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Hilo Closeness

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Letting Go for Closeness By guest blogger, Pua H. “When someone says she’s from Hilo, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?” I posed that loaded question to a good friend who… Continue reading

Ice Cream Iterations

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Ice Cream Iterations Monday Musings by Melinda M. Is it possible that our tropical heat makes imaginative entrepreneurs create ice cold concoctions in greater proportion than any other place? Like how they say… Continue reading

Momball

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by guest blogger, Shannon W. What an awesome basketball weekend. I enjoyed every moment of being a basketball mom because of tournaments like these. Hours spent in a gym all for that bright… Continue reading

It’s Here.

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It’s here. Monday Musings by Melinda M. I am married to a teacher. I have two school-aged children. So when the middle of May hits, those elements conspire and bring an almost tangible… Continue reading

My Turn!

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My Turn! Monday Musings by Melinda M. Finally, it was my turn! My turn to travel inter-island with a team! My turn to compete against “big city” teams from Honolulu and Maui. Last… Continue reading

A Night on the Town

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A Night on the Town, Hilo-Style Monday Musings by Melinda M. The opera? No. The theater? No. The art gallery opening? Nope. If those were what I wanted in a night out, I… Continue reading

Hilo’s Parade of Parades

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Hilo’s Parade of Parades Monday Musings by Melinda M. Hilo’s Merrie Monarch Parade is the best in the state, hands down. It’s got bands, it’s got community groups, it’s got the royal court… Continue reading

When Hilo Hums

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When Hilo Hums Monday Musings by Melinda M. I absolutely love Merrie Monarch week, I really do, and it’s not really because of hula. It’s because our town comes alive, puts on its… Continue reading

Hilo’s Cinderella Story

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Hilo’s Cinderella Story Monday Musings by Melinda M. Back in August, Greg LaLiberte, a Hilo dad and firefighter, and his wife Liz, mom and Hilo High teacher, decided they would get a few… Continue reading

My Go-To Place

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Monday Musings by Melinda by Melinda M. I could not believe it. How did I not see it coming? There it was: a big empty hole on Saturday, April 8. Not a bill… Continue reading