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Not Your Average Sports Club

In 2018, three Lanai High & Elementary School (LHES) coaches recognized the need for more opportunities for high school basketball players on Lanai to improve their skills outside of the regular school day through training, drills and competing against teams off-island. Christian Yumol, who was coaching a Maui Club team at the time, witnessed how […]

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Lanai Hosts First Pride Parade and Resource Fair

Despite the clear blue skies, rainbows abounded at Lanai’s first Pride Parade and Resource Fair on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The event, which took place around Dole Park, attracted approximately 250 people from the community and Maui. Many gathered for the parade at 9 a.m., some making the impromptu decision to jump in and follow […]

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Where Are They Now – Blaise Dimaya

When Blaise Dimaya graduated from LHES in 2017, he had a plan. He knew that joining the military would provide him with great opportunities and benefits. That’s why a month after his graduation ceremony, he packed his bags and headed off to boot camp. Blaise started his career with the military in Chicago, Illinois, at […]

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Around the Square: Dr. Sharon Liden

Over 20 years ago, Sharon Liden, Ph.D. LMFT moved to Lanai from Maui. Originally from California, Dr. Liden pursued a career as a teacher before realizing her passion resided more in understanding how students felt about learning than the act of teaching them. Her career pivot led her to obtain licenses in Marriage Family Therapy […]

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A community honors its departed

Written by Nelinia Cabiles, Managing Editor, Lanai Today Originally published in the June 2022 issue of Lanai Today. We recognize the proper use of the Hawaiian language including the ‘okina [‘], a glottal stop, and the kahakō [ō] or macron (e.g., in place names of Hawai‘i such as Lāna‘i). However, these have been omitted from […]

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Where Are They Going – LHES Class of 2022

We caught up with a few members of the LHES Class of 2022 before they embarked on a new chapter in their lives. Here’s what the graduates plan to do now that they’re finished with high school: Faith Arruiza What are you most looking forward to now that you’re a high school graduate? Something that […]

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Father’s Day on Lanai

To celebrate Father’s Day, we asked people around town to share special memories of their fathers. Here’s what they had to say: Alan Amby, Jr. Father: Alan Amby, Sr. What is your fondest memory with your father? My fondest memory would be when I shot my first Uku (Hawaiian Blue-Green Snapper) spearfishing with my dad. […]

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