Grants awarded to 210 projects

HONOLULU – The Hawai’i Tourism Authority, in partnership with Hawaii’s four county governments, has selected more than 120 events and projects statewide to receive funding under its County Product Enrichment Program for 2011.

CPEP was created in 2002 to strengthen and diversify Hawaii’s tourism product and provide a quality visitor experience.

Maui County programs to receive money are:

Arts Education for Children Group: Maui Invitational Music Festival and Aloha Peace Festival.

Ebb & Flow Arts: North South East West Festival.

Hana Cultural Center: Aloha Spirit: Tradition of Worship & Music in East Maui Ho’olaule’a.

Hawaii Nature Center Inc.: Earth Week in Iao Valley.

Japanese Cultural Society: Maui Matsuri.

Kapalua Maui Charities Inc.: Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.

Kihoalu Foundation: 20th Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival.

Lahaina Restoration Foundation: The Hawaiian Music Series and Lahaina Plantation Days.

Lanai Community Association: Lanai Pineapple Festival.

Maui Academy of Performing Arts: Summer Under the Stars.

Maui Arts & Cultural Center: Visual Arts Exhibit Program; Na Hoku Hou; Ka Mai Ka Hula; Ukulele Festival; Ku Ka Maka.

Maui Classical Music Festival.

Mill smokestack restoration to start – The Maui News


LAHAINA – Restoration of the Pioneer Mill smokestack in Lahaina will begin this month, the Lahaina Restoration Foundation announced.

Work will include restoring the top 14 feet of the smokestack, which was removed in 2006 during the demolition of Pioneer Mill buildings.

The top will be fabricated from steel and painted to match the new paint being applied to the entire smokestack. It will replicate the design and size of the original smokestack, including the words "Pioneer Mill Co. Ltd. 1860."

The project is expected to take four months.

Other work includes installing 17 carbon steel tension bands to reinforce the smokestack, filling in the flue with masonry and outlining the flue perimeter with brick to match a brick walkway surrounding the base of the stack.

Cost of the renovation is around $600,000. The Lahaina Restoration Foundation is fundraising for the project through the sale of commemorative bricks that can be engraved and will be used in the walkway.

The price for a brick will increase from $100 to $125 on May 1, and bricks must be purchased by May 1 to be included in the first phase of the project.

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