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Thanksgiving in Hawaii

November 2, 2012 Aloha, November is the month to give thanks. We here in Hawaii have so much for which to be thankful. First and foremost Don and I are thankful for you, for your trust, confidence and continued support. We are of course thankful for our beautiful island, fair weather, lush greenery, tropical flowers, [...]

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There is no place like Home

There is nothing like a “Stay-cation” in the Islands. I just returned from a whirlwind inter-island trip with the “Girls”. My friends Tine and Carol from the Netherlands and Peggy from BC Canada came to visit me for a couple of weeks. Tine and Carol have never been to Hawaii but Peg has been here [...]

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News on the Big Island

Aloha Our local newspaper, West Hawaii Today, is delivered to my house every morning around 3:00AM. My morning routine is to get my first cup of coffee, give the dogs a treat to keep them busy and then sit down to read the paper. Some days, especially Mondays, it is more like a newsletter than [...]

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MELE KALIKIMAKA AND HAUOLI MAKAHIKI HOU

Well, Christmas is here and I can only hope I survive until after the New Year arrival still fitting in the same dress size. Mumu’s are one size fits most. Despite the fact that there is no snow (except on the top of Mauna Kea), no real Jack Frost nip in the air (although it [...]

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Thanksgiving Time

Thanksgiving is in the air, even in Hawaii. Sometimes in the warm temperatures and lack of obvious season changes it is difficult to remember the,” over the river and through the woods,” feelings you may have experienced as a child. Back then Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays were heralded by the leaves changing color, the [...]

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Guest from the Mainland.

There is nothing like a visit from a Mainland friend to remind me how fortunate I am to live in Hawaii. I just dropped off my very dear friend Maggie at the Kona airport after a whirlwind two weeks of fun in the sun. Maggie lives in British Columbia, Canada. Her home is on Vancouver [...]

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Ironman Triathlon

October on the mainland is the month of Oktoberfest, Columbus Day, changing leaves, the beginning of cooler weather, Yom Kippur, Halloween and Canadian Thanksgiving. But in the normally sleepy town of Kailua Kona, October is Ironman. Each year over 1700 of the most fit men and woman in the world come to Kona for the [...]

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BIG BIG NEWS

  The readers of Travel and Leisure magazine recently named the Big Island of Hawaii the number one Island in Hawaii and the number seven for best islands in the world. Many factors were taken into account and included the islands natural attractions, activities/sights, restaurants/food, people, and value. WOW!! Tell me something I didn’t already [...]

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Questions, Questions

Aloha, One of the most common questions I get asked is not “How is the Weather” “What is the volcano doing “or” How warm is the Ocean temperature” . Rather it is “What is the Real Estate Market doing?” I can only answer, that if you are thinking about buying, now is the time! Prices [...]

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Island Diversity

As I sit writing this, the Homeowners Association for my community is meeting on my lanai. Tom, my other half, is President of the board and often the meetings are held here. My only job is to put out the coffee, hot malasadas and fresh fruit (including Pineapple, melon, mango and a papaya grown in [...]

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