Woman, 45, pulled from ocean, critical
KAANAPALI - A 45-year-old woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition after she was pulled from the ocean by fellow snorkelers, a Maui Fire Department official said.
The woman, who was visiting Maui, was snorkeling in waters fronting the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa when the incident occurred. After she was brought to shore, Sheraton employees began administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
Firefighters were called to the scene around 1:30 p.m. and took over resuscitation efforts. The woman, whose hometown was not immediately available, was taken by ambulance to Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Future of Upcountry topic of meeting
PUKALANI - The Kula and Makawao community associations will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the future of Upcountry.
The meeting in the King Kekaulike High School cafeteria will focus on the proposals for the next 20 years that are included in the Maui Island Plan currently before the Maui County Council. The discussion will include maps of the urban- and rural-growth boundaries proposed in the Makawao-Pukalani-Kula Community Plan district.
County officials will be on hand to discuss the plans and answer questions.
The meeting also will include the introduction of the proposed "Upcountry Greenways Master Plan," which creates a network of hiking, biking and equestrian trails extending throughout the area.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 283-4376.
Molokai library anniversary event free
KAUNAKAKAI - The Molokai Public Library will hold a free 75th anniversary celebration featuring music, hula, dance and exhibits from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The library opened May 21, 1937, and provides the only public library service on the island. The library's Bookmobile has provided services to various schools since 1954, and on July 17, 1993, the library was placed on the Hawaii Register of Historic Places.
The celebration will include mele and hula by Lonomusic at 2 p.m.; "Two Musicians Demonstrating Various Jazz Styles," by Dean Taba and Jeff Richmond at 3 p.m.; 21st Century Instrumental Music students at 4 p.m.; and mele and hula by 'O Hina I ka Malama at 5 p.m.
Exhibits will feature artwork, quilts, a First Book Molokai display and literacy activities, books about the island and by island authors, and a library slide show and picture albums.
The library is at 15 Ala Malama St.
Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations are needed.
For more information, call 553-1765.
Arakawa set to speak to Maui Chamber
WAIKAPU - Mayor Alan Arakawa will address the Maui Chamber of Commerce on Friday during the business group's annual Mayor's Luncheon.
The event will be in the King Kamehameha Golf Course's Waikapu Ballroom.
Registration begins at 11 a.m., with the luncheon program running from noon to 2 p.m.
The event costs $36 for chamber members, and $46 for nonmembers and guests.
For more information, go online to www.mauichamber.com or call 244-0081.