Archive for September 2014

Wiliwili Festival 9.27.14!   Leave a comment

9294400044_460acd7e60_z“The Wiliwili Festival is back! Please join WDFI Saturday September 27th in celebrating our native dryland forest and the wiliwili flowering season. The festival is FREE from 9am-3pm at the Waikoloa Stables in Waikoloa Village. The festival will offer educational workshops, tours, vendors, native plant sales, prizes, keiki activities, silent auction, great music, food and much more! Come and learn how you can help us to Plant Trees in your community forest; arrive early and you could take home a free native plant! We are planning a zero-waste event and hope that you can do your part in keeping our festival footprint small, please carpool, and if you opt to ride your bicycle you will receive a free t-shirt.” Read more here…

Article courtesy of Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative

Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro
Hawaii life Real Estate Brokers
Call: 808-936-4640

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September 20, 2014


“One of our favorite yearly events, the Paniolo Parade will start at 10am at “Church Row” and proceed to Waimea Park, featuring princesses on horseback with attendees (complete with “Pooper Scooper” brigades!) decorated with the flowers of their respective islands. The Parade is followed by one of the best crafts show of the year, featuring island foods, games, arts & crafts, Hawaiian products and live entertainment in Waimea Ball Park at 11am. Free. A great local family event! Note: 1 hour road closure.” Read more here…

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Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro
Hawaii life Real Estate Brokers
Call: 808-936-4640

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Puako Beach Clean Up   Leave a comment

K E  E P       P U  A K  O      B E  A U  T I F  U L

Puako Beach Clean up Schedule

29th Get The Drift & Bag it & The International Coastal Clean up

Keep Hawaii Beautiful 501c3 and the Great American Clean up

******Volunteers wanted to survey and clean up Land and Water******

from Hapuna Pt. to Holoholokai Park

September 13, 2014, September 20, 2014, October 18, 2014.

Sign up:

Volunteers Sign In at orientation: Clean ups start at 7:30 AM Saturday mornings and takes a few hours. We Provide clean up supplies, work gloves, some pickers, jug of water and water cups. Bring Snack or lunch, personal water gear. Wear proper dress, sunblock and hats.

Contact: To reserve, request and get information and check availability on donated water equipment, dive gear, air and refill air. Equipment for Volunteers and (Divers must show a valid dive card) and must sign waivers from rental companies.

Hulakai at Or call 808 896-3141, 808 887-1091 Must sign waivers for equipment.

Blue Wilderness Dive Adventures, 808 886-0980 BWD will have tanks of air at the Puako Boat Ramp for volunteers. Bring Diver’s ID Card. Must sign waivers.

Kohala Divers 808 882-7774 Bring Diver’s ID card. Must sign waivers

9-13-14: Meet 7:30 AM at Paniau near the end of Puako Beach Drive. Turn right at the last Shoreline Access sign and park. Clean from Paniau. Shoreline and waters north to the Puako Boat Ramp and south to Holoholokai Park.

Sponsored by Team Hawaii Life Real Estate 557-5831

9-20-14: Meet 7:30 AM at Puako Boat Ramp. Clean land & Water around boat ramp, Puako Rd, Ohai Pt and bluffs, Ala Hahakai Historic Trail to Beach 69. Sponsored by Team Hulikai and Team Blue Wilderness Dive Adventures

10-18-14: Meet 7:30 AM at Beach 67 north of Beach 69 at the top of the hill. Going north on Old Puako Road, Turn right at the parking sign drive beyond the yellow gates to Beach 67.Clean land and water from Old Puako Rd. to Kanekanaka Pt., shoreline and the Ala Kahakai Historic Trail . South on Ala Kahakai Historic trail to Beach 69

Sponsored by Team 2 Papayas LLC,

For other Get The Drift & Bag it Hawaii Island clean ups: email Terry Miura 9618694

For State of Hawaii: Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful Chris Woolaway email 808 753-3311

Get The Drift & Bag It Hawaii Island

9-21-14 Kamilo Pt. Hawaii Wildlife Fund email Megan Lamson call 808 769-7629

9-27-14 Surf Park Kawaihae Kohala Divers email 808 882-7774

2014 Keep Puako Beautiful Kids volunteer for Get The Drift and Bag It in Hapuna State Park Recreation Area Waialea Beach, Waimea Country School and Hapuna Beach, Waimea Middle School, OEES Kids Hapuna State Park, Waialea and Puako Boat Ramp and Puako Beach.

Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro
Hawaii life Real Estate Brokers
Call: 808-936-4640

HAWAIICON   Leave a comment

HAWAIICON in North Kohala, September 12-15, 2014.

“HawaiiCon is a three day science, sci-fi, and fantasy convention featuring celebrities from the most popular genre TV shows, scientists, panel discussions, tours, and extra special events.

In addition to the usual panels and workshops in the convention rooms, HawaiiCon will also provide members the unique opportunity to go on tours, share a luau, take a hula lesson, or go to the beach with their favorite stars.

The list of celebrities is unprecedented for a first year convention: Most of the cast of Stargate: Atlantis are scheduled to appear for a 10th year reunion, Claudia Christian and Patricia Tallman from Babylon 5, Richard Hatch, Michael Hogan and Kate Vernon from Battlestar Galactica, Esme Bianco from Game of Thrones, voice actress Cree Summer and many more.” Click here for more information.

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Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro
Hawaii life Real Estate Brokers
Call: 808-936-4640

Moving with Children – Make it Easier on Your Kids   Leave a comment

Moving with KidsMoving is hard for everyone. It’s a lot of work, and there are a lot of emotions that go into packing up one home and moving to another one.

A move can be especially difficult for children, however. Kids can feel like they have no control during a move. They are leaving behind their home, their school, their friends, and most of what they know.

You can’t completely eliminate the stress of a move, but you can help your children get through the process a little easier. Here are some tips from parents on how to make your household move less stressful for your children.

Give your kids time to adjust to the idea of moving. Children will need time to say goodbye to friends, but giving them too much time can cause them to worry more about the upcoming move. Younger children need only a month or two of advance notice. Older children and teens, however will need more time. They have more friends, more activities, and more memories in the old house.

Involve your children in the process if you can. Bring older kids along on a house-hunting trip. Consult your children about paint and decorations in their new room. If you have some flexibility, ask your kids for input on what they want in your new home. If you are able to find a home that fits some of their requirements, your kids will be much more excited about the move.

Encourage your children to remember your previous home. Talk with them about your favorite memories in your old house, or make a scrapbook. If your child has never lived anyplace else, the home is obviously very special to them. Help them deal with the separation by allowing them to share their memories.

At the same time, help them get excited about their new home. Visit the new neighborhood and school before the move if you can, or show them pictures and videos of the area. Talk about the new friends they will make, the new things they’ll learn, and the details about your new neighborhood. This will make it easier to deal with the anxiety of leaving behind what they know.

Most of all, pay attention to how your children are feeling and support them. Acknowledge their separation issues and help them work through them. This will make it easier for your kids to settle in and enjoy their new home. Contact me today for a consultation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about buying or selling a home.

Karen E. Bail, REALTOR (B), CIPS, TRC, ePro
Hawaii life Real Estate Brokers
Call: 808-936-4640

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