What’s the average cost for a traditional Thanksgiving meal for 10 in Hilo this year?
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Have you started shopping for your Thanksgiving feast yet? Be prepared as inflation and supply chain issues are driving the prices up for all your favorite food items.
County solid waste facilities will be closed for Thanksgiving.
And Laupahoehoe public pool is closed due to a significant water leak.
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What’s the average cost for a traditional Thanksgiving meal for 10 in Hilo this year? By Nathan Christophel
It seemed like everyone in Hilo was grocery shopping last weekend, with most buggies containing items, savory and sweet, for a Thanksgiving feast.
“Oh, brah. Yesterday was nuts out here,” one shopper was overheard saying to another.
If it’s over the ocean to tutu’s house you plan to go this Thanksgiving, you’ll be part of an estimated 9.7 million residents of Hawai‘i, Alaska and the U.S. West Coast who plan to travel for the holiday.
That’s according to AAA Hawai‘i. The 2% increase from last year would be an all-time record for the holiday.
In observance of Thanksgiving, all Hawaiʻi County transfer stations, recycling centers and the landfill will be closed Thursday.
The closure also includes the East and West Hawai‘i organics facilities, Hilo reload station, HI-5 redemption centers at County facilities and reuse centers.
The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 occurred at approximately 4:03 p.m. near the Solomon Islands off the coast of Australia in the South Pacific.
There is no threat of a tsunami to the Big Island or the State of Hawaiʻi, according to Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency.
Because of his stellar performance in an overtime win at home Nov. 14 against the University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo men’s basketball squad member Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones was named the Pacific West Conference Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 14-20.
Tait-Jones, a 6-foot-6-inch sophomore forward from New Zealand, had a monster game last week to help the Vulcans plant an 87-82 overtime verdict on the University of Alaska Anchorage. Tait-Jones, who has been the PacWest Newcomer and Freshman of the Year during the past two seasons, scored 28 points and had 13 rebounds against the Seawolves. He also had three assists, a steal and a blocked shot.
The Laupāhoehoe Swimming Pool has closed temporarily, yet indefinitely, due to a significant water leak, according to the Hawaiʻi County Department of Parks and Recreation.
Maurice Messina, Director of Parks and Recreation, said a few days ago staff noticed the water level in the pool initially fell approximately 2-inches in a 24-hour period. The water loss continued following the refilling of the pool.
Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers, Inc., Maui’s largest homeless shelter provider, today announced that it has received a $5 million dollar grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund—the largest private gift in the organization’s history.
Maui teen, Reagan James Miles, has earned a spot in the 2023 Callaway World Junior Championship.
Strong trades will steadily weaken, becoming moderate by tonight as pockets of heavy showers continue to focus over Windward Big Island and Maui. Strong…
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