Signs of the times

I am an almost daily user of Ke Ala Hele Makalae. From this path, I’ve watched whales, admired sunsets and sunrises, walked dogs, and stopped to give directions. I’ve met great people, carried out good deeds, gave thanks for the trade winds, waved to lifeguards and enjoyed spectacular runs.

‘Never again’

One by one, six candles began to glow Sunday night for the estimated six million Jewish people who died at the hands of Nazi Germany in World War II.

Two powerful words: ‘Thank you’

Thank you. Those two words can go a long ways toward the respect and courtesy that Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. often refers to and has emphasized in his 10 years leading this island.

‘Stay connected’

When it was announced that the next mayor of Kauai was in the room at the Filipino Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Tuesday, everyone briefly looked around, puzzled. The general election wasn’t for two more weeks.

The heart of worship

As Kim Melchor was talking with a reporter Sunday morning about the Ohana Mass she just attended at St. Raphael Church, her 16-year-old son Josh walks by.

Making a big difference

Nicola Gibbons, on her last day of a two-week vacation on Kauai, had to catch a plane at 4 p.m. Saturday. So she spent her final morning on the island the best way she could, to offer a little show of appreciation for what she called a magical time: cleaning up the beach at Lydgate Park as part of National Make a Difference Day.