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Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Wendy Calio-Gilbert
Wendy Calio-Gilbert might be a familiar face to keiki who loved Imagination Movers on the Disney Channel. The Filipina-American actress plays Nina, a fun and...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Joe Broc
Paddling seems to run in Joe Broc’s veins, as he paddles with Manu O Ke Kai Canoe Club during the regatta summer season. He also...

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Old Friends // Afatia Thompson
Afatia Thompson has been known for his soothing R&B vocals and island flavor, and this talented artist, who started taking over his parents’ company, Tihati...

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Old Friends // Old Friends: Elizabeth Watanabe
As the saying goes, “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.” But Elizabeth Watanabe is making sure that everyone can do so. “The...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Edgy Lee
Edgy Lee has made it her mission to educate the rest of the world about Hawaii culture. The founder and executive director of Pacific Network...

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Old Friends // Willie K
Many locals know legendary singer Willie Kahaiali’i, better known as Willie K, for his soothing vocals and fantastic guitar skills. But these days, Kahaiali’i is...

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Old Friends // Ralph Goto
As administrator of the Ocean Safety and Lifeguard Services Division, Department of Emergency Services, City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, Ralph Goto has been nothing...

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Old Friends // John Fink
With shows such as Keeping up with the Kardashians and The Office taking up prime-time space on Hawaii television, it’s nice to know that KFVE...

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Old Friends // Tuffy Nicholas
When Tuffy Nicholas left Maui about a year and a half ago, he still had his love for circus flowing through his veins. He opened...

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Old Friends // Eddie Flores
Eddie Flores of L & L Hawaiian Barbecue has been keeping busy not only with his business, but also with a new book, community work...

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Old Friends // Michael Tam
For 52 years, Martin & MacArthur has been Hawaii’s fine furniture maker, and CEO Michael Tam has been expanding the company since 2008, a time...

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Old Friends // Chuck Boller
Hawaii International Film Festival, known to frequenters of the screenings as HIFF, celebrates its 33rd anniversary this year and its 13th annual Spring Showcase, which...

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Old Friends // Guy Hagi
It’s an exciting time of the year, but Hawaii News Now weather anchor Guy Hagi says that even with life-threatening surf and winter storms, Hawaii...

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Old Friends // Al Waterson
Showman extraordinaire Al Waterson has an extensive background in music – singer, emcee, actor, voice-over talent and recording artist – and has performed not only...

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Old Friends // Patricia Tummons
Patricia Tummons is loving life and loving her job. As the founder of Environment Hawaii, started in 1990, she is able to provide interested readers...

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Old Friends // Mark Mugiishi
Mark Mugiishi is a jack-of-all-trades. From 1989 to 2009, “Doc” coached Iolani’s high school boys basketball team and accumulated more than 400 wins, 10 ILH...

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Old Friends // Benny Rietveld
In his youth, Benny Rietveld enjoyed playing all types of musical instruments. “When I was growing up, I was playing a lot with my cousin...

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Old Friends // John Tonry
With the recent meteorite scare that hit Chelyabinsk, Russia, earlier this month, the research and development of ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) is even...

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Old Friends // Kathy Muneno
Kathy Muneno might be a familiar face to many as weekday evening anchor for KHON2 News. But offscreen, she does many amazing things for the...

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Old Friends // Lynne Boyer
When Lynne Boyer was featured on MidWeek‘s cover Aug. 7, 1985, she was a renowned surfer who pioneered the concept of professional surfing. “We were...


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