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COMMUNITY NEWS for April 30 issue

By Staff | Apr 30, 2015

In a wonderful gesture of Maui-style sportsmanship, Lady Lunas coach Lei Nakamura gathered the senior players from both Lahainaluna High School and arch-rival Baldwin for a photo moment after the Lady Bears won the MIL regular season championship with a stirring 3-2 victory last Wednesday night at the Lunas’ home field. The MIL postseason tournament to determine the overall champion will be played this week at Patsy Mink Field in Kahului at Maui High School. Both teams have qualified for the state tournament to take place in early May at Rainbow Wahine Stadium in Honolulu. PHOTO BY WALTER CHIHARA.

Celebration of life set for Herbert Sigwell

LAHAINA – Former Lahaina resident Herbert “Herb” I. Sigwell, 91, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Laguna Hills, California.

Sigwell proudly served in the Navy during WWII, married Barbara Brittan, and had two daughters, Jeri and Patti. He moved to Lahaina in 1971 with Barbara and Patti.

Herb managed McKesson Liquor, worked at Lahaina Upholstery and then had his own taxi service. His wife, Barbara, died in 1985, and Herb moved to California to be closer to his daughters.

His daughter, Patti Link, moved back to Lahaina with her husband, Mort Krajec. Her sister, Jeri Leahy, husband Brian and daughter Holly Viloria from California will be in Lahaina for Herb’s private celebration of life to be held on Lei Day, Friday, May 1, with scattering of ashes at sea in Lahaina. Remembrances can be sent to patti@mauiadvertising.com.

The Outlets of Maui hosts keiki hula shows every second and fourth Friday of the month from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Next month’s performance dates are May 8 and 22. All are invited to come and enjoy wonderful performances of traditional hula by the children of Na Pua O Kapi`olani. Accompanied by a live band and led by Kumu Hula Kathy Ralar, the keiki performers dance to the memorable stories and songs of Hawaii.


Rummage sale to support West Maui Relay For Life

LAHAINA – The American Cancer Society 2015 Relay For Life Committee is holding a rummage sale on Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to noon at Lahaina Hongwanji Mission’s grounds at 551 Wainee St.

Rummage, plants and assorted baked goods will be sold by several relay teams to help raise funds for the July 18 West Maui Relay event.

This year, the West Maui Relay will be held at Lahaina Recreation Center Field from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. At the rummage sale, there will also be an information desk to assist in team registration and sponsorships to support Relay for Life. For information, contact Co-chairs Carmen Garcia at 665-1221 or “Noosh” Nishihara at 870-6478.

Kimo’s will celebrate May Day, also known as “Lei Day,” with complimentary lei-making on Friday, May 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the lanai. Willie K will also play that evening from 9 to 11 p.m.


Softball team to hold car wash

LAHAINA – The Hawaii Pearls Maui 14-and-under fast pitch softball team will hold a car wash/fundraiser on Saturday, May 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lahaina Gateway in front of Barnes and Noble.

The team will be taking a trip to Colorado and California this summer to play in three tournaments.


Libraries to celebrate Free Comic Book Day

LAHAINA – Kahului and Lahaina public libraries will offer readers free comic books on Saturday, May 2, in celebration of the 14th Free Comic Book Day.

Library patrons showing their valid Hawaii State Public Library System cards will receive a special free comic book.


Celebrate Lei Day at the Wharf Cinema Center

LAHAINA – The Wharf Cinema Center invites the public to join in its May Day celebration on Friday, May 1.

Enjoy the cool Hawaiian sounds of Ua Bradshaw from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Uncle Lui Williams from 4 to 6 p.m. Throughout the day, Polynesian carvers will be demonstrating their artistic skills at the front of the Wharf, joined by crafters and artists throughout the center. Call 661-8748.


Hula Honeys to play at First Sundays event

KAANAPALI – First Sundays at Hula Grill in Kaanapali continues on May 3 with two-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners the Hula Honeys Trio from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Na Hoku nominee Andrew Molina will also perform with his father, Jay Molina, on bass. Admission is free. Join the crowd ocean front with your feet in the sand for some cocktails, lunch and pupu specials from Chef Bobby Masters and his team. Hula Grill First Sundays is presented by the HawaiiONTV.com Networks. Call 667-6636 for information.