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Living legacy

The first time Sonnet Coggins paid a visit to W.S. Merwin’s palm forest, she was rendered speechless. She had read extensively about the 19-acre property, but seeing it firsthand left her awestruck. “To be inside someone’s lifelong practice of caring for the world was profoundly ...

Merwin Conservancy Green Room memorial series kicks off Oct. 13

The Maui News The Merwin Conservancy will present an evening with Hawaiian scholar and living treasure Dr. Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele at 7 p.m. Sunday at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. The guest of honor at the first event of the “Memorial Series” of the ...

Efforts to eradicate invasive pests on Lanai are paying off

If you travel between the Hawaiian Islands you know that each island is unique in traditions, food, expressions and customs. Plants and animals vary too — both the native plants and animals as well as the invasive species that plague each island. Mongoose are not established on Lanai or ...

Call goes out to artists for 10th annual Maui Open Studios event

The Maui News The 10th annual Maui Open Studios Event is now seeking artists to participate in the 2020 version. All artists in any visual medium, at any level of their career, are invited to participate each weekend in February. Learn more about the specific dates, weekend assignments, ...

Baldwin Bears football team reaches out to Best Buddies

The Maui News The Baldwin Bears football team invited special education students in the Best Buddies club to come to the Baldwin Bears versus Lahainaluna Lunas football game Sept. 27 and be part of the game, which for the Buddies is a dream come true. They were invited to eat dinner with ...

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Pet of the Week

Are you up for a fun friend that loves to learn new things and go on fun adventures? My name is Rufus (No. H9), and I’ve been waiting for a home since August. Unfortunately, my dark coat and stress in the kennels gets me overlooked every time. The thing about it is, I’m a total Beach ...

A spine-tingling good time

How many chills and thrills can you pack into a single mile? Plenty, if you dare to venture down the rocky path leading to Awalau Farm this Halloween season. The 30-acre Haiku farm hosts the Haunted Haiku Hike: Upcountry’s Historic Ghost Tour, an annual twilight trek that appeals to ...

Mitigating land-based stressors to protect coral reefs

In September 2015, ocean water temperatures reached sustained levels that catalyzed unprecedented coral bleaching worldwide. Hawaii’s corals were devastated with some areas experiencing up to a 50 percent mortality rate. This year, not only has Maui experienced lengths of record-breaking ...

Magical Maui sunset greets cruise passengers

The play of sunlight and clouds over Lanai puts on a show for sunset cruise passengers aboard the Trilogy IV as it passes offshore of Launiupoko one evening last month. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

Maui Chamber Orchestra trumpets its 2019-20 season

The Maui News Venturing into a new era after the resignation of its founder and artistic director, Robert E. Wills, Maui Chamber Orchestra is launching its most musically diverse season. The offerings in 2019-20 include two orchestra concerts at Iao Theater and a series of four chamber music ...

Maui author launches keiki book Friday

The Maui News Local Maui Writers Ink artist and author Nansy Phleger will launch her children’s book, “Li Chou and the Dragon’s Promise,” at LahainaTown’s Second Friday event Friday in Campbell Park beginning at 5 p.m. The story takes place amid heavy snows in northern China, ...

Trio con Brio Copenhagen to perform classics Oct. 20

The Maui News Trio con Brio Copenhagen will be performing at 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater. The trio consists of Korean-born sisters Soo-Kyung Hong on cello and Soo-Jin Hong on violin and Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer, husband of Soo-Kyung. One ...

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

After seeing my shelter twin get all that attention for his 1-year anniversary, I’m ready for my time to shine too! My name is Chief (No. 29), and I’m a really laid back 6-year-old that’s looking for a place to finally call home after 10 long months. I was excited to get to cuddle my way ...

Southwest announces continued growth of Hawaii air service

HONOLULU (AP) — Southwest Airlines expects to more than quadruple its daily number of seats flying into and between Hawaii’s islands before the completion of its first year of Hawaii service, officials said. The airline credits strong customer demand for its Hawaii growth, The Honolulu ...

from BOTTLES to BOARD SHORTS

A Maui-based company is dressing up the problem with discarded plastics. Every year in the U.S., an estimated 50 billion plastic bottles are used and discarded, but only 23 percent are recycled. That means 38 billion plastic bottles wind up in landfills in a single year. And that’s only the ...

Maui’s first – and only – water quality testing lab is open

Island populations the world over are acutely aware of the human-made effects of the global climate crisis. Two of our most precious resources — the sea around us and our potable water sources — are threatened. And so we are particularly grateful to have new faculty member Andrea Kealoha ...

Maui Brewing project gets MECO approvals

Maui Brewing Co. passed another milestone on its way to grid independence by the end of the year with Maui Electric Co. approving two phases of its renewable energy project. The craft brewery made the announcement Friday as it nears the end of a four-year expansion project with renewable ...

County volunteers join worldwide cleanup

The 15th Lahaina Town Clean Up on Sept. 21 drew about 500 volunteers picking up trash in the community from waterways, beaches and streets. The Lahaina cleanup was part of the Ocean Conservancy’s 34th International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest single-day volunteer cleanup effort, a ...