Interestingness in the local news vol 34: Hurricane edition

drivers arrested for ignoring flood warnings, about time [tu]

city gang prevention specialist attempts to shoot 2 people blocks from the police station [tu]

woman awake, driving with .35 bac [tu]

two dogs euthanized after being trained poorly and attacking a postal worker [tu]

albany eating bro guy “wins” spot on most annoying show on television [tu]

21 year old shot, killed boyfriend with a .22 [tr]

Journey of awakening

Before you read this, throw on Moondance by Van Morrison. Ok once you have the music flowing, roll up and out to find yourself in another time. The age of bronze like tans, long hair and the phrase “keep on truckin” in someone’s back pocket. This is the state of mind you feel as you step into the Sisters of the Light boutique; a gutted 1975 Shasta camper decorated with a touch of shimmer, lots of nostalgic for sale on the walls and in bins, as well as pillows where you can hang out.

All photos © Eric Truax Also see Lucia Boutique.

Sister Sunshine makes jewelry and has designed bathing suits which are sold among the precious retro that they both find and sell as they cruise around the country. Sister Moonbeam may just read your Tarot for free.¬†When you walk into their traveling boutique, you will see the words “Journey of Awakening” written on the wall. This is the expression of their journey.

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Recap: Rest Fest ’11

Although in theory, the 2nd-annual Restoration Festival took some hits from Irene — such as two of the national acts, A Hawk and a Hacksaw and The Music Tapes both canceling and the consecutive choice to allow free entry on Sunday — in practice, the festival and its attendees became a textbook example for making the best of a potentially grim situation.

Deer Tick at Rest Fest © Andrew Franciosa

The b3nson family affair brought together a tediously crafted line-up and schedule of the Capital Region’s best in indie folk/rock/etc. mixed in with nationally touring bands Deer Tick and Titus Andronicus and a late(r) night DJ set from Looney of Deep Children and Party With Tina on Saturday. Sunday’s schedule was delayed and slimmed down due to the storm, but arguably one of the best parts of the entire weekend was seeing the tireless efforts and actions of volunteers and friends alike come together to ensure that Irene didn’t eff up a good time. People wanted this event go to happen and that energy was just as contagious as was freaking out about the storm.

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