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Issue 69: 12 Days of Kitemas

On the first day of Kitemas my true love gave to me: Kite Repellent for my Pear Tree On the second day of Kitemas my true love gave to me: Two Delta Doves and Kite Repellent for my Pear Tree On the third day of Kitemas my true love gave to me: Three Camera Lens […]

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Issue 69: Holiday Shopping for Kitefliers

Carole Town- Wendy’s Kite Shop is available at Lowes Home Improvement Store: The site Zazzle has over 9,000 kite items listed: Amazon Books has 94,022 hits for kite books: Drachen Foundation On-Line Store for the discerning shopper:’s Café Press items have something for everyone: AKA Logo gifts: Café […]

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Issue 69: Featured Store – Let’s Fly A Kite

Each month we’ll be featuring one of the fine retailers who have been so supportive of Kitelife and other areas of the kiting community…The retailers you’ll find here are established, proven vendors. Let’s Fly A Kite 14225 S.P.I.D. Suite #5 Corpus Christi,TX 78418 Phone: 1-866-949-4909 Floor space: 800 sq. ft. warehouse 150 sq. ft […]

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Issue 69: Empty Spaces (Marty Sasaki and Erv Crosby)

  Marty Sasaki 1954 – 2009 With a most saddened heart I am sorry to have to tell you that our dear friend, Marty Sasaki, passed away, in hospital, last Saturday morning of sepsis. Marty’s body will be cremated sometime this week.  Marty’s long-time and dearest partner, Joanne Klys (rhymes with “eyes”), is responsible for […]

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Issue 69: Cape Fear Kite Festival

I hadn’t been to North Carolina as a kite flier in quite a few years and always enjoyed it in the past, so I was all over it when Hunter Brown called with the chance to attend the 4th annual Cape Fear Kite Festival in Wilmington Beach and present a Rev clinic for folks from […]

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Issue 69: Lincoln City Fall Festival

Ah, Lincoln City, how I love thee! As I’ve discussed before, this is where I first flew a kite, and I suspect I have been to more festivals on this beach than any other. Which suits me fine. Despite it being a little short on actual sand when you compare to places like Long Beach […]

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Issue 69: SPI Competition

November 7-8, 2010 It was great to have the South Padre Island Kite Competition/Festival back on the calendar this year. This event is run and sponsored by Windchasers Kite Shop owned by Guy Blatnik. And I have to say, this year’s festival is one that none of us will forget. Usually, you can say that […]

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Issue 69: Kites Over Granbury

The 3rd annual Kites Over Granbury kite festival was held in Granbury, TX this past Oct 17th-18th.  Stef and Roger Gaines, owners of Family Fun Kites in Granbury, organized the event, with mucho assistance from Dallas Oliver (member of the Dallas Area Kitefliers Association (DAKO) and all-around good guy).  The event, held every third weekend […]

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2009 AKA Convention: Day 6

Holy smokes was it cold this morning! While there were rumors of impending snow, the skies managed to stay pretty clear for the better part of the day… Indeed, it was quite cold with 30 degree weather, down as low as 17 degrees with wind chill, yet everyone who made it out to the field clearly […]

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2009 AKA Convention: Day 5

We appeared to have a larger number of particiants in our morning workshops today, likey due to the influx of fliers who showed up yesterday (late arrivals) and due to the wide appeal of today’s offerings… “Yellow, Red & Blue; OH! And Violet” by John Pollock in which he demonstrated painting techniques on fabric, color […]

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