If you fly with Fido
» Book a nonstop flight if possible, and try to make it in the early morning or night, to avoid the heat of the day.
» Carry a current photo of your pet.
» Avoid giving your pet tranquilizers and sedatives; they diminish the animal's balance and ability to respond to stress.
» Give your pet at least a month to acclimate to its carrier.
» Some animals find flying too stressful. Reconsider your plans if yours is one of them.
Sources: Humane Society of the United States;
American Veterinary Medical Association
C&K on Big Isle
Catch musical duo Cecilio & Kapono together again in concert Sept. 9 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island, where many kindred spirits will be whisked on a journey through the years with their greatest hits.
For visitors who don't recognize their names, Cecilio Rodriguez and Henry Kapono began their music careers on Oahu's North Shore in February 1973. They have received eight of Hawaii's most prestigious musical Na Hoku Hanohano Awards over the years.
Kamaaina who want to check out the pair can book an overnight stay in a garden room on the property, with two tickets to the concert, at rates starting at $190. (Rates start at $120 a day before or after the concert.)
Call 808-886-1234 for reservations or 800-HILTONS. Ask for package code CKK.
Ticket prices are $45 for adults and $25 for ages 5-12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The concert is to begin at 8 p.m.
Aloha adds nonstops
Beginning Friday, Aloha Airlines will be adding nonstop flights twice daily between Kahului on Maui and Lihue on Kauai, and Kahului and Kona on the Big Island.
Flights on full-size Boeing 737 jets are as follows:
Flight Destination Departs Arrives
» AQ81, Kahului to Lihue: Departs 8:32 a.m. for arrival at 9:15 a.m.
» AQ95, Kahului to Lihue: 2:30-3:13 p.m.
» AQ84, Lihue-Kahului: 9:40-10:20 a.m.
» AQ96, Lihue-Kahului: 3:38-4:18 p.m.
» AQ84, Kahului-Kona: 10:45-11:16 a.m.
» AQ94, Kahului-Kona: 12:40-1:11 p.m.
» AQ83, Kona-Kahului: 11:41 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
» AQ95, Kona-Kahului: 1:36-2:05 p.m.
For information or reservations, go to www.AlohaAirlines.com or call 484-1111 from Oahu or 800-367-5250 from the neighbor islands or mainland. In Honolulu, visit Aloha's City Ticket Office at the basement level of Sears, Ala Moana Center.
Keiki share culture
Napili Kai Foundation, a nonprofit cultural organization based at Napili Kai Beach Resort, marks its 40th anniversary this year.
Founded at the Maui resort in 1966, the organization was originally created for children of Napili Kai Beach Resort staff members. Today, the foundation teaches local children the history, arts, crafts, language and dance of Polynesia to perpetuate the language, culture and history of the isles.
The tradition lives through a weekly Polynesian show at the resort staged by keiki of the Napili Kai Foundation. Children from 6 to 18 perform at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Hale Aloha pavilion. Admission for the one-hour presentation is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6 to 12 and free for 5 and under, with all funds supporting the foundation's work. The keiki also share their aloha in free performances throughout the year for hospitals, children's and senior's organizations, and other nonprofit entities.
For more information on the foundation, call Kathy Ralar at 808-669-8565.
To stay at the Napili Kai Beach Resort -- comprising 163 hotel rooms, studios and one- and two-bedroom suites in 11 low-rise plantation-style buildings -- call toll-free 800-367-5030 or direct at 808-669-6271. Visit the resort's Web site, www.napilikai.com, for a live Webcam view of Napili Bay.