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Artist Rachel Horton will be one of the artists featured during this year’s Maui Open Studios Event. -- RACHEL HORTON photo

In the Loop

CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE 2018 ANNUAL MAUI OPEN STUDIOS EVENT The eighth annual Maui Open Studios is now seeking artists to participate in the upcoming event. All artists working in any visual medium, at any level of their career, are invited to participate. This event takes place each weekend ...

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 ...

Pepe, cat No. 23, is the purrfectly loving little lady that is sure to give you the warm and fuzzies.  -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Ever had the chance to be adored by a sweet senior? Well, at 10 years old, I’ve really figured out what’s important in life — and that’s to love and be loved in return! My name is Pepe, cat No. 23, and I’ve been waiting for a warm lap to curl up in since August when I was brought to ...

The main square in the village of Assisi, Italy, in the Umbria     region. -- Photo via AP

Umbria

A hilly patchwork of yellow and green Umbrian fields unfolded on both sides of the road as I zipped around hairpin turns in my little red Fiat, feeling every bit the race car driver. Of course, this being Italy, what I thought was death-defying speed wasn’t fast enough for drivers coming up ...

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Book Review: Main character in Coben thriller is endearing, witty

• “Don’t Let Go” (Dutton), by Harlan Coben A New Jersey detective finds himself still haunted by events that occurred 15 years earlier in Harlan Coben’s latest thriller, “Don’t Let Go.” Napoleon “Nap” Dumas spends his time working for the police along with discreetly ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — A pair of mules drawing a wagon belonging to the Kihei store ran away from a point near the Maui Drygoods & Grocery Co. in Wailuku Tuesday, creating a good deal of excitement for the neighborhood for a few minutes. 75 Years Ago 1942 — A plea for Mauians who ...

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. ...

French onion soup burgers are as rich and full of flavor as the namesake soup. -- Photo via AP

French onion soup burgers are perfect for an autumn weekend

If you’re a fan of traditional French onion soup —î and who isn’t? —î you’re going to love this burger. It’s kitted out with all of the ingredients that make the soup such a treasure —î tender, browned onions, beef broth, red wine, Gruyere cheese and French bread —and finally ...

Mama’s Fish House Executive Chef Perry Bateman and food-runner Justin Gera at the Kuau restaurant. Bateman will share his manao, or thoughts, at the Ulu Cook Off at Hana Ball Park Oct. 12. -- The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Festivals of Aloha = Hawaiian Culture

The Festivals of Aloha will continue to perpetuate Hawaiian culture through the islands of Maui Nui with food, music, parades and activities at fun community events until Oct. 14, when it culminates with a free concert and a food-booth luau in Hana after a week of events there. This ...

Lahaina’s Moon Festival honors local produce and Chinese traditions in the fall of each year at the Wo Hing Temple on Front Street. -- Lahaina Restoration Foundation photo

In the Loop

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s annual celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival will rise into the historic Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse on Front Street in Lahaina from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. This community event takes place every year with free admission. In addition, the public is ...

Owner-chef Bernard Weber raises a stein with Munich native Jacqueline Duperret. -- The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Oom-pah to Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest will kick off Saturday and Sunday at Brigit & Bernard’s Garden Cafe in Kahului and run the next four weekends. “The Oktoberfest in Munich was moved many years ago to September, because the temperatures are more appealing for drinking beer,” says Bernard Weber, owner ...

Poet/author Kim Addonizio will be featured at the 2018 Maui Writers’ Retreat  in January. -- Photo courtesy author

Register now for 2018 Maui Writers’ Retreat in Lahaina

Live and write among the hibiscus, plumeria and sunsets in Lahaina while attending the 2018 Maui Writers’ Retreat from Jan. 14 through 20 at the Aina Nalu condos in Lahaina. Registration is open for this retreat, which will feature immersive workshops by poet Kim Addonizio and prose writer ...

Margie and Tom Albete will “throw in the towel,” so to speak with Saturday being the last day of business at the 49-year-old Archie’s Restaurant. -- The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

Iconic Archie’s Restaurant in Wailuku to close after 49 years

For 49 long years, Archie’s Restaurant on Lower Main Street in Wailuku has been a fixture for its hamburger steak, breaded teriyaki and nabeyaki udon, the latter a soup made of thick flour noodles that you slurp from a bowl of steaming broth cooked in a steel pot with vegetables, chicken, ...

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 ...

Sweet survivor Reina, dog No. H107, would love to get a fresh start with you and your love. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Do you have the heart and home to share with a total “tenderheart” that just wants a little TLC? Well, I’d sure love the chance to get a few kisses and cuddles from you. I’m a bashful 6-year-old loving lady that’s been through a lot lately, so a loving family sure would make my ...

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Book Review: ‘The Cuban Affair’ feels authentic and real

• “The Cuban Affair: a Novel” (Simon & Schuster), by Nelson DeMille A charter boat captain in Key West, Florida, gets an offer he can’t refuse in Nelson DeMille’s latest novel, “The Cuban Affair.” Daniel “Mac” MacCormick has retired. He bought a charter boat and now ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — The news that all American steamers on the Pacific over 2,000 tons are to be drafted into the service of the United States for transport purposes on the Atlantic brings the shipping problem squarely up to us. Nothing is yet said about our sugar shipments. It is assumed ...

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 path forks in a wooded area in Dymock, England. -- AP photo

Those two roads diverging might be in England

The woods were cool, a welcome balm on a hot day. Shafts of sunlight poured through the canopy. Slowly, I walked down a track thick with long-fallen leaves. And then I found it. It wasn’t much to look at, just a spot where the path split. But that was the point. Could this be the fork ...

A skier kicks up some fresh powder during opening day at Arapahoe Basin in Dillon, Colo. If you’re contemplating a ski vacation this winter, the best deals and discounts typically are offered well before winter. -- AP photo

Contemplating a ski trip this winter?

Are you contemplating a ski trip this winter? It might be hard to wrap your head around the concept of snow if you’re still mourning summer’s passing or trying to make vacation plans for fall amid foliage forecasts and hurricane news. But the best deals for ski vacations are offered well ...