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Neveah Howard plays with a stick reindeer. Old Town Projects’ Karen’s Christmas Crossing event on Nov. 18 in Haiku will feature holiday decor and handmade crafts. -- KAREN PERREIRA photo

2017 Holiday Craft Fair Guide

St. Anthony Church Christmas Fair Sponsor: St. Anthony of Padua Church. Time and date: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Location: In Marian Hall and on the church grounds, 1627 Mill St., Wailuku. Description: Ethnic foods, "Taste of St. Anthony," country kitchen, baked goods, jams/jellies, ...

Construction continues on the TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Tuesday. The hotel at the long-closed TWA Flight Center will conjure the glamour of air travel in 1962, when architect Eero Saarinen’s jet-age landmark first opened. -- AP photo

Hotel at iconic TWA terminal will evoke glamour of jet age

NEW YORK — When it opened in 1962, the sleek TWA terminal at what is now New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport was the embodiment of jet-age style. Now, construction is underway to transform the landmark into a $265 million hotel that will conjure the same glamour, smack in the ...

Dog Creek Park near Sutherland, Iowa, is home to two modern Grain Bin Cabins that can accommodate up to 14 guests each. -- AP photo

Grain bin cabins boost tourism in Iowa

SUTHERLAND, Iowa (AP) —î Two grain bins bask in the sun, catching rays bouncing off Dog Creek Lake outside of Sutherland in northwest Iowa’s rural O’Brien County. Peek inside and you won’t see bushels of grain, but rather couches, Smart TVs, refrigerators, bathrooms and ...

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 ...

Jory is a 2-year-old neutered male who needs to be an indoor-only cat. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Do you have a soft spot for cuddly cats that have had a hard-knock life? Then you have to meet me, Jory (Cat #14). I’m a 2-year-old neutered 8-pound male that was found limping around Kula in August. When they examined me, it was found that my front limb had an injury that was never treated, ...

Isaacson’s book celebrates the genius of da Vinci

NEW YORK — Researching the life of Leonardo da Vinci left Walter Isaacson in a playful mood. “He’s the most fun, joyous person I can imagine,” said the biographer, whose “Leonardo da Vinci” comes out Tuesday. “And that was the big surprise. I thought he was going to be this ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — Hawaii as a whole may well look to Maui for its production of diversified crops, based on the report of the county agents on the various islands. Potatoes, corn, beans, poultry, eggs, beef, pork, hams, bacon and agricultural seeds are all being produced on a commercial ...

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. ...

Shrieks of fear or laughter — whatever you are after, there’s a halloween theme sure to please every homeowner. -- AP photo

Spooky or sweet

Before they even know whether the candy will be top-notch or king-size, trick or treaters are drawn to houses decked out for Halloween. “When kids are trick-or-treating, that’s the first thing they see,” says Tanya Graff, style director at Martha Stewart Living magazine. “It’s fun ...

Maestro Robert E. Wills (back to camera) and the Maui Chamber Orchestra are riding a wave of success and reinvention. -- Photo courtesy Maui Chamber Orchestra

In the Loop

The Maui Chamber Orchestra opens its 2017-18 season riding a wave of success and sporting a new look. The rollicking, galloping prelude in Edvard Grieg’s “Holberg Suite for String Orchestra, Op. 40” that opens the new season in “The Audacity of Genius: Gala Season Opener” at 7:30 ...

Hand pollinating Schiedea haleakalensis involves manually touching the male, light green flowers to the dark pink female flowers. -- Photo courtesy Native Hawaiian Plant Society

Native Hawaiian Plant Society talk

Michelle Osgood, horticulturalist at Haleakala National Park, will talk about her work hand pollinating the critically endangered Schiedea haleakalensis. With less than 50 individual plants remaining in the wild, staff at Haleakala National Park are working to save the critically endangered ...

Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance (above left) is the BFG and Ruby Barnhill is Sophie in the Steven Spielberg-directed “The BFG.” -- Photo courtesy of MACC

The MACC’s Starry Night Cinema features ‘The BFG’

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents its Starry Night Cinema event at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the A&B Amphitheater. Bring your own low-back beach chair or blanket to spread out on the lawn and enjoy a special screening of “The BFG,” the 2016 Steven Spielberg-directed fantasy ...

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 ...

Tupelo is a total tender heart who could really use your TLC these days. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Do you have a soft spot for sweet survivors that just need a fresh start in life? Then I really hope you stop by and take a chance on me, Tupelo, dog No. H108. I’m a petite 1 1/2-year-old spayed 23-pound female that was found in really shabby shape in August. They found me in a trap in ...

Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters dressed up for Halloween on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim, Calif. Also new this year at the park, Cars Land is decorated for a “Haul-o-Ween” celebration. -- Disneyland Resort photo via AP

Can Halloween freak you out any more than the real world?

In case the real world’s not scary enough, there are plenty of Halloween attractions out there designed to completely freak you out. One in New York called This Is Real promises to “literally kidnap you and stash you in a Brooklyn warehouse.” Fortunately, you can also find happy ...

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Book Review: ‘Fire Road’ adds napalm girl’s voice to famous photo

• “Fire Road” (Tyndale Momentum), by Kim Phuc Phan Thi In many ways, Kim Phuc has never left Route 1 in Vietnam, the highway where Associated Press photographer Nick Ut captured her running on June 8, 1972. It’s one of the most enduring images of the 20th century, highlighted again in ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — All of the scraps of tin around the cannery of the Haiku Fruit & Packing Co. have been sold to parties for shipment to Japan, where, it is said, they will be used in the manufacture of war munitions. 75 Years Ago 1942 — Hundreds of Maui men, young and old, ...

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. ...

Keali‘i Reichel -- Photo courtesy the MACC

A new season begins . . . at the MACC

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center continually impresses with its stellar lineup of world-class performers and exhibits. For over 20 years, its staff has selected and brought to Maui a collection of shows with something to appeal to everyone on the island. The newest season for 2017-18 ...

Photo courtesy the MACC

Photo Gallery: A new season begins . . . at the MACC

FIRST PHOTO: Cuarteto Latinoamericano SECOND PHOTO: Howie Mandel THIRD PHOTO: Eric Church FOURTH PHOTO: Kulua Designs entries at MAMo at the MACC: Wearable Art Show. FIFTH PHOTO: Complexions Contemporary Ballet SIXTH PHOTO: ArT=Mixx are just two of the exciting shows coming to the MACC.