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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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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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