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The secret to a great Irish Coffee isn’t what you would normally expect

Last summer, I traveled to Ireland to learn about Irish whiskey, a spirit I knew relatively little about. The Irish drink I knew better was Guinness, which I enjoyed occasionally and use to make my favorite Chocolate Chocolate Cake. Turns out, I am not alone in my unfamiliarity with Irish ...

Travel insurance helps in some cases, but has limits

Travel insurance can be a good investment if you have medical issues or you’re traveling to a volatile region, experts say. But it has its limits, as many travelers whose plans are affected by coronavirus have found out. Travel insurance is designed to cover financial losses if you have to ...

At Sing Sing, a museum going in just down the hall from inmates

OSSINING, N.Y. — Busting out of Sing Sing has been a dream of inmates since cell doors started clanging shut along the Hudson River in the 1820s. Now there’s a plan to usher visitors inside the high walls well known in the past to gangsters, Hollywood stars and prisoners condemned to the ...

Paris without its cafes? Virus shuts down France’s soul

PARIS — What’s it like in France after government orders restaurants and bistros to close to contain the spreading coronavirus? Eerily quiet. No one drinking coffee in sidewalk cafes. A punch in the gut to France’s well-known joie de vivre. Paris is “like a horse without a rider,” ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Mirror & the Light” by Hilary Mantel (Henry Holt & Co.) 2. “Journey of the Pharaohs” by Cussler/Brown (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 3. “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books) 4. “The Numbers Game” by Danielle Steel (Dell) 5. “The ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1920 — H. M. Albright, field assistant to the director of the bureau of national parks in Washington and superintendent of Yellowstone Park, arrived in Honolulu to arrange for the exchange of private lands to complete the formation of a national park at the volcano at Kilauea ...

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. ...

How I bought a tiny home – one woman’s story

HGTV shows have popularized tiny homes — typically those smaller than 400 square feet — in a big way. Many people are drawn to this alternative path to homeownership as a way to save before committing to a more expensive piece of property. However, getting a tiny home is different from the ...

Realtors serve up food and kindness

On a sunny afternoon 31 years ago, a tradition began in an old Catholic church on the edge of a cane field in Puunene. That day, a group of local Realtors crowded into the church’s kitchen and cooked dinner for the men, women and children staying in the building, which had been converted into ...

Mariners across state help protect reefs by keeping boats clean

Over 1,000 ships enter Hawaii’s ports and harbors every year. Coming from throughout the Pacific and Oceania, bringing cargo and vacationers to the islands. Below deck, they risk carrying stowaways — fragments of algae and other marine critters — on their hulls and in the ballast water. ...

Sugar Museum Art Contest for students scheduled

The Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum is accepting entries for its third annual art contest, “Remembering Sugar: How Sweet It Was.” All public and private Maui school students in grades 3-12 are invited to participate. Art submissions must depict sugar and plantation life on Maui and ...

Guitarist Razzauti to play March 26

ProArts Playhouse will host guitarist and artist Andrea Razzauti at 7:30 p.m. March 26 in the Azeka Shopping Center at 1280 S. Kihei Road. As part of “An Evening with . . .” series, Razzauti will play a blend of contemporary jazz, classical, Brazilian, and Mediterranean music, featuring ...

Excavation to unearth Baldwin Home cookhouse

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation hopes excavation will verify remains of the 19th century Baldwin Home kitchen. Digging is planned from Monday to March 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Baldwin Home Museum, 120 Dickenson St. in Lahaina. The public is invited to participate in the screening of the ...

How to stock up wisely, emergency or not

Concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated COVID-19) mean more of us are doing what we probably should have been doing all along: washing our hands more frequently and thoroughly; staying at home when we’re sick; stocking up on food and supplies in case that stay ...

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

Looking for a companion that loves to cuddle the day away? Then you should come and meet me, Lui! I’m an 11-year-old lover boy that’s waiting for a family to cover in soft little kisses. At my age, kids can be a bit much for me, so I’m hoping for a calm place to call home. If you have a ...

Attraction to let Disneyland visitors sling like Spidey

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Some assembling is still required, but the Avengers are gathering in a big way at Disneyland. A new Spider-Man attraction that allows riders to sling webs with their bare hands and live-action fights between Avengers members and Marvel supervillains are among the highlights ...

On the eve of Disneyland’s closure, fun trumps fear

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Thousands flocked to Disneyland on Friday for glimpses of Mickey and Minnie, a ride on “It’s a Small World” and a last trip to the Galaxy’s Edge before a historically long closure because of the new coronavirus. It was a rare rainy day in Southern California, and ...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “House of Earth and Blood” by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury) 2. “The Numbers Game” by Danielle Steel (Dell) 3. “Long Range” by C.J. Box (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 4. “Blindside” by James Patterson and James Born (Little, Brown) 5. “American Dirt” by ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago 1920 — Residents of Kahului are complaining more bitterly than ever over the chronic water shortages in the seaport town. Sometimes they can’t even get water in the night when the Wailuku folk are supposed to have let loose of the supply for a few hours. 75 Years Ago 1945 ...