A man in a hurry stopped at The Garden Island offices Thursday morning. He didn’t have much time for conversation, but had time to drop off a $100 gift certificate he wanted to donate to The Garden Island/Zonta Club Christmas Fund. He said he wanted to contribute to the fund that brightens Christmas for hundreds, keiki to kupuna, on Kauai.
Deja vu, almost — only the number changed. Tuesday, just as Monday, a woman walked in the front door of The Garden island and said she wanted to donate to the TGI/Zonta Club Christmas Fund. She was a part-time resident on the island and was, at that moment, on her way to the Lihue Airport to catch a plane to return to the mainland.
Gov. David Ige said Monday that the state has “spent about $15 million in trying to provide safe and secure access for Maunakea” as the blockade of Maunakea Access Road by protesters of the Thirty Meter Telescope project has entered its sixth month.
Mandy is an elementary student who loves to paint and go to the beach. In the last year, however, Mandy was placed in foster care because her mother was too sick to take care of her and, as you can imagine, this has been very difficult for Mandy to deal with. Painting is fun and therapeutic for Mandy, and she would benefit from new paints and brushes.
Ocean Safety officials are advising no swimming or snorkeling at north-facing beaches due to high surf and dangerous ocean conditions.
After running the Kalakaua Merrie Mile on Saturday, followed by the Honolulu Marathon on Sunday, I have this to say: the mile really is merry!