Think About It: Weekend Wonders - KFVE, K5-Hawaii News Now, Local Programming

September 27, 2018

Think About It: Weekend Wonders

A few items to ponder or ignore as we head into the weekend… the Waikiki Shell is now to be called the Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell, And I will gladly call it that, as Uncle Tom gave us about five decades worth of great moments at the Shell, the Blaisdell, in Waikiki, at Aloha Stadium, on Neighbor Islands, and elsewhere. The tribute to Tom at the Shell is well-deserved, and if we can call the old HIC the "Blaisdell", I am surely comfortable calling the old Waikiki Shell the "Tom" or "Moffatt's Shell" going forward…


Ready for some fun? How about the glorious years ahead as the rail project disrupts life along Nimitz Highway, through Kalihi, on Dillingham, through Iwilei and downtown, and then on to Ala Moana Center? Utilities will be relocated, businesses will be moved, metal plates and bumpy roads will rule the day, and nerves will be frayed. Much of the work will be done at night, for now, but town folk need to be ready for five years or so of intermittent delays and the inevitable inconveniences in daily commutes that the leeward folks have experienced for years. As they sang in the classic hit musical, "Damn Yankees",  you gotta have HART… and patience.


Finally, kudos to Kauai wildlife experts, the county, and DLNR, who've figured out a way to allow for September Friday night high school football games without, in theory, endangering the shearwater birds who historically have become disoriented with stadium lights. The games will move back to just daytime next month as the fledgling seafaring birds move from feeding to breeding on top of Kauai watersheds, where they can enjoy the weekend games to be played under the sun without angst and bewilderment. Think about it…

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