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Control yourself: 6 apps to fight digital distraction

When busy people sit down at night to pay bills, answer emails or RSVP for their kids' school events, they don't plan to procrastinate. But somehow a quick visit to Facebook becomes 20 minutes of mindless scrolling, and a momentary search for a needed item morphs into a half-hour of virtual ...

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

Do you like a distinguished gentleman with good manners and even better looks? Well, as a 10-year-old neutered male Labrador mix, I've learned quite a lot so far. I already know "sit," "down," "shake," "high-five" and how to always be gentle with you, too. Although some say you can't teach an ...

Thank-You Letters

The University of Hawaii Maui College Sustainable Living Institute of Maui community garden received a generous donation of $380 from the Upcountry Sustainability community group. Many thanks to the U.S. core group members who gave this gift, which will be used to buy much-needed tools for the ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago1916 - Time will not hang heavily on anyone's hands during the three days of the First Maui County Fair, according to the committee on entertainment and amusements. Among the features will be a fancy dress ball and a yama yama dance. There will be a Japanese lantern parade and a ...

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. Clothing, ...

‘Search Hawaii: Where food meets culture’

Award buzz is building BIG time for its Maui-based stars, executive producer* * *Wailea is no stranger to celebrity TV chefs. Spago Maui at the Four Seasons Resort Maui is owned by Wolfgang Puck, and Morimoto Maui at Andaz Maui is owned by the "Iron Chef" himself.Of course, lesser-known Wailea ...

In the loop

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului will jump through June with all manner of exhibits, shows and interactive affairs. The Rat & The Octopus exhibit will run June 5 through Aug. 4 at MACC's Schaefer International Gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during Castle ...

Artistry is no illusion at the Louvre

French street artist JR (left) has made the famous Louvre Pyramid in Paris disappear in an optical illusion. The artist covered the huge glass pyramid with a trompe l'oeil installation that makes it seem as if the monument at the heart of the courtyard has disappeared. Tourists jostled each ...

Maui Humane Society to screen films for event

Animal lovers and supporters of Maui Humane Society are invited to participate in a special family-friendly fundraising event, "An Inspirational Night at the Movies," from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Sugar Beach Events in Kihei.This first-of-its-kind event for MHS will feature screenings of "The ...

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

Do you think what really counts in life is what's on the inside? Well, I'm a one-eyed, 8-year-old snuggle bug named Zoe, No. 53A, who's hoping someone like you will take a chance on me. It doesn't take two eyes to see what's important in life and that's to love and be loved in return. I thought ...

Mauian co-sponsors Big Island jazz, blues fest

The landmark Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii Island will present the Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival from Thursday to June 5.The rhythmic and alluring sounds of jazz and blues will sweep the resort in partnership with HawaiiONTV.com, Jazz Alley TV, BMW of Kona and ...

Oahu chef Ed Kenny launches PBS show ‘Family Ingredients’

Every dish has a story, and every family has a dish, or so say the promoters of a new PBS show."Family Ingredients" is a new culinary travel TV series that tells these unique stories by tracing the origins of a Hawaii dish to its roots around the world.Not quite a documentary, not quite a ...

Thank-You Letters

The staff and board of directors of Na Holaloha want to thank 808 Cafe on Main Street, Wailuku, for their support of our senior programs and services. For the month of March, proceeds from pudding sales were donated to our organization to help us deliver services to promote independence and add ...

Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago1916 - With the high price of sugar and the two unusually favorable growing seasons, Kipahulu Plantation promises to be better than most gold mines to its owners in the next year or two. Although this year's crop will amount to only about 500 tons of sugar, owing to the fact that ...

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. Clothing, ...

Maui Matsuri

The 16th annual Maui Matsuri festival was held May 6 and 7 to honor Japanese culture and traditions with its theme of "Kodomo No Tame Ni" (for the sake of the children). Contests at the event, held at University of Hawaii Maui College, provided a hands-on experience of the expansive culture of ...

In the loop

CANNES, France - Full of booing critics, shouting photographers and interminable standing ovations, the Cannes Film Festival is a non-stop cacophony broken only by the two- or three-hour reprieve between a movie's opening and closing credits.And at this year's 69th Cannes, which wraps up today, ...

Flowers made from paper last well beyond spring

CONCORD, N.H. - Spring and summer bring an abundance of fresh flowers, but blooms crafted out of paper can last all year long. Arranged in a vase, tucked into a wreath or plopped atop a wedding gift, paper flowers are an inexpensive way to add a touch of color and elegance to home decor or gift ...