and community presentations that focus on preventing falls among older adults.

Happy Camper for Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Stephen Fujii said Kaua‘i Police Department Chief Todd Raybuck is a good guy for letting all those people dunk him during the Touch A Truck event (what? Chief never told you?), and still had time Monday to visit Tommy Rita and all those sports fans at the Kukui Grove Center food court in Lihu‘e.

Births for Monday, July 11, 2022

• Evelyn Marie Kapu‘ena‘ena Levinthol • Aura Soleil Malih-Momohara • Hazezeus Ho‘oikaikakamaluhiamaikalani John Contrades Ah Loo • Nakoa Pohaku Saraos • Francis IV Domingo Baniaga • Lucy Eimi Kato • Keyan Kaiehu Toshiro Pearce • Sage Ka‘ilikou Kekaiho‘akulou Asio • Levy Ehukai Moore • Jaeger Kaneholani Hurd • Kuno Kekia‘iokainoa‘okauahikaua Rosa • Brixton Makana Valdez

Happy Camper for Monday, July 11, 2022

Kaua‘i Police Department Chief Todd Raybuck told Janice Bond (she was the first one to dunk the chief at Touch A Truck Saturday!) he still had water in his ears after going into the tank countless times during his two-hour stint in the Fun and Kwazy Ride dunking booth.

CRITTER: Meet puhi the Dwarf Moray Eel

I love to scuba dive by myself and go into underwater caves because there are so many special creatures there that the world rarely if ever sees, and when I am by myself no one scares the fish away!

Happy Camper for Sunday, July 10, 2022

Mummy’s Mommy was not moving on the Kapa‘a bypass road, but Maile Bloxsom of Vicky’s Fabrics (it’s still their 40th anniversary) was getting excited by all the curves and not-straight lines in Lesley (Mommy) Morris’ quilting creations Friday on opening day of the Garden Isle Quilters exhibit and sale (Lesley said Friday morning was really good!) at the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery at Kukui Grove Center in Lihu‘e.

Koke‘e stay top prize in art contest

HANAPEPE — Now through July 30, The Storybook Theatre of Hawai‘i returns its popular Meet & Greet Kaua‘i’s Own Russell da Rooster Summer Coloring and Drawing Contest.

Garden Isle Quilters exhibit opens Friday

LIHU‘E — “No, MyMummy is not for sale,” said Garden Isle Quilter Lesley Morris, Thursday while helping to set quilts for the opening of the Garden Isle Quilters exhibit and sale Friday at the Kaua‘i Society of Artists gallery at the Kukui Grove Center. “It just wants to come and watch the quilts.”

Happy Camper for Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Police Chief Todd Raybuck had his “Sunday face” Monday (kudos, East Kaua‘i Lions Club on that demonstration of patriotism that was compliant with COVID-19 safety concerns!) or he might’ve gotten to meet Susan and Paul Llanos of California who were waiting for their 9:30 p.m. flight with the kupuna softball gang at the Kukui Grove food court…

Happy Camper for Monday, July 4, 2022

Happy Fourth of July, Kaua‘i (great job to the organizers of the Kekaha Family Fun Day — Pastor Darryl Kua of the Westside Christian Center Assembly of God was beyond the moon with all those happy people!), and Happy Canada Day (it was on July 3, the day before the Fourth of July), Bev Brody, Kaua‘i’s own Ms. Canada, who was helping with Play Streets!