A Focus On Health; Water Day

Congratulations to mom Peggy Stowe of Koloa, who recently won $3,000 worth of health care services from Dillberg Integrated Health Care as a Mother’s Day gift, and to Bernie Crane of Hanapepe, who won a $500 gift certificate for services as runner-up. DIH also gave $150 “honorable mention” gift certificates for functional health care evaluations to 17 scholarship applicants. DIH said it chose women who were interested in being the best they could be, and who wanted to learn more about health and how to maintain it …

The paddlers of Niumalu Canoe Club, located in Kalapaki Bay, are gearing up for this year’s Water Day Festival fundraiser. The family-friendly event is set for June 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nawiliwili Park. Activities for the keiki include six waterslides, a large bounce house, craft tent, food booth, lucky drawing and silent auction. Admission to the festival costs $15 for children (ages 3-18), which includes full use of the slides/bouncehouse; admission is free for children age 2 and under and adults over 18. Lucky drawing tickets cost $5 and can be purchased from any Niumalu Canoe Club paddler or at the event. Prizes include gift certificates, clothing, food and art. The drawing will take place at Nawiliwili Park, but you don’t have to be present to win. The silent auction will be filled with certificates from Kaua’i’s world-class resorts, spa treatments, boat trips, jewelry and complimentary registration for the 2013 Kaua’i Marathon. For more information, call Robin Jumper at 635-3053…

Congratulations to the 10 older Americans recently recognized at Kaua’i’s na kupuna celebration, Kaua’i’s 47th Older Americans Recognitions Ceremony, in observance of Older Americans Month: Lourdes Domingo, Irenia Edrada, Romana Espanto, ChaCha Kaluahine, Lawrence Mendonca, Dr. Lucy Miller (Outstanding Female), Carole Nacion, Itsue “Frecki” Okada, Katsumi “Gutsy” Oyama and William Neil Rapozo Sr. (Outstanding Male). Miller was recognized for her continued efforts to create a more accessible and accepting community for all, and Rapozo was recognized for his life of service and leadership in the community. A former supervisor at Lihu’e Plantation and Chevron dealer, Rapozo continued with new activities after his “retirement,” including a new career with Kaua’i Commercial Company as a truck driver and shop aide. For information on services for seniors and volunteer opportunities, call the Agency on Elderly Affairs at 241-4470 …

National Tropical Botanical Garden will host a public lecture May 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Kaua’i Community College campus center cafeteria. The theme is “Paradise in Paper.” It will explore the world of 18th century naval exploration through a historical presentation examining the paintings produced on Capt. James Cook‘s three journeys around the world. NTBG librarian Rick Hanna will speak, making “stops” in Tierra del Fuego, Tahiti, New Zealand, Hawaii and northward in search of a “Northwest Passage.” Discover the culture and natural history of the day through these colorful figures and their illustrations. For more information, go to ntbg.org

Congratulations to Kapa’a High School students who took third place in the 2013 HMSA Teen Video Awards. Students recognized for PSAs about meth use were: Inanna Grimes, Hannah Wyatt, Noe Hummel and Nicole Cottingham, with the help of teacher Michelle Rundbaken. To watch the video, go to youtube.com/watch?v=5Fyrk LmqKvI … A special award by The Hawaii Meth Project for Meth Prevention went to “My Goals” by student Kaylee Silva. To watch the video, click on youtube.com/watch?v=Q1eUFQcxUbA

Congratulations also to those who placed at the Mokihana Golf Scramble April 21 at Puakea Golf Course in Lihu’e despite inclement weather: In first place were Gary Barcia, George Pang and Jake Deverill; second place went to Lil Riley, Larry Fudge and Susie Nishek, and third went to Diane Barnett, Kris Nuding and Renee Saranacki. The grand prize went to the team of Amy Clise, William Clise and Larry Marugame. The annual tourney is a fundraiser for nursing scholarships for Kaua’i Community College students. “We appreciate everyone who assisted and played and made the day the great success it was,” says volunteer Jane Riley

The Kaua’i chapter of the American Cancer Society hosts its annual Bark for Life June 1 at Kaua’i Community College. The non-competitive walk around the KCC campus begins at 8; registration is at 7 a.m. Bark For Life is an ACS mini-relay fundraiser that honors the special relationship between dogs and their owners, celebrating canine companions that lovingly care for and give hope to their humans. The event will begin in front of the school’s Performing Arts Center. Small dogs do one lap; large dogs, two. After the walk there will be games, demonstrations, an agility course and other activities for both dogs and humans, and prizes. Registration costs $25 for one canine and its human companion, $40 for two, or $100 for a team of five. Donations also are accepted. Register and donate online at relayforlife.org/barkkauaihi or call ACS at 246-0695. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. …

Speaking of pets, Kaua’i Humane Society has announced the return of Critter Camp, its educational summer program for kids. The fun and instructive one-week program uses classroom activities, individual group projects, arts and crafts, guest speakers and creative projects to teach children about care and their humane responsibilities toward animals. Dates and age groups for Critter Camps: June 3-7, ages 10-12; June 17-21, ages 7-9; July 8-12, ages 10-12; July 22-26, ages 7-9; Aug. 12-16, ages 10-12. Kaua’i Humane Society is located at 3-825 Kaumuali’i Hwy. outside of Puhi. Critter Camp will be offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enrollment costs $170 per child. Space is limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register at kauaihumane.org, at Kaua’i Humane Society and the Kaua’i Humane Society Thrift Store. For more information, call Faye Newfield at 632-0610 ext. 103, or email faye@kauaihumane.org …

CORRECTION

Last week’s Pa’ina description was incorrect. The event pictured was the May 5 Kilauea Lighthouse Centennial Celebration, which included tours of the lighthouse, a Kilauea community parade and festivities in Kilauea Park until dark, with live music, hula halau, food and game booths.

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