Leilani Farm Sanctuary Tour


The Leilani Farm Sanctuary invites you to explore nature and meet friendly farm animals during its hour-long tour this Wednesday, July 15. Visit with a donkey or deer, cuddle a chicken, pet the friendly cats or just give a pig a belly rub. The space offers abused animals a place to recover and thrive. Shoes, sun protection […]

Clothing Give-Away at St. Rita’s in Haiku


Do you know someone in need? St. Rita Catholic Church is inviting everyone to its clothing give-away this Saturday, June 27 at the Parish Hall in Haiku. The public is welcome to 10 free clothing items per person. Additionally, pancit, shave ice, baked goods, produce, plants and religious items will be available for purchase. Help spread kindness. […]

The Papa Mali ALL-STAR Band


The Papa Mali All-Star band featuring Papa Mali, Wally Ingram, Hutch Hutchinson and more will serenade guests under the Maui skies this Friday, June 5. Adding to the festivity will be a light show and tie-dye fashion show featuring local designs. Enjoy additional musical performances from Maui’s Kanekoa and Sweet Yum Yum Beets. Skip cooking and indulge in a […]

Haiku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival

Courtesy of Haiku Hoolaulea

The 22nd annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival returns this Saturday, Apr. 25 to the Haiku Community Center. Complete with live entertainment, food, an artisan marketplace, keiki zone and more, the day-long festival will feature the event’s famous bake sale and bloom design contests. Proceeds will benefit local youth education programs, activities and enrichment. Don’t forget […]

Laurelee Blanchard of Leilani Farm Sanctuary in Haiku is all about Godiva Chocolate, a blind pig and Aloha Vet


What do you get if you cross a blind pig with Godiva Belgian chocolate? Given the story you’re about to read, chocolate-covered bacon is definitely not the punchline. In fact, chocolate covered bacon–though oddly popular–goes against the core beliefs of Laurelee Blanchard, founder of Leilani Farm Sanctuary, an Upcountry paradise for rescued animals. What the […]

Talk story about Haiku land issues this Thursday

The Haiku Community Association is inviting the public to talk story about local land issues this Thursday. The evening will feature county Planning Director Will Spence, Hawaiian Islands Land Trust Conservation Director Scott Fisher and Maui Tomorrow Foundation board member Mark Sheehan. Topics will include the Haiku Hoolaule’a, land development, Giggle Hill and the elections for the 2015 Haiku […]

Eh Doc! Waiting forever in your cold examination room isn’t aloha!

Eh, Doc! I had an appointment scheduled with you one recent morning. I woke up early, rushed to drop off my husband at work, rushed my little boy to take him early to daycare so that I would be on time for my annual appointment with you. I live in Haiku and it’s a 30-minute […]

Help fund cancer research at the Art of Juna show and benefit

Meet artist Juna At Maui Kombucha and Fund cancer research 6-8pm. Maui Kombucha (810 Kokomo Rd., Suite 136, Haiku), Mauikombucha.com -Marina Satoafaiga (@sandtothecity) Photo courtesy of Maui Kombucha

Little Fire Ant community meeting this Wednesday at Haiku Community Center

There’s a big meeting about little fire ants (LFA) tomorrow night at the Haiku Community Center. It’s being hosted by the good folks at  the Hawaii Ant Lab, Hawaii Department of Agriculture, County of Maui and the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC). They’ll provide a lot of info on the extent of Maui’s little fire ant […]

Leilani Farm Sanctuary to appear in premiere episode of new Nat Geo Wild series ‘Aloha Vet’

The new Nat Geo WILD six-episode series Aloha Vet will feature Maui’s own Leilani Farm Sanctuary in its premiere episode. Laurelee Blanchard, who runs the eight-acre sanctuary in Haiku, said film crews were there on Oct. 13 and Nov. 16. “The show is a takeoff on the British series All Creatures Great and Small,” Blanchard said. “It […]

Writing Classes

Writing Class

Jasmyne Boswell, Author, Teacher and Coach Offers Writing Classes in Kihei and Haiku. Memoir, Fiction and Nonfiction Beginner-Intermediate/Advanced. Join interesting and creative men and women who offer talent, camaraderie and support for the ultimate writing experience. Learn writing skills that will last you a lifetime! 6-week sessions Call 808-268-5807

Somehow, We Forgot Leilani Farm Sanctuary In Our Annual Charity Gift Guide

Any accounting of nonprofits around the county and their needs this holiday season is going to be incomplete, but in this case we actually intended to get Leilani Farm Sanctuary into the issue (click here to read it). But for one reason or another, they never got our initial inquiry. Anyway, here’s their write-up. There’s […]

Story Of Hawaii Museum In Kahului Adds New Exhibit On 4th Marine Division’s Camp Maui During WWII

When I arrived at the Story of Hawaii Museum at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului on the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 5, Buck Mickelsen–who helps run the place–immediately noticed my shirt, which has drawings of old Inter-Island Airways S-38 and S-43 seaplanes on the back. He immediately walked me over to a book of […]

Benny Uyetake & Sax player Phil Smith

Benny Uyetake & Sax player Phil Smith at Haiku Hardware & Nursery

This Thursday, Aug. 21: ‘A Will For The Woods’

Temple of Peace presents the Maui premiere of the documentary A Will For The Woods this Thursday. Starring musician, psychiatrist and folk dancer Clark Wang, the film follows Wang’s diagnosis with lymphoma and his big plans to leave Earth by fulfilling his request for a “green burial.” What does that look like? Watch the movie! $5-$10. 7pm. Temple of […]

This Sunday, Aug. 3: Epic Love Stories with Leah Lamb

Set under the stars at the romantic Haiku Mill, Epic Love Stories invites you to explore various love journeys with Leah Lamb. A writer and activist, Lamb will tell tales of love found and lost and adventure along the way.The evening will also feature live music from Andrea Whales and Rasa Priya. Proceeds will benefit the anti-GMO movement. $20 […]