The Numbers & the Cost Raising children comes at an expense. There is the physical and emotional toll, and then there’s the substantial dollar cost. That annual cost is estimated to be $12,980 per child. 17.4% of our Big Island population lives in poverty. Females aged 25 – 34 make up the largest demographic. Even […]

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Whether you’re a parent, older sibling, family friend, or fellow keiki – you want to give gifts that the keiki you love will adore. Here are 12 gifts you can get for that special child – featuring some of our local vendors (in NO particular order). Let us know which ones you picked up in […]

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They tell me – It’s gonna fall apart, it’s gonna rot. No – that’s the tree left sitting out in the open in nowhere. Those rot, but once you mill it up and turn it into lumber it’s fine. Jeff Gomes – Hawaii Bookmark So What is Albizia? Albizia refers to a subgroup of the […]

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At Yoga Centered, the spirit of Aloha inspires everything we do – from the way we teach & practice to the intention we put into the merchandise we select for you. This week, Kamaka takes a Vinyasa Flow class from Molly, a beginner class that is great for everyone and anyone to try. Yoga for […]

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Tiffany and Luke Golden, owners of Kula Shave Ice in Hilo, HI, hand craft their syrups with only the best ingredients. It’s their mission for the community to be able to enjoy the best version of this classic treat. They even have Keto options! Ice Shave Shave Ice If you walked around Hilo Farmers Market, […]

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Try something new today! Hillary, owner of Pole HI, Pole Dance Hilo, isn’t just an instructor, but a licensed mental health counselor with her masters in Counseling Psychology. She explains how it’s not just pole dancing for fitness, but is also therapy and can be covered by insurance. Give it a try and empower yourself […]

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Kulia shares the story of Simply Sisters by Lola Miller Designs that was established in Hilo back in 2011 and named after Lola’s hula sisters. She’s joined with models, Raynn and Miya, as they have a fashion show in their flagship store! The Brand Simply Sisters is a brand of clothing made in Hawaii. It’s […]

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Nikki, owner of Cupcakes, BOOM, shares her passion for cupcakes and community. Learn about her journey that started 7 years ago in a two bed room house and her big plans for the future! What’s your favorite flavor? Cupcakes…. BOOM! If you need a quick fix for artisanal deserts in Hilo, you need not venture […]

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Bryson Murata, owner of Nobu’s Therapeutic Massage in Hilo, was born into this profession as both his parents are Shiatsu Therapists. He teaches us the different techniques he uses including Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Swedish and Sports Massage. Can Kamaka handle some of the intimidating tools he uses for muscle blading? Kamaka Gets Cracks Bryson […]

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Lai Sha, a wife, mother, breast cancer survivor and businesswoman with a story to tell. After being diagnosed with cancer six years ago, she began the Kumumea project. Learn what inspires her, how she’s helped give back to the community and her plans for the future! Kumumea and the concept of Kaona It takes a […]

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