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August 30, 2014
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Stop. Look. Listen.

Hannah, 8, left, Lila, 3, and Emma, 6, painted these umbrellas in Eldred, NY on Saturday, as they helped launch The Weather Project.


Before heading out to look at (and listen to) Blake Shelton’s Ten Times Crazier tour, also featuring country newcomer Jana Kramer and the sizzling (All Over the Road) Easton Corbin, I stopped for a moment, smelled a few summer roses and dropped the dog off at the groomer in Long Eddy, NY. “I’ll be back,” I called out to her as she slinked off into the tub. “No worries; you’ll be gorgeous.” The concert was epic and built in momentum until the sold-out crowd went wild. I shook hands with Corbin, climbed the New York National Guard rock wall and took enough photos (with The River Reporter’s Amanda Reed) to create an album, which will appear soon online. “Like” our page (www.facebook.com/theriverreporter) to find yours, tag your friends and capture the experience if you were unable to attend. I stopped, I looked, I listened.

“What’s next?” I asked the pooch, while admiring her new ‘do. Exhausted, she was catching a catnap. Think I’ll join her before starting a new to-do list.