79 years ago, Inter-Island Play Day for Women, 1937.


Under the leadership of Eliza K. Osorio and Irene K. Silva, directors of the Hilo Women’s Athletic association, 31 local girls will leave for Molokai this Sunday on the steamer to attend the fifth annual Inter-island Play Day of Women which will be held on Molokai on March 23, 24, and 25. The play festival was held two years in Hilo and a year ago on Maui.

Girls making the trip from Hilo are: Margaret Brown, Harriet Brown, Yok Lan Mehau, Christine Almeida, Pua Ho-a, Betty Watai, Elsie Watai, Mary Cootey, Virginia Asau, Margaret Kimi, [Napua] Harriet Stevens, Continue reading

Naniloa Hotel in Hilo opens, 1940.

Naniloa Hotel

In the evening of this past Saturday, the New Hotel of Hilo nei, the “Naniloa Hotel” [Hokele Naniloa] opened officially. During that time, the musical group of Ray Kinney performed the music for the opening. Something great in that performance of music to dedicate and entertain, was the singing of the mele that was composed for the hotel. Mrs. Eliza K. Osorio was the one who performed the song with her singers. Continue reading