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Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Reece Nakamoto Farinas
Reece Nakamoto Farinas always knew he would end up at his family’s flower shop, but that day came sooner than expected for Beretania Florist’s sales...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Linda Kuo
What started as a means to cope with Furlough Fridays has turned into a statewide initiative to encourage a thriving dance community. Dancers Unlimited was...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Ronnie Wassill
Assistance League of Hawaii is pleased to have Ronnie Wassill as its vice president and membership chairwoman, as she volunteers with its Operation Wildlife Program...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Roxane Kimura
Roxane Kimura embarked on her journey to help others 21 years ago when her 6-year-old daughter Danica passed away. “She’s my drive to leave that...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Rev. Alex Vergara
Rev. Alex Vergara was elected president of Oahu Filipino Community Council (OFCC), and last month he took the seat vacated by Jean Jeremiah. “It was...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Taylor Hamai
Recent Iolani graduate Taylor Hamai chose to support nonprofit organization Project Dana with her One Mile Project class, an iDepartment service-learning course at the school....

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Good Neighbors // Dr. Christopher Tortora
Dr. Christopher Tortora, CEO and medical director of Hawaiian Eye Center in Wahiawa, recently returned from a trip to Myanmar and Vietnam to provide eye-care...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Brad Watanabe
Brad Watanabe encompasses the spirit of collaboration and working together. The owner of Berad Studio, which specializes in video production and postproduction, has started Hawaii...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Kristin Kato
For A Cake Life’s fifth anniversary, owner Kristin Kato teamed up with Hawaii Foodbank to help provide for the hungry in the community. “We thought,...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Betty Oshio
After her retirement as an assistant manager at First Hawaiian Bank, Betty Oshio has been with Pali Momi Medical Center as a volunteer flower arranger...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Melodee Noni Haole
Families with children who have special needs understand the feeling of searching and coming up with no answers. This is a problem Melodee Noni Haole...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Anna Winnicki
Anna Winnicki, who just graduated from Punahou School, has been a regular volunteer for the after-school program at Kauluwela Elementary School on Aala Street. Three...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Diane Cornish
You can see the ribs and hipbones on the female horse as she stands in her pen gobbling down green cubes of vegetation. She’s underweight...

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Good Neighbors // Joe Ganahl
Living in Hawaii, we are able to enjoy the beach on any given day (weather permitting, of course), and many divers, swimmers and surfers utilize...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Richel Cole
Three women have joined forces to create a community of people, products and services “For the Good” of Hawaii. Richel Cole, Chelsea Adams and Mariah...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Thomas Kohler
Traveling can be a wonderful and enjoyable excursion. We share photos of famous landmarks and beautiful scenery, and each journey allows us to grow as...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Mari Tamashiro
Mari Tamashiro knows firsthand how scary leukemia treatments can be. On a visit to Kapiolani Medical Center’s Pediatric Ambulatory Unit (PAU) for her treatment, she...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Daniel Shockley
Daniel Shockley was diagnosed with precolorectal cancer and underwent a successful colorectal surgery July 13, 2012, at Tripler Army Medical Center. During that month, he...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Chris Kanemura
Made in Hope has made it its mission to address the issues of exploitation and violence against women and children through prevention and awareness. Co-founder...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Leslie “Les” Malala
Leslie “Les” Malala was given a second chance at life. In 2005 he received a kidney transplant, thanks to help from National Kidney Foundation of...


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