Hawaii Castaways Disc Club – Big Island Open This Weekend at Mackenzie Park


2009 Big Island Open
Mackenzie State Park – January 23, 24 & 25, 2009

You are invited to Hawai’i for the 2009 Big Island Open starting on Friday January 23, 2009. with Afternoon Doubles to start at 2:00 PM. Last year we had a great turn out. This year we are expecting for it to be even bigger. So register early.

Friday Afternoon Late registration and 18 hole Doubles Round at beautiful Mackenzie State Park on the Puna Coast. Camping is available at MacKenzie State Park.
Friday Evening Party featuring catered food and drink with The Dave Seawater Band performing.

Saturday morning Players Meeting at 8AM sharp. Two 18 hole rounds Saturday the 24th at Mackenzie State Park. Catered Breakfast and Sandwich Lunch are available. Entertainment and catered dinner to follow second round.

Sunday morning Players Meeting at 8AM. 27 holes at Mackenzie State Park. Light breakfast and lunch then Pizza, Mehana beverage, fun games and awards ceremonies.

Entry fees:
Pro open all divisions: $50.00
Amateur all divisions: $35.00
Non PDGA players add $10.00

Late Registration: $10.00 for registrations received after January 12th, 2009. Note: All late registration fees will not be added to the Pro purse. It will go to HCDC.
Food & Beverages: $75 for the entire weekend.. *Price subject to change.

Online Credit Card Registration Link for Big Island Open

Printable Mail-in Registration for Big Island Open


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Pahoa Obama Inauguration Ball Pictures

Well tonight was the night that Pahoa town anxiously awaited for.  The first ever presidential inaugural ball to be held in Pahoa took place tonight at the Akebono theater.

Here are a few pictures:


I took so many pictures that I didn’t even bother to attempt to get names of people.  If you would like me to post your name with your picture, please feel free to email me.


There were a few people dressed up in costumes, but the majority of people dressed “Puna Chic” whatever that is.


Of course there were the regulars and then the I don’t know what you call em:


And we even had some significant figures from the past that helped pave the way to where we are now:


Both the young ….


And the not so young came out to party:


Some folks were sitting:


Some folks were standing:


Catherine Moses Edwardsen (Left) "I am from Alaska and was so excited to go to any event in this little village."

Some folks were eating:


Some folks were dancing:


Some folks were smooching:


Some “jogger” and a mother-in-law were babysitting:


Some folks were drinking:


But everyone was having a good time:


I’m uploading some movies to youtube now and will post them later.

Click on the pictures below to enlarge.  Videos can be found here.

Matson Cutting 10% of Employees… 60 Jobs

Alexander & Baldwin said Tuesday it will cut 10 percent of its workforce at Matson Navigation Co., Hawaii’s largest ocean shipper…

…Matson will eliminate 60 non-union positions, which come on top of a hiring freeze that began in 2007 and continued into 2008…

…In less than four months, A&B stock has lost more than half of its value, tumbling from $44 a share at the end of September.

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Another “Damon Dollar” Arrives

I need to start going to the Post Office more often I think.

I got another Damon Dollar today.  This one is pretty cool.

It came anonymously, however, the message that was on it was pretty cool considering today is the first day of Obama’s Presidency.


So to whomever sent this… Mahalo!

I always welcome anonymous “Damon Dollars”!

Tonight – Obama Inauguration Ball in Pahoa


Kupuna News… A Magazine For and About Hawai’i’s Seniors

The January to March 2009 issue of Kupuna News is now out.

It’s a magazine for and about Hawai’i’s Seniors and is now available online by clicking here.

It’s published quarterly by the County of Hawai’i Department of Parks and Recreation Elderly Activities Division.

So for all of you that have your Tutu’s living at home… why don’t you print out a copy of it for them.

Todays’ KO

I’ve missed a few days on my knockouts, so I’ll give you a compilation of a few in a row.


Spanking New! The White House

Hat tip to Erika Engle:

Check out this spanking new site! Barack has taken over The White House.

And someone is already blogging from there:  The White House Blog.

Welcome to the new WhiteHouse.gov. I’m Macon Phillips, the Director of New Media for the White House and one of the people who will be contributing to the blog.

A short time ago, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and his new administration officially came to life. One of the first changes is the White House’s new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world…

Another “Damon Dollar” Arrives!

I didn’t check the mail all weekend and I finally got around to doing it today.

I wasn’t pleasantly surprised that I got another “Damon Dollar“.

It came courtesy of two places: The Pahoa Museum and “Jomama’s Hostel“.  (I guess they each put in $.50 ;) )


Of course I blogged about the Pahoa Museum a few times…but only recently had I heard of “Jomama’s Hostel” in Pahoa.


Of course after receiving this dollar, I had to check out their website here.

It looks like a really nice place and the rates are also very reasonable.


You can contact JoMama’s here for more information.

Mahalo Pahoa Museum and JoMama’s Hostel!