Foodbank: Cars, Trucks And Bikes

On Saturday, as a benefit for Hawaii Foodbank, King’s Chapel will host a car, truck and bike show. The event is open to the public and runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kaua’i Veterans Center in Lihue. There will be free popcorn and shave ice, activities for keiki and live entertainment. The goal is to exceed the 79 pounds of canned goods and $100 in donations collected last year …

Fashionistas Dorina San Augustine and Dana Abell, owners of Crush Boutique in Kapaa, are having a second anniversary party for their store next week. On Oct. 16, they will hold an Art in Motion Fashion Show, featuring artist Taz Roc at the Courtyard by Marriott Kaua’i at Coconut Beach. Doors open at 6 p.m. with pupus and no-host cocktails; the show starts at 7. Tickets cost $65 ($75 for VIP) and can be purchased at Crush Boutique. Call 821-0000 for more information …

Kaua’i Department of Water bid farewell to two longtime employees last month, Gregg Fujikawa and Mel Yamase. “On behalf of the department, I’d like to wish Gregg and Mel a fond mahalo and heartfelt aloha for the contributions they have made to the Board of Water Supply and the entire Kaua’i community,” says DOW manager and chief engineer David Craddick. “I’d like to extend our best wishes to both in all of their future endeavors.”

Fujikawa, who retired as the DOW’s chief of water resources and planning, served the Board of Water Supply for 35 years and helped launch the Water Use and Development Plan. Yamase, who retired as DOW’s fiscal billing supervisor, worked for the Board of Water Supply for 36 years and was instrumental in transforming the department’s billing system and transitioning meter readings from hand to wireless …

The Garden Isle’s own Brick Oven Pizza continues to expand beyond our shores – it just opened a new store in Kaneohe, making Windward Oahu residents very happy. Kapolei was the first BOP outside Kaua’i …

Kaua’i Community College held a blessing ceremony, conducted by Wayne Vidinha Sr., for its new Marine Science Laboratory last month. The lab will help meet the needs of students working toward careers in marine biology and life sciences.

“We want high school students and their parents to know, you don’t have to leave the island to get started on a science degree. We want these students and the community to know we have great programs, faculty, projects and, now, facilities right here on Kaua’i for Kaua’i,” says Stephen Taylor, assistant professor of physical sciences and Marine Option Program coordinator …

I can’t go without acknowledging two more wise Kaua’i students: Anahola resident Kealiihookipa Wichimai and Eleele resident Ellyson U. Williams, both seniors at Oregon State University, who made the Scholastic Honor Roll during the summer term. That’s certainly something to be proud of. Congrats!

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