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iPhone 4G hits Kauai

With lines of  people around the AT&T store in Lihue the iPhone got off to a great start.  Buyers waited in line for hours before the store opened to be the first to get the new phone. The excitement sent one of the customers to the  hospital before...

How is something like this even possible????

This is totally unbelievable.  Is this our tax dollars at work??????? Daily Real Estate News  |  June 23, 2010  |   Inmates Get $9.1 Million in Home Buyer Credits More than 1,200 prison inmates, including 241 serving life sentences, applied for and received first-time hom ebuyer tax credits, according to a Treasury...

Hands Across The Sand

This is a great event.  What if the  Gulf Oil Spill happened here.  We would never recover.  This article was in the Garden Island Newspaper.  LIHU‘E — Kauaians are invited to join Surfrider Foundation organizers from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lydgate Beach Park and Hanalei Bay...

Tourism up in Poipu

[caption id="attachment_211" align="alignleft" width="491" caption="Wish you were here!!!"][/caption]   Good news for homeowners that do vacation rentals  here in Poipu!!  Visitors  arrival continue to increase.  In March alone there was more than an 8% increase in travelers over last year.  The increase is expected to continue through the Easter...

Kukuiula project going forward despite slowdown

Kukuiula's progress made the Pacific Business News.  Brent Harrington, president of Kukuiula Development Company, states that he has a very high confidence in Hawaii real estate and that they are taking a 20 year prospective as they consider how to grow the development.  In 2009 the...

Great article on Kauai Tourism by Coco Zickos

This article was in the Garden Island Newspaper and is very interesting so I just thought I would include it in my blog.  It is written by Coco Zickos and is part of a series of articles about tourism on Kauai. LIHU‘E — Economic recovery is officially...

Kalalau to be closed for 2 months

One of the most beautiful spots on this earth will be closed for 2 months starting in September for maintenance.  That is bad news for the 40 or so local "residents" that call Kalalua home.  The trail into Kalalau is 11 miles of up and down, a 12...

Bond, James Bond

Want a chance to sleep in the same bed as James Bond 007.  You  just may get your chance.  Pierce Brosnan has just gotten permission to use his residence here in Hanalei, on Kauai, as a vacation rental.  In 2007 and 2008 the Brosnan's use...

Island history for May, Larry Ramos

Aloha all,  I found out something today that I never knew.  Larry Ramos, a Kauai native , was the lead vocalist and lead guitar with the band "The Association" which produced such hits as "Along Comes Mary", "Cherish", and "Never My Love" during the 1960's.  He was born...