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Father-and-daughter Lee and Regina Martinelli are members of a winemaking dynasty that dates back to the 1860s in California.  -- Photo courtesy of winery

SCIONS of the VINE

Dynasties of the grape are simply farmer folk as they like to tell you When Gary Pisoni’s name is mentioned, big smiles will always erupt — as it’s hard to imagine anyone who is more of a fun-loving, eccentric winemaker. As the poster boy for three vineyards: Pisoni, Garys’ and ...

Makeup artist Kristina Ellery puts finishing touches on Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier’s face for one of his scenes  in the movie. -- ‘2307 Winter’s Dream’  photo

In the Loop

The futuristic “2307: Winter’s Dream” full length movie will have its Maui premiere with two showings at 5 and 8 p.m. Wednesday at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Consolidated Theater in Kahului. One of the producers as well as executive producer Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier, a Maui resident, says ...

An exterior view of a yurt -- Photo courtesy Love Yurts

Yurt living has become Hawaii’s newest housing sensation

Living in paradise can be expensive. Not anymore. Consider a yurt. They’re not just for camping anymore. These funky, ready-to-pop domiciles are gaining mainstream appeal and are riding the housing market’s newest wave of living “green.” These yurts can be luxurious, too … they ...

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 ...

Kaluanui Centennial: 10 x 10 celebrates Maui’s iconic estate

When C.W Dickey designed the historic Kaluanui Estate upcounry in Makawao in 1917 for Harry and Ethel Baldwin, he was one of the most celebrated architects of his time. Now, 100 years later, Kaluanui still stands as one of Maui’s most iconic legacy estates still open to the public as the ...

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Pet of the Week

Have you always wanted a great big lover boy to cuddle with? Then you have to come to the Maui Humane Society and ask for me, Blue, No. 48. I’m a larger than life 14 pound, neutered 3-year-old male that is finally up and at ‘em after being surrendered on February 18 when I was hit by a car ...

“Invisible Cities Awareness of Multiple Worlds” -- Photo courtesy of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center

‘Piero Resta: Illuminatus’ retrospective at the MACC

As any artist knows, to have a career doing what you love is difficult. To have one that spans more than 50 years indicates you must have something special. Piero Resta was a visionary artist whose work expressed an exuberance, abundance and joy with the life force. His drawings, paintings ...

“Purple Passion” by Hermine Harman. -- Photo courtesy artist

Enchantress Gallery by Bootzie launches new location in Wailea

The Shops at Wailea is pleased to welcome Enchantress Gallery by Bootzie, a gallery which features an exclusive collection of soulful and contemporary original artworks, sculpture, designer jewelry, fashion and more, personally curated by Bootzie Alexandra and James Freeborne Welch. “We ...

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Book Review: Crime thriller by Jo Nesbo keeps readers guessing

• “The Thirst” (Alfred A. Knopf, by Jo Nesbo) It all starts with a Tinder date in a bar appropriately called Jealousy and ends with death on an ice-covered fjord. In between, “The Thirst,” the latest Harry Hole crime thriller by Jo Nesbo, is filled with horrific murder scenes ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — People must demand homegrown produce. The only way the consuming public can be absolutely sure of having enough to eat during this war is to grow the food in the islands, and the only way to get the food grown is to guarantee the producer a market. Every consumer must ...

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. ...

With Pu‘u Keka‘a and Molokai in the distance, Kaanapali Beach is the perfect setting for this celebration sponsored by Kaanapali Beach Resort Association. -- Photo courtesy Kaanapali Beach Resort Association

Wa‘a Kiakahi

When one thinks of outrigger canoes, most people’s first thought is of Hawaii and with good reason. Here in the Aloha State, the outrigger canoe is our official team sport and rich with historical significance. One need only look around at each beach to witness the multitude of canoe clubs ...

Hawaiian artists and designers are featured at the MACC in June.  -- Photo courtesy MACC

In the Loop

MAMo at the MACC Wearable Art Show The Maui Arts & Cultural Center, in collaboration with the PA‘I Foundation will present the Maoli Arts Movement Wearable Art Show at 7:30 p.m. June 17 in the MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion. This is the fourth consecutive year that the MACC will be hosting ...

“Ke Ola o Pu‘u Keka‘a” is a new mural at the Sheraton Maui in Kaanapali. -- Photo courtesy Sheraton Maui

New mural at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali

The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali has unveiled a new mural at its Aloha Landing. Renowned Hawaiian artist Kai‘ili Kaulukukui has painted a depiction of the beauty of the underwater world at Puu Kekaa, or Black Rock, the iconic historical landmark that fronts the resort. 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 ...

Lily Oldham (left), muralist JoNerZ and Austin Ruppenthal stand in front of their unfinished mural. -- Photo courtesy of Lokelani Intermediate School

Lokelani students spearhead mural installation at school

Two seventh graders at Lokelani Intermediate School have undertaken a community service project designed to liven and beautify their school. Lily Oldham and Austin Ruppenthal collaborated with local Maui artist JoNerZ (Jonathan Baldwin), to create a large-scale mural for the front of their ...

“Waiting for Godot” auditions for Maui OnStage’s O.N.O. series

Auditions will be held for the staged reading of Samuel Beckett’s play “Waiting for Godot” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Cameron Center auditorium in Wailuku, next to the police station. The play is coming to the Historic Iao Theater in Wailuku as part of the O.N.O. (One Night ...

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Pet of the Week

Do you have a soft spot for sweet seniors that just need a little love? Well, I sure could use a forever friend like you! My name is Wrinkle Bell and I am a sight-impaired 34-lb Shar Pei Mix that is about 7 years old. My eyes have some scarring, so it makes it hard to tell just how old I am, ...

Executive Pastry Chef Christian Brassfield (from left),  Executive Sous Chef Jorge Gonzalez, Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a Chef de Cuisine Mike Lofaro, Molokini Bistro Chef de Cuisine Adam Rzeczkowski and Executive Chef Ryan Urig are culinarians who are constantly on the go. -- Grand Wailea photo

Grand Wailea chefs are all ‘fired up’

Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has a chef team that is always on the go — here and far away. They are gearing up for the Taste of Summer on June 21 as the kick off event for the Maui Film Festival at Wailea that will be staged at their hotel and they’ll participate in the Taste of ...

Spa Grande features the Healing Waters of Maui tubs with fragrances of the rainforest and beyond. -- Grand Wailea photo

Spa Grande offers memberships

Award-winning Spa Grande at Grand Wailea has just introduced a spa membership program called The Spa Club. Through the monthly treatment program, new members will be afforded exclusive treatments and elevated amenities to enhance their pampering at Hawaii’s largest and most glamorous ...