Collection drive to benefit Kumu’s Cupboard

As part of the Corporation for National and Community Service special initiative for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, senior corps members of Kauai Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the RSVP Advisory Council are leading a collection drive to benefit Kumu’s Cupboard, a store in Kukui Grove Center where Kauai educators can shop for free.

Meeting on drug addiction Tuesday

The Mayor’s Advisory Committee for Treatment and Community Integration will host “Drug Addiction 101,” a community meeting, at Kapaa Missionary Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

‘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.