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Introducing LHES School Resource Officer Stan Kraytchev

Photo of Lanai resident Stan Kraytchev.

Police Officer Stanislav “Stan” Kraytchev has been assigned to a new beat – one that still allows him to protect and serve the Lanai community, but is far more rewarding than his days on patrol with the Maui Police Department. As Lanai High and Elementary School’s (LHES) new School Resource Officer (SRO), Kraytchev is charged […]

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New Island Air Turboprop Planes Coming to An Airport Near You

Soon, Lanai travelers will be jet-setting between the islands in swanky Q400 NextGen turboprop planes recently purchased by Island Air. The two turboprop planes can carry 71 passengers each. Island Air currently offers flights to and from the islands of Oahu, Maui, Lanai, and Kauai. The Q400 NextGen aircraft, built at Bombardier’s Toronto, Ontario facility, […]

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Maui County Remembers

The “Maui County Remembers” memorial fund has been established to assist the families of those who perished or were injured in the February 26 crash of a small plane shortly after takeoff from Lanai Airport. Please show your aloha by contributing if you’re able to. All funds will be used to assist crash victims and […]

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BYU Hawaii Salsa Orchestra Hot and Spicy on Lanai

More than 200 residents and visitors were treated to a visual and musical feast when the BYU-Hawaii Salsa Orchestra and Brass Ensemble performed a free concert in Dole Park on March 12 amidst a beautifully lit stage beneath what locals are describing as the “Lanai Shell,” named after the iconic Waikiki Shell in Honolulu. It […]

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Lion King Cast Members Dazzle Students, LAPA

Photo of Lanai students and Lion king cast members.

By Matt Glickstein On February 24th, three cast members from “The Lion King” musical—Andrew Gorell (Zazu), Selena Moshell (ensemble), and Thembelihle Cele (ensemble)—flew to Lanai to work with 4th and 5th grade students from Lanai High and Elementary School (LHES) and the Lanai Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA). Kepa Maly, Senior Vice President of Culture […]

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Bull’s Eye! Lanai Archery Tournament Raises $4,000

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Lanai’s 3rd Annual “Shoot for Youth 2014 3D Archery Tournament” hit the bull’s eye by raising $4,333 for the Lanai Youth Center and showcasing the archery skills of 75 participants at the Lanai Pine Sporting Clays on Feb. 14. The tournament wrapped up the evening with an awards ceremony, raffle prizes and potluck dinner at […]

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Community Meeting Transforms Dole Park into Walkable Exhibition

Photo of residents looking at boards at community meeting.

Several hundred Lanai residents attended a community meeting hosted by Pulama Lanai at Dole Park on Feb. 8, despite heavy rain. The gathering aimed to show residents initiatives under way or that will break ground the first half of 2014. Information was presented graphically on 12 large panels positioned so that residents could stroll around […]

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Aquaculture to Supply Fresh Produce to Lanai Residents

Graphic showing aquaponic cycle.

Sometime late this summer, Lanai residents may be enjoying the first crop of fresh, Lanai-grown vegetables and fish on their dinner tables. Work will soon begin to convert the former piggery in Palawai Basin into an aquaculture farm that will grow produce for consumption by island residents. Aquaponics and hydroponics will both be part of […]

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