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Jordan, cat No. 12, just wants a little bit of your love to feel better than ever. - RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Ever had a case of itchy-eyed allergies? Then you should be able to sympathize with me. I’m Jordan, cat No. 12, a 5-year-old spayed female that is looking for a little TLC to get back to my bold, beautiful self. I’m a very outgoing gal. After being on my own for about six months, someone ...

Napili Bay fronting the resort is one of Maui’s most popular recreation areas. -- Napili Kai Beach Resort photo

Napili Kai Beach Resort protects bay

Located on one of Maui’s most scenic reef-protected bays, Napili Kai Beach Resort has introduced an educational program to encourage visitors to use reef-safe sunscreens to save the environment. In recent years, the coral reefs throughout Hawaii and the world have shown damage and ...

The USS Missouri will be jumping Saturday. -- Photo courtesy Anthology Group

‘Mighty Mo’ launches Living History Day on Oahu

On Saturday, the Battleship Missouri Memorial will celebrate “Living History Day” aboard the historic “Mighty Mo” aka USS Missouri, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those heading to Ford Island at Pearl Harbor on Oahu will find engaging events, dramatic reenactments and historic exhibits, ...

Ryan Oki Okinawa (left) and Dylan Chance Lee -- Photo courtesy MACC

Kumu Kahua Theatre to perform ‘Wild Birds’

Tickets are now on sale for the Kumu Kahua Theatre production of Eric Anderson’s historical drama, “Wild Birds.” Inspired by historical events, it tells a story of intense cultural clashes and effects of western education on the indigenous monarchy. It is set in Honolulu in 1839 and will ...

Gaze at the total lunar eclipse Jan. 31 from atop Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali. -- Hyatt Regency Maui photo

Hyatt in Kaanapali to offer viewing of total lunar eclipse on its rooftop

In the early morning hours of Jan. 31, Hawaii will be one of the few places in the world to witness the total lunar eclipse that will feature a Blue Moon, Blood Moon and Supermoon, the first time in 152 years. A Blue Moon is a term used when there are two full moons in a calendar month. ...

Astronomy talk at Akaku Upstairs

Akaku Upstairs Salon Series will “look to the sky,” so to speak, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului. Jeff Kuhn of University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, Kevin Lewis from the PLANETS Foundation and Svetlana Berdyugina of the Kiepenheuer Institute will ...

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Thank-You Letters

On Monday, Jan. 15, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 167 volunteers reported to Maui Nui Botanical Gardens for the 2018 Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Annual Day of Service, hosted by Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is deeply grateful to Hawaii Permanente ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1918 — Wailuku and other towns of Central Maui were treated to a great sight Wednesday morning, when the slopes of Haleakala were seen to be covered with snow. The sight was splendid, the snow coming far down the mountainside and disappearing among the trees. 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. ...

A snowmobile stunt near the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, Minn. -- AP photo

Embrace the BOLD NORTH

Minneapolis is the northernmost city to host a Super Bowl. Tourism officials are making the most of that as they prepare to welcome visitors to the “Bold North.” Many activities surrounding Super Bowl will take advantage of Minnesota’s wintry weather, including outdoor concerts, ice ...

Dining Room Lecturer Marc Malone (at far left) with students -- The Maui News / CARLA TRACY photo

CLASSY ACT at University of Hawaii Maui College CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM

The sharply dressed server in black with colorful silk tie whisks an amuse bouche to the table, enticing diners with a small taste. It’s an inkling of the quality to expect of the four-course feast that is yet to come. She then presents appetizers of hamachi crudo with pickled mushrooms, ...

Community  Outreach team members Madeline Kammerer (left) and Sisi Kong will fly in from Oahu Tuesday to teach the free class. --  Down to Earth photo

In the Loop

Want to be healthy and happy in 2018? The new year can bring fresh starts and new beginnings in the form of an improved diet and exercise. “Down to Earth in Kahului offers free Vegetarian Cooking Classes from 5 to 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month,” says Assistant Marketing ...

Gallery view from the last Schaefer Portrait Challenge in 2015 -- Photo courtesy Schaefer International Gallery

Schaefer International Gallery 2018 Portrait Challenge opens

The highly anticipated 2018 Schaefer Portrait Challenge opens to the public Tuesday and runs through March 18 at Schaefer International Gallery at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. This year marks the sixth triennial occurrence of the signature state-wide juried art competition and ...

Lance Genson Mahi La Pierre visits Hui No‘eau in March. -- Photo courtesy Hui No‘eau

‘Art with Aloha’ demos and workshops

The Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao is excited to announce its new practitioners for its Art with Aloha demonstrations and workshops for spring. Gayle Miyaguchi, current cultural advisor for Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel, and her husband Kent started Na Kani O Hula in 1994. They farmed ...

Pancho is the kind of pint-sized pal that will keep you smiling. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Ever wish you had someone waiting to shower you with a ton of love at the end of a long day? The you’ve got to meet me, Pancho, dog No. 73. I’m a super kissy and cuddly 8-year-old neutered male that would love to hop into your lap and listen about your day. Then when you’re done, I can ...

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Book Review: Neil Olson’s ‘The Black Painting’ is complex tale

• “The Black Painting” (Hanover Square), by Neil Olson The wealthy, reclusive patriarch of the Morse family summons his estranged children and grandchildren to his mansion in rural Connecticut, but the first to arrive find him dead in his study. His face, turned toward where a ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1918 — The Kula Sanitarium is to have a school of its own, provided the department of public instruction will sanction it. There are eight children in the sanitarium that should have school facilities, and 20 or more pre-tubercular children in the district, now in the regular ...

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. ...

Notre Dame Cathedral, illuminated at night, was the setting of two novels by author Richard Wright. -- AP photo

African-Americans in Paris

The great African-American writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright began their feud over Wright’s novel, “Native Son,” at Cafe Les Deux Magots. Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis held hands with his white girlfriend, French actress Juliette Greco, while strolling along the Seine after hanging ...

Chief of Interpretation and Education Polly Angelakis stands by an endangered silversword. -- National Park Service photo

Rocky repercussions

“Aloha Pele. Please accept our apology. We do respect and honor your lands. Here is your treasured heart back. Much love and honor. Mahalo! — Haleakala National Park visitor The temptation for thousands of visitors is just too great. After making the long and winding trek up to ...