Going (and coming) ‘home for the holidays’

There’s definitely “no place like home for the holidays,” as Barry Manilow’s classic song lyrics say — unless (maybe) you’re visiting on Kauai. This statement of opinion beaming out via today’s Green Flash is one my husband Dee and I feel like underlining after a fortnight away.

Kenyans dominate Honolulu Marathon

Kenya’s Titus Ekiru won the 46th Honolulu Marathon Sunday morning, finishing in two hours, nine minutes and one second, according to information from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Kauai counting on HTA’s new president

Kauai is having, by all standards, a wonderful year when it comes to tourism. Which, purely based on economic reasons and considering that this island’s economy hinges on tourism, is good news.

‘We are not alone’

Former President George H.W. Bush and the victims of the recent California fires were among the list of names recited Thursday evening during an interfaith gathering at the Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church.

Shioi gets top CAK honor

Conrad Murashige and Shioi Construction were named the Tetsuro “Rosy” Maeda Member of the Year by the Contractors Association of Kauai during the CAK’s 61st annual year-end meeting held late last month at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club.

Healthcare worker honored

Sye Chee is the social services director at Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, a nursing home in Omao, and in the past several years she has touched the hearts of the people she serves.

Births for Sunday, December 9, 2018

• Tare Nakiowai Lovell • Sofia Iwalani Salem • Cade Kahakea Thronas • Jordyn Kamea‘i‘omakamae Labuguen Ruaboro • Leon Salvador Greenleaf • Josiah Kanoa Haney • Raegan Rylee Baptiste • Brody Arthur Moore • Zaxten Kahanuola Tuinei Alo-Rosa • Artemisa Rhiannon Roy

Zeke’s World Cup win sets up exciting Pipeline finale

There’s a lot at stake during the year’s final event, which is ideally the way it should always be. The Billabong Pipe Masters opened its waiting period Saturday to determine the 2018 world champion and a Triple Crown champion, as well as the completion of the qualification puzzle. Three men still have world title aspirations, more than that are alive in the Triple Crown hunt and a few nervous surfers need some specific results to hop back on the world tour in 2019.