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Renowned musician Don Ho was memorialized with a sculpture released last week to celebrate Waikiki’s International Market Place anniversary on Friday. Photo via AP

Don Ho immortalized with new bronze statue in Waikiki

During his prolific career in the 1960s, Don Ho was the must-see musician at International Market Place in Waikiki, drawing record-number audiences of both Hawaii residents and international visitors. To commemorate Ho’s tremendous contributions to Hawaiian music and history, the reimagined ...

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Red is a big girl with a big heart that really just wants the chance to love you. Ruby Hernandez photo

Pet of the Week

Do you have a soft spot for larger-than-life love bugs? Then you should come meet me, Red, Dog No. 97. I’m an 82 pound female that’s looking for a family to love after being found in Haiku in July. You may not have seen me around the shelter as all the hustle and bustle that goes on can ...

Lauren Nahme (foreground) and other Kamehameha Schools staff were on lo‘i duty last month in Lahaina. -- TIARE LAWRENCE photo

KALO returns to KAHOMA

After 130 years, kalo is growing again in Lahaina’s Kahoma Valley. Maui residents gathered last month to plant 70 stalks of kalo in the area, after years of work to restore the flow from Kahoma Stream. Many called it a historical event and celebrated the return to ancestral lands to grow ...

Richard Shim, a fan of “The Blue Zones Solution” author Dan Buettner (right), said he’s inspired to do more than 100 push-ups daily at age 85. -- BLUE ZONES PROJECT photo

In the Loop

Central Maui will soon be in the zone. The Blue Zones Project, inspired by five “Blue Zones” regions of the world that have the highest concentration of people living to 100 years or older, will include Maui as a demonstration site. To celebrate, the community is invited to a free kickoff ...

Japan Saving Unagi

Tasty, and endangered eels

The Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the creatures with their mysterious migrations become increasingly endangered. Soaring demand for Japanese eel, or Anguilla japonica, helped put the creatures ...

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Jody is a sweet little lady that just wants to earn a little love from you. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Looking for a laid back and loving new friend? Then you should definitely meet me, Jody No. 25. I’m a low-maintenance 4-year-old spayed, petite eight pound female that really just wants a nice home where I can cat nap and maybe earn a few head rubs from time to time. I’ve been waiting ...

Folding furniture, made by the Japanese company Snow Peak, includes white Take bamboo chairs and the Campfield Futon couch, which can also be transformed into a bed, two chairs and a side table, or even a storage shelf. -- AP photo

Multipurpose furniture can make most of living spaces

It’s not always enough for a couch to be a couch. Sometimes, especially when space is tight, it helps if the couch can double as two armchairs and a coffee table, and even storage shelves, as is the case with one Japanese camping couch popular among city dwellers. The multifunctional Camp ...

Formica Writable Surfaces give drawable surfaces to the walls of this child’s room. -- Formica Corp. photo via AP

Let kids be creative

The Associated Press Parents, do you want your kids’ bedrooms to be relaxing oases where they can decompress and escape the academic and social pressures of school? Don’t assume that means muted colors and quiet sanctuary. Instead, designers say, let the room reflect your child’s ...

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Book Review: ‘The Quiet Child’ by John Burley is engrossing novel

• “The Quiet Child” (William Morrow), by John Burley “The Quiet Child” is 6-year-old Danny McCray, who is indeed quiet. He doesn’t speak, though doctors have said he can but has “elective mutism.” Danny’s presence is often disconcerting to the residents of Cottonwood, Calif., ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — Much interest is being taken on Maui in the announcement that a National Guard company consisting of young Hawaiian-born Japanese is to be organized in Honolulu, and there is talk that an effort will be made to secure permission for a similar organization on this ...

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. ...

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Bike Vermont

Abandoned rail lines have been converted into recreation paths all over the United States. But the Island Line Trail in Vermont is unusual: It includes a causeway that runs across the open waters of Lake Champlain, from the Vermont mainland to the island community of South Hero. And that ...

A Tiger Cowry (Cypraea tigris) has folds of skin that envelop the shell, which produces the glossy surface admired by shell collectors. -- SUSAN MIDDLETON photo

A “Spineless” mysterious world

Living on an island in the middle of the widest ocean on Earth gives one an appreciation for how small we humans truly are. That thought becomes even more overwhelming when you begin to consider the sheer magnitude of life forms that many of us will never see because they are found beneath the ...

“Cloud-Sky-Treasure V1”  by Caroline Zimmermann -- Photo courtesy Lahaina Galleries-Wailea

In the Loop

LAHAINA GALLERIES - WAILEA MASTERFUL MINIATURES Enjoy a special evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 23 at Lahaina Galleries at The Shops at Wailea when it presents an art show of Masterful Miniatures. This unique and time-honored art form traces its roots back to the book paintings and ...

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Even with limited vision, lover boy Flash No. H115 can still see himself loving you. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Do you have a soft spot for squishy faces and tender hearts? Then you really should meet me, Flash No. H115. I’m a quiet 4-year-old neutered male Shar-Pei mix that is looking for a special home that can handle my special needs. When I was found Upcountry in June, folks thought I was both ...

Ashleigh Hutchison will present a Vineyard Dining Series event Aug. 23 at Down the Hatch. -- Down the Hatch photo

Down the Hatch uncorks Mana

From 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 23, Down the Hatch in Lahaina will present a special edition of Wine Down Wednesday with a tasting party featuring Mana Wines. Sample all of Mana Wines selections, along with heavy appetizers from Down the Hatch for $20. Mana Wines owner, Ashleigh Hutchison will be on ...

Tapas of Spain wine dinner at Longhi’s

Longhi’s Wailea will present the Tapas of Spain wine dinner at 7 p.m. Friday at a cost of $125 per person with $25 going to the University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Arts Program. “The evening will be interactive, similar to what you might experience at a tapas bar in Spain,” says ...