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I Shouldn’t Tell You This

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. I shouldn’t tell you about my favorite Hilo restaurant. I shouldn’t tell you because it’s already hard enough to get one of the 32 seats available for lunch… Continue reading

Empty Nesting, part II

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. So. We were full on delicious, locally sourced food. Not overfull, but too full to order that lilikoi bar on macadamia nut crust that was beckoning my name.… Continue reading

Empty Nesting Test Drive, part I

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. A weekend without the kids?? A weekend without the kids!! There was a time when that phrase would have immediately relaxed my shoulders, put a smile on my… Continue reading

Not All Nightmares Are That Bad

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. Chiara M., grade 8 Every teenager’s worst nightmare is to have to spend a night out in public with their mother and her friends. Especially if your mother… Continue reading

I Found It!

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. Living Hilo Style led me to what looks like will be a long-term commitment. I’d been looking for the perfect combination of variables to work out and I… Continue reading

808.935.0677

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. 808.935.0677 is the phone number 2,440 people of all genders and ages from our island called last year for help related to sexual assault. 808.935.0677 is the number… Continue reading

When Your Dad is Cooler Than You

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. My dad is 83. He is one of those people who make you say “83 is the new 63.” He’s always been cool in the sense that my… Continue reading

Smelling Like Book Club

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. That’s what my girls tell me when I come home from a night out with either my book club girlfriends or my other group of girlfriends – I’ll… Continue reading

Aloha Spirit Lives in Hilo

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. A dozen roses. Five gift bags stuffed with local snacks. Twenty-four cupcakes. Six balloons in the colors of the Italian flag. These generous gifts might be expected at… Continue reading

A Love Fest in Hilo

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by guest blogger, Franny Brewer A Hydroflask covered with stickers is probably the ultimate Big Island accessory (I didn’t know this wasn’t a big thing everywhere until a trip to New Mexico, where… Continue reading