Pau Hana

Maui Food Innovation Center

Moving into new digs to: Develop cottage-size companies into successful manufacturers of incredibly edible Hawaii products Many of you have bitten into the sweet and yeasty brioche delights baked by Donut Dynamite owner Desiree Parada, or munched monster desserts by Maui Cookie Lady Mitzi ...

In the Loop

Maui will soon have an isle-style Willy Wonkaland, with the largest chocolate factory in Hawaii targeted to open next spring. It will have a tasting bar, housemade ice creams, pastries, gourmet multi-course dinners twice a week and an open-air pavilion with views of the ocean and mountains. ...

Treasure-filled shops abound at The Wharf Cinema Center

The Wharf Cinema Center at 658 Front St. across from the Banyan Tree in Historic Lahaina Town has turned on the sparkle and is ready to shine throughout the festive season. Home to an array of unique shops, The Wharf features a large selection of Made on Maui items. Shoppers will find fine ...

JP Sears brings comedy to Maui

Comedian and YouTube star, JP Sears, brings his comedy show to Maui at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 on stage at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, speaker, world traveler and curious student of life. He encourages healing and growth through ...

Christmas favorite Handel’s ‘Messiah’ to sound again

Maui Chamber Orchestra and Maestro Robert E. Wills present the perennial holiday favorite, George Friedrich Handel’s best-known work, “Messiah,” at the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. There will be a “Talk Story with the ...

Ahead of the Class

To have your class, workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible to their start date; if a ...

Pet of the Week

Do you have a soft spot for sweet and snuggly seniors? Then I really hope you’ll give me a chance to be your new best friend. My name is Mama Bear, cat No. 83A, and I’m a 14-year-old lady that would love nothing more than to curl up next to you. I’ve been waiting for a family to ...

Here’s to rockin’ New Year’s Eve in Wailea Resort

The hottest ticket in town for New Year’s Eve goes for the highest price: $675 to see a galaxy of rock legends from Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler to Michael McDonald perform. Just dig deep into wallets for this noble cause that benefits Maui Food Bank and Maui Arts & Cultural Center ...

Mistletoe time at Montage Kapalua Bay

Want to be caught in a kiss under the mistletoe and then have the photo posted on social media? Montage Kapalua Bay is bringing back its Mistletoe at Montage annual social media campaign, now until Monday, Dec. 31. The program invites guests and Maui residents to find the mistletoe, snap a ...

Holiday Friendship Jam benefits Best Buddies

Best Buddies Hawaii will host its inaugural Holiday Friendship Jam from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the historic Iao Theater in Wailuku on the set of “Elf.” This year’s entertainers are singer Amy Hanaiali‘i, the Maui group Kanekoa with lead singer and rhythm ukulele player and band ...

Book Review: Peat bogs reveal chilling clues in ‘Broken Ground’

• “Broken Ground” (Atlantic Monthly Press), by Val McDermid The past is always in the present for Edinburgh Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie, making her fifth appearance in Val McDermid’s expertly plotted “Broken Ground.” As head of the Historic Cases Unit — that would be ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1918 — Maui discovered some two years ago that the kiawe is a poor tree to stand wind, and now Honolulu realizes the fact also. Most of the trees blown down in the storm last week in Honolulu were of this variety. 75 Years Ago 1943 — Police rounded up 23 persons Thursday ...

Thrift Stores

The following is a listing of nonprofit organizations that sell an assortment of used and donated goods. For changes or new listings, call 242-6343. • Goodwill Retail Thrift Store, 250 Alamaha St., Ste. N-9, Kahului, 442-8989, Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ...

Struggling Maui family saved with love from little brown dog

Amplified by social media and a culture ravenous for feel-good stories, tales of dogs’ heroic acts and enduring loyalty saturate our collective consciousness: a video gone viral of a black Lab rescuing a drowning fawn from certain icy death; cadaver dogs risking their canine lives to find the ...

Holiday decor offers sweet sugarplum hues

Amid a seasonal sea of red and green or silver and blue, there’s a sweet, alternative palette in holiday decor. Think of fresh fruits and delectable candies, and you’re on the right track —î it’s an enticing, enchanting array of sugarplum hues that home decorators can have fun ...

Tips for hosts and houseguests to keep holidays happy for all

The holiday season often means houseguests. What does it mean to be a good host —î or a good houseguest? “Remember the spirit of the holidays. It’s easy to get caught up in wanting everything to be perfect. The point is to have fun, and whether you’re a guest or a host, flexibility ...

In the Loop

Hawaiian legend Henry Kapono performs in concert at 3 p.m. today with the 50-plus-member Maui Pops Orchestra during the “Holiday Pops” concert at Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The show, conducted by Music Director James Durham, will include some of ...

Tomorrow last day to sign up for Maui pukaball tourney

When Washington State Congressman Joel Pritchard grabbed a couple of ping-pong paddles to volley an old, perforated plastic ball after playing golf on a lazy summer’s day in 1965, little did he know his post-round distraction would eventually blossom into one of the fastest-growing sports in ...

SEA-son of Giving at Maui Ocean Center

Through the month of December, Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea, celebrates the holiday season with a charity shopping event, a favorite Christmas tree contest, letter writing to Santa and marine-animal snowflake crafts. MOC’s annual holiday shopping event, SEA-son of Giving, from 6 to 9 p.m. ...