Last week, we mentioned the state Legislature was considering several bills that would add increases or surcharges to the Hawaii General Excise Tax (GET). This week, we will talk about what those bills actually do, and provide bill numbers so those of you who are so inclined can track their progress. In no special order, here they are.
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Plant diseases are usually what we consider in a garden column, but gardeners and other Hawaii residents need to be wary, as well when it comes to carrying human diseases. We discovered this in the South Pacific.
Do your oranges, guava, papaya, tomatoes or zucchini turn to mush before their time? Ever picked a fruit that looked fine on the outside but was rotten on the inside? Ever see small white, jumpy “worms” in a coffee cherry? Is there a pinhole less than 1 millimeter at the wound site? Does the wound ooze if you squeeze it? If so, your produce may have been damaged by a fruit fly.
Many of the herbs we commonly grow in our gardens are in the Lamiaceae , or mint family. Though most of the family members have aromatic leaves, the scents and flavors vary widely. The different fragrances are caused by the volatile oils found in the foliage, flowers and stems of these plants. Most of these species have culinary, as well as medicinal uses, and can many make lovely ornamental additions to a garden.
Senior Roundtable Hui gathers Tuesday
Flowers bloom on a coffee tree at Kona Historical Society’s Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook. Kuulani Auld/Community Contributor
The Hawaii County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in processing court bench warrants.
IRS reminds filers of online payment option
On Feb. 20, Kalaemano Interpretive Center hosted Ocean Solutions. This gathering demonstrated the potential to bridge traditional ecological knowledge with modern technology for ocean stewardship, conservation and community development. High school kiha, or peer leader, Brendon Nakata, with the help of intermediate haumana, led a conversation on the importance of perpetuating the practice of paakai, or salt gathering, and Na Kahumoku’s experience learning the practice over the past year.
Hawaiian farmers, traditional artists, and conservation professionals will share their love for plants with the public through presentations, demonstrations, display tables and hands-on activities Saturday at the annual Grow Hawaiian Festival in Captain Cook.
Haleakala on Maui is seen from an airplane shortly after taking off from Kona International Airport. Kenneth Smith/Community Contributor
Strumming and humming, hundreds of ukulele players and fans, keiki to kupuna, find their way to Waikoloa Beach Resort each year for the Great Waikoloa Ukulele Festival. This year’s 15th annual event on March 7 brings legendary entertainers together with some of the hottest stars in Hawaiian music for a day full of music from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Walk and talk planned at Waimea Stream Trail
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The Donkey Mill Art Center welcomes the 10th annual faculty and student exhibition, “Technonatura,” with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. March 6. The works will remain on view through April 30.