News and Events for Sunday, August 14, 2011

• Garden Island FCU gives away 500 Farm Fair tickets • Green

Drinks at Common Ground • Sun West Mortgage increases its reach •

Kekaha Host Community Benefits workshop

Garden Island FCU gives away 500 Farm Fair tickets

LIHU‘E — Garden Island FCU is giving away 500 free admission tickets to the Aug. 28 Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau Fair.

Tickets are available at Garden Island FCU, located diagonally behind the Lihu‘e Post Office, during regular office hours from Aug. 15 to Aug. 26.

Tickets are first-come, first-served and open to everyone, both members and nonmembers.

Tickets are limited to four per person and each includes one Bingo card for Sunday’s game.

For more information about Garden Island FCU, visit or call 245-2712.

Green Drinks at Common Ground

Green Drinks Kaua‘i, a casual networking event with members of the business community to share dialogue about being eco friendly and sustainable on Kaua‘i both at home and in business, will have its next meeting at The Garden at Common Ground at Kilauea (formerly Guava Kai Plantation).

The event will be held on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Entry is free and open to the public. The Garden will serve farm-to-fork pupus and offer green drink specials.

RSVP is requested to

Sun West Mortgage increases its reach

Sun West Mortgage has announced regional manager John DiSpirito is opening a branch office in Kapa‘a.

“We are excited about having John on board to offer the residents of Hawai‘i a diverse range of home loans for purchase, refinance, home rehabilitation, reverse mortgages and jumbo mortgages.” said Pavan Agarwal, CEO of Sun West Mortgage.

To become a Sun West partner, mortgage bankers may send an e-mail to or call 866-700-6924, ext. 8197.

Kekaha Host Community Benefits workshop

The Kekaha Host Community Benefits Citizens Advisory Committee will hold a planning workshop to develop a work plan and timeline for the solicitation, review and submittal to the mayor of projects recommended for funding through the Kekaha HCB fund, a news release announced.

The workshop will be on Monday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kekaha Neighborhood Center.

Among the topics of discussion will be CAC’s vision for Kekaha, including HCB projects and its work plan and meeting schedule through May 31, 2012.

The county has contracted with Kaua‘i Planning and Action Alliance to facilitate the work of the Kekaha HCB CAC over the next 10 months.

Public comments and testimony will be accepted at the conclusion of the workshop.

The Host Community Benefits Fund was established by the County of Kaua‘i in 2008 to compensate the Kekaha community for the location of the landfill in their area.


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