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President Obama Endorses Candidate Neil Abercrombie for Hawaii Governor

President Obama today uploaded this youtube clip endorsing Candidate Neil Abercrombie for the Governor of Hawaii.


Brad Wolhman New Greenwell Farms Retail & Tour Manager

Media Release:

Greenwell Farms has named Brad Wolhman the new retail center & tours manager. Wolman’s responsibilities will be to oversee the day-to-day operations keeping its top priority of providing excellent customer service.

Brad Wolhman

“The Greenwell Farms ohana welcomes Brad and looks forward to his retail expertise in marketing and promotions. “We believe he possesses the dynamics and enthusiasm necessary to take us to a new level of business and customer service,” shared Tom Greenwell, general manager, Greenwell Farms.

Originally Brad hails from the state of Washington, where he had a career in law enforcement. Prior to that he was a retail business owner and manager.

Greenwell Farm tours share with visitors the Greenwell Farms history while demonstrating how Kona coffee is grown and produced from start to finish. Tours visit coffee trees that were planted in 1900 and in contrast walk through a coffee field planted seven years ago and now in full production. Guests will also visit the wet mill and hoshidana’s, dry mill and the roasting house. Japanese guided tours are also offered.

Concluding the tours, guests return to the retail center to taste freshly brewed Greenwell Farms 100% Kona coffee including many specialty roasts and flavors. The retail center specializes in featuring Hawaii made products including organic honey, chocolate covered macadamia nuts, handmade coffee ornaments, logo apparel and more, perfect for taking home or sharing with family and friends. Open daily 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Greenwell Farms legacy began in 1850 when Henry Nicholas Greenwell left England and first set foot on the fertile soil of rural Kona. Henry spent the next 40 years farming, ranching and perfecting his Kona coffee, soon exporting it to Europe and the Americas.

In 1873, the President of the Kaiser’s Exposition awarded the Greenwell’s a “Recognition Diploma” for their Kona coffee at the World’s Fair in Vienna, Austria. Today, Greenwell Farms is managed by fourth generation Tom Greenwell. Greenwell Farms grows its own coffee, and operates its processing and visitor attractions on just under 100 acres of the most productive land in the Kona District. The company purchases coffee cherry from over 300 selected farmers from the Kona region.

KapohoKine Adventures Earns Princess Cruises’ Best Tour Award for Its Big Island Zip Line Tours

KapohoKine Adventures – an adventure tours outlet based in the Big Island, Hawaii – was recognized by Princess Cruise as one of its “Best Tours” for its Big Island zip line tour.

The tour takes small groups through the incredible volcanic formations of Kilauea Volcano, lush rainforests, breathtaking waterfalls, and the amazing natural beauty found on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Princess Cruise’s C.R.U.I.S.E. (Courtesy, Respect, Unfailing In Service Excellence) customer service program began in 1999. These tour operator awards cap off a season-long effort to recognize the role that local tour partners play in passengers’ cruise experiences. KapohoKine Adventures is honored for its recognition through Princess Cruise and remain committed to providing Big Island tours that expose more people to the real Hawaii; tours that showcase the pristine natural beauty and ancient raw power of Hawaii’s Big Island.

KapohoKine Adventures is dedicated to using sustainable tourism to preserve and protect Hawaiian open space and legacy farm holdings. KapohoKine Adventures has unique access to exclusive locales normally off-limits to visitors. The company loves sharing these incredible destinations with guests through their tour packages, such as its volcano tours, lava viewing tours, and its most-popular Big Island zip line tours.

Says Tony DeLellis, co-founder of KapohoKine Adventures, “The Hawaiian word ‘kuleana’ means, among other things, responsibility. It is a very important part of the kuleana at KapohoKine Adventures to give back in any way we can. We’re honored that groups big and small, from local community charter schools to national organizations like Make-A-Wish, have approached us for help in many different ways.”

About KapohoKine

Making a Difference in the Hawaii Community
KapohoKine Adventures offers the finest Big Island zip line tours. KapohoKine Adventures was born out of a desire to explore the natural beauty of Hawaii first-hand, and then share this knowledge with guests. The Big Island zip line tour truly provide a unique, exciting and intimate experience that you will remember for years to come.

Find KapohoKine Adventures at http://www.kapohokine.com

Bed Bug “Bed Moat” to be Featured at National Pest Management Show in Honolulu Next Week

Media Release:

North Americans are very anxious about the spread of bed bugs into their homes, workplaces and schools. Only one bed bug, a pregnant female, is all that is needed to cause an infestation. Waiting until the remnants of a blood meal are on a sheet or pillow is not necessary to know that professional help is needed.

The cost of bed bug treatments can soar depending on the amount of bugs present and may get to a point where teams of professionals and many thousands of dollars are needed to control the problem.

Using a simple monitor is a cost effective solution. A new product, just launched at the Chicago Bed Bug Summit in September, 2010 called The Bed Moat is an early warning or monitor that let’s one know that bed bugs are present. The Bed Moat fits under the leg of a bed and captures bed bugs entering for a blood meal. This monitor will also catch bed bugs exiting after feeding. The Bed Moat captures bugs in its hyper polished moat. This type of monitor is extremely cost effective in numerous places including homes, dormitories, apartments, hotels, and club houses. Using a passive monitor is excellent in keeping a pest control company in check as once a location has been treated, a simple monitor, The Bed Moat, keeps guard if any bed bugs were missed during the treatment. One of the most frequent calls to a pest control company is for bed bugs. Most charge to come out for an inspection and using a dog for this initial step can cost $300.00 or more. Knowing one has bed bugs can reduce this initial cost, to approximately $20.00 per bed and will notify if further treatments are needed before an infestation is present.

Good advice is to make the bed an island, leaving a bed bug’s only passage to the blood meal (YOU!) through The Bed Moat monitor. The Bed Moat will trap any bed bugs that want to take this journey but unknowingly this trip becomes a travel of death. The use of mattress encasements is also highly recommended, giving one a sound sleep after dealing with this scourge.

Designed and developed in partnership by: David Smorenburg and licensed pest control operators, Daniel Mackie and Sandy Costa. The Bed Moat will be featured at PestWorld at the National Pest Management Association show in Honolulu, Hawaii October 20-23, 2011.