Choice is open for dinner! Next level Garden Sushi experience awaits you

Have you ever tried taking a vegan to a sushi dinner? Trust me: it’s hell. Most sushi is sublime, beautiful art, and though it does often contain vegetables, the raw fish, sticky white rice and bonito sauces are not so vegan-friendly. Now Chef Takashi Asakawa has brought his sushi expertise to Choice Health Bar in Lahaina, a truly organic, vegan-friendly […]

About Jen Russo

I write lifestyle and culinary columns for MauiTime. I love being a Maui girl and adore my big family. Dedicated food taster, blogger, internet fanatic, and Maui and Hawaii specialist.

This Sunday, March. 1: KBH Girls Day Brunch

Celebrate the girls in your life with the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel’s Girls Day Champagne Brunch this Sunday. Hinamatsuri dolls will be on display while they serve a menu of traditional favorites. The Japanese Cultural Society will host demonstrations and hands-on activities. Bring the family for keiki kimono photographs, drum performances by Maui Taiko and miniature Ikebana flower […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

Drinking @MauiBrewCo beer this Friday night will help endangered Hawaiian monk seals

This Friday, when you sip beer at Maui Brewing Co, you’ll help save Hawaiian monk seals. That night, Maui Brewco will donate half of the evening’s house beer sales to the Monk Seal Foundation (MSF). A local nonprofit, MSF helps educate communities about Hawaii’s critically endangered monk seal population. Yes, drinking great beer will help wonderful, endangered seals–what’s not to love? 6-10pm. Maui Brewing Company […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

This Thursday, Feb. 26: Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing and Piilani Arias

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation presents February’s Hawaiian Music Series concert this Thursday on the Baldwin Museum lawn. Big Island native Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing and Maui grown Pi‘ilani Arias will treat the audience to their modern takes on traditional island music. Limited seating is provided for kupuna. Bring blankets, mats and low beach chairs and enjoy some of Hawaii’s […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

Lahaina Restoration Foundation hosts Chinese New Year Celebration this Friday

Celebrate the lunar new year on Front Street this Friday at the Wo Hing Museum. The afternoon kicks off with an explanation of Chinese New Year, followed by a talk about jade, pottery and bronze tomb artifacts. There’s a Chinese calligraphy demonstration and another on Chinese knot tying (3-4pm). Indulge in traditional Chinese New Year foods available for […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

Whale Tales 2015 LAHAINA

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Curiosity, connection, and communication come together over President’s Day weekend as the public is invited to gather in the humpback whale breeding capital of the world to network and learn from world-renowned experts in whale research. Leading scientists, photographers, and conservationists headline the 9th Annual Whale Tales in Maui, Hawaii, a four-day educational and fundraising […]

BREAKING: @TheMauiNewsHI finally exposes bogus 1956 UFO sighting

Hey, I know The Maui News buries all their stories behind a paywall, but you might want to dig up 75 cents and a get a copy of today’s (Feb. 10, 2015) issue. The top story–I kid you not–is about how an unnamed woman in 1956 reported to the U.S. Air Force that she saw […]

Anthony Pignataro

About Anthony Pignataro

Anthony Pignataro has been a journalist since 1996. He started work as MauiTime's Editor in 2003, took a couple years off starting in 2008, then returned to the staff in 2011. He's the author of "Stealing Cars With The Pros," a 2013 collection of his journalism and the Maui novels "Small Island" (2011) and "The Dead Season" (2012)–all of which were published by Event Horizon Press. In 2014, his one-act play "War Stories" won second place in the Maui Fringe Festival.

Learn about marine research at Whale Tales 2015 this Friday through Monday

Learn, discuss and discover during Whales Tales 2015, which takes place this Friday through Monday. It’s a four-day educational series that will feature presentations, receptions and guided whale watches (proceeds benefit Whale Trust Maui). Guest speakers include sonar specialists, marine photographers, cinematographers and more. All are welcome to learn the newest in marine research and conservation efforts. Free. […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity

Kick off Valentines Day weekend with Phys. Ed Rentals’ CD Release Party

Get your hip hop and punk rock fix this Friday with Phys. Ed Rentals’ CD Release Party at Paradise Grill. The Lamonts, DJ Love, DJ Del Sol, DJ Boomshot, Chief Wrong Horse, Master of the Universe and more will also join in. Dress as Cupid and get half off the cover charge. There will also be […]

Marina Satoafaiga

About Marina Satoafaiga

Polynesian roots, purpose driven and obsessed with family & friends. Lover of all things social media, sparkly and sweet. Will choose shopping over saving. Split between LA and Maui. Believes there is more to life than today. http://twitter.com/sandtothecity