$2.5M program helps 105 small farms in Maui County | News, Sports, Jobs

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Laoa Farms, a citrus farm in Kula, received a $14,000 grant from the Maui County Agricultural Micro Grants Program, administered by Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center. The farm used the money to purchase mostly equipment, including a chipper/shredder, lawnmowers and weed whackers. Photos courtesy of Laoa Farms

A $2.5 million grant program has helped 105 small farms across Maui County purchase much-needed supplies and boost their visibility online.

Maui County’s Agricultural Micro Grants Program, which is administered by the nonprofit Maui Economic Opportunity, purchased tractors, chippers and other supplies; put up fencing and sheds; and established an online presence

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Add a VPN to Surf the Internet Safely

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By monitoring your internet browsing activity, identity thieves can steal personal information and use it to hack into your financial accounts. And ID theft has spiked during the pandemic. The number of cases more than doubled from 2019 to 2020, to nearly 1.4 million, according to a recent report by the Federal Trade Commission.

One way to protect yourself is by using a virtual private network. With a VPN, your connection is encrypted, which means anyone trying to monitor it will see nothing more than an unintelligible sequence of letters and numbers. A VPN also hides your IP address from

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What Has Disneyland Planned For the New Expansion?

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On Thursday, Disney unveiled their new, groundbreaking expansion plans to the Disneyland Resort over the next several years. Appropriately calling the project DisneylandForward, the company aims to work with the City of Anaheim to get approval on expanding the theme park, retail, dining, hotel, and parking offerings at the Disneyland Resort.

The long-term plans are causing a flurry of excitement among fans, but also a lot of questions.

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Related: City of Anaheim Is “Receptive” to Disneyland Expansion

Over recent years, the Disneyland Resort — encompassing Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney Shopping District, and three hotels

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Wix vs. Squarespace: Comparing The Best Website Builders For Users In The UK

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We get it. Having your own home on the web is almost as big of a flex as owning a home in real life. You want it to look awesome on the surface, store all of your necessities neatly within, and display all of your favourite things in a way that will be impressive to others. But for many, their spot in the web’s ecosystem is about more than just looking nice; they need it to function well, too, because their business depends on it. Whether you’re running a little shop, providing a service, showcasing a creative portfolio, or bolstering

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Your Company’s Web Strategy Is Critical

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Web Strategy Planning is an important element of business strategy. In simple terms, a web strategy is an evolving long-term strategic plan outlining how to build and maintain the online visibility of a specific company adhering to a business growth strategy. There are many strategies that can be used when it comes to how to plan for the creation and growth of a web presence, but the most common is to follow the “hybrid” or “mixed” models that include traditional and innovative elements. Many companies prefer to utilize both types of models to effectively leverage existing marketing platforms and to

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New Hampshire Senate OKs grant distribution plan for broadband projects

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The state would provide matching grants using federal money to build out broadband internet service in rural communities if a bill passed unanimously by the New Hampshire Senate on Thursday becomes law.

Senate Bill 85 does not appropriate any money, but it does instruct the Office of Strategic Initiatives to set up a fund and competitive grant process to provide a 50% match with federal funds that the state receives, be it from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan or an even larger infrastructure plan that Congress is currently debating.

The American Rescue Plan doesn’t provide for municipal or regional

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