It’s Maui County Fair time, again! Now simply called “Maui Fair”, the fair will always be known to me as the County Fair. The fair kicked off yesterday, Oct 3, 2013 with the fair parade showcasing a wide variety of organizations on Maui, and will continue until Sunday night (Oct 6, 2013). Taking place at the War Memorial soccer complex in Wailuku, it’s generally a lot of fun for kids, families, and those wanting yummy local food cooked up by local groups doing fundraisers.
If you stop in to Delmore Realty’s office in Wailuku, you will get to say hi not only to Principal Broker Thomas Delmore, but also his granddaughter, Maddy. She is my 13 month old daughter, and the very epitome of an exercise in unfulfilled potential. She regularly greets our office visitors. With a grandpa, grandma, mom and uncle licensed as Realtors at Delmore Realty, she could very well be showing homes to clients in her future, too.
We would like to say “Thank You” to many of the people we have been blessed to work with in 2012. We thank our clients who gave us the opportunity to serve them this year. We appreciate your business so very much.
We also thank those of you who take the time to read our blog, and look at properties on our website, even if you have not yet given us business. We hope to be able to assist you in a transaction soon in the future.
We thank the many professionsals it takes to make a sale happen. They range from escrow officers, loan officers, appraisers, inspectors, termite companies, survey companies and more.
We thank our fellow real estate professionals for being cooperative during the course of business.
We also thank our family and friends for their support and love.
We wish you all a Happy Thankgsiving!
It’s gonna be a fun night at tonight’s Wailuku First Friday. Part of the Maui Friday events, tonight’s First Friday in Wailuku, on July 6, 2012, will be a special night of Maui Pride as clothing store Maui Thing celebrates its 4th Anniversary, and Pride Ink tatoo shop celebrates its 1st Anniversary at its Wailuku location with a special party and fashion show. Willie K will be featured in the entertainment. There will be lots of food as usual. Head on down to Market Street in Wailuku between 6-9 pm.
The annual Holy Ghost Feast was held this weekend, May 26 and 27, upcountry in Kula, at the grounds of the Holy Ghost Mission, with its distinctive white octagonal-shaped church. The event is a fundraiser for the Catholic community in Kula, and is also a beloved family event, with games, auctions, the sale of flowers and plants, livestock, baked goods, and great food. Featured food included Portuguese sweet bread, Portuguese soup, malasadas, teriyaki chicken & beef, burgers, chow fun, smoothies and other yummy items. The cool Kula air, bicoastal vistas below and the warm sun made for a pleasant time for those who attended.
Head on down to the War Memorial Complex for the 43rd Annual Barrio Fiesta this weekend. This celebration of Filipino culture runs Friday May 25th from 4-10 pm and Saturday May 26th from 10 am – 10 pm. The best reason to go is for the food…pansit, lumpia, cascaron, adobo and more Filipino delights….it’s all there.
Update on 5/26: Last night I got to eat the boneless fish, pansit, bibinka and lechon and it was all delicious. Today’s schedule includes dancing, search for Little Miss Barrio Fiesta, games and more.
The Maui Matsuri 2012 was held May 11th and 12th at the UH Maui College Campus in Kahului. The festival celebrated Japanese cultural traditions with a theme of Kodomo No Tame Ni (for the sake of the children). A delightful variety of food was for sale, including favorites like sushi, chicken bento, teriyaki bento, andagi, saimin, chow fun and other grinds. The poi mochi was especially popular, given the long line. Crafts were sold, activities like gyotaku (fish print making) were available. Aikido and judo marital arts were demonstrated. Kikaida superheros, taiko drumming were some of the entertainment and obon dance capped off the night.
March 10th was an exciting day for the Delmore Realty family, as I gave birth to my daughter, Madison Hana, at the Maui Memorial Medical Center on that day. She is my first child and a first grandchild for my parents, the owners of Delmore Realty, and also the first grandchild on my husband’s side of the family. She is a special girl and we are so pleased and blessed to have her now be a part of our lives.
Will she be a future real estate agent? It’s certainly in the blood, but I like to think the sky is the limit and possibilities endless for whatever she wishes to do in her future. We will do our best to nurture her to a bright future.
What about her name? My husband loved the name Madison early on in my pregnancy. Given that my dad is originally from Wisconsin and Madison is the capital of that state, that was something special about the name. Hana? Of course, beautiful Hana, Maui – Madison ran the Hana Relay with me and my husband — while I was 13 weeks pregnant with her. Hana also means work or activity in Hawaiian…and she was definitely active in my womb and I expect she will be very active as she grows up. Hana also means #1 in Korean, and flower in Japanese, and she is of Korean and Japanese descent.
I would like to thank the great staff at the Maui Memorial Medical Center, the nurses and doctors at Kaiser Permanente, and also Nancy Irvine of Valley Isle Childbirth for making my pregnancy and birth experience a smooth one for my newly expanded family. We are fortunate to live on our beautiful island of Maui and I am looking forward to raising Madison surrounded by family, friends and all the best that Maui has to offer.