Pau Hana

“Maui Manu Triptych” by Jupiter Nielson -- Photo courtesy the artist

Artful conservation yields a bounty

Many people do not give a lot of thought to their water supply — where it comes from or who takes care of it, if anyone. All that is of concern is that fresh, clean water is available when it’s required. Luckily, some conservation-minded people came together to create the East Maui ...

D21 Valenzuela MWA ‘Alala Within Us

Photo Gallery of “Artful conservation yields a bounty”

FIRST PHOTO: “Jewel of the Forest” by Olena Rodeau SECOND PHOTO: “ ‘Alala Within Us” by Jennifer Valenzuela THIRD PHOTO: “Summer Silversword” by Joanne Hopper FOURTH PHOTO: “ ‘Io Lana” by Chaz Kaneakua FIFTH PHOTO: “Higashino Hands” by Byron Berkowitz SIXTH PHOTO: ...

W.S. Merwin, U.S. Poet Laureate, environmentalist and 40-year Maui resident, turns 90. -- LISA KRISTINE photo

In the Loop

The Merwin Conservancy plans a special 90th birthday celebration for celebrated U.S. Poet Laureate, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, National Book Award-recipient, translator, environmentalist and 40-year Maui resident W.S. Merwin at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 in the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts ...

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 ...

Faith, Dog No. H121, is the loving lady that will make you believe in love at first snuggle. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Do you have a soft spot for super snuggly doggies? Then you’ve got to meet me, Faith No. H121. I’m an affectionate and outgoing 4-year-old spayed 64 pound female that’s looking for the right kind of family to adore. You may realize that I’ve been waiting for a home since May, when I was ...

Charred shishito peppers with hibachi shiitake mushrooms, firecracker shrimp and kalbi tenderloin mushu buns are all served at a 20 percent discount at Alaloa Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua to kamaaina in September. -- The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua photo

The Ritz puttin’ on ‘Mahalo Month’ deals

September brings discounts as the “Mahalo Month” at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua for kamaaina throughout the state. From football celebrations to special savings throughout the resort, the Ritz is the place to be this month. Today and next Sunday you may cheer for your favorite team at ...

Get ‘in the spirit’ at Mauka Makai with tequila and tortillas

The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas’ monthly culinary and cocktail series continues with “In the Spirit of Tequila and Tortillas” Sept. 25 at its signature restaurant, Mauka Makai, in Kaanapali. The event celebrates local products and cuisine with live music, libations and specialty food ...

Luana Lounge’s lead mixologist Aaron Alcala Mosley knows how to put a fun spin on cocktails at Tiki Tuesdays in Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea. -- Fairmont Kea Lani photo

Imbibe in Tiki Tuesdays at Fairmont

In Hawaii, the end of each day is often celebrated with “pau hana,” meaning to “finish work,” a social time reserved for enjoying friends, pupu and libations. Inspired by the tropics and highlighting the classic style that made tiki drinks a world phenomenon, Fairmont Kea Lani ...

Top Hawaii chefs dish up favorites at Hyatt Waikiki

Hawaii’s best chefs, as selected by Hawaii’s Best Kitchens’ 100,000 Instagram followers, take the spotlight at Hawaii’s newest foodie event. The Best of Hawaii’s Best Kitchens 2017, featuring Hawaii’s best chefs and the official launch of Ciîroc French Vanilla, will bring top local ...

Book Review: Memoir is bittersweet farewell to Bette Davis

• “Miss D & Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis” (Hachette Books), by Kathryn Sermak with Danelle Morton Bette Davis battled studio bosses, husbands and rivals during her long acting career, establishing a tough persona in real life to match her enduring Hollywood image. She ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — Sheriff Crowell has received complete instructions as to how to proceed with selective draft work on Maui, and has already set the machinery for the draft in motion. 75 Years Ago 1942 — Maui fish markets in the past few weeks have had a larger supply of fresh fish ...

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. ...

Bier! Bier! Bier! Ladies in dirndls and men in T-shirts and jeans clank steins of frothy brews at Oktoberfest at The Park in Las Vegas Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. -- MGM Resorts photo

The Park in Las Vegas toasts to timeless Oktoberfest tradition

For the second consecutive year, Oktoberfest at The Park will awaken Las Vegas’ German spirit when it returns Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. The Park is a premier Las Vegas dining and entertainment district between the T-Mobile Arena and the New York, New York Hotel & Casino offering merrymakers ...

Hearty German food and Oktoberfest beers will be on tap Friday in Kapalua. -- Montage Kapalua Bay photo

Beer garden at Montage Kapalua Bay

In the spirit of Oktoberfest, Montage Kapalua Bay will host its second annual event for beer enthusiasts and foodies alike from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the resort. Located at the Pacific Lawn overlooking the ocean and the Neighbor Islands, the event for adults ages 21 and older will offer ...

Guest writer Ali Grace Hanna (center) with her parents Becky and Ed Hanna, is currently pursuing a bachelor’s      degree at The New School in New York City, majoring in journalism and design. A Paia girl and 2014 St. Anthony       Junior-Senior High School graduate, Ali hopes to pursue an editorial career. She plans to write a novel or two of her own as well, and eventually return to her island home. -- Photo courtesy ALI HANNA

Millenial muses about life . . . ‘Am I missing something?’

At age 15, my dad told his parents he was sleeping at a friend’s house for a weekend. Unbeknownst to my grandparents, he was actually hitching a ride to Bethel, N.Y., in hopes of seeing a few of his favorite rock ‘n’ roll artists perform live. And little did he know, he’d soon be a part ...

KORYU NISHIKAWA V, Master puppeteer

In the Loop

TRADITIONAL JAPANESE PUPPETRY WORKSHOP Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with a master Japanese artist. Fifth generation master puppeteer of the Kuruma Ningyo style, Koryu Nishikawa V will be offering a free workshop at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kahului Public Library, 90 School ...

“Flaming Jelly” acrylic on canvas. -- Photo courtesy Lahaina Arts Society

Lahaina Arts Society selects featured artist

The Lahaina Arts Society will feature the multi-media works of Earl Thompson at the Banyan Tree Gallery through Oct. 2. “As an artist, I am compelled to create something on a regular basis. A day without art is a day without fulfillment. I refuse to be contained to a single style or ...

A Hawaiian green sea turtle surfaces for air at the Turtle Lagoon, a favorite of visitors to the Maui Ocean Center. -- Photo courtesy Maui Ocean Center

Hawaii’s sea turtles take center stage at Maui Ocean Center this month

During the month of September, Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea is celebrating Hawaii’s sea turtles with a variety of turtle-themed presentations, Explore Stations and more. Behind-the-scenes tour Join a marine naturalist and explore the aquarium lab, learn about corals, sharks and sea ...

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 ...

Nana, cat No. H11, is a sweet senior that just wants the chance to curl up next to you. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Do you have room for a low-maintenance lady in your life? Well, I’m a quiet and laid-back spayed lady named Nana (cat No. H11) that’s about as chill as they come. At 13 years old, all I ask for these days is food in my bowl and a soft spot by your side to curl up in. I don’t pester for a ...