Pau Hana

Hawaiian Airlines Presents Uncorked welcomes 20 top chefs and 20 top wines Nov. 3 to the Hawai‘i Convention Center on Oahu. -- Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival photo

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival attracts top talent for its seventh extravaganza

There will be a whopping 120 world-class chefs, 50 winemakers and at least a dozen mixologists who will bring their talents together in paradise for the seventh annual Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival spanning three of the islands and attracting 10,000 hungry people to resorts and other ...

Savor a lavish,  fun beachside barbecue with family and friends with a chef and a server on hand to cater to your every culinary whim. -- Westin KOR photo

In the Loop

Fall is right around the corner on the Mainland, but on Maui, the sun doesn’t ever set on a popular summer pastime — barbecuing. Beginning Sept. 5, the Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas will launch Glam-B-Q private-dining experience designed to celebrate year-round outdoor cooking. ...

The entrance to the Schaefer International Gallery during the last Schaefer Portrait Challenge at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. -- Photo courtesy of the MACC

Schaefer Portrait Challenge seeks artists

The Schaefer International Gallery at Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului sends a reminder for all Maui artists that the date draws near for application and jurying for its signature triennial exhibition, Schaefer Portrait Challenge 2018. The Jury date for Maui artists’ submission ...

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Auditions for “The Full Monty” can be shocking. -- Photo courtesy of MVT

Manoa Valley Theatre season opens with ‘The Full Monty’

Kicking off its 49th season, Manoa Valley Theatre in Honolulu chose the rip-roaring musical comedy “The Full Monty” to open with a bang. While spying on their wives, a group of unemployed steelworkers see how much they enjoy watching male strippers. Jealous, out of work and feeling ...

Outgoing and affectionate lady Zeebee is ready to be the purr-fect new pal for you. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Are you looking for an outgoing gal to greet you when you come home from a long day? Then, we should meet because I would love to be the fun new friend to help you unwind. My name is Zeebee, Cat No. 36A and I’m an affectionate 6-year-old, 10-pound spayed female that would love to add a ton of ...

Mike Abrams of Flavor Waves Inc. will teach a class on the subject of flavor on Saturday at University of Hawaii Maui College in Kahului. -- CHRIS SPEERE photo

Take class on Exploring Flavors With Food on Saturday at UH Maui College

The Maui Food Innovation Center at the University of Hawaii Maui College is doing something flavorful. It’s offering a lecture on Exploring Flavors With Food with a talk by Mike Abrams and Teresa Carden of Flavor Waves Inc, who have more than a half a century of flavoring and extract ...

Thank-You Letters

Thank you to Hale Makua Health Services employees, Board of Directors and community supporters who worked so hard to raise funds for the 2017 Visitor Industry Charity Walk, and helped us raise over $81,000. A huge mahalo to former Board Director and long-time supporter Mitch Mitchell for ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1917 — On September 2 will occur the first of the two services devoted to the dedication of the new and beautiful Henry Perrine Baldwin Memorial Church at Paia. As an expression of Thanksgiving for the beautiful building which is being dedicated, the offering for the day is ...

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. ...

Doune, Scotland, which lies shortly past Loch Lomond, Britain’s largest body of inland water at 22 miles long. The loch narrows at its northern end and the walk leads into an open field where old farmhouses still stand. -- Photo via AP

Forests, moors, peat bogs: A week of walking in Scotland

Scotland has more than two dozen official long-distance trails through moors, peat bogs and forests. We chose one of the most popular, the West Highland Way. As first-time walkers in Scotland, my companion and I used a travel company to plan our route, book accommodations and arrange baggage ...

Renowned musician Don Ho was memorialized with a sculpture released last week to celebrate Waikiki’s International Market Place anniversary on Friday. Photo via AP

Don Ho immortalized with new bronze statue in Waikiki

During his prolific career in the 1960s, Don Ho was the must-see musician at International Market Place in Waikiki, drawing record-number audiences of both Hawaii residents and international visitors. To commemorate Ho’s tremendous contributions to Hawaiian music and history, the reimagined ...

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Red is a big girl with a big heart that really just wants the chance to love you. Ruby Hernandez photo

Pet of the Week

Do you have a soft spot for larger-than-life love bugs? Then you should come meet me, Red, Dog No. 97. I’m an 82 pound female that’s looking for a family to love after being found in Haiku in July. You may not have seen me around the shelter as all the hustle and bustle that goes on can ...

Lauren Nahme (foreground) and other Kamehameha Schools staff were on lo‘i duty last month in Lahaina. -- TIARE LAWRENCE photo

KALO returns to KAHOMA

After 130 years, kalo is growing again in Lahaina’s Kahoma Valley. Maui residents gathered last month to plant 70 stalks of kalo in the area, after years of work to restore the flow from Kahoma Stream. Many called it a historical event and celebrated the return to ancestral lands to grow ...

Richard Shim, a fan of “The Blue Zones Solution” author Dan Buettner (right), said he’s inspired to do more than 100 push-ups daily at age 85. -- BLUE ZONES PROJECT photo

In the Loop

Central Maui will soon be in the zone. The Blue Zones Project, inspired by five “Blue Zones” regions of the world that have the highest concentration of people living to 100 years or older, will include Maui as a demonstration site. To celebrate, the community is invited to a free kickoff ...

Japan Saving Unagi

Tasty, and endangered eels

The Japanese summer delicacy of roasted eel, braised with a tangy sauce and sprinkled with prickly mountain pepper, is in question as the creatures with their mysterious migrations become increasingly endangered. Soaring demand for Japanese eel, or Anguilla japonica, helped put the creatures ...

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Jody is a sweet little lady that just wants to earn a little love from you. -- RUBY HERNANDEZ photo

Pet of the Week

Looking for a laid back and loving new friend? Then you should definitely meet me, Jody No. 25. I’m a low-maintenance 4-year-old spayed, petite eight pound female that really just wants a nice home where I can cat nap and maybe earn a few head rubs from time to time. I’ve been waiting ...

Folding furniture, made by the Japanese company Snow Peak, includes white Take bamboo chairs and the Campfield Futon couch, which can also be transformed into a bed, two chairs and a side table, or even a storage shelf. -- AP photo

Multipurpose furniture can make most of living spaces

It’s not always enough for a couch to be a couch. Sometimes, especially when space is tight, it helps if the couch can double as two armchairs and a coffee table, and even storage shelves, as is the case with one Japanese camping couch popular among city dwellers. The multifunctional Camp ...