‘A hell of a way to wake up’

Jerald Colobong of Puhi received a text on his phone while he was still sleeping Saturday morning, and the notification about a “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII” snapped him up.

MLK Day event set for Monday

The 2018 celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday will focus on the theme: “Celebrating the Cultures of Kauai: One Garden, Many Flowers.” It is Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lihue Neighborhood Center.

Maxwell joins Layton Construction

David S. Layton, president and CEO of Layton Construction, announced that Bob Maxwell has joined the company as executive vice president for business development. Maxwell formerly served as a partner and senior vice president for business development at Level 10 Construction, headquartered in Silicon Valley.

EKK opens 35th season

E Kanikapila Kakou, a program of Hawaiian music and culture, returns for 13 high-spirited events that include a day of instrumental and hula instruction plus two ticketed concerts. Highlights include the Jan. 28 Ledward Kaapana concert and the March 19 Makana concert.

125th anniversary marks overthrow

A series of workshops will be held around Oahu over the next week to teach songs that will be sung at the Jan. 17 event observing the 125th anniversary of the illegal overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, according to a press release from the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

TGIFr!day for January 12, 2018

Grinds & Da Kines For Your Weekend; Dining out; Music, Art & Theater; Out & About; Island Calendar and much, much more