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20 years of giving

Lots of families have holiday traditions. Some decorate the tree together. Others build gingerbread houses or pose for photos in matching sweaters. Bob and Donna Hansen and their sons, Clint, Hans and Daryl, have one, too. For nearly three decades, they have brought Christmas cheer to kids ...

Santa comes to QKC on Dec. 7

Santa will be arriving at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 and open the center’s Santa Village. This year, Santa will arrive to the sound of the Baldwin High School Marching Band, which will lead Santa into the center court and the new Santa Village. The village includes ...

Animal kindness theme of art class

Animal Kindness Club Art Class recently held its family art exhibition in Kihei. Each child, ages 6 to 15, showed their best three paintings from a 15-week class where they each painted 15 works. They also were each awarded a certificate of excellence. Each child had his or her teacher read ...

Musician hosts guitar camp on west side, concert at the MACC

World-renowned guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will host his Holiday Guitar Getaway Dec. 28 to Jan. 1 at the Royal Lahaina Resort, and will perform at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on Jan. 2. Emmanuel has hosted over 11 guitar camps throughout the world over the last five ...

Youth orchestra will present Winter Concert

Maui Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will present its Winter Concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center in Pukalani. The community is invited to an afternoon of music performed by Maui’s youths playing orchestral instruments. Admission is free. The Cello Ensemble, ...

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

After 427 days at the shelter, I’m ready to learn what being home for the hollidays is all about. At 1 1/2 years old, I’ve basically only known the shelter for most of my life. My name is Shadow (Cat No. 61) and I was just a baby when I got to MHS in September 2018. I’ve only spent a ...

Washington state now a force in wine industry

SPOKANE, Wash. — When Craig and Vicki Leuthold opened the Maryhill Winery in 2001, there were about 100 wineries in the state of Washington. That number has since exploded to more than 1,000 wineries this year, and the remarkable growth is likely to continue. Maryhill Winery, just south ...

Wall Street Journal Best-sellers

FICTION 1. “Strange Planet” by Nathan W. Pyle (Morrow Gift) 2. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 3. “A Minute to Midnight” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “The Guardians” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 5. “Where the Crawdads ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1919 — Consternation descended this week upon the hundreds of illicit booze makers and dealers of Maui who for a year and a half have been operating in all but open defiance of the law. Half a dozen distilleries have been raided and hundreds of gallons of mash destroyed. 75 ...

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. ...

Artists behind the needle

“Stay very still,” Samson Harp tells his client as he touches his tattoo machine to the outline of the constellation Cancer on her forearm. His wife stands behind the counter greeting people and taking phone calls. A framed picture of the Harp family at Legoland hangs among the dozens of ...

Molokai scholar has big plans for a small gastropod

Growing up in a large family on the east side of Molokai, Kiloaulani Ka‘awa-Gonzales fondly remembers harvesting hihiwai to be served at summertime graduation and birthday parties. “Now, as an adult, I never see them at parties. They’re not served anymore because there are so few of ...

Poets Hass, Gander take stage in Merwin’s Green Room

The Merwin Conservancy will present renowned poets Robert Hass and Forest Gander in the Green Room at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Hass and Gander take the stage together for an evening immersed in the power of language as part of the Merwin ...

Historical Society celebrates Hawaii Independence Day

The Maui Historical Society, Hale Ho‘ike‘ike at the Bailey House, invites the public to join in a free celebration of La Ku‘oko‘a at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Ronald Williams Jr., Ph.D., will provide an illustrated research presentation titled “Hau‘oli La Ku‘oko‘a: He Mo‘oku‘auhau ...

Pet of the Week

Looking for a cool companion with a heart of gold? Well, according to staff and volunteers, that’s me to a T! My name’s Cordelia (#99) and boy would I love the chance to be your new BFF. I’m an outgoing 4-year-old that loves to make 2- and 4-legged friends wherever I go. I really ...

Native Americans honor Alcatraz 50 years later

SAN FRANCISCO — For Eloy Martinez, returning to Alcatraz Island meant a joyous reunion with people he hadn’t seen in decades. It also brought a renewed sense of pride and hope. Martinez was among about 150 people who took windy boat rides to the island Wednesday for the first of three ...

Tour inside a Broadway theater just the ticket

NEW YORK — Walking into a Broadway theater at show time is something special — the electricity, the excited murmurs, the shared anticipation. But, it turns out, walking into an empty Broadway theater can be just as fun. A newly launched tour of the Hudson Theatre offers a rare chance to ...

‘Exploring Historic Maui’: New book tells story of island towns

Watermark Publishing has released “Exploring Historic Maui,” a collection of rare photos and lively anecdotes spanning the island’s rich cultural history. The 392-page hardcover book is a compilation of Watermark’s previously published Small Town Series historical photo books on ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Twisted Twenty-Six” by Janet Evanovich (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 2. “The Guardians” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “Blue Moon” by Lee Child (Delacorte) 4. “The Night Fire” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 5. “The Institute” by Stephen King ...