Joyce Matsumoto earns her Realtor stripes in Las Vegas
sends word that she is now a full-time Realtor in Las Vegas with Prudential Americana Group. Joyce was the Halekulani's public relations director for 16 years and prior to that was P.R. manager for the Inter-Continental Wailea, now the Wailea Beach Marriott. Home prices in Vegas are low compared to Honolulu. Joyce says that buyers age 50 or over can get a new two-bedroom, two-car garage home for $240,000, "and it's 20 minutes from the bling-bling." She adds that her sister, Mary Matsuda
, is with Prudential Locations in Honolulu ...
HAWAII'S Reyna Rahman won the Ms. North America Globe contest in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Reyna also won the award for "Best Sweet Life of the Year" award and will help raise funds for the Women in Need national campaign. WIN aids low-income and abused women and helps them regain their self-esteem. Reyna's husband, Dr. Inam Rahman, was voted the contest's Husband of the Year ...
THE GIFT of a seven-night stay at a Mauna Lani bungalow is available for big spenders at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman who log 1.5 million points in the InCircle program in one year. Daily golf or spa treatments, a barbecue prepared by a private chef, a performance by hula dancers, helicopter island tour, two-hour private sunset cruise and a private airplane tour of all the Hawaiian islands with a picnic lunch are included. Quite a gift, right? All you have to do is spend enough in the stores in a year to total 1.5 million points. You get 1 point for every $1 you spend. Let me see, that adds up to quite a princely sum. On special double-point days you get 2 points for each dollar spent. Happy shopping! ...
Fasi's 86th birthday party is Aug. 24 at the Hilton
former cabinet members who served during his 22 mayoral years, will hold a "Thank You Mr. Mayor" reunion and 86th birthday celebration for him Aug. 24 in Hilton's Coral Ballroom. Planning committee members are: Sam Callejo, Joe Magaldi, Ed Hirata, Walter Ozawa, Ted Jung, Paulyne Anakalea, Gail Kotaka
and Linda Wong
. Tickets are $75. Call Magaldi at 222-2013 for information ... Ryan's Grill at Ward Centre is holding its Beer Fest. The brews will be foaming and flowing through Aug. 30 ...
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