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2019 Pineapple Festival is Back

Every year the beloved Pineapple Festival celebrates Lanai’s culture, music, community and the island’s pineapple past. The 2019 celebration is packed with a mix of activities and entertainment that the whole family will enjoy. Come down to Dole Park and join the fun on Saturday, July 6, from noon to 9 p.m. Dazzling Car Show Cars of […]

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A Floating Classroom: Hokulea Returns to Lanai

LHES Hawaiian studies coordinator Simon Tajiri vividly remembers the sound of oli and pu welcoming Hokulea and sister canoe Hikianalia into misty Manele Bay in 2013. From there, the voyaging canoe embarked on its worldwide voyage, sailing over 40,000 nautical miles in 3 years, traveling to 23 countries and more than 150 ports to engage […]

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Naighel Calderon Inducted into HHSAA Hall of Honor

Each year, the Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) selects 12 student-athletes for induction into the Hall of Honor. For the first time in the award’s 37-year history, Lanai was represented on stage. Naighel Calderon is one of three neighbor island students who will be joining the Hall of Honor this year. An accomplished athlete, […]

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It’s time to prepare for hurricane season

Last September, Hurricane Olivia barreled toward the Hawaiian Islands and made landfall on Maui and Lanai as a tropical storm. Although not a hurricane at the time of impact, Olivia still brought heavy rains and strong winds causing more than $25 million in damage statewide. During hurricane season, which spans June through November, four to […]

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Families Helping Families: Foster Care on Lanai

Even in a tight-knit community like Lanai, home environments may become unsafe or unstable for children. In these unfortunate situations, licensed foster parents step in to provide temporary care. Also known as family resource caregivers, foster families not only offer a secure place to live but also offer support and comfort to kids in need. […]

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Nonprofit improving kupuna care on Lanai

If you frequent the Lanai Senior Center, chances are you’ve received a free blood pressure test from a Lanai Kinaole nurse. Offering complimentary health screenings in a convenient, community-centered location is just one way the new nonprofit is serving the island’s kupuna. Program Administrator Val Janikowski launched Lanai Kinaole in December 2018. The team, comprised […]

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LHES students victorious in Olelo video competition

Olelo hosts the Annual Youth Xchange Student Video Competition which encourages youth to identify and bring critical community issues to the forefront using video. This year, for the first time, a middle school team from Lanai High & Elementary School entered the statewide competition and took home the top prize in their category. The team’s […]

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A new community bulletin board on Lanai

If you want to know what’s happening on Lanai, check out the bulletin boards around town. The boards, found at many local businesses in Lanai City, showcase a variety of flyers about community events, jobs, items for sale, and much more. There’s now a new place to share these classified-type notices on the island, the […]

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Lanai students win big at the Junior Theater Festival

Lanai’s young artists shined brightly in California last month at the 2019 Junior Theater Festival West. The Lanai Academy of Performing Arts (LAPA) won national awards and earned top recognition for excellence in acting during the Feb. 8-10 event in Sacramento. The performing arts group was the first from Hawaii to ever attend a Junior […]

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