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Island Hopping

For Sunday, October 10, 2010

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services


Resort offers dinner on a bluff

NAPILI, MAUI » The Napili Kai Beach Resort is offering what might be the ultimate intimate dinner.

The Na Hoku ("under the stars") dinner features a four-course gourmet meal for two in a private outdoor setting on an oceanfront bluff.

The price is $225 per person, including personal server, four-course dinner with wines, tax and gratuity.

The dinner is available to nonresort guests, including people staying at other properties. It can also be expanded to include up to 12 people for a wedding rehearsal dinner or reception or for friends or family.

Due to the setting, only one dinner event can take place each evening. To see the menu, check the Romance section at For reservations and inquiries, call Verna Biga at 669-9559 or e-mail


Hawaiian newspapers topic of talk

Wailuku, Maui » A lecture on the history and importance of Hawaiian-language newspapers in Hawaii is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Bailey House Museum.

Kiope Raymond, senior member of the Hawaiian Studies Department at the University of Hawaii's Maui College, will discuss newspapers in the study of Hawaiian history and culture.

He also will explain how to access the vast amount of digitized, online Hawaiian newspapers.

As part of the presentation, the staff of the Maui Historical Society will share its recently received donation of a rare, bound, first-edition Ka Lama Hawaii, the first Hawaiian-language newspaper, printed at Lahainaluna in 1834. The newspapers were donated to the Maui Historical Society by Louis and Laura Weinstein of Wailea and Arizona.

The lecture is free but seating is limited. Call 244-3326 to reserve space.

The Maui Historical Society was founded in 1951 and is the oldest historical and preservation society on Maui.

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