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Where Are They Now – Matthew Barsatan

Since graduating from LHES in 2011, Matthew Barsatan has been busy pursuing a career in electrical installation. He worked at Island Air while attending Honolulu Community College, earning his associate’s degree in applied science-electrical installation and maintenance technology. After graduation, he continued on the path to become a licensed journey worker and scored an electrician […]

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Celebrating 13 Years at Lanai Culture and Heritage Center

For 13 years, Lanai Culture and Heritage Center has illuminated the rich history and culture of Lanai for visitors and residents alike. Each person who enters the center walks into curated experience that reflects almost 1,000 years of history on Lanai. Those who take the time to stroll through the museum’s collection leave with a […]

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What’s Your New Year’s Resolution

Kenneth Manuel, Hailey Calderon, Delaurie Dameg, and Gina Anton

In honor of the new year, we asked residents around town what their resolutions and goals are for 2020. Here’s what your neighbors and friends hope to accomplish this year: Joey Coelho: Live a healthier life. Kenneth Manuel: Finish army training in Georgia. Specialty areas are: signals, internet, and satellites. Hailey Calderon: Attend barber school […]

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La Hana Helps Preserve Lanai’s Culture and Resources

From the uplands of Hii to the Waiaopae fishpond, the storied places of Lanai preserve pieces of our island’s history while offering lessons in culture and sustainability. Caring for these special sites and spending time with family and friends is the essence of La Hana. La Hana, meaning “workday” in Hawaiian, is designed to bring […]

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Kahiau Project Brings Holiday Cheer to Families in Need

Despite the challenges that COVID-19 has thrown us this year, the Kahiau Project is still trying to ensure that all Lanai families have a merry and bright Christmas. In the past, the organization provided gifts from the angel tree; however, COVID-19 safety precautions have forced the gift-giving to take on a slightly different format. This […]

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It’s Time for Lanai’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Lanai, the first Saturday in December is reserved for the annual tree lighting ceremony. For more than 20 years, residents have gathered for the lighting of the Christmas tree to officially kick off the holiday season. Festivities begin on Saturday, December 7 in front of the old Dole Administration building on Lanai Avenue at […]

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Take a Walk Through Time at Lanai Culture & Heritage Center

Since 2007, the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center has been a place for residents and visitors to discover Lanai on a deeper level. With native artifacts dating back almost 1,000 years, as well as historic memorabilia, walking through the center provides glimpses into the island’s storied past. “It’s a way we can give respect to […]

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“Day of Conquest” Original Musical Premieres on Lanai

After years of preparation, the musical Day of Conquest: A Story of Kaululaau debuted on Lanai with four performances from the Lanai Academy of Performing Arts. The show starred Cash Atacador as Lono, Kamiko Shimokawa as Pahulu, Nathaniel Amby as Kaululaau and a cast of LAPA actors. Simon Tajiri and LAPA musical director Matt Glickstein […]

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Make a difference this holiday season with the Kahiau Project

The holiday season is right around the corner, which means the Kahiau Project is seeking applicants and donations to make this year’s holidays merry and bright for all families on Lanai. Kahiau means to give generously and lavishly without the expectation of reward. True to its name, the Kahiau Project has been distributing gifts of […]

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