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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Hoop it Up at Lanai Shootout to Benefit Girls Basketball

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Basketball lovers of all ages and skill levels will take it to the net during the Fourth of July weekend at the first ever Lanai Shootout. Held at the community outdoor basketball courts, the three day shootout is a benefit basketball tournament hosted by the Lanai Ballers to support Lanai girls basketball for grades 6-12. […]

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Disney’s “101 Dalmatians” Opening Night Is a Showstopper

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Hellooooo, Broadway! Performers from Lanai Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA) delivered a spectacular performance of Disney’s musical “101 Dalmatians” this past weekend at the LHES Cafeteria. There’s no doubt, a career in performing arts is in the cards for this talented cast. Audience members of all ages were spellbound by the young performers as they […]

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