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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

Nature Unites Us

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Monday Musings from Melinda by Melinda M. So, I’ve been asked to go “on assignment.” I’ve been asked to write a story about Hoola Farms on the outskirts of Hilo and in preparation… Continue reading

How Hilo Bargains

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Monday Musings from Melinda by Melinda M. Picking up my daughter from the Kamehameha Schools bus stop at the mall, I passed by the guy who usually sells kulolo on the side of… Continue reading

A Funny Thing Happened at the ER part 2

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A Funny Thing Happened at the ER…pt. 2 Monday Musings by Melinda by Melinda M. (Here is the link to part 1) So…it was late. We were satiated. We were feeling good. Well,… Continue reading

A Funny Thing Happened at the ER–Part 1

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Monday Musings from Melinda by Melinda M. Christmas 2016. We were in Berkeley, CA visiting my sister’s family when we decide we’d spend a day playing tourist in San Francisco. The day started… Continue reading

Being a Hilo Dance Mom

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Monday Musings from Melinda by Melinda M. There are all kinds of dance moms in Hilo, many of whom are also all over the country and probably the world: ballet dance moms, jazz… Continue reading