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A labyrinth at The Sacred Garden in Makawao offers a chance to reflect.   Photo courtesy Four Seasons

Inner peace in the new year

A new year means a fresh start, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of stressors lying in wait to zap your energy in 2017. Financial struggles, conflicts at work, sick kids, election hacking. The list goes on. Luckily, Maui is bursting with resources and opportunities that can ...

Being  mindful can ease many ailments,  and some money  experts  say it can help with  finances, too.  AP file photo

In the loop

Mindfulness and meditation can ease chronic pain, anxiety and depression. Now some money experts say awareness tools such as these can help you avoid impulse purchases and create a spending plan that reflects your values. There’s no single definition of mindfulness, but Leah Weiss, who ...

Birch Lane teak candleholders can create a sense of “hygge,” Scandinavian-style coziness, ease, conviviality and a warm glow.  Birch Lane photo via AP

Hygge: This winter’s hottest trend has its heart inside the home

Search the term online and nearly 10 million results roll in. It’s being touted by this winter’s home and design magazines, decor retailers and lifestyle mavens. What’s so huge? It’s hygge. Often mispronounced “higgy,” it’s actually more like “hewgah.” To understand the ...

MLK run, celebration Monday

Celebrate peace and cultural diversity at Monday’s second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Run for Peace. The two-mile run/walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the MLK Stone of Hope Monument in front of the County Building on High Street in Wailuku. The celebration, organized by the African ...

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Exploring the idea of memory

“Nesting/ Brooding” by Taylor Johnson received the Juror’s Choice award in the Annual Juried Exhibition 2017 at the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao. Pieces for the exhibit, which opened Jan. 6 and continues to Feb. 16, were selected by Honolulu-based artist and educator Duncan ...

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 ...

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Pet of the Week

Do you want an outgoing and approachable new friend? Well I’m the “purrfect” feline for you, then! My name is Meeka, No. 65, and I’m a friendly 5-year-old, spayed, 10-pound female who really wants a family to shower with all my love. Sadly, my last one gave me to Maui Humane Society on ...

Thank-You Letters

The Maui Farm thanks those thoughtful individuals and organizations who contributed to a very Merry Christmas for the families we serve. We thank our good friends at Old Lahaina Lu‘au and Boeing Company for again donating gifts for all of our keiki.  We are most grateful to Richelle ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — If the coming legislature does no more towards fighting the great white plague than to provide for the employing of an adequate number of district nurses, it will have accomplished much. An efficient system of district nursing is probably more efficient in checking and ...

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. ...

Japan’s Akihiko Izukura (left) sits inside a tunnel made of silk.   Photo courtesy Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Weaving nature and art

The Schaefer International Gallery will emerge as a cocoon of soft silk this month when a Japanese master of dyeing and weaving creates an interactive installation that embodies transformation and respect for nature. For “Akihiko Izukura: The Way of Natural Textiles,” opening Jan. 15 at ...

“Spill of the Evening Light” by Roy Tabora, featured artist at the upcoming “Art of Aloha.”  Photo courtesy Lahaina Galleries

In the loop

‘Art of Aloha’ returns with worldwide artists The 15th annual “Art of Aloha” will feature eight captivating artists from around the world this month at Lahaina Galleries in The Shops at Wailea. The free event will be from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 and will include refreshments and ...

Honolulu artist Duncan Dempster served as juror.   Photo courtesy Hui No‘eau

Hui exhibit mix of attitudes, statements

The Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center’s “2017 Annual Juried Exhibition” opened Friday featuring pieces by both local and Mainland artists. Honolulu-based artist and educator Duncan Dempster narrowed the selections from more than 250 works that he said “reveal a healthy, vibrant and ...

Hui’s Art Affair to be ‘party of the century’

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center will celebrate 100 years of the historic Kaluanui estate Feb. 25 at Art Affair 2017, the organization’s premier themed auction and social event benefiting community visual arts education. Proceeds from this year’s Art Affair 2017: The Party of the Century! ...

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 ...

RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Are you looking to start the new year off with a fun new friend who is sure to give you a ton of laughs and excitement? Well, then I’m just the happy-go-lucky guy for you! My name is Dozer, No. 104, and I’m a 4 1/2-year-old, 84-pound neutered male who can’t wait to go on tons of awesome ...

Maui singing superstar and wine proprietor Amy Hanaiali‘i (center) at a meet ‘n’ greet in her new Hawaiian Room at Grand Wailea on New Year’s Eve with Rick Cooper (right), owner The Alex Cooper Project Wines, and Bonnie Feinerman.  The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Wine is spice of life on Maui

“Tiny Bubbles . . . in the wine . . . make me happy. . . make me feel fine.” — Don Ho When five-time Grammy nominee Amy Hanaiali‘i enticed in her new Hawaiian Room at Grand Wailea with song on New Year’s Eve, the attendees were treated to sips from her Napa Valley merlot and ...

Maui Tastemakers at Japengo in January

Fridays through January, Japengo at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali will offer a tastemakers dining experience. Japengo will also feature three Kohola beers on tap throughout January while the brewery is a partner. The Maui Tastemakers Series features dining ...

Thank-You Letters

We would like to extend our most sincere appreciation to Flatbread Company in Paia for donating a portion of its pizza sales to Emmanuel Lutheran School band on Dec. 6. We are also grateful that we were able to raise additional funds through our silent auction held in your restaurant. Our ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — In order to better guard the island of Maui from the possible introduction of harmful insects from the Mainland, the territorial board of agriculture and forestry has decided to have an inspection made of all fresh fruits and vegetables brought in by vessels direct from ...