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What fueled the Hawaiian wildfires that killed dozens and leveled historic Lahaina town

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Crews are still fighting fires on the Hawaiian island of Maui. At least 36 people are known dead and more than 270 buildings damaged or destroyed across a blackened landscape. It’s the nation’s deadliest fire disaster in five years.

Amna Nawaz discussed the fires with KITV meteorologist Malika Dudley.

Things to Do in Lahaina, Maui: Sunset’s Insider Travel Guide – Sunset Magazine

Lee Anne Wong, chef at Papa ́aina, shares the must-visit stops in Lahaina and beyond.

Written by Sunset Staff, April 4, 2022

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Walk into the Best Western Pioneer Inn, and you’re stepping into a piece of history; the hotel has been operating on Maui since 1901.

“Every room boasts a second-floor outdoor lanai that overlooks either busy Front Street and one of the largest banyan trees in the country, or the peacefully hidden historic courtyard on the interior of the hotel,” says Lee Anne Wong, a previous Top Chef contestant and producer who’s now behind the onsite restaurant Papa ́aina.

The menu features “locally sourced and inspired brunch fare,” Wong says, like macadamia nut ricotta pancakes and crispy ramen with kalua pork. Here are the chef’s must-visit stops in Lahaina and beyond.

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Source: Things to Do in Lahaina, Maui: Sunset’s Insider Travel Guide – Sunset Magazine

Part Netflix, Part Amazon Warehouse, Libraries Adapted During Pandemic | Honolulu Civil Beat

Hawaii Public Libraries were among the first state agencies to physically reopen to the public after pandemic restrictions eased.

By Lee Cataluna, January 23, 2022 · 6 min read

From article…

If public libraries had been struggling for relevance in the digital age, they may have found it during the pandemic.

Libraries are often thought of as “the community living rooms” where one can browse bookshelves next to strangers, share computers and attend classes or discussions. But that function as a public gathering place became a liability with Covid-19.

From article…

“From the beginning of the lockdown, we knew we had to find ways to continue to serve,” said Stacey Aldrich, Hawaii state librarian since 2015.

One of the first things the Hawaii State Library System did was to beef up Wi-Fi service at neighborhood branches so that people could still access the internet outside the closed library buildings.

Source: https://www.civilbeat.org/2022/01/lee-cataluna-part-netflix-part-amazon-warehouse-libraries-adapted-during-pandemic/

5 Best Hotels in Maui

From resorts to inns, we’ve got all the spots you’ll want to try.

Travis Rowan/Courtesy Paia Inn

By Juliana Shallcross, March 2, 2021

If resorts aren’t your thing, Maui excels at small inns where you can hide away and go about relaxing at your own pace. We found several of these gems on the island’s North Shore.

And you can always mix and match your lodging options, staying for a few days in a big resort and then doing your own thing at a smaller spot.

Or vice versa. Wondering where to start? We’ve all of collected our favorite spots here, so read on for our list of Maui’s best hotels.

Click the link to read our complete Maui guide.

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10 Best Resorts in Maui | Condé Nast Traveler

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The possibilities are endless, but we narrowed it down.
By Juliana ShallcrossFebruary 24, 2021

Picking a resort in Maui is a choose your own adventure story. Want to spend your days at the pool with a quick dip into the ocean before heading to the spa? Any of the luxury resorts in Wailea can accommodate that. Bringing the kids and need a full kitchen? Several resorts in Kaanapali cater to families that need the extra space but still want a pool and beach scene. The possibilities are endless, although your budget might not be; then again, your priorities might be accommodating a group, or finding an excellent spa. No matter what you’re looking for on this trip, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our list of the best resorts in Maui.

Source: 10 Best Resorts in Maui | Condé Nast Traveler

Beyond Kalua Pig: Chef Sheldon Simeon Shows Us How to Cook Real Hawai’i – Sunset Magazine

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These inspired, flavor-packed recipes from Sheldon Simeon will forever expand your notion of what Hawaiian food can be.

Hugh Garvey – February 16, 2021 | Updated February 24, 2021

Reprinted with permission from Cook Real Hawai’i by Sheldon Simeon and Garrett Snyder, copyright© 2021. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

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When Sheldon Simeon was a kid growing up in Hilo, he’d help put together massive spreads of pupus for guests his dad had invited over at the last minute. Improvisation was key and delicious was a given.

Source: Beyond Kalua Pig: Chef Sheldon Simeon Shows Us How to Cook Real Hawai’i – Sunset Magazine