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O Alaula—Aloha to you:—I want to tell you of some things pertaining to my travels on Hawaii. On the 6th of August, we boarded the Kilauea to sail to Hawaii. It was a fine day; we sailed that day and night.
We stopped in Kealakekua.
At nine o’clock that next day we landed at the cape of Kaawaloa. We had many thoughts when we saw that place famous in the old days. We entered the house of a chiefess, Mrs. L. K. Pratt, my schoolmate in days past. We shared aloha; we at oranges [alani] and melon [ipu], and smelled the wind of Kaawaloa, and we all boarded the steamship. Continue reading →
MRS. MARY ROBBINS, the composer of “Honolulu Harbor,” the latest hit of popular Hawaiian melody, sang her own composition on the first annual Lei day of Honolulu at Bank of Hawaii on May 1. Continue reading →
For You a Lei Day Program. The Brothers Cazimero, who just appeared in Ken Rosene’s Hawaii Contemporary Music Festival, will do an “encore” of sorts come May Day. Yep, on Lei Day—May 1—Robert and Roland Cazimero will headline a May Day concert at the Waikiki Shell. Continue reading →
Tomorrow is a great day here in Hilo; it is the day to wear lei, and everyone will be seen walking on the streets with lei.
Because tomorrow has become the day to wear lei, the Civic Club of Hilo took steps to hold a grand exhibit, and it will be shown to the public.
This event is held every year by this association, and this they expanded it by planing to have a grand entertainment at Kalakaua Square. At the same time, the queen who recently was victorious at the Holoku Ball this past month will preside while those that did not win the contest will be her attendants.
Joining in on the exhibition will also be queens chosen from the various schools of Hilo nei.
There will also be music by the Civic Club Choir, the Hawaiian Women’s Club of Hilo, and the County Band and the Hilo High School Band. Continue reading →