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Only up Mauka: Pu’u O’o Trail

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By Misty I. July 3, 2019 It’s summer, are your kids going crazy at home yet? Get them off their devices and force, I mean encourage them to go on a hike with… Continue reading

Girlfriend Trip to Hokkaido — What to pack?

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My friends and I decided to take a trip to Japan. Since it is summer, we wanted to avoid the humidity that is expected in Tokyo so we decided to go to Hokkaido… Continue reading

Only Easy: Baseball Player Greek Pasta Salad

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By Misty I. June 26, 2019 If I let my son pick a “snack” before or after baseball he often wants to go to Island Naturals for their Greek Pasta Salad. It’s good,… Continue reading

Mohala’s Bayfront Fish and Chips

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One Saturday, my daughter wanted a sandwich from Makani’s Magic Pineapple Shack. I wasn’t quite in the mood for a sandwich and right next door is Mohala’s Bayfront Fish and Chips. It used… Continue reading

Only Easy: How to Make Boba Pearls

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By Misty I. June 19, 2019 I’ve loved lemonade since my favorite song was “My Sharona.” Recently my son had a lemonade stand project in his class. His wonderful teachers Ms. Shimizu and… Continue reading

When Brother Visits Hilo

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My brother and his family came to Hilo to help celebrate Steven’s graduation from Hilo High School. We had a great time hanging out with my nephew Max! After the graduation ceremony, we… Continue reading

Only In Puna: Puna Hongwanji’s Temple Chef Cooking Contest

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By Misty I.June 12, 2019 “Alleze Cuisine!!” Do you remember that phrase? It’s from Iron Chef Japan. I used to love watching that show. This past weekend Debra Ching-Maiava, Mike Miyahira and I… Continue reading

Sunset, Stars, and Glow Golf at Makani Golf Club

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You know the golf course in Pu’uanahulu you see on the makai side of the road that is near the beautiful jacaranda trees? Near Pu’u Lani and Pu’u Wa’a Wa’a? That golf course… Continue reading

Only Easy: Six Sisters’ Grape Salad

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By Misty I. June 5, 2019 Do you have 10 minutes? If yes, you can make this recipe for grape salad. Although it’s a “salad” it’s really a dessert from http://www.sixsistersstuff.com that I… Continue reading

Hilo DIY: Handmade, Budget-Friendly Graduation Sign

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by Tracie Yoshimoto, Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo Congratulations to the Class of 2019 and their ‘ohana! It’s wonderful to see graduates, their family and friends beam with pride throughout the commencement ceremony.… Continue reading