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Category Archive: people

Pacific Tsunami Museum Event

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A fundraiser was held recently at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel for the Pacific Tsunami Museum. At this fundraiser, we honored the “Legacy of Aloha” and support that the Taniguchi family and KTA Super… Continue reading

Small Town

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Monday Musings from Melinda M. Chiara M. In the twelve years I have lived in our small town of Hilo, I’ve noticed the connection between everyone is strong. As in, everyone knows everyone. Literally.… Continue reading

Friend Time–at Volcano and at Home

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One of my dear friends returns home to Hilo fairly regularly to stay connected with her Hilo family.  I’m so lucky that she makes time to hang out with me too. When she… Continue reading

Birthday Parties, Hilo Style

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Monday Musings from Melinda by LHS Contributor Melinda M. No Chuck E. Cheese. No laser tag. No more bowling or pool rental or dollar movie theater. No magician or clown (Yummy is now… Continue reading

Is it a Hilo Thing?

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Monday Musings from Melinda by LHS Contributor Melinda M. Thinking about eating out in Hilo tonight? In the morning? For an afternoon snack? If so, you could go to Ken’s…or Kenichi’s…or Don’s. What… Continue reading

You Would Never See This Happen in Honolulu!

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By LHS Contributor Jodilyn K. These three young women (soon to be high school freshman) from Hilo qualified for what is referred to as the West Zone Tennis Team Championships.   Six boys and… Continue reading

Uchinanchu

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Monday Musings from Melinda by LHS Contributor Melinda M. Ok. At the risk of being offensive, I will admit that, until I moved here, I didn’t know what or where Okinawa was. I… Continue reading

An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

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By: Jenn K Recently, KTA Super Stores held its annual Safety Poster Contest awards and dinner at its Puainako location. It was the last one for this year which followed similar affairs in… Continue reading

Mother’s Day–in Hilo and Everywhere

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I am a mother. Mother of two adolescent children. They are learning to spread their wings. I am learning to let them go.  What does it mean to be a mother? It isn’t… Continue reading

Club Shoyu–A Local Product

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Have you heard of Club Shoyu? Did you know that this shoyu has been brewed in Hilo since 1947? Teruo Togashi founded the company and created the recipe for this local product. He… Continue reading