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Working Miracles in Art Restoration

Art restorer Kim Mosley credits her classical training and eclectic experience for enabling her to restore art in all kinds of media.

Lions? Good luck!

Wo Hing Temple’s lion dancers perform during Chinese New Year festivities.

Don’t Rock the Volcano

We explore the phenomenon known as “Pele’s Curse.”
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Character Study: Comic Artist

A familiar face at national and international comic-book conventions, James Silvani chats with fans and churns out commissions.
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Hawaiian Owl: Love Is in the Air

Autumn is a thrilling time for Hawaiian owls and those who admire them.

Ring Master

Couples often seek out this Maui wedding officiant for his Hawaiian oli, and a bellowing blow on the conch shell.

I Do’s … & Don’ts

We asked five Maui wedding professionals to share a few of the mishaps they’ve witnessed, and how to avoid making the same mistakes on your big day.
Hunakai Sanderlings

Wave Chasers: Sanderlings

Global populations of sanderlings numbers around 700,000—but only a few hundred hunakai call Hawai‘i home.

Still Tops After All These Years

One of the most enduring games invented was played with the humblest of objects: the cardboard disks that once upon a time sealed glass milk bottles.
Bill Best

Best in Show

We talk story with radio personality Bill Best.
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Hawaiian Turmeric

Turmeric is prized around the world for its yellow color, bold flavor, and medicinal properties. When Polynesian voyagers first sailed to Hawai‘i, they brought the pungent herb with them.
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Abundance Circle

Vicki’s dream is for everyone on Maui to have at least one tiny garden.
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The Once and Future Lei Flower

Few people know that plumeria has a true Hawaiian cousin: hōlei. This rare tree species is endemic to the dry forests of East Maui.
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Banana Blossom Buffet

Check out this incredible composite image featuring a cardinal, assorted lizards, and a Japanese white-eye on a banana blossom.
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Shelf Life: Maui Bookmobile

The Maui bookmobile carries a lot of volumes—about 3,000 books, periodicals and DVDs—everywhere it goes.
Oumuamua Asteroid

The Visitor + VIDEO

Learn about the Oumuamua Asteroid, first seen through the Pan-STARR telescope at the summit of Haleakalā, which now bears a Hawaiian name.
Hawaiian petrels

Spring Serenade

In springtime, Hawaiian petrels, or ‘ua‘u, return after many months at sea to their underground nests atop Maui’s 10,023-foot-tall volcano.
Hotel Wailea

Grown-up Getaway at Hotel Wailea

931 days had passed since my wife and I had a night to ourselves, away from our two young children. Cue the champagne—time for a getaway to the Hotel Wailea.
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Hāhā: The Velvet Touch

Some of Maui’s strangest flowers bloom in winter—though witnessing these living curiosities requires some effort and a sharp eye.
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A Day in the Life: Ry-n Shimabuku

Whether he’s doing makeup, hairstyling, or constructing a theatrical accessory, creativity is essential.
Lahaina old jail

Art History

Lahaina Arts Society celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this November.
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A Fern by Any Other Name

Two attractive fern species in Hawai‘i share the name laua‘e. Both are beloved by lei makers and Hawaiian cultural practitioners.

The Pie That Binds

Each Thanksgiving, the family behind Four Sisters Bakery bake 6,000 pies to “raise dough” for local nonprofits.
Toni Rojas

Market Value

“Maui really is a melting pot and QKC events reflect that,” says Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center's Marketing Director Toni Rojas.
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The Weeping Canoe

This is the story of the weeping canoe that hangs from the ceiling of Nalu’s South Shore Grill.

Autumn Harvest

Pumpkins are synonymous with fall on the mainland. In Hawai‘i, a different autumnal gourd ripens in the fields—the ipu, or bottle gourd.
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Hāna Courthouse

Tour the Hāna Courthouse as part of a visit to the neighboring Hāna Cultural Center, which is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Paddle for a Cure Sweepstakes

Enter to win a dream trip to Maui for nights, plus dinner and VIP tickets to Drums of the Pacific Luʻau.

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