Pau Hana

An opening circle kicks off the Maui Surfer Girls winter women’s camp last month.  Photo courtesy Maui Surfer Girls

Maui Surfer Girls riding Waves of empowerment

Drawing from her experiences growing up catching waves as well as her background in adventure education, Maui’s Dustin Tester has found her calling in the west side waters, where she seeks to empower girls and women through surfing. The founder and director of Maui Surfer Girls, which ...

Infusion Barre and Yoga studio in Paia mixes two forms of exercise for a unique workout.  Photo courtesy Infusion Barre and Yoga

In the loop

Infusion Barre celebrates anniversary The north shore is buzzing as Infusion Barre and Yoga in Paia celebrates its three-year anniversary this month. Launched in February 2014, the business offers a specialized Barre Fusion program, a fitness methodology that offers targeted workouts that ...

Akaku to host new salon series

Akaku Maui Community Media will introduce its “Akaku Upstairs” Salon Series on Thursday highlighting speakers, film screenings and workshops to elevate and inspire the community. The series will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday at Akaku’s new upstairs Media Lab space at 333 ...

Graffiti artist Yulier Rodriguez Perez poses with one of his works, painted on a wall in Old Havana, Cuba. Three years ago, the whimsical designs of the 27-year-old artist with the signature Yulier P. began to appear on walls in Havana where graffiti is rare.    AP photo

Cuban graffiti artist makes his mark in Havana

HAVANA — The whimsical designs of the graffiti artist with the signature Yulier P. began to appear randomly on walls around Havana three years ago. The first ones were large abstract renderings of rabbits, their floppy ears outlined in black against chipped concrete. Now, there is hardly a ...

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

Looking for a gentle and loving new BFF who’s sure to adore you through and through? Then I’m the quiet and kissy spayed female pit mix with the heart of gold who you’re sure to love! Mabel’s my name, No. H114, and loving is definitely my game. I’m a gentle 7-year-old soul who’s ...

Longtime Botero Lounge bartender Mich Domingo pours a Grand Wailea Gose (pronounced “goh-suh”) at the resort. It evokes a taste of the islands, and is one of Grand Wailea’s most requested beverages.   The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Three Maui resorts get craft-y with proprietary beers

Want to quench your thirst with a cold and frothy brew that is poured nowhere else on the planet? Then go to Grand Wailea, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and Fairmont Kea Lani, resorts that have partnered with top Maui breweries to craft signature brews targeted for suds lovers just like ...

Attendees swirl and sniff before tasting fine varietals at last year’s Kapalua Wine & Food Festival daytime seminars at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Tickets are now on sale for the June 8 to 11 event.   Kapalua Wine & Food Festival photo

Get tickets for Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

The 36th annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival will return June 8 to 11 once again to Kapalua Resort. This annual “migration” will flock together oenophiles, or wine experts, gourmets and enthusiasts of the good life to celebrate, learn and experience the finest culinary trends and ...

Son’z restaurant at Hyatt uncorks new ‘Off Da Vine’ wine series

For 10 years in a row, Son’z Steakhouse Maui has been honored with an “Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator and “Best Steak” by a local magazine. In celebration it will launch its first “Off Da Vine” dinner series at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Executive Chef Geno Sarmiento is still ...

Thank-You Letters

The Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center would like to thank our ohana for making the 20th Pa‘ia Bay Body Board Beach Festival our best ever. First to Marlon Tumacder and Kai Lenny (Positively Kai); the Foam Company for the overall organization of the event; the judges: Blaze Anderson, Rick ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — Maui Agricultural Company’s Grove Ranch will offer at public auction 34 head of brood mares and colts at the Paia Stables on Saturday, February 24 at 10 a.m. W. O. Aiken, auctioneer. 75 Years Ago 1942 — Air raid warning: series of short blasts. All clear: one ...

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. ...

A whale rises out of the water.  Photo taken under National Marine Fisheries Service permits, by Flip Nicklin

Welcoming the whales

Fun, education combine for World Whale Day in Kihei Pacific Whale Foundation’s 37th annual World Whale Day & Parade of Whales will splash into Kihei on Saturday for the sake of marine protection. Pegged “Maui’s best outdoor festival,” the daylong event from 9 a.m. to 6 ...

“Gold Whale” is an original oil on canvas by Jay Joya, who brings his work to top resorts and has his own gallery in Kihei.  CARLA TRACY photo

In the loop

Underwater photographer Marty Wolff displays work at Banyan Tree Gallery The work of fine art photographer Marty Wolff is on display this month at the Banyan Tree Gallery in the Old Lahaina Courthouse. As Lahaina Arts Society’s featured artist for February, Wolff meet fans of his work ...

You can make your own stamps with a craft knife and foam sheets.  AP photo

Making your mark: 3 ways to carve, cut valentine stamps

CONCORD, N.H. — Carving, cutting and squeezing might not sound like the best ways to handle a tender heart, unless you’re making your own heart-shaped stamp to decorate Valentine’s Day cards. Crafting a stamp yourself means you can create whatever image or text you want. Maybe ...

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

Any of you out there looking for a loving little lady who will completely adore you? If so, then we should meet! My name is Belle, No. 94A, and I’m an affectionate and outgoing 1-year-old spayed female who is really looking for someone to love. I was found hanging out at the now closed Sugar ...

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Author suggests, ‘It’s OK to pause’

• “Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career” (BenBella Books), by Lisen Stromberg It’s no secret that working parents have a difficult time with the elusive work-life balance. For starters, there is the 40-hour workweek, which often spills beyond ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — Legislators are talking of a $4 million loan bill for road building in the Territory, $1 million to be allotted to each county. Should such a bill go through, Maui will undoubtedly realize her dream of a scenic road through to Hana, and probably also the talked-of ...

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. ...