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Laie Shopping Center Changes, HRI Photo Contest, Courtyard Hotel Celebrates Anniversary

Laie Shopping Center Changes

Our community’s shopping center continues to improve. Our last newsletter featured the grand opening ceremony for the new Castle Medical Center Clinic in the Laie Shopping Center. Residents and patrons will see more upgrades at the center in coming weeks.

‘Ohana Care Chiropractic will soon be moving its offices to a custom, design-built space with four separate rooms for check-in, chiropractic therapy, and massage services. ‘Ohana Care Chiropractic’s head physician, Dr. Ty Dennis, said, “These new accommodations will allow our therapists to see more patients in a professional atmosphere, and increase service to the community; we’re excited about the benefits of this move.”

The current ‘Ohana Care Chiropractic space will be reconfigured to create new restrooms for the center. The expansion includes a restroom for women and a restroom for men, both with multiple stalls, in addition to the existing family restroom. The restrooms will feature changing tables for babies, granite counter tops, porcelain floors and walls, and energy efficient LED lighting. Construction is expected to begin in the next several days.

Aissa Carreon’s “1,2,3 Lele”, 1st place in the HRI 2008 photo contest, was featured on the HRI 2009 Calendar cover


Theme: “What I Love About Laie”

Rules: see June 16, 2016 newsletter; click here or go to www.envisionlaie.com


  • 1st – One night stay at the Laie Courtyard, plus $200 cash
  • 2nd – $200 cash
  • 3rd – $100 cash
  • All other photos chosen will receive $50 cash (about 14 photos total will be selected for
    the calendar)

Submission deadline is Friday, September 16, 2016 — so send in your photos ASAP.

Please contact Liz at 293-9201 if you have any questions. Good luck!

Laie’s Hotel Celebrates its First Anniversary
– Special Local Resident Rate Offered

How time flies! Laie’s hotel recently hit its one year mark and is already celebrating its first anniversary. The Laie Courtyard by Marriott opened its doors on June 29th of last year with a grand opening and dedication on August 29, 2015. It has had an incredibly successful first year run with patronage and support coming from both visitors and residents alike.

As part of the anniversary celebration, the Courtyard team is happy to offer a special rate to local residents, as a grateful acknowledgement of the community’s support for the hotel. The local resident anniversary rate is $159 a night (includes parking/ one vehicle per room) for bookings made for stays Sunday through Thursday.

“Local residents” are defined as those residing from Ka’a'awa to Waimea, and the rate is good from August 14 to August 31, 2016. Proof of Hawaii ID and local residency is required at check-in. (The regular Kama’aina rate for all Hawaii residents begins at $189 a night and does not include parking.)

Milton Lafitaga, the hotel’s Director of Sales, said, “We are delighted to extend this special rate to our local community that has been so supportive and helpful in getting the hotel up and running.”

He added, “We certainly appreciate all that residents have done to make our guests feel welcomed in the community — at the beaches, the eateries, and in the shopping center — there is a recurring theme in our guest surveys, and it’s that they feel welcomed, and feel the Aloha everywhere they go, in and around the community”.

“Occupancy at the hotel has been strong and growing this first year, as guests look beyond Waikiki to experience true Polynesian hospitality”, remarked Lafitaga.



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Castle Laie Clinic Grand Opening, Summer Bash Fun

Castle Medical Clinic Laie

The grand opening ceremony for the new Castle Medical Center Clinic in the Laie Shopping Center took place this past Monday.

The event included remarks by Castle Medical Center officials, a blessing on the facility, the traditional untying of Maile Lei, and refreshments.

Visitors were allowed to tour the facility which includes six patient exam rooms, new state-of-the-art medical equipment, a closed-circuit television system, a separate doctor’s office, restrooms, a break area, file room, and a large front reception area.

The new clinic is an extension of the Kailua center, providing secondary and tertiary medical care, and is located in the former Bank of Hawaii space.

Dr. Marc Shlacter and his staff are in the process of relocating their offices, are now affiliated with Castle Medical, and will continue providing quality health care services to our community.

Summer Bash Fun!

The HRI / Laie Shopping Center 20th annual Summer Bash took place last weekend as part of the “Laie Days” festivities. Guests enjoyed the great entertainment, ‘ono food, and free rides and attractions for the keiki…


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Summer Bash Tomorrow Night! Castle Medical Grand Opening Monday

As part of our community’s annual “Laie Days” festivities, Hawaii Reserves, Inc., and the Laie Shopping Center are hosting the 20th annual Summer Bash tomorrow night. As always, there will be great entertainment, ‘ono food from local vendors, and free rides for the keiki.

The entertainment line-up includes Da Bruddahs, Kapena, Tenelle, A Touch of Gold, and others. Bring the whole family for good times, great food and complementary Xtreme Fun Rides!

New Medical Center Opens Monday

Also in the Laie Shopping Center…this Monday July 25th at 10 a.m., the Castle Medical Center of Laie opens with a blessing ceremony. The center cordially invites everyone to celebrate the opening of the new office, with refreshments to follow. See Castle Medical flyer below.






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“What I Love About Laie!” Photo Contest

We love our wonderful community of Laie, and we want to know what you love about this special place . . . so we’re holding a photo contest to find out!

Contest winner submissions will be featured in the Hawaii Reserves, Inc. (HRI) 2017 annual calendar, distributed to family, friends and neighbors in the community.

Aissa Carreon’s “1,2,3 Lele”, 1st place in the HRI 2008 photo contest, was featured on the HRI 2009 Calendar cover


Contest winners will receive cash prizes. Please review the contest rules below, and contact Liz at 293-9201 if you have any questions. Good luck!

Theme: “What I Love about Laie”

•1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100.
•All other photos chosen for use in the calendar will receive a cash prize of $50.
•About 14 photos will be selected for the calendar.

Contest Rules:
•Photos must have been taken in the last 5 years, and must be received by Friday, September 16, 2016.
•One entry per person.
•Please send digitized photos, 250dpi in resolution or higher and at least 2MB in size or larger, via e-mail to: contact_us@hawaiireserves.com. (Note: our server will not accept photos larger than 25MB.) While JPEGs are acceptable, TIFFs or PNGs are preferred.
•All photos must be accompanied by the photographer’s name, age (if a minor), a title, and a one sentence narrative (15 words or less) about how the photo illustrates what you love about Laie. The names of photographers will not be revealed to the selection committee until winners have been chosen.
•All winners will be required to sign a consent and use form prior to receiving a cash prize and having their photo featured in the calendar. This includes certification that the submitter owns the rights to the photo and has the express permission of all persons featured in the photo.
•Contestants must be over 18, or have their parents / legal guardians sign for them.

Good Luck!




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Kulanui Street Landscaping Project Moving Forward

Planned landscaping improvements are coming soon to Kulanui Street!

As previously announced by land management company, Hawaii Reserves, Inc. (HRI), the thoroughfare will receive some upgrades starting this week:

•Installation of irrigation lines along the grassy shoulders
•Approximately thirty-four (34) kukui trees
•Decorative hedges at the makai and mauka ends of Kulanui

The landscape improvements follow the recent expansion of the roadway and the addition of bike lanes on both sides of the street.

“Kulanui Street is one of the major collector roads in Laie and we believe these amenities will increase the beauty of the area,” said Eric Beaver, president of HRI.

Beaver also mentioned that with the installation of the new trees, residents are being asked to park diagonally at a forty-five degree angle to the roadway, and to refrain from parking at intersection corners where parked cars limit sight distance and create safety hazards. He explained that, by law, vehicles are not allowed to hang over into bike lanes or the sidewalk, and parking is not allowed along the edges or curbsides of corners.

“For these reasons, when bike lanes were initially installed we asked residents to park parallel,” said Beaver. “We later saw that diagonal parking would be a good way to balance resident concerns about a reduction in parking spaces, and safety issues.”

Conceptual digital rendering – future tree growth depicted in a mature state. (Note that cars are parked diagonally without overhang into the sidewalk or bike lane.)

The landscaping project is expected to take approximately two weeks. Residents are kindly asked to move vehicles as needed to facilitate the project work.

Cross section of plantings from landscaping plans

Questions about the project may be directed to Jeffrey Tyau, HRI Vice President of Operations, at 293-9201.

Tyau noted, “We appreciate everyone’s cooperation as these improvements are installed and the area is beautified.”




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