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Bargain Hunters Invited to White Elephant Faire on July 19

Bargain hunters, discover hidden treasures at the Manoa Valley Church White Elephant Faire on Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Find a safari of savings on toys, household items, clothes, plants, jewelry, handbags, books, shoes, produce, and tools.  Discover our $1 food menu for ono grinds.  All sale proceeds will benefit the church's operating fund in support of the ministries of Manoa Valley Church.        

The vision of Manoa Valley Church (United Church of Christ) is Radical Hospitality, Outreach and Missions, Intentional Faith Development, and Passionate Worship.  Kahu Anne Findlay-Chamberlain is the Senior Minister.             

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Offers Free Keiki Car-Seat Safety Checks To The Public

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Offers Free Keiki Car-Seat Safety Checks To The Public

HONOLULU – As part of its commitment to keeping Hawaii’s keiki safe, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is continuing its free car-seat safety inspections this Friday, June 27, and the fourth Friday of every following month this year. The inspections, which are being offered to all members of the public, are performed by certified car-seat technicians from FICOH’s Claims and Risk & Safety Management staff. 

 

What:

Free keiki car-seat safety checks

 

Upcoming dates:

Fridays, June 27, July 25 and August 22; half-hour appointments available between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

 

Where:

Celebrate the Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival at Waikiki Beach Walk

Celebrate the Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival at Waikiki Beach Walk

Legendary steel guitarists and up-and-coming students return to Waikiki Beach Walk in July for the 5th Annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival. The Festival celebrates the island culture by the beautifull sounds of the Hawaiian steel guitar.

"Hawaiian steel guitar is truly synonymous with our islands and we're thrilled to be back at Waikiki Beach Walk to celebrate and showcase this wonderful intstrument that was created right here in Hawaii," renowned Hawaiian steel guitarist, music teacher, and director of Ke Kula Mele Hawaii, Alan Akaka, said. "It's an honor and joy for all of us in the steel guitar community to participate in the Festival and we hope that both visitors and kama'aina will join us."

Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

Spike in Luxury Home Market Sales on Oahu in May

HONOLULU – Oahu home and condominium sales saw a significant spike in the luxury market in May, with the strongest movement in the $1 to $2 million range, according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP), Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales.

 

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data of all single-family homes and condominiums sold for more than $1 million in May 2014 on Oahu.

 

Oahu saw 84 luxury sales close last month. Oahu’s housing market is on an upward trend compared to the average number of homes sold in January through April 2014 (56 homes sales per month) and 62 home sales in May 2013.

 

Retirement Living Options Presented at Manoa Library on June 7

Retirement Living Options Presented at Manoa Library on June 7

“Senior Living Options,” a free informational presentation, will be offered at the Manoa Public Library on Saturday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Program Room.  

Wesley Young, an outreach coordinator for a major Hawaii retirement residence, will provide an overview of all retirement communities and home services on Oahu.  With a surge of baby boomers planning to retire in the near future, learn what housing options are available for these soon-to-be-retirees.  This one-hour presentation is suitable for ages 18 and older, and will include a question-and-answer session.                              

Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.         

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

Kahala Mall’s Buy & Fly Event Takes Off June 8

HONOLULU – Excitement is in the air at Kahala Mall when East Oahu’s favorite family-friendly center offers its Buy & Fly event on Sunday, June 8. Customers who spend a minimum of $75 (not including tax) between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on this special day will receive quadruple Hawaiian Miles for every dollar they spend up to a maximum of $400 or 1,600 miles.  Everyone is encouraged to visit the redemption kiosk located near Macy’s to enter to win 80,000 HawaiianMiles! One entry per person; must be 18 years or older. The winner will be notified via email or phone (up to $10 taxes and fees apply to the winner).