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Book Review: ‘Sins as Scarlet’ spotlights LA

• “Sins as Scarlet” (Minotaur), by Nicolas Obregon Each author brings a different hue to the city or region he or she is writing about. Nicolas Obregon’s stunning second novel shows Los Angeles from the perspective of Kosuke Iwata, a former Japanese police detective who is now a ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

1. “Becoming” by Michelle Obama (Crown) 2. “The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13)” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet) 3. “The Wonky Donkey” by Craig Smith (Scholastic) 4. “Homebody” by Joanna Gaines (Harper Design) 5. “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis (Thomas ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1918 — Dr. W. D. Baldwin of Haiku, who left some weeks ago for Red Cross work in Siberia, is now in charge of a refugee hospital in Vladivostok. 75 Years Ago 1943 — The lights went on again all over Maui — almost — last week and gave Maui its first “white Christmas” ...

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. ...

He’s too sexy for his seitan

Carlos Garcia never imagined he’d one day be a PETA “poster boy,” yet earlier this year, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals nonprofit named him 2018’s “Sexiest Vegan Over 50.” This heady recognition wasn’t a long-held dream penned with painstaking intent in his ...

In the Loop

Among one of the largest vegetarian/vegan organizations in the country, the not-for-profit Vegetarian Society of Hawaii promotes human health, animal rights and protection of the environment by means of vegetarian education. Once a month, the volunteer-driven group presents lectures by ...

‘Keiki in the Kitchen’ in stores

The Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation has released its first kids’ cookbook written by its Executive Director Denise Yamaguchi and illustrated by Mark C.L. Ching, designer at Digital Illustrations. “Keiki in the Kitchen with Mika the Sous Chef” is a new cookbook that features 39 ...

Mardi Gras Maui lets good times roll

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 23, when Maui AIDS Foundation will host the wildly colorful Mardi Gras Maui. The good times will roll in the Waikapu Ballroom of the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu, starting at 5:30 p.m. until closing. Tickets are on sale now at www.mauiaids.org ...

Epicurean Experience series

California producer of both pinot noir and chardonnay, Kosta Browne Winery is host of the Chef Series lineup of gourmet dinners. The first event sold out fast last month at the Sebastopol winery and featured a custom menu from acclaimed Chef Kyle Connaughton of the two-Michelin-starred ...

Thank You Letters

Mahalo to Eric Bulmer and Daniella Quintian, owners of Maui Neon & Sign Company, for hosting “Lokahi Day in the Park” on Saturday, Dec. 15. For the past 11 years, the couple has celebrated Christmas with crafts. This year, Na Hoaloha and Friends of the Children’s Justice Center were ...

Pet of the Week

Do you have room in your heart for a tender and loving little dude that’s really turned his life around? If you do, then I hope you’ll come meet me, Tiny (No. 171C). I was a timid little kitten when I first came to the shelter back in August, but now I’ve grown up to be a super sweet, ...

Small-ship cruising offers intimate glimpse of Hawaii

Some experts in small-ship expedition cruising have a few tips up their sleeves when it comes to exploring Hawaii’s diverse cultures, ecosystems and landscapes. Instead of flying from island to island, hop aboard a small ship cruise on AdventureSmith Explorations and travel to four islands ...

‘Pluto & Beyond’

PBS will premiere the episode “Pluto & Beyond” as part of “NOVA” on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 2. When the New Horizons spacecraft whizzed by Pluto in 2015, we Earthlings were dazzled by the breathtaking images it beamed home. They revealed a never-before-seen alien landscape ...

Support eco-system with isle-sourced sunscreen

Fairmont Kea Lani all-suite and villa luxury resort in Wailea is partnering with local skin-care company, Kuleana, becoming the first Hawaii resort to offer its guests the new, locally sourced, all-natural reef-safe sunscreen in beach and poolside dispensers as a complimentary amenity so that ...

Hyatt offers Tour of the Stars

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa’s acclaimed Tour of the Stars offers viewing opportunities at 8 and 9 p.m. nightly on the rooftop; and a Romance Tour at 10 p.m. that offers sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries, perfect for couples. Astronomer and NASA Ambassador Eddie ...

Book Review: ‘Pandemic’ rings warning bell about gene-editing technology

• “Pandemic” (Putnam), by Robin Cook When there’s a scientific breakthrough, Robin Cook doesn’t just stand up and cheer. He uses his fertile imagination and writes a novel about its possible perils. In his latest medical thriller, “Pandemic,” Cook dramatizes the scary side of a ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1918 — Eben Lowe, of Honolulu, and Angus McPhee, of Maui, who have secured a 21-year lease on the Island of Kahoolawe, are required by the terms of their lease to exterminate or remove the goats that now prevent the growth of forest. 75 Years Ago 1943 — An even dozen ...

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. ...

Pair how-to books with supplies for crafty gifts

Santa has his crew of crafty elves, but those of us living south of the North Pole could use a little help. Sure, your creative friends and loved ones will appreciate a how-to book full of new projects for an existing hobby, or ideas that could spark a new one. But consider going the extra ...

Holiday entertaining in small spaces is an art

For those in small homes, holiday entertaining can feel daunting, or even impossible. But with a little planning, that needn’t be the case. “I don’t think anyone who enjoys hosting should stop themselves from entertaining just because of space constraints,” says Sarah Carey, ...