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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...

MidWeek Staff
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...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Melvin & Bailey Miyamoto
Bailey Miyamoto’s head leans on her owner and a slight smile appears on her face. She’s happy and content, oblivious that she’s this year’s 2014...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Hannah Carnes
Nineteen high school students from across the state serve on Hawaii Meth Project’s Teen Advisory Council in order to reach out to their peers by...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Mike Kauffmann And Andrea Carr
Hundreds of feral cats and kittens roam the streets of Oahu with no place to call home. Hawaiian Humane Society only can take in so...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Philana Bouvier
In Hawaii, we love to eat, and thanks to nonprofit Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation, up-and-coming students not only can taste excellent foods, but also learn...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Michael Lilly
Historical memorials awe us with their sheer size and magnitude. One such monument sits not on a hill or in a museum, but in the...

Nicole Kato
Good Neighbors // Carol Mcnamee
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Hawaii has been a unique force in the Islands since February 1984 as the 200th MADD chapter nationwide. This year...


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