Woman reaches milestone

Chieko Hiwatashi celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec. 1 at the Wailuku Hongwanji social hall. The celebration was attended by her family, friends and Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, who presented a Certificate of Commendation. Hiwatashi was honored to have Tsutsui attend the celebration as she was close friends with his late grandmother. Hiwatashi keeps herself busy by sweeping and mopping her floors daily. She loves to watch classic movies, cook and play cards.