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Lanai Adventure Park Opens November 1

Thrill-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts can now get a new view of Lanai by soaring through the air. Packed with ziplines and challenge courses, the Lanai Adventure Park opens November 1 with several attractions for children, families and groups. Courses for keiki and adults Activities abound at Lanai Adventure Park, and guests can rest assured knowing […]

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Feeding the Hungry at Lanai Sacred Hearts

For over two decades, Soledad Obado, also known as Mama Sue, ran the food pantry on Lanai, helping individuals and families get nutritious and well-rounded meals. When she retired at age 91, she asked the energetic Divina Costales to step in and help. “Mama Sue was a big-time inspiration to me. Mama Sue, along with […]

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Celebrating Queen Liliuokalani’s Legacy on Lanai

Last month, dozens of Lanai residents gathered at the administration building for Queen Liliuokalani’s 181st birthday celebration. This festive event is held every September to honor the legacy of Hawaii’s last reigning monarch and offers a chance for the community to eat delicious food, listen to music, shop and engage in cultural activities. The event […]

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Lanai’s New Harbor Agent Keeps Waters Safe

Lanai’s harbors have gotten safer since Joelle Aoki became a harbor agent on Lanai. Appointed by the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation, Aoki is responsible for overseeing the recreation and commercial ocean activities within the surrounding harbors of the Manele Small Boat Harbor, the dry dock and offshore […]

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Returning to Hawaii, With New Opportunities at LHES

Brenda Palumbo spent many years away from home. Born and raised on Oahu, she lived in Detroit, Michigan for 18 years, which she says, “couldn’t be more different from Hawaii if it tried!” Palumbo found herself missing Hawaii. When her son entered his last year of college, she decided it was time to move back. […]

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Mr. Sankey Joins His Wife Julie’s Alma Mater

Will Sankey and his wife of 22 years, Julie Magaoay, knew that one day they’d move to Lanai. She was born and raised here, and graduated from LHES. “It was always our plan to live on this beautiful island,” he said. Lanai is a far trip from Skaneateles, a small town in upstate New York, […]

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Students Engage in Culture and Historic Preservation through E Ike Hou ia Lanai

Kumu Jana Kaopuiki and Shelly Preza led this year’s program, teaching students how their natural and cultural landscapes have changed over time and what is being done to restore health to areas like the ancient fishpond at Waiaopae. The students visited storied places around the island, including Lanai Hale, Hii Agricultural Heiau, Keahiakawelo, Kanepuu, Maunalei Valley, and Waiaopae, engaging […]

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