Letters for March 11, 2016

• No nose is bad nose • Where are the sign police? • Employees show true spirit

No nose is bad nose

One sadly neglected tourist asset on Kauai is the Sleeping Giant. A potential tourist attraction of great value, although it takes a moment of looking for it and when it is finally clearly identified the visual reward is not all that great. The problem is that the nose is missing.

A simple botanical rhinoplastic procedure could do wonders here. Boy Scouts plus interested garden groups would offer the correct botanical solution and the scouts could easily carry it out climbing the knoll and planting the missing shrub or tree that would become the nose that no one presently knows.

In a relatively reduced time, the tourists would be able to view it with admiration and delight.

This also would be the totally correct environmental solution to the need for tourist attraction to The Garden Island.

Emmett Wahlman, Poipu

Where are the sign police?

I’m a frequent visitor and could not help but notice the proliferation of storefront signs/banners cluttering up your beautiful island paradise. The sign ordinance as told to me by locals is one small sign per business. All the big signs and banners driving through Kalaheo and also in north Kapaa near the Products Fair are certainly a violation.

Just think what the island would look like if every business followed this practice of multiple signage and banners, all trying to outdo each other for attention. The island is just too special and beautiful to be so self-serving.

Please fine the businesses that are in violation of your sign ordinance and keep Kauai beautiful.

Stores that use multiple signage and sales banners are obviously just tourist traps, anyway.

Charles Tadwell, Bethel, Alaska/Poipu Beach

Employees show true spirit

To all the employees of the Piikoi Building, it’s part of the Lihue Civic Center. Monday through Friday, they show up for work with smiles on their faces and a kind word. They share grace and values all done with true aloha. It is a refreshing value in this sign of the times. I am now realizing that throughout this island there are many out there and Kauai’s spirit won’t die.

Edie Barsch, Lihue

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