Pau Hana

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LEIbor of love

There’s nothing extraordinary about the exterior of the comfortable Wailuku home that 27-year-old lei artist Lauren Shearer shares with her roommate. Inside, however, a magical paradox unfolds. Spirits rise, carried aloft in swirls of unbridled creativity and tethered by earth energy—the ...

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In the Loop

Flowers are popular come Valentine’s Day, as various blooms can signify love and affection. Roses are one of the most popular flowers to gift on Valentine’s Day, and according to Bankrate, men and women can expect to spend $41.66 on a dozen roses. Some gift-givers may want to deviate ...

Anne (left) and Mike Howard on a trek to Machu Picchu in Peru. -- AP photo

Romantic getaway tips from the world’s longest honeymooners

When you hear about honeymoons or romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day or other occasions, so often the trip involves expensive hotels in upscale destinations. But Mike and Anne Howard took their honeymoon on the road, threw in a sense of adventure and learned to travel cheaply in trips to ...

Attendees at last year’s Warhol-inspired event. -- Photo courtesy Hui No‘eau

Get your Art Affair 2018: Hokusai tickets

Tickets are still available for the annual Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Centerfundraiser in Makawao, Art Affair 2018: Hokusai, from 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 24. This premier annual art auction and social event benefits community visual arts education. Proceeds from the Art Affair enable access to ...

Chocolate has been considered a special gift for centuries. It became linked to Valentine’s Day in the 1800s.

Sweets for your sweet

Heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent treats are coveted gifts on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate lovers typically have a favorite type of chocolate, whether it’s creamy filled truffles or chocolate pieces with fruit or nut fillings. The tradition of gifting chocolate is anything but new. ...

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 ...

Kiko, is the cute and cuddly water dog that is sure to make you smile. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Are you looking for a fun new friend to hit the beach with? Then you have got to meet me, Kiko, dog No. 94. I’m an outgoing and affectionate 10 1/2-year-old spayed female that is looking for someone to love with all my heart. I enjoy making tons of friends through the Beach Buddies ...

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Book Review: Government’s secret town is uncovered in ‘Atomic City Girls’

• “The Atomic City Girls” (William Morrow), by Janet Beard Eager to escape life in the country, June Walker begins work at a top secret government community in Oak Ridge, Tenn., during World War II. She sits at a machine 12 hours a day, having no clue what she’s helping to create. When ...

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. ...

From covered walkways with rich woods and views of tropical foliage and waterways ... -- Four Seasons photo

Four Seasons Lanai ‘No. 1’

Four Seasons Resort Lanai has been named Best Hotel in the USA by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, which evaluated more than 24,000 luxury hotels all across the USA, along with properties in Europe, Canada, Mexico and Bermuda. As in past ...

The crew of the Cooking Channel’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” film chef Keith Endo who will showcase an undisclosed signature dish on the program Monday. -- DK RESTAURANT GROUP photo

Sansei seafood dish featured on ‘The Best Thing I Ever Ate’

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar will appear as part of the Cooking Channel’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” at 4 p.m. Monday. The “Extra Crispy” episode will feature an undisclosed dish that has been on the menu since the day that the first location opened in Kapalua in ...

Learn all about the humpback whales at the fun Marine Mammal Discovery Center with interactive displays and much more. -- Maui Ocean Center photo

In the Loop

Landlubbers who want to learn all about the magnificent humpback whales and other amazing sea creatures should head straight to Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea. Highlights include the Marine Mammal Discovery Center, the Movie of the Month, the NOAA Humpback Whale Info Booth, the Humpback Whale ...

Kanalu Young (center) was in       the front line of the 1993 ‘Onipa‘a march, which          observed the 100th        anniversary of the      Hawaiian Kingdom overthrow. -- Photo courtesy MACC

Special screening of Ku Kanaka / Stand Tall

The documentary film, “Ku Kanaka / Stand Tall — Self-Determination and Resilience in the Life of Kanalu Young” will be presented at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 in McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. This story of activist and community leader Kanalu Young ...

Keiki essay and coloring contest in honor of Queen Ka‘ahumanu

In honor of Queen Ka‘ahumanu’s 250th birthday legacy, the ladies of ‘Ahahui Ka‘ahumanu, Chapter IV, Wailuku invite all students in grades K-12 to participate in an essay and coloring contest as a way to educate keiki on the life and contributions of Ka‘ahumanu. Born in a cave in Hana ...

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 ...

Humpback whale photo by Sandra Greenberg -- Photo courtesy Maui Hands

Two Maui Hands galleries announce featured artists

Maui Hands galleries presents two artists featured in its Lahaina gallery at 612 Front St. during the month of February. Sandra Greenberg will be in gallery from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Tuesdays. She will answer questions about the collection of her photographs ...

Dizzy Bug, cat No. 68A, is a darling little lovebug that you are sure to fall for. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Do you have a soft spot for sweet and snuggly seniors? Then you have got to come over and meet me, Dizzy Bug, cat No. 68A. I’m an affectionate 9-year-old spayed female that is searching for a family to love. I was pretty bashful when I first came to the shelter in December when my owners ...

“Whale Tales gives people a chance to hear first hand, science and issues about whales,” says Flip Nicklin (above), contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine and co-founder of Whale Trust Maui and Whale Tales. Nicklin will lead a photo safari aboard the Jayhawk yacht on Feb. 16, and whale watches with Gemini Sailing Charters on Feb. 17 and Trilogy Excursions on Feb. 18. -- RALPH PACE NMFS permit #19225 photo

WHALE TALES: Dive deep into marine education in West Maui

Whale Trust Maui is like the small fish in the big pond. While it isn’t as well known as the other organization featured on Page 1 of today’s Pau Hana edition, it dives deep to offer public awareness of humpback whales and their environment and is dedicated to scientific ...

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Book Review: One man’s quest to revive Yemen’s coffee trade

• “The Monk of Mokha” (Alfred A. Knopf), by Dave Eggers As legend has it, coffee was born in Yemen, when a Sufi brewed the beverage to fuel his late-night devotions. Roughly 700 years later, a Yemeni-American set out to revive the country’s languished and forgotten role in the ...