Joshua Shon

Oahu Boy Scouts Experience Lanai

A team of Boy Scouts and Scout leaders from Oahu spent five days on Lanai in July, camping, volunteering, and experiencing some of the island’s most beautiful and treasured spots. This trip was special for Boy Scout Troop 137 out of Pearl City because it was everyone’s first time setting […]

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Lanai Special Olympics Athletes Stroke to Victory

Shane “Kalei” Hanog, Trevor Sarme and Jared Sugiyama were serving as recreational assistants at the Lanai Community Pool when they were approached by their manager, MaryLou Kaukeano, with an important assignment: they were asked to coach Lanai’s Special Olympics swim team. Founded in 1968, Special Olympics Hawaii aims to provide training and […]

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Giving back through volunteering: Part 1

After retiring from their jobs on Oahu, Debbie Wheeler and her husband, Alan Calhoun, moved out to Lanai for a more serene lifestyle away from the crowds and hustle of Honolulu. Although the pace on Lanai is slower, they both manage to stay very active in the community and have […]

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For the Love of Limu

Kupuna may remember a time when the Maunalei shoreline flourished with limu, an edible seaweed. But over the years, runoff from streams brought a fine-grained soil called silt to the ocean. The silt caused an unsuitable floor, making it difficult for limu to attach and grow. Working with the nonprofit […]

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2019 Pineapple Festival is Back

Every year the beloved Pineapple Festival celebrates Lanai’s culture, music, community and the island’s pineapple past. The 2019 celebration is packed with a mix of activities and entertainment that the whole family will enjoy. Come down to Dole Park and join the fun on Saturday, July 6, from noon to 9 p.m. […]

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A Floating Classroom: Hokulea Returns to Lanai

LHES Hawaiian studies coordinator Simon Tajiri vividly remembers the sound of oli and pu welcoming Hokulea and sister canoe Hikianalia into misty Manele Bay in 2013. From there, the voyaging canoe embarked on its worldwide voyage, sailing over 40,000 nautical miles in 3 years, traveling to 23 countries and more […]

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