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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

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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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Small Business Revitalization Grant Program Announced for Lanai

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The Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED) has announced a second-round grant assistance program designed for small businesses in the rural community of Lanai. Called “Small Business Revitalization,” the program is designed to assist small businesses on Lanai that have fewer than 10 employees. “This program is very innovative because it allows each applicant […]

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How To Prepare for Hurricane Season on Lanai

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Are you prepared if Lanai is in the path of a hurricane? The 2014 hurricane season forecast for the Central Pacific region, where the state of Hawaii lies, is normal to above normal with four to seven tropical cyclones predicted, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Pacific Hurricane Center. Why Preparation […]

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