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New Parent Organization Improves Education on Lanai

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Studies show that students who attend schools with an active parent-teacher organization are more likely to thrive academically and receive a well-rounded education. The formation of a new parent and community group called “Kakou,” meaning “all of us,” hopes to provide the same outcomes for Lanai High and Elementary School students, as well as offer […]

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LAPA Prepares for Holiday Production of “Annie Jr.”

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Ever since the curtain closed on Lanai Academy of Performing Arts’ “101 Dalmatians” in June, music director Matt Glickstein has been dreaming of the group’s next stage show. It’s no surprise that he’s chosen to go big by bringing one of the most beloved and well-recognized musicals of all time to life on Lanai with […]

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Home Health Care Now Available to Lanai Kupuna

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Hawaii has the highest percentage of multi-generational households in the nation, yet many families don’t have the skillset or resources to provide necessary round-the-clock care for elderly relatives. About 43.5 million adults in the nation care for a family member age 50 or older — in addition to working full time, raising kids, and juggling […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Cindy Lou Santiago

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One of the biggest complaints of today’s leaders, both in the business and nonprofit sectors, is that there aren’t enough young adults willing to step up, take the reins and assume leadership positions. That’s not the case for 30-year-old Cindy Lou Santiago, who recently launched one of Lanai’s newest nonprofits, is close to obtaining an […]

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Around the Square: Lanai City Service

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If you drive a vehicle on Lanai, chances are you’re a customer of Lanai City Service. But LCS is frequented by more than just folks in need of gas; customers can also grab a plate of fried chicken wings, purchase Lanai omiyage and find the only stash of Samurai ice cream sold on the island. […]

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Pine Lads Victorious in First Playoff Game

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The Lanai High School Pine Lads continued to live up to this season’s motto — One Team Making History — with their thrilling win over Maui’s St. Anthony on Oct. 25 in their first taste of post-season play. Ryan Amby was on fire in the first and second quarters, scoring three touchdowns on long passes […]

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Pulama Lanai-Four Seasons Kickball Royal Rumble Tourney

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Months of friendly trash talking and rivalry was finally put to bed — at least for now — when teams from Pulama Lanai and Four Seasons battled in the first-ever Kickball Royal Rumble, held on Oct. 26. Four Seasons came ready to play with their two teams donning royal blue uniforms. Pulama Lanai organized three […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Aaron Fernandez

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First Hawaiian Bank Branch Manager Aaron Fernandez proves that age is nothing but a number. At 29 years old, he is the youngest manager at any of FHB’s 63 branches — something from which the Lanai community has greatly benefited. On an island of just over 3,200 residents, finding young adults willing to assume leadership […]

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Lanai’s Melissa Champlin Named a Healthcare Hero

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When people find out that Melissa Champlin manages patient care at Hospice Hawaii-Lanai, they often assume her job is filled with grief. However, Melissa says it’s quite the contrary: She says caring for people at the end of life is fulfilling, meaningful and inspiring and she can’t imagine herself doing anything else. Melissa was recently […]

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