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Category Archive: people

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

These are the people in my neighborhood…

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Monday Musings from Melinda by Melinda M. One of the things I love about Hawaii in general and Hilo in particular is how diverse the neighborhoods are. I don’t mean “diverse” ethnically, because… Continue reading

A Teen’s Eye View

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by Siena M.* What’s life like in Hawaii? Paradise? Heaven? In a way, one could say so. For as long as I can remember, I have believed Hawaii to be a place free… Continue reading

Living Hilo Style 2016 in Review

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Living Hilo Style (LHS) published its first blog post in October of 2015. Since that time, all the writers for Living Hilo Style have had a great time reflecting on family, friends, Hilo,… Continue reading

Thanksgiving Traditions

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Monday Musings from Melinda by Melinda M. Thanksgiving’s coming! Are you ready?!  (Read about last year’s Thanksgiving post here.) I remember my first Hawaii Thanksgiving: I was fresh off the boat from college,… Continue reading