Bluesman Josh Smith to play 3 Big Island shows

Blues guitar virtuoso Josh Smith is hitting the Big Island on a debut Hawaii tour with his power trio to play Gertrude’s Jazz Bar in Kailua-Kona on Friday night and Hilo Town Tavern on Saturday night.

Stained glass workshops return to Volcano Art Center

Whimsical shapes, illustrative scenes or divine stories, stained glass has re-created the light in our lives for centuries. Stained glass artisans use glass color and texture to produce light forms and patterns creating mood and character in small and large spaces.

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A brief roundup of community news and upcoming activities and events.

Obituaries for May 17

Elaine Sachiko Hiraishi, 82, of Kailua-Kona died April 27 at Nakamaru Hale in Holualoa. Born in Hilo, she was retired and a former co-owner of Blondie’s. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Sunday, June 3, at Kealakehe High School baseball field. Celebration of life at 11 a.m. No flowers. Survived by husband, Walter Hiraishi of Kailua-Kona; sons, Aaron Hiraishi, Jerry (Paula) Hiraishi and Hank Hiraishi of Kailua-Kona; daughter, Ann (Neil) McCue of California; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Cremation Services of West Hawaii.

Dump truck crash closes road

KAILUA-KONA — Palani Road was closed for two hours Wednesday after a dump truck apparently struck a rock embankment makai of Konalani Street.

UH-Hilo presents year-end awards

Several members of the University of Hawaii at Hilo community were honored May 3 during the 2018 End of the Year Awards and Recognition Celebration.