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College+Career Network Helps Lanai Students

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For juniors and seniors in high school, tackling college applications, essays, financial aid forms and scholarship applications can be an overwhelming process. From mountains of paperwork to looming deadlines, it’s a stressful time for students and parents alike — as if studying for finals and getting ready to graduate isn’t hard enough as it is! […]

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LAPA’s “Annie Jr.” Delights Audiences This Holiday Season

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Budding Broadway actors and actresses from the Lanai Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA) danced and sang their hearts out during a special production of “Annie Jr.,” on Dec. 12, 13 and 14. Enthusiastic crowds filled the LHES cafeteria to near-full capacity at all four performances, delighting in familiar tunes such as “Tomorrow” and “Hard-Knock Life.” […]

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Around the Square: Lanai Art Center

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Aside from the Lanai community, few people know that Lanai is home to a bustling art scene. Many talented painters, photographers, sculptors and other creative folks call Lanai home, which isn’t surprising, considering there is no shortage of beautiful, scenic views and peaceful retreats to inspire creativity. Organized in 1991, Lanai Art Center (LAC) has […]

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Fully Restored Lanai Theater Grand Opening Set for Dec. 20

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The highly anticipated grand opening of the Lanai Theater, renamed Hale Keaka, is guaranteed to be a blockbuster event. Originally commissioned by James B. Dole in 1926, this iconic Lanai landmark provided family-friendly entertainment for the whole community for more than 80 years with films, live plays and musical performances. Now, scheduled to reopen in […]

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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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