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What’s Up, Hilo?

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Where do I get my news? I guess it depends on the kind of news I’m trying to get.  I still subscribe to our local paper, the Hawaii Tribune Herald, even though the… Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend on Maui

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It is summer and we kicked it off with a trip to Maui! One of my friends recently suggested we visit with some of our Maui pals for the Memorial Day weekend. What… Continue reading

Hilo Ladies Sonoma Winery Stops

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We started our wine tasting day with a complimentary breakfast at the Inn at Sonoma. The quiche, fruits, pastries, pancakes were a delicious way to start the day. Our first stop was to… Continue reading

Zappos Bay to Breakers 2016 in San Francisco

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I went to Sonoma with some girlfriends. After the Sonoma portion of our trip, we planned to stay in San Francisco the night before leaving California from Oakland so that we would be… Continue reading

Sing–My Life

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Response to Daily Prompt The first thing I thought of when I got the SING prompt was karaoke.  We have a few karaoke bars here in Hilo and I have many fond memories… Continue reading

36 Hours on Oahu

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I headed to Oahu for work recently. A few years ago, I recall watching a local play about all the different people you come across while shopping at Longs. I think there could… Continue reading

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant

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Sunday nights are slow nights for restaurants in Hilo.After flying back from Oahu on Hawaiian Airlines on a Sunday evening, my family wanted a quick bite to eat. We decided to go to… Continue reading

Big Island High School Runners Rock at State Tournament

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If you have read some of my earlier posts, you know that my son is a runner. He qualified as a freshman for the Hawaii state track meet held at the Kapalama Kamehameha… Continue reading

Mother’s Day–in Hilo and Everywhere

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I am a mother. Mother of two adolescent children. They are learning to spread their wings. I am learning to let them go.  What does it mean to be a mother? It isn’t… Continue reading

Club Shoyu–A Local Product

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Have you heard of Club Shoyu? Did you know that this shoyu has been brewed in Hilo since 1947? Teruo Togashi founded the company and created the recipe for this local product. He… Continue reading