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Visit by Junko Nishida from the Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii Reveals Rich Lāna‘i History (PDF) — Lanai Today, April, 2016 - Kepā Maly


Time Traveler — Using High Tech to Explore Lāna‘i's Distant Past (PDF) — Story by Kyle Ellison / Photography by Kyle & Heather Ellison, Maui No Ka 'Oi , March - April, 2016


Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center Offers Students a Special Summer Program on the Land, June 13-July 8, 2016 (PDF)  — Lanai Today, March, 2016.


Hawaii Community Foundation awards four Hawaii nonprofit leaders with some me-time (PDF) — Pacific Business News Blog by Lorin Eleni Gil, Aug. 24, 2015.


Keeper of Lanai Legacy Honored with Award​ (PDF) — The Maui News by Eileen Chao, page A-1 and A-2, August 21, 2015. 



​​​Ancient Fishpond to be Restored (PDF) — The Maui News by Chris Sugidono, page 1 and A-4 July 14, 2015.



The Living Classroom (PDF)Lāna‘i students practice hands-on learning through place-based education. Mana Magazine by Aoloa Patao, Nov. 2014.


Youth Deepen Appreciation for Lāna‘i Through Summer Enrichment Programs (PDF) — Da Buzz, Pūlama Lāna‘i, Kepā Maly, Pūlama Lāna‘i's Culture & Historic Preservation, page 3, July, 2014.


Kiawe Trees on Lāna‘i (PDF) — Da Buzz, Pūlama Lāna‘i, Kepā Maly, Pūlama Lāna‘i's Culture & Historic Preservation, page 5, July, 2014.


Place-based education and cultural sustainability initiatives on Lāna‘i (PDF) — Ka Wai Ola, for Trustee Colette Y. Machado by Kepā Maly, July, 2014.


Maunalei Valley Restoration Program to Begin in 2014 (PDF)Da Buzz, Pūlama Lāna‘i, Kepā Maly, Pūlama Lāna‘i's Culture & Historic Preservation, page 1, June, 2014.


Employee Re-orientation Inspires Learning and Bonding (PDF) — Da Buzz, Pūlama Lāna‘i, Kepā Maly, Pūlama Lāna‘i's Culture & Historic Preservation, page 3, June, 2014.


The Place Names of Lāna‘i — Da Buzz, Pūlama Lāna‘i, Kepā Maly, Pūlama Lāna‘i's Culture & Historic Preservation, page 4, June, 2014.


Aia pōhā mai ke alaula a hāla‘e e ka ‘ohu nei (PDF) ​— Ka Wai Ola, for Trustee Colette Y. Machado by Kepā Maly, May, 2013.


Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center Received Federal Grant (PDF) — Lanai Times, November, 2012


Lāna‘i Culture Center Gets Temp Staffer Through an OHA Grant (PDF) — Ka Wai Ola, by Kepā Maly, August, 2012, pg. 21.


New Lāna‘i Owner Shows Signs of Promise, OHA Board Told (PDF) — Ka Wai Ola, by Harold Nedd, August, 2012, pg. 4.


Lāna‘i Meeting, continued from page 4 (PDF) — Ka Wai Ola, by Harold Nedd, August, 2012, pg. 21.


Celebrating Lāna‘i's Cultural Legacy, Pt. 1 (PDF) — Contributed by Kepā Maly, Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center Director. Lanai Today, July 15, 2012. pg. 6-7.


Celebrating Lāna‘i's Cultural Legacy, Pt. 2 (PDF) — Contributed by Kepā Maly, Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center Director. Lanai Today, July 15, 2012.


Celebrating Lāna‘i's Cultural Legacy, Pt. 3 (PDF) — Contributed by Kepā Maly, Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center Director. Lanai Today, July 15, 2012.


Celebrating Lāna‘i's Cultural Legacy, Pt. 4 (PDF) — Contributed by Kepā Maly, Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center Director. Lanai Today, July 15, 2012.


Reconnecting with historic Ka Lanakila Church at Keomoku Village (PDF) — Trustee Colette Y. Machado's note, Kepā Maly, Executive Director, Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center. Ka Wai Ola, July, 2012.


Event Aims to Celebrate, Share Lāna‘i's History (PDF) — For 70 years, from 1922 to 1992, pineapple was the economic backbone of Lāna‘i. At the peak of production, from the 1950s to the 1970s, the island gained renown as the largest pineapple plantation in the world...March 18, 2012 by Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi, Honolulu Star-Advertiser.


Aloha Lāna‘i (PDF) — Far off the beaten track, the quiet, secluded island of Lāna‘i remains a mystery to most tourists...March, 2012, Ka Wai Ola by Naomi Sodetani (page 10, 11 & 16).


Proposed Wind Farm Site Named 'Endangered Historic' Area (PDF) — The site of a massive proposed wind farm in West Lāna‘i...November 14, 2011, The Maui News.


10 Best Places You've Never Heard of by Melinda Page, Oct. 2011 (PDF) — Features Keahiakawelo, Lāna‘i, Hawaii recommended by Valerie Yong Ock Kim...


First Anniversary Celebrated (PDF) — On January 15th, the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center (Lāna‘iCHC) celebrated its first anniversary at the new location. April, 2011, Lanai Today by Kepā Maly.


To Protect and Serve Lāna‘i's New Cultural Museum Fulfills a Big Mission in a Small Place (PDF) — Hawaii the Magazine for AAA Members — November-December 2010 by Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi page 14 & 15).


Malys Honored for Preservation Efforts on Lāna‘i, July 2010 (PDF) — On April 22nd the Historic Hawaii Foundation hosted its 36th annual Preservation Honor Awards at Bishop Museum... Ka Wai Ola, by Trustee Colette Y. Machado. 


​Lāna‘i's Heritage Thrives in Core of New Museum, March 7, 2010 (PDF) — Star Bulletin - Part 2. At the grand opening of the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center (Lāna‘iCHC) on Jan. 16th... by Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi.


On Lāna‘i, History Has a New Home, January 15, 2010 (PDF) 

Maui News Part 2 (PDF)

Maui News Part 3 (PDF)

Museum Devoted to Heritage of Island to Hold Grand Opening by Ilima Loomis.


Kihamaniania Church and School House Ruins Cleaned Up (PDF) — Lanai Times, April 2008 by Kepā Maly, Executive Director, Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center.


Lāna‘i's Own Kepā Maly Comes Home to Help Malama an Island (PDF) — Hana Hou Magazine, April-May, 2008 by Paul Wood.


Heritage Center Keeps History Alive (PDF) — Lanai Times, May 2008 by Kathy Best, Castle & Cooke Community Relations Manager.


​Grants for Capital Improvements Awarded by the Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs... A new Historical book published by the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center (PDF) — Lanai Times, July 2008 by Kepā Maly, Executive Director, Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center.


​Lāna‘i Memories (PDF) — Lanai Honpa Hongwanji, Filipino Federation of America, Kepā Maly with Kenneth Emory and others, 1975, Hawaiian Land Snails... Lanai Times, September, 2008 by Kepā Maly, Executive Director, Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center.


The Lāna‘i and Maui Connection...Wailea, Kihei Rotary...Kalaehi, "White Stone" (PDF) — Lanai Times, October 2008 by Kathy Best, Castle & Cooke Community Relations Manager.


The Story of Kalaehi...Kamakaopahulu at Kalaehi...White Stone, community stewardship (PDF) — Lanai Times, October 2008 message by Kepā Maly, Executive Director, Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center.


Honoring Lāna‘i's Fallen Service Men (PDF) — Lāna‘i exhibits honors war dead...class of 1956 spearheads display at the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center. Maui News, December, 2008 by Lee Imada, News Editor.