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Old Friends // Dr. Geoffrey Bannister
After working for 10 years with one another under an affiliate agreement, Hawaii Pacific University completed a merger with Oceanic Institute Jan. 1. This and...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Takeo Kobayashi
Having arrived in Hawaii in the 1970s, fashion designer Takeo Kobayashi will bid adieu to the Islands next month when he and partner Eric Chandler...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Anne Namba
In fashion, nothing is static. “You have to keep changing in order to keep current,” says Anne Namba, president of Anne Namba Designs. “You can’t...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Peter Carlisle
While others are gearing up for the approaching election season, former Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle says he has no plans to re-enter the polls –...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Makua Rothman
More than a decade after successfully conquering a 66-foot wave, surfer Makua Rothman hopes to ride a different swell of success as a musician. His...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Shawn Ching
It has been less than a year since Shawn Ching left his job as anchor for Hawaii News Now, choosing to focus on a career...

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Phil Abbot
Nearly three decades after appearing on MidWeek‘s Oct. 16, 1985, cover with then-KPOI morning co-host Robert “Rabbett” Abbett, Phil Abbot has returned to Hawaii’s airwaves....

Jaimie Kim
Old Friends // Tadd Fujikawa
Several years since becoming one of the youngest players ever to qualify for the Sony Open, Tadd Fujikawa is getting back into the swing of...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Ronald Moon
For 17 years, Ronald Moon served as Hawaii’s Chief Justice, and for his more than 30 years of work serving the state and its people,...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Ruth Heidrich
Many of us are on a perpetual search for the secret to living a long and healthy life, and marathon-running cancer survivor Ruth Heidrich has...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Tim Roe
The only rehab hospital in the state and Pacific is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and the president/CEO of the organization is hoping to...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Carolyn Sapp Daniels
Back in 1991, Carolyn Sapp (now Carolyn Sapp Daniels) was crowned Miss Hawaii and one year later, she went on to win Miss America (1992)....

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Lea Woods Almanza
It seems like a lifetime ago that Lea Woods Almanza (formerly Lea Woods Friedman) was on the cover of MidWeek on Jan. 28, 2004. Since...

MidWeek Staff
Old Friends // Leslie Wilcox
Hawaii’s own Leslie Wilcox, president and CEO of PBS Hawaii, recently was honored with a 2013 Women Who Make A Difference Award by the International...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Dennis Francis
In the publishing industry, the highest honor one can receive is Editor & Publisher magazine’s “Publisher of the Year” award. (E&P is the industry “bible.”)...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Sisters Of St. Francis
The Sisters of St. Francis, who were featured on MidWeek‘s cover Oct. 24, 2007, and the Diocese of Honolulu present November’s Song at St. Francis...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Da Braddahs
Las Vegas is nicknamed the ninth Hawaiian island, and Da Braddahs (comprised of Tony Silva (far right) and James Roche) are bringing a bit of...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Jim and Toni Leahey
It’s that time of year again when community members lace up those running (or walking) shoes for a good cause. The Susan G. Komen Race...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Rev. Chikai Yosemori
Rev. Chikai Yosemori, former bishop of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, has decades of knowledge and appreciation for the Buddhist way of life that he...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Kirk Matthews
For nearly 14 years, Kirk Matthews graced the morning news on KHON 2, but recently he has made his way to daytime newscasts, which is...

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