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  • Kupuna Achievers: Gordon and Sandy Young

    Kupuna Achievers: Gordon and Sandy Young

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:32:42 GMT

    This husband and wife pair weren't always performers, but in harmony, they work together to make a difference. 

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    This husband and wife pair weren't always performers, but in harmony, they work together to make a difference. 

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Nancy Ayotte

    Kupuna Achievers: Nancy Ayotte

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-07-05 21:10:04 GMT

    Nancy Ayotte takes her time making sure these neglected horses get extra TLC. 

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    Nancy Ayotte takes her time making sure these neglected horses get extra TLC. 

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Innovative program teaches kids how to perform life-saving CPR

    Kupuna Achievers: Innovative program teaches kids how to perform life-saving CPR

    Thursday, June 22 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-06-22 23:13:08 GMT

    This week's achievers put their whole hearts in volunteering for a non-profit called "Kids 4 CPR". Their mission is to improve cardiac arrest survival rates by teaching young children the life saving technique...

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    This week's achievers put their whole hearts in volunteering for a non-profit called "Kids 4 CPR". Their mission is to improve cardiac arrest survival rates by teaching young children the life saving technique...

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Arkie Koehl

    Kupuna Achievers: Arkie Koehl

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-06-07 21:25:35 GMT

    According to MADD, every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving accident. That's why our next achiever dedicates much of his time to making sure our roadways are safe. After retiring from an advertising career, Arkie Koehl became passionate about volunteering for MADD... 

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    According to MADD, every two minutes, a person is injured in a drunk driving accident. That's why our next achiever dedicates much of his time to making sure our roadways are safe. After retiring from an advertising career, Arkie Koehl became passionate about volunteering for MADD... 

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Lenley Hawksworth

    Kupuna Achievers: Lenley Hawksworth

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:21:18 GMT

    For the last ten years, Uncle Lenley Hawksworth has been volunteering at Pearl Harbor, but he knows firsthand of the stories told of that infamous day.  

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    For the last ten years, Uncle Lenley Hawksworth has been volunteering at Pearl Harbor, but he knows firsthand of the stories told of that infamous day.  

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Robert Omura

    Kupuna Achievers: Robert Omura

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-05-03 21:23:28 GMT

    Our next achiever hits the right notes while making a difference in others lives. 

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    Our next achiever hits the right notes while making a difference in others lives. 

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Ben and Anita Acohido

    Kupuna Achievers: Ben and Anita Acohido

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-04-19 20:59:24 GMT

    For this week's Kupuna Achievers, we recognize a husband and wife duo that love to give back to the Armed Forces together.  Ben and Anita Acohido salute those who serve - by dedicating their lives to volunteering for the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Uncle Ben served in the Army during the Vietnam War...

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    For this week's Kupuna Achievers, we recognize a husband and wife duo that love to give back to the Armed Forces together.  Ben and Anita Acohido salute those who serve - by dedicating their lives to volunteering for the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Uncle Ben served in the Army during the Vietnam War...

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Anne Hedani

    Kupuna Achievers: Anne Hedani

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-04-05 21:22:28 GMT

    This week's Kupuna Achiever is a jack of all trades, and she helps put on quite a production every year that brings lots of laughs and smiles to her community. 

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    This week's Kupuna Achiever is a jack of all trades, and she helps put on quite a production every year that brings lots of laughs and smiles to her community.

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Shirley Sypert

    Kupuna Achievers: Shirley Sypert

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 3:50 PM EST2017-03-01 20:50:40 GMT

    Our next achiever is a go-getter - and she loves volunteering as a host, teaching music, and performing arts at Star of the Sea School. Auntie Shirley Sypert loves performing and sharing the arts with others.  She has quite the experience on and off the stage - and in front of the boob tube, as...

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    Our next achiever is a go-getter - and she loves volunteering as a host, teaching music, and performing arts at Star of the Sea School. Auntie Shirley Sypert loves performing and sharing the arts with others.  She has quite the experience on and off the stage - and in front of the boob tube, as...

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  • Kupuna Achievers features outstanding seniors in Hawaii

    Kupuna Achievers features outstanding seniors in Hawaii

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 3:47 PM EST2017-02-15 20:47:42 GMT

    Kupuna Achievers -- features seniors who refuse to slow down and who are driven to lend a helping hand and make Hawaii a better place. 

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    Kupuna Achievers -- features seniors who refuse to slow down and who are driven to lend a helping hand and make Hawaii a better place. 

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Emily Fujii

    Kupuna Achievers: Emily Fujii

    Wednesday, December 28 2016 4:18 PM EST2016-12-28 21:18:17 GMT

    For many, an effective learning style is simply "learn by doing." As an honorary board of trustees member at Mid-Pacific Institute, Emily Fujii would like to spread the word about promoting academic goals that will make a difference in the lives of our youth. Even though she is not a teacher...

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    For many, an effective learning style is simply "learn by doing." As an honorary board of trustees member at Mid-Pacific Institute, Emily Fujii would like to spread the word about promoting academic goals that will make a difference in the lives of our youth. Even though she is not a teacher...

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Sarah Moriyama

    Kupuna Achievers: Sarah Moriyama

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 2:56 PM EST2017-01-18 19:56:22 GMT

    Our next Achiever is passionate about our youth, and as a retired educator -- she's always willing to reach out and teach others. Sarah Moriyama was an English teacher for nearly three decades. When she wasn't teaching,  she was volunteering on various education boards. She was also the president...

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    Our next Achiever is passionate about our youth, and as a retired educator -- she's always willing to reach out and teach others. Sarah Moriyama was an English teacher for nearly three decades. When she wasn't teaching,  she was volunteering on various education boards. She was also the president...

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Hank Chapin

    Kupuna Achievers: Hank Chapin

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-03-15 20:27:45 GMT

    Our next achiever would call himself a lifelong educator who believes in always learning.  Hank Chapin was an English professor for several decades and now he lends a helping hand volunteering at his neighborhood theater, a place he's grown very fond of over the years. But acting did not always come easy...

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    Our next achiever would call himself a lifelong educator who believes in always learning.  Hank Chapin was an English professor for several decades and now he lends a helping hand volunteering at his neighborhood theater, a place he's grown very fond of over the years. But acting did not always come easy...

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  • Kupuna Achiever: Sheila Black

    Kupuna Achiever: Sheila Black

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 3:01 PM EST2017-02-01 20:01:37 GMT

    This featured Kupuna Achiever lends a helping hand whenever needed and she believes her upbringing on the Pineapple Isle is why she has a strong work ethic.

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    This featured Kupuna Achiever lends a helping hand whenever needed and she believes her upbringing on the Pineapple Isle is why she has a strong work ethic.

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Dr. Lida Chase

    Kupuna Achievers: Dr. Lida Chase

    Wednesday, January 4 2017 3:58 PM EST2017-01-04 20:58:37 GMT

    For the last two decades, Dr. Lida Chase has been serving as a docent at the Honolulu Museum of Art, and she can paint a picture using words to describe each piece. 

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    For the last two decades, Dr. Lida Chase has been serving as a docent at the Honolulu Museum of Art, and she can paint a picture using words to describe each piece. 

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  • Kupuna Achiever: Dudley Makahanaloa

    Kupuna Achiever: Dudley Makahanaloa

    Thursday, December 29 2016 2:53 PM EST2016-12-29 19:53:29 GMT

    Our next Kupuna Achiever is passionate about getting Hawaiian men back on track when it comes to taking care of their health. 

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    Our next Kupuna Achiever is passionate about getting Hawaiian men back on track when it comes to taking care of their health. 

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  • Kupuna Achiever: Joseph Sur

    Kupuna Achiever: Joseph Sur

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 3:55 PM EST2016-11-16 20:55:04 GMT

    Our next Kupuna Achiever is shaping the future and changing lives in a unique way that is teaching others what it means to truly work while using your hands. 

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    Our next Kupuna Achiever is shaping the future and changing lives in a unique way that is teaching others what it means to truly work while using your hands. 

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Jane Wylie

    Kupuna Achievers: Jane Wylie

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 8:48 PM EDT2016-11-03 00:48:01 GMT

    For this week's Kupuna Achiever it's truly a labor of love. Jane Wylie has been stitching together quilts to give to others at no cost for the last several decades. She enjoys the tedious work behind making each quilt, knowing it will bring warmth and joy to people's lives.  Since the 1970s she...

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    For this week's Kupuna Achiever it's truly a labor of love. Jane Wylie has been stitching together quilts to give to others at no cost for the last several decades. She enjoys the tedious work behind making each quilt, knowing it will bring warmth and joy to people's lives.  Since the 1970s she...

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  • Kupuna Achiever: Ilse Lum

    Kupuna Achiever: Ilse Lum

    Thursday, October 20 2016 12:32 PM EDT2016-10-20 16:32:00 GMT

    This week's Kupuna Achiever has been serving the hungry for the last several decades. 

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    This week's Kupuna Achiever has been serving the hungry for the last several decades. 

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Honest Uyeno

    Kupuna Achievers: Honest Uyeno

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 4:22 PM EDT2016-10-05 20:22:20 GMT

    This week's Kupuna Achiever is a role model to boys in the Cub Scouts. 

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    This week's Kupuna Achiever is a role model to boys in the Cub Scouts. 

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Wallace Ohta

    Kupuna Achievers: Wallace Ohta

    Thursday, September 22 2016 4:30 PM EDT2016-09-22 20:30:41 GMT

    This week's Kupuna Achiever is extremely dedicated and loyal, with more than 16,000 volunteering hours.

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    This week's Kupuna Achiever is extremely dedicated and loyal, with more than 16,000 volunteering hours.

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Judy Cochran and Penny Garrity

    Kupuna Achievers: Judy Cochran and Penny Garrity

    Wednesday, September 7 2016 5:14 PM EDT2016-09-07 21:14:23 GMT

    Mrs. Penny Garrity and Mrs. Judy Cochran have been friends for decades. One of their favorite things to do together is to volunteer. For the last 7 years, Judy Cochran and Penny Garrity have been working side-by-side delivering "meals on wheels" every other week. They both feel sharing good laughs...

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    Mrs. Penny Garrity and Mrs. Judy Cochran have been friends for decades. One of their favorite things to do together is to volunteer. For the last 7 years, Judy Cochran and Penny Garrity have been working side-by-side delivering "meals on wheels" every other week. They both feel sharing good laughs...

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  • Kupuna Achiever: Emmet White

    Kupuna Achiever: Emmet White

    Wednesday, August 17 2016 5:03 PM EDT2016-08-17 21:03:46 GMT

    This week's Kupuna Achiever has a big heart when it comes to giving back to the community. 

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    This week's Kupuna Achiever has a big heart when it comes to giving back to the community. 

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  • Kupuna Achievers: Aurora Fruehling

    Kupuna Achievers: Aurora Fruehling

    Wednesday, August 3 2016 3:55 PM EDT2016-08-03 19:55:43 GMT

    We are excited to introduce you to Aurora Fruehling. She volunteers for a number of organizations and she's involved in a wide array of charities but one that is near and dear to her heart involves using your imagination. 

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    We are excited to introduce you to Aurora Fruehling. She volunteers for a number of organizations and she's involved in a wide array of charities but one that is near and dear to her heart involves using your imagination. 

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  • New Sunrise segment 'Kupuna Achievers' highlights vitality of senior population

    New Sunrise segment 'Kupuna Achievers' highlights vitality of senior population

    Tuesday, July 26 2016 2:31 PM EDT2016-07-26 18:31:40 GMT

    We're starting a new segment on Sunrise, called "Kupuna Achievers," featuring seniors who refuse to slow down and who are out in the community,  making a difference.  

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    We're starting a new segment on Sunrise, called "Kupuna Achievers," featuring seniors who refuse to slow down and who are out in the community,  making a difference.  

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