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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...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Chuck Furuya
Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya recently returned from Hawaii Island, where he and Oahu chefs hosted a wine and food dinner along with chefs from Hawaii...

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Roy Yonashiro
When you do something you love, it’s hard to break away, and Roy Yonashiro, recruitment specialist for the Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry, can relate....

Nicole Kato
Old Friends // Danny Casler
Oahu is coming off the Pacific Ink & Art Expo, which was held at Neal Blaisdell Center Aug. 2-4. Spearheading the effort was Danny Casler,...

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Old Friends // Bruce Holmberg
Shriners Hospitals for Children has made great strides in providing to keiki proper care and treatment in the Pacific Basin who have bone, joint and...

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Old Friends // Bishop Larry Silva
Like Roman Catholocism’s new Pope Francis, the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Honolulu is guided by a strong social conscience. “One of the things...

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Old Friends // Rick Blangiardi
Hawaii News Now general manager Rick Blangiardi spearheads the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, taking place Aug. 10 at Kapiolani Park this year. The walk...

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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...

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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...

Nicole Kato
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...

Nicole Kato
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...

Nicole Kato
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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