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Hooch is the larger-than-life lover boy that would love to see you. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Do you have a soft spot for great big cuddle bugs? Then you’ve gotta meet me, Hooch, dog No. H110. I’m a sweet natured 7-year-old, neutered, 64 pound male that is just looking for a forever family to love. Even though my eyes can look a little goopy at times (which I am being treated for), ...

Visitors ride “Flight of the Hippogriff” roller coaster at Universal Studios Hollywood. -- Photo courtesy Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

L.A.

Each year 47-million people visit Los Angeles because “it’s a dynamic, progressive city where diversity thrives and everyone is welcome,” based on press materials provided by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. “L.A. is best discovered by exploring its more than 30 ...

David LeFevre slices fresh fish at one of his Manhattan Beach restaurants. -- Arthur J photo

Los Angeles restaurants keep rocking it

Explore boutique shops in Manhattan Beach during the day, and then grab dinner at Arthur J’s, the third restaurant in the neighborhood created by Chef David LeFevre, a former judge on “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Master Chef” and a guest on on The Cooking Channel’s “Road Show with ...

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Book Review: Erdrich tries apocalyptic fiction in ‘Future Home’

• “Future Home of the Living God” (Harper), by Louise Erdrich Evolution runs amok in Louise Erdrich’s new novel, “Future Home of the Living God.” Ladybugs are the size of cats. Dragonflies have three-foot wingspans. Few women survive childbirth because of a fatal autoimmune ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — Fire started in the machine room of the big Lyceum Theater in Kahului shortly after 8 o’clock Saturday evening and in less than two hours the show house and almost the entire block of stores and shops were in ashes. 75 Years Ago 1942 — Maui’s “kiawe corps” ...

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. ...

The Hibiscus Margarita is one of the featured cocktails at  the Westin Nanea in Kaanapali as part of its Patron barrel select tequila program. -- Westin Nanea photo

In the Loop

Do you want your tequila-loving taste buds to start doing the Mexican hat dance with refined flavors and smooth sips? Sister properties the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas and the Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas have both rolled out Patron barrel programs. “We’ve personally selected ...

Marie Kondo is back with a new manga about tidying up

Just when it seemed Marie Kondo had spread her gospel on the “life-changing magic” of decluttering as far as it could go, the author is back with a different audience in mind. Kondo’s message that you should keep only things that “spark joy” is now in manga form, with a love story ...

David Fried (from left in hat), Marie Villareal, Columbus Patrichinio, Keith Anne Tagura, Linh Le and Naoko Ban form the Open Mic Night music club. -- Photo courtesy Karyn Sarring

‘Open Mic’ is a fun night at UH-MC

Looking for an opportunity to share a talent, a message or an act? Join the University of Hawaii Maui College’s Music Club Open Mic Night at 5 p.m. Thursday, at the campus Multipurpose Room in the Pilina Building. Admission to this family-friendly event is free and open to all ages. This ...

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 ...

Mrs. Chubbs is the soft and snuggly senior that’s ready for your love today. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Do you have room in your heart for a sweet little lady that is sure to cherish you? Then I really hope you’ll stop by and ask to meet me, Mrs. Chubbs, Cat No. 68. I’m a gentle and loving 7-year-old lady that has been waiting for a forever family to love since September. I can be a bit ...

Tropical fish aquariums -- Photo courtesy The Pet Shop

The Pet Shop

Tina “Alex” Alexander, sales manager at The Pet Shop in Kahului, deftly reaches into a terrarium to scoop up egg sacs freshly laid by a female Jackson chameleon. She places each into a small cardboard box and gently tears apart the sac’s membrane, releasing an infant chameleon so small it ...

Thank-You Letters

Thank you Maui County for doing a fine maintenance job on Haiku Road recently. It looks particularly well-cared for and it is a pleasure to see it looking this way; much appreciated by Haiku residents. Katie Romanchuk, Haiku * * * The Valley Isle Timing Association has been in existence ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — Official announcement was made Wednesday by Maj. F. J. Green, aide to the governor in charge of funeral arrangements for the late Queen Liliuokalani, that the funeral services on Sunday morning will begin at 10 o’clock in the Iolani Palace throne room. 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. ...

An image of longtime Maui resident and famed Hollywood manager and movie star Shep Gordon looms above a presenter at Carnivale du Vin in New Orleans, the annual charity wine auction by Emeril Lagasse Foundation. -- Emeril Lagasse Foundation photo

Most expensive single bottle of wine ever sold at auction boasts Maui ties

A bottle of The Setting Wines Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has become the most expensive single bottle of wine ever sold. The standard 750ml bottle of wine in a 2015 vintage was sold at Carnivale du Vin, Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s annual charity wine auction and gala on Nov. 4 for the ...

This photo show a mixed-media journal on a desk outfitted for artistic endeavors. -- Photo via AP

Creative ways to keep a journal

Whether you are looking to release pent-up emotions, motivate yourself or simply clear your mind, keeping a journal can be great for your mental health. “We discover things about ourselves that are hidden,” says Jamie Ridler, a creative living coach and founder of the online Jamie Ridler ...

Ceramicist Lee Oululani Plevney at work in her studio. -- BETTY PLEVNEY photo

In the Loop

Have you ever stood on the distant shores of another land longing for home? Lee Oululani Plevney often looked out across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco, remembering her mother who was born and raised on Maui. She longed for the day she could make Maui her home. Two years ago, Plevney ...

The Lahaina Arts Association hosts free after-school art classes in Maui Nui. -- Photo courtesy LAA

Keiki art education silent auction benefit

The Lahaina Arts Association will be holding its annual silent auction from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 under the Banyan Tree. The proceeds from this auction will help support the LAA children’s art education programs for the coming year. This year’s auction items include gift certificates ...