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In the loop

Maui musician Elaine Ryan wants you to get off the couch and go out and enjoy the many musicians who perform regularly on Maui. She also wants to help her fellow artists make a name for themselves beyond the island.So she came up with a website that she hopes will accomplish both, ...

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 ...

Pet of the Week

Aloha, I'm Princess Biscuits, No. 85. I'm a black-and-white, tabby female, domestic short-hair mix who weighs about 7.5 pounds. I'm approximately 7 years old. I'm a laid-back kind of gal who's about as affectionate and outgoing as they come. I was a bit overwhelmed with the big family rooms ...

A little VINO?

VINO, the DK Restaurants' Mediterranean-inspired small plates and wine bar, has reopened at Waterfront Plaza in Honolulu just steps away and kitty-corner from its old location. (The original VINO opened in 2004 and won many awards.)Executive Chef Keith Endo is back in the kitchen, (along with ...

Festival gives back to community BIG time

The Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival, held in September on three islands, presented checks to 16 local nonprofits totaling $350,000 on Tuesday at a special lunch presentation in Neiman Marcus' Mariposa Restaurant on Oahu.The contribution represented a record level of giving for HFWF, ...

Master sommelier events uncorked from Maui to Oahu

Want to sip wines hand picked by experts in the field?Master Sommelier Michael Jordan will appear on Maui at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Montage Kapalua Bay for an uncorked special edition of Road Trippin' Down U.S. 101.Attendees may sample a wonderful array of pinot noirs from up and down ...

Thank-You Letters

Thank you to the following people who helped set up and sell donated items for the recent fundraiser garage sales benefiting SPCA and Feral Cats Maui: Helen Domer, Elaine Mullo and Anita Wintner, $1,000 was raised! This will pay for spay-neuter surgeries to help end cat overpopulation!Donya ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago1915 - - Since Wednesday, the day of the coronation of the Japanese emperor, the Japanese have been celebrating the event. On the Puunene and Paia plantations,Wednesday and Thursday were taken as full holidays. Besides much private entertaining, sports and parades and other ...

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. Clothing, ...

Vodka and caviar, anyone? From Russia (via Uruguay), with love

Cary and Karin Button are consummate travelers. As the owners of Maui Prime Fine Foods and its parent company, Oyster Seafood in Lahaina (the latter of which sells gourmet foods to top Maui hotels and restaurants), they are afforded the ability to take holidays all over the world. Every year, ...

Italy­ in fifth gear

When my wife, Kelly, and I shared a romantic holiday in Italy 10 years ago, I reported on our conversion to the concepts of Slow Food and Slow Travel. Do less to experience more. Savor the moment. It was all very Zen. Maui News readers ate it up like I was slinging free Florentine pizza.This ...

In the loop

Sip fine wines at annual Hui No'eau benefitWine lovers will converge on Hotel Wailea on Saturday to attend the ninth annual benefit for Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao.Wailea Food & Wine Celebration will be presented in the resort's elegant Anuhea Room. Guests may enjoy ...

Akaku presents Maui Walk of Heroes

Maui's Akaku Community Television will once again honor local luminaries at the 2015 Maui Walk of Heroes celebration by enshrining their hands and footprints in cement outside the Akaku studios at 333 Dairy Road in Kahului (by Minit Stop).This free, fun-filled event will take place from 3 to 7 ...

Ladies Spa Night to benefit Maui Cultural Lands group

Spa Helani, a Heavenly Spa by Westin, will present a special Ladies Spa Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Located in the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas, the facility will host the event as a benefit for Maui Cultural Lands.The evening will feature 25-minute Ho'omana Ritual sampler ...

Assistance Dogs of Hawaii benefit on Oahu

The Assistance Dogs of Hawaii's second annual Giving Thanks Benefit event will be held Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Waialae Country Club on Oahu.Attendees may sip cocktails, mingle and munch appetizers, and then sit down to an elegant three-course gourmet dinner and dessert.The husband-and-wife TV ...

Class to cover home solar panel rules

The class "Maui Solar Photovoltaics: What You Need to Know Today" will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at University of Hawaii Maui College to provide information on recent changes to home rooftop solar rules.Last month, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission implemented changes in how future ...

First Maui Healing Summit set for Waikapu

Internationally renowned author and environmentalist Doreen Virtue will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural Maui Healing Summit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Waikapu Ballroom at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapu.Virtue will be joined by four Maui speakers: the Rev. Kedar ...

Life is Sweet benefit for Best Buddies Hawaii on Saturday

Dessert and music lovers won't want to miss the sixth annual "Life Is Sweet" event from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at The Shops at Wailea.Each year since 2009, Wailea's top chefs have competed to create a Signature Dessert for the year, and the public is invited to sample the entries as part of the ...

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 ...