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Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Kamalani And Kekoa Manner
Seven years ago, Kamalani and Kekoa Manner, ages 5 and 10 at the time, announced to their mother Leilani Rasa that they wanted to start...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Celeste Nakamoto Farinas and June Nakamoto
A few years ago, a man gave a rose to a stranger – an older woman he happened to pass on the street – after...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Jessica Munoz
A few years ago, North Shore resident Jessica Munoz began researching statistics on human trafficking while writing her thesis in nursing school. What she found...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Mahealani Sims-Tulba
One day after school last year, Mahealani Sims-Tulba came home in tears. When her mom pushed her to talk about what was wrong, Sims-Tulba revealed...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Dennis Hida
In 2007, Dennis Hida was flipping through a magazine when he came across an article on a former tennis player who had launched a clean...

Christina O’Connor
Good Neighbors // Amy Brinker
The way Amy Brinker sees it, the food system in Hawaii currently stands on something of a tipping point. “People are realizing that convenience and...

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...

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