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Posted by visualsounds on 01-20-2006 at 16:06
I bought four boxes of tagalong girlscout cookies this weekend...but I only have one left :*(

Does anyone know where they might be lurking some time soon so I can reup my supplies?

bird is the word
Posted by visualsounds on 01-08-2006 at 10:09
So, I just did a massive cleaning job on my room and I have a bunch of clothes and jewelry and knickknacks that I don't know what to do with...is there any place near Hilo I can donate this stuff to??


Big Island Events

Posted by kapuhi on 12-09-2005 at 12:49
From the Honolulu Advertiser.. in case anyone needs something fun to do!

The indicates
admission is $5 or less, or free. Full-price admission is listed; *
denotes discounts (or free) for students, seniors, military, members,
children and/or advance purchases. Call venue for details.


The Mark Twain Festival, Jerry Tracy presents selections from Twain's
writings about Hawai'i, 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday, Na'alehu Theatre,
Hilo; $10. (808) 929-9133.

"The Nutcracker," Island Dance Academy presents the full-length ballet, 7
p.m. today and Saturday, Palace Theatre, Hilo; $10*. (808) 934-7010.

Sing We Now of Christmas, traditional carols and modern holiday songs by the
Waimea Community Chorus, 7:30 p.m. today, Parker School Theater;
repeats 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday; $10*. (808) 883-2526,
(808) 881-3848.

Wintersongs, Eastern European holiday music performed by the ensemble Kitka, 8 p.m.
today, Kahilu Theatre, Waimea; $25, $30, $35. (808) 885-6868.

Ska for Christmas, concert with Go Jimmy Go, Technical Difficulties and
Kanalo, 9 p.m. today, Uncle Mikeys, Hilo; 21 and older; $10. (808)

Hula Kahiko, performance by Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali 'Ala O Puna Nanawale,
10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, with demonstrations of Hawaiian arts and
crafts at the art center, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Hawai'i Volcanoes National
Park's pa hula platform; free. (808) 967-8222.

Passport to International Cultures, sample foods from China, Japan, Italy,
Hawai'i and more, with taiko drums, musical entertainment and a visit
from Santa Claus, 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Waikoloa Kings' Shops, Kohala
Coast; $15*. (808) 886-8811.

"Stripped & Teased," scandalous stories with subversive subplots from
Kimberly Dark, followed by "None of the Above," comedy by Jennifer
Lanier, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aloha Theatre, Kainaliu; $25*. (808) 322-2122.

Christmas Present/Christmas Past, carols and holiday music performed by the
Volcano Festival Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Kilauea Military Camp
Chapel; free. (808) 985-7192.

"Master of Kiho'alu," slack-key guitar music by John Keawe, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium; free. (808) 985-6014.

Movies Under the Stars, films screened at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Kings' Keaka at
the Waikoloa Kings' Shops, Kohala Coast; $5*, bring blankets and lawn
chairs. (808) 886-8811.

bird is the word
Posted by visualsounds on 11-27-2005 at 00:20
Perhaps you guys can help me...

I'm looking for a place to get my hair done...color and cut..but I'm short on cash..and I can't find anything under $120! :(

I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations?

what kind of hippie name is Summer?


Posted by stephbairey on 11-05-2005 at 20:35
Aloha kakou! Some of us are getting together for dinner in Hilo this week, and I thought this would be a good central place to post the details. Anyone and everyone are invited!

The latest plans (updated Nov 5, subject to change based on people's schedules and preferences)


When: Tuesday, November 8th, 6:30 pm
Where: Miyo's -- 400 Hualani Street, Hilo, 935-2273
Japanese food with vegetarian options, not sure about vegan but high hopes
Moderate prices; entrées $10-$16
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What: Dinner and meeting friends! Bring S.O.s or friends or come alone, no one bites
Other: Everyone pays for their own meal (of course)
Miyo's is BYOB so bring some wine or saki if you'd like
If you need a ride, just ask! People are coming from South Puna so there are cars available
We'll need to make reservations, so please RSVP with number of people

Hope to see you there!


Make a Difference Day

Posted by thor_leifson on 10-15-2005 at 11:01
I thought I'd drop a note here to all the folks in the Hilo area just to let them know that October 22nd is Make a Difference Day at UH Hilo. If you're interested in helping clean up the campus and the like, there's two or three free meals and very likely a free tee shirt in the offering for you.

Ah... Here's the posting on the University website:

Make A Difference Day
Saturday, October 22, 2005, 8:30am to 1:00pm

@ UH Hilo campus

Join us for a morning of fun, grinds (continental breakfast/lunch), working with the aina(land)and other projects beautifying our campus!! Sign-up with your t-shirt size for a MaDD t-shirt with an awesome new logo designed especially for UHH MaDD!

Gather on the Campus Center Plaza at 8:30am and move on to various campus sites. Contact Trisha Atwood, trishaa@hawaii.edu or call 933-0732.

Special Restrictions: Must wear covered shoes and sunscreen. Hat and old clothes useful but optional.


Serenity, Opening Sept. 30th

Posted by cyriael on 09-24-2005 at 13:54
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Hi folks. I'm recently moved back to the Hilo area and I'm looking to go to see Serenity (The Firefly) movie sometime when it comes out. There any other fans planning to go? I already tried to talk my younger brother into going with me but he said it's 'not his thing'.

Ah well.

what kind of hippie name is Summer?

Article about Puna/Kalapana from LA Times

Posted by stephbairey on 09-07-2005 at 13:19
[I've run across this article five or six times now -- I have Puna news alerts sent to my computer -- and keep thinking about posting it here. It's a decent description from someone who doesn't live here. :) ]

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Upcoming Dance

Posted by stephbairey on 09-02-2005 at 17:28
Hilo contra dance - Saturday, September 24
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
YWCA of Hawaii Island, 145 Ululani Street, Hilo (downtown, near McDonalds & Sack&Save)

Featuring Live Music by "Hilobillies"
calling by Cindy Holmes

Your $7 contribution helps cover costs.

New dancers always welcome. No experience or partner necessary.

Please come on time and bring lots of friends!!!

See website at http://www.contradancehawaii.com

More information: Cindy @ 938-7310 or cindy@contracaller.com

what kind of hippie name is Summer?

Upcoming BI Events

Posted by stephbairey on 08-26-2005 at 18:02
√ = admission free or under $5
"today" = 8/26/05

"Waiting to Inhale," unrated documentary on the legalization of medical marijuana, 7:30 p.m. today, Aloha Theatre, Kainaliu, Kona; repeats 7:30 p.m. Sunday; $6*. (808) 322-2122.

√ Bon Dance, 7 p.m. today, Nichiren Mission, Hilo; free admission. (808) 959-8894.

"Burn This," Lanford Wilson's two-act drama directed by Jason Scott Lee and Justina Mattos, 7:30 p.m. today, Ulua Theatre, Volcano Village; continues 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, through Sept 3; $25. (808) 936-1193.

√ 2005 Na Mea Hawai'i Hula Kahiko, traditional hula and chant presented by Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali 'Ala O Puna, 10 a.m. Saturday, hula platform facing Halema'uma'u crater, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park; also, crafts demonstrations and sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Volcano Art Center; free, park admission fee may apply. (808) 967-8222.

√ 2nd annual Hawai'i's World Heritage Festival, cultural traditions presented through food, music, dance and arts and crafts, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Kalakaua Park, Hilo; free. (808) 933-9772.

√ Aloha Festivals' Royal Court Investiture, crowning of the court with hula by Halau O Kekuhi and traditional chants by Ulunui Kanaka'ole Garmon, noon Saturday, rim of Halema'uma'u crater, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park; free, park admission fee may apply. (808) 967-8222.

Woodsong Acoustics, guitarists Adam Werner, Chris Yeaton and John Keawe perform, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aloha Theatre, Kainaliu, Kona; $20*. (808) 322-2122.

√ Bon Dance, 8 p.m. Saturday, YBA in Pahoa; free admission. (808) 966-9981.

√ Bon Dance, 8 p.m. Saturday, Hongwanji Mission, Honohina; free admission. (808) 966-9777.

√ 2nd annual Waimea Festival, appearance by the new Aloha Festivals royal court, entertainment by Sonny Lim & Friends, Brittni Paiva, Leabert Lindsey and others, Paniolo Best Dressed Contest, line dancing lessons, cultural exhibits, food booths, arts and crafts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Parker Ranch Center, Waimea; free admission. (808) 329-0833, www.parkerranch.com.

√ Concert at the Palace, performances by the Merrie Monarchs and Halau Na Pua Ui O Hawai'i to honor King Kamehameha III, 4 p.m. Sunday, Hulihe'e Palace, Kona; free. (808) 329-1877.

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