In a hurry, man finds time to donate

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.

Christmas Fund tops $20K

With less than a week to Christmas, The Garden Island/Zonta Club Christmas Fund, thanks to your generosity, is doing well, and promises to bring cheer to many.

Before leaving, a gift is given

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.

Ige: State spends $15 million on Maunakea access

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.

Deal reached to preserve Ka’u coast

NAALEHU — The Ka‘u community has been working for decades to protect their beloved 80-mile coast to honor their kupuna and empower future generations to perpetuate their rural, subsistence lifestyle.

Another donor walks in TGI’s door

The generosity continues. Monday, a woman walked in the front door at The Garden Island and handed over a check for $100 for the TGI/Zonta Club Christmas Fund.

Sharing war stories — and gifts too

LIHUE — Marjorie Works and Lucy Works both served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. Both are 62 years old. Both were at the Kauai Veterans Center celebrating Christmas on Saturday.

TGI/Zonta fund is in full swing

Without you, hundreds of families and individuals could be looking at a blue Christmas. But with you and your generosity, hundreds will be looking at a bright Christmas.

Christmas Fund going strong

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.

‘Definitely a treasure’

Wil Welsh had just a few words about his friend David Penhallow-Scott after hearing he had passed away Monday morning at the age of 86.