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Poke (Not Pokémon) Festival

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By:  Jenn K Last weekend, Hilo was host to the First Annual Hawaii Poke Festival.  Thanks to generous organizers, I was able to attend and enjoy the many different poke varieties of the… Continue reading

An Ode to Trader Joe’s

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Monday Musings from Melinda by Melinda M. Remember how I said last week that “in Hilo [folks] always appreciate something from Trader Joe’s.”? Well that got me thinking…I know this is not the… Continue reading

The Traveling Plate : A Statewide Culinary Tour For Easter Seals Hawaii 

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By: Jenn K For 70 years, Easter Seals Hawaii (ESH) has served countless amounts of people throughout our state.  Here in East Hawaii, ESH continues to provide quality, individualized services that make it… Continue reading

Hakodate Hokkaido Holiday

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I haven’t been to Hokkaido in over 10 years.  Hawaiian Airlines flies directly to Chitose Airport in Hokkaido so we decided to take our children there for a short trip.  We took the… Continue reading

Oh me, oh my, omiyage!

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Monday Musings from Melinda by Melinda M. Omiyage (oh-me-ah-gay), n. In Japan, souvenirs are known as omiyage, and are frequently selected from products associated with a particular region. Bringing back omiyage from trips… Continue reading

Class Reunions Bring Everyone Together

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By:  Jenn K  I’m looking at you, Hilo High Class of 1989.  Summer is class reunion season, when alumni come together to celebrate and get reacquainted.  We all can’t possibly remember everyone in… Continue reading

Hilo Inter Band Concert and a Party

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The Hilo Intermediate Band played a concert at the Prince Kuhio Plaza to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend.Have you checked out the Big Island Sports Hall of Fame in the PKP?  You’ll… Continue reading

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense.

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Monday Musings from Melinda by LHS Contributor Melinda M. Civil Defense? Never heard of it. Never thought about it. Never had any experience with it. Until I moved to Hilo. (Click here to… Continue reading

Obon Season Is Upon Us! 

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By: Jenn K A few months ago, my adventure friend, Carlen, texted me that she was going to make happi coats for Obon season. Held during the summer months across Hawaii, bon odori is free to the… 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