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Harvesting tips for tropical fruit

In temperate climates, fall is usually harvest season. In the tropics, crops ripen year-round. For those who want to harvest their fruit at its peak and have it last on the shelf or in transit, specific advice can be helpful.

The second most unfair tax system? Really?

Recently, the online site WalletHub published a 50-state study called “2014’s Most &Least Fair State Tax Systems.” Local media and the Huffington Post, among others, wrote about the study which ranked Hawaii’s tax system 49th out of 50, in the order of fairness. Some candidates for political office pointed to the study as evidence that our tax system is broken and needs to be fixed … perhaps under that candidate’s leadership if elected.

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Look to the garden for meal ideas

Most people eat meals based on recurring themes. This is because meal planning is based on factors such as culture, diet, where you live and what you enjoy eating. Rather than stay in a rut, next time you are at the grocery store or farmers market, buy something different and learn to make a dish from it. You might also try growing something different in your own garden.

Alohahas to perform at Improvaganza on Oahu

The Alohahas Improv and Sketch Comedy Company will perform at the ninth annual Improvaganza Hawaii Festival of Improv, held on Oahu, Sept. 25 to 28. The Alohahas’ unique style of improvisation melds together a short-form style with long-form narratives and story-telling using audience suggestions. The Alohahas will be featured on the festival’s lineup for Sept. 25 and will perform a totally improvised 20-minute show in front of a live audience.