This Saturday and Sunday, August 1st and 2nd, Coldwell Banker is teaming up with Adopt-a-Pet.com to host the first-ever Coldwell Banker National Pet Adoption Weekend! Is there room in your home for a lovable pooch or a feisty feline?

Coldwell Banker National Pet Adoption Weekend

Coldwell Banker National Pet Adoption Weekend

The Kauai Humane Society (KHS) is a great place to start your search. Check out these adorable canines and let’s help them find a home:

Brenda is a hound mix with lots boundless energy. She is very fond of people and likes to go out for runs but if long walks are more your speed then that’s perfect too. She’s the perfect size – not too small and not too big either. Brenda is a happy well-adjusted little girl hoping to find her forever home with people who will appreciate me and love me as part of their family.

Bounding Barkaroo Brenda!

Bounding Barkaroo Brenda!

If you want a fun dog that will fit into your active lifestyle, then Ned is your perfect pooch! He’s a smart dog that has learned to sit and come when called. He likes to play with other dogs and loves a good snorkel in the play-yard pool. Ned is about 5 years old and is still an active dog with lots of enthusiasm for life.  He would love it if he could be your new best friend!

Ned is enjoying a "spa" day.

Ned is enjoying a “spa” day.

Fern is a whippet/hound mix that is gentle and friendly to everyone she meets.  She walks well on a leash and seems like a quick learner. She is great with people and other dogs and would make a loyal, sweet, and fun addition to any family.

Friendly Fern in the grass.

Friendly Fern in the grass.

And last, but not least is Toby! He is a two year old energetic bundle of wiggles looking for a happy go lucky family to call his own. He is quick on his feet and would make a great running partner for the right person. He gets along with everyone from dogs to humans and really nothing upsets or frightens him. Wouldn’t your life be more wonderful with Toby in it?

Take Toby home!

Take Toby home!

If you don’t have time to adopt a pet but would like some quality pet-time, consider joining the Running Club at the Kauai Humane Society where you can take dogs out for walks and runs. KHS even has a program where you can take a canine out on a field trip!

Many thanks to the Running Club at KHS for giving me permission to use their photos and providing bios on these cute canines! So, thank you to Ginger Kenny, Mimi Ditusa, Tracy Capman, Kim Foster, Carla Bissell, Ann Croydon and Ally Kirk!

It’s National Pet Adoption Weekend this weekend. Please open your home and your heart to a wonderful shelter pet and that lucky animal will love you in return.

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Blessing the participants at the Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge.

Blessing the participants at the Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge.

Hanalei Bay is the place to be Saturday, July 25th for the annual Namolokama O’Hanalei Canoe Club Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge!

Swimmers take off at the Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge!

Swimmers take off at the Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge!

If you love to swim or just want to challenge yourself, head over to Hanalei Bay and participate in this wonderful event. From little kids to over the hill kids, there’s a distance for you – and there’s no better place to swim than beautiful Hanalei Bay!

Here’s the information from their website – http://www.hanaleibayswimchallenge.com/:

On race day July 25th, 2015, day-of-race registration opens at 7 am on the beach by the Hanalei Bay Pier. Come early to line up as ALL registration will be stopped at 8:30 am, No exceptions! The first race (Keiki race) starts at 9:30am. The races, distances, and entry fees are:
• Pier for 8 & under / $10
• Pier for 12 & under / $10
• 1000 meters parallel to the beach for 19 & under/20-29/30-39/40-49/50-59/60-69/70+ / $40
• 3000 meters parallel to the beach for 19 & under/20-29/30-39/40-49/50-59/60-69/70+ / $40

First, second, and third place medals will be awarded to the men and women winners in each category. In keeping with a tradition that started with Dick and Barbara Smith, the founders of our race, each Keiki (child) who completes the race will receive a Special Ribbon.

So sign up TODAY and Take the Plunge in Hanalei Bay!!

So, what are you waiting for?! Now is the time to get up, get out, and have an adventure! Hope to see you there!

 

 

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Aloha Friends and Ohana,

The Art Exhibit at Gallery 103 in Poipu featuring artists Tom Lieber and David Kuraoka was a wonderful success! Many came out to see the beautiful art and purchased one-of-a-kind pieces to complement their new home or to add something new and special to their existing home. Below are some photos from the evening showcasing the artwork.
Mahalo,
Joyce Wright Funk R(S)
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David Kuraoka at the Gallery 103 in Poipu at Saturday, July 11th showcase.

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Tom Lieber at the Gallery 103 in Poipu at Saturday, July 11th showcase.

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Also please feel free to give us a call. The Bali Hai Realty staff will be happy to help you find the perfect Kauai vacation rental or assist you in the process of buying or selling a Kauai home. We also offer the highest level of personalized Concierge Services to help you plan your Kauai vacation activities.

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Kolopua Apartments Affordable Housing in Princeville

Kauai Affordable Housing - Kolopua Apartments

Kauai Affordable Housing – Kolopua Apartments

Good news for those who are working in the Princeville and the North Shore Communities! The long awaited Kolopua Apartments located adjacent to the Foodland Shopping Center in Princeville is close to completion. They will have Open House on Friday July 17th from 8am-6:30pm and Saturday July 18th from 9am-1pm. Those who work either within Phase 1 or 2 of Princeville will be given top priority followed by those who work within the rest of the North Shore District. The third category goes to those who work in the Kawaihau District or east side of the island. There are wage limitation requirements and no pets will be allowed.

With the leases ranging from $780-$1,335 a month, these affordable one-three bedroom units are likely to fill up Read the rest of this entry »

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Information provided by The County of Kaua’i Department of Parks and Recreation:

The County of Kaua‘i Department of Parks and Recreation is spearheading a public planning process to develop a master plan for the expansion of Black Pot Beach Park.  The existing beach park is located at the north end of Weke Road in Hanalei, and is roughly 2.5 acres in size.  As a result of the County acquiring land on the mauka side of the existing park between the Hanalei River and Wilikoki Road and on the pavilion‐ side of the park, the beach park will eventually be expanded to more than 11 acres in size.   The master plan will set forth a long‐term vision for the use and expansion of Black Pot Beach Park, with recommendations to guide facility improvements over a 20‐year timeframe.  The County’s goals for the master plan envision a park that serves the local community and balances the demands of the various recreational interests drawn to the beach, including (1) improving management and protection of the resource, and (2) ensuring that public investments for park expansion and new facilities are strategic and cost‐effective.   Resolving conflicts among the different recreational interests, circulation and parking concerns, beach safety, access for disabled persons, natural resource   management, and environmental protection is anticipated to be among the major planning issues.    The planning process will rely on the involvement of current park users and community interests, including community organizations, fishermen, paddlers, surfers, beach‐goers, local businesses and neighboring landowners, government agencies, and other interested parties.  Opportunities to participate in the planning process consist of: three community meetings, two rounds of focus group discussions, and a Community Advisory Committee.  A project website (blackpotplan.com), tentatively scheduled to be launched in early‐July 2015, will also be used to share information and gather input.

For questions and to receive future meeting announcements and project updates, contact:   HHF Planners 733 Bishop Street, Suite 2590 Honolulu, HI 96813 e‐mail: PlanBlackPotBeachPark@hhf.com.

Microsoft Word - June-2015 project sheet

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The Na Koa Volleyball Girls’ U14 Team participated for the first time in the Southern California Volleyball Association’s Summer Soiree at the Anaheim Convention Center from June 26-29.  There were almost 300 teams enrolled and the convention halls were filled with 90+ volleyball courts. It was quite an impressive and well-run tournament, and volleyball ruled the world for 4 days.  The Na Koa girls did well and stood up against many amazing teams, it was a great experience for everyone.  Women’s volleyball in Hawaii has become a very popular sport thanks to the successful Rainbow Wahine Team whose Head Coach Dave Shoji enters his 40th season this year. He guided UH to its 19th straight conference title and 32nd trip to the NCAA Tournament, and he became the all-time winningest coach in the NCAA Division I women’s volleyball history.

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Na Koa Volleyball U14 Team showing off their team jackets sponsored by Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty (Ruth Marvin) and Island Pacific Mortgage (Ann Alo) whose daughters Wailana and Lani are part of the team. Lia Kopesky on the far left, daughter of Janell Kopesky in our Vacation Rental Department, is also part of the Na Koa Volleyball Team.

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Na Koa Volleyball U14 Team in Anaheim for the Southern California Volleyball Association Summer Soiree.

 

 

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Aloha Friends and Family,

If you are looking for the perfect way to spend an evening on Kauai, as well as looking for that special piece of art for your home, then you are invited to join me at Galerie 103 in Poipu on July 11th from 6:00-8:00pm. Featured will be abstractionist art created by world renowned artist and Kauai resident Tom Lieber and Kauai born David Kuraoka (“Living Treasure of Hawaii”) who will be showing his beautiful ceramic and bronze sculptures.  Here are a few samples of what you will enjoy seeing.  Please comment on your experience at the art opening if you have a chance to attend.

Mahalo Nui Loa friends and family!

Joyce Wright Funk R(S)

 

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Abstractionist art created by world renowned artist and Kauai resident Tom Lieber.

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Abstractionist art created by world renowned artist and Kauai resident Tom Lieber.

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Kauai born David Kuraoka (“Living Treasure of Hawaii”)’s beautiful ceramic and bronze sculptures.

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Kauai born David Kuraoka (“Living Treasure of Hawaii”)’s beautiful ceramic and bronze sculptures.

 

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July 4th is always a special holiday and it’s even better accompanied by a spectacular sunset over Hanalei Bay.

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Hanalei Pier at Sunset. Photo by Adrian Sear

With the arrival of morning’s first light on July the 5th, The St. Regis Hotel sponsors the post July 4th Hanalei Bay Beach Clean Up making certain that all fireworks and displaced goods are quickly removed from our pristine bay. This year I was fortunate to be part of Read the rest of this entry »

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