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Archives for: Christina O’Connor
Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Friendly Approach Keeps Biz Thriving
Last week, I gave an Ilio Dentals’ Teeth Treat to each of my best friend’s three dogs. By all three of their accounts – if...

Christina O’Connor
West Oahu News // Legislative Aide Running For City Council To Represent District 8
Brandon Elefante, who was born and raised in Aiea, set off for college on the Mainland after graduating from Aiea High School. But it wasn’t...

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West Oahu News // ‘WOW’ Engineering In Waipahu
In an effort to introduce young students to engineering, the University of Hawaii Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Collegiate Section will host “WOW! That’s Engineering!”...

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Entrepreneurs // Focusing On The Beauty Of The Islands
About 12 years ago, Tom Yim sold all of his belongings and left Los Angeles and a career in the fashion industry to move to...

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West Oahu News // Play Shares Real Stories From West Oahu’s LGBT Community
In an effort to highlight stories about identity and love from the LGBT community, theatre group PlayBuilders interviewed LGBT individuals in West Oahu. The resulting...

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West Oahu Coverstory // Takumi Moves to require Grade K
State Rep. Roy Takumi (Pearl City, Waipio and Pearl Harbor) recently introduced a bill that, if passed, would make kindergarten mandatory for all Hawaii children....

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West Oahu News // Kapolei Salon Seeks Prom Wear
This Sunday the community has a chance to help girls from West Oahu schools to attend their proms – including Kapolei, Campbell High, Waianae and...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Student Hopes To Kick-Start Pen Line
Like a lot of children, Grant Takara loved to build things when he was a kid. He often would spend a whole Saturday making his...

Christina O’Connor
West Oahu News // Neighborhood Board Launches Series To Discuss Sovereignty
The Hawaiian Affairs Committee of the Makakilo/Kapolei Honokai Hale Neighborhood Board will host a yearlong series, “The Sovereignty Conversation – Community Forums,” to discuss Hawaiian...

Christina O’Connor
West Oahu News // Keiki Fest Offers Films, Music
Families can spend the day watching films, listening to music and participating in keiki activities at the Ko Olina Children’s Film and Music Festival, set...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Social Media Helps Launch Clutch Line
Several months ago, Amanda Dela Cruz snapped a photo of a cup of coffee adorned with a design on the surface and posted it on...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Finding Just The Right Fit
For years, when Amy Berthiaume would visit home from Vancouver, British Columbia, where she attended college and worked in a lingerie boutique, she and her...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Imelda “Emmie” Ortega-Anderson
As a young girl, Imelda “Emmie” Ortega-Anderson grew up in a nipa hut in a small town in Laoag, Philippines. At age 9, the family...

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MidWeek Cover Story // Changing Lives Preserving The Land
Kupu provides training in green jobs for teens and young adults, providing skills that benefit the land and, in the long run, the entire state...

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Good Neighbors // Richard Emery
Last week, 140 families from across the island filed into the exclusive Pacific Club to pick up gourmet turkey dinners for Christmas. But these families...

Christina O’Connor
West Oahu News // Area Senator Running For Congress To Represent Urban Oahu
State Sen. Donna Mercado Kim, an area Democrat, announced last month that she is running for U.S. Congress to represent urban Oahu in the First...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Dave Anderson
When Dave Anderson retired from his career in the Navy, he sought out various volunteer opportunities. “I was looking for something to do and looking...

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Feature Story // Very Fishy Art
Naoki Hayashi went to college to study chemistry, but his love of the ocean, fishing and art led him to a career creating art based...

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West Oahu News // Ewa Beach Author’s Novel Aims To Teach Kids About Intuition
Intuitive studies professional and Ewa Beach resident Fran Kramer combines her love for storytelling with her passion for teaching others about the power of intuition...

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Good Neighbors // Chris Arrasmith
Like a lot of stores this time of year, Walgreens on S. Beretania Street has had a Christmas tree set up for weeks. But look...

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