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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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Oahu Boy Scouts Experience Lanai

A team of Boy Scouts and Scout leaders from Oahu spent five days on Lanai in July, camping, volunteering, and experiencing some of the island’s most beautiful and treasured spots. This trip was special for Boy Scout Troop 137 out of Pearl City because it was everyone’s first time setting foot on Lanai. Church members […]

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Lanai Special Olympics Athletes Stroke to Victory

Shane “Kalei” Hanog, Trevor Sarme and Jared Sugiyama were serving as recreational assistants at the Lanai Community Pool when they were approached by their manager, MaryLou Kaukeano, with an important assignment: they were asked to coach Lanai’s Special Olympics swim team. Founded in 1968, Special Olympics Hawaii aims to provide training and athletic competition in a variety […]

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Giving back through volunteering: Part 1

After retiring from their jobs on Oahu, Debbie Wheeler and her husband, Alan Calhoun, moved out to Lanai for a more serene lifestyle away from the crowds and hustle of Honolulu. Although the pace on Lanai is slower, they both manage to stay very active in the community and have found many ways to give […]

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For the Love of Limu

Kupuna may remember a time when the Maunalei shoreline flourished with limu, an edible seaweed. But over the years, runoff from streams brought a fine-grained soil called silt to the ocean. The silt caused an unsuitable floor, making it difficult for limu to attach and grow. Working with the nonprofit Kuaaina Ulu Auamo (KUA), volunteers […]

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