Saturday, October 31, 2009
Gateway Ministries Golf Tournament at Kauai Lagoons Golf Course.
October 31, 2009
Calvin Chow, Tim Mira, Drew Vento, Kylie Parongao, Burnell, and Kitsu.
Twins where part of the Halloween kitty cats.
Drew, Kitsu, and Tim shot 9 under.
Kylie, Burnell, and Cal shot 8 under.
Unfortunately, we didn't win this time, but we sure had a great time for a great cause!
Friday, October 30, 2009
EXPANDED to include step up home buyers. See Washington Post article below.
Extension of home buyers' credit has wide Senate support
By Dina ElBoghdady
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, October 29, 2009
The Senate has reached a broad bipartisan consensus on extending a lucrative tax credit for first-time home buyers beyond the Nov. 30 deadline and expanding it to include some current homeowners, according to the Senate's Democratic leader.
Under the plan, people buying their first home would receive an $8,000 tax credit if they sign a contract by April 30 and close on it by June 30, according to people familiar with the proposal who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the timing had not been finalized. Homeowners shopping for a new primary residence would be eligible for a $6,500 tax credit if they owned their home for five consecutive years in the previous eight.
In both cases, individuals who earn more than $125,000 annually and couples who earn more than $250,000 would not be eligible, the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said on Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Poipu Beach Estates Lot 184 - looking south, with Koloa Landing in view
Poipu Beach Estates Lot 184 - looking southwest
This lot goes into escrow TODAY!! Like Obi Wan saying to Luke, "There is still another.". There are other great buys at Poipu Beach Estates. Which ones are they? And what makes them so special? Call me before you purchase a 20 year old home. There is "Still Another". Let me represent YOU! Call me: 808.639.2263, Tim
Sunday, October 25, 2009
"A great opportunity to support our community!" Makai Properties, LLC, Golf Team, Drew & Tim, finished with a gross 64 in a two-man scramble, which netted 60.4 and a Second Place win!
Drew Vento and Tim Mira
Male Division Longest Drive- 16th hole
Drew and Tim sponsored by
Makai Properties, LLC Mahalo Kelly!
5TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT - WEST KAUAI MEDICAL CENTER/KVMH
Poipu Bay Golf Course 10/25/2009 Shotgun start 8:00am
Benefits Medical Equipment Program of KVMH Charitable Foundation
$100 (incl green fees and lunch; $20 donation to Foundation)
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Council OKs 5-year ADU extension
By Michael Levine - The Garden Island
Friday, October 16, 2009
So what else is happening in the Poipu-Koloa area? Well, Koloa Creeksides Estate is what's happening!! Construction is moving along nicely, as is evidenced in the pictures above.
Koloa Creekside Estates, is located in Old Koloa Town off Weliweli Road on a new paved private cul-de-sac road, featuring circa 1900 street lights with pineapple finials, underground electric, cable, photo optic phone lines, sewer, and an installed water meter. Some of the sites include beautiful Monkeypod Trees and Banyan Trees, Waikomo Stream frontage, in the midst of quaint Koloa town. Koloa Creekside Estates is designed to blend into the ambiance of Koloa. Homes will be “plantation style” as described in the “Design Guidelines”.
For those familiar with Koloa, the Koloa Creekside borders the Koloa Neighborhood Center. Walking distance to Koloa Fishmarket, The Wine Shop, Sueoka Market, Progressive Expressions Surf Shop, Pizzetta Pizza, etc.
Six (6) lots are currently available ranging from 8,556 square feet to 1.83 acres, with prices ranging from $289,000 - $750,000. "House and Lot" packages are also available for purchase.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This subdivision is a block away from the famous Poipu Beach coastline, it borders the Robert Trent Jones, II's Kiahuna Golf Course and sits pretty between Lihue town (Kauai's kind of town) and the rural (Kauai's kind of rural) "west side".
I think this will be a "should've, would've, could've" kind of purchase!!
Call me to find out which ones are my favorites and why!!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Kauai Community Market will be held every Saturday at the Kauai campus
Kauaʻi Community College
Cammie Matsumoto, (808) 245-8280
Professional Development Coordinator, Kauai Community College
Posted: Oct. 9, 2009
LĪHU‘E, Kaua‘i – The Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau and Kaua‘i Community College are partnering to open the Kaua‘i Community Market, a new weekend, value-added farmers market, that will launch on Saturday, October 10, on the Kaua‘i Community College grounds. The market will be held weekly on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the campus’ front parking lot across Grove Farm.
Based on a seed-to-table model that’s worked well elsewhere in the state, Kaua‘i Community Market will feature a wide variety of locally grown food products, culinary treats and value-added products, as well as agricultural and culinary demonstrations, events and information from Kaua‘i agriculture non-profits and school programs. The market is envisioned as a central gathering place where neighbors can shop for food from the garden, enjoy delicious local foods, “talk story,” learn more ways to cook and grow local ingredients, and connect directly with farmers from around the island on a regular basis.
Some highlights planned for the first weekend include a cooking demonstration by the Kaua‘i Community College Culinary Arts program, a tour of college’s Community Garden where organic produce is grown, delicious smoothies, taro burgers and kalua pork bowls from Hanalei Taro & Juice Co., fried green tomatoes and foods from the garden from Kaua‘i Fruit & Flower Co., fresh baked goods from Hanalima Baking, and a selection of fresh produce, cut flowers, plant starts, and value-added farm based products such as Moloa‘a Bay Coffee and Kunana goat cheese. Several nurseries will be on hand supplying plant starts, flowers, and ornamentals. A plant doctor from Kaua‘i Master Gardeners will be there to help consumers who want to start or enhance their own gardens.
“What makes this market unique is that it brings all the pieces together, from seed to table, to support buying and eating local,” said Melissa McFerrin, executive administrator of the Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau. “There has been such a strong public interest in supporting agriculture, and this is one of many ways we can do this as a community.”
Kaua‘i Community College was identified as an ideal site for the market because of its central location and ties to agriculture and culinary arts. The Kaua‘i Community Market concept is based on the highly successful Saturday market at Kapi‘olani Community College, the product of a partnership between the Hawai‘i Farm Bureau Federation and the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Kapi‘olani Community College, which has become a model for similar Farm Bureau markets around the state. An advisory committee met regularly to help shape the market concept with input from the island’s farming and food industries, agriculture education and the business community.
“Kaua‘i Community College is the place where we are teaching others how to grow their own food and inspiring them to create plans for developing unique businesses out of what is grown in a garden or on a farm,” said Kaua‘i Community College Chancellor Helen Cox. “This is also a place where we are promoting a lifestyle that is sustainable—where growing our own food is a way of life. We support agriculture as a viable industry for Kaua‘i and members of the community who love to garden and want to grow their own food.”
“The goal is to start small but with high quality, so we can support the farmers to grow their businesses and create more opportunities for new products. It is something we should do as a Farm Bureau and a community,” said Roy Oyama, president of Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau and himself a small farmer. “This model has worked well and been tested on other islands, and we look forward to bringing its benefits to Kaua‘i.”
Kaua‘i Community Market applications are open to farmers, value-added product producers and caterers using fresh ingredients, agricultural commodity groups and nonprofits, and educational programs with a focus on agriculture. For more information and applications, contact Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau Executive Director Melissa McFerrin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 337-9944.