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Pau Hana

Going the extra mile

Florence Gapsis’s passenger seat is rarely empty. Several times a month, she hops in her car and picks up residents bound for destinations like Costco, the doctor’s office or the Veterans Affairs clinic. She patiently waits while her passengers complete their errands and then takes them ...

What’s the ‘M’ in STEM? We’re talking about mathematics

Nick Okamoto is passionate about calculus. In fact, Nick loves every branch of mathematics. And he wants your kids to feel the love, too. An enthusiastic educator like Nick can make that happen. He inspires his students and makes math fun. That’s right, FUN. His basic philosophy is — “You ...

Two Maui artists to create art pieces for Honolulu Museum show

Maui artists Gwen Arkin and Andy Behrle have been selected to create new artworks for the Honolulu Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition, “Artists of Hawai‘i 2020,” inspired by traditional methods that investigate burning issues in Hawaii. Their works will be on display for the ...

Buddha Reads book club reads Bushnell

The Buddha Reads book club is starting a new book this month, with the first meeting to discuss it at the end of February. The book is “The Water of Kane” by Oswald A. Bushnell. It is a historical fiction novel about the construction of the immense irrigation project on the slopes of ...

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

Sure, I may look like a bruiser, but I’m definitely a lover not a fighter! My name is George and I’m a kind and loving 11-year-old that’s had a rough go at life so far. I’ve got a big snaggle tooth and a scabby nose that gives me my signature look. If you were to look past that and give ...

Spirit Tourism: Britain sees spike in visits to distilleries

Many people these days are thirsting not just for a drink but for knowledge about where it comes from. “Spirit tourism” is booming across the United Kingdom, with artisanal brands and micro distilleries popping up and many global brands distilled here. Bombay Sapphire distillery, for ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Lost” by Patterson/Born (Little. Brown) 2. “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy (Harperone) 3. “Moral Compass” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 4. “Dear Edward” by Ann Napolitano (Dial Press) 5. “The Guardians” by John Grisham ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1920 — Another Maui boy has distinguished himself as a soldier in France. Wounded three times and still in a hospital in England, William K. Hussey of Lahaina has recently been decorated by King George for distinguished service and exceptional valor. 75 Years Ago 1945 — ...

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 242-6335. • 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 sky’s the limit

Anita White and Shannon Christiansen are in their element when they’re up in the clouds. White, a flight instructor, and Christiansen, a Mokulele Airlines captain and LifeSave KuPono first officer, say there’s nothing more exhilarating than being at the controls of an airplane. But ...

Workshop series for those on lifelong quest for strong brains

What is the best activity to build and maintain a strong and healthy brain? It would be great if there was one simple answer. But the answer, though not simple, is much more exciting: There are many activities that research has shown to correlate with lower incidence of Alzheimer’s disease ...

Story of Kalaupapa’s Hutchinson told

The Maui News Author and historian Anwei Law will talk about longtime Kalaupapa resident and Maui-born Ambrose Kanewali‘i Hutchison and his ties to St. Damien, Queen Kapi‘olani and Rudolph Meyer at Windward Community College on Oahu on Thursday. The title of the lecture is “Ambrose K. ...

Jake Shimabukuro to bring his ukulele music to MACC on March 14

The Maui News Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro will be performing in a Ho‘onanea Series concert in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. March 14. He will be accompanied by members of his trio. Tickets currently are on sale for MACC members and will be ...

MACC presents adult art-interactive mixer

The Maui News Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s popular ArT=Mixx series, a fusion of performing and visual arts elaborating on ideas in the current exhibit in Schaefer International Gallery, will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 1. ENCHANTED is the name of this ArT=Mixx, which ties into ...

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 ...

Pet of the Week

I’m a happy-go-lucky guy with a personality that’s sure to dazzle you! Don’t let my age fool you, I may be 10 years old but boy do I love to cuddle like a puppy! My name is Bling (Dog #H13) and my favorite place to be is right in your arms. Walks in the yard are nice, but a chance to curl ...

New CEO at Humane Society has lots of new ideas

When you have seven dogs living under one roof, dinnertime is never a dull affair. Just ask Maui Humane Society CEO Steve MacKinnon, who has seven rescue dogs ranging in age from 1 to 14. It may sound chaotic, but he and his wife, Dyanna, have feeding time down to a fine art and their multidog ...

Birds were critical factor in natural history of the islands

For millennia, before humans ever set foot in Hawaii, birds ruled the islands. From mountaintop to shoreline, the feathered filled the forests, grasslands, wetlands and shorelines. As the predominant animal of islands that lacked the land-dwelling reptiles (only sea turtles) and mammals (only ...

Merwin Conservancy presents event with U.S. poet laureate

The Merwin Conservancy will present current U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo in the Green Room at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. Doors open at 6:30. Harjo was appointed the 23rd United States poet laureate and is the first Native American to hold the ...