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Lanai Senior Christmas Lunch Celebrates Community

The annual Senior Christmas Lunch makes the holiday season brighter and merrier for many kupuna on Lanai. Held on Christmas Day every year, the lunch at the Senior Center honors Lanai’s elder community with a hot meal, gift bags, fellowship and fun. Those seniors who cannot leave their homes to come to the event can […]

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Puke Kamalii Shares Stories from Lanai

Part of living on Lanai is knowing the history of its storied landscape, long before it became known as the Pineapple Isle. For many years, the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center (LCHC) has worked with other community organizations to capture the stories and traditions of Lanai and share them with others. Recently, the center celebrated a milestone […]

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Give or Get a Helping Hand With Kahiau Project

The holiday season is right around the corner, which means the Kahiau Project is seeking applicants and donations to make this year’s holidays merry and bright for all families on Lanai. Kahiau means to give generously and lavishly without the expectation of reward. True to its name, the Kahiau Project has been distributing gifts of […]

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Made in Maui Festival to Feature Lanai Vendors

For shoppers in search of unique, locally crafted gifts, the Made in Maui County Festival is the perfect place to get your holiday shopping done early. This Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, more than 140 vendors will be offering a wide variety of locally made food, arts, crafts, jewelry, fashion, furniture, collectibles and more. What […]

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Finding Treasures at Lanai Gift Shop

Since moving to its new location on Ninth Street a few years ago, Lanai Thrift Shop has gained many new fans in the community. With an array of gently used clothing (including a selection of keiki clothes), small household items and appliances, books, DVDs, toys and more, there’s something for everyone to reuse or repurpose. […]

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Mrs. Robinett Loves Teaching and Lanai Life

Life on Lanai reminds kindergarten teacher Valerie Robinett of her hometown in Washington. The hunting, close-knit community and focus on honoring the land are reminiscent of the small town she grew up in. Mrs. Robinett comes from a family of hunting enthusiasts — her husband and four sons love to hunt, too. “We like being […]

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Celebrating Kosrae Liberation Day on Lanai

Lanai’s Kosraean community is a close-knit group, for good reason. Made up of roughly 100 people, the Kosraean population on Lanai is united by a shared culture and love of their beautiful island home. Every year on Sept. 8, the Kosrae community comes together to celebrate an important day in the history of this Micronesian […]

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World Traveler Mrs. Omar Teaches Second Grade

Rhoda Omar is a well-traveled teacher! Born in Chicago and raised in cities across the U.S. and internationally, she moved from Boise, Idaho in 2008 to settle down in Hawaii. “I haven’t looked back since!” Mrs. Omar said. “While I enjoy returning home in the summers to visit my family, I do love the warm, […]

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Give or Get a Helping Hand With Kahiau Project

The holiday season is right around the corner, which means the Kahiau Project is seeking applicants and donations to make this year’s holidays merry and bright for all families on Lanai. Kahiau means to give generously and lavishly without the expectation of reward. True to its name, the Kahiau Project has been distributing gifts of […]

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Hurricane Season is Here, Are You Prepared?

Are you prepared if Lanai is in the path of a hurricane? Hurricane season in Hawaii runs from June through November. The Central Pacific region, where the state of Hawaii lies, sees an average of four to five tropical cyclones a year according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Pacific Hurricane Center. Why […]

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