Internet marketing workshop Wednesday
A free workshop on Internet marketing will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the county's Business Resource Center in the Maui Mall.
The session will teach participants how to increase traffic to existing websites as well as how to design a website so that it can be easily found. It also will cover why most websites fail and how to increase Web traffic for free.
The workshop will be hosted by Steve Zuwala, a country recording artist who studied Internet marketing design to increase his popularity and album sales, according to a news release about the event.
Call 873-8247 for more information.
Wind blows teen, mattress out of truck
A 16-year-old male was thrown from a pickup truck in Puunene on Sunday morning and suffered multiple abrasions, lacerations and a head injury.
The patient was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in serious condition, according to Ryan Joslin, spokesman for the Maui County Paramedics Association.
Witnesses told paramedics that the male was sitting on a mattress in the back of the pickup truck that was traveling down Hansen Road, said Joslin. A gust of wind reportedly blew the mattress and male out of the truck's bed.
Medics were dispatched around 11 a.m. to the intersection of Pulehu and Hansen roads and found the male lying on the side of the road with bystanders.
RYLA workshop to be held Oct. 4
A one-day Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program will be held Oct. 4 in the Iao Intermediate School dining room.
RYLA is a leadership training workshop, designed for 10th- and 11th-grade students in Maui County public and private high schools. Workshop participants will engage in activities, led by adult Rotary facilitators, that will encourage them to think about leadership principles and how the principles can be applied in life.
Hosted by all nine Rotary Clubs on Maui, the event is free and transportation from a central location may be provided.
Twenty-five to 30 students from the workshop will be selected to attend the Rotary Global Peace Forum on Oahu from Jan. 25 to 27. Rotary clubs will cover the travel expenses.
The deadline for applying is Friday. For more information and applications, contact RYLA Maui Director Phylecia Platte by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 214-2118. Information also is available at www.rylamaui.org.
Sunset cruise to benefit Rotary Club
A sunset/full moon dinner cruise benefit for the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise in Maalaea Bay will be held Sept. 28.
There will be a barbecue dinner, prepared on board, with marinated chicken breasts, pulled pork, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips and fresh cookies. Beer, wine and soft drinks are included.
The cost is $65 per person, and there is a limit of 120 people.
The cruise will be aboard The Four Winds II, which is located at Slip 80 Maalaea Harbor. Check-in time is 5 p.m. at the Maalaea boat ramp with the cruise running from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased by calling Fundraising Chairwoman Joanne Laird at 757-0981 or by going to the club website, www.kiheirotary.org, and making the purchase via PayPal.
Patient medevaced from Kahakuloa
A 58-year-old female resident of Kahakuloa village was medevaced to Maui Memorial Medical Center after suffering a stroke Sunday.
The patient was transported in serious condition, according to Ryan Joslin, spokesman for the Maui County Paramedics Association.
Income strategies course offered
A free course on Web-based income strategies will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the county's Business Resource Center in the Maui Mall.
The course is intended for people looking for a new source of income and entrepreneurs who want to advertise their business.
Chris Mentzel will host the session. Mentzel sold $1 million worth of software from a laptop in Haiku back in 1997, according to a news release about the event. He holds a master's degree in computer science.
Call 873-8247 for more information.
Broken pump leads to water conservation plea
A broken pump at the Kaupakalua Well led to a water conservation advisory in the Haiku area for the weekend by the Department of Water Supply.
It appeared that the pump had been repaired. Customers were urged to continue to conserve at least until today, said Jacky Takakura, administrative officer for the Department of Water Supply.
"We are still trying to fill up the tanks," she said in an email Sunday evening.
The water department initially issued the notice of the pump problem on Saturday morning for customers in the Haiku area. Tank levels were already low, and the water department warned that area residents may run out of water if customers did not limit usage to health and safety purposes.