Pau Hana

Hot topics and perfect pairings

Hawaii a prestige market for acclaimed producers With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I jumped at the chance to “talk turkey” about wine pairings with an elite group of vintners, proprietors and representatives who landed here for a few short hours last week. The annual ...

In the Loop

Montage Kapalua Bay welcomes back the Champagne Hale at Cliff House, a seasonal pop-up bar and lounge featuring Veuve Clicquot. This time around, the Champagne Hale will pop up from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. starting Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, Nov. 25. It will then take a break and return ...

Winners announced for 2018 Hula O Na Keiki

Following a successful weekend of keiki hula competition at the Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel on Nov. 9 to 11, the winners of the 2018 Hula O Na Keiki competition have been announced. Nadia Kukahiliokeawepe Nascimento won 2018 Miss Hula O Na Keiki. She studies under Kumu Hula Lopaka Igarta ...

Annual holiday concert from Maui Choral Arts Association

The holiday season kicks off into high gear at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 in Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului when the Maui Choral Arts Association presents “Peace on Earth, A Holiday Concert.” Artistic Director Gary Leavitt and the chorus, accompanied by ...

Maui teen wins big at New York beatbox championship

Pono Akiona, 16-year-old son of David and Cheryl Akiona of Wailuku, won first place in the 2V2 (2 person vs. 2 person) Tag Team Battle at the ninth annual American Beatbox Championships held Nov. 9 to 11 at Brooklyn Bazaar in New York City. Performing under the group name Dreamerz, Akiona and ...

Book signing with Maui authors

Maui authors Malia Bohlin and Elaine Gallant will hold a book signing from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Maui Friends of the Library bookstore at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului. Bohlin is the author of “Left at Hiva Oa,” a captivating story of an around-the-world adventure gone drastically ...

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 ...

Thank You Letters

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the crew from Maui Electric Co. who worked on a Saturday (Nov. 10) afternoon, in the pouring rain, changing a transformer to restore our power. The grateful residents of Paipala Place in Makawao appreciate your dedication and hard work. You guys are the ...

Pet of the Week

Looking for a cool companion who’s up for anything as long as he’s by your side? Then you should ask for me, Blue, dog No. 76. I’m an affectionate and outgoing 5-year-old neutered male that loves going for walks, sitting by your side and earning treats with my good behavior. So if ...

Special time for holiday shopping

As the air gets a bit crisper, if only at night, and the malls prepare for Santa’s visit, another sure sign of the approaching holiday season is the flurry of activity happening at the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao as it gears up for its annual shopping extravaganza, Hui ...

‘Handmade Holidays’ class offerings at Hui

If you prefer to make your gifts, as opposed to purchasing them, the Hui offers a season of fun classes that will teach you skills to help you do just that. ‘Tis the season for: Holiday Wreath Making with Judy Bisgard and Sandra Reynolds. From 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m., Nov. 27. ...

Bosch reluctantly takes on a partner in ‘Dark Sacred Night’

• “Dark Sacred Night” (Little, Brown and Co.), by Michael Connelly Los Angeles Police Department detective Renee Ballard was introduced in Michael Connelly’s popular “The Late Show.” She was given the graveyard shift after reporting her former partner for harassment, and she ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1918 — Maui will probably have a county fair in the fall of 1919. Maui County Fair and Racing Association President Frank Baldwin said that with the war ended, conditions on Maui will so shape themselves that it will be feasible to consider carrying out the plans of filling in ...

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. ...

Maui chocolate factory to open in spring

According to the Maui Visitors Bureau, Maui Kuia Estate Chocolate Factory will debut in Lahaina in the spring. When it opens its doors to the public, Maui Kuia Estate Chocolate’s factory will offer what is called a Hawaii farm-to-bar chocolate tasting experience. It will feature premium ...

U.S. craft breweries hit new milestone

While there are only two craft breweries on Maui, the rest of the U.S. is officially shattering another milestone with big numbers. As of the end of October, the number of active breweries in the U.S. officially surpassed 7,000. That stat is according to the Brewers Association (BA), ...

Ready to reboot? Vegan retreats planned

In Defense of Animals will host its first series of Vegan Spirituality Retreats in Hawaii to explore veganism via yoga, meditation, hiking, cooking, dancing, healing rituals, workshops and touring various sites on the Big Island as well as Maui. “If you love and care for others, including ...

Utah: Where deserts collide

Declared the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the U.S. in 2018, St. George, Utah, and its environs have long ranked high on my list of places to vacation. Thinking of traveling there, I flashed back to another lifetime ago — when I moved from Maui to Utah in 1980. It was to ski ...

In the Loop

Located in the heart of Southwestern Utah’s breathtaking red rock country, Red Mountain Resort is an ideal destination for solo travelers who wish to disconnect from their busy lives and reconnect with themselves. Understanding the importance of self-care, the resort seeks to reward ...

Mele, hula and fashion showcase at MACC

Join Kumu Hula ‘Iliahi and Haunani Paredes and Halau Kekuaokala‘au‘ala‘iliahi at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului for “Ke‘ala ‘Iliahi — A Fashion Love Affair.” In preparation for the 2019 Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, ...