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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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‘Jekyll and Hyde’ cast announced

Miguel Montez, immediate past board president of Aloha Performing Arts Company, has been cast in the dual role of Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde in APAC’s fall production of the Gothic musical thriller “Jekyll and Hyde.” Montez has played many characters at the Aloha Theatre, including the King in “The King and I,” Jud Fry in “Oklahoma!” Toxie in “The Toxic Avenger,” and The Monster in last season’s “Young Frankenstein.” His leading lady, Emma Carew, will be played by the newly elected Aloha Performing Arts Company board president, Melissa Geiger Atwood. She has been an ensemble member in many recent productions, and played Auntie Em and Glinda the good witch in last year’s production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Emma’s father, Sir Danvers Carew, is played by David Fero, and the role of John Utterson, Jekyll’s best friend, is taken by Matt Mohi. Fero and Mohi were recently seen in supporting roles in “Fiddler on the Roof.”