Pau Hana

Beyond paper straws

To help the environment by cutting down on non-compostable plastics, many people have begun saying no to plastic straws and are bringing reusable bags to the grocery store instead of accepting new plastic ones. But many more small steps like those can be taken. “There are so many simple ...

In the Loop

Featuring more than 35 organizations, yoga, eco vendors and crafters, ono food, organic Easter egg hunts, an inaugural sound-healing tent and live music on three stages, the 22nd annual Maui Earth Day Festival kicks off today at 11 a.m. through 8 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul ...

MYPO honors its first conductor at concert

Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra presents its 14th annual Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28 in H.P. Baldwin High School Auditorium in Wailuku. Currently under the direction of Iolani Yamashiro-Rahimi, the orchestra will perform works by Bach, Beethoven and Wagner, along with lighter ...

HYS auditions deadline Friday

Student applications for Hawaii Youth Symphony 2019-20 fall season close at 5 p.m. Friday. Applications with the $30 fee must be received by then. Late applications will be accepted with a $50 application fee if received by 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 1. HYS is accepting applications for the ...

Hui No‘eau announces summer camp programs for keiki, teens and tweens

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao will hold its popular Camp Kaluanui for ages 5 to 10 and Teens & Tweens Art Academy for ages 11 and older. Camp Kaluanui offers a diverse visual arts curriculum geared to exercise imaginations, keep the body active and develop individual ...

MHS announces 2019 Studio Fifty Fur Ball

The Maui Humane Society announces it will be holding the annual Fur Ball gala from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Wailea Beach Resort — Marriott. This year’s theme, “Studio Fifty Fur Ball ... A Disco Dance Party” will include a gourmet buffet dinner, live and silent ...

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 ...

Slim’s annual sale and He-Man Competition

Slim’s Power Tools, the largest locally owned power tool distributor in Hawaii, presents the 26th annual He-Man Competition from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday at its store at 142 Kalepa St. in Kahului. Thirty-three male and female contestants compete in this highly physical and ...

Thank You Letter

I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the Maui Memorial Medical Center and beyond for the excellent care and attention that was given to me during the week of Feb. 18-24. Dr. Lee, I cannot thank you enough for your expertise and concern. Also my sincere thanks to Dr. Onishi at ...

Pet of the Week

Wishing you had an upbeat best friend that’s sure to keep you laughing for years to come? Then you really should come and meet me, Peaches, dog No. H37. I’m a playful and jolly 6-year-old spayed female that’s looking for a family to shower with a ton of cuddles and kisses. I wasn’t ...

Alzheimer’s benefit launches Maui Culinary Theater

Sugar Beach Events will launch the Maui Culinary Theater from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 28 as a benefit for Hawaii Alzheimer’s Association chapter. Located at 85 North Kihei Road in Kihei, Sugar Beach Events will add this culinary theater to its ongoing lineup of stellar event and cooking ...

Westin KOR and Nanea offer Easter dining options

Still looking to book an Easter brunch or dinner for today? The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas and sister property the Westin Nanea will present various choices at a few outlets. At Westin KOR, Auntie’s Kitchen offers its daily breakfast buffet, a la carte breakfast and all-day ...

Hawaii Food & Wine fest to announce lineup

While the Maui portion of the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival won’t transpire until Oct. 18 to 20 at various venues in Ka‘anapali Resort, a launch party to announce the statewide lineup of superstar chefs and winemakers will be held Friday evening at the Kahala Hotel & Resort on ...

Book Review: An inside look at ‘The View’

• “Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View’ ” (Thomas Dunne Books), by Ramin Setoodeh Chances are, if you’ve never tuned into the talk show “The View,” you have heard about it. Legendary journalist and creator Barbara Walters had one goal in mind in 1997: ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 2. “Someone Knows” by Lisa Scottoline (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 3. “Lost Roses” by Martha Hall Kelly (Ballantine) 4. “Two Weeks” by Karen Kingsbury (Howard) 5. “The Cornwalls are Gone” ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1919 — The desirability of establishing a big military convalescent hospital and sanatorium in the Kula district of Maui is being considered in Army circles in Honolulu. The matter appears to have been taken up by the Army people without any instigation from Maui. 75 Years ...

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. ...

Five travel rewards myths that could cost you $$$

Twenty-four years ago, I knew so little about travel rewards that I took an around-the-world trip without signing up for a single frequent traveler program. Those lost points and miles still haunt me. Fast forward to last summer, when our family stayed two nights at a luxury hotel in Venice, ...

Cacao growing in West Maui … Oh, Wow!

Island’s newest farm-to-bar company is harvesting fruit now for its Lahaina factory — opening in coming months “Nine out of 10 people adore chocolate, the 10th person is a liar.” — Anonymous As a chocolate lover, I want my husband to look at me in the same way I longingly gaze ...

In the Loop

Celebrating its five-year anniversary, Montage Kapalua Bay announces significant property enhancements as well as new spa offerings, a restaurant rebranding and package deals at the 24-acre, picturesque resort. Last year, all 50 of the residential-style, multi-bedroom suites were ...