KONA COFFEE LOVERS Please Step Up!

  THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT Kona Coffee farmers is yours on Thursday. Next to tourism, Kona Coffee is our best known commodity. For many, it is what puts Kona on the map. The Kona Coffee Farmers Association is greatly concerned about the possibility of genetically modified coffee destroying their very valuable industry. ON NOVEMBER 13TH, 10AM TO 6PM your testimony is [...]

GETTING YOUR KONA FIX? It is a Mystery

 SO YOU LOVE KONA. You work and live for those magic weeks of vacation, that portion of your life you spend on the Orchid Isle. You check a local web cam several times every evening and read every word in the Friday West Hawaii Today, even though it’s a week old when it arrives. I’ve [...]

NAALEHU May Cause Rapid Weight Gain!

 BIG ISLAND RESIDENTS BEWARE! NA’ALEHU may be habit forming. Once you’ve seen the beauty of the countryside and tasted Na’alehu’s delights, you may find yourself looking forward to a Ka’u get-away. Soon you too may notice dimples on your butt, saddlebag thighs, double chins and a big belly.  You can probably walk away from the bakery’s home made salads and [...]

INDEPENDENCE on THE BIG ISLAND

When it is the 4th of July, you will find me in Waiamea at the Parker Ranch for the annual Independence Day Rodeo. This year is the celebration of the Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy). Later in the day an estimated $40K was raised for charity during Waikoloa Beach Resort’s annual Fourth of July Rubber Duckie Race [...]

WHY ARE SO MANY FOR SALE?

A NEW CLIENT RECENTLY ASKED WHY she saw so many units available in Alii Lani. The answer I gave her was a bit complicated. I have reprinted it here. FIRST ALII LANI IS A HUGE COMPLEX and so a normal percentage of units on the market there appears to be a lot when you just [...]

HAWAII PROPERTY TAX – Big Island Rates

BLACK PEBBLE BEACH – Sounds Amazing!

BLACK PEBBLE BEACH, located at the base of Kona Paradise, is one of Kona’s most unusual Big Island beaches. Small smooth stones massage your feet as you walk. The music the pebbles make as the water recedes is just delightful. Best yet, an ocean entry is easy here for swimmers, snorkelers and divers too. There [...]

THE BEACH BOYS – “Kona Coast” Song

DID YOU KNOW A SONG CALLED, “KONA COAST” was released by The Beach Boys in 1978? Knowing that they built a home on The Big Island during the late 1970′s, I wondered it they ever wrote anything out our beautiful island. If you listen closely you will notice that in “California Girls” they sing “I [...]

BIG ISLAND TRADITION – Parker Ranch Rodeo

ALOHA KONA! IF THIS IS THE BIG ISLAND AND IT IS JULY 4TH I must be in Kamuela at Parker Ranch Rodeo! If you have not yet discovered Rodeo in Hawaii, you are in for a great treat. This year’s festivities began with a bit of history. Chris Kanazawa, CEO made a tribute to John [...]

THE BEACH BOYS – Name that tune?

DID YOU KNOW THAT IN THE MID 1970′S THE BEACH BOYS built a retreat on The Big Island of Hawaii? According to local residents the band would set up on the tennis court and play their hit songs for wonderful parties hosted on the grounds of the secluded estate. CAN YOU MATCH THESE WORDS with [...]