I got to hang out with friends at a wine-pairing event one evening. Kadota Liquor partnered with Young’s Market to bring Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo to Hilo. Patrick paired fine wines with a… Continue reading

It Gets Easier Every Year… 

Last Saturday, Hilo was the most happening little town!  The 23rd Annual KWXX Ho`olaule`a wowed everyone in attendance, as usual, despite being scheduled for the same weekend as the 66th annual Hawai`i County… Continue reading

My (former) life as SAHHM

Monday Musings from Melinda by LHS Contributor Melinda M. In the early ‘00s, I was a stay-at-home Hilo mom (SAHHM). Being a SAHHM had its challenges, for sure. For one, with only one… Continue reading

Friend Time–at Volcano and at Home

One of my dear friends returns home to Hilo fairly regularly to stay connected with her Hilo family.  I’m so lucky that she makes time to hang out with me too. When she… Continue reading

Parenting and My Lifesavers

Like most parents in Hilo, my children are involved in a few activities. I love that my children are involved in these activities that help them grow as individuals as well as give… Continue reading

A stroll through downtown Hilo

Monday Musings from Melinda by LHS Contributor Melinda M. A stroll. That’s what you have to do in downtown Hilo because if you walk at the pace you associate with the word “downtown”… Continue reading

What You Going Bring? Potluck Thoughts and Taegu Tofu Salad

When we get together with friends, it often is a potluck affair. In fact, even when it isn’t a potluck affair, everyone brings something anyway. Sometimes there is a theme to the gathering… Continue reading

The Hidden Talent In All Of Us

By:  Jenn K For the past year or so, I’ve been hearing about this thing called Paint & Sip.  I never really paid attention to it because, even though there’s wine involved, it’s painting. … Continue reading

My neighborhood is disappearing by doubling

Monday Musings from Melinda by LHS Contributor Melinda M. Everywhere you look, Hilo is changing. I don’t mean gentrifying. I don’t mean politically. I don’t necessarily mean demographically either. I mean physically. Yesterday,… Continue reading

Yank Sing Dim Sum in San Francisco

A few months ago, I went to San Francisco with some friends. We stayed at Hotel Vitale near the Embarcadero and the Ferry Building. Right across the street was one of the  Yank… Continue reading