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People Who Made A Difference

For Maui, a never-ending story

The “People Who Made A Difference” is a favorite of mine during this most wonderful time of year. Having had a hand in this annual holiday season feature since its inception 22 years ago, the stories of Maui County residents’ acts of selflessness and contributions that mean so much to ...

The Holoholo Bookmobile

They say good things come in threes. That’s certainly the case with Sara Foley, Dorothy Tolliver and Susan Werner, who joined forces five years ago to purchase a gift for the Hawaii State Public Library System: The Holoholo Bookmobile. “We decided that if we were going to give a ...

Wesley Lo

When he was the chief executive officer of Hawaii Health Systems Corp. Maui Region, Wesley Lo found a way to turn a bad day around: He’d observe an open-heart surgery. “It kept me connected to what was happening at the hospital,” he said. “It was also a reminder of why I did my ...

Don McLeish

Seven years ago, Don McLeish was on a mission to photograph some sea horses. “Underwater photography is a hobby,” he said. “I’ve taken thousands of photos of sea critters.” Sea horses are hard to find in Hawaiian waters, but a friend tipped him off: A sea horse had been spotted at ...

Na Hoaloha

Candice Carter can tell you with absolute certainty that the little things can make a big difference. “The small things really do add up,” she said. “That’s something I see every day.” Carter is the executive director of Na Hoaloha, a nonprofit organization that pairs volunteers ...

Dean Yamashita & Craig Okita

For Craig Okita and Dean Yamashita, “baseball is life” is more than just a catchy slogan — it’s a guiding principle. To say that the two men are familiar with the game would be an understatement. Okita played shortstop for Baldwin High School, then took the field for University of ...

People Who Made a Difference Past and Present

2016 Holoholo Bookmobile: Sara Foley, Dorothy Tolliver and Susan Werner Wesley Lo Don McLeish Na Hoaloha Craig Okita and Dean Yamashita 2015 A Cup of Cold Water Magdalena Bajon Judge Joseph E. Cardoza Bo Mahoe Betty ...