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What is fair is good for everyone in Hanapepe.
As a former resident and frequent visitor I was impressed with the response from the Talk Story Bookstore to all the letters regarding the wonderful Friday nights in Hanapepe.
The letter from Cynthia and Ed Justus was positive, offered solutions and never stooped to condemn or put down anyone. They are a class act.
Martin Jeffries, Rio Vista, Calif.
Shall we take it to court?
Blacks Law Dictionary defines “shall” as follows:
“As used in statutes, contracts, or the like, this word is generally imperative or mandatory. In common or ordinary parlance, and in its ordinary signification, the term “shall” is a word of command, and one which has always or which must be given a compulsory meaning: as denoting obligation. It has a peremptory meaning, and it is generally imperative or mandatory. It has the invariable significance of excluding the idea of discretion, and has the significance of operating to impose a duty which may be enforced, particularly if public policy is in favor of this meaning, or when addressed to public officials, or where a public interest is involved, or where the public or persons have rights which ought to be exercised or enforced, unless a contrary intent appears [citation].
But it may be construed as merely permissive or directory (as equivalent to “may”), to carry out the legislative intention and in cases where no right or benefit to any one depends on its being taken in the imperative sense, and where no public or private right is impaired by its interpretation in the other sense. [citation].”
Sure looks like this one is headed for the courtroom!
Arnie Breyer, Wailua Homesteads
So nicely put Rebecca (“It doesn’t go unnoticed,” Letters, Nov. 5).
I have taken this drive daily also and many times have wanted to stop on the side of the highway and thank this man personally. I too see him every day (even on rainy days) walking along the highway from Hanama‘ulu towards Wailua with bags full of trash, and still picking up more.
Everytime I pass this man, he is usually on his way back to Wailua and I say out loud, “thank you mister, it’s people like you that help keep this island beautiful, what you do is awesome and I wish I had the time to help.”
In a way I do help. Litter bugs me too! I have often wanted to stop and speak to him to see what drives him to continue to pick up trash day by day. Unfortunately, I have never taken the opportunity. Most of the time I just want to get home from a long day at work.
I know that my daughters appreciate it too. They thank him when we pass by together. My 4-year-old loves seeing him. She has even asked if she could help him one day.
What a thing to hear from a child’s mouth in this day and age. I personally appreciate what he does for us all and the example he helps me set for my children. It’s the little things that count and add up.
I don’t know how I would ever thank him for showing my children that people really do care about the beauty and cleanliness of the island. He takes the initiative and goes above and beyond for us all. I mean, I see all these Adopt-A-Highway signs everywhere yet I never see anyone actually doing it.
This man, whoever he is, is wonderful and what he does, does not go unnoticed.
Brittany Estacio, Anahola
Willy Wonka, bravo!
Poppy Shell’s brilliant costumes, David Shells brilliant trampoline carpentry and endless hours of “volunteerism” at its best.
Theatre on Kaua‘i would never be the same with the loss of one of the island’s best actors when Ethan Shell passed away. Poppy and David keep Ethan’s dreams alive for all the young actors on Kaua‘i.
When an Oompa-Loompa strolls onto the stage it’s like “Project Runway.” Poppy put love into each costume, hoping that the magical feeling plays to the audience.
It does. It always will, and memories of each show are a reminder that “Someone gave from the heart freely and without a child in the show.”
Arnold Meister always reminds the actors when they are in the War Memorial theatre that part of their soul remains on the stage — how true. What drives people to honor kindness and simply share with others?
Take three hours out of your life to honor a handful of actors that will delight your heart and take you to a place of happiness and jolly.
Ronald Horoshko, Kalaheo
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