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Category Archive: people

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

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

My Takenoko Sushi Addiction

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As I was driving around Hilo while doing my errands, I reviewed what was coming up for the rest of the day. I smiled as I remembered that I am joining friends for… 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

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

How to Embarrass Your Teenage Daughter in Three Easy Steps

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. 1) Show up at her (new) work place My teenage daughter got her first job this summer at a local drive-in, which for non-Hawaii readers is not a… Continue reading

Let’s go to Brunch

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I get together with my good friend Merle every so often.  Our schedules are such that Sunday brunch is usually the best time for us to get together. The last time we got… Continue reading

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