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Senator Daniel Inouye has just died

Senator Daniel Inouye, the nation’s longest-serving senator and a decorated World War II combat veteran, died Monday at 88. Inouye’s office said the senator died of “respiratory complications” Monday evening. His last word, according to a statement released by his staff, was “Aloha.” The long-time...

Kauai Increases Real Estate Taxes

Kauai is the home of the tax scrooge. Many of you Kauai owners have been in contact with me about the increase in value of your properties for this tax season. Who would have thought values had gone up when everything else in down. I...

Beat of Hawaii

If you haven't gone to this web site you are missing great deals and information about Hawaii.  They offer great deals on airfare and though they do go quickly, you can really save money.  I follow them on facebook and have their great fare deals...

Ready, Set, Go

Kauai Marathon is ready to run in just two weeks.  On September 2 almost 2000 will brave the early start, 6:00 AM, the hilly route and the summer heat to finish all 26.2 miles of this great race.  Yours truly will be doing the 1/2...

Koloa Plantation Days Coming Soon

Koloa Plantation Days is a fun filled event always held in July 20 - 29th  here in Koloa.  It celebrates Koloa history with fun and diverse activities for the whole family.  Just to name a few there is a rodeo at CJM Stables, the Historic...

Disney “Wonder” comes for Kauai

  — The Disney Cruise Lines’ “Wonder” received its traditional welcome when it visited Nawiliwili Harbor for the first time. Kumu hula Maka Herrod and na wahine of Na Hui O Kamakaokalani were rubbing sleep out of their eyes, amazed the 11-deck cruise liner was already half-way...

Dalai Lama on the meaning of Aloha!

The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Monday he didn't know until his latest trip to Hawaii what exactly the word "aloha" meant."The world aloha is very simple but the real meaning is quite vast. You need a lot of effort to implement the...

Take a Tour of Kauai with ” The Descendants”

This is a great article on "The Descendants" that was filmed here on Kauai sent to me by a friend in Marin from her local paper.  It  gives a little history of the island and great photos.  Take a Tour of Kauai with The Descendants. ...

$129 Million Kauai Real Estate sold

Real Estate Market Improves in 2012 The market here on Kauai has really picked up.  Over $129,712,000 sold since January 1, 2012!!!  This is amazing and the activity in sales is continuing.  Kiahuna Plantation has 3 units in escrow and Kukuiula has put 3 of the...

Pill Mill closed on Kauai

Darrin Shapiro, seven time world champion wake boarder, has been arrested and his pill mill in Kapaa shut down.  I didn't know wake boarding could be such a painful sport.  However opening a  "pain management clinic" can be very good for your bottom line.  As...