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hilo hawaii: 50th Merrie Monarch Festival - 04/05/13 11:42 AM
Hilo Hawaii is HULA Hawaii! The Merrie Monarch Festival honors King David Kalakaua, Hawaii's last king. King David was born on November 16, 1836 in Puawaina, Oahu. He was elected King of the Hawaiian Islands in 1874. Hawaiian culture and arts reached new heights during King Kalakaua's reign. The King was extremely talented; he was an inventor, musician and composer. King Kalakaua is know as the "Merrie Monarch". On January 20, 1891, his reign came to an end. The yearly Merrie Monarch Festival is dedicated to the memory of King David La'amea Kalakaua. This year is the 50th year celebration of Merrie Monarch Festival that's held (4 comments)
hilo hawaii: Merrie Monarch Festival Hilo Hawaii - 04/21/12 08:36 PM
Last week I was in my hometown on Hilo in the Big Island of Hawaii. I am recuperating from a bout with cancer and going home was the perfect place to rest, visit friends and family and attend the yearly hula competition. Hilo is the location for the Merrie Monarch, a hula competition with people and hula groups from all over the world in attendance or participating. Established 49 years ago, hula troupes converge onto the Big Island annually. Seating is limited and tickets are difficult to obtain. If you are fortunate to be drawn for tickets, hotel rooms are next to impossible. Many (2 comments)
hilo hawaii: Golf in Hilo Hawaii - 04/14/12 11:55 AM
During our Hawaii trip, my husband was able to play the golf course where my brother learned to golf and caddied on as a young boy. The course is a few minutes away from my familial home in Hilo Hawaii, just a street away to be exact. The Hilo Municipal Golf Course is a championship course, the only championship course in Hilo. Developed over 60 years ago, Hilo Municipal Golf Course is the least expensive public courses in the State of Hawaii, $15 per person for 18 holes. The topography and huge banyan trees make the course simply stunning. The (4 comments)
hilo hawaii: When the Tough Get Going - 04/12/12 01:34 PM
When life gives you lemons, go home and pick guavas. I was born and raised in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. After many wonderful years in Phoenix Arizona, late 2011 I was diagnosed with phase3 of the big C. Getting a big C diagnosis can be considered the end, but not for this tough wahine from Hilo. I’ve come home to to Hilo rest, recharge, rejuvenate, and clarify my vision. My outlook has changed. I sold 71 homes just shy of 18 million sales in 2011.
Home is where your heart is, my heart is in Phoenix and in (18 comments)
hilo hawaii: 12 Days of Christmas Hawaiian Style - 12/24/11 10:05 AM
Hilo Hawaii is my birthplace, a place that I frequently refer to as home. I love going home to Hilo, it reminds me of my carefree childhood days. Celebrating Christmas in Hawaii is different from other US cities. Here people enjoy frolicking on the beach during the day and listening to Hawaiian Christmas music under star filled skies at night. Many of my childhood days were spent in a small town on the opposite side of the island. Puako is located on the Kohala Coast. Its nearby beach, Spencer Beach Park, still remains a popular beach attraction. My parents would frequently take us from Hilo to Puako on an endless trip (3 comments)
hilo hawaii: I'm Home for Christmas - 12/22/11 02:19 PM
Before leaving Arizona, I spent hours spent responding to emails. My husband and I had our prioriorties. We packed golf clubs and clothing and forgot the presents; our packing was simple. My online contact was limited during the flight from Phoenix to Honolulu. Upon arrival at Honolulu International Airport, I received an offer on one of my listings. I presented the offer to the seller and the negotiations began. The flight from Honolulu to Hilo was short but with turbulance. Visibility was scarce. Although we had showers, the rain welcomed me, a Hilo wahine home. After picking up our rental, we drove from Hilo to Waiamea. (4 comments)
hilo hawaii: From Sun City Grand in Surprise to Pebble Creek in Goodyear to HULA Hawaii in Hilo - 05/09/11 11:50 PM
The Merrie Monarch Festival is a perpetuation, preservation, and promotion of the art of hula and the Hawaiian culture. The Merrie Monarch originated in 1969 in honor of Hawaii's King David Kalakaua. King Kalaukaua was flamboyant and known as the Merrie Monarch. Each year thousands of people flock to Hilo Hawaii to watch the yearly Merrie Monarch hula competition. People who are from Hilo Hawaii refer this time as HULA Hawaii. Hula dancers representing all of the Hawaiian Islands, California, Japan and around the continental US participate in the annual festivities. Merrie Monarch is all about the love of hula and the Hawaiian (7 comments)
Whenever I feel homesick for the Big Island, I pull out some of my favorite pictures. This is Kalaniapia Waterfall on the Big Island of Hawaii north of Hilo. The cascading water is melodic at anytime of day or night. People frequently swim in the bottom of the falls. I may be away from Hilo, but Hilo is always in my heart. (19 comments)
hilo hawaii: Hawaii Travelog: Kilauea Volcano at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - 12/30/09 12:54 PM
A popular sightseeing venture on the Island of Hawaii is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. My husband and I are vacationing at my ancestral home in Hilo Hawaii. A few days ago I took my husband to tour the national park and see Kilauea, the active Hawaiian volcano located about 30 minutes from Hilo. Within the larger Kilauea summit caldera lies Halemaumau crater. Halemaumau is a circular crater that when last measured, was approximately 2,500 ft by 3,000 ft. In March 2008, scientists reported volcanic activity at Halemaumau. Since then, there is a distinct sulfur dioxide plume that can be seen from almost any lookout throughout the park. The best vantage point in (2 comments)
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