Pau Hana

Thank-You Letters

I would like to thank everyone for supporting our fifth annual Touchdowns for Tatas held on Oct. 30 at The Beach House Bar & Grill in Kahana. It was a huge success again this year as we raised $18,005, surpassing our goal of $15,000. All monies raised are donated to the Pacific Cancer ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — The dance given by the Maui Women’s Food Conservation Commission at the Puunene Club House was a delightful affair in every respect and was a financial success, more than $100 net being realized. 75 Years Ago 1942 — Hard liquor will again be on sale at Maui’s ...

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 spectacular sunrise is a common sight to behold from Prince Waikiki’s two towers. -- Prince Waikiki photo

Prince Waikiki finalizes expansive $55.4 million transformation

Perfectly positioned at the heart of Honolulu’s vibrant and diverse neighborhoods of Ala Moana and Waikiki near Chinatown and Kaka‘ako, the newly renamed Prince Waikiki recently finished a hotel-wide $55.4 million transformation and thoughtful redesign of its lobby, its 563 ...

Hawaii Island is full of charming towns, activities

On your way to the famed Pololu Valley Lookout, be sure to stop and explore the quiet haven of Hawi. Perhaps best known as the “bicycle turnaround” location for the annual Ironman World Championship before all of the triathletes pedal back south to Kona, this historic town on the ...

Rupert Billins of Dalla Terra Italian wines pours for Peter Longhi of Longhi’s restaurants. -- The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

I heard it through the grapevine … at Spago … in Wailea

Napa Valley, Sonoma vintners, reps recount recent wildfires Of course, the late-great Marvin Gaye wasn’t there. And the soulful Motown classic that he sang didn’t emanate from Wolfgang Puck’s Spago Maui at Four Seasons Resort Maui. But I did hear a lot of good “juice” from the ...

An adult infinity pool features  underwater music along with views of the Neighbor Islands, the ocean and  West Maui Mountains. -- Four Seasons photo

In the Loop

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea invites Hawaii residents to enjoy the lowest kamaaina rates of the year, from Friday to Dec. 19. The Four Seasons’ third annual Kama‘aina Season offers nightly room rates starting at $329 and there is no resort fee. Guests who stay may access a full ...

A “cabinet of curiosities” is a collection of knickknacks and oddities for study,         inspiration, contemplation or conversation. -- AP photo

Create an autumnal ‘cabinet of curiosities’

Digging around in a favorite flea market a couple of years ago, I found a handmade, compartmentalized box that someone had lovingly crafted from wood, probably 100 years ago. It looked like it could have been a tool kit, fishing tackle box or something a builder would use. Undeterred by the ...

“Anuenue O Kapalua” oil by Betty Hay Freeland can be seen at Village Galleries at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua resort. -- Photo courtesy Village Galleries

Betty Hay Freeland gives painting demo

One of Hawaii’s most highly regarded artists, Betty Hay Freeland, will be presenting an oil painting demonstration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Village Galleries in The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua resort. Born in Kohala on Hawaii Island, Freeland’s perception of Hawaii is unique and ...

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 ...

Fairy and unicorn ducks are for sale during the month of December in Art on Market’s campaign to raise money for Make-A-Wish Hawaii. -- Photo courtesy Art on Market

A buck for a duck helps grant an ill keiki’s wish

Art on Market, Wailuku’s newest artist collective, will be raising money for Make-A-Wish Hawaii through its “Bucks for Ducks” campaign. Art on Market will kick off the December campaign during Wailuku’s First Friday Town Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, by selling fairy, unicorn and ...

Fin is ready to be the sweet and snuggly special young fella for you. - RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Do you have room to spare in your home for a special fella like me? I’m an 11-month-old neutered male named Fin, cat No. 64, that has limited vision, which means I really should be an indoor kitty for my own safety. Although my vision is not the best due to some old scarring on my cornea, I ...

In planning a trip with just his younger son, Wyatt (in photo), Ted Anthony was able to choose activities more suited to his younger child’s preferences, including a day of exploring at a sculpture park near the Mekong River. -- AP photo

Traveling with just one of your kids can forge invaluable lifelong bonds

Something wonderful happened when Lauren Asnis took her younger son, Danny, to Philadelphia for a weekend trip. Beyond visiting the Liberty Bell and devouring some tasty cheese- steaks, mother and son really got to talk and listen to each other. They bonded over the adventure of exploring a ...

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Book Review: Author Weir takes readers to the moon in ‘Artemis’

• “Artemis” (Crown), by Andy Weir Andy Weir, author of “The Martian,” takes readers to another desolate world, but instead of the Red Planet it’s the moon, in his new novel, “Artemis.” Weir takes readers on an exploration of the colonization of Earth’s nearest neighbor in ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — Frank B. Cameron and Angus McPhee have succeeded in getting together a very promising program for the race meet at Kahului Saturday afternoon. There are altogether about 30 horses entered, and interest is keen all along the line. 75 Years Ago 1942 — Maui’s ...

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. ...

Handmade petits gateaux and macarons are at the walk-up counter at Yauatcha Waikiki -- Yauatcha Waikiki photo

Yauatcha Waikiki dazzles with dim sum — and then some

Yauatcha Waikiki, a new and modern upscale dim sum teahouse by Hakkasan Group, is dazzling diners with steamed dumplings and then some along with highly sought-after desserts such as macarons. Set on the Grand Lanai of the Waikiki International Marketplace, it just opened in March, and ...

“The Magical Journey from Hawai‘i” is author Gill McBarnet’s 13th book for children. -- Photo courtesy the author

Gill McBarnet: Beloved children’s author unveils newest offering . . .

Thirty-two years ago, a children’s literary dynasty began with a self-published book about a humpback whale named Kanani who wished more than anything she would be smaller than she was. “The Whale Who Wanted to Be Small” told the age-old story of the importance of accepting who you are, ...

“Puakala (Hawaiian Poppy)” by Melissa Chimera is up for auction at the Four Seasons’ event. -- Photo courtesy Four Seasons Resort Maui

In the Loop

Four Seasons Resort Maui announces its inaugural “Showcase Under the Stars” art auction from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday. Over 45 Maui artists have generously donated works of art for the auction, which will benefit local cancer patients. Proceeds from the event will go to Pacific Cancer ...

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 ...