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Some lesser-known facts about Hawaii’s humpback whales

What better way to breach into the new year than the return of thousands of humpback whales. Embarking on one of the greatest known migrations in the animal kingdom, scores of humpbacks will soon pass through Maui Nui, putting on dramatic displays of power and acrobatics. Humpbacks are popular ...

Beware of the smart device: Ways to stay private, safe

NEW YORK — Did someone invite a spy into your home over the holidays? Maybe so, if a friend or family member gave you a voice-controlled speaker or some other smart device. It’s easy to forget, but everything from internet-connected speakers with voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa ...

What to do with the leftover bubbly?

From early December through Jan. 1 (or beyond, depending on how fervently you hang on to the holidays), the pop of a Champagne or sparkling wine cork is a welcome and frequent sound. Fizzy wine is just the most festive of drinks, whether sipped straight up in a flute or mixed into cocktails. ...

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Pet of the Week

Have a soft spot for a jolly personality and a toothy smile? Then I hope you’ll come meet me, Halpert (#H36)! I’m an eager-to-please, 3-year-old fella that loves to learn new commands for treats. When I’m not trying to impress, I’m quite silly and snuggly; chest and belly rubs make me ...

Tokyo games billed as ‘Recovery Olympics’ — but not for all

FUTABA, Japan — The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors. They’ll also play Olympic baseball and softball next year in one ...

South Carolina preparing to rent out former beach house of Turner family

ST. PHILLIPS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Guests will soon be able to rent a beach house that once belonged to billionaire Ted Turner’s family on a private South Carolina island, state officials say. South Carolina State Parks is finishing rehabilitation work on the property and expects to open ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Guardians,” John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse,” Charlie Mackesy (Harperone) 3. “The Institute,” Stephen King (Scribner) 4. “Criss Cross,” James Patterson (Little, Brown) 5. “Strange Planet,” Nathan ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1919 — A light covering of snow on Haleakala was reported by County Agent John Watt, who made the ascent to the summit last Sunday morning in the course of a hunting trip. He also reports snow on both Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on Hawaii. 75 Years Ago 1944 — The Board of ...

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. ...

Winter’s tails

Whale season is in full swing in Hawaii, and for marine mammal enthusiasts of all stripes, it’s the most wonderful time of year. In the fall, North Pacific humpback whales leave Alaska’s icy waters and head south to Hawaii, where they breed, give birth, and nurse their calves before ...

Angel helps to keep UH-MC Veterans Resource Center open

As the year and the decade draw to a close, as we reflect and also look ahead, we’d like to take you to a place on our campus you probably don’t know even exists. It took three years of tremendous effort and a shared vision on the part of a grant-writing team, campus administration, ...

Hui No‘eau presents new ‘Art with Aloha’ talks and workshops

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center presents new practitioners and Art with Aloha talks and workshops this January. This program is supported in part by the County of Maui and the Office of Economic Development. Offering include: Lance Genson Mahi La Pierre Lance Genson Mahi La Pierre is a ...

Japanese hair ornaments

A Japanese geisha walks near Sensoji temple in Tokyo, Japan. The craft of making traditional tsumami kanzashi hair ornaments has been passed on from master to apprentice for generations, but today crafters and hobbyists have also adopted its basic method of making folded fabric flowers.

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Pet of the Week

Looking for a friend that will always make you smile? Well, I’m just the sweet and playful lady for you then! My name is Opal and I’ve been in MHS’ care since I was just 1 month old. In my 7 months of life, I’ve learned the basics like living with other animals, being a good huntress ...

Holiday candlelight tours return to Lewis & Clark Caverns

CARDWELL, Mont. — From the outside, it looks like a sagebrush hillside, but inside is a large circular room with a 40-foot ceiling and pathways that wind through stalagmites, clusterites and columns formed over millions of years by water and limestone. Called the Paradise Room, it’s one of ...

Thai entrepreneur pushing insects as snack of the future

BANGKOK (AP) — They are sold in bags like salted peanuts, or tubes like stacked potato chips, but these crunchy morsels on the shelves of Thai convenience stores and supermarkets stand apart from the snack food crowd. The bugs — baked, not fried — could be the next big thing in tasty ...

Wall Street Journal Best-sellers

FICTION 1. “Dog Man: Fetch-22” by Dav Pilkey(Graphix) 2. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 3. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 4. “The Guardians” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 5. “The Boy, the Mole, the ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1919 — The “Three Musketeers,” as the revenue agents in Honolulu facetiously dubbed the three Makawao wine makers arrested recently for selling liquor, were each fined $100 and costs. 75 Years Ago 1944 — A group of five enlisted men and one officer has saved the ...