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Filipino Film Festival Celebrates Heritage Through Film

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When moviegoers gathered for the premiere of Hale Keaka’s first Filipino film, Etiquette for Mistresses, many had no idea they were witnessing the revival of a Lanai Theater tradition. Longtime residents may remember a time when the old theater screened Japanese and Filipino language films, a popular treat for the island’s large population of first-generation […]

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Lanai Restaurants Serve Up Ono Lunches to Contractors

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The Friday lunch rush just got a little busier for a few restaurants on Lanai. That’s because several local eateries are participating in a new program to provide fresh and delicious meals to the island’s construction workers one day per week. The contractor meal program is one of several strategies created by Pulama Lanai to […]

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Kaiser to Negotiate Contract for Lanai and Maui Hospitals

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The Maui Region of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation recently announced its plans to partner with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii to operate Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital. Kaiser Permanente has said it is committed to keeping the Maui hospital network open to the entire community. This means Lanai residents will continue […]

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Hale Keaka Renovation Brings Home Design Award

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With a perfect blend of old-school nostalgia and cutting-edge technology, Hale Keaka quickly made a name for itself as the crown jewel of theater experiences in the state. The revamped theater, which was designed with an eye to historic architectural details, has turned quite a few heads since opening its doors last December, including leaders […]

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Na Kalaka Nui’s Big Truck & Equipment Day

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On Saturday, Oct. 17, construction trucks and equipment of all types will be showcased below the Lanai Football field from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering Lanai families a unique opportunity for a hands-on learning experience. The Big Truck & Equipment Day was conceived of as a way to connect the community with and provide […]

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LHES Teachers Look to Bring Tech Lessons to Classrooms

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Twenty-first century classrooms are incorporating much more into their curriculum than the standard reading, writing and ‘rithmatic. Today’s teachers are looking to supply their students with a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). STEM clubs across the state are teaching students how to build robots, design websites and more. Even coding, which […]

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College Prep: What LHES Seniors Need to Know

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Now’s the time for LHES juniors and seniors to start taking steps toward achieving their post-graduation goals. Whether they have their sights set on a mainland school, or island-hopping to attend college on Maui or Oahu, there’s much to be done in these next few months to ensure acceptance letters get delivered next spring. With […]

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Lanai’s Kepa Maly Honored with Hookele Award

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The Hawaii Community Foundation named Lanai’s own Kepa Maly of the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center as one of four recipients of the Hookele award last month. The unique Hookele Award aims to recognize and celebrate the sacrifices and achievements from the best in the nonprofit business. Named for the hookele, or steersman, the award […]

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Around the Square: Rainbow Pharmacy

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Most people see pharmacies as a place for the sick to fill prescriptions, or for the scraped and bruised to buy Band-Aids and ointments. Pharmacist Kert Shuster believes there’s much more to a drugstore than that. The owner of two Rainbow Pharmacies on Maui, Shuster is bringing the first full-service pharmacy to Lanai. This is […]

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Ethnic and Cultural Stories Bring Heritage to Life

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Cultural and ethnic groups on Lanai are reminding us that learning often begins in the heart of a child’s heritage. A number of newly available programs and resources, spearheaded by the LHES Foundation through a literacy grant, are incorporating native languages and cultural stories to augment the educational experiences of Lanai keiki. Heluhelu Puke Olelo […]

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