Pau Hana

Honolulu city lights attract with deals, new venues

Since opening in December, the Blue Note Hawaii has welcomed international stars such as Maya Azucena, Jake Shimabukuro, Earl Klugh and Kenny G. With new artists at the club every week, there will always be an opportunity for amazing music.Set up at Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, it's the ...

‘The Ex’ is compelling legal thriller by Alafair Burke

An attorney represents a man who's accused of committing multiple homicides and who also happens to be her ex-fiance in Alafair Burke's latest page-turner, "The Ex."Olivia Randall, a criminal defense attorney in New York, receives an urgent phone call from a teenage girl who says she needs her ...

Pet of the Week

Ever wish you had a sweet and snuggly friend who will always be there for you? I'd love to be that perfect pal who will always make you smile! My name is Honeysuckle, No. 40A, and I'm a 7-year-old, spayed female who could use a friend like you. I was found all skin and bones out in Lahaina on ...

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. Clothing, ...

Kondo returns with ‘Spark Joy’

NEW YORKMarie Kondo is back. Author of the international best-seller "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" (Ten Speed Press, 2014), Kondo became famous for advising readers how to transform their lives by sifting through their belongings one by one, embracing those that "spark joy" and ...

Hana hou

Want to taste chevre cheese handcrafted in lower Nahiku, near where Beatle George Harrison lived in his jungle sanctuary for many years?How about ulu, or breadfruit, picked from trees in lush Ulaino Road where the famous Kahanu Gardens beckons and Blue Pool is revealed on ocean cliffs?No ...

In the loop

Thomas Chappell and Jesse Raphael of Arido Jewelry are Kapalua residents who just got back from the Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood, where they dazzled A-listers with their baubles."Every year, the celebrities go to these gifting lounges so they can wear what's new on the red carpet," says ...

Author: Time for parents to take charge

NEW YORK - Dr. Leonard Sax has been a family physician and psychologist for 27 years, conducting workshops around the world for parents, teachers, social workers, counselors, school psychologists and juvenile justice professionals.He's also a dad, and it's from all those perspectives that he ...

Drink better wine by drinking it better

Aiming for a new and improved you in 2016? That's tough. Improving your wine experience? That's not hard at all.Because if you want to drink better wine, the first step is drinking wine better. To help you get the job done, we asked the pros for their best wine drinking hacks that will make you ...

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 ...

Colorado skiing:

TELLURIDE, Colo. - When people find out I'm a travel writer, the next question is almost always, "What's the best place you've ever been?"It's tough to answer because, obviously, any trip depends on the season, the reason and one's companions.But if there's any one place I might call my ...

Thank-You Letters

On behalf of Emmanuel Lutheran School Concert Band, I would like to say mahalo to the Flatbread Company in Paia for hosting a successful benefit night on Dec. 8. Proceeds raised from pizza sales and a silent auction will help fund travel expenses for our students to participate in the annual ...

Pet of the Week

Sweet survivor Noodle, No. 6, is ready to start a new beginning with you. Even though I'm just 5 months old, these eyes of mine have seen quite a bit. It all changed the day I was found in Kihei on Oct. 30. I had an enlarged tear duct that was in need of some help. Thanks to donations in the ...

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. Clothing, ...

Celebrating Makali‘i at Wailea

FIRST PHOTO: Sal Godinez on keyboards, Eric Gilliom on vocals and Michael Buono on drums entertained the VIPs at a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception for upcoming Makali'i at Wailea on the Polo Lawn at the Fairmont Kea Lani recently.SECOND PHOTO: Paul Halin of A&B poses with Peter de ...

Farm in a box

Shipping containers have been turned into housing, art, even playgrounds. Now, a Boston company is recycling them into high-tech mobile farms as part of a new wave of companies hoping to bring more innovation to agriculture.Freight Farms and other indoor agriculture companies are looking to ...

In the loop

Good gardens start from the ground up, but to be a good soil steward you have to understand some basic terminology.A few important terms associated with soil:Soil texture describes nothing more than the size ranges of the mineral particles that make up a particular soil. Those size ranges are ...

Finding serenity in a historic Tokyo house and garden

TOKYO - Coming from the high-rise neon madness of Tokyo's Shibuya neighborhood just one train stop away, simply walking through the neighborhood of Daikanyama may feel almost like being in a Zen temple. But stroll past the upscale boutiques and restaurants on narrow hilly streets and you'll ...

‘Fear-free’ vets aim to reduce pet stress

LOS ANGELES - Trips to the veterinarian leave Joy so scared, she gets sick.The black Lab-mix dog shakes and shivers, her heart rate jumps, her blood pressure spikes, her temperature rises, her eyes dilate and she cowers under anything she can get beneath.After trying vet after vet for 14 years, ...