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Category Archive: people

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

Only in Hilo: UHH’s “It’s Great to be a Teacher in Hawaii” Event

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by Misty I. Recently a Teacher Appreciation Event was held at ʻImiloa Astronomy Center for alumni of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. I attended this fun event filled with good food and… 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

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

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

You Can Go Home Again

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by Laurie H. There’s a phrase that everyone who lives here knows: “Lucky you live Hawaii.” As an MTV-addicted, British pop band-obsessed teenager growing up in Hilo in the 80’s, I didn’t feel… Continue reading

From Hilo Boy to Fitness and Lifestyle Business Owner

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By Ricky Kuntemeyer Throughout my childhood and young adult life in Hilo, I realized I owned a very special gift: being absolutely below average in everything I did. An external glance at look… 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