A thank you to all the firefighters

Who knew that a day devoted to the fathers in our lives could be such a hectic day on the island of Kauai? Many fathers here on island spent their special day that only comes once a year combating a fire to keep us — the community — safe and able to celebrate with our loved ones.

Please, don’t drink and drive

We don’t usually comment on court cases on Oahu, but the headline from a recent one caught our attention. This was the headline in Tuesday’s Star-Advertiser: “Drunken driver gets probation for hit-and-run collision that killed moped rider”.

Fred Birkett the right person for Alaka‘i school

Alaka‘i O Kauai is in good hands. Well, the charter school in its first year always has been, but the recent naming of Fred Birkett as its director leaves no doubt the fine folks behind this school are committed to attracting and keep the best.

Support our Hanalei business ohana

Hanalei business owners need you. Specifically, they need you to shop in their magical North Shore town. And we encourage you to go there. Allow us to explain.

In memory of those who gave their all

Many spend Memorial Day on a paid holiday. It’s a day we get to spend at the beach with our families and take some time away from our hectic work schedules to try to actually find the time relax — all day long.

Don’t blame developers for all the delays

Well, it seems hardly anyone is happy with the developers of Coco Palms resort. Complaints are growing that nothing is being done with this property that has stood shuttered and damaged since Hurricane Iniki struck the island in 1992.