First 5th Friday Lanai a Hands-Down Success

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The streets and businesses around Dole Park were buzzing with activity as residents and visitors got the chance to experience some of the best food, drink, live music and art the island has to offer at the first-ever 5th Friday Lanai event on Aug. 29. Inspired by the popular Maui Fridays events, the Lanai Chamber […]

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DIY Merchandising: Top 5 Tips for Retailers

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Seventy percent of customer in-store purchases are unplanned and motivated by impulse or emotion, giving retailers the prime opportunity to target those shoppers with a little eye candy. According to research released by the Point of Purchase Advertising Institute, visual merchandising can make or break a business. Visual product merchandising is the physical presentation of […]

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Around the Square: Mimi’s Place Salon & Spa

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Even in paradise, it’s important to find time to kick back, relax and enjoy a massage or pampering session. In Lanai City, nobody does it better than Mimi Evangelista. As the owner of Mimi’s Place Salon & Spa, she has made it her mission to create an environment that leaves each and every customer feeling […]

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Redkrown ready to jam at 5th Friday Lanai

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If you’ve attended a graduation party or community event on Lanai in the past several years, chances are you’re familiar with the sweet sounds of homegrown reggae/island music band Redkrown. Ricky Sanches, Jr., Ross Morita, Sam “Kamu” Soriano, Clayton “Kazu” Nohara and Ceysha Akau have shared their love of music and performing with the community […]

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Lanai to Launch First-ever 5th Friday Event

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Tired of spending all your hard-earned dollars boosting Maui’s economy? If so, the Lanai Chamber of Commerce is hosting a first-of-its-kind event to help promote local businesses and offer a family-friendly event with the launch of 5th Friday Lanai. Lanai City merchants, restaurants, crafters and musicians are teaming up on Aug. 29 from 5:30–8:30 p.m. […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Valerie Janikowski

Photo of Lanai resident Valerie Janikowski with her family.

Valerie Janikowski is a nurse at Ke Ola Hou who knows the true meaning of the swing shift. That’s because as soon as she finishes work, she takes on her second job (unpaid, of course) as a volunteer, logging countless hours championing community health and assisting the elderly population on Lanai. Valerie and her family […]

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Lanai Community Learns to Save Lives with CPR Training

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Passers-by at Dole Park on July 25 might have thought they were in an outdoor disco as the 70’s Bee Gee’s hit “Staying Alive” played on the loudspeakers. But it was a far cry from a throwback party. Instead, Lanai residents were being trained on the American Heart Association’s hands-only CPR technique that uses the […]

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First LHES Senior Signing Day

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Fifteen of Lanai High and Elementary School’s most recent graduates came together one last time on June 16 to show off their school colors — only this time, they weren’t donning any green and gold. Pulama Lanai’s College + Career Network team, consisting of Marcie Uehara Herring, Linda Uehara and Beau Uehara, organized a Senior […]

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