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Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Lee Donohue
Ten students from around the island are heading into the new school year with scholarship money thanks to Honolulu Police Community Foundation, a nonprofit that...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Lynette and Bulla Eastman
Since 2011, Convoy of Hope Hawaii has been serving thousands at its annual free outreach event, A Day of Compassion, providing those in need with...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Elaine Wong
When Elaine Wong’s husband had to undergo a stay at The Queen’s Medical Center several years ago, she noted the exceptional level of professional, caring...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Trisha Kehaulani Watson
When Trisha Kehaulani Watson first joined the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary as a volunteer six years ago, she was eager to help...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Courtney Buis
In 2005, Courtney Buis was attending college five hours away from her family’s home in Syracuse, N.Y., when she got a distressing call from her...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Schwörer Family
In the late 1990s, well before the term “climate change” had become commonplace, Dario Schwörer and Sabine Schwörer-Ammann noticed the ice on the Swiss Alps...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Tracy Lewis
A few years ago, a woman told her young daughter to wait outside of a store on the Leeward Coast while she went on a...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Emma Hathaway
Although Salt Lake teen Emma Hathaway recently was recognized for spearheading a range of volunteer efforts, she states modestly: “It is just that getting out...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Harolyn Toma
One morning last week, Harolyn Toma (left) hustled around the downtown apartment of 90-year-old Dzidra Damerel (far left), watering houseplants and sweeping and mopping the...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Mike And Joanne Wood
When Ho’omalu O Na Kamali’i, a transitional center for children who have been removed from their homes after experiencing abuse or neglect, celebrated its grand...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Jamie Boyd
After working as a staff nurse and later a nurse practitioner, Jamie Kamailani Boyd began to notice one consistent, underlying problem for many of her...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Emi Ige
On the morning of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Emi Ige’s father was finishing up his night shift as a civilian worker at the site...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Sylvia “Elsie” Foster
About 20 years ago, a 5-year-old boy whom Sylvia “Elsie” Foster knew in her Waianae neighborhood was beaten to death by his stepfather. “It was...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Suzanne Frazer and Dean Otsuki
In 2005, Suzanne Frazer and Dean Otsuki began walking along Waimanalo Beach as a way to reduce stress. But they found they couldn’t get far...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Geoffrey Paterson
As a young architect, Geoffrey Paterson was encouraged by colleagues to join the American Institute of Architects Honolulu. Now 85 years old, Paterson, a Kailua...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Michael-Logan Jordan
Last spring, Kailua resident Michael-Logan Jordan flew to Washington, D.C. in an effort to encourage Congress to maintain funding for the Arthritis Foundation. He informed...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Joanne Iwamoto
When Joanne Iwamoto, the assistant director of housekeeping at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani and Moana Surfrider, was selected to head up green initiatives at the hotels...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Dr. Greg Hurtado
If you get your teeth whitened at Hurtado Dental between now and June, you will help raise money for children here in Hawaii and throughout...

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Good Neighbors // Lehua Kaopio
When Lehua Kaopio was 13, her foster mom took her to an event through Kids Hurt Too, a nonprofit that aims to support and empower...

MidWeek Staff
Good Neighbors // Spca Volunteers
By 9:30 a.m. on a recent weekday, Candy Ching, Cyn Okido and Kelley Streadbeck already had been going about their routines in the dog kennels...


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